Share, solve, and win with #AutomatedIt!

A blue box with the words Automated IT on the front.

“I got 99 problems but automation isn’t one.”—Notorious M.S.F.T.

Alright people, let’s show our time-wasters that we mean business by beating back the frustration—with automation.

Welcome to #AutomatedIt! A new sweepstakes that brings the community together to get your workplace frustrations solved. Just share one of your efficiency-killers and we’ll give everyone—from the most experienced Microsoft Power Automate user to the person who has never tried it before—the opportunity to find solutions and celebrate how the community #AutomatedIt!

Oh, plus, each week we’ll select winners—problem-havers and problem-solvers—at random. With new prizes each week, including the Microsoft Surface Go 2, Bose Bluetooth speakers, and YETI mugs, the #AutomatedIt sweepstakes is primed and ready to deliver the goods you want!

What you could win

Screenshot of the Automated It sweepstakes prices, including Microsoft Surface Go 2, Bose Bluetooth speakers, and YETI mugs

How to enter

Problem-havers: August 3 – 6, you’ll share either a video or a written explanation on Twitter of a boring, time-consuming, annoying, no-good, much-hated task. Doesn’t have to be long, doesn’t have to be fancy, just has to let us know what’s getting under your skin. Pro tip: use the hashtags #AutomatedIt and #Sweepstakes to be officially entered to win a prize pack. (Seven winners!)

Problem-solvers: August 10 – 30, you’ll help find solutions to fellow community members’ challenges. You can share the link to a template that solves the challenge or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can create your own flow and share a screenshot or screen recording that shows the solve. To enter, share a solution to one (or all!) of the three challenges and post your reply on Twitter using the corresponding challenge hashtag and challenge number (e.g. #Challenge1), #AutomatedIt, and #Sweepstakes. (Three winners a week could win Microsoft Surface Earbuds, a Bose speaker, or a Microsoft Surface Go 2!)

Problem-free zone: August 31 – September 6, you’ll check out mini case studies walking you through some of the challenges and solutions, and then share a GIF on Twitter celebrating how participants Automated It! Use the hashtags #AutomatedIt and #Sweepstakes to be officially entered to win a prize pack. (Seven winners!)


Am I eligible to win?

Do you work for Microsoft? Do any of your immediate family members? Do you live in a country that isn’t the United States or United Kingdom? If the answer is “no” to all these questions, then yes, you are eligible.

How do I enter?

Show us things! Either problems or solutions, we aren’t picky. Just make sure problem-havers use the hashtags #AutomatedIt and #Sweepstakes, and problem-solvers use #AutomatedIt, #ChallengeXX, and #Sweepstakes.

Oh, and you’ve gotta be following our handle (@MSPowerAutomate)—duh.

How many times can I enter?

  • Week 1: once
  • Weeks 2 – 4: one entry per challenge, three per week.
  • Week 5: once

What if I go back and answer a past question? Am I entered to win this week?

Keep your eyes on that timeline. You can only enter for the current week’s challenges.

How many winners are there each week?

  • Week 1: seven
  • Weeks 2 – 4: three each week
  • Week 5: seven
  • Stay on top of it!

How do I find out if I won?

We’ll slide into your DMs! Keep an eye on your inbox every Monday.

What could I win?

Tons of good stuff. A Microsoft Surface Go 2, Bose Speakers, Microsoft Surface earbuds, and prize packs containing BRANDED SOCKS, a backpack, a YETI mug, and more!

If I’ve already won once, can I win again?

You can win once per week! Meaning, if you win in week 1, keep submitting solutions in the following weeks for a chance to win even bigger prizes!

Terms and Conditions

*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the 50 United States (+ D.C.) and United Kingdom, 18 years and older. Ends September 6, 2020. Read the full Terms and Conditions to learn more.

Eligibility for this sweepstakes is for legal United States and United Kingdom residents only.