It’s Contest Time!
As we mentioned yesterday, we are going to be running contests all month long here at TheYawkeyWay.com. Without further ado, here is the first contest.
If you follow any other Boston Red Sox blog(s), you have probably seen one or two contests giving away the newest Red Sox Box Set, The Boston Red Sox: Essential Games of Fenway Park. We were able to get our “mits” on two copies. Seemed like a great chance to give them away to our readers. (We received a third copy but had to hold onto it!)
Here are the details on the set:
DISC 1: Sept. 30, 1967 Regular Season vs. Minnesota Twins — Carl Yastrzemski hit his 44th home run as the Sox tied for the lead in a four-team American League pennant race.
DISC 2: 1975 World Series Game 6 vs. the Cincinnati Reds — This see-saw battle of the Titans ended with Carlton Fisk and his 12th inning game-ending home run.
DISC 3: Apr. 29, 1986 Regular Season vs. Seattle Mariners — 23-year-old Roger Clemens set the Major League record with 20 strikeouts in this hallmark game.
DISC 4: 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and MLB All-Century Team celebration — Fenway Park was selected to house the final Mid-Summer Classic of the 20th Century and the festivities riveted the world.
DISC 5: 1999 American League Championship Series Game 3 vs. New York Yankees — Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez shutdown the vaunted Yankees and former Boston pitcher Roger Clemens with 12 strikeouts over 7 innings.
DISC 6: Apr. 22, 2007 Regular Season vs. New York Yankees — Boston dispensed with its archrival Yankees in large part thanks to four consecutive home runs.
We think you’ll agree this is a nice box set to have. We were a little too young to catch the 1967 and 1975 games, and remember just bits and pieces of Clemens; 20 strikeout performance.
To sweeten the pot; we are finalizing an exclusive TheYawkeyWay.com product. One of these will be added to both prizes. What is this exclusive prize? Give us a week or so and we will announce it. It has ties to one of the moments captured on the DVD set, and we are pretty sure you’ll like it!
So how do you enter? We’re glad you asked. Below are the details. Follow them carefully!
This particular contest will run all month long, ending Monday, June 30th at 12:59pm. At the end of the contest we will declare two winners and send them their prizes.
We are going to base this contest on a point/ticket system. The top two ticket totals win the prizes. Easy enough, right?
Here is how the points are broken down:
2 tickets – You will receive 2 tickets for every comment you make on our blog. The two rules that apply here are: 1) It can only be for posts from this day forward (no past posts) and 2) Your comments must be relevant to the post topic and/or the Boston Red Sox. Just keep away from gibberish to pad your total and we should be okay.
4 tickets – Sign up to our newsletter. You’ll find the signup box on the top right side of any page. Once you sign up, write a comment in this post letting us know you signed up. We will contact you and make sure we are tying your ticket totals together. (We will only ever use your email to contact you about this contest and for our monthly newsletters. We will never sell your email or spam you.)
4 tickets – Sign-up to follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theyawkeyway. If you are unfamiliar with Twitter it is a nice little tool where you can “follow” others and be kept up-to-date instantly with important news and information they want to provide you. We use it here to update people on things happening during a Red Sox game, or info happening on our site (hint: maybe some spur of the moment contests happening this month). Once you sign-up to follow us on Twitter, write a comment in this post with your Twitter profile name so we can verify. If this is a little confusing, but you want to try it out, email us, we can walk you through it.
10 tickets – If you have a blog, write a post on your blog about this contest and link to this post. You must link to this post, so that we can track it.
10 tickets – Want a quick 10 points? Digg this post by clicking this link: TheYawkeyWay.com’s Boston Red Sox Contest. Once you Digg it, write a comment back here in this post and let us know so that we can verify.
20 tickets – If you have a Boston Red Sox related blog, write a post on your blog about this contest and link to this post. You must link to this post, so that we can track it.
40 tickets – Make a YouTube video and post it to YouTube. The video has to be Boston Red Sox related and at some point in time mention our site (either the site or this contest).
Do whatever you like in the video, be creative, just somehow mention us (positive mentions may “grease our palms” wink wink). Once you post your video, write a comment back here in this post with a link to the video.
So we know what you are thinking. You won’t enter because you have no chance against someone who has a Red Sox blog, or posts a video, right? Not true at all! You do get 2 tickets per relevant comment. If we at TheYawkeyWay.com write 15 posts over the next 30 days (most likely there will be more) and you write 1 relevant comment for each post you end up with 30 tickets. If the comments in any post go back-and-forth for a while and you comment multiple times, you are in some serious business!
We think we have covered everything here. If you have any questions, ask here (comment) or shoot us an email.
Oh, in case you were wondering – the prizes are sent on our dime.