Monday, August 4, 2008

Have Dinner On Me!

Dear Esteemed Rider Friends and Colleagues:

At the end of every month, two lucky names will be picked at random from those who leave a comment on my blog --
http://jackriepe.blogspot.com/ -- to receive a gift card worth up to $50 for dinner or lunch at a popular chain restaurant in their respective states. Restaurants will include or be similar to Appleby's, TGIF's, or The Olive Garden. Winners will be notified and posted each month on my blog -- Twisted Roads.

1) To enter, simply click on the word "comments" that follows the signature line of each post. Type your comment in the dialogue box that will appear on your screen, then click on "publish your comment."

2) You may comment as often or as little as you like, but repeat comments (identical in nature or text) will be deleted.

3) Commercial announcements will not be counted and deleted instead.

4) Contest subject to change without notification

5) Contest void where prohibited.

6) Twisted Roads not responsible if the meal sucks or illness occurs from eating peppers, tomatoes, or old waitresses.

7) Dinners cards or certificates must be used within one year of issue.

At present there are three stories posted since August 1, 2008. August 1 is the contest start date.

Good luck. The blog URL is:

http://jackriepe.blogspot.com/

21 comments:

Steel said...

I'll take the sirloin, medium rare, with galic mashed potatoes and a side salad. And keep the drinks coming...

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sir:

You and I will eat that steak together someplace near Dodge City.

Jack

Anonymous said...

I'll have the same, please...

Vulcan AL said...

MattPie said...

I'm not sure that leaving a comment Anonymously will do much good. :)

Jack, feel free to discontinue the contest and just buy my meal at the Riders' Dinners.

Steel said...

No, no, no. No discontinuing. Matt already has pie, so he doesn't need a meal ;)

Joe said...

Aw heck, Jack! I'm intimidated to post comments at as good a blog as yours, but with the lure of free grub as an incentive? Just try to shut me up!

- Joe @ Scootin' da Valley

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Tony (Vulcan Al):

The summer is passing and we need to get together again. At the very least we should meet for lunch over on the Delaware. Me, you, Dave Mack, Dick, and some of the other guys.

Glad you entered the contest.

Fondest regards,
Jack

Jack Riepe said...

Hey Matt:

As the chairman of the M-P literary committee, I think you should call another lunch meeting at the Himalaya again this Friday.

Fondest regards,
Jack

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Steve (Steel)

I had lunch with Matt two weeks ago. Then I him for dinner. Then we went to the movies. (These were three separate Mac-Pac functions.) Otherwise people would talk.

Regards,
Jack

Jack Riepe said...

Hey Joe:

Fire away with your comments. I'm just a guy from the streets and I'm one step removed from goin' back there. All comments are welcome.

It's nice to hear from you tonight.

Fondest regards,
Jack

Anonymous said...

Your entertaining writings are reward enough.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Anonymous,

That was the nicest thing anyone has written about my stuff yet. Thanks, Mom.

Fondest regards,
The Lindbergh Baby
West Chester, Pa

Jill Mc said...

Dear sir,

I will happily accept the dinner, but do not believe a "chain" restaurant is nearly a suitable prize for such a unique writing style as yours. I insist upon you subjecting yourself to ride the twisty roads of East TN to treat me to dinner at a local gem, Cootie Brown's. Then, if dinner is to my liking, I might treat you by introducing you to a couple of "holler hotties" for only a small fee. Teeth are extra.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Jill:

Flattery will get you everywhere with me. In fact, I consider a smile to be an invitation. If you win the drawing, I'll ride down and take you to Cootie Brown's.

Thank you for joining in.

Fondest regards,
Jack

The BuRP Lady said...

WHY in the world would you think you need to offer an "incentive" to read your blog???

Can't wait to see you in October!

Patricia said...

Jack,
I always thought you were a bit shady, but what's up with some of these contest rules? Especially number 4. But, that being said, I will read, comment, and participate. And, when I win, I want you there... for all of your endearing qualities, and to pay the tip.
Thanks for sharing your storytelling talents with the world. Your number one fan, Patty

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Patty:

Rule #4 is a standard boilerplate line dropped into every contest. It means that if interest in the event peters out, than the contest will fold.

The purpose of most contests is to generate some kind of a response. In 21 days, I will announce two winners to this one. It was my hope that hundreds of new readers would find my blog so interesting or humorous that they would check it and leave a message twice a week -- especially if they stood a chance to get something from it.

But as Kimi Bush confided in me lat week, saying, "No one reads your shit."

Fondest regards,
The Lindbergh Baby
West Chester PA

Patricia said...

Dear Jack,
Well, I would call that kind of encouragement "Bush sh**". Keep the posts coming, and the Universe will provide. :>) Patty

Jack Riepe said...

Dear BuRP Lady:

Thank you for your kind note, I don't know how I could have missed you on the first go round of responses. I am doing my damnedest to get to the rally this October. I'm afraid it will be knees and work permitting though. Thanks for dropping by.

Fondest regards,
Jack

Sojourner rides said...

A contest! Wow! Win or lose, I'm a winner each time I read one of your entries...does brown nosing have any influence?!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sharon:

Shamelessly sucking up to the author will result in having your name added ten more times to the random pile of identities currently participating in the contest.

Patty Jacobs is the lead suck-up at the moment, followed closely by Jill McCarley. And a guy named "Joe" got extra points for claiming my blog was too good for his comments.

Don't let these "pros" deter you though. Go for the gold.

Fondest regards,
Jack