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.

  • Ben Sannes

    Would be nice to have at my work walk in auto matically put it to silent and wifi on

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcamou Mario Camou Riveroll

    Going into my office, going to sleep, etc... etc.. I want!!!

  • Styx-Ray


  • BikerBob1789

    I will automate my desk at work, my car, and my bedside table.

  • schmaltzy

    I will try and automate more tasks at work. Work truck has bluetooth stereo so I will use it to toggle my WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS. That's the first thing I thought of.

  • Lakshminarayan

    Cool tags to win :-)

  • Luis Reynaldo Corcino

    I would love to win a chain tag! Its awesome!

  • vision77

    One in the car to turn on BT and GPS and one at home to turn off BT GPS but turn on WiFi......or one on the sound-bar to play a certain playlist etc

  • Gordo1603

    Yes please!

  • DanSan

    definitely seeing up tasks in different rooms of my house. make it easier to switch to bluetooth when going in the car or turning on wifi when i get home.

  • http://twitter.com/Drakuwa Bojan Ilievski

    What will you automate with these tags? Automate everything! Internet of things FTW! :D

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    reminders to scan more nfc tags!

  • GuidZilla

    Have some thoughts on car ideas with these.

  • Nick Saulino

    Yes, I'd like to get these tags.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jakub.89 Jakub Bastek

    Good one!

  • rk512

    These tags are awesome. Will be nice to win some

  • Andy

    Nice giveaway. I've been wanting to try NFC since getting my Optimus G.

  • Cnexus


  • http://www.facebook.com/sriramvishwanath Sriram Vishwanath

    My entire work group in Amazon! That would be downright awesome!

  • Xombie

    Tags please!!!

  • Joseph Remy

    Neat looking tags! I've been trying to decide if I need tags in my life... Mostly, it'd be for bedtime settings, and car/home settings, I think. Now that I think of it, maybe a "I'm sitting on the couch" setting...

  • Andrei


  • muchachodelcampo


  • Andrew Jay

    Home an work settings, and who knows what else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/azim.affandi Azim Affandi

    I'd tag that..

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaunrdavis Shaun Dutchy Davis

    those Mifare tags will work good with my s3, please let me win :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/yingkun Ying Kun Zhan

    These tags might be usefull in the car, at home, at work to toggle wifi/gps :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nmarowsky Nick Marowsky

    I want to automate all my bluetooth audio accessories so I don't have to dig into settings when I want to change to my headset from my stereo etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=819969217 Sam Nalty

    woooo! id automate profile stuff

  • David Spivey

    This becomes a list of useless comments because it creates more entries for the participants.

  • Aitor Mendaza

    I will automate a lot of things! Bluetooth at car, wifi at work and home... :D

  • ruffo_alex

    To connect others to WiFi, to auto toggle Bluetoothon / off in the car etc...

  • jafunk

    Pick me! I would put one at my desk at work to turn my phone to silent when i get to work in the morning and one in my car to set it back to a loud ring

  • Charles Leedham

    Great for tasker automation!!

  • Jacob Henry

    I will automate my wifi on and off at night

  • Junyuan Zhang


  • Kevin

    alright always wanted to try these

  • Timothy McCusker

    I will automate my night time settings and driving settings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jeremy6820 Jeremy Gomez

    I would use these to let friends easily connect to wifi. Plus, another to silence my phone and disable syncing during the night. They'd definitely be handy.

  • http://twitter.com/ih8legal ih8legal

    coo these would be very easy to automate presious's life with.

  • http://tieupwrestling.blogspot.co.uk/ Mark Torskyj

    I'd automate CM Profiles, leave a tag in work, one on my bike and one at home :-P

  • Chibi SUN

    omg tags!

  • wildkarrde21

    Turning on bluetooth in the car

  • Robert deJuana-Matthews

    Since I already have tags from AndyTags that automate muting/unmuting my GNex and Nexus 7&10, I would use these to connect people to my wifi via insta-wifi, put a few on jackets that I wear to conferences, (right over my heart), so people can get my contact info by touching their phone to my chest, and I would use a few to leave secret notes and links in random places around the office.

  • unni

    Tag me more

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Matt Mr. Matt

    Finally utilize NFC on my GNex!

  • Ed Harvey

    Thanks for the contest

  • Jeremy Bryant

    So many possibilities...I need me some tags!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vitalgrados Vital Grados

    good for entering custom car mode...!

  • Michael McGrade

    Once I get my S4 I'm going to automate so much with NFC tags. From my bed side to at work to the car to the front door...so no matter where I go my phone will be working for me.

