You could win a $50 gift card on me

Somewhere before the end of this day, this blog will host its 100,000th visitor. In celebration, I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to a chain restaurant of your choice (Applebee’s, Chili’s, Red Lobster, etc. – anywhere that’s convenient for me to buy a gift certificate!). If you prefer, the gift card can come from a major national retailer, such as Best Buy or Amazon.

I won’t be able to pinpoint exactly who the 100,000th visitor is, so here’s what I’ll do instead. If you leave a comment on this blog post (critical comments are ok; off-color comments aren’t), and subscribe to the blog by email (use the “Subscribe by Email” tool near the top of the right hand column), I’ll put you in a drawing for the gift card. I’ll make a spread sheet and use a random number generator to select the winner.

The “Subscribe by Email” feature gives me a more accurate understanding of who’s subscribing, and it will let me verify that you subscribed. You’ll be able to unsubscribe at any time, if you wish, but I hope you won’t.

And yes, if you’re already subscribed by email, you are eligible. Just leave a comment if you want to be part of the drawing.

So remember, to be eligible:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post.
  2. Subscribe to this blog by email if you haven’t already done so.

To be eligible, enter by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for reading!

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6 Responses to You could win a $50 gift card on me

  1. Ray Colon says:

    Hi Peter,

    Congrats on your reaching this milestone.

    I understand why you would want to build your Email subscription list — the Feedburner metrics on RSS subscriptions are a bit sketchy and Email seems like a more direct way to reach subscribers, but I’m not convinced that that’s so. Of the sites who offer only Email subscriptions, I find that I rarely read the ones I’ve subscribed to. But I usually do read the subscriptions in my Google Reader. They are always waiting for me there in one spot, whereas Emails are quickly pushed down the line, never to be seen again.

    I already subscribe to your feed, but since you’ve asked, I’ll subscribe to the Emails as well, and we’ll see how it goes.

    Ray

  2. I know, I’m 99,999, right? Congratulations Peter!!

  3. Michelle Garrett says:

    Congratulations! Just signed up to receive via email.

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