Freedur Giveaway

If you’re reading this from inside China and aren’t accessing the internet through a VPN, you should be.

With a VPN, you can access Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and everything else on the internet anonymously. After using Freedur for several months and enjoying unrestricted access to everything, we know how good it feels to browse unrestricted. With this in mind, we’re giving away 10 six-month Freedur VPN subscriptions, valued at $40 each!! More information below.

Why Freedur is Awesome

It’s cheap, easy to use, and it works great.

For $60 a year (about 1 yuan a day) you can access everything on the internet. I’ve tried other VPN’s and decided: Freedur is the best of the pack since it loads sites so quickly and seamlessly (and ad-free) that it’s easy to forget I’m using a VPN at all. The support is quick and effective and Freedur is available on Windows, Mac, and even Linux.

When you decide you want to sign up to Freedur, enter the checkout code “Chengdu Living” to get a 10% discount!

Giveaway Details

Freedur's control panel couldn't be simpler

To participate in the drawing, all you have to do is one of the following:

1. Subscribe to our RSS feed or

2. Join our Facebook Fan Page or

3. Join the Mailing List

Then, leave a comment on this post and you’re all set. If you’re already subscribed to one, leave a comment saying where you’re subscribed and you’ll be included.

Winners will be selected at random and mailed login information to activate the 6-month account.

I’m glad to be able to share this with you because Freedur is a service that I think you’ll really enjoy. After a few months of having access to everything, it’d be difficult to go back.

I’ll announce the winners here, in ten days on Saturday February 27, 2010. Good luck!


Listed below are the ten winners, who’ve been contacted by e-mail:

1. Alecio
2. Joel
3. Jnhng
4. Carl
5. Nicki
6. Bailan
7. Darren
8. Rick
9. Kerwin
10. KKOrange

For those who didn’t win, we still encourage you to sign up for Freedur‘s VPN service using the code “Chengdu Living” at checkout to save 10%!

Thanks to everyone who participated, we’ll have another great giveaway very soon.

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About Charlie

Having lived in Chengdu for ten years, Charlie has traveled to every corner of China and back again, calling the Yulin neighborhood of Chengdu his adopted home.

51 Responses to “Freedur Giveaway”

  1. 沙发。

  2. 好吧,已经把RSS加到Greader里面了,还在Twitter上RT了一下,幸运赶快降临吧

  3. Hey,

    I’m moving to Chengdu this weekend! Thanks for the great advice!

  4. Cool, thanks! I subscribed a while back via RSS (google reader) with my gmail account.

  5. Does it matter which feed? Feedburner or the regular one? I’ve got both now.

  6. Joel, doesn’t matter which one you have, thanks and good luck!

  7. 我把 chengduliving放在9.douban.com上了

  8. Thanks for the heads up, just joined the mailing list.

  9. Just signed up for the RSS feed, come on VPN!

  10. bam! freedur is born.

  11. I signed up on the mailing list!

  12. Love Freedur, hope I win before my next billing cycle 😉

  13. Singaporean Giant Panda Reply February 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I joined the Facebook fan page. I am getting one for my friend in Chengdu. Thanks.

  14. Signed up on freedur

  15. i subcribed to your feed.
    Can i get 1 please..

  16. Thanks for the VPN info, the one I’ve been using stopped working. I’m subscribed to your feed a while back when I decided to study at chuanda.

  17. Charlie

    CNN just published a story on the growing popularity of VPN’s in China and Iran:

  18. Have been subscribed on google reader RSS for a while, thanks for doing this guys!

  19. I already subscribed to Facebook Fan Page Thnanks Chengdu.

  20. What is an RSS feed? and how do I subscribe to it?

    • Charlie

      RSS is a way to automatically receive updates to the sites you visit most often. Normally you subscribe to a few sites and everyday you can use an RSS reader (like to see updates to all those sites, instead of visiting them all manually. To subscribe, click the link to the RSS feed – either the one in the original post above or in the top right corner of the site where there’s an RSS feed for posts and another for comments. Let me know if this isn’t clear-

  21. Great to hear about Freedur, can’t wait to start and use it! It will finally make it possible for me to stay in touch with my friends from all over the world, without being restricted by the great wall 😛

    • Charlie

      It’s an awesome service. Whoever wins will be very happy I’m sure! Even if you don’t win, it’s really a service worth paying for. Plus, if you enter “chengdu living” into the coupon area at checkout you’ll get 10% off.

      Good luck!

  22. Oh oh oh, I soooo hope I can get a subscription. I’m an American who’s been in China for nearly 4 years (Guangdong) and all my free proxies are starting to keel over. I’ve wanted to try this one out, and this looks like a great opportunity.

    Btw, just found this site, and it’s great 🙂

  23. Subscribed! I’m living in Chengdu, and the restricted access is the only bad thing here~

  24. Suscribed!

    I am a newcomer to Chengdu and already tired of proxys…

    Now I’m going to discover this website…

  25. Subscribed to thine RSS feed!

  26. just joined the mailing list.

  27. I joined the Facebook Fan page. Come on, Daddy needs a new VPN!

  28. I would love to use this service, hook me up! I’m on the Facebook fan page.

  29. I’ve Join the Mailing List.


    Freedur & PaperBus <33333

  30. Charlie

    Time’s up!

    Thanks for everyone who participated, we’re going to put the names in a hat and draw at random tonight. The results will be updated in the post.

    All of the winning parties will be contacted via e-mail!

  31. Charlie

    The results have been posted and winners have been e-mailed!

  32. Seabass

    Booya! Thanks Chengdu Living! I am gonna look at random friends of friends of friends’ pictures on Facebook until I go blind! 巴斯得很!

  33. Got it! Working great. Thanks again for running this contest – excellent idea.

  34. Sweeeeeeeeeeet!! I’ll come back and say thank you again if I ever get done updating my facebook.

  35. *breaks down and weeps*

    thank you… thank you…

    now to go see what I’ve been missing!

  36. Thanks, I’m using it now. But currently I could only access Facebook and Youtube are not available…

  37. Awesome, thanks so much, it’s working fast.

  38. Got it working — can’t believe how fast it is! Youtube and facebook both come through smooth.

    Blogging my thank you in just a few minutes.

  39. How lucky I am.
    The freedur is awesome just as you said.
    Thank you very much

  40. Hi,

    I just registered for Freedur recently (today actually) I Paid for 1 year subscription, downloaded the Freedur application, waited for 4 hours yet I still could not access the sites blocked by the great firewall of china.
    Can you help me?

    • Charlie

      Hi Cindy,

      It’s most likely configured wrong, because it should work immediately. If you’re using Firefox, install the Freedur extension, restart the browser, and see if that doesn’t work. If you continue to have problems I’d contact Freedur directly, I’m sure they’ll be able to help you. Good luck!

  41. chenduliving rocks!


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