Friday, February 27, 2009

My Giveaway Entry Is Officially CLOSED!

Do you remember that giveaway I told you about? Well, I've decided the time has come to say "when" on the entries. As of the time this post is published, there were 235 comments on my first 50 posts. No additional comments from this point forward will count toward the giveaway. I put all this into a spreadsheet and balanced it in both directions to make sure that no comment was left out and that my spreadsheet matched the number of comments Blogger showed for each post. Then I used data sort and... Oh, it doesn't matter! Suffice to say I was careful to do it right!

Following is a list of those wonderful people who are responsible for those 235 comments with the number of comments each of them made listed next to their name. Click on a name and visit their blog (or profile in those cases of people who don't have blogs).

Primitiques'n Poetry, 44
Cher, 39
thedomesticfringe, 28
trash talk, 25
ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage, 19
ME!, 19
Beth@playinwiththepaulsens!, 16
summersundays-jw, 6
Tracy, 5
Phyllis, 4
Hi! I'm Cindy, 4
Margo, 3
Tim, 2
deb did it, 2
cheryls fascinatingfinds, 2
The Hat Chick, 1
2L3Bs World, 1
Antiques and More Blog, 1
MuseSwings, 1
jen, 1
bella shabby, 1
delighted heart, 1
time-worn interiors, 1
Shannon @ Silver Trappings, 1
Moonlight Hollow Musings, 1
Janera, 1
philben5, 1
Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi), 1
Garden Antqs Vintage, 1
Sie, 1
Debi, 1

All I know to say is, "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!"

I listed everyone in order from highest number of comments to lowest. Those people who left the same number of comments are in no particular order. Mindy's 44 comments and my 19 comments will NOT count toward the giveaway. Every other comment will be entered, a total of 172 chances to win.

As an example, you can see that, other than Mindy, Cher has left the most comments with 39. That means she has 39 times better chance of being drawn as someone who only left one comment. You get the idea. There will be more than one prize. Once someone is drawn once, they will not be eligible for additional prizes. I will just draw again until someone is drawn who has not previously won.

Oh, one other thing I probably should just go ahead and mention. I will not ship outside the United States. I know that at least one person is in China, for instance. If they happen to win, maybe they have a friend or family member in the U.S. that they would like to designate as the recipient of their prize. Sorry about that, but I hope everyone understands the need for this limitation.

Soooo... The stage is set and that's all I'm saying for now! Stay tuned for more details!

Ooops! Almost forgot to share a picture.

How about this one of an Arctic Ground Squirrel that I took in Alaska?



ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love that photo! As always! The giveaway suspense is building!

Cher said...

David, If you've been watching other people's givaways, you've noticed that I'VE NEVER WON! Even those nasty socks of GringeFirls!

Now I'm not asking you to let me win or anything. I'm just stating that I NEVER WIN. So all your friends who have left only one comment, I'm tellin' ya, they have just as much chance ~ if not more of a chance ~ than I do of winning.

Just stating the facts, man. But like ALVN said, the suspense is killing me!

The Texas Woman

Cher said...

David, have you visited I think you'll find it hilarious!

The Texas Woman

thedomesticfringe said...

Cher, those were NOT nasty socks! It's kinda funny you bring those up since Mindy's got 'em.

David, your methods for choosing a winner are way too complicated for me. It sounds like a plan a man would devise...all scientific and everything. I tear off pieces of paper, throw them into a bowl, and let the kids pick. I'm sure you will be more exact.

Such exciting times!

Phyllis said...

It is always fun to win something. Will anxiously await results. Phyllis

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

how fun! and I love the pic!!! I am spending hours on end researching digital slrs to take pics like that!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I can testify...the man gives good gifts! Y'all are some lucky folks to be in this drawing. Let's see what he has up his sleeve... ~Mindy

summersundays-jw said...

I'm kind of with domesticfringe. How come you didn't just throw them in a bowl. I really don't care how you did it as long as I win -- isn't that the American way? Jan