Monday, November 12, 2007

Real Prize Contest

THE CONTEST- *see end time

Our friends Jack and Jess gave us a gift of a trip, they invited us to get away with them. We are on our four day getaway together with J and J and Lydia.

Guess where we are.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. You must be 18 years of age at the time of entry with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. To enter you must leave a comment with a way to identify you so we can notify you if you win. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to inadequate information .One entry per person. Children, relatives, and close friends of the Contest Sponsor, or any of their affiliates are ineligible. If more than one correct entry is received a random drawing will be held. Entries will be received until 12:00 am, CST on Thursday, November 15, 2007. All completed entries become the property of the Livesay Haiti Weblog. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned. Winner will be notified via blog announcement and the prize will be delivered on or about November 22, 2007. Odds of winning depends upon number of eligible entries received. Except where prohibited by law: entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession, and use of prize.

THE PRIZE- Sara Groves new CD

Inspired by people around the world enduring incredible hardship and those who minister to them, Sara offers this artistically compelling and emotionally charged album. Her insightful view of the Christian experience is expressed in songs like "You Are Wonderful," "Childhood," "When the Saints," "Honesty," "Song for My Sons," "The Long Defeat," "Love Is Still a Worthy Cause," "Abstraction," and more.

Sara Groves is along the same lines as Sarah McLachlan, if you dislike this style of music you've just won a Christmas gift to give away to someone who does.

Entries will be moderated/posted as quickly as vacationing will allow. One clue will be given per day.

Day One Clue: Western Hemisphere Day One BONUS Clue: USA Day Two Clue: West of Minneapolis/St. Paul Day Three Clue: Buffet Final Clue: Not a premiere vacation destination for babies.

Answer revealed Thursday morning.

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

no fair. i know where you are -- i wanna play too. make another contest for the ineligible group. pleeease.

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

Whiner. Tina? Lisa? Britt? Those of you who know where we are can be placed in a random drawing to win all the rest of the frozen ham sandwiches and pasta from Britt's party. OR you can have nothing, and like it.

Luke Renner said...

JUST GIVE ME THE CD!!!!

Anonymous said...

i agree...the ineligible group needs a contest with a prize like this. hopefully you're enjoying the green pants i gave back to you to wear on the trip, while i sit here longing for that CD.

the ham sandwiches were good, but not that good...i'll pass on the 2nd hand prize :). i'd rather take nothing and attempt to like it.

The Combes Family said...

Hmmmm....you are just gone for four days so I don't think you ventured very far.

My guess is Door County, Wisconsin.
It's beautiful in the fall and a nice place to get away. Hoping the Sara Groves CD is in the mail to me soon! ;-)
Karen

danellejoy said...

Disney World? =) You flew of course! It's either DW or Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio..in that case you Better stop in and say, "Hi!" =)
timdanelle@yahoo.com--for my prize please! =)

dan j said...

Western hemisphere, eh? ....... sounds like a trick clue to me. I'll wait for the NEXT one. Also, if we come within, say, 500 miles of the actual destination, is there another prize besides the ham sandwiches...... Like a map of Minnesota?

Anonymous said...

It wasn't me, I refrained from the public whining and only whined to myself. :b
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I want to win. I will wait for a better clue than that one. ;)

The Write Life said...

What if someone fudges and guesses something like, the United States? Do we still win? I'm guessing you ARE in the United States, right? Or are you going to make us be a tad more specific? : )

Paige

ali said...

hilton head island????(S.C)

The Sexton Crew said...

Ali --better try again. I'm pretty sure she knows that if she came that close to NC without planning a visit, her remains would be found washed up on the beach. =)

Amie

karla said...

Hey Lisa:

So do you have part of the tribe this week??? If so, girls or boys!!

Hugs
Karla

Amy said...

also waiting for a better clue! how about a picture in a bizaree way like those travel magazines do? also, what about putting up a paypal for your support on the blog? I'm sure you have thought of this, but it makes it soo easy to give. just a hint hint hint. hugs amy h.
ps. how is the breastfeeding going? Let me know if you need a used and sometimes leaky but hospital grade pump. :)

Amy said...

That's tough. I'm going to just guess today and say Mackinac Island.

Ellen said...

San Franciso! just because that's where I'd go if I was closer to the West Coast....

Nate said...

Darn it! I know where you are. Put me in for the whiner prize..... Have fun!!
Nate

Candis said...

Four-day getaway,hmmm? With a baby...? Well, I'm gonna take a shot. The Wal-Mart nearest Ham Lake. I mean, where else can you go with a new baby and consider it an outing? Free parking, refreshments, AND getting a jump on Christmas shopping! Who could ask for anything more?

Ericka said...

Yikes, my first thought was Door County also. Hmmmmm

Mrs. Incredible said...

Oh, that's crazy, I was going to guess Wisconsin too. Manitowoc.

I will change my answer to Iowa. Unless you're in Manitowoc, then I want to claim the prize.

Corey

kim said...

