I Go on Vacation, You Get a Contest!

Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today’s world it has become a necessity. 
~Author Unknown

We are going on vacation soon and will be driving cross-country to see family and go to my brother’s wedding reception. When I PCSed to Washington (since Huzzy had come 10 months before), I did a contest where we counted the Walmart trucks on our trip and the winner got some prize, which I can’t remember what it was.

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

This time, I’ll be running a contest to guess the number of FedEx trucks (because we seemed to see more of them when we were counting the other trucks).  If you want a suggestion, you could always search my blog and see how many Walmart trucks we saw… and remember we saw more FedEx trucks the last time, but I can’t guarantee that will happen again.

Here are the particulars:

Contest:  Guess the number of FedEx trucks we’ll see on our trip back to Michigan, without going over. Kinda like The Price is Right.

What You Can Win: The winner will get a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Yeah, because I’m that awesome.

Contest Tips:  Check out the map to see where our travels will take us. We’ll be traveling about 5,200 miles round-trip through 13 different states.

Rules: The winner will be the person who comes closest to the correct answer without going over. In the event of a tie, I will use random.org to name the winner. Sorry folks, but only one guess per entry (comment). The contest will end at 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, July 28, 2013.  I’ll post the winner no later than Saturday, August 3.

How to Enter: First of all, you MUST leave a comment on this post with your first guess. However, you can increase your chances of winning by doing the following:

  1. One (1) additional entry if you:  follow my blog. Leave a comment here with your guess and let me know you follow my blog.
  2. One (1) additional entry per day for each day you:  tweet about this contest. While you can tweet as many times as you want a day, only one per day will count! Don’t forget to @wifeyofasailor so I know you did it. Leave another comment (with another guess as to how many you think we’ll see) with your Twitter name and the date/time you tweeted.
  3. One (1) additional entry if you: comment on a guest post posted between July 13 and July 28, 2013. Only one entry per guest post. I’ll be hosting a few guest posts while I’m gone and if you make a comment on their post, come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did and give me your next guess.

If you start today (July 8), that’s 20+ chances to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Nifty, eh?



42 thoughts on “I Go on Vacation, You Get a Contest!

  1. Mother of mercy, you have some serious mileage coming your way! I’m a follower & my guess is…147. I saw that you’ll be in my home (and current) town of St. Louis, hope the weather is cool for your stop!

  2. I follow you, haha. Um, It’s so hard to guess! Too bad you’re traveling before ! am otherwise I’d do a little research before guessing:) Since it’s over 2 weeks I’m going to say 198.

  3. Have a safe trip! Hope our weather in STL is bearable on your way through! 🙂
    My guess is 121.

  4. A little late to the party, but I’m going to guess 130! And I follow your blog via feedly now that Google Reader kicked the bucket! =)

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