So a few weeks ago I asked you guys to help me figure out what I should do with my 1000th post. Should it be a regular old post or something Exciting! Celebratory! Magnificent! You all had some great, and not so great suggestions. Sorry, but I won't be doing 1000 pushups in "celebration." Someone suggested a giveaway and I decided to go with that option. But before I go into details about that, I'm going to tell you about my grandpas.
So why have I just told you all this? Well, for a few reasons actually. First of all, since both my grandpas died in the 1990s I have just never written about them on this blog. Secondly, I am celebrating my 1000th post in a couple of ways. Starting today (Grandpa Ewert's birthday) and ending on May 14, 2013 (Grandpa Krahn's birthday) you can enter to win my giveaway.
In honour of my 1000th post I am giving away two gift cards. The first gift card is worth 1000 Canadian pennies (which have been taken out of circulation as of February 2013) or $10. (I would have loved to giveaway $1000 as someone suggested but that will have to wait until this blog gets corporate sponsors! Ha ha ha!) It will be for Starbucks. It will go to one of my blog friends who comments on this post. The second gift card (of the same amount) will be for Starbucks OR Tim Horton's OR Second Cup (winner's choice) and will go to one of my "in real life" friends or family who comment on this post.
I decided to give away two gift cards because I know there are a bunch of people I know in real life who NEVER EVER comment. I thought it would be unfair for them to suddenly come out of the woodwork and comment and win when some of you loyal blog readers have commented every day (or near enough) for months and months. So I'm giving away two cards.
To win, leave a comment on this post before 6pm EST May 14, 2013. Sadly, tweeting about this contest, being my friend on Facebook, leaving multiple comments or doing anything else will not get you more entries :) It will just draw more people to comment here and lessen your chances of winning. I will not be mentioning this giveaway again until my 1000th post where I will announce the winners. You can expect that post within a few days of the giveaway's end. This giveaway is not being sponsored by Tim's or Starbucks or anyone else except by my husband, Dave, and I. (I've never hosted a giveaway before and I don't know if I need to make any disclaimers!) The winners will be picked out of a hat by Sam or Rachel. I get to decide if you are an "IRL" friend or "blog" friend. If you have a persuasive argument for one or the other let me know and I will consider it! And if you are an "anonymous commenter" make sure I know who you are.
And if you need an idea as to what kind of comment to leave, feel free to ask me something you want to know about me or Canada or my family or... As long I have answers, and they're not too personal, I'll answer them in my 1000th post. And now let The Great Grandpa Giveaway begin!
Good luck and may the odds be EVER in your favour :)