Monday, July 26, 2010

The Giveaway--the Tolkienish Something

It's here. Finally.

The giveaway.

The Tolkienish Something.

The Whizz-Bang.

All of that. Teenage Writer's first giveaway begins NOW.

How do you try to win that Tolkienish Something? You get entries. As you know, I gave a chance to guess the prize earlier and so get an extra entry, but, unfortunately, no one guessed it. :D

Anyway, there are THREE ways to get entries.

1) You must follow. Automatic entry (although this requires a comment to claim your entry) to those who already follow. To those who don't, please comment if you do decide to follow. :)

2) You must blog about it. I'd appreciate if you'd either contact me via email (see the page titled 'Contact Me' below the title of the blog) or comment on here to tell me that you blogged about it and give me the link so I can make sure that it's legit. :)

3) And for those smart cookies out there who are thinking, "It wouldn't matter if I did both of those; so will everyone else, and I'd have the same chances as if there were only one way to get entries." So that's why I have this; every day, Tuesday through Friday, I will have a post with some sort of LOTR trivia. The first person who answers correctly gets an entry. But if that first person answers correctly without looking it up, he or she gets a BONUS entry. :D I'll be relying on you guys and gals to be truthful, though. :)

Just for clarification, if that first person who answers the question correctly looks the answer up, but someone else who hadn't looked it up answers correctly after that person, the bonus entry doesn't count. :)

But what's the Tolkienish Something?


It's a The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Boxed Set, 1977 Ballantine edition. With a golden box. :) The edition I own is a little more faded and slightly frayed around the edges than this Amazon picture, but the books are in great condition for their age.

But wait! If you're thinking it's just some old copies of LOTR, prepare to be amazed. Literally just a little bit ago, I found this page on Amazon.com. Turns out this edition is quite collectable--and expensive. :)

The funniest thing? I bought it at a Goodwill for a dollar. Literally a dollar.

Two more notes;

One, I am happy to announce I will be able to ship to Canada! :D So no worries, those of you who live in Canada.

And two, if you are closely related to me, you cannot participate. ;)

Let the Giveaway begin!

16 comments:

Seth said...

Hehe. Enter me :) And I'm already following. By the way, since I love Tolkien and am looking forward to the trivia-mostly to see if you can stump me-when will you be posting the question? I can't be on the computer all day so if I have some kind of idea as to when to check it that'd be nice lol.

Jake said...

Well, I cannot name a specific time (it'd almost be cheating! :D), but I'll be doing it once every day tomorrow through Friday.

Eldra said...

Ooohhh. . . I want! I want! And I'll try and do a post about it soon!!

Beorn said...

LOL I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I would have never thought of that set because I OWN IT!! =0 lol!!

Squeaks said...

Oh my word *jaw hangs loosely with shock* I really hope my Tolkien skills are polished up! But just in case they aren't, I've come to announce that:

1. I'm your follower
&
2. I posted about this most amazing giveaway.

I can't wait until tomorrow!! (p.s., if you answer the trivia question correctly, do you get to try to answer another one for extra "extra" points?)

Squeaks.

Jake said...

@Eldra
All right, I have one entry to your name. :) You don't have to contact me or comment, since I follow your blog, when you write the blog post. I'll comment and tell you of your recieved entry. :)

@Beorn
Uh, ya want to win another set? ;) Just kidding. But if you want to, feel free. :D

@Squeaks
Both of your entries are noted. :D And no, once you answer a question, you get an entry--but you can't try to answer another question. One bonus entry per person.

Thanks, everyone! I have a blast of entries already. :D I have a feeling this will be a successful giveaway. XD

Dwibble said...

Man, oh, man, I desperately want to enter. I already follow you and I'm ready for some LotR trivia!

Seth said...

@Jake, It's not cheating ;) Everybody would know when you would post it. If anything it would encourage competition. But 'tis your giveaway so do what you want ;)

Jake said...

@Dwibble
All right, I have your entries down and I saw your blog post. :)

@Seth
But I know SOME PEOPLE are keen for some LOTR trivia (lol). But I'll just go ahead and keep it a secret. ;)

Noah said...

I am following! Please enter me!

Noah said...

Posted on my blog at http://noahsreads.blogspot.com/2010/07/lord-of-rings-giveaway.html

Jake said...

All right, thanks! :)

Nathanael said...

I am following.

Jake said...

All right. :D I've got you down. :)

BESM said...

I follow, please put me down for an entry. ^-^

I also posted about it. Here: http://contests-besm.blogspot.com/

Jake said...

All right, I have you down! :)