We’ve come to the end of a historic two weeks on CigarCraig.com! A marathon of daily posts, untold thousands of dollars worth of merchandise (and postage!). We gave away 167 cigars, 4 cutters, 2 lighters, 2 caps, 2 cigar tubes, a cigar case, a magazine subscription, a gift certificate and a humidor! That’s a bunch of stuff! Also significant was the all time high numbers of unique visits, as well as comments! Until last week I didn’t even know if you got to 50 comments it went to a second page. Pretty crazy! In addition to everyone who came back day after day religiously for a chance to win fabulous prizes, I want to give my sincere thanks to the cigar companies who made this madness possible! They are, in no particular order:
This was an ambitious project. What started out with the idea of giving away a cutter here and a cap there morphed into something huge. The generosity of the companies listed above was amazing, as was their willingness to put up with my neurotic and obsessive compulsive tendencies! The one other person I absolutely could not have done this without is my lovely wife, Jennifer. You may have noticed her mentioned in the comments here and there, seen her tweets and re-tweets, as well as handling moderating all of the comments while I was at work every day. Thanks for everything you’ve done for me!
Now, before I announce the winner of the humidor from Pipes and Cigars, please take a moment to write a nasty letter to the NCAA and The Orange Bowl pointing out their hypocrisy. David Savona sums it up perfectly in his blog on CigarAfficianado (here). Head on over to FaxZero.com and send a fax to the OrangeBowl at 305-341-4750. I saved Mr. Savona’s article as a PDF and faxed it to the attention of the CEO of the Orange Bowl committee. You can fax twice a day for free using FaxZero. You can also send them a tweet using @orangebowl or find them on Facebook and voice your displeasure. You can also e-mail Larry Wahl, VP of Communications and Community Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Time to announce the winner! I have been presented with the number 41 by the Random Number Generator, which means that MarcB is the winner! Please send me your contact information! This concludes this year’s contests! Please visit the sponsoring companies sites and thank them for their generosity. Also, take a look at my advertisers sites, and join me in welcoming La Palina Cigars to the CigarCraig.com family. These friends help me to defray costs of doing things to write about and I deeply appreciate their support!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, to everyone. I’ll leave you with this Christmas video from Alan Bernhoft, who you may have seen in the comments over the last few days. Let’s give him a little Christmas present and help make his song a new Christmas classic!
Until the next time,