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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

4th/5th:

  • Matteo Brogioni
  • Taylor LaBrier

3rd:

  • Wil Bishop

2nd:

  • Jaren Pannel

1st:

  • Lim Swee Sien

Grand:

  • Wilfred Lan

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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.

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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.

  • Fatchoco

    This is so cool!!

  • Biggs

    WiFi and Bluetooth, kind sirs.

  • Dustin Sand

    I would automate my Nexus 7, I wish that my phone had NFC.

  • John

    I'd automate my morning routine when leaving for work. Turn on music/rotation/volume/brightness down etc. Same goes for coming back home

  • Raychi Pat

    aww.. cute droid tags!

  • Blund3r

    bring it on!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/csoulr666 Ahmad Nadeem

    Nice set of tags

  • Rajat

    maybe an alarm snooze

  • Ben Hen

    Need It near my bad and on my car!!!

  • kko

    Oh, I've already wondered how these work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joselujano Jose Lujano

    Gonna make one to turn bluetooth on in the car

  • DrCarpy

    I...MUST....Win!!!! Please, I beg you!!!!!

  • dara

    Would be awesome in my car

  • vibhor nizhavan

    for alarm help me to wake up

  • Ac3ofSpades

    Count me in!

  • Jagannath Patil

    Winning this will be a strong inspiration to get a NFC droid !! :D

  • suraj

    Want awesome tags

  • Mayank Chauhan

    HOME. OFFICE. CAR.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001124436335 Ionut Lala

    I'm going to use them to swith profiles when leaving and returning home.

  • tookieboy

    tasker!

  • EdsonDJ

    I'd have one set an alarm next to my bed, and have another one in the car to have the phone open up the music player.

  • Campan Flaviu

    automate car features, alarms, turning conectivity on or off, so much possibilities!

  • http://www.neiltantay.com/ Neil T

    i want!

  • Vikram Mohan

    Just bought tasker yesterday....these tags should increase the possibilities tenfold.

  • paul

    Can't wait to automate the settings of my phone when I'm at home, in the car, or in the office!

  • http://twitter.com/andrewf Andrew

    Nice!

  • spigott

    Car/Home/Work handset settings

  • http://twitter.com/andrewf Andrew

    Profiles for home/office

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504921818 Faruq Pradhan

    Profiles and tasker

  • http://www.facebook.com/emil.omir Emil Omir

    Everything:D But first comes the wake up so I will set an NFC to turn off my alarm far away from bad

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655129350 Dorothy D’Souza

    nice nfc tags.

  • quiglag

    been wanting to try NFC tags

  • Rich

    Getting a Nexus 7 next week...would LOVE to try out the NFC functionality!! So...yes pleaaassee!! :)

  • Philipp

    i need them because im lazy!

  • Jakub Synowiec

    I'll automate media and wifi access around the home. Mostly for guests.

  • Ricky Pearson

    Never used nfc tags, I would have them dotted everywhere. Tasker is on special offer in the play store also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/attila.ujjobbagy Ujjobbágy Attila

    I will automate everything in my life!

  • avinash kumar

    would love to try those nfc tags..

  • Miglon

    I'll automate all the usual actions I do with my smartphone every day!

  • Alex

    I'll use nfc tags in my car, at home, pretty much everywhere

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    I would use it to launch battery voltage monitoring app when i charge my phone.

  • Kavya

    NFC FTW

  • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

    "Night" profiles etc.

  • James Freeman

    Just got tasker recently, be great to use these to automate it.

  • Kavya

    Automate Wifi tags and other settings

  • eran

    cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/umang.ladia Umang Ladia

    mifare for me pls

  • Gavin Belsham

    Awesome prize!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kostasr Kostas Rodolakis

    My life xD

    Nice giveaway as always :)

  • messs17

    Thank you!

  • Rohan Bhansali

    So hard to get NFC tags in India. Hope i win

  • Oded

    I'll use NFC everywhere, especially in my car!

  • http://www.facebook.com/koniczynek Michał Droździewicz

    Automatic profile switches - home, work, sleep, car :D

  • Kuo Zi Chong

    Automating Wifi. Even though I bought Tasker, if I use the location-based toggle, it takes too much battery and using the cell tower option doesn't help because the entire area that I live and go around is covered by that one tower. This will solve that issue.

