Apple Offers $10,000 in 10 Billionth iTunes Download Contest

Apple, to celebrate its 10 billionth song download, is offering one lucky music lover a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

Apple is offering one lucky shopper $10,000 dollars in the form of an iTunes gift card if they happen to be the buyer of the 10 billionth song from the iTunes store. “iTunes changed the way you buy music, making songs and albums available for download, day or night,” Apple wrote on its Website. “Seven years later, we’re about to celebrate our biggest milestone for music, yet-10 billion songs downloaded.

In what the company is calling “One huge milestone for music” the Cupertino based company is hoping the chance to win a vast chunk of cash to buy music, videos, and apps will be enough to lure thousands of customers into the iTunes store. All you have to do is buy a song, and if it’s the 10 billionth download, you could win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.

Apple Offers $10K in 10 Billionth iTunes Download Contest

If you’re at least 13 years old and reside in a participating country (full list on Apple’s Web site), you can submit as many as 25 entries per day either by purchasing music or completing the no purchase necessary form.

Does this sound familiar? A Michigan 17-year-old won a similar prize on Feb. 23, 2006, when the company marked its first billion songs sold on iTunes. He got a $10,000 iTunes gift card, 10 iPods, an iMac and a phone call from CEO Steve Jobs. The company also marked its billionth download from its iPhone app store last April by giving a 13-year-old a 10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod Touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro.

Apple expects the iTunes milestone to be passed sometime this month. But don’t rush to the iTunes store just yet. At the time of writing, Apple has 9,931,376,941 songs suggesting it will be some time yet before the company reaches the magic number. All the best 😀

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