Last Updated: April 11th, 2013

It's no secret that we're big fans of automation – and thus, NFC tags – around these parts. Tapping your device on a small tag to automatically adjust settings to accommodate any given situation is not only convenient, but honestly, it's downright awesome.

We've shared this love by giving away some tags in the past, and now we've teamed up with a [somewhat] newcomer to the scene to do it again: AndyTags.

Don't let the fact that AndyTags hasn't been around all that long fool you, though – it's offering up some nice-looking, customized tags in both MiFare and NTAG203 variants, along with keychains and unique Anti-Metal tags that have a special backing, allowing them to work on metal surfaces. That's just cool.

There are two different types of tags: Mifare and NTAG203. To keep the differences simple, here's the gist: if you have a Nexus 4 or Nexus 10, get NTAG203. For all other devices, Mifare works perfectly.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Runners Up:

  • Anoop Tiwari
  • Steve Tu
  • Dushyant Verma
  • Francois Forrest


  • Matteo Brogioni
  • Taylor LaBrier


  • Wil Bishop


  • Jaren Pannel


  • Lim Swee Sien


  • Wilfred Lan


The company has been quite generous in its giveaway offerings, too – we have a slew of packages to hand out. Here's the list:

  • Grand Prize: AndyTags MegaMix
    • Contents: Mifare Classics: 2 Blue, 2 Green, 2 Red, 1 Orange, 1 Pink, 1 Anti-metal; & NTAG203s: 2 Blue, 2 Green, 1 Anti-metal, and an NFC Key Chain.
  • 1st Prize: AndyTags UltraMix
    • Contents: 9 Mifare Classic tags (2 Blue, 2 Green, 2 Red, 1 Orange, 1 Pink, 1 Anti-Metal) & 3 NTAG203 Tags (1 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Anti-Metal).
  • 2nd Prize: AndyTags Favorite Colors Mix
    • Contents: 7 Mifare Classic Tags: 3 Blue, 2 Green, & 2  Red, & 3 NTAG203 Tag: 2 Blue & 1 Green
  • 3rd Prize: AndyTags BlueMix 5-pack + Keychain
    • Contents: 3 Mifare Classic Tags in ICS Blue on Black and 2 NTAG203 Tags in Holo Blue on Gray, and an NFC Keychain.
  • 4th and 5th Prize: AndyTags 5-Pack
    • Contents: 5 MiFare Classic or NTAG203 Combi (4 standard, 1 Anti-Metal)
  • Four Additional Prizes: AndyTags 5-Pack Standard NTAG203 or Mifare Classic
    • Contents: 5 Tags, winners' choice of type and color

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That's a whole lotta tags. So, how do you win 'em? By following the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget, of course!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is good for users across the globe, and it begins now. You'll have until Monday, April 8th at 12:00 AM PT (Midnight) to get your entries in. The winners will be chosen randomly soon after that. In the meantime, go spend some time cruising around AndyTags' website and check out the wares.


Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BSMan01 Bailey Sandlin

    Need some tags ...need to have overly complex tasker programs!!!!!

  • http://komorkomania.pl/author/michal-brzezinski Michal Brzezinski

    I will automate ALL the things!

  • Marco Marcheselli

    Give me some tags :D

  • Kmorin

    I can always use more tags

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1040714919 Andrew Crantas

    Making experiments with it!

  • Sandeep Siddhartha

    I'll use these to automate profile switches & radios on/off triggering.

  • Evgeny Kosakovich

    NFC tags are cool

  • Itzael Martinez

    I'd use them to set up actions around the house, like dubstep in the kitchen.

  • who where

    I'd set up automated tasks in my house with them

  • Francois Forrest


  • SickoPsycho

    I was just about to buy some of these... maybe I'll hold off and see if I can win some =) I would like to use some to turn wifi on/off as I leave the house and put my phone in silent mode in certain situations, like when I set it on my bedstand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1080939961 Michael Hough

    Activating dock mode when I plug in at night would be good, and I'd like to put my contact card on an NFC keychain, so I can just bump it against someone's phone to give them my details!

