Len Penzo dot Com Is Giving Away $100 to a Lucky Reader!

That’s right folks; I’m sellin’ out.

It’s a new year, and so I wanted to thank all my readers here at Len Penzo dot Com by holding a very modest blog contest.   Of course, I’m also hoping this little contest might end up securing me at least a few new readers too.

Who Wants to Win $100?

Now, for those of you who are stopping by Len Penzo dot Com for the first time, let me just say that my primary goal here is to entertain you; hopefully, if I’m lucky, you’ll also learn something regarding personal finance or the world of money at the same time too.

If you’re new here, I invite you to browse the list of my most popular posts (which you can find in the side bar to the right).   Better yet, click on an article or two and give them a test drive; my hope is that you’ll find something here that you’ll really enjoy and become a regular reader!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that most everybody can be bought.   After all, we all have our price; I’m just praying that, in your case, it’s $100 or less.

Okay, enough self-promotion.   Let’s get to the good stuff!   Here’s how this contest works:

The grand prize is $100.

The contest runs from January 5, 2011 through Friday, February 4, 2011.

On February 5th, I will assign numbers for each valid and verified  entry received, and then conduct a random drawing using random.org.   The  winner will then be announced in a separate blog post on or around Sunday, February 6, 2011.

To participate, you’ll need to perform at least one of three specified actions; the more actions you perform, the more entries you’ll receive!

Here’s how to ensure you get the maximum number of entries:

If you perform all three actions, you’ll have  ten total entries (5 for the RSS subscription,  3 for following me on Twitter and  2 for becoming a fan of Len Penzo dot Com)!

If you’ve already done any or all of the above actions — for example, you’re already following me on Twitter, or are a subscriber — then you’re way ahead of the game!

How to Enter

In order to enter the contest, and ensure that you get credit for all of your entries, you’ll need to leave a comment at the bottom of this article with the following info:

  • Your Facebook profile id   (If you aren’t sure what your Facebook ID is, click this link to find out how to get it.)
  • Your Twitter account name
  • Your RSS subscription validation.     There are two ways you can validate your subscription: 1) Note in the comments that you subscribe via email; or 2) Tell me the secret seven-digit contest  code number for my article from December 29, 2010 entitled The Penner Awards: The 10 Craziest Money Blunders of 2010.     The seven-digit contest code number for that particular post is at the end of the article, but it can only be seen by people viewing it via their RSS feed.

So if you performed all three actions, the comment you leave below might, for example, look something like this:

Facebook ID: 14356786899666
Twitter: @JohnDoe
Contest Code: 1234567   (NOTE: If you subscribe by email, simply type “email subscriber” and I’ll verify your subscription on my end.)

IMPORTANT! You must  enter  your valid email address when you fill out the comment form below or your entry will be null and void! The address you submit is the address I will use to contact you if you win.

Tweet This for an Extra Bonus Entry!

As an added bonus, I’ll give you one (1) additional entry if you tweet the following message (limit: one bonus entry per Twitter account):

“Visit @LenPenzo for your chance to win $100 in cash!   http://tiny.cc/bccj9

By the way, there’s no need to leave a comment that you tweeted the bonus message on Twitter.   I’ll be able to track that from my Twitter account.

One Last Thing…

For the rest of the legal mumbo jumbo, you can check out my boring contest rules page.

Sound good?   Alrighty, then!     Thanks again and good luck!



Comments

  1. 5

    says

    Facebook ID: 10150117945892814
    Twitter: @Aiketa
    Email subscriber

    I did everything but I don’t know if I’m allowed to enter the contest. Hope so though, $100 are always welcomed!
    Besos a todos!

  2. 6

    says

    Facebook ID: 12807694
    Twitter: @ChandaGlover
    Contest Code: 7777777

    Come on Len, this has to be one of the most convoluted contest entries in the world.

    …okay maybe I’m exaggerating a little.

    • 7

      says

      I know, Chanda. I know. I was going to make it even harder to enter, but I ultimately decided against making everyone solve a homogeneous linear differential equation too. ;-)

      Thanks for entering! Good luck to ya! :-)

  3. 11

    says

    I’ve already signed up for everything. I do draw the line at differential equations though! I mean, my husband would because he’s the Physics major and I would of course make HIM do it. :)

    Facebook: 38518
    Twitter: gastrategist
    Subscribe: email

  4. 12

    Colleen says

    Facebook id: 605731791
    Subscribe : via email
    I refuse to twitter! but I love differential equations – I never get to use my math degree!