  • Matteo Badinelli

    Very nice giveaway!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aleksandr-Ivanov/734916624 Aleksandr Ivanov

    I will use tags to automate my home :)

  • Edward

    Ringer profile: Home, Dorm, School, Lab, etc.
    Would like to use it with Tasker, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10504704 John Reha

    Planning on setting up profiles for work and home with my tags!

  • Harsha Koraddi

    Love them

  • http://www.radioshak.co.uk Shakil Shaikh

    Work (silent), home (sync) and car (bluetooth) profiles!

  • http://www.facebook.com/axelg Axel Paul Gunnarsson

    Need tags for my nightstand and bike. There's no mention though whether the competition is USA only or international.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NotYourProfilePage Nathaniel Chia

    I'm gonna use these (with tasker) to toggle wifi/gps/profiles when I leave the house/get back from school

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

    Awesome tags! They'd look cool in my car and at home

  • Paul Pereirinha

    I will automate my GPS & Bluetooth in my car!

  • Aaron W.

    I want to set up some tasker profiles with these tags to use for development, night, ingress, etc.

  • Lasse Olsen

    Nice

  • andyr354

    cool

  • Eldar M

    Nice! Nether actually had one, would be nice to try!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrisf1981 Chris James Flowers

    To automate profiles at home and in the work van.

  • Ian Kavanagh

    I'd automate silencing my phone when in work!

  • tumatos

    Car automations and on-off home interactions

  • Thomas Budiman

    Experimenting /creating NFC tags based game.

  • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

    I'd use a tag to turn on bluetooth and disable the 3G connection when I put my phone on my Dock.

  • Ben Bootsma

    This would be handy to activate car mode and to turn off battery chewing functions that I don't need.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mircea.gabriel Mircea Ciurel

    Home / Tablet Interactions

  • Leon Hough

    Great fun

  • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

    My Nexus 4 is on its way to me from the US. Would be awesome if I won!

  • Laszlo Ladanyi

    I should use for easy Guest WiFi password and for profile change.

  • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

    Silent profile, Airplane mode.

  • http://www.tech-help.it/ Stefano Cirimele

    I would mute my phone before sleeping

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stvn.Mullins Steve Mullins

    Whee!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

    let's tag....

  • HellG

    Wifi OFF,3G On,Silent Phone before leaving the house
    And vice versa

  • http://www.facebook.com/dallas.willard Dallas Willard

    Id love to try these out. In the car for bluetooth on/off and wifi on/off would be an awesome battery saver too!

  • fred

    what if I have a Nexus and an XPeria P ?

  • http://profiles.google.com/btehan Brian Tehan

    weeee

  • http://profiles.google.com/mark.slavin Mark Slavin

    I'll turn my ringer down, WiFi off and check in at work.

  • Pat

    The keychain looks nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000487900946 Johnson Ting

    This I like.

  • Mohamad Sami Moghamis

    Nice stuff, want to win this time...

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Joshua-W/100000434013129 Daniel Joshua W

    I want some tags :D

  • Natasha

    *looks on hopefully*

  • osiris21a

    probably use to setup mode changes for travel, home, etc...

  • Len

    need ;'em

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonidushyant Dushyant Verma

    CAR setup,,, it is always painfull to turn on bluetooth, and start navigation in car. I will automate so that the can turn on bluetooth, connect to car and start navigation

  • hoboy

    Car mode: on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1352595869 Majdy Shaltaf

    every thing i could
    the morning alarm
    the dock in my car
    the memos

  • Preveen Rodrigo

    Switch settings for work and home, and meetings!

  • Thomas Pinna

    I'd automate my alarm: when I'm home I'd automatly put it at 7 o'clock, to get up for work, if not: I don't need an alarm.
    I'd also enable wifi when I enter my house and gps when I'd place it on the holder on my bike.
    Also, when put on my desk, it should show my todolist(tablet) and a clock (mobile phone)

  • Ionut Costica

    Automatically setting my volumes when at work, (if at all possible: ) hiding apps & pics for a quick "guest user" mode (until my phone gets multiple user support)

  • Behzad Bayat

    I can Automate my phone status, send SMS, turn wifi BT and ... when I'm at home, work, car and wow there are lots of things I can do!

