I just found out about a special promotion designed to get people into the stores the day that Windows Vista officially becomes available for sale (January 30th 2007). The program is described here. But a brief description cribbed from the site is below.
Enter your school for a chance to win a $25,000 Computer Lab Calling all parents, students, teachers, and administrators Spread the word - increase the odds of your school winning Visit the designated store location in your area on January 30, 2007 between 3:00-7:00 PM local time and enter your school for a chance to win a computer lab worth $25,000. Share this information with your friends, parents and teachers to increase the odds of your school winning. One lucky school at each participating retail location will win a computer lab. See official rules more information.
So if you know someone who is planning on visiting one of the stores listed (they are not everywhere unfortunately) make sure they know to enter your school. Hey maybe even make a special trip!