[ ——- This contest has ended. Joe McCormick of Iowa is the winner ——-
The other contest (my Twitter / Twitpic one with the picture guessing) that one is still going. Thank you all participants, I will make sure you all get something extra for playing. ]
I’ve been wanting to hold a contest for a while, but aside from the paid raffles at Random.org, wherein I would have needed to either have a raffle – I couldn’t think of a decent option… until today.
When I was looking through old orders today, I remembered that all orders from my store come with a purchase ID!
Currently (at the time of this posting), the most recent purchase ID is 210.
Purchase IDs are auto-generated by the store as purchases are completed, and an email containing this purchase ID is automatically sent to the buyer via email.
Since 10 purchases, big or small would be nice to have, and not to ambitious a goal: I am going for purchase ID 220 – Purchase ID 220 will be the winner, and the winner will now almost immediately whether or not they won.
If your email receipt says “purchase #220”, you win – if paid for by e-check, winner will be declared if/when the e-check clears and not before, a canceled payment or bounced e-check for the winning purchase of course disqualifies the winner.
The contest ends Wednesday July 8th, 2009, the winner will be announced here Thursday July 9th.
If there is no #220 by that time, #215 wins, if there is no #215, then #212 wins, if there is no #121, #211 wins. If there is no #211, then no one has participated, and one can’t pull a winner from a list of zero participants – but as long as someone buys something, someone wins.
The winner receives a limited-edition and hand-embellished Antarctic Expedition Giclee**, or the original 5×7 engraving for “20,000 Leagues Under (the Nautilus)” – their choice. No cash value can be substituted for winnings – I am an artist and therefore do not possess this “cash” you speak of.
** For the giclee, I will even cover up to $15 of the shipping cost – meaning if you are in the States, shipping is free. This item will ship rolled, not stretched and mounted – so shipping should still be relatively cheap if not free wherever.