So I was approached last week by a company asking me to run a contest for Dentyne and their “Take Back Valentine’s Day” Contest. I guess this goes back to the idea that I am an influencer or something. Or maybe they just liked my previous Valentine’s Day posts. Actually I am betting they have never read my site and probably just had me on a list somewhere.
Whatever the case may be they said, “You run this contest and we give you a $350 gift card to Patagonia to give away.” So anytime I can get you guys free shit I am down. (Plus I am going to get some other things like gum packs, t-shirts, Frisbees, and the one Dentist that votes against them in national surveys* to give away.)
So here is the contest.
The idea: Valentine’s Day does not just have to be for lovers – you can actually use Valentine’s Day to “Make Face Time” with your family and friends. So what Valentine’s Day alternatives are there? How do you celebrate it?
What you need to do: If you have a blog write a little post about an alternative to Valentine’s Day or talk about how you celebrate with friends and family. You can go with any angle you want. If you want to write something heart warming go for it, if you want to write about ritualistic animal sacrifice and how it bonds your family then do it. Oh and if you don’t want to write it out you can make a video, abstract picture, or a collection of drawings as long as you can get it onto the internet.
Write a post and link back to pointlessbanter.net and send me a message with the link. If you don’t have a blog you can send me a message with your post and we will highlight the best ones on here. (We will link to our favorite blog posts that entered as well.)
Timeframe: I am going to run this until Friday the 13th, which will be the last day for submissions. On Monday the 16th I will announce the winner, show of the posts, link to the various entries, and post ones for people without a blog.
The writers of pointlessbanter.net will select the winner and we are fully open to bribery. Political appointments, sexual favors, and juicy tidbits of gossip about people I don’t like are encouraged. (Please no promises of first-born children that would actually cause for your dismissal.)
So there you have it. If you have any questions toss them out in the comments below. Have fun. Enjoy it. Tell a friend or an enemy, whatever the case may be.
Can you believe a company actually proactively wants to be associated with this site?
*= Dentist may not actually be included