Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jumping Jelly Bean Contest and Book Giveaway

Finally, a contest of skill (well, sort of) rather than luck! (I am the unluckiest person alive when it comes to winning prizes so this is the kind of contest I like). No, the jellybeans don't actually jump, but if you can figure out how many pieces of candy are in the vase pictured above, or have one of the six closest guesses, you will win one of the following six books (click on the picture to read more about them):



Now for the rules:
(for some reason, blogger seems to be experiencing some intermittent problems, so if you aren't able to post a comment, just email me at rachael(at)rachaelreneeanderson(dot)com. Thanks!


The contest will run for the entire month of April.


For your
first guess, you need to become a follower of this blog and post your guess in the comments section. (Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you should win. The email address will be used for this contest ONLY!)

For
3 additional guesses, you can do one or all of the following
  1. Tweet the contest on Twitter.
  2. Mention it on Facebook.
  3. Write about it on your blog.
(Just be sure to include a link or explanation of what you chose to do)

At the end of the month, I will post the correct number and contact the lucky (I mean
skilled) winners. The closest guess will have the first pick of the books and so on, and the sixth closets guess will get whatever book is leftover.

34 comments:

  1. Rachael-

    My guess is 112! I just became a follower of your blog.

    Tiffany
    www.tifferzbookreview.blogspot.com
    tifferz19@hotmail.com

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  2. http://www.facebook.com/emily.bachmann#!/emily.bachmann?ref=nf

    or maybe...
    591?

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  3. Following on Facebook!
    723
    mtolman2@yahoo.com

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  4. I found you, and now I follow you too!

    I'm guessing 477.

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  5. My guess is 333. I'm a follower.

    tabbylewis (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Thanks for this fun contest!! :D

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  6. Mentioned you on FB hope my young teen friends will enjoy your contest.
    shaunnag@comcast.net
    2nd guess in my hubby's a flat 500 beans
    He wants to know the dimensions of the vase!

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  7. Would love to link you to my blog - contest or no contest - if I can figure out how!
    shaunnnagonzales.blogspot.com

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  8. 1st guess when I becaome a follower didn't post so here's my 1st. I have a love /hate with jelly bean contests! 436
    shaunnag@comcast.net

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  9. I guess 458, and I became a follower! And thanks for following me, too! I'll tweet this fun contest right away!

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  10. What a cute giveaway. Thanks for including my book! I'm going with 200.

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  11. I am a new follower.

    My best guess is 369.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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  12. I am a follower!
    My guess is 832.
    4verareader(at)comcast(dot)net

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  13. I am a follower and I will make other posts for FB and my blog, but I'll let you know when I do. My first guess is 178.
    mellocello1@juno.com
    www.bonnieharris.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm a new follower

    My guess is 246

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

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  15. I am a new follower and my guess is 342. Thanks!

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  16. I just became a follower so my first guess is 150 jelly beans.
    I'll post on Facebook and my blog too.

    Two more guesses..... 175 and 130.

    Thanks.
    blog: www.valeriesteimle.blogspot.com

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  17. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog here

    My second guess: 431

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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  18. My guess is 328 ... skill, skill, skill or WIN!:)

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  19. I am jjbeckstead@msn.com. My guess is 371. Did you go to Lakeridge Jr. High??

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  20. my guess is 135 - you know my contact info

    greg

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  21. I'm a follower! =)

    My guess - 144 jellybeans.

    queenoftheclan@gmail.com

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  22. Rachael, you won David J. West's book, Heroes of the Fallen! Send me your mailing address at kristalynnej@yahoo.com!
    Also, I posted this contest on my blog!
    Congratulations!

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  23. 480? camillejholt@hotmail.com

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  24. Oops! Two more guesses: 440, and 380.

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  25. Any of these books would be fun to win.
    I'm a follower and my guess is
    187
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

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  26. I am now one of your newest followers, and since I love contests almost as much as I love writing and reading, my guess is ... 247 jellybeans in the jar.

    Great blogsite.

    debraerfert@yahoo.com

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  27. Hey, love the "skill" contest...my best skilled guess is...972. I'm a new follower. pjeds@hotmail.com

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  28. I love these contests! Though I've never done one virtually.

    I guess 745.

    blturner162 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Hey just became a follower. My guess is 361!

    wsorens@gtelco.net

    Just finished your book by the way. You are an amazing author.

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  30. My other guess is 383!
    Tweeted for an extra entry: http://twitter.com/TabbyNGraham/status/12533619249
    Thanks again for the chance! :D
    tabbylewis(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Tabby

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  31. I have just become a follower of your blog although I have read your book a couple months ago and loved it. :D I can't wait to read your next one. I know i'm probably far off because I've never won a jelly bean guessing contest and I have been able to hold the jars! So for the fun of it I guess 459. Cross my fingers and wish me luck! :D
    contests4h@gmail.com

    k, I tried posting my comment but then my computer wacked out so I'm trying again :)

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