HLO: Win $100 iTunes Credit

itunespileOne of the odder challenges I’ve set myself during Hand Luggage Only is to visit every Apple Retail Store in Australia in a single day. But while I get to do the organising and the hard yards, Lifehacker readers can reap the rewards — in the form of three $100 iTunes cards that are up for grabs.

Getting to two of the official Aussie Apple stores in a day – the flagship branch in Sydney’s George St, and another in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood — isn’t too hard. But the third one is located in Chadstone in Melbourne, so it’s going to be a busy day come Thursday May 7, especially as I won’t be using taxis at either end.

But what’s bad for my shoe leather could be good for your wallet. At each store, I’m going to purchase a $100 iTunes card (or a pair of $50 cards, or five $20 cards depending how puckish I’m feeling — but the total value will be $100). Those cards are being offered as prizes to three lucky Lifehacker readers. You can’t do much better when it comes to money-saving strategies for iTunes.

So how can you win yourself a card? I want you to come up with a list of five essential tracks which you’d suggest an iTunes newcomer should purchase as their first five additions to their shiny new iPod. Each track you suggest has to be currently available in the Australian iTunes store. Post your list in the comments below. After the competition closes, I’ll pick the three most convincing and creative entries as winners.

Full terms and conditions can be found here. Entries close Friday May 8 at 5pm AEST, so get assembling those playlists!

Throughout May 2009, Lifehacker Australia editor Angus Kidman will be travelling throughout Australia with just one carry-on bag for the Hand Luggage Only project.

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