  • http://www.facebook.com/H31Vry5 Heon Jun Park

    I need more NFC tags to play with one for School, Home, and etc..... hehehe

  • Brian LeBail

    Gonna automate driving mode and bed time mode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nd4spdbh Ben Hagerman

    In it to win it!!!!

  • Patchouli

    These tags look great! NFC tags remind me of stickers on Get Glue.

  • Akath19

    I already have automated work/outside/night profiles on my N4, but I'd like some more tags for automating stuff like GPS navigation and meeting profiles.

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

    Changing into a kid friendly mode so my 2 year old daughter can play with my phone!

  • Morrissex

    I need some to use in my Nexus 7! They look great!

    PS: Keep up the fabulous giveaways!

    • Morrissex

      BTW, I want them so badly as NFC tags are not sold in my country (Chile).

  • Karen

    play my music

  • MJ

    What will I automate? Everything...

  • Ross Morris

    I've always been interested in these but could never justify the cost without knowing if I'd actually benefit from them. Thank you, commenters, for giving plenty of ideas.

  • Shaun

    I would automate my profiles and experiment with other cool stuff

  • whargharbl

    i'll automate my morning routine

  • TY

    Love all these tags

  • http://about.me/BenRogersWPG Ben Rogers

    I'll automate everything using Tasker and the NFC tags!!

  • at00

    My grocery shopping list.

  • Steef de Jong

    It's worth a shot

  • http://www.facebook.com/nahum.ibanezespinaco Nahum Ibáñez Espinaco

    Bluetooth on and wifi off in my car, night mode and lightflow off at night, wifi on and low volume at office.

  • Alvin Leong


  • http://www.facebook.com/shinn.alex Alexandru Ladău


  • yash1229

    I would use it in my wallet pre-programmed with my business information, ready to be scanned with any NFC-enabled smartphone. Just in case I run out of business cards, you know. :)

  • David

    Turn on silent profile when leaving for work

  • SJ Prettyman

    If I were to win some AndyTags I would....(wait for it)...AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS!!!

  • Sparktweek

    If I were to win the AndyTags, I'd share them with my friends at the office to help automate everyone's lives....like silence they one guy's phone with the annoying ringtone before it ever goes off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stanleyy.Lu Stanley Lu

    Really wish I can win one !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tauseefhussain Tauseef Hussain

    Use them to control device sound in environments like office - silent profile, home - normal etc.

  • Sean K

    give the tags to among my friends, keeping 2 for putting phones to silent at dinner table!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wolfrey1 Shane Michelsen

    I will use them to automate love letters to my imaginary gf :D

  • wkuan725

    I could always come up with new functions!

  • moelsen8

    dim brightness at bedtime!

  • Don p

    Finally, I can quit wasting battery searching for wifi at work!

  • http://profiles.google.com/petetandon Pete Tandon

    NFC developement for sharing apps

  • LarsFromMars

    hope i win one

  • Matt

    I'll automate the thermostat at my house, and sending a text to the wifey to let her know I've made it to work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lordmorphous Shane Strickland

    Can't wait to give these a try. I could see using one for the typical bedside setup (alarm, sound mode, etc) Who knows what else I could come up with!

  • http://www.youtube.com/bassdelux David

    Makes life much easier

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lahcen-Ghourabi/1191572414 Lahcen Ghourabi

    switch from work network setting to home network setting etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinosaurus12 Valentino Rechitean

    To turn on my bluetooth and gps in my car. And for other stuff like turn on wifi when I walk into my house. Those kinda stuff

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpof.83 João Paulo Ferreira

    My entire routine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ZackS2art Zack Stewart

    I love NFC. I am working on getting our company to use it. We do many face to face transactions with customers daily and I think we should provide them with NFC so that when we are face to face with them we can share transaction data through NFC. One touch and done...BOOM! Sooooo.... hook me up, all I have is some cheapy tags I got online, would love more and better ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bron84 Bronislav Shtrom

    Set it to open Friendcaster!

