And the winner is: Lincoln Stuart Farnum, who selected 666; the winning number was 689 (screen shot to the right) — and it was damn close for all the prizes. The second- and third- place winners are long-time blog visitor Burnsey, who has been around here as long as I have, I think (713) and Patty Collins (657). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway, the final one for Birthday Week, is the VinGardeValise Petite, the ultimate wine bottle suitcase, plus a copy of the cheap wine book.
Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away a $100 gift certificate from NakedWines.com, plus a $100 voucher for a $160 order for the second and third place finishers.. Thanks to NakedWines.com for joining us for the Birthday Week fun this year. This is the the fourth of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the week.
Complete contest rules are here. Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of this post. You can’t pick a number someone else has picked, and you need to leave your guess in the comments section of this post — no email entries or entries on other posts. Unless the number is in the comments section of this post, the entry won’t count.
If you get the blog via email or RSS, you need to go to this exact post on the website to enter (click the link to get there). At about 5 p.m. central today, I’ll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose entry is closest to that number gets the gift certificate, and the the two entries closest after that get the voucher.