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[CONTEST ENDED] Spend some WFH time here on the community, earn points and win prizes!

Community Manager



UPDATE: This contest has ended! See who our 80+ winners are here!


While working from home, as many of us are now, online connections to others can be even more valuable than usual. So, we want to infuse a bit of extra encouragement and fun here on the Meraki Community with our third-ever POINTS CONTEST! 


For the next four weeks (today through Friday, April 24th), you’ll earn points just for participating in community discussions. The more points you earn, the more chances you have to win some fantastic swag.


Details below!


How it works


Just like in our previous Points Contests, starting today, certain actions you take in the community will earn you points. Those points will enter you to win a smattering of Meraki-branded prizes. You needn’t opt in — simply taking one of these point-earning actions will do:


  • Reply to any topic or blog post — 5 points
  • Start a topic (e.g. ask a question, pose a discussion point) — 5 points


To optimize the bang for your buck, writing high-quality posts can earn you even more points:


  • Receive a kudo — 7 points
  • Write an answer that gets marked as a solution — 10 points


As you can see, the more helpful your action to the community, the more points you receive!


There are 3 tiers that you can reach based on the number of points you amass. Within each tier, at the end of the month, we’ll randomly select winners to receive swag as outlined below:


    • Tier 1 requires 30 points and will have 50 randomly selected winners who’ll receive a cloud stress reliever and an “I Cloud Manage” sticker

Cloud Stress RelieverCloud Stress Reliever .                    "I Cloud Manage" sticker"I Cloud Manage" sticker
  • Tier 2 requires 100 points and will have 25 randomly selected winners who’ll receive a cloud stress reliever, an “I Cloud Manage” sticker, and a custom Meraki Community mug

    Cloud Stress RelieverCloud Stress Reliever   "I Cloud Manage" sticker"I Cloud Manage" sticker      Meraki Community mugMeraki Community mug


  • Tier 3 requires 200 points and will have 10 randomly selected winners who’ll receive a cloud stress reliever, an “I Cloud Manage” sticker, a custom Meraki Community mug, AND a pair of the all-new custom Meraki Community socks

    Cloud Stress RelieverCloud Stress Reliever             "I Cloud Manage" sticker"I Cloud Manage" sticker             Meraki Community mugMeraki Community mug


    Meraki Community socks (feet not included)Meraki Community socks (feet not included).           Screen Shot 2020-03-24 at 9.57.06 AM.png

AND, just like last round, everyone who earns enough points to achieve any tier will be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of a brand new MV32 HW (with 5-year license)! Reaching Tier 1 gets you 1 entry, Tier 2 doubles your entries and… (guess what!?) Tier 3 triples your entries to win!

That means that, over the course of this month, you could write just 6 replies or author just 3 solutions anywhere in the community and be entered to win one of these:Screen Shot 2020-03-23 at 3.49.47 PM.png



How will I know how I’m doing?

To keep you all up to date on your progress, every Monday I’ll post a list of everyone who has reached Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.


When are the winners chosen?

On April 24th at 10 am PDT, the contest will end. We’ll then randomly select winners for each tier (50 for Tier 1, 25 for Tier 2, and 10 for Tier 3) and we’ll also draw the lucky winner of the GRAND PRIZE.


We’ll announce each of the winners here, so be sure to stay tuned!


More details:

  • Promotion period: Tuesday, March 24th, 2030 at 10am PDT through Friday April 24th, 2020 at 9:59am PDT
  • Up to three possible entries per community member: Each time you progress a tier, your entry remains in the tier below as well (meaning more chances to win stuff!). If you are randomly selected to win in two or three separate tiers, you’ll receive only the prize from the highest level tier. If you are selected to receive the Grand Prize, this will be in addition to any tier-level prizes.
  • Shipping limitations: We can only ship prizes to residents of these Eligible Countries 
  • Complete rules and eligibility can be found here
A model citizen

This is awesome! Thanks for setting this up @MeredithW  and team.

Kind of a big deal

😎Meredith is cool! Thanks.

New here

I am re-introducing myself to Cisco Meraki.  Need to take in as much info as possible and this will give me extra motivation!  I need new socks 😎

Kind of a big deal

Gotta get me some of those socks!

Kind of a big deal

Wow, what a great idea! 😍

Community Manager

Foot photo credit @jdsilva of course!

Comes here often

Been looking for a way to add an MV to the lab! (Now I just have to win it?)

Just browsing

Does this reply count, I haven't been on here in quite some time 🙂

Building a reputation

Even though I'm still working in the office everyday (so far) this could be fun.  

Here to help

I am in Michigan and its still cold outside, the socks could be dual purposed as hand and feet warmers.

Side note, working at home I won't have to wear those pesky shoes that hide them.




Building a reputation

Cool, i like this contests Meredith

Here to help

Working from home can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be!

  • Dress as if you’re going to work. Take a drive around the block to start your day. When you walk back in the door, be ready to work.
  • Pick a spot that can be shut off from the rest of the house – with a door that can be closed
  • Work when it is work time, and family when it is family time
  • Use music or white noise to block out the sounds of the house
  • Leave your “office” set up just as you would at your office, so you’re prepared to start each morning
  • End the day by choosing your three critical priorities for the next day and start the first task.  That might mean that you write the first sentence of a project for example so you’re ready to go in the morning.
  • Your daily routine is more important now than ever – get up and “go to work”
  • Leave the TV OFF!
  • Stay out of the fridge, except when it is time for lunch, avoid the Home Office #15
  • Be empathetic with your family but negotiate the plan for these few weeks you may be working from home.

This is not going to last forever.  Even though it seems like that it is a possibility. 

Here to help

Wow! This is the quite possibly the best contest yet! And the ultimate prize is the best yet!

Here to help

Killer! Love that we have a good option for learning and sharing while so many of us are adjusting our routines.


I will be pending to answer the following post, but I would like to know how I can enter umbrella licenses in the MX and MR Cheers.

Here to help

One of those Meraki Community mugs would look good on my desk!

Comes here often

It's been a pleasure to join the Meraki community. As we all are working from home and doing or best for organization similarly Meraki team also doing great work for arranging these types of contests. All the best for everyone for doing such a great job.

Here to help

I love my Meraki flannel, its cold in this basement office! 


Here to help



As someone coming in a bit from the cold, this is great news! I have so much stuff to catch up on, but will definately prioritize this after I finish az-900, hopefully monday.


Studywise, this corona thing doesn't seem so bad. Now we just need to keep our employers going and keep our jobs.



Here to help

@Guillermo_G_D, here's the KB on Meraki-Umbrella Integration and license claiming/activation.

Does that take care of it?