Get Your Scroogled Gear Just In Time For The Holiday Season From The Microsoft Store

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Just in time for the holiday season, Microsoft has come out with the perfect gifts for the budget conscious.  Continuing their Scroogled campaign against Google, the Microsoft Store has come out with Scroogled gear.  You can now get a scroogled hoodie, t-shirt, hat, or mug.  I think I’ll be picking up one of each.

I personally would like to see some Microsoft executives fashioning off some of these Scroogled t-shirts.  Can we get a petition going to see Amy Hood in a white Scroogled t-shirt?  Ballmer drinking out of a Scroogled mug?  The possibilities are endless.

 Scroogled Models

Item in the store include:

Scroogled Keep Calm Mug

  • Perfect for anyone who’s fully caffeinated and tired of being Scroogled.
  • Put 15-ounces of your favorite beverage into this stoneware mug to let the world know that even though Google is trying to make money on almost every aspect of your digital life, you’re still calm. And fully caffeinated. 
  • Price: $7.99

Scroogled Logo Hat

  • Wear this 100% cotton, one-size-fits-all hat to show the world that you’re tired of being Scroogled.
  • Hate being Scroogled by Google? Hate the sun in your eyes? Then you’re in luck. This 100% cotton, one-size-fits all hat is a perfect way to avoid both.
  • Price: $14.99

 Scroogled Word Cloud T-shirt

  • Tired of being Scroogled? Then you’re in luck. This shirt has over 20 synonyms for how Google is taking advantage of you.
  • Gulled. Humbugged. Buffaloed. Wire-tapped. Extorted. Sold out. Chicaned. Fleeced. Scammed. Conned. Surveilled. Double-dealt. Ensnared. Suckered. Sandbagged. Gossiped. Scandalmongered. Flimflammed. Skullduggered. Bamboozled. Hornswoggled. Beguiled. Cheated. Fooled. Double-crossed. Defrauded. Hoodwinked. Swindled. Duped. They’re all just synonyms for being Scroogled – and you can get them all on this American Apparel 50/50 t-shirt.
  • Price: $11.99

Scroogled Spider Web T-shirt

  • Google’s the spider. You’re the fly. You probably know what happens next.
  • If you use Gmail, Google Search, Gchat or Google+, you’re a fly trapped in Google’s web. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 t-shirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage.
  • Price: $11.99

Scroogled Keep Calm T-Shirt

  • Keep calm while Google steals your data.
  • A vintage line, reworked to reflect a modern problem. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 t-shirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage.
  • $11.99

Scroogled Logo T-shirt

  • A classic that shows the world that you’re tired of having your digital life monetized by Google.
  • Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 t-shirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage.
  • $11.99

Scroogled Logo Hoodie

  • You might be getting Scroogled, but at least you won’t be cold.
  • Stay warm and toasty while showing the world that you’re tired of having your digital life monetized by Google. Embroidered on an American Apparel 100% cotton fleece zip-up hooded sweatshirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage.
  • $25.99

Scroogled I’m Watching You T-shirt

  • Do you use Google Search? Or Gmail? Or Google Chat? Or Chrome? Then Google is watching you…all the time.
  • Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 t-shirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage.
  • $11.99

Source: Scroogled Microsoft Store (our buddy @BenThePCGuy is a model for some of the t-shirts)

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Suril is a scientist, journalist and obsessive Microsoft observer. He holds an advanced degree in Biotechnology with minors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Send him tips on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/surilamin

  • Bryan

    Amy Hood, white extra-small Scroogled t-shirt, and Seattle rain…what a great combination that would be :)

  • James

    Does anyone find it a little weird that the Microsoft News site is using the Google ad platform rather than the Microsoft one and they imply that the scroogled campaign is cool. Seriously guys… change your add platform to Microsoft’s

    • Bryan

      see we even get scroogled on ms sites…

    • Skrilla

      Nope I use Ad-Block :)

    • Nham Thien Duong

      The only time I ever see the word Google is when there is ”Ad by Google”, this doesn’t give me a good impression of the company.

  • Johnny vegas

    Thing is I don’t mind google accessing my data, I have nothing of value, and I actually find their targeted ads are useful. Several times I have bought items from a targeted ad (items I was previously looking for). Plus google give me loads of great apps for free, so I don’t see this campaign working, in fact it makes MS look bad.

    • arrow2010

      Explain how it makes them look bad? This is more of an “inside baseball” story and these products cater to MS fans who dislike Google. I can imagine the halls of Microsoft teeming with these products soon! Heck even Google employees like it!

