Showing posts with label reader appreciation contests. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reader appreciation contests. Show all posts

The Blogland's latest winner


Sorry it's taken so long to name a winner, but with the unfortunate events involving Nettie Britts, Jenny Sanford (let's face it - she's been treated horribly in recent weeks) and my priest's family all hitting the same time, I felt it best to hold off on announcing a winner.

We had a number of people who named some of the individuals, but the first one to hit the nail exactly on the head as to who they were collectively was Brian Huckabee. Honorable mention is due to David Dangerfield, who just received his MA in History from the College of Charleston last month (with yours truly cheering him on). David's answer came just a little bit after Brian's.

The portrait was of the first African-American members of Congress:

Standing: Robert C. De Large, M.C. (R-SC), Jefferson H. Long, M.C. (R-GA)
Seated: U.S. Sen. Hiram R. Revels (R-MS), Benjamin S. Turner, M.C. (R-AL), Josiah T. Walls, M.C. (R-FL), Joseph H. Rainey, M.C. (R-SC), Robert B. Elliot, M.C. (R-SC).


Brian wins the prize, which is two free hotel nights anywhere in the US (sorry, no trips to Argentina at our expense!). Brian joins these other Blogland contest winners - Rick Beltram, Brian McCarty, and Mike Reino. Congratulations and thanks for tuning in to the Blogland!

Be sure to stay tuned to the Blogland for more fun and prizes from the only blog that is out to buy YOU - our readers - off.

Reader appreciation contest: Identify these guys and win 2 free hotel nights!


While a lot of bloggers are doing it for the money, the Blogland is quite the opposite. Here the only people who get paid off are our wonderful readers.

Our latest effort to give a little love back to those who give the Blogland so much love is two free hotel nights to the reader who can best identify who these guys are. Anyone who can identify what is significant about this group of individuals will be entered into a pool from which one lucky winner will be picked.

You don't have to be able to name the individuals, but you're welcome to take a few guesses as to their identity as well.

You can post your guess here or email it to me at earl@earlcapps.org if you wish to remain anonymous to my readers. All emailed entries will be kept confidential, except if the winner wishes to be identified. If you post anonymously, be sure to email me as well so I can keep track of who you are.

The contest will be left open for a few days and I hope to have a winner named next Friday. Until then, make your best guess and have a great weekend!

Payoffs in the SCGOP Chair race?

... nope, that's not what we're doing - but we bet that headline got your attention.

The winner of our recent reader appreciation contest where we rewarded our readers by offering them a chance to sound off about what they love - or hate - about the Blogland is none other than now-former SCGOP Chair candidate (and outgoing Spartanburg GOP Chair) Rick Beltram.


  • Rick wins two free nights of hotel accomodations courtesy of the Blogland.
  • Brian McCarty with Voting Under The Influence will have Anthrax mailed to his house.

This isn't the first time we've had contest to give our readers free stuff. Last summer, we gave away a free ticket to the Metal Masters tour, which featured Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Motorhead. In October 2007, we gave away free CDs and books to our readers.

As you can see, we love our readers and want to keep them happy. All the other blogs just talk - but here in the Blogland, we ROCK! For those of you who participated, THANK YOU. For those who didn't, your loss - be sure to play next time!

Blogland contest - Hurry up ... enter and WIN!

Recently, we kicked off a reader participation contest here in the Blogland, when we announced:


Earl Capps wants to BUY YOUR VOTE.

That's why he's offering two free nights of hotel lodging - anywhere in the US of A - to the individual who can give the best answer as to why they love or hate the Blogland. Worthy runners-up will be eligible to receive free rooms or have Anthrax (CDs) mailed directly to their homes.

To be eligible for this contest, all entries must be emailed to earl@earlcapps.org so he'll know who sent them. Once received, all entries will be posted on the blog for our readers to see.

Rumored SCGOP candidate seeking to buy votes?

Reports have surfaced that blogger Earl Capps is offering to pay off potential supporters if he decides to seek the SCGOP Chairmanship.

Yes, we said Earl Capps wants to BUY YOUR VOTE.

That's why he's offering two free nights of hotel lodging - anywhere in the US of A - to the individual who can give the best answer as to why they love or hate the Blogland.

Worthy runners-up will be eligible to receive free rooms or have Anthrax (CDs) mailed directly to their homes.

To be eligible for this contest, all entries must be emailed to earl@earlcapps.org so he'll know who sent them. Once received, all entries will be posted on the blog for our readers to see.

Remember, you can't be a loser unless you play, and if you don't play, you're a loser already!

First ROCKtober prize winner


Since our intial posting inviting people to sign up for our ROCKtober prize giveaways didn't generate responses, we decided to give one to the first person to correctly "Name that Nazi", who was featured in our recent "Adolf of the Upstate" posting, as Rick Beltram, the current chairman of the Spartanburg County Republican Party.

The winner of ROCKtober Prize Package #2 is Mike Reino of Florence, who also happens to be a big fan of the Blogland.

We've still got two more prize packages to give away this month to our readers, so click on this link for more details, and stay tuned to the Blogland, where we don't just TALK politics - we ROCK politics.

The Blogland's ROCKtober Reader Appreciation Contest

At the Blogland, we've become fond of saying that we're the one South Carolina political blog that doesn't just talk politics - we ROCK politics. While a lot of Republicans want to bring the President of the 80s, we're the Republicans who want to bring back the rock and roll of that decade too.

Over time, we've noticed a tendency by our readers to raise a clenched fist in the air and call out "Blogland" like they're yelling "Megadeth" or "Anthrax" or the name of some other great metal band. I guess we, like William Shatner, have become a bit typecast ... except our hair is real and we can't offer you great deals on travel via the Internet.

This year, our daily readership has doubled, and our comment volume has gone up tremendously. That's not because of us - it's because of YOU, and we're amazed, we're flattered, and we're appreciative.

We'd like to show our appreciation by offering a prize contest in which three lucky winners will win prize packages featuring the Blogland's irreverent mix of hard rockin' heavy metal and great political reading:

Prize package 1
Two books: “1945” by Newt Gingrich & “Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms” by Ed Rollins
Three CDs: Anthrax’s “Sound of White Noise”, “Painkiller” by Judas Priest, and Van Halen’s self-titled CD.

Prize package 2
Two books: “1945” by Newt Gingrich & “Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms” by Ed Rollins
Three CDs: Anthrax’s “Volume 8: The Threat is Real”, Black Sabbath’s self-titled CD, and Skid Row’s self-titled CD.

Prize package 3
Two books: “1945” by Newt Gingrich & “Behind the Oval Office” by Dick Morris
Three CDs: AC/DC’s “Back in Black”, Dangerous Toys’ self-titled CD, and Ozzy Ozbourne’s “Blizzard of Ozz”

How can YOU be a weiner in the Blogland without being Rick Beltram? It's easy - email me your name and contact information (that's to "earl@earlcapps.org). You'll also need to answer a couple of easy questions which will serve as a sort-of market survey - but there are no right or wrong answers:


  • Q1: What do you like or hate (or both) about the Blogland?

  • Q2: How long have you been tuned in and how often do you visit?
Three lucky winners will be drawn at the end of the month, and at some point in the following weeks, I'll track you down, wherever you're hiding in or near the Palmetto State, to give you your prize package.

Only those readers who are in the state of South Carolina, or in the Augusta, Charlotte, or Savannah metro areas, are eligible for this contest. Even Rick Beltram and others who've been criticized here on the Blogland are eligible to enter.