Harry Potter and the Alert Nerd Giveaway!!!

Harry Potter and the Alert Nerd Giveaway!!!

Apr 13

Hey muggles! (Har!)

You, yes YOU, the awkward fella in the home-sewn wizard robes and real lightning tattoo, and YOU, the gothy gal who insists your mom calls you “Hermione” when she calls you down for supper–all of YOU can win wonderful prizes and the gratitude of an adoring nation with Alert Nerd’s “Real Magic of Harry Potter” Online Giveaway!

Courtesy of Scholastic, we’ve got a prize pack including the paperback box set of the Harry Potter series and a $50 Visa Cash Card. Here’s a picture; drool away.

Scholastic is also running their own contest to celebrate the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new Hogwarts-themed land opening at Universal Orlando in June. Let me tell you: I am DYING to see that, and I live about twenty minutes away. I may camp out. No promises. You can win one of FOUR trips down here to Orlando to experience the Wizarding World for your own self.

We’ll be returning to the world of Harry Potter for some themed posts over the next few weeks. In the meantime, to enter the giveaway, leave a comment on THIS POST and tell us who your favorite Harry Potter character is…mine is Snape, and I’m guessing everyone else’s is, but PROVE ME WRONG. Contest ends April 30, 2010; US residents only please, or international folk with friends in the US willing to send them prizes.

Good luck, muggles! (Again: Har!)


  1. rachel

    Ron. Because I want to date him. Om nomnom.

  2. Rob B.

    Snape. Because a) he’s a badass and b) his name rhymes with cape and badasses wear capes.

  3. Gilderoy Lockhart. Because I read those books when I had just finished law school and let me tell you, I took classes from that guy.

  4. Harry, because without him you’d have some very dull books!

  5. Kristen

    Snape, because of all the characters, other than Harry, he’s got the most important journey and it’s the most surprising.

  6. Kelly T.

    Probably Hermione. She makes being bookish cool.

  7. Wendy Moshir Fatemi

    Severus Snape of course.

  8. Lupin. Because he toes that fine line between badass and emo. in a sexy, sexy way. 🙂

  9. janellest

    snape! (80%) but also slughorn and luna lovegood. (10% each)

  10. Angie

    Gonna have to go with Hermione, folks. She rocks in every way and she’s by Harry’s side through to the very end.

  11. Luna Lovejoy. Sorry, I’ve always been attracted to the weird, nerdy girls. Don’t judge me!

  12. Ooh, favorite character. That is TOUGH. I have a lot of characters I love (Lupin and Luna spring immediately to mind, and every single Weasley), but I think, ultimately, the teenage girl I was when I read these books is most grateful for the existence of Hermione.

  13. Luna Lovegood, sorry I have this problem remember names. I knew I should have looked her up first.

  14. Kenny

    Sirius Black. The ending to Prisoner of Azkaban, with him having to live away from Harry, was so emotional.

  15. Nicole

    Hermoine because she’s a fierce chick!

  16. Daniel M

    hermoine is way smart (is why i like her)

  17. Steinerboo

    Dumbledore, for his literally undying commitment to explaining everything in the end.

  18. Hermoine is my favorite. Because let’s face it, it takes mad skill to rock a head full of crazy curls.

  19. I do like Snape but my favorite is actually Draco Malfoy. I’d love a book in his point of view.

  20. Ken

    I’ve gotta go with Luna Lovegood, too. Just eccentric enough to be really cool. 🙂

  21. Remus. I really enjoyed the first two books, but I didn’t become obsessed with the series until PoA.

    Hermione is a very close second.

  22. Anika

    GINNY! She’s a slightly pampered overprotected underestimated brat who is not afraid to say what’s on her mind and punch her way through! She is very much my “me” character.

    And second is Narcissa Malfoy, the bravest witch in the series.

  23. erin

    I’ve gotta go with Harry himself, because he balances his Big Heroic Destiny with a lot of very human teenage flaws, and he grows a bunch over the course of the series.

    Honorable Mentions:

    Fred and George!

  24. Donna

    I’m going to go with Snape too. His motives have always fascinated me from the first book.

  25. Sheila

    My favorite character is Harry himself!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  26. Stephanie

    I always liked McGonagall. Stern but kind-hearted, loyal and brave.

  27. Tabathia B

    Harry Potter (remember the books all begin with Harry Potter…) & Dumbledore

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  28. Carol

    Hermione is my favorite, I love her spirit.

  29. Katherine C>

    I would have to say my favorite character is Hermione

  30. Alyce

    I have to side with you and choose Snape. He’s such a conflicted and complex character, and so fun to read about and watch in the movies. I think Alan Rickman is the perfect Snape!

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  31. Aura


  32. Line

    I love Hermione, she’s the best!

  33. I really liked Hermoine. She was such a pain, but had the smarts to back it up. And also, go Harry!

  34. tree

    Snape is my favorite character as well!! i just LOVE him!! There is so much too him, and i love how it slowly unfolds through the books. His character never stops surprising me. My second favorite is Luna Lovegood. 🙂

    thanks for the chance!


  35. amber

    I always loved Snape, I knew deep down he was…well, I won’t say it, in case any HP newbies haven’t finished the series yet (What are you waiting for??). I also love Dumbledore, his zanny brain yet so freaking intelligent, and much deeper than we had originally thought. Okay, I need to quit over-analyzing HP characters…I’d love to win! Thanks!

  36. Clay

    Luna. I liked the character so much I named my dog after her.

  37. Devin

    Ginny. First, because I always like redheads, and second, because she has my single favorite moment in the whole series – the “If you’re wondering if you’re mind’s being controlled by Voldemort, why don’t you ASK ME, the person whose mind actually WAS controlled by Voldemort?”

    Although, if they wanted to do spinoff movies after #7, I’d camp out for tickets to a Luna Lovegood solo adventure.

  38. I want to say Cho Chang because the actor that plays her is from my home town… but that a bit cheezy. And it’s a get-out, because that’s no reason to like a *character*.

    Instead, I’ll say Hagrid, because come on! Who wouldn’t want Hagrid as a friend. He’s got a heart of gold, he will always unquestioningly defend what’s right… and who wouldn’t want an enormous bear hug when you’re feeling down?

  39. My favorite is Ron. He’s so likeable. Thanks.

  40. Jennifer

    Ron because he’s damn hot and awesome (the fictional character and RG) 😉

    I also really LOVE Dobby!!!!!

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