  • Opinador_Objetivo

    Cool! I’m going to buy the mug! LOL!

    • arrow2010

      Me too! The mug is probably the most desired item!

  • Ballmer “monkey boy”

    Stay classy, Micro$oft. This is almost as charming as the Office 365 tent you pitched outside Google’s offices last week. What are you scared of? Oh, that’s right, your revenue stream for bloated software. Idiots

  • freeman

    Stinks of desperation. Considering how the smoked by windows phone campaign backfired drastically when it was exposed as rigged and even then only paid up when they where exposed all over the internet. They actually planned to make ads out of that.

    The thing about this is Microsoft and Yahoo are really the ones on dodgy territory with data mining. In that last US election campaigns it looks like some of this data was re-personalised. The problem with pointing a finger is usually there are three pointing back.

    • eharris560

      Links please

      • freeman

        Doesn’t Bing work. You know what a search engine is right?

        • eharris560

          I know it’s easier to just pull thing out there. Just give me the website name, an l’ll do the rest. I don’t want waste my time reading a blogger opinion. if you’re talking about the incident with the worker that occurred at the Microsoft store. Never mind the guy the handles the contest rewarded that person the prize. When someone Twitted him about it.

          • freeman

            No actually I am not maybe you should Google how the last US election campaigns from both sides somehow managed to personalise data from Microsoft and Yahoo.

            What the incident you are talking about revealed is the smoked by windows phone campaign was rigged. Even then when it still lost Microsoft only paid up when it spread to all major tech sites. The campaign was so badly discredited the ads planned for smoked by windows phone mysteriously disappeared.

          • eharris560

            The incident I’m refering to is the only problem I know of that the campaign had. Also I think you are being a little misleading. The “Smoked By A Windows Phone” was a small campaign that was initially handled by one person name Ben. They should have never tried the in store campaign, because a store purpose is the sell things not give them away.
            Doing the time of the campaign the tech sites that I frequent disagreed with the situations that was used in contests, but who really accepts a company to use situations that doesn’t show their strengths.
            The campaign didn’t just disappear it was changed to “This is my WP” (I could be off on the name) after WP8 was released. I believe the campaign strategy changed because by the time WP8 was released the other OSes had already updated their UIs that took away some of WP advantages, but I could be wrong.

            The current campaign is “Don’t Fight The Switch”
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19vR1GldRI

            Smoked by WP Contest done at CES
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?p=PLE0328D93355727B7&feature=plpp&v=2Xgx–xA0yM

            Shows him paying winner
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjGe53zw6w

            This is my Windows Phone campaign
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmluZRB9Y4

            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9zhklbjw20

            Contest done by two independent people
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ka5JMa8PWo

          • freeman

            This is just nonsense, if ‘smoked by windows phone was successful it would have hit the TV screens like other ads.

            The incident you talked about wasn’t the only one. Lots of cases where reported to many tech sites for all to read. The reason Sahas Katta’s case received more coverage was it exposed the challenge as a fix. The windows phone was preconfigured with two live tiles with weather at two different cities. The thing was like many Android travellers Katta had by luck a dual time widget configured. Thats why it won. This case exposed the entire campaign as a setup that was a PR disaster so much so Microsoft has yet to run those ads on TV.

            However the real killer was the leaked Microsoft training guide. yikes that was a PR disaster. A guide on how to fix a challenge.

          • eharris560

            Like I ask before. Links please or the websites names that you visit. I provided u with counter agreement links.

            Smoked by window phone for as I can tell was a social media campaign.

          • freeman

            Here details the crux of the exposed rigged smoked by windows phone.

            http://goo.gl/n5amCw

            Guess what heres the evidence Microsoft where stupid enough to put what would be widely exposed as a rigged campaign onto US TV.

            http://goo.gl/3uWqWg

            I didn’t ask for your links I know how to use a search engine to do my own research. Here’s one sample “smoked by windows phone training guide”.

          • eharris560

            That’s the same article I was referencing. You have yet to introduced any new evidence backing your claims that the Smoked by WP campaign was plagued by repeated refusals to pay winners. Lets be adults about this. I wouldn’t argue that MS may have demonstrated what someone can view as questionable behavior, but it far from cheating. What they did is no different from any competitive ad campaign produced now or before. Yes MS study their competition, then develop a plan to beat them, but the plan doesn’t work if you don’t actually have the means to get the win. You claim not be a fanboy an user of all OSes. Then stop acting like such. If you stop screaming bloody murder and take a second. You’ll see that Androids’ or IPhones’ integration, and cameras are just a little bit tighter, and faster. All because the Smoked By Windows Phone campaign held some truths.

