Sunday, October 5, 2008

Even BIGGER Giveaway!

This giveaway provided me with a dilemma. When I saw 94 entries from the same party, I thought to myself that it wasn't quite fair to the rest of the entrants. Then I realized that I had set up the rules, and those rules were followed. There didn't seem to be any fair option except to carry out the giveaway the way I had set it up and to let the chips (or the Chipotle) fall where it may.

I plugged the numbers into Random.org to get the winning number. It turned out to be the entry in the #3 position. So, congratulations to Debbielynne for her winning entry. If the winner will send me an e-mail at mbroadway@comcast.net, with your mailing address, the Chipotle Gift Card will be on its way shortly thereafter. Enjoy.

So here comes the next giveaway. We're raising the stakes this time, and learning from our previous mistakes. The winner of this giveaway will receive a $20 Gift Card from WalMart. So, since it's worth more, you're going to have to do a little more work. Here are the rules:

RULE NUMBER ONE:
One entry per person. Multiple entries from the same party will be deleted.

RULE NUMBER TWO:
You have to make a comment about this site. What you like. What you don't like. What you'd like to see more of, or less of. Whatever. It's your opinion and I'd like to hear it.


RULE NUMBER THREE:
The contest will not end until at least 100 entries have been received, or until 12:01 AM on October 31st, whichever comes later. That will give you time to get to WalMart to buy up a bunch of that Halloween candy that will probably be on sale by then.


Finally, I'm sure everyone knows why we have these giveaways. Obviously, if we have more traffic and more income, we can offer more and bigger giveaways. And that's all I have to say about that.

So enter now, and feel free to pass this blog address along to anyone you wish.

29 comments:

Beeb said...

I'd like to see more posts about girlie-girl stuff! That one was my favorite.

Thank you for offering this fun giveaway! :)

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

starlight8 said...

Hi, Michael. I am a huge fan of the TV show Mad Men (which is actually set in the early 60's) and have really been enjoying learning more about the 50s/60s lately, so I'm happy to have found your site. I liked the post about suburbia and would love to learn more about homelife in the 50s. Also, the hula hoop commercial is actually footage from an early 90s film called "The Hudsucker Proxy" which is modeled on Frank Capra movies (I think) and is set in the late 50s. If you've never seen it, check it out. It's a gem, one of my favorites.
The giveaway's a fun idea. Thanks for offering it!

debbielynne said...

First I want to thank you for the Chipotle giveaway.

I really enjoyed the Howdy Doody post.

I'd like to see more toys from the 50's featured.

Sissy said...

This site is so cool! All these giveaways are awesome! I'm going to keep trying to win, but even if I don't, I'm learning so much useless information! I love to write in exclamations!

When are you going to give us the history of the little red box with the two handles on the front? You know, the one where you draw straight lines on the screen. Oh yeah, the Etch-A-Sketch. I always loved that toy.

Also, do you remember the stupid rectangular cans we used that made us a whopping six inches taller than normal? There was a cord tied through each can and we held onto the cord and "walked" ourselves around in those stupid things. Who made those? And what were they called?

I really love this site! Keep it up.

Richelle said...

I love your movie on the side.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Naomi Joy said...

The best thing about your blog is the giveaways!

Emily said...

more toys would be fun : )

justusseven said...

Love your blog - very organized! Thanks for the chance to win =)

rebecca said...

I like the simple layout of your blog. So many blogs just have too much going on. But this I like. (Plus, I love the colour scheme...)

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Jawan said...

I appreciate the history you give about some of the items you write about. I especially enjoyed your words regarding the history of Silly Putty. Thanks!

gkstratos said...

I'd like to see more on achieving that 50s look , especially the hair.
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one frugal lady said...

I have already commented on your other site, and this one is just as great! In a sense, I learn some things along the way, and all kinds of wonderful memories come back into my mind. Unfortunately, on the other hand, it makes me feel really old! Oh, well... I am sure I am not the only one! I love this site! You know, I think you have a knick with these things...
Keep up the great work!

Danielle said...

I love the "It happened today" part on the side bar and the fifties videos.

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Sandy said...

I like your giveaways and how organized your blog is. It's very classy looking!

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Anonymous said...

I just found your blog today but the giveaways are looking to be the best part so far ;)

grnmtngirl
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janetfaye said...

I am a baby boomer and I enjoy reading posts about the 50's.

I liked your Silly Putty post.
I used to lol beg my parents to buy it for me.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Renee said...

I like the girlie girl post but i hated to be reminded about panty hose. Who wants to be reminded about panty hose? And yep, a man invented them. Keep up the interesting work!

steph said...

I love your point of view! Thanks,steph

nancijin said...

I would like to see a recipe from vintage cookbooks, you asked
thanks for the giveaways

c117 said...

The giveaways are the best!
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Nanci said...

Wow! THis is great. I love the giveaways. Thanks for this one.

MrsAdams06 said...

I like the videos on the sidebar. Very cool.

Charlene said...

I don't know if I had an actual Betsey Wetsey or a knock-off, but I definitely had one that sounded (and looked!) like her.

And silly putty was always a favorite. I'm with you, my favorite thing to do with silly putty was lift the pictures from the funny papers. (they weren't comics, they were funny papers!)

Great site!

Crystal @ The Thrifty Mama said...

What a cute website. I like all the pictures especially. The girlie girl stuff is great. Thanks for entering me. thethriftymama @ gmail.com (remove spaces)

LANA said...

Yum, chocolate! Were there candy specialty shops back then? How much was candy? Thanks for the entry!

Anonymous said...

Well, of course, I like the giveaways. But I really like what you do with things like the Silly Putty post. What memories it brings back. Thank you.
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Never2Late2Save said...

I love reading what happened today. Great Giveaway!
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1BlessedMomma said...

I love the 'what happend today' facts! I'm new to your site and I think it is fabulous!

Deane said...

I like looking at all of the pictures that you post!

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