  • nandeep

    well need one for my new htc one which i have pre-ordered

  • Chadwick Kirby

    I plan on automating my Bluetooth settings for when I'm in the car.

  • Brandon Foltz

    Set my phone to vibrate when I leave for class.

  • Marcus C.

    I will automate my volumes so i can turn them off before I go to my clases.

  • PG King

    All those tags would be just the ticket with my new nexus 4, nice one AP & AndyTags!!

  • Russell Waterson

    Different volumes for home and school

  • PCSievers

    good luck ppl - been planning to get some NFC tags for automating via tasker for a while, havent gotten around to it yet, perhaps I wont need to...

  • http://www.facebook.com/khanal.sovit Sovit Khanal

    Automate my life :D

  • Anson

    Changingof profiles when in office and home

  • Praveen Sridhar

    awesome......... will be very useful

  • Taylor LaBrier

    NFC tags? I'd tap that.

  • http://twitter.com/ryandigweed0 ryandigweed

    My phone profiles, and messages. :)

  • Lucas Tee

    Switching around settings and actually using my NFC instead of letting it rot :)

  • technerd404

    have been looking forward to get some nfc tags..would like to have them to automate things

  • TheFreal

    I will use them to silence my phone in class and at night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1142664334 Fabrizzio Valdivia Llerena

    I would paste them in my desktop and enable daydreaming

  • Pac

    I'll use them to rotate my playlist.

  • Simone

    Home in/out, work in/out, car...mmm, maybe toilet too :)

  • ewilliams1009

    automate keeping track of my sleep cycles

    • breno cunha

      That is cool, I never thought about that, do you know about any apps that I can use to do that?

  • Travis Faulkner

    A home and car profile if nothing else

  • Aaron L

    No more typing out wifi passwords.

  • twe4k

    I'd probably use them for automating all kinds of stuff in my house and experimenting with my newly bought Nexus 4 :D

    maybe add a tag to my bike for strava too !

  • Breno Cunha

    i will create profiles for school, work and one for when i get home

  • rap

    Automate setup of my GPS app. Wifi set up.

  • Douglas Wardell-Johnson

    NFC Tags! I could really use these with Locus!

  • Lars

    I will put one tag into my car, for navigation, gps and bluetooth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.tavares07 Daniel Vilar Tavares

    This tags will be awesome to set the alarm everynight and put the phone in silent mode

  • Michael Haney

    In vehicle for car mode

  • Zevot

    I can create a tag to call your mom when I get home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/riccardo.desantis Riccardo Desantis

    I'll use it with that alarm clock app requesting you to scan the tag to dismiss… what was its name again? (BTW, I've a Nexus S, but I'm buying a Nexus 4)

  • Ilan Alpert

    Awesome tags, would love to get some and setup some tags in my apartment and car.

  • Kevin Faaborg

    I would love to be able to automate things like when leaving for work (in the car) and when I get off work so things like vibrate is on, 4g turned off, etc, things to really help my battery.

  • Russ Richstein


  • Clayton Reeves

    Turning on and off my wifi and checkins.

  • GMan

    I'll tag my groceries to add to my weekly shopping list.

  • Brent Pickard

    must automate all the things

  • enoch861

    The possibilities.....

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=827893699 Geovanni West

    automoate a fake phone call or message

  • http://twitter.com/MattS154 Matt S

    I'd automate wifi connections :) Probably give some to my friends so it's easier for them too.

  • sandinabottle

    music player!

  • UndergroundWire

    Love it

  • Matt

    I think I would automate profiles to begin with. One on my desk at work, one on my car dock, one on the side of my bed etc....

  • Declan

    I could really use a couple more :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004386932944 Facebook User

    WOoooooooow I need this

  • http://www.facebook.com/addilfarooq Adil Farooq

    hope to win :)

  • mrvaio

    it's cool, love it

  • Niraj

    Automate all the Things!!!

  • http://twitter.com/JinRoh Alvaro BF

    It would make my daily routine easier

  • Juneku

    Car settings automation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinosaurus12 Valentino Rechitean

    Where are the winners?

  • Breno Cunha

    and the winners are...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Winners posted.