The September “No Contest” Contest

With the fall semester still getting into swing, I don’t have the time to manage a contest like August’s or the creativity to come up with a cute angle.

So September is the “No Contest” contest. The winner will be randomly chosen from amongst the people on the top commentators’ list just after midnight (EST), September 30th, 2007. That’s a maximum of ten pieces of paper I need to make up for my high tech contest system.

You don’t have to be at the top of the list, just somewhere in it. Since the two bottom entries in the list right now have 1 comment each, this should be an easy contest to enter. Just leave a comment or two, and the chances are good you’ll be entered.

The prize?

What about a discount on two years of premium quality web hosting at Site 5? Here’s the deal: Site 5 has a terrific web hosting deal where, by paying for two-years in advance, you can get the price down to $5 a month for more space and bandwidth than you’ll ever use.

Since I’m an affiliate of Site 5, if the contest winner buys through my link I get a commission. I’ll forward that commission back to the winner, giving them an effective discount. The exact amount they’ll get back depends on which hosting package they end up choosing.

And if the contest winner doesn’t need web hosting? We’ll work out another prize that’s mutually satisfactory.

5 Replies to “The September “No Contest” Contest”

  1. This is a good way to hold a contest, by using in-bulit system/plugins to run and track entrants instead of thinking up another new contest format all over again.

    What’s more, it gives incentive for readers to leave comments and enage in the conversation.

  2. This is a fantastic contest. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to have a contest until I had my own! I like the idea of giving the comission back because it leads to a great deal for the winner too. I recently purchased hosting myself and finding a dependable host can be difficult!

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