Sometime around Christmas I started thinking about having a go at my first contest. At that point I had been a "blogger" for a little over a year and figured is was about time to give it a try, all I had to do was come with something to give away that would be of interest to a very diverse group of collectors/readers.
The question of what to give away was answered for me when my post Black Friday COMC hoard arrived along with the scratch-offs that yielded multiple free shipping credits (even though you can only use one) that had to be used by March 31st (I'll get back to that in a second). The "when" part of the equation seemed pretty simple to after looking ahead, at the time, and calculating that I should be reaching 200 posts around the middle of March. Perfect reason to hold a contest, right? Right, the only problem is I miscalculated my future output a bit. How much was I off by? Well, this is only post #168, so...
To be fair, I was only off by 32! So instead of celebrating #200 with a contest, I will be celebrating #168 with a contest.
In an attempt to appeal to as many people as possible, the winner will receive $15 of my COMC credit (earned from challenges) to buy whatever they want. All you have to do is find what you want, give me the info on it (seller, item number, etc.), I'll buy it and then add the item(s) to my shipment and send the winner's stuff out once I receive them. I will leave this contest open until Saturday night (the 18th), which will give the winner up to thirteen days to choose their item(s), as I have to put the shipment request in by the 31st. All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment to let me know you want in. The names of all the entrants will be randomized four times to pick a winner.
And since this my first contest, I would really like to reach as many people as I can, so a contest plug on your blog, or Twitter (if you don't have a blog) will earn you an extra entry. Just be sure to leave a link in the comments section below.
Oh, and since I know what it's like to finish last in a contest (stupid randomizer!), whoever lands in that last spot will get something as well. I don't know what yet, it probably won't be the greatest thing ever, but it will be something tailored to your interests.
Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.