Two big announcements.
We have a total of a little more than $325 in the bank for the Haiku give away. At this point, I think the light will be going out some time in March. There is still plenty of time to send in submissions. The ones I have posted thus far have been quite good and it would be a very tight race, should the contest end today. I have a few more to publish after I finish editing them, but keep sending them in. This is a FREE McGizmo Haiku. Here is the link again.
Veteran's Day Giveaway
Second, I have a pretty large collection of good stuff that manufacturers have let me keep after I have reviewed them. As you know, I DO NOT KEEP ANYTHING. So I thought it might be cool to do a larger giveaway but holding stuff until I had a sufficient amount of treasure built up to make it interesting. Here is what I am giving away:
LED Lenser M7R complete kit
CRKT Mah Eraser Satin Finish
CRKT Ripple 2 Aluminum Handle
Steve Ku Quantum DD
That is an impressive amount of booty for you all to win.
Seeing as Veteran's Day is approaching I thought I'd try to send some help their way. After a lot of going over details, I have worked out things. Wounded Warrior is a great charity, routinely ranked as one of the most efficient and effective charities, and I couldn't think of a better cause. This is a little way to say "thanks" to the folks that keep us safe and protect our way of life.
Here's how the contest is going to work:
1. Go to the Wounded Warriors website.
2. Make a charitable donation.
3. When you receive the donation receipt email, forward it to me WITH AN UNALTERED SUBJECT LINE (I need to have the subject lines be the same so I can sort them easily, you can delete any payment or other info in the body of the email if you want). Send it to this address (ones that go to the contact address I normally use will be disregarded, I can't sort them properly):
everydaycommentary at gmail dot com
in the normal format.
4. Some time after Veteran's Day, November 12, probably that Saturday, I will randomly select four of these emails as winners.
The amount of the donation doesn't matter and large donations won't be counted more than once. I'd recommend something like $5, but again, it is up to you.
I guess you could cheat, by faking a donation receipt email, but hopefully if you do you will be enjoying your free gear on the slow, hot elevator ride to hell.
I'll post how much we raise once everything is tallied.
Also, I want to thank the folks donating gear: CRKT, Leatherman, and Steve Ku and Veleno Designs. Everyone and anyone promote this where ever you can. Also thank those folks by patronizing their businesses.