The Rockies, CO

Casey said...

canada

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

Ineligible Whiners- We're posting a contest just for you on Wednesday. Same prize.

Everyone- someone asked what if NO ONE guesses?? ... if that happens then everyone goes into the drawing. It's amazing the stir a $13.99 CD can cause. ;-) you're all true competitors.

And, yes we are in the USA.

qUeEn oF tHe cAstLe said...

Tahoe ~HUT31999@aol.com

Janssens said...

California

Tim & Sarah said...

Georgia?

Tess said...

Ahhh I love being in the know for once....

Anonymous said...

What time Wednesday? Do I need to take a sick day? I don't typically access the net from work.

This better be good. Game on baby!!

B-rad

Mandy said...

hawaii

Nate said...

Mabey I'll auction the answer on ebay Hmmmm

Mrs. Incredible said...

West of Minneapolis? Is there life out there? (j/k before someone flames me)

Sioux City, South Dakota

Corey

Anonymous said...

I was going to guess Haiti, but that's out with clue #2. Nate -- I'm looking for your posting on ebay. How about Fargo, ND. Possibly at a quaint little B&B? Just thought -- chances are good Lydia has already been in more states than my 60-something parents!! Will there be a personal Livesay delivery of the prize? Ron in NC (aka Amie's friend)

Trisha said...

I am thinking the Black Hills of South Dakota.

ManyBlessings said...

Mrs. Incredible-Iowa??? Seriously, Iowa??? Who on earth would vacation in IOWA!?!?!?! ;)

I'm going to say Rapid City, SD. And just because I'm greedy, I get to claim all the places and towns around Rapid City. You know, Keystone,Mount Rushmore, etc, etc, etc.

I really want that CD.

I might guess again under an alias.

d;)

Kris said...

oh yeah, a contest for the whiners, too!

shelly said...

I guess somewhere in South Dakota and reserve the right to change my final answer.

Anonymous said...

That wasent me whining...I am glad you are out of my house. HAhahhaahaaaa! Just kidding:) Hope you are having a great break.
Tina

Anonymous said...

Why would I whine on the blogosphere .... or ever? I am offended that you accused me of whining publicly (or ever) and am therefore boycotting the alternate contest.

~B

Also ... who the heck vacations in the mid-west when they already live there?? .... :/ come on people, think better, er, bigger!

The Borlase Bunch said...

I think you went to Oregon.... I have heard that it is beautiful there.....

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

Oh Britt -- you will regret being a little snag when you see what the contest is --- you had a shot at it --- but if you're boycotting, well ... maybe Brad will have a better chance.

PEOPLE-
Do you not read rules before you enter into a competition as big and as important as this one? You cannot "reserve the right" to guess again ... you cannot guess twice. One guess per adult person. That's it baby. You can guess and guess and guess ... but your entries will be thrown out by the sweepstake sponsor at any point.

What Britt said is true, we would have stayed home if the offer from John and Jess was for Sioux Falls. Even people from Haiti have higher standards than that!

Here is the bonus clue for today because you guys are in need of some help. Today we are leaving to go visit a place named after a former President.

Last reminder --- more than one correct answer will be received, those correct answers go into the drawing.

Luke Renner -- big baby -- you need to guess --- just give you the CD? What do you think this is?

shelly said...

Yea, right, like you read all the small print instructions in every contest that you enter??? C'mon, we just want a prize, not to have to read the rules! Okay, how about still guessing South Dakota but having the right to narrow it down a little bit if it just doesn't suffice as enough detail? :) Hope you're getting a good break from life.

HUGS!

Heather said...

I am patiently waiting for all of the clues and then I will submit my guess. I just want it noted that in this arena of poor sportsmanship: *I* am not a whiner and *I* read the fine pring and *I* play by the rules. Do I get anything extra for that????
~HBJ

Thimjon's - MN said...

Thimjon's Say. . .

Las Vegas! Hope you enjoyed Hoover Dam. . .

someone south of MN/St. Paul said...

travel destinations, people....think! those of in the whiner category are rearing to get started...bring it on!

Britney said...

Ok, well here's my guess: Nebraska? Namely Lincoln Nebraska? I have NO idea why you would go THERE on your vacation (Maybe you all are big fans of corn???), but nevertheless, it's my guess. You said you were going to visit a place named after a former President. It's a shot in the dark, but if I loose no big deal...It just means no more movies for you guys!!! <<(You might want to choose me either way huh? I can be extreemly intimidating! Watch your back T&T. Watch your back.)

Anonymous said...

Is it Washington?

~Jennifer

Sara (sdcotp@yahoo.com) said...

Seattle, WA :)

Salzwedel Family said...

Fargo ND...???

T to the O to the R to the I said...

Darn, I'm underage for this contest, but only by 4.something years! Then again, I know where it is too, so that would be considered cheating if I voted. Oh well. I'll just wait for the alternate contest.

Anonymous said...

I want the next contest's official rules to read that Britt waived her right to participate.

We're going by the book here.