          • freeman

            I don’t have to provide you with anything. I told you to use Google or Bing.

            I also challenge you to post where I claimed “was plagued by repeated refusals to pay winners”. You made that up!

          • eharris560

            I wasn’t asking for anymore links. Any further search on this topic would be just a waste of time. All I would get will be technobuffalo, phonearena, wpcentral, Engadget, etc…. reporting the same story.

            You’re right. You never said the campaign was plague by constant refusals to pay winners. Upon rereading your comment “Even then when it still lost Microsoft only paid up when it spread to all major tech sites” I’m admitting to mistakenly taking it out of context. This is just for your information. Ben said the person won and would get his/her prize without any outside pleasure. Someone posted the problem on his twitter account. Than he rectified the problem.

          • freeman

            The problem was Ben didn’t offer to pay up straight away. His first offer was a rematch. The problem with that offer was it was pure luck that the android device was configured to win that challenge no doubt its unlikely that that would happen twice. Only after the massive reaction to that on many major sites did he offer to pay up. To many this looks like Ben only paid up to stop the bad publicity not out of some good faith as I believe you are suggesting.

            More importantly however it exposed the fact that wp devices where preconfigured to give an advantage in a challenge of their choosing. This was why this case was a big deal. Shortly after which the verge leaking the training guide exposing this as systematic completely undermined smoked by windows phone as a marketing campaign.

          • eharris560

            The the turn around on that situation was 10 hours. I doubt that he was under too much pressure.

            I think you’re hung up on the phone being preconfigured. I hope you know that there are aspect in the WP OS design that makes it faster than other OSes at doing certain things.

          • freeman

            Sorry I am afraid 10hrs is a long time to response to such a major backlash. Below is a link to his initial response. Look at the people hes tweeting. Its clear what his intention was and it failed as it caused another stream of bad publicity.
            http://goo.gl/qtOrKC

            Its not a hangup at all, a so called challenge against a phone that’s configured to give an unfair advantage is cheating. This story was so bug as it exposed this.

            I believe all mobile OS’s have strengths and weaknesses so Microsoft should produce a campaign showing it. Rigging a PR stunt like smoked by windows phone was always risky and it blew up. I have seen many posts implying Microsoft has to cheat to show windows phone being faster than other platforms. Even a blind man can see how this PR stunt has blown up in Microsoft’s face. Its even more damaging than the Nokia ad with the reflection in the window.

          • eharris560

            It may seem that video was real damaging to Nokia, but it was not. When people talk about Nokia’s camera tech now. Do they talk about that video or how great it is? Did you watch the last link in my previous post? It showed WP can actually produce what MS claims it can. I don’t know what else to say, but campaign was not a lie. Much WP was overall faster at doing things than my wife’s Android phone.
            10 hours is not a long time to adress a problem that happen at a local store. It took a certain shoe chain 24 hour to response my claims of being racially profile by one of their security guards.

          • freeman

            Of course the Nokia video was damaging. When you centre your entire marketing campaign around a camera then are caught faking camera footage how can it not be damaging. It was so bad that Elop felt he had to publicly order an “ethics investigation”.

            I am sorry if windows phone was faster then Microsoft would not have to give employees training guides and preconfigure devices for an unfair advantage.

            10hrs is a massive time. I worked in a major software company who would respond in 1hr to even a bad review never mind a PR disaster like this. All major companies have teams of people continually monitoring these sites and social networks for SEO and PR reasons. I am sure they would have also just given the $1000 laptop and likely something else. They certainly would never have first responded offering a rematch and directly tweeted it not just to the person concerned but the editor of a major tech site. Its clear the response was a slow reaction and its clear what its real intentions where.

          • eharris560

            You’re living in a tech site bubble. I won’t deny Nokia had to do some damage control, but the problem was not as big as you make it to be. Ask a average person that doesn’t visit these tech site. What do they know about Nokia phones? If they even know what you’re talking about, I’ll lay 20 to 1 odds that 98% of them won’t mention the fake video. That video is a non issue because the camera does what’s advertised. Smoke by a windows incident is a non issue because the phone does what’s advertised.
            I’m sorry 10 hours is not a long time, and there was nothing wrong with his first response. After he received more info on it, his adjusted solution. There’s nothing wrong with what happen. If any company or company’s rep blindly gives away products or services to every person that complains on the internet should go out of business, or be fired.

