• Sep 17, 2012
Enter Sweepstakes We're back with another giveaway, this time courtesy of OnStar. The General Motors subsidiary that single handedly created this new industry of bundled safety, security and communications technologies with its integrated OnStar system is now offering that suite of services to every car owner, not just GM customers.

Called the OnStar FMV, this product bakes all of OnStar's features into a rearview mirror that can be installed in almost any car, new or old. Those features include:
  • Automatic Crash Response - Triggered by an accelerometer in the mirror, help is sent automatically
  • Turn-by-Turn navigation - Tell an Advisor where you want to go and spoken turn-by-turn directions are provided
  • Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance - Uses GPS to track your vehicle
  • Roadside Assistance - Help for you and a red button for emergency assistance
  • Handsfree Calling - Through OnStar service or through Bluetooth connection to mobile phone
We're giving away not only an OnStar FMV, but installation and a two-year subscription are included for a total prize value of $697! We haven't given away a prize this valuable in a long time, so make sure you enter on our Facebook page between now and 5:00 PM EST on Monday, September, 24.

When you enter, you'll also get a unique URL to share with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. If they use it to enter, you get more entries! See below for the rules of the sweepstakes.

The Rules:
  • Click here to enter. Requires that you Like the Autoblog Facebook page. Additional entries can be earned if your friends use a unique URL given to you to enter.
  • Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 or older! (Sorry, Canada!)
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. One winner will win an OnStar FMV, installation and a two-year service subscription valued at $697.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within five days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • The full list of rules, in all its legalese glory, can be found here.
  • Entries can be submitted until Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST.


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      RJC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really? You're going to force us to enter this contest on Facebook? I'm an adult, I don't hang out with narcissistic 15 year old teenage girls.
      RJC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really? You're going to force us to enter this contest on Facebook? I'm an adult, I don't hang out with narcissistic 15 year old teenage girls.
        lasertekk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RJC
        going to have to agree here. I dont do facebook. When engadget.com (another AOL property?) does contests, they pull from the comments section.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RJC
        I don't think you understand how Facebook works...
          lasertekk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @KaiserWilhelm
          I understand quite well how it works. It took a court case to block possible future employers from demanding access to your 'life' on facebook. How long do you seriously think those protections will last until overturned by big business lobbyists? And that, among others, is the reason I don't do facebook either.
          lasertekk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @KaiserWilhelm
          @Merlot066 Let me remind you of the specifics of the case. A judge upheld the right of a prospective employee NOT to reveal his password to a prospective employer, as a requirement of the interview process, so the employer could have COMPLETE access to his facebook account. The privacy setting is meaningless if you have the password. Review the case.
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @KaiserWilhelm
          Facebooks are not Social Security numbers, not everybody has one, you don't need to share the fact that you have one with an employer for an interview. Or like lots of people you can make a seperate one for your professional life. I don't really see the difference between giving some information to Facebook and giving all the same information to some random sweepstakes website that will keep it forever and you'll never go back to visit.
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @KaiserWilhelm
          Privacy Settings - Invisible. Employers can't see you.
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Isn't winning an Onstar system sort of like winning a free colonoscopy? It's useful, I guess, but does anybody really want one?
      ack154
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guess I won't be entering. The less information Facebook has about me, the better.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Going to be an easy contest to win for someone because they will be the only one that enters. How about a contest we might actually care about like a whole day with on track and off track driving of various Porsches like the Boxster Spyder, 911, Carrera GT etc etc?
      Poppageorgio
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ohhh! Me!
      Aaron
      • 2 Years Ago
      Any way to enter the contest without Facebook and the security issues therein?
      Bill
      • 2 Years Ago
      It seems somewhat useful just for the Bluetooth. If it had auto-dimming, I'd buy it for that alone. Otherwise, not worth the spam of getting AB "friend" updates every day.
      wickedme91
      • 2 Years Ago
      yay, i guess.
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