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Avengers: Age Of Ultron has finally arrived in theaters. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Hasbro to give away a box of toys to a lucky Nerd Approved reader!

Head after the break to see what’s inside the box along with all the details you need to enter…

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Odds are you’ve heard a lot about Apple’s new super thin MacBook—and now’s your chance to get one for free. We’re giving one away in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

You can even choose the color you want.

Head on over to our contest page for all the details on how to enter.

While you’re at it, make sure to search around the store for deals on tech, apps, games and gear. You can also check out our giveaway page for more chances to win.

pi day

Every March 14th we celebrate Pi Day, but this year is extra special because it only comes around once in a lifetime.

For those of us who use the Western Calendar, on March 14th, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. and 53 seconds we will experience a full 10 digits of the pi equation in a moment that won’t come around again for a hundred years. We even set this post to run at 9:26 a.m. EST to mark the moment. Very satisfying.

So enjoy it, Number Nerds, and have a slice of pie for us. Happy Pi Day!

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Catch up on the best articles, products, giveaways, deals and comics from around our network. Plus there will be exclusive giveaways just for subscribers from time to time.

If you’re interested, head on over to our signup form. You can opt out at any time.

shirt contest

Just a quick reminder that today is your last chance to enter the giveaway from our Nerd Approved Shirt Store! Three winners will be selected to receive their favorite design.

To enter, head on over to our contest page. Good luck!

shirt contest

We’ve just added several amazing new designs to our Nerd Approved Shirt Store (some of which are pictured above), but if you are one of three lucky winners, you can get your favorite for free!

All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget after the break…

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Nerd Approved deals top

The Nerd Approved Media family of sites has partnered with StackCommerce to bring you the Nerd Approved Deals store. It’s loaded with great deals on everything from drones to hoodies. There’s something nerdy and awesome for everyone.

To kick things off readers can get a 10% discount on everything in the store using coupon code “NA10OFF” now through February 5th 2015.

But that’s not all.

We’re also giving away an Xbox One complete with Grand Theft Auto V!

So head on over to the store and check things out and enter the contest. We will feature some of the best deals on the sites and there will be new deals to take advantage of each week.

street kombat

Are you familiar with Winter-een-mas? It’s a gamer’s holiday that was started by Tim Buckley in the Ctrl+Alt+Del comic strip and it takes place over the course of seven days between January 25th and 31st. Each day is devoted to a specific genre:

  • January 25th: Adventure games, symbolized by a man dressed as Indiana Jones.
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS) games, with a 21 year-old sleep deprived gamer as its symbol.
  • January 27th: Fighting games, represented by a martial artist with too many blows to the head
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS) games, whose emblem is a large bearded man with a pocket protector inside another pocket protector.
  • January 29th: Racing games, shown as a racer with old-fashioned racing helmet and racing goggles holding a detached steering wheel.
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs), depicted as an elf-like woman holding floating dice above her left hand.
  • January 31st: Sports games, with a round, middle-aged man wearing a #10 jersey and holding a beer bottle in each hand as its emblem.

We don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate around here, so for the rest of the week we will feature a Winter-een-mas-themed shirt from our merch store, leading up to a giveaway over the weekend. Since today is the 27th, the shirt is all about fighting games.

You can grab the shirt “Street Kombat” here. Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

shirt sale

The entire collection of shirts in our Nerd Approved Merch store (and TeePublic in general) are on sale for just $14 through the rest of the week. This includes hundreds of nerdy shirts from the best independent designers. The full breakdown looks like this:

  • Shirts: $14
  • Tanks: $18
  • Kids Tees: $14
  • Hoodies: $35

So head on over to the store and get your favorite designs while you can!

striker eureka statue

We’ve teamed up with Sideshow Collectibles to offer Nerd Approved readers the chance to win this ridiculously awesome Pacific Rim Striker Eureka statue. Just look at this friggin’ thing.

From the product page:

Striker Eureka, the strongest and fastest mech on the planet, is the world’s only MARK V Jaeger. Piloted by father and son team Herc and Chuck Hansen, the Skyscraping Soldier is equipped with deadly Sting-Blades capable of cutting through bone and buildings with ease. Australia’s pride and joy is constructed of expertly crafted armor and finished with a detailed paint deco. Developed in partnership with award-winning filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, the Sideshow Collectibles Striker Eureka statue brings this brutal brawler from the big screen to your collection.

The figure stands 19″ tall, weighs 34 pounds and is a limited edition of only 1000 (shipping slated for March-April 2015). It also retails for $399.99—but you can get it for free. All you need to do is head on over to our Sideshow Contest page and follow the instructions.

The contest ends on Wednesday, January 28th at 11:59pm. Good luck!