B-rad

PS
Tina,
A surprise B-day gift showed up at my door for you today. You have to promise to let me sing back-ground vocals for you though!!

digory said...

Jackson Hole, WY

Casey said...

Whistler, BC...that part of canada. Hey at least I am in the right hemisphere.

Jen said...

Las Vegas

e-Mom said...

Is it Niagara Falls? Hugs, e-Mom

Ruth said...

I am waiting until this gets way more obvious before I guess. I have no idea whatsoever. But I want the CD. :-)

Amy said...

Western hemisphere I get. West of Minneapolis/St.Paul I get. Buffet, what kind of clue is that? Is it buffet, like a restaurant buffet or Buffet, like Jimmy Buffet? If it's Buffet, clearly you are in Margaritaville. If it's buffet, I'm waiting to guess.
Amy(TN)

Anonymous said...

Grant's Pass, Oregon?

Marcy

shell said...
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shell said...

wait that was guessed, los angeles? man i put a lot of thought into this, i really want tat cd!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Phoenix, AZ

No whining here!

dan j said...

by logically looking at the maps of the area. the only choice is Wilmar, Minnesota, at the intersection of highway 71 and 12.
it is west of Minneapolis, and since it is at a corner of two highways probably has a truck stop with a buffet. let me know when you want to ship the prize and I will give you the address. Or I can meet you in Wilmar....... Haiti might be closer!

Anonymous said...

Omaha, NE I think that is where you are at! I think the Buffet you are referring to is Warren Buffet of Omaha. I hope you are having a great time! Jodi Miller from Spirit Lake, IA

Anonymous said...

A place with a Cheesecake Factory is a clue too, right?

Shann said...

I am going to guess Omaha, Nebraska...because there is a Cheesecake Facorty there, and it satisfies all the other clues too...well besides the buffet one??
Hope you are having a great "vacation".

Shann in Michigan

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kitzkazventure said...

I have never posted on your blog but I love hearing about your family and your honesty is wonderful. We adopted from Kazakhstan and I cannot remember how I found your blog but Thank you for sharing your life. We also have a blog that we started during our adoption.
http://kitzkazventure.blogspot.com/and my guess is Omaha, Nebraska home of Warren Buffet??

Karen Kitzman :)
hensleykhensley@aim.com

BSC said...

I checked the hometown of Warren Buffet and it came up Omaha, Nebraska. So that's my guess.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Beth in NS

Trisha said...

Omaha, NE?

Luke Renner said...

You are on a cruise. Chances are good it's an Alaskan Cruise. If that's too specific... you are on a cruise, West of Minneapolis.

I win.

Now give me the friggin' CD!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Vegas baby! Hoover Dam, Cheesecake Factory and Buffets!

Teresa U.

Diane said...

Las Vegas!?!!?
Diane W.

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Las Vegas, Baby!!!!

Wherever you are...I sure hope you are having a wonderful, wonderful time with each other! :)

. said...

I could have SWORN I posted a guess but maybe not??

I was going to guess Lincoln until someone mentioned CHEESECAKE FACTORY and then I realized that is in Omaha and not Lincoln.

So then I saw Lincolnville, IL is the location of a Cheesecake factory, too....but it is not west of Minneapolis.

THEN I realized you said you were going to VISIT a place named after a president. SO it could still be in Nebraska.

So I vote for OMAHA, Nebraska, just because I do not think it is baby friendly this week. We're cool enough waaaay down south of there, here in Oklahoma.

So I guess it is Omaha.

But then maybe it is Chesterfield, Missouri? Nah- I'm voting for Omaha.

TTYL

Becky
::crossing her fingers as she hits send, hoping it takes this time::

. said...

P.S. Forgot to put this in the last note, but this is a MUCH harder riddle/puzzle than the Wheel-of-Fortune-Fill-In-The-Blank puzzle when you revealed Lydia was on the way!!

I solved that one and I still haven't seen a Kennedy yet dedicated to me! (huge grin here, I miss those Kennedys.. or is that spelled Kennedies?)

Love ya!!

Becky in Okla

Polly said...

I'm thinking it's Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Millenders said...

Chris Millender
35

The Millenders said...

please send our cd to 35 Adler Court Franklinton, NC 27525 attn: CHRIS Millender. Las Vegas

Amy said...

Ok, Buffet (Jimmy Buffet? or buffet?), west of Minneapolis/St. Paul, former pres, and babies don't give a rip. Hmmm. Omaha, Nebraska.
Amy(TN)

Lisa said...

Hi - my name is Lisa - I'm from Iowa, and am in the process of adopting from Haiti. I've been reading your blog for a while now - I think it was linked from a few others that I read.

Anyway, my guess is Omaha too - from the Buffet clue - Warren Buffet is from there. Although I have to say I thought maybe you might have been talking about a dinner buffet at first, but that could have been anywhere. It is slightly west of the twin cities, and probably not a premier vacation spot, but it works for a short getaway that isn't outrageously expensive. They do have a great zoo though, but the baby probably wouldn't enjoy that!