You are not logged in. Please login at to post your questions!


Codechef Goodies!

Hey @admin, Today I got the mail stating codechef goodies site is now active but there are only few goodies there, Is there a possibility of addition of more goodies such as shirts, etc.?

asked 02 Sep '16, 11:44

anmol137dh08's gravatar image

accept rate: 14%

yeah ...they are working on it ..

(02 Oct '16, 23:31) mahipalsaran3★

Time to leave planet earth....


answered 02 Sep '16, 17:35

vagesh_verma's gravatar image

accept rate: 16%


Seriously, its so demotivating that you can't get anything after getting into top 20 of LC at least it should have been taken care that something costed less than 300 ladoos as we get only 300 ladoos after getting in top 20 in LC and its not very easy for an average contestant to achieve this frequently

And Removing T-shirt was seriously wrong decision because in my opinion t-shirt is most honored prize for a competitive programmer.

Also before this ladoo system goodies were sent to top 20 and now top 20 can't get any thing (from ladoos of a single contest) it seems codechef is doing some serious cost cutting :p as 1 gets 2 smiley balls after getting into top 20 of 2 LCs .

Its better to have no prizes than this like CF rounds.


answered 02 Sep '16, 14:36

killjee's gravatar image

accept rate: 5%

edited 02 Sep '16, 14:51


Win 4 contests, get a duck free :P

(02 Sep '16, 15:31) rishivikram5★

its not something which i expect to get as a reward i would rather prefer buying it if i ever need it.

leave 4 contests its not even good for 1 contest.

(02 Sep '16, 15:37) killjee5★
Answer is hidden as author is suspended. Click here to view.

answered 02 Sep '16, 15:21

sarvagya3943's gravatar image

accept rate: 36%


You win 300 laddus on winning a contest and a duck costs 1250. FML!


answered 02 Sep '16, 12:02

rishivikram's gravatar image

accept rate: 14%


That duck is not just any duck. Read the description. It is the legendary Debugging Duck. It will talk to you, it will listen to you, and when you’re wrong it will yell “Not like this you dumbo!”, but it will never leave your side. With this, your days of pulling your hairs while debugging are behind you. Go for it. You will not regret.

(02 Sep '16, 12:36) anup ♦♦2★

Yes, that duck isn't just another duck, it has an emotion attached to it. We programmers need a buddy when we are stuck and they are just perfect. While talking to them you'll feel them doing the magic. It's just perfect, get one for yourself. For more detailed explanation on rubber duck debugging refer this

(02 Sep '16, 12:43) abhijeetpandey ♦♦3★

In my opinion, CodeChef should at least add one T-shirt for around 250 laddus. People who got bored of t-shirts could redeem something else but removing T-shirt is not a solution as many of us have never won any T-shirt and would like to get that so called boring t-shirt anyway.


answered 02 Sep '16, 15:07

torque's gravatar image

accept rate: 17%


Atleast add T-shirts. As my fellow programmers have already mentioned, I feel it is the best goody to recieve and show-off your achievement by wearing it in public...
I have been waiting for a few months for this system to begin but now I am disappointed... :(


answered 02 Sep '16, 17:46

saar2119's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

edited 02 Sep '16, 17:48


me too bro :(

(23 Oct '16, 00:31) anshal214★

Okay I have no laddus but still here is my opinion. :P

  1. As others said, every goodie is too pricy.
  2. Seriously why no t-shirts? Maybe top programmers are tired of getting too many t-shirts but many people still want it.

Goodies recommendations

  1. T-shirts, Hoodies, Caps with customizability like adding your handle or a quote.
  2. Pen drives, Mousepad
  3. Notepad, pen, bag, stickers, paper weight
  4. Cup, Key chains



answered 02 Sep '16, 22:21

dushsingh1995's gravatar image

accept rate: 11%

edited 03 Sep '16, 02:30


Well the tshirt still sucks , but atleast the other goodies are way better :P

(03 Sep '16, 05:35) sarvagya39434★

Please add T-shirt,pen-drives,diaries etc. at some reasonable laddus. If other top programmers are complaining that these things are too mainstream,then its better to provide everyone with more options(like the 3 ones) but what is the point in removing the mainstream goods. :(


answered 02 Sep '16, 15:44

sandeep9's gravatar image

accept rate: 4%


We want those T-Shirts back! And soon too!


answered 02 Sep '16, 16:58

rishabh.jain9196's gravatar image

accept rate: 8%


Everyone likes t-shirts! I guess they asked only the red coders if they were excited by t-shirts or not!

(02 Sep '16, 18:40) rishivikram5★

Black coders !! not even red guys because red coders like t-shirt which is evident on cf many times

(03 Sep '16, 02:34) killjee5★

What about people who have earned goodies before this new system was introduced? will they receive a t-shirt? or just some points?

Here is my bug report (One year ago):

Here is the response from team Codechef:

I didn't receive anything. I've never received a T-Shirt from a competitive programming website before, and this really means a lot to me.

Again, thanks for everything.


answered 02 Sep '16, 16:48

redouane's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

edited 02 Sep '16, 18:43

The Rubiks Cube doesn't seem to have any form of Codechef logo, it's just like a normal Rubik's cube, and it costs 2000 laddus (~7 contests -_-).

Why are there no T-shirts :'(


answered 02 Sep '16, 18:18

zscoder's gravatar image

accept rate: 6%


It took us some time to get the printed samples for this product. We are updating the images. You can refresh and check the pages again in some time.

