Let me get this out of the way: not a big fan of all the contests & giveaways I see out there. Typically they involve some sort of hoop jumping and a prize. Fine, not a big deal, just that I always wonder what motivates people to do the hoops. Y’know what I mean?
So let’s call this an "organic giveaway." What happened is that very late to the party, I posted about Ann Marie Michaels’ cooking class the other day and much to my surprise, Ann Marie informs me yesterday that my post sold six classes. That’s $720 revenue (I get a piece, but I don’t recall how much) for what I consider to be an excellent cause. Her blog, while not fully Paleo, is tops. She cares about food and is out there getting others to care.
So, she gave me a class for free. I logged in and lesson number one is so chock full (with 11 more to come) that I knew I was not going to be able to get the value out of it that such immense effort deserves. I have a LOT going on, including regulatory compliance issues with my company, a startup I’m working on, selling my house & moving, and more.
So I asked Ann Marie if I could give the class away. Of course, she agreed, and so here we are.
To enter, just post a comment. I’ll cut it off either, when I get 50 comments or, tomorrow (Monday) noon, PDT (so worst case if you get in is a 1:50 shot). Say whatever you like, but any comment is an entry. I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner.
I’d only ask that entrants be enthusiastic about making full use of the course and have the cycles to do so. Those who enter but don’t win will be provided a code for a $20 discount.
Update a few hours later: We’re at our fill of 50 comments. And a deal is a deal. I want everyone who signed to have a 1:50 shot at the win. Still, 49 of you aren’t going to win, so you might consider that next time you plop down grassfed beef money on a lottery ticket where 50 million of you aren’t going to win. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow AM and give instructions as to how you losers can get a $20 discount.
Hard to believe, but random.org picked ‘1’ out of a range from 1-53 (the number of comments minus the two replies at the top). I should have made a screen clip, but at first I wondered if perhaps something was wrong as that seems an unlikely result so I clicked it again and it chose 30, then 36, so it’s working properly. And I have to go with the first go-round and so, #1 is the winner: JP at Primal Journal. I’ll email the details. Also, anyone who fully intends to purchase the course and wants the $20 discount, please email me so I can verify you entered the contest and I’ll get you the discount code. But please don’t email unless you fully intend to purchase, i.e., have already made your decision. Thanks all for playing along. And congrats to JP.