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speedyken

Counting Lights Contest

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Hello fellow decorators,

As i wanted to let the visitors of my christmas display know how much lights there are for this year's display i thought of some fun thing to do.

In stead of mentioning the correct number of lights, i've made a contest of it. Letting the people know the exact count will be between 31.000 and 32.000, they can fill in a little document during the display with their "guess" of the amount of lights. I've found 2 sponsors for now that gave a coupon (hope this is the correct word?) for their store. First price is 100 euro (about 120$), sponsored by the hardware store where i bought everything i needed for the display. So i'm starting the contest on december 7th (that is when the display starts) and winners will be announced at december 25 th, christmas day.

Maybe this inspires others here to do the same.... i'm sure it will be fun, and winning a price at christmas day is always nice right? :)

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Hello fellow decorators,..........Maybe this inspires others here to do the same.... i'm sure it will be fun, and winning a price at christmas day is always nice right? :)

I propably wouldn't do something like this for a few reasons but one good reason is the very cold weather we get. When it is very cold outside hardy a soul walks around where I live. However I am glad it will work out for you. Store gift vouchers is a good idea.

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@ blndnwo2luv : yes they have to be present. We don't accept "guesses" thru facebook or so. During the display there is a small box and pre made papers that people can fill in and then put in the box :-)

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I would suggest adding a line on the form that only one guess per person allowed. Otherwise you'll have some people stuffing the box with multiple guesses.

I might run the contest next year.

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yah any time you run anything where people win something, someones going to get upset because they were given a participation trophy in their younger years instead of having the pride that they played. i wouldnt do it for sake of hassle with people i previously mentioned

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@whiteplains :Yep, added that allready to the "rules". Only one guess per person allowed ;-)

@ entropy : i added the 31-32.000 range thinking they still have a 1 out of 1000 chance so that's still a gamble not? :-)

@ ernie 18 : the "conquest" is completly free for anyone who wants to take a guess and the price is not enormous but it's a fun thing to win. They don't even need to buy a drink or anything, everybody can take a guess, free of anything ;-)

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