Minutes before the sparkfun.com giveaway the servers went down :(
Sparkfun is a site where you can purchase all sorts of fun electronic projects. They were one of the first to carry the Arduino. Today they will give away $250,000 worth of credits to shop on their site. I think the newbies get $40, but with a chance to win up to $100 by answering questions. People who have been on the site get $10 credit for every year they have been a sparkfun member.
Maybe they took it down until 11am EST. Who knows?