Friday, February 27, 2009

Ever Been Tempted To Enter A Contest?

Have you ever been tempted to enter a contest? You read the rules and marvel at the prizes; however then that little voice in the back of your mind scolds you. “Don’t waste your time. These things are always rigged – you, Average Joe, will never win a contest like this.”

Well I am here to tell you, do not listen to that inner voice. You can win that contest and earn a prize of a lifetime. My husband Paul entered the “Tell Us Your Vise Grip Story.” Of the approximate eight hundred and fifth entries, Paul’s was voted to be one of the top ten stories and he won a tool bag filled with IRWIN Vise-Grip pliers and wrenches with an estimated retail value of $550.00; a wonderful prize.

Then on January 9, 2009, he was notified that he made the cut into the top three contestants. This meant he would enjoy a trip for two to Las Vegas to watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Shelby 427. Well the big event is almost here. Paul and I fly to Las Vegas tomorrow for the “Tell Us Your Vise Grip Story” Las Vegas Event.

We check-in to the hotel at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Paul and I will have to unpack in a hurry because at 6:00 p.m. we meet with some of the event staff and fellow contest winners at a Cocktail Reception. We will have to try to limit our entertainment that night because at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, we are scheduled to be in the lobby for our limousine ride to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Our son Moses races the #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, so we have been huge NASCAR fans for a while now. What a perfect prize package for us!

The agenda states that we will be treated to pit and garage tours prior to the race. I will have my camera (with extra batteries) ready. We were also informed that we will meet Jamie McMurray and Jeff Hammond for a Question and Answer session. This is my favorite part of the package. If you have a question you think I should ask either Mr. McMurray or Mr. Hammond, leave that question in the comment section of this post. I will try to get it answered for you.

We top off this once in a lifetime race experience by enjoying the Shelby 427 from the infield. I will attempt to keep you all informed (text and photos) via the live blogging software I successfully tested yesterday (Cover It Live)


So next time you read about that contest with the awesome prize that would rock your world - go for it. Remember our story and our wonderfully generous prize package!

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Good luck!!!

anastasia said...

I am jealous. Have a wonderful time.

Firecracker! said...

Z. and Paul,

I hope you have a wonderful trip and a safe flight. I'm sure you will return with some great stories for us!

HAVE A BLAST!!!

Maybe a question you could ask Jamie..(unless you already know)..would be what was his path to the Cup Race...what other series did he spend time running in...and where did his 'big' break come from...was it being in the right place at the right time or was it knowing the right people...that got him into the series.