Back in episode #62 of Geek Dads Weekly, and again in #64, Drew and I announced a contest wherein we’d give away five books from one of our favorite publishers, Barefoot Books. This was the original announcement:
We have a new contest to announce thanks to Barefoot Books! We’d like you to call our feedback line at 281-241-QAQN and tell us two things: what your favorite book was when you were a kid, and what you think your favorite Barefoot book might be. That’s all there is to it! The winner will receive 5 free books from Barefoot.
Well… nobody called. We were so upset that we canceled the recording of the show today. Okay, maybe there was another reason. But still.
We asked around, polled a few people that we knew were aware of the contest, and we discovered that universally, everyone hates taking the time to call someone on the phone. To a person, they all said that had the contest been run a different way, we would have certainly had entries. So… here we are.
The contest has been revised! We really want to introduce Barefoot Books to people, and we’re going to take another week to run this contest right. Here are the new and improved rules.
Win 5 free books from Barefoot Books!
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Open to U.S. residents only. Shipping address may not be a P.O. Box. Deadline for entry is 7:59pm Eastern on February 13th, 2011. The winner may either pick five (5) books from BarefootBooks.com or elect to be surprised and have the books chosen by Daniel and Drew. Voicemails may be played on a future episode of Geek Dads Weekly with contact information masked. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Side effects may include drowsiness, which is probably what you’re looking for when reading to your kids at bedtime.
How to enter
You may rack up several entries – up to 9! – and each entry will be assigned a number. Everyone’s numbers will be run through random.org and a winning number will be selected.
Mandatory: leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite childhood book and what book from BarefootBooks.com you think you’d like to read with your kids (or give to someone you know with kids – the contest is open to everyone!) Remember, you’ll win five books, not just the one you tell us about here. This is worth one entry.
- Follow @QAQN, @BenSpark and @livebarefoot on Twitter. Leave a comment here with your Twitter name for verification. You’ll get one bonus entry for each follow.
- Become a fan of (“Like”) QAQN, BenSpark and Barefoot Books on Facebook. Please leave a comment here for verification. You’ll get one bonus entry for each Facebook connection.
- Call our feedback line, 281-241-QAQN and tell us your favorite childhood book and what book from BarefootBooks.com you’d like to have. Two bonus entries. Please leave a comment saying you’ve called in; it’ll make tracking the number of entries easier.
- Sign up for QAQN site updates via the email newsletter (top of the sidebar to the right). Again, please leave a comment saying you’ve signed up to make tracking the entries easier. One bonus entry.
We’ll run this contest for the rest of this week and announce a winner on the next Sunday episode of Geek Dads Weekly with Drew and I. You’ve got until 7:59pm Eastern on February 13th, 2011. Good luck!