(02 Sep '16, 19:06) admin ♦♦0★

I miss that duck.. It was sooo cute :(

jokes apart, the same tshirt was given to winners from "1 contest" earlier, now I need to win atleast 3 :(


answered 03 Sep '16, 18:29

surprised1's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Epic Troll by CodeChef. I was really a bit dejected to see those goodies :P LOL.


answered 03 Sep '16, 06:30

lohit_97's gravatar image

accept rate: 4%

Why can't I click on the Add to Cart button for the T-shirt. (for others it seems to work fine) Is it a bug?


answered 03 Sep '16, 07:57

zscoder's gravatar image

accept rate: 6%


Hi, Which size are you trying to select? Due to missing HTML element the message shown after selecting Extra large and Large sizes is not appearing. We'll fix it soon. We are out of stock for Extra large and large sizes.

(06 Sep '16, 14:48) admin ♦♦0★

This is not fair. Earliar we got shirt for ever contest. Now, to earn a t-shirt you need to win in 3 contests or more.

Not happy with the laddu system.


answered 03 Sep '16, 21:40

error_503_404's gravatar image

accept rate: 5%

edited 17 Sep '16, 16:41


This is not cheating. We are still giving a goodie to everyone who "win" a contest. Earlier there was no rule or regulation. There have been many instances where we have given away bottles/sippers/pen drives in place of tee shirts and we never put any value to the items. However with the new laddu system, we got the option of doing so and we did that based on what we felt right. We can certainly debate on what the ideal number of laddus should be for each item. But calling it cheating is stretching it a way too far.

(06 Sep '16, 19:27) admin ♦♦0★

Sorry, did not want to upset anyone.

(17 Sep '16, 16:42) error_503_4042★

New goodies, ducks and stress balls removed.

T- Shirts are back.


answered 03 Sep '16, 21:39

likecs's gravatar image

accept rate: 9%

If you are in top 20 ,i mean u reached so far for a shirt?? oh no being in top20 is more rewarding than a>> but t-shirts must be there we want them soon


answered 06 Sep '16, 20:44

mahipalsaran's gravatar image

accept rate: 8%

edited 06 Sep '16, 21:02

if i'm in top 20 seriously speaking i don't want any of these.i am working to be better it's good if they are encouraging us to participate.codechef wants more and more participants (firstly there were prizes for 1st abd 2nd) that's why they added these things.


answered 06 Sep '16, 20:51

mahipalsaran's gravatar image

accept rate: 8%

tshirts should be there but shirts .you are here for shirts :-)


answered 06 Sep '16, 21:47

deepak2016's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

I would recommend adding list of famous Algorithm & Programming books to the goodies.


answered 07 Sep '16, 20:45

drcoderji's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Please add the Tshirts. Its one of the most sought after goodie in codechef.


answered 02 Oct '16, 22:15

smsubham's gravatar image

accept rate: 15%


Edit: You can find the details here:

We have taken great care and effort to make these goodies for you. We had received multiple complaints from the community of using the same goodies again and again. People were tired of our t-shirts! Pen drives were too mainstream. And being the geeks that we are, we were having a hard time in coming up with good ideas of doing something different.

So though we we knew we would like to change the goodies, we did not quite know what to bring in. After a lot of pondering, brainstorming and thinking, we decided on these. And making them was not easy at all. It took us a lot of time and effort to get exactly what we wanted this time. Trust us. You will not regret getting them. Try out a few.

Regarding new goodies, certainly we will keep adding them. But then we know now that it is not an easy job. It takes us time. These should suffice for some time to come in future. We believe we have done a good job. We hope you will like them too. Let us know how do you feel about them. And do keep sending us your feedback. We are driven by it.


answered 02 Sep '16, 12:43

anup's gravatar image

2★anup ♦♦
accept rate: 21%

edited 03 Sep '16, 02:01

admin's gravatar image

0★admin ♦♦


Do Lunchtime winners in top 20 who are not in school get laddus?

(02 Sep '16, 12:46) rishivikram5★

No. Not yet. They get bragging rights and rating points.

(02 Sep '16, 13:00) anup ♦♦2★

So are the tshirts completely removed? I asked for one after the July long challenge and haven't received it yet.

(02 Sep '16, 13:11) pranavarora6★

Right now this is what we have. We were told that people were bored of those teeshirts. So we removed them and added this geeky stuff.

(02 Sep '16, 13:39) anup ♦♦2★

Disappointment at its peak !

(02 Sep '16, 15:16) sarvagya39434★

"We believe we have done a good job." Why isn't there anyone who agrees with you ? :P

(02 Sep '16, 17:02) sarvagya39434★

"Let us know how do you feel about them" After almost half a year of waiting, it couldn't have been more sad for me.

"we will keep adding them" "It takes us time." I hope it won't take as long as it took to introduce this goodie system from its announcement

Suggestion: Tshirt (? With or without different styles/colors)

@pranavarora Do you mean July 16? Because i wonder whether it was something written in email to either wait for goodie system or to receive the usual tshirt as few others have received this during this time too

(02 Sep '16, 21:55) vsp46★

@vsp4 They asked me whether I want the TShirt or the laddus for later use. I replied with TShirt and haven't received it yet. Now I see that its even more difficult to get one because the TShirt costs 750 laddus (around 3 contests). :(

(03 Sep '16, 02:42) pranavarora6★
showing 5 of 8 show all
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported
  • mathemetical formulas in Latex between $ symbol

Question tags:


question asked: 02 Sep '16, 11:44

question was seen: 6,764 times

last updated: 23 Oct '16, 00:31