Archive for November, 2010


First off, let’s quickly announce that the October Points Update has been posted.  One set of numbers still hasn’t been submitted and that will be up as soon as it arrives.  A few changes to the top numbers did occur, so check out the Rankings on the 2010 Race Details tab above to see what has happened.

But let’s not overlook at that registration for the 2011 Great TB Race has been underway for the last month.  The entry numbers are slowly growing, but more are always welcome.  We have also had our first door prizes in my hands (I believe a few of you have already sent your stuff in, so I’m only referring to what I already have here at Great TB Race Home Base).  SudsyMaggie donated two travel tags.  One is a Breast Cancer Awareness tag, and the other is a GeoWoodstock VIII tag.  Both are unactivated.  So with that, the 2011 Prize Pool begins.

And now…for the contest.  Last year, we introduced Twitter Contests.  The prize…free entry to the race.  So let’s get started.  For this first contest, you will be winning free entry to the race.  This entails a free TB, your choice of a selection of possible TB attachments, and your $2 entry fee will be voided.  How can you win?  Just follow these steps:

  1. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, then you will need to go to the website and create one.  No worries, it’s entirely free.  If you have an account already, then login to your account.
  2. You need to follow my account.  That would be TripCyclone.  For those unfamiliar or new to Twitter, when you click on that link (the one to the left), you’ll see a page pull up with my account stats on the right.  Click on the “Follow” button to become a follower.  If you are already a follower, then you are good to go.
  3. Post a Tweet that includes #GreatTBRace and http://t.co/gqPMbRj.  The Tweet can say whatever you want, as long as it contains those two items.

That’s all you need to do.  But let’s put a few rules.  You can enter no more than once per day between now and the end of the contest.  The contest ends at 10 PM Central Time on Wednesday, November 17th.  Obviously, entering each day gives you better odds.  Multiple entries beyond the first one will not be counted.

Each entry will be marked by the Twitter Account name on a spreadsheet in the order it tweeted.  Then, using a random number generator, we’ll award the prize based on your position on the sheet.  II will be searching for the #GreatTBRace hashtag each day and comparing it against my list of followers, so make sure you are following the rules.  If you aren’t following me, your entry doesn’t count.  If you don’t use the hashtag and link, your entry doesn’t count.

Any questions, post them in the comments here.  And with that, let the contest begin.

TripCyclone

UPDATE: If you have already entered the race, you can still win this prize.  You can choose to use this TB as a entry for someone of your choice, or you can request to have the TB sent to you as a free TB.

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Info Update

A few updates to mention:

The November Bonus Goals are up at the Monthly Bonus Goals page.

A points update for October is coming down the line later this week (by Friday).  Just getting a few more pieces of data into the master file.

A Twitter Contest for the 2011 Race is being arranged.  Details on Friday.

Don’t forget that registration for the 2011 race is open.  You can find out more information at the 2011 Race Details tab at the top of the site.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

TripCyclone