  • kenan

    love contests

  • http://www.facebook.com/ferdy.kwee Ferdy Kwee

    Put tags at main door to enable alarm, wifi, off bluetooth.

  • akamran

    Yes please, I need some

  • Marcos Amano

    Nice tags.

  • Anders Mårtensson

    This is perfect because I've been looking for tags since I got a new NFC-capable device :D Will automate setting up internet sharing between my devices, maybe start music in the car, etc

  • Guest

    I'd definitely want to try that!

  • Ihtisham Shah

    Change phone profiles for home, college

  • lucas zegwaard

    I got some free tags with my Xperia P phone, but they do not work with the latest update bummer, hope these will give me the functionally instead :P

  • Qiad

    I'd switch wifi on / sound off when arriving at work.

  • Dheeraj Chowdary

    I'll automate my "class mode". Vibrate for messages, turn off facebook notifications and launch Timetable app.

  • Steve Tu

    I would use these tags to toggle WiFi, sound profiles, alarms, and automatically send texts to my wife!

  • Junil Maharjan

    wanted some tags, now got a chance to win them. great giveaway.

  • Jumy Elerossë

    Perfect to switch preferences in my phone before I leave my house :P

  • Tim

    I'd use these to mess around with two-factor authentication.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mnm9994u Muhammed Nazim

    Yeah tags away...

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaellasalle Scott Breitbach

    Poppin' tags!

  • olo

    cool

  • http://itsallmyblog.com/ Carlos A Jimenez

    Perfect to set my cell into night mode

  • Sylvain

    Would automate the NIGHT mode when docked on its night stand...

  • VonLaserface

    I've owned 5 NFC capable devices and never purchased any tags... I really should get on that.

  • Rogério Cunha

    Great offer. Andy Tags may not be here long, but it's already rocking.

  • Bloodflame87

    wifi/data toggles, sound state toggles, setting alarms, or anything else I might come up with. :)

  • Paul

    Cool give away.

  • Andre Guimarães

    Send to Brazil?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lazrbear Lazer Bear

    I would set custom wifi, radio, sound and brightness profiles for when I'm at home/work/bed/car.

  • Elvis Obanya

    Yap

  • Dustin Jordan

    Some tags would be awesome!

  • Manuel MAV

    I will automate my car/home/work settings...

    Thanks !! :0)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashokponkumar Ashok Pon Kumar

    I need NFC tags for my Note2! :)

  • robertlwalters

    Wifi AND Bluetooth.

  • http://twitter.com/FInixNOver Paulo Almeida

    I'll use the tags to change the profiles on the fly!

  • http://twitter.com/OGstevesmith Steve Smith

    Work/home settings!

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    These would be great for easily toggling Silent mode and Wi-Fi!

  • David Wiebe

    Yay

  • Chris

    Would love these to set profiles based on where I am with a simple tap

  • Howard Kiang

    For wifi when I am home.

  • http://about.me/zlateway ZlateWay

    I really need them!!!

  • yankeesusa

    Thanks AP. Another great giveaway.

  • Matteo Brogioni

    TAGS TAGS TAGS TAGS TAGS TAGS TAAAGS!!!

  • Sam Boswell

    I'll be having work and home profiles as i lay my phone down on my desk :D

  • RH

    Wow, futuristic Band-Aids!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChinZ Marcin Kowalczyk

    Love the idea of laying my phone down on my desk and changing the settings to Work or Home...awesome idea, awesome giveaway. Cant wait to win.

  • Michal Fligl

    I think that NFC tags are very useful, if you put them near your bed, table,... you don't need to change all your wifi/sound/brightness... I know, you can set this up with applications like time or location related actions, but location wont be that accurate if you want to put several tags in your house. So, it's awesome, when you have some :)

  • fwwally

    The next hit

  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.applegate Luke Applegate

    Car mode profile and maybe a wifi login for friends

  • KingRando

    ya

  • Mario

    awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LoHMobius Brett Livingston

    I've never tried using NFC tags, so I'm quite excited to try them

  • Steven Mileham

    I'd create stickers to "check in/out" at home/work/car, and allow others to do so to, configuring WiFi credentials along the way!