In a real-life version of Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, hordes of female fans have been valiantly competing for the past week to win a date with a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist. Read More
One 39-year-old creep may finally achieve his dream of sniffing Taylor Swift’s hair–at least if 4chan has anything to do with it.
A contest organized by Boston radio station KISS 108FM is offering to send one lucky winner to a Taylor Swift show on July 27 and get their picture taken with her. When you register for the contest, you generate a unique link; in order to win, you have to get as many people to click on that link as possible once a day until the end of the contest. Read More
Last week, Google announced the winner of Doodle4Google, the company’s annual contest that solicits drawings from students in grades K-12. After collecting 114,000 submissions from kids all over the country, Google and some guest judges–including Katy Perry and Jordin Sparks–selected Wisconsin 2nd grader Dylan Hoffman as this year’s grand prize winner.
In response to the contest’s theme of “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”, Mr. Hoffman whipped out his colored pencils and produced a sweet drawing of a pirate chilling on an island with his pet parrot. For that, he received “$30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for his school.”
So: Yesterday we had a wonderful little contest in which we offered everyone a chance to guess the Groupon IPO pricing, and what it would close at today. Here are the results, in which you watch an entire team of bloggers lose to both the least (and most!) obvious people we would lose to. There’s a cookie on the line, here. Read More
Groupon’s IPO is going to be priced sometime today! It goes on sale tomorrow. THE MOST IMPORTANT IPO IN DAILY DEALS HISTORY IS FINALLY HERE, HAROLD CAMPING! So, we’re having a contest. Here’s how it works:
1. Betabeat will make guesses on the IPO, both the IPO price and the price at day’s end.
2. If any of your guesses are closer to the actual IPO than Betabeat’s, we will give you a cookie. A real cookie.
3. No cheating, no going to the future and finding out what it is, no insider trading, no guesses from Andrew Masons, Groupon Cats, or Pets.com dogs. Read More