Contest #1: $25 in Free Gas

by Staff on February 5, 2008 · 55 comments

in Off-topic

Interested in $25 worth of free gas? Alright, listen up.

This will be the first of what I hope to be many more giveaways on the website.

The contest is simple: I’m giving away $25 worth of gas. I’d prefer it to be from the White River Co-op south of Mitchell on Highway 37, but I’m not sure if they do gift cards or certificates. If not, hopefully I can arrange something with them. Otherwise, I’d prefer it to be from some place locally owned (suggestions are welcome).

Without further adieu, here’s the rules:

  • To enter, just leave a comment below. You can post something constructive or just say “hey” or whatever. As long as you leave a comment, you’re entered. (You don’t have to use your real name, but please enter your real e-mail address. Otherwise, I have no way to get in touch with you. Realize that whatever “name” you enter will show up, but your e-mail address will only be visible by me. I promise not to spam you.)
  • Enter only once per household. I’m no Sherlock, but I am pretty good at this computer thing. If I catch you, you’ll never win anything, promise — and if I can figure out who you are, I reserve the right to tell everybody that you suck. By entering this contest, you give me the explicit right to do so. =) Seriously, I’m trying to be nice here. Make it easy on me and these things will happen again in the future.
  • Contest ends at 11:59pm on February 12th. If you post a comment after that time, you’re outta luck. The time displayed on your comment will be the “official” time.
  • Your “entry number” will be the number next to your comment. They start at one and go up. On February 13th, I’ll use a random number generator to come up with five random numbers between one and the number of the last (eligible) comment. If your number comes up, I’ll shoot you an e-mail and as long as you respond within 24 hours, you win. If you don’t, I’ll go to the next number and continue on, until either someone wins or I go nuts.
  • After a winner has been determined, I get to announce your name as the winner (otherwise someone will invariably accuse me or not really giving away the $25 worth of gas). If you don’t want your name to appear, don’t enter.
  • You need not be a Mitchell resident to enter, however you must have some “suitable” connection to Mitchell (e.g. you work in Mitchell). “Suitable” is whatever I say it is. In other words, I get to decide (and I might ask you to prove your “connection”) — my worry is that people who’ve never even been to Mitchell might find this website and enter and win, which kind of ruins the whole thing. If you’re not sure, go ahead and enter — we’ll figure it out if your number comes up.
  • Depending on my mood, schedule, and whether or not I feel like driving to Mitchell, you’ll either get your prize in person or through the mail (in which case you’ll have to provide me with your address).
  • You must be of legal age to drive to enter.
  • I reserve the right to disqualify you for any reason. I’m not going to do it just because I may not like you or any other stupid reason, but if something absurd comes up I want to be able to take care of it.
  • I reserve the right to change or add to these rules (just in case I’ve forgotten something). I’ve never done this before, so I don’t know what kind of situations may spring up.

Wow, okay, didn’t really mean for there to be that many rules, but I guess there have to be in order for the whole thing to happen smoothly. I just thought this would be something fun to do and maybe help somebody out a little bit. Like I said, make it easy on me and I’ll give away more stuff in the future.

With that, good luck!

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