Wednesday, 2 April 2014

50K Give-Away

As announced yesterday, I'm doing a prize give-away to celebrate getting 50,000 blog views.  Before we get to that though, the Mad Padre is also celebrating a milestone with (a much more imaginative) give-away.  Go across to the Mad Padre's Wargames page to enter.

The Prizes
  • Playing cards and dice in a nifty Airfix tin (there are planes on the side too, the photo didn't catch them!)


  • Two pulpy diecast cars of Russian manufacturer (Capt Renault for scale only!


  • Hunter Davies, Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans: My Search for Britain's Maddest Museums (paperback book)
  • Sci-Fi Art: A Pocket History (a small book and lots of fun fridge magnets) 


  • Paul Thomas Murphy, Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem and the Modernism of the Monarchy (hardback book)
  • Asa Briggs, Secret Days: Code-Breaking in Bletchley Park (hardback book) 


  • John McCarty, Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to 'The Sopranos' (hardback book) 


  • Gerrard Jones, Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book (hardback book) 


  • Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu (paperback book - fairy stories from the author of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell



How to Enter

Three names will be drawn on Tues 8 April and prizes awarded.  To enter the draw:
  1. Be a public follower of this blog - either an existing or new one.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling me you want to be in the draw and indicating three prizes of  interest to you (with order of preference).
  3. Bonus entries. There are several ways of earning bonus entries:
    • Tamsin and Ray get bonus entries because it's their birthdays this week.
    • Promote this giveaway (blog, Facebook, Google+), and let me know you've done so.
    • Be the person who makes the 1,000th comment on the blog to get three extra entries.
    • Place an order with Diplomatist Books to get three extra entries ;-).

62 comments:

  1. Hello Edwin:
    Terrific contest. Put me down pls in order of interest:
    1) Pulpy cars
    2) SciFi art
    3) Ladies of Grace
    I shall contemplate an order from your store to bump my score.
    Well done on your milestone and thanks for promoting my blog contest.
    Cheers,
    MP

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    1. Congratulations, you posted the 1000th comment - you've thereby earned three bonus entries! (But don't let that stop you buying books!).

      I've been sitting on this post all afternoon waiting for the 1000th comment, but in the end I just went with it.

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  2. Congrats Edwin.....
    1.Playing Cards
    2.Shooting Victoria
    3.Sci-Fi art

    Will promote yours and Michaels competition this week.

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    1. Thanks Fran. You just miss out on the bonus though!

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    2. Promoted.......lured them in with boobs!

      http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/promoting-and-boobs.html

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  3. Congratulations!

    Edwin, I thought I already was publicly following your blog. Guess not but that oversight is now corrected.

    I plugged your celebration at:

    http://palousewargamingjournal.blogspot.com/2014/04/fellow-blogger-give-aways.html

    Please put me down for the Airfix Tin in spots 1,2 and 3!.
    Thanks,
    Jon

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    1. I thought you were a follower too. Thanks for the plug.

      Your interest in Airfix noted, but what will you do if your's is the third name drawn and the tin is already gone?

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    2. Solution is trivial; keep resampling until I pull #1! otherwise put Men of Tomorrow as #2 and Secret Days in #3.

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  4. Congrats on 2 milestones Sir (I saw above that you have received your 1000th comment)!

    Please put me down for
    1) SciFi Art
    2) Secret Days
    3) Bullets Over Hollywood

    I'll promote the comp tomorrow hopefully. Pip-pip!

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    1. Cheers T. Have a good birthday.

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    2. And promoted: http://wargaminggirl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/roll-up-roll-up.html

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  5. Congrats on the Milestone and thanks for the extra entry as well!!!!
    Please put me down for....

    1. Secret Days: Code-Breaking in Bletchley Park
    2. The Cards
    3. Sci-Fi Art

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    1. I've pimped your Giveaway.....

      http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/salute-14-blogger-meet-up-prizes-are.html

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  6. Congrats on all the views.
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks.

      Do you want to take part in the draw?

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  7. Fabulous news,
    1. Shooting Victoria
    2. Pulp Cars
    3. Men of Tomorrow.

    Best wishes.

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  8. Congratulations there for 50k and may many more come your way.
    The Pulp Cars and the SciFi art work

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    1. Thanks.

      Do you want to nominate a third choice in case your first two are gone?

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    2. My third choice is Gerrard Jones, Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book (hardback book)

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  9. Congrats of the view milestone, well deserved.

    Put me down for the following please.
    1. Two pulpy diecast cars of Russian manufacturer
    2. Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans
    3. Two pulpy diecast cars.

