Friday, May 30, 2014

NEW FRIDAY SERIES COMING SOON!

THE IDEA

Andrea from Maybe it's Just Me and I got to talking a while back about using our writing powers for good and not for evil.  We discussed how often people complain about every little thing, and how infrequently people say nice, funny things.  After all, didn't our mothers teach us that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?

Why anyone would want to catch flies is beyond me, but whatever.

So in the spirit of spreading happiness and promoting competition, Andrea and I came up with "The Contest."  It was a way to improve our writing skills, possibly score free swag, and decide once and for all that most dire of questions:

Who is funnier?

THE CONTEST

1. The rules

We would each select one of our favorite products on a weekly basis and write a letter.  The letter had to be over-the-top funny and ask for absolutely nothing in return.  We had to actually use and enjoy the product we were writing about.  Yet every response was given a point value.

If the company called or sent a letter = 1 point
If the company sent a coupon = 2 points
If the company sent actual product, voucher for product, or gift card = 5 points

Let me tell you, Andrea and I looked forward to checking our mailboxes with the passion of a thousand suburban moms with too much time on their hands.  We were STOKED.

2.  The outcome

Each week, starting next Friday, Andrea and I will post our letters, the results, and our current point totals.  You will be amazed and dazzled by the outright lunacy displayed in scoring $1.00 off coupons.

And more.

SO much more.

Like quite possibly the motherload of swag.

So please stay tuned, place your wagers, and find out who is:

THE ULTIMATE PATRONIZER


To be continued.....

27 comments:

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    1. I love you more. Mostly because you have a pool. ;)

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  2. Wait? What? This was to be about who was funnier? I swear you just edited that in. Thank goodness I didn't bet my house (searching for white flag...tp on a popsicle stick might have to do!)

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    1. Totally added it in. Rule #1 of playing with Marianne: SHE CHEATS. duh.

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  3. For real...that is in italics for crying out loud. i didn't agree to anything in italics!!!

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  4. Except the end part because that was in all caps making it seem important!

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    1. Marketing background in play there.

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  5. I LOVE This and can't wait to follow along to see the responses. Is it too late to join in on the fun? Sounds like a great idea.

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    1. Hey there - we started about a year ago, so you may be at a severe disadvantage. But hope springs eternal! ;)

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  6. My Fridays just got better! Can't wait to read!

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    1. You're totally gonna love this. Fer real.

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  7. Can't wait! I always snort at Andrea's comments here. But no more than I snort at you, Mar. Honest!

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  8. I just ready about this over on Andrea's blog and I cannot wait for this series to begin! Brilliant!

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    1. heh heh. This is going to be SO much fun!!

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  9. Andrea and Marianne,

    I might read,
    But it's not my speed
    To be in a contest,
    Is not my best
    Use of time
    But I think you are fine.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. Wait 'til you see the results .... SO much fuN!

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  10. YAY!!!!!!! I love both you and Andrea!!! (No, that wasn't self-serving...I mean the OTHER Andrea.) Can't wait!!

    -andi
    (or Andrea #2)

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    1. Andrea #2...I'm coming for you one day. I have limitless projects in my brain...stupid ADHD just gets in the way.

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  11. OMG you AND Andrea??
    ITS LIKE THE BLOGOVERSE IS EXPLODING!!!
    I cannot wait for this.

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  12. This! I'm just in love with this! Just read all of the installments. You're amazing Marianne..That's all.

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