  • http://twitter.com/MirceaGladchi Mircea Gladchi

    free tags, nice tags

  • Daniel J

    Automation all the way!

  • Daniel J

    Whoops, my previous comment didn't answer the question correctly.

    I would automate my entire life, if possible! That might take several NFC stickers, though. ;-)

  • Eric Hoch


  • Santino Raimondi


  • Mustafa Rashid

    i will use them for global domination and maybe to open google maps and turn the bluetooth on for when i get in the car :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.kuretski Kevin Kuretski

    Picking up the new HTC one. This would be perfect!

  • Rodrigo San-Vic

    I will automate sharing wifi, streaming music, opening Netflix, and just about everything!

  • Andrew Kachaniwsky

    Would love to play with NFC tags

  • bobby elliott


  • http://twitter.com/eldis Antti Elonheimo

    I need tags for my car and home/work desks

  • Mirea Ionut- Bogdan

    I will automate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth...

  • Drayon

    awesome !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eduardo-Cardoso/100001879316771 Eduardo Cardoso

    I'll automate my life

  • João Magalhães

    Finally, some worldwide contests! :D

  • Chespy

    I'll automate some tasks on a notebook

  • Robert Navarro

    I'm in!

  • Carlos Martín

    I have a Nexus 4 and would like to have only one :)

  • Cameron Davies

    Never used NFC tags before, this could be kinda cool of sound settings for going to bed and all that jazz....hmmmmm...

  • Max

    sure thing

  • Joe Ewbank

    I'd set up home, work, and sleep profiles.

  • Jiří Novák

    I will automate ringotnes and network setup of my phone and notebook

  • villagrana65

    haven't tried one yet, i hope to soon find out how awesome these things really are

  • Tony Bullard

    I love NFC tags/

  • Matthew Fry

    I like tags. Tags tags tags. They're tagalicious. They're more useful than Tag spray, but less useful than tagging along.

  • Andrea


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668882542 Kem Urmat

    havent used it yet, want to learn

  • http://www.facebook.com/tekken179 Arron Bailey

    Would be handy around the house with a 10 week old daughter, constantly being tired and forgetting my phones volume settings, sleep hours and when to activate alarms, lots of time saved :D

  • CasperTFG

    I want to learn too.

  • antonior93

    I'll automate every aspect of my house :)

  • shivam kalra

    I have never used them so, I want to try them if i win.

  • Christopher Smith

    I would love to have one on my nightstand to turn on my alarms and turn my phone silent at night. One on my desk at work to turn wifi on when I get to work and turn it off when I leave. So many possibilities!!

  • d_pyron

    I have wanted to play around with these for a while just couldn't justify buying any (I know they aren't expensive). Would be sweet to win.

  • Hope WM

    I'd love to use these to configure my home and work wifi and audio preferences on my personal devices that I'm always changing manually.

    I also QA an Android app and work with A LOT of devices, so I would probably use these to also configure different network settings for my tests.

  • troph


  • Chen Arbel

    local tags for home/uni, more specific tags for work computer and entertainment center.

  • David Dryman

    I would make one for home and one for my car. Tags for WiFi and to change profiles to my Bluetooth stereo. This is a great product.

  • mechapathy

    Car mode, ringer state, entrance music, the list goes on.

  • gumbald

    Profile switching in bed!

  • ratatattata

    This is so awesome! Now I might be called an even bigger nerd than before. :D

  • ratatattata

    I'd automate all my everyday tasks; turn on airplane mode and alarms night time, on wifi at school and when I get home, oh the possibilities are endless!

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

    I'd use it to learn NFC tagging and sharing development. Maybe create a series of secret drop tags around NYC and an app to go find them and see what people are reading and writing to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/quintstoffers Quint Stoffers

    Car mode, basically enabling some GPS utilities like Car HUD.

  • Vov

    I searched for these tags in my home town a lot but could't find em and local shopping sites are selling them for more than twice their price,, it'll be great to win these,,, fingers crossed,, :)

  • mbbous

    This is a comment. It says that NFC tags are mega useful. It also wishes everyone much luck and NFC tags!

  • http://twitter.com/G3ffChang Geff Chang v2

    I would automate Foursquare check-ins! :D

  • Dan

    No idea what I'd use these for, yet.

  • Steve Maca

    Please and thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kreamyb Kreamy Baker

    I think i'd use these to turn on and off wifi and such when i come home

  • Fabian

    wifi on / off at home / in car

  • Azuzu Muda

    That's just cool.