  5. 15

    Beth says

    I subscribe by eamil. I love getting up in the morning and reading what you’ve got to say.

  6. 23

    says

    Only 22 entries? Really? Hm… And to think I wasn’t going to enter because I thought the chances would be slim! :)

    Twitter: @GrlRedBalloon
    Contest code: 7777777

    I also tweeted your message for the bonus entry! Fingers crossed!

  7. 26

    jen says

    FB ID:1551652470649
    Twitter: sheeponahill
    Contest Code: 7777777

    Thanks for the contest!

  8. 27

    says

    Facebook ID ~ 383044622825
    Twitter ~ @jlizgar
    I subscribed via email

    Really digging your site! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. 35

    maria says

    I’ve been subscribed by email for the past few months and love your writing style and humor! :)

  10. 37

    says

    Hi there joining your contest

    Here’s my entry:

    Facebook ID=100000188474955
    Twitter: @kmaram
    Subscribed and verified by email

    Thanks a lot & Happy New Year!

  11. 41

    says

    I hope this contest is international because I am joining this :)

    subscribed via email

    Facebook ID: 126945923
    Twitter: @jojomei
    Contest Code: I can’t see any code

    I also did the bonus entry :)

  12. 42

    Eva says

    Facebook ID:Eva Bernini
    Twitter: @Altrotiroaltror (I also tweeted the contest message)
    email subscriber (with the same email of this comment)

    Thanks for the chance :)

  13. 48

    says

    Facebook ID: 530107174
    Twitter: @kayeshayne21
    Contest Code: 7777777

    I subscribed to your blog via email.

    Thanks for this amazing give away and Good luck to all of us who are an avid reader and follower of your awesome blog.

  14. 51

    says

    Facebook ID: 1222005337
    Twitter: @nikkay_11
    Email subscriber (same as used here. :)

    $100 will always be welcome. ♥ lol thanks for this! :)

  15. 52

    Nadine says

    Facebook ID: 1284248516
    Twitter: @twinklepuff
    Contest Code: email subscriber

    Yay, God bless everyone. Nice contest btw!^_^

  16. 53

    says

    Thanks for this contest :) I really hope I’d win (crossing my fingers xx)

    Facebook ID: 1664028610
    Twitter: ellenjoycastel
    Contest Code: 7777777

  17. 55

    Val says

    No facebook, but followed you on twitter (@EverydayVibrant) and joined your email list.

  18. 63

    JoAnne says

    Facebook ID: joloma

    No twitter account

    Just found your site today and have already bookmarked it…LOVE IT!

  19. 69

    Thomas Rizzo says

    Really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the contest.

    FB: 739900248 / therizzo
    Twitter: @therizzo (and retweeted)
    Contest Code: Email subscriber

  20. 70

    Dee says

    Facebook ID: 1449584700
    Twitter Handle: deegee13
    Email Subscriber: (with the same email of this comment)

    Thanks for the chance!

  21. 71

    Lance says

    Facebook ID: lancefernandez
    Twitter: mannaforthesoul
    Contest code: email subscriber

    I also posted your promotion on my Twitter account.

  22. 75

    Jenny says

    I am an rss google reader subscriber. I don’t know if the code thing is right for me. I have the code 7777777 showing on that article and the ones following it, but 8233630 on ones before it. Hope I got this right.

    No facebook or twitter though.

  23. 77

    Camille says

    I subscribe via RSS and the contest code is 8233630.
    My facebook ID is 594313167

    Thanks!

  24. 79

    says

    Thanks Mate, for the give away…. Sincerely hope I won it!!!!

    Facebook ID: 525424357
    Twitter: @baalams
    Contest Code: email subscriber

    Retweeted your message

  25. 80

    says

    Facebook ID: Leah De la Rosa
    Twitter: @theorangenipa
    email subscriber
    plugged your tweet for BONUS!

    Glad to find this loot and your site. Looking forward to strengthening my state in personal finance :)

    Will repost this contest on my other blog, too!

  26. 84

    Carlos says

    Facebook ID: 100000688584368
    Twitter: @vladrys
    Contest Code: email subscriber (using the same email address I used to post this comment)

    Count me in! :)