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How Has Dummies Helped You?

Has a Dummies book helped you in your personal or professional life?

Maybe Bridge For Dummies taught you to play so you could compete with your grandmother, maybe ASVAB For Dummies helped you to get into the Air Force to help protect your country, or maybe Nikon D3500 For Dummies gave you the skills to capture your favorite picture of your child. Whatever the book and reason, we want to hear it, and you’ll get a free Dummies book of your choice just for sharing your experience! (US Only. See below for full terms.)

Follow These Two Simple Steps to Share Your Story:

  • Post a short video to Instagram using the hashtag #DummiesHelped or record a video using your phone or webcam detailing how a specific Dummies book has changed your life.
  • Claim a free Dummies book of your choice by clicking the “Import Your Video” button below and adding your video to our campaign. Follow the prompts to select a book and provide your shipping information.

Here Are Some Dos and Don’ts to Help Your Video Stand Out:

  • Mention a specific Dummies book
  • Use the hashtag #DummiesHelped
  • Try to keep your video under 1 minute in length
  • Have fun
  • Let your personality shine
  • Speak clearly
  • Shoot with good lighting
  • Be creative
  • No cursing
  • No product plugs, product placement, or larger logos (except Dummies, of course)
  • No hate speech
  • No sexually explicit content
  • No graphic violence
  • Do not violate copyright laws
  • You should be the only one in the video

(Note: On Instagram, 1 minute is the maximum time allowed when uploading a video.)

As long as your video meets the requirements, you’ll receive a free Dummies book of your choice.*


Not sure what Dummies book you want to request?
Go to the Dummies Store for the full catalog.

*If your video does not meet the requirements or contains any of the “Don’ts,” we reserve the right to reject your submission.

Terms and conditions: Only one submission per household. Open only to residents of the 50 United States and DC who are 18 years of age and older. Only English-language books published in the United States are available as part of this promotion. Books will ship within 2 weeks of acceptance of your video submission. By sharing your video, you are agreeing to allow us to promote your video and possibly include edited portions in other Dummies-branded promotions.