Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Am Not A Contest Snob

I am starting to realize that I am a way Bigger B-Word than I originally thought. There are so many things that I have failed to do in my time as a regular blogger. Award passing ons, offering any substantive writing advice, and CONTESTS.



My writing Bff Erin has come up with a totally awesome contest to make things interesting. She is giving away a headshot. The thing is, I could totally use one of those. So voila, here is my mention of her contest. Go over there and enter to win.

This got me thinking, what do I have to offer as a prize for my own giveaway? A free Last Will and Testament? A Living Trust? A critique? A book? Cold hard cash???

Nope, while all those things would be totally rad, I decided to give away:

 $20 of Fandango Bucks!

 THE HUNGER GAMES movie comes out 8 days. I am so beyond stoked to go see it that I already bought my tickets a month ago. But for those of you who have not, here's your chance at free tickets.

How to enter:

You can have multiple entries by:
1. Follow this blog
2. Leave a comment (about what you would give away if you decided to come up with a random giveaway...or whatever.)
3. Post about this random giveaway on your blog.
4. Facebook about the contest.
5. You can tweet it too if ya wants.

Just let me know how many entries you are claiming in the comments, and you are entered.

The contest will be open from NOW until March 21 (the night before HUNGER GAMES premiers).

44 comments:

  1. Fun! Just two entries for me. :)

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  2. Hmmm. I'd probably give away chocolate just because it is my favorite thing to receive. Two entries for me too. I want to see Hunger Games for free!

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  3. You are totally awesome. Totally.:) Two entries for me. You rock.

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  4. How fun are you? Personally, I don't think you need the headshot becasue your picture is pretty awesome, but I'm glad it spurred this awesomeness. I'll tweet about it right now!

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  5. This is an excellent idea for a giveaway. I would like to give away a copy of my book (a girl can dream, right?). : )
    Two entries for me, please!

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  6. Ooo, I'll be putting this up on my blog! I shall return after that is complete ;)

    But for now, two entries :)

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  7. Great contest! I'm looking forward to seeing Hunger Games.

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  8. Hey Jessie,

    I'm giving away two boxes of Lucky Charms as part of an amazing "prize package" for my Got Green? Blog O'hop.... but you know that cos I just saw you officially entered, so Cheers :)

    Looking forward to reading your B-word post :)

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  9. Jessie, you are too cool. And I think the lawyer stuff would be an awesome giveaway! How about a contract review? :)

    What would I give away.... Gosh. Hmm. Wow. I am feeling totally skill-less. Must think of an awesome giveaway soon. There. It's on my to-do list. :D

    Off to tweet & facebook & add to my Friday's post!

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  10. What an awesome prize! So timely. :) In my last contest, I gave away Garbage Pail Kids. Heehee!

    So I follow you and commented so 2 entries. Off to sidebar this contest, too. :)

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  11. Awesome! I follow and comments!
    Shared on Facebook too!

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  12. I am not a big blog reader (except this one of course) so I didn't know about such things, but I do know I like the idea. However, unless you can convert your $ vouchers to £ vouchers, my contribution is purely fanciful. My contest would give away a free tour of London, including my own personal spin on the "big smoke".
    I don't have my own blog but will now duly tell my online menagerie of friends about this delightful discovery... Jessie, you rock! :)

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  13. Hey! Another fun giveaway! I'm going to the midnight showing of Hunger Games. Yippee! Did you see we are in the same primer group for Storymakers??

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  14. Awesome! I want to see Hunger Games muchos bad! I give away a lot of my art on my blog as well as Amazon Gift Certificates. I'm hopping over to twitter now to tweet about your contest.

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  15. Pick me Pick me Pick me! I want tickets to a movie...oh wait, I just want you to come up here and then I'll take you to a movie. I'll go tweet about you.

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  16. Fun contest. My husband said he'd go with me. What a unique contest.

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  17. Meh. Erin is one of my bestest CPs. She'll give me a headshot just by asking for one. Right, Erin?

    Erin ... ?

    Hunger Games is going to open huge! :)

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  18. Your awesome. Your contest is awesome. I am a follower and I will go post about you on facebook :)

    PS. It is Vegas weather over here... and we are missing hanging out with you!

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  19. First, can I just say I had no idea what Fandango was? I kept hearing Queen in my head, "Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?" LOL

    Hmm, if I decided to have a random giveaway, I would probably offer a blog button, header image, or something like that. (What can I say? I'm broke!)

