Free Bag Fridays

By April 1, 2011 Contests 4 Comments

While I was sitting in a meeting yesterday, one of my partners in crime, Frank Filice, got this look on his face. It’s a look that’s usually followed by a great idea. He said to me, “What if we did this new thing on Facebook called Free Bag Friday? Every Friday we provide the opportunity for someone in our community to get a Lowepro bag.”

It took me about 3 seconds to realize the beauty of Frank’s idea. At the fourth second, I said, “Let’s do it.” Others have come up with the idea of giving away bags on our site, but it’s the name, Free Bag Friday, that’s so cool. Here’s how it works.

Anyone can win by clicking “Like” and simply adding a brief comment to the Free Bag Friday post our our Facebook page. You have until 6am PDT Monday morning to participate. We then randomly choose the name of one of the folks who commented, and announce the lucky shooter on our Fan Page later that day Monday (with instructions on how to send us their shipping address). That’s all there is to it! This week’s Free Bag Friday prize is a SlingShot 100. Tell us how you’d use the bag… maybe you’ll win it.

We’re off to a great start with it this week. And if you don’t win, don’t worry. We’re going to do it again (and again). Way to go Frank!

Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.

About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story ( that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at