    I've also Google+ this post.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Cheers Matt.

      Is there an echo in here? You seem to have put the cars down twice.

      The idea of having three bites of the cherry is that you still get an option if your name is pulled out third and your first two choices have already gone. Of course you might be drawn third and still get your first choice, but this saves some of the back-and-forth that might otherwise happen.

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  10. Congrats on reaching the 50K mark! I'm certainly in!

    1) Cars
    2) Airfix
    3) Sci Fi Art

    Cheers!

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  11. Edwin
    Consider your self pimped http://singlehandedadmiral.blogspot.ca/2014/04/more-shameless-pimping-of-worthy-blogs.html
    Cars, cards, Susanna Clarke, and book other than the Victoria book (which I own).
    I will be in touch via the bookstore.
    Well done on your milestone.
    Cheers, PD

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  12. I'll have some of that. The cars would be most welcome!

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    1. OK Tim. Welcome to the blog.

      What prize would you like if you're drawn and the cars have gone?

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    2. Books please. Hunter Davies and McCarty in that order.
      Consider yourself plugged and linked: http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/shameless-plug.html

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  13. You're giving Ray a bonus entry? Madness - he'll win anyway.

    Cars, Victoria/Bletchley and Susanna Clarke, if you will be so kind

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    1. Don't worry. It's fixed so he can't win..

      Choices noted. Victoria and Bletchley are separate prizes (you think I'm made of books!), they just happen to share a photo - same with Museum of Baked Beans and Sci-Fi Art.

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  14. Oooh, go on then.

    Bletchley , because when I were a lad and it was a training centre and I was there!
    Airfix , because I just want that tin!! Boyhood memories

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    1. OK.

      What *was* Bletchley used for before GC&CS took it over then? ;)

      Yes, all the value in that prize is the tin...

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    2. It was Post Office telephones training centre, and then BT training centre

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  15. Congratulations on the 50K blog views. My interests are the cars, the Aifix Tin (after all you can never have too many dice) my third choice is the book of your choice. I will read pretty much anything. I already am a follower and have shared this posting on google +

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    1. Thanks. You'll be entered with bonuses.

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  16. Well done with the blog Edwin, good to see it's deservedly popular. I've give the comp a plug so hopefully it will generate a few more entries or, more importantly, promote a decent blog.

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    1. Cheers Gary, I appreciate it.

      Do you want an entry in the comp, or are you bursting at the seams?

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    2. I'm rapidly approaching the time when I'll have to cut back or move house :O(

      There are currently only 3 people in residence, but I'm storing stuff for 6.

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  17. Congrats and I have highlighted this on my blog. Hitting in a double 1.
    My preferences.
    1.shooting Viki
    2. Pulp cars
    3. Men of Tomorrow.

    Plus to be cheeky my birthday was on the 2nd April :-)

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    1. OK, you'll get a birthday bonus :D

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    2. Thanks Edwin. Just thought I better list my blog link.

      http://hittingonadouble1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/pimping-people-blog-prizes.html

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  18. How come I missed this milestone? Shame on me! Well done mate :)

    Put me down for the Airfix cards, Shooting Victoria or the Museum of Baked Beans please.

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  19. No need to put me in but many congrats for the 50K hits!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  20. Congrats on reaching so many hits. Not interested in the draw, just wanted to say congrats.

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  21. I love the blog! Congrats on your success.
    Please put me down for the SciFi art!

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    1. Thanks.

      Do you want to nominate another couple of prizes in case your name isn't the first to be drawn and the SciFi art book has gone?

      The idea is to make my life as easy as possible ;-)

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  22. Hi Edwin,

    Please excuse my tardiness - would you be so kind as to put me down for the following goodies;

    1) Sci-Fi Art
    2) Men of Tomorrow
    3) Secret Days: Code-Breaking in Bletchley Park

    Thanks for running the competition, and congrats on your milestone!

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  23. Hello

    Right, I have folllowed. I have put a notice on my blog:
    http://getitpainted.blogspot.se/2014/04/a-giveaway-with-something-for-everyone.html

    Please put my name in the hat for the following:
    1, the Briggs book
    2, the Davies book
    3, the Airfix card tin.

    Cheers/Thomas

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  24. Congrats on all the hits, very clever.

    I hope I win. Cars, Men of Tomorrow, Sci-fi Art.

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  25. Congrats Edwin

    1 - sci-fi art
    2 - shooting Victoria
    3 - secret days

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