          • freeman2

            Some damage control. Can you tell me when another major tech company had their CEO publicly apologizing and ordering an ‘ethics’ investigation. This concluded that Nokia had not intended to deceive customers but in doing so admitted it had. The story went public on every major tech site on the internet.

            As for your tech site bubble which I find ironic since you keep asking me to post links from them I just don’t buy it. Tech sites are major influencers, that’s why companies are continually trying to influence them. SEO is a billion dollar industry and its the point of keynotes. Everyone I know who buys online which is most young and old reads reviews, tech sites and use tools such as twitter. Even then if not when they go into a bricks&mortar shop those influencing them at that point will have be influenced by those sites.

            Smoked by windows phone was a disaster. The bottom line does not lie. Windows phone 80%.

          • eharris560

            The only difference between you and I. Is I acknowledge the tech bubble and know I’m in it. Believe me you’re making both event bigger than what they are. I work with a 100 people. Out of that 100 seven people read site like this. The handful people that actually listen to us argue over things like this laughs at us 95% of the time. As for the sale reps 80% of the time they don’t anything either. MS would love for the Smoked By WP campaign to be remotely responsible for their 4% market share. That would be a much much easier problem to remedy. I promise you it’s not as big as it seems. It’s just our tech bubble is small. The outside world doesn’t care. Ex. I told some people about the PS4 problems. They didn’t care. I told a girl to open and test the Xbox One that she brought for her son. After i explained why. She said “no I want him to opening it.”

          • freeman

            You do realise that the Tech Bubble is to do unsustainable market rises.

            As for tech sites and influencers you are just plain wrong. These are making millions of dollars due to their ability to influence a billion dollar market. They have trickled into bricks and mortar stores and more importantly on the TV. Josh Topolsky and others are on major news channels regularly. Keynotes and releases are major news giving these influencers even more coverage. I have even seen some of these guys mentioned and on TV shopping channels. As for sales reps you are clearly mistaken, I worked in a store like this in summer during my student years and nothing there is by accident. The position of each stand and device is carefully planned. Their are many factors here including deals with operators and manufacturers but popularity and reviews can also influence how close a device gets to the door. One thing for sure Microsoft and the rest are fully aware of how important influencers are, thats why BenThePcGuy likely added Topolsky to his tweet.

            A rule we have always used at work is if a customer has a negative experience with your software it takes three positive experiences to correct it. I don’t see Microsoft or Nokia in both these cases doing enough for damage control.

            The other is the assassination marketing has backfired. Another general rule is angered posts have most influence. There is a lot of research to back this up. http://goo.gl/4uZ0Qt
            The problem here is there have been a lot of angered posts regarding both campaigns much more than positive.

            The other problem is a lot of people use and love Google’s services and Android. Many of these people have been alienated completely for a long period of time just to play up-to fanbois.

            What Microsoft should be doing is trying to build trust. These campaigns do the opposite. Do Microsoft really think they can scare people into using their services. Instead of singling out a company or product they should be more suggestive and promote their own product. I vaguely remember and example of this with IE which went something like. “IE is our most secure browser yet. Is your current browser as secure. “

          • eharris560

            Lets see how much influence the tech site have. When they start reporting on this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QHd-_qncEU&app=desktop&noredirect=1

          • nohone

            So 4 people is a “backlash”, but you saying only 220,000 (when there are more) people saying that they don’t want to use Google+ when using YouTube is, to quote you, “not many.” It took Microsoft 10 hours to respond to 4 people (including the one, who uses his web site as a way to routinely attack Microsoft for the very same things that he praises Apple for). In 30 days Google has not responded to over 250,000 people.

          • nohone

            You are fighting a losing battle, eharris. See, you are arguing with a pure Microsoft hater, someone who cannot stand that there is one person who may want to use something other than Apple or Linux. They will find any web site, however obscure it may be and sometimes even their own personal web site (has happened before), to “prove” their point.

            The smoked challenge was showing off features of the phone. There were people who had the weather app pinned on their Android phone, some won, some did not. But that does not matter, in their mind, the contest was rigged simply because it did not show iPhone/Android winning every single time. They wanted Microsoft to enter a competition by asking the iPhone/Android users to perform a task that WP did not, and since Microsoft did not do that, it was another case of a rigged competition, and some people claimed it was even fraud.

