What’s In the Bag? Backpacking Dad’s Mystery Prize Giveaway

04/09/2011 By Shawn Burns

I went to Trader Joe’s to buy some things for the kids’ school snack. While planning this trip, I decided that I would buy something there, then Give it away to someone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

However, I will not divulge its nature. It’s a mystery prize.

You can be the proud owner of the contents of the Mystery Prize Bag. It’s value is anywhere from $0.01 to $10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000. Think of it! What would you do with a prize possibly worth that much?

It could be anything, really. In fact, I may not have even bought it at Trader Joe’s. Maybe I stole it. Maybe I found it on the ground. Maybe I made it! Maybe it’s my junk mail!!!! The possibilities really are endless.

Now all you want to do is own this thing, right? Right. I knew it. It’s very exciting. I feel like Wayne Brady.

So, how can you be considered for the Mystery Prize Giveaway?

It’s easy: Leave a comment here and tell me what you think is in the bag. Each comment is an entry.

Enter as many times as you like.

Further, if you tell someone about this giveaway, and they enter, if they do so by using the comment form to REPLY to your comment, and tell me, in their comment, that you sent them, YOU get another entry. For example, if your comment is entry #25, and they reply to your comment with their guess, and confirm that you are the one who sent them, their entry will be #26, and your extra entry will be #27. How awesome is that? I’m doing extra math!

Guessing correctly does not win you the Mystery Prize. However, if you do guess correctly I will promote the charity of your choice for three days using all of my social media avenues. You’ve seen how much I talk about things that aren’t even worthwhile, so this is a good thing, right?

Entries are open from now until Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 11:59 PM PDT. I will choose a winner using Random.org on Wednesday April 13th, 2011.

Come on. It’s a mystery prize. Who ever regretted winning a mystery prize? Do not answer that.

This contest is open to those with a U.S., Canada, or U.K. shipping address. And Australia, because what the hell. And, if you enter anyway, even though you do not have an address in one of the aforementioned countries, and you win, then maybe I’ll mail it to you anyway. You’ll have to convince me. But I’m not promising that. Be advised.

Good luck!

*Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Trader Joe’s. The Mystery Prize was simply procured during a trip to Trader Joe’s and was placed in a Trader Joe’s paper bag. This giveaway should not be construed as any kind of statement about Trader Joe’s, positive or negative, beyond saying that they have very convenient bags, and there is a store on the way to my kids’ school.