  • JamisonFrady

    I would automate location based settings such as turning on WiFi when I get to work.

  • fgyn

    To tag my redial #s

  • http://www.facebook.com/chinna.rao.16 Chinna Rao

    i will place one far away to stop my alarm clock...
    so that i will have to wake up eventually

  • Adam Horowitz

    I missed out on the free tags Samsung gave out with the GS3 :(

  • baghy

    i`m looking forward for a tag

  • MyNameIsLOS

    Just got tasker on sale finally. I could use a bunch of tags for profiles.

  • Apekaas

    I would secretly silence my girlfriends phone so it isn't buzzing in the middle of the night :D

  • sqlpro

    definitely, i want to use this unlocking my phone (no pin) when at home or sitting at (only) work desk.

  • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

    I would just automate the entire universe.

    Because why not? :)

  • Corvus Corax

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  • imneveral0ne

    I would automate my Bluetooth to turn on when I put my phone down in the car!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SamarthRajeev Samarth Rajeev

    I will automate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with these tags!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.xia.7 Ken Xia

    Never tried it before. Would love to test on many things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.wekell Alex M Wekell


  • Julius Besser

    I will automate my self driving car

  • http://www.facebook.com/ccoulter.jg.1 Cole Lewis Coulter

    Awesome tags!

  • Bruce Gavin Ward

    i will use a tag to adjust my phone to be suitable for the use on a Mars colony [which i plan to join in 2050]

  • Daivik

    I will set my BlueTooth to turn on automatically when I bring it into my car!

  • Aziz alZamel

    i will use them in my apartment and my car

  • Jimmy Zielenski

    I love NFC/tags. Nexus FTW for making NFC commonplace.

  • Nick V

    I will automate my Android Girlfriends.

  • nwaves


  • Stephen Hale

    These would be really useful for automation WiFi Sign-ins at my business locations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forcefedmark Mark Mazza

    I will automate my camera settings at sneakily placed graffiti spots in the city to maximize my swiftness and stealth!

  • Tobias

    My cat i guess...

  • http://www.facebook.com/PTFRaposo Pedro O Raposo


  • jan

    I've got NFC in my phone for two years now. Using these tags I could actually make use of it.

  • Ray G.


  • http://www.facebook.com/eddy.est.1990 Eddy Garcia

    Most likely an entire media room

  • Corey Wagner

    You guys rock

  • http://www.facebook.com/h9ad5h0t Dávid Józsa

    could be a reason to get a phone w/ NFC :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/thiagopcsilva Thiago Pires

    Good Lord! That's exactly what I ever wanted!

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Now that I finally have a phone that can work with NFC tags (hello Nexus 4!), I would absolutely love to have this bunch of tags to play with!

  • Jesper Jacobsson


  • Dennis

    I would like to link them to profiles, and automatically change settings!

  • Hector Marquez

    Put them in my car.

  • DanishPete

    Would be useful to auto open my recipe book when on dock in the kitchen

  • http://twitter.com/danlocker Daniel Locker

    Id use them for everything i could think of..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonas.bagwell Jonas Bagwell

    One on my backpack for a school mode, one in the kitchen for hands-off mode, One in the car for GPS mode, and one in the bathroom for bluetooth music mode! Can't wait to be super lazy...er...efficient....with these!

  • Craig Trunzo

    I plan on using Tasker to set phone states based on the tags: One for my keychain, one for my desk at work. one for home when we're awake. One for night mode, etc...

    I might also use them to unlock my house if I find it secure enough to use with my home automation.

  • http://twitter.com/Enderdroid Matthew Masters

    Good luck everyone and thanks for another great contest AP/Andytags

  • Aakash Lakhotia

    Oh man I get a few tags already I used to send premade text messages and toggle my networks, I can't wait to get more and try out more creative things!

  • Enzo Martinez

    Set up some cool things combining taskr and ifttt with nfc... need tags

  • http://twitter.com/yogie60 yogie60

    I would use them to shut off my notifications at night.

  • jacinto1234


  • http://www.facebook.com/asouthmayd Alex Southmayd

    I'll automate turning wifi on and off when leaving my dorm room and use it to turn driving mode on and off in my car

  • http://twitter.com/Hayotje Hayo Bart

    Lets automate the settings for my phone at night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511561368 Naveen Verdi

    i always have wanted to try nfc tags

  • http://twitter.com/Quickster357 Aaron B.

    I've had my NFC radio on and Android Beam enabled ever since I purchased my VZW Gnex the day it came out. Maybe winning will finally give me the ability to use the power of NFC in my phone. Haha.