Our annual Wish Granted contest ended with more than $30,000 in Orange product given away to over 100 individual winners. We had 87,219 total wishes come in just to our website. It’s safe to assume there were well over 500,000 additional wishes just through social media.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the items we awarded by type:
Guitar Amps, Cabs, and Pedals – 48 pieces
Bass Gear – 10 pieces
Accessories and Merch – 48 pieces
We granted wishes to people in more than 20 different countries on 6 continents. Without a doubt, this Wish Granted was the crowning achievement of the 7-year-old contest.
We wanted to take a moment to focus on a handful of the people who entered this contest. We’ve been doing Wish Granted since it’s inception (when I created the contest while sitting in traffic driving home on a cold Christmas Eve EVE). In that time we’ve seen the contest grow from less than 50,000 impressions per year to more than 3,000,000. For most people the odds of winning must seem impossible.
For these lucky people, that impossibility has become reality. Let’s focus in on some of the winners and what they had to say about having their wishes granted by “Cliffy Claus.”
Erik Deptuch, Canada, Terror Bass Amp
“I can’t thank Orange Amps for this amazing opportunity, my year has been difficult just like everyone else’s but this definitely has rekindled a spark of hope that no matter how long of a shot that things can, and will get better. Stand strong, stand united, and support those you care about. Hopefully the next few years can be better than ever! Once again thank you Orange Amps!”
Ana Rita Rodrigues, Portugal, Two Stroke Pedal
“I’m a beginner and Two Stroke seems perfect to add more what I already have. For now I’ll be playing with my Squire Hello Kitty Stratocaster Electric Guitar and give nightmares to my neighbors.”
Henning Mesquita Brekke, Norway, Pedal Baby 100
“Been playing several different Orange amps over the years, the Pedal Baby 100 will be super helpful when traveling and playing gigs!”
Alexandra Koroukhov, Israel, Micro Dark Amp
“I wish to expand my gear as I am a guitar beginner. Once I excel in my musical duties more and more, I would love to produce sounds with some additional gear of one of the leading manufacturers.”
Robert Madley, USA, OB1 300 Bass Amp
“I wanted this amp because I needed a bass amp and I could never afford this. You made my Christmas dream come true!”
Juan Pablo Jimenez Bernal, Mexico, T-Shirt
“Even though I was a small child the first time I saw an orange amp, I could feel the power of Rock beckoning me. 2 years ago through hard work I could finally afford a Crush Pro series amp and since then I have played it tirelessly every single day enjoying its might and raw tones. I want to thank everyone at Orange and Cliff for all the wonderful gifts, all the flawless gear you have created and for being part of the history of rock n’ roll. Rock on my fellow brothers and sisters of the world and stay Orange!”
Evan Messenger, USA, AD30 and PPC212 Cabinet
“I wished for this so that I could finally get closer to starting the band that my grandfather and I always fantasized over.”
Jimmy Lewis, England, T-Shirt
“I’ll be wearing it. Externally. Almost certainly on the torso area.”
That last one is my personal favorite.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Wish Granted. 2020 was a dumpster fire, but we’re glad we were able to help add a bit of light into an otherwise dark year. Until next time!