Hot! Tell your friends about Basecamp and win!

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Basecamp from 37signals, one of the market leaders in the cloud-based, software as a service, project management and collaboration tools space has recently launched a contest Bascamp tell a friendencouraging users to ‘tell a friend about Basecamp’ and is offering some impressive prizes, along with the bonus that the signed-up friend will save $10.

37signals quite rightly recognise that the success of Basecamp has come largely from a good product often promoted by word of mouth, with happy customers recommending it on to Basecamp prizesothers who have, in turn, tried it out and signed up.

How does the new contest work?

37signals are encouraging their existing users to tell their friends and colleagues aboutBasecamp by doing the following:

  • Visit and, using your existing Basecamp account, sign-up for the contest
  • 37signals will email a link to you that you can then use to share on Facebook, Twitter or directly by email with your friends – this special link will let 37signals know that you are the originator of any new sign-ups that come as a result of people clicking on your specific link
  • Each friend that signs up will get an immediate benefit of a $10 discount on their first month’s subscription to Basecamp
  • Each friend that signs up from your Basecamp link, will count towards your chances of winning one of the prizes that are on offer

So, what are the prizes – well, they’re pretty awesome!

  • Every Friday, 37signals is giving away an iPAD and the winner is drawn at random from all of the qualifying referrals – so, the more referrals you get, the more chances you have of winning
  • Each month, the Basecamp user with the highest referral count wins a MacBook Air!
  • When the contest closes in January, the Basecamp user with the highest total referral count will win $5000

The contest is open now and the closing date is 2nd January, 2012.  For more information on the ‘Tell a Friend’ competition, please visit:

To sign up for Basecamp, the process is simple and you can be up and running within minutes.


Jan Birley

Jan holds a PhD in computing and started out in software development and IT training. She built a strong career as a project and program manager focusing on IT in the Health Service sector. Jan specializes in taking greenfield and immature services/departments to effective business-as-usual operation and is currently responsible for the delivery of clinical assessment forms into a high profile clinical system. Jan has authored 100′s of articles on project-management related topics.


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