First, I’d like to take this time to announce the winner of last week’s Friday Giveaway:

Arianna Rebolini!

Congratulations, Arianna! I hope you have a BLOODY good time with the things you won. Get it?? I’m sure you get it. E-mail Gabe if you don’t get it.

This week you have the chance to win The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit, with which you and your nerd friends can have a VERY unofficially good time making “35 easy-to-make recipes for treats like Butterscotch Brew, Treacle Fudge, Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cones, and Coconut Ice.” It also comes with a tray of lollipop molds in shapes like frogs, brooms, and owls. Just all the classic Harry Potter shapes. Annnnd also it comes with broom sticks for the lollipops. “What DOESN’T it come with?” – You.

In addition to that, you’ll receive the Harry Potter Collector’s Handbook, with which you and your nerd friends can keep track of all of your Harry Potter collectable items and limited edition printings, etc. “How did you know that I needed that!?” – You.

To enter to win:

  1. “Like” us on Facebook.
  2. Login to Videogum with your Facebook account.
  3. Comment with what spell you would cast if you had the ability to cast a spell and the spell would work, but you could only cast it one time. Great question!

Comments must be submitted here by logging in with your Facebook account by Thursday, July 7, 6PM EST. You can still play along if you just want to comment with your Videogum commenter account, but you can’t win! Only with your Facebook. I’m sorry. Also, only submit once! And then a winner will be chosen at random. Yay!

Comments (47)
  1. Accio nerd friends!

  2. I would cast a spell where I wouldn’t have to join facebook to enter this contest.


    • Does being liked by people on Facebook drive a lot of traffic? Or does it let you charge more for ads or something? I’m actually curious why it’s useful. This isn’t a criticism, if you guys need facebook likes I’m all for supporting that. But I dont know anything about SEO B2B web blogging or whatever, so I’m honestly wondering what videogum gets out of it.

      • I just checked with the SEO department here because I was curious about it, too. Liking stuff on Facebook is another metric by which Google et al. determine results. And because Facebook is so popular, things that are liked on Facebook have more weight for determining search results.

  3. I would cast a spell for more wishes.

  4. I am actually really tempted to do this, but I find logging into facebook on another website creepy.

    does it teach you to brew butterbeer? oh man, i really want some butterbeer.

    • Let me tell you how to brew butterbeer: get some cream soda and some butterscotch schnapps. Fill glass with ice. Add some butterscotch schnapps, then add cream soda (your ration should be like 1/4 schnapps to 3/4 cream soda, but that is really just a guide line, you can do WHATEVER YOU GODDAMN PLEASE).

  5. I would cast a spell that would magically make my bathroom sink and shower work properly, and I would cast it today, because it is a holiday and I will never be able to find an affordable plumber and I am so screwed and I actually really wish I had that spell right now.

    • or rather: I would cast a spell that would magically make my bathroom sink and shower work properly, and I would cast it today, because it is a holiday and I will never be able to find an affordable plumber and I am so screwed and I actually really wish I had that spell right now.

      I guess I can’t wash my hair AND I’m disqualified ;)

  6. Abra-ca-make-me-Ryan-Gosling.

    Then people would call me LLCoolRG.

  7. Certain people have been known to shout “Expelliarmus” while in the stall of a public restroom, could be anyone, really.

  8. Viagrum!

    • This sounds like a spell for Viagra, but I thought it meant like a short version of “Viagragum”, which is a great nickname for Videogum, because let’s face it guys, we all have boners for upvotes that definitely last more than four hours, right? Just me? I’ll show myself out.

  9. I feel like I am simple, but I do not see any place/thread to comment for this giveaway on the Videogum page. :( :( :(

  10. Accio girlfriend!

  11. accio admission to law school, please. /nerd


  13. Accio winning lottery tickets! Or a new job! I really need a new job, guys. Hopefully one that doesn’t suck and helps me afford my own house.

  14. I think I would use the imperius curse to control Kelly and make her give me this prize because I really want it and am also a huge nerd. Plus, it would be something to brag about when I’m waiting in line for the midnight premiere. #HPcoalition

    • I took this too seriously, didn’t I? JUST KIDDING. Don’t really care if I win at all…

    • I was totally going to say that, but I fear she won’t take kindly to unforgivable curses.

      I would Accio the Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe kit, because a) it would be awesome to see that thing fly across the country, and b) it would be MINE. #HPcoalition

    • Inappropriate answer! I would Engorgio my **** and Erecto my boyfriend’s **** and have myself a damn good after party post HP7 midnight premier. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. #HPcoalition

  15. I would cast a spell that obliviated the movies from everyone’s memory. Yeesh!

  16. Accio an unlimited supply of money AND this giveaway! Because it’s awesome and I like free stuff (even though I could afford it with the unlimited money)!

  17. Honestly, I bet I’d use it for my keys or my TV remote. #lazygum

  18. From the longtime Vgum lurker who has literally never won anything, ever, in her entire life (that might be an exaggeration, there have probably been a few $2 scratch-off wins, maybe): thank youuuuuuuu! I will relish every sip of my True Blood Plastic Bottle Beverage.

  19. Wingardium leviosa myself so I can fly. Or just Accio flying broomstick, I guess.

  20. Accio a part-time job that I can actually do and is flexible enough so I can study at university and not fail at everything.

  21. Rictusempra! The tickling charm. Because every time I try to tickle my boyfriend, I expose myself to being tickled, which is a weakness. This would solve it.

  22. I have been staring at this screen TOO LONG because this giveaway is my life (loljknoit’snotbutitkindofis). Anyway, I don’t do well under pressure so I’m going to go with accio-ing the Harry Potter Collector’s Handbook so I could remember cooler spells and impress you all with my HP knowledge and set myself apart from the competition. #HPcoalition

  23. Accio the ability to not become all deer in headlights under pressure (so much pressure!) so I would be able to think of some honest meaningful answer to this question, ack!

  24. accio jon ham!

  25. Aleksandar-Skarsgaard-and-Me-Sitting-In-A-Tree-K-I-S-S-I-N-G..kadavra.

    I feel that is self-explanatory.

  26. Serpensortia, so I can has a snake? And Harry Potter goods?

  27. Engorgio pizza! And I would munch on it with one seating yum yum yum :) )

  28. I’m going to Obliviate everyone’s memory so they forget that they entered or even wanted to win this giveaway, leaving myself as the only logical winner of this super awesome giveaway. #HPCoalition

  29. “Wingardium Leviosa” on my backpack.

  30. Serpensortia, seems like the closest spell i can use to get started on making some homemade tentacle porn.

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