    (2) Thanks for sharing the fun! :)

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  20. I can attest that you are a bigger "B" word than you originally thought!!! hahaha... little sisters are allowed to say things like that to their older sisters aren't they?! I would probably give away ice cream... :)

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  21. I am ridiculously excited for The Hunger Games!! Ahh! I want to re-read the book the week in preparation :) I've never done a giveaway on my blog, but for my 1 year blogaversary I pre-ordered an extra signed copy of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys to giveaway. That's, um, not until October though. At least I'm thinking ahead? haha.

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    1. Oh, I also mentioned this on my blog! (Well, it's scheduled, will be posted later :))

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  22. so excited about hg!
    and i just saw erin's fun contest. too bad i live in ohio!!
    i will be announcing a contest of my own on monday, along with erin's and now yours! yeah!

    thanks for coming out of your contest shell =)

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  23. Wow, great giveaway idea! I'd randomly give away... well, I always default to books b/c I love them so much :D

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  24. I'm so excited for The Hunger Games! This is a great idea. I'd probably either giveaway books for the readers or a critique for the writers. Or maybe a gift card to a restaurant b/c that's fun sometimes.

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  25. I really want to go to the hunger games! So awesome. Count me in. If I were to hold a giveaway, I would give away an amazon gift card, because then people can get what they want :)

    I follow your blog, and I facebooked about your giveaway!

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  26. You're so funny.
    I used to be SOOO good about awards, and even now I mean to at least MENTION the people who give me awards on my blog. But I don't . . .
    But I MEAN to.

    Enjoy the Hunger Games!!

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  27. 2 entries for me please: I follow you, and for a giveaway, I would offer a Target gift card--love that store!

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  28. Awesome contest idea! Two entries for me, please!

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  29. Bravo on the fab idea! If I were to do a giveaway, I'd give a fandango gift certificate because this wicked awesome movie is coming out called The Hunger Games. Yeah, a smart idea, I know. :)

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  30. I would give away my home-made knitted and crocheted hats. Hopefully people would enter ;)

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    1. That's three entries for me, ma'lady.

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  31. Hey Jessie! Just want to let you know that you've been tagged for the Lucky 7 Meme. If you'd like to play along, you can find the info in my blog post here: http://fromimaginationtoink.blogspot.com/2012/03/lucky-7-meme.html :)

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  32. I hate to be unoriginal, but I would give Fandango bucks as well. I feel kind of dumb, but I didn't even know you could purchase them. Great idea, thanks. I actually love blog awards and contest. When I first started blogging I got like three awards in one day and it took me a while to respond to all and pass them on. I guess I took too long be I never received another one, LOL.

    Count me in. I am a follower, would give Fandango bucks ad I am going to tweet about it and post about it on facebook. That is four (4) for me. I am excited.

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  33. Show me the Movie Money!!!!! I got goosebumps watching a trailer today. I can't wait to see it. I am planning a 200 follower contest and I'm gonna five away a book.

    I am commenting, I'm a follower and I'll Tweet about it.

    Have a great weekend.

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  34. Of course I'm a follower! And I tweeted and Facebooked! I will post on my blog tomorrow! :) AND...hmmm, I have nothing exciting to giveaway. Although I love the idea of Fandango bucks. I may have to steal it. Anything with swag is fun! :)

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  35. I just gave away a $20 Amazon Gift Card and 2 books on my blog for my 100 followers blowout extravaganza.. when I hit 200 I'll have to amp it up a bit. I hadn't really thought about doing a Fandango giveaway, but it's a great idea. In fact, I just used Fandango this weekend to go see John Carter with my 9 yo son as our Father/Son time.. we had a blast, and the movie was pretty good too.

    So that's 2 for me, but I'll be going to see Hunger Games regardless. Super-stoked to see it on screen.

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  36. I follow

    and comment.

    I give away all sorts of things. Mostly my undying affection.

    I'll tweet and facebook as well and tag you in them :)

    I really want to see Hunger Games :)

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  37. I follow via gfc
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  38. If I had a blog, I'd giveaway a Barnes and noble gift card
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  39. These are so fun, I've actually won a couple youtube contests! So that means two entries for me. If I had a blog giveaway, which is something that's already in blue print form, it would have to be a weekend trip giveaway to my timeshare. By the way, if anyone is interested in an insane homeschooler who has the nutty idea to start a business, I'm over at anisah-mythreesons.blogspot.com. See ya there! :-D

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