            And making it worse, Microsoft was involved which immediately disqualifies the company. There can be a study that shows that Microsoft is better at something, and somehow it is disqualified because it cannot be true. They will find some reason to discredit the study – one time some Microsoft employee unknowningly passed the author of the publisher of the study, and it is therefore biased. Meanwhile, Google can make claims that Chromebook is highly entrenched in corporations, and will soon be the dominant OS, and it cannot be questioned because Google said so (this is actually something that I read the other day).

            His latest comment (when I wrote this) even claimed that it was the fault of disgruntled Android users who wanted to switch. It must be their fault for wanting a new phone, a Windows Phone. Those people must be plants, or even worse, Microsoft employees who were doing it just to make Android phone – yep, that must be it because we all know evil Microsoft really is.

          • freeman

            yawn yet another attack the messenger attack. You guys are even worse than the Apple or Android fanbois. Now even trying to claim I am using a personal website. So I would challenge you to post a link to my personal website please to prove that claim? I doubt it though as I don’t have any website personal or otherwise and I doubt you will be man enough to apologise for the wild and unsubstantiated accusation. There is only one key difference between me and most on here is I do switch platforms and am not a rigid fanboi.

            It was rigged every single time. A leaked training guide which was made available to theverge (no it isn’t my personal website) showed the extent Microsoft went to train employees to do so.

            So now now smoked by windows phone is a study. lol, Oh this is referring to posts which you clearly lost a debate on a Microsoft study ages ago. You are now reeking of desperation.

            Quote where I mentioned any disgruntled Android users or withdraw your widely inaccurate accusation! My post is their for all to see, even those with such basic comprehension skills as yourself.

          • nohone

            Oh you poor thing, here you are, trying your hardest to troll, trying to tell us about how big bad Microsoft is just lying to us, how we have been duped by them, and we are attacking you, the innocent messenger with only good intentions in his heart. You are so oppressed. Would you like a cookie, will that make you feel better?

          • freeman

            what not link to my personal website yet and you call me troll. The standards for Microsoft fanbois have hit an all time low.

          • eharris560

            The incident I’m referring to is the only problem I know of that the campaign had. Also I think you are being a little misleading. The “Smoked By A Windows Phone” was a small campaign that was initially handled by one person name Ben. They should have never tried the in store campaign, because a store purpose is the sell things not give them away.
            Doing the time of the campaign the tech sites that I frequent disagreed with the situations that was used in contests, but who really accepts a company to use situations that doesn’t show their strengths.
            The campaign didn’t just disappear it was changed to “This is my WP” (I could be off on the name) after WP8 was released. I believe the campaign strategy changed because by the time WP8 was released the other OSes had already updated their UIs that took away some of WP advantages, but I could be wrong. To address the election thing. I wasn’t aware the data received from the Xbox polling with suppose to be secret. MS posted real time reaction during the debates.

            The current campaign is “Don’t Fight The Switch”
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19vR1GldRI

            Smoked by WP Contest done at CES
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?p=PLE0328D93355727B7&feature=plpp&v=2Xgx–xA0yM

            Shows him paying winner
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjGe53zw6w

            This is my Windows Phone campaign
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmluZRB9Y4

            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9zhklbjw20

            Contest done by two independent people
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ka5JMa8PWo

  • Reason

    Imagine Coca Cola selling mugs that say ‘Pepsi is bad for you’…
    Or Playboy running ads saying ‘Penthouse sucks’…
    Or Mercedes selling t-Shirts with ‘Who needs Porsche anyway!?’
    Isn’t one of the first rules or marketing that you shouldn’t badmouth the competition as it will only make yourself look bad, and attract attention to them?

    • eharris560

      First time I’ve heard that.
      Did you enjoy the “Hi I’m a Mac and I’m a PC ads?

  • Nham Thien Duong

    After the Scroogle+ debacle on YouTube, these things would make execlent gifts for a lot of pissed off friends :-P

  • Guest

    I now know why Gate’s got teary eye during the last shareholder meeting, this is what his one great company has come to…

  • DarthTigris

    Google’s policies (in particular toward WP) drive me nuts and frustrate me to know end. I’ve enjoyed most of what MS has released and use them daily.

    This? Petty and stupid. The ad campaign was at least informative (if slanted). Mugs and t-shirts? If I saw anybody with one of these, it would tell me plenty about the kind of person that they are and it’s not flattering.

  • maxoverload

    As listed , Scroogled said , Scroogled gear Just in time for the Holiday , But its sold out ? Which year holiday were they referring to ??? I just wanted mugs .

  • FateStayNight

    That scroogled mug is going to land MS in hot water.

  • Dave

    I want the T-Shirt Badly, but it is out of stock, when will they make it again?