Evolution of a contest: after a measure of time, it became apparent that my blog contest needed a bit of refining. I laboured over making the adjustments. It is done!
OK - we're wiping the slate clean, re-setting the timer to "ZERO" --- after a very disappointing turnout, I awarded the 7 particpants who partially completed the requirements before Wednesday July 20th $10 each and I'm now OFFICIALLY revamping the Summer 2011 USD $100 Giveaway
If you don't have paypal and live outside the USA you can still enter and win! The prize money will be wired to you via Western Union or other service of your choice!
Can YOU follow a simple set of directions?
If you can, you should be able to win USD $100.
Yes, this is a contest! There will be ONE winner! All you have to do is take the FIRST STEP :::
There are only FIVE steps. Just ONE winner! How to win? Here's your clue: THINK LIKE A SPHINX!
REVISED CONTEST RULES 22.July.2011
(1) Somewhere on this very page is a LINK that will ask you to do something (perform an action). Once you perform that action, I will be notified by e-mail that you have successfully completed STEP ONE and I will then direct you to STEP TWO of this exciting challenge!
HINT: You give something, you get something!
While you are waiting for further instructions, here's a checklist of tasks for you to perform and then, if you will, document that you have done so by leaving the info in the 'comments' area:
(2) Become a follower of my blog by pressing the "Follow" button on the right hand side
This will set you up to receive additional clues and other info!
(3) Leave me a comment on this post letting me know you are now a follower
(4) Head over to twitter and follow ME!
(5) Earn more chances to win by sharing my blog to others, including but not limited to:
- Tweeting the post (and following my tweets)
- Sharing on StumbleUpon, Digg, reddit.
- Mention this post on your blog (and keep in mind that every minute you spend here is a minute you aren't spending on your writing a post for your own blog.)
NO MULTIPLE OR DUPLICATE ENTRIES ALLOWED! If I find out you've been cheating, you forfeit everything you've worked for!
(H/T to Excel Spreadsheets Blog for setting a better example of running a $100 Giveaway, which I used as a model for this incarnation of the giveaway!)
More LEGAL Stuffs::: Open to all! All winners must be 18 years of age or older.
Dave Lucas is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or emails sent or entries mailed but not received by me for any reason, as potential contest winners.
Winner of the contest will be contacted at the "sender" email used to enter the contest (the email you submitted when you found the first link and perfromed the required action), and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply email as the winner. Dave Lucas will transfer the contest prize to the email address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email. (The prize may also be sent by postal mail if conditions warrant).
Only one entry per email address... no person may enter the contest more than once by using multiple email addresses.
Claiming of prizes requires an email to Dave Lucas from the winning sender email address within 15 days of being notified of winning at the email used to enter. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. Dave Lucas is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner.
If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Dave Lucas will substitute a prize of like or equal value.
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