"Maybe it was a dream, you know, a very weird, bizarre, vivid, erotic, wet,
detailed dream. Maybe we have malaria."


Dentyne “Take Back Valentine’s Day” Contest

By: Bobby Finstock on 02/5/09 @ 8:23 am

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

About the author

Bobby Finstock

Finstock is founder of Pointlessbanter.net. He is known for his encyclopedia like knowledge on the life and times of Scott Baio. In the future he hopes to write again under his own name in order to impress the ladies and build his celebrity to the levels of other failed internet writers.

12 Responses to “Dentyne “Take Back Valentine’s Day” Contest”

  1. Mark says:

    Finstock goes corporate…you sell out! LOL. Seriously very cool and I’ll make sure to get my story in about the annual Valentine’s Day Donkey Show at my house.

    • LOL… I go corporate until they actually look at the site and realize what they have gotten themselves into.

      Like I said… anything to get you guys free shit. I am not being paid for it or anything.

  2. Vince says:

    Is the gum industry pissed or something because they don’t get enough attention for Valentine’s day? I would assume that this would be a pretty big day for sales for them because people don’t want stank ass breath when they go in for their V-day smooches.

    Should be an interesting contest. I look forward to reading the winning responses.

  3. If we are judging, I surmise my story/idea will not count? Or shall we have all these people submit them and then just declare me the winner?

  4. Tits McGee says:

    Conflict of interest, Matty. Ya cheatin bastid.
    Patagonia – 55 bucks for these http://tinyurl.com/c9odce
    HOT. I might have to enter.

  5. Tits McGee says:

    I’ve been learning about ad companies pushing their way into the blog hemisphere in my Mass Media class. Don’t be surprised if next you’re getting offers to buy up your domain. On a side note, I think it’s cool you’re doing it even if it’s just adding to the ugly conglomerate effect. Hey I have a Dentyne story actually! It’s not exactly a Valentine Day story (my gum gets stuck in this poor schmo’s pubes). Though I think it was Wrigley’s gum.

  6. [...] of Pointless Banter recently wrote a post describing the blog’s newest sponsored event – a Valentines Day Contest. I just love contests that are easy and this is one at the top of the list.  It’s an [...]

  7. Good Morning Bobbie:

    I just sent the link to my post, I clicked too fast, didn’t say anything other link! It was fun. Valentine’s day always drives me crazy as do most “holidays”.

  8. cooper says:

    Until Friday the 13th, or thru Friday the 13th?

© 2009 Pointless Banter - All Rights Reserved || Designed: E.Webscapes || Social Media Consulting: Comedy Central Sound