Monday, March 13, 2017

It's about time for a contest!

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.

54 comments:

  1. I'll enter. Thanks for running it. I got three scratchoffs and got nothing.

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  2. I've just finished sorting the giant box of basketball cards you sent me, so I feel like I'm being greedy by entering your contest. That said.. I'm entering your contest :D

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    1. Also, I promoted your contest in my latest post. Here's the link.

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  3. Sure, I'll enter? So you know I've been sharing your posts on twitter (@beansbcardblog)!

    -kin
    Ifeellikeacollectoragain.blogspot.com

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  4. Count me in for the contest, please.
    [Also, contest plugged over at http://torontobluejayscollection.blogspot.ca]

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  5. I'd like to toss my hat in this ring!

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  6. I'm in, thanks for the contest!

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  7. Count me in . I'll put a link on my twitter site. @markhoyle4

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  8. I'm in! Contest pimped as well: http://remembertheastrodome.blogspot.com/2017/03/an-assorted-mailday.html

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  9. I'm in, thanks to the link on Bru's blog - updating my latest entry with a link as well.

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  10. Nice!.. thanks for the contest.

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  11. Count me in. Will pimp it on my newly renovated blog too if I can get it to quit crashing when adding an image today...

    http://thecollectivemind.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hey there Jon, count me in.
    I also pimped your contest last night on my twitter @omsports42
    Thanks for the contest

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  13. Sign me up for (almost) any contest that offers a last place prize!

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    1. And pimped....

      http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-comc-themed-contest.html

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  15. I'm in like Fred Lynn. I used this line on a YouTube contest entry a few weeks ago and won. Figured I'd give it a shot again. I'll try to post a plug in my next post.

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  16. Sweet! Count me in, and great job on the blog.

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  17. Found this from a link on Remember the Astrodome. I love Get Smart so when I saw the meme I had to jump in!

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  18. Sounds like an awesome contest. I wish I would have found your blog sooner, but I'm now following it.

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  19. Count me in. Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who rewards the person who finishes last during randomization. :)

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  20. I'll throw my cap in the ring, too! I'm also now following your blog. Thanks for the contest!

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  21. Thanks, Jon, this is a great contest so I'm in. I'm also now following you (I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes) and linked to you from both my blogs. Here's a contest pimp for you: http://toomanycg.blogspot.com/2017/03/2017-trade-package-6-pedestrian.html

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  22. My post tonight includes a plug

    http://cardsasiseethem.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-penny-sleeve-is-card-earned.html

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  23. I'm new here and in.

    Plugged here - http://mysportsandsportscards.blogspot.com/2017/03/blog-contest.html

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  24. I'll take 1500 penny sleeves, please!

    :-). Thanks for the contest.

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  25. I Def want in! The 19th is my birthday :)

    https://twitter.com/SportCardCollec/status/842296008528683008

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  26. I'll join the fun. Thanks for the contest.

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  27. I'm in! And it seems odd to me that you've had a blog for three years and I'm just now finding it. Well you can thank your contest for that. I've added you to my blog roll as well.

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  28. I'm in, and I promoted it here:

    http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-contest-at-penny-sleeve-for-your.html

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  29. count me in, will also pimp it later on tonight. will comment the link

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  30. Thanks for the contest !!!
    pimped :http://fanatticsportscards.blogspot.com/2017/03/penny-sleeve-contest.html
    Keep On Collecting !!

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  32. I'm in and following now, pimped below, thanks for the contest.

    http://condition-sensitive.blogspot.ca/2017/03/contest-pimp.html

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  33. I am now following and in for the contest. Thanks!

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  34. Congrats on post #168!! I'm in, thank you for the contest

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  35. Would enjoy entering as well! 168ftw

    Twitter promo bonus: https://twitter.com/Skroeker24/status/842555384770543616

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  36. I'm in. Thanks for running this contest.

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