Well folks, it’s finally over! It was a great couple weeks worth of great cigar giveaways! We had a never before seen 14 days! For that we have a bunch of folks to thank. Please let all these folks know that we appreciate their generosity. Nobody HAS to give away their cigars! We certainly appreciate the opportunity to make a bunch of folks happy and maybe turn people on to some new cigars and brands. Thanks to the following sponsors:
- Drew Estate
- Smoke Inn
- Joya de Nicaragua
- Arandoza (three times!)
- United Cigar Retailers
- General Cigars (CAO, Foundry and Cohiba)
- Nomad Cigars
- Miami Cigar and Company
The Flor de la Reine was the only cigar in the whole 14 days that I had never smoked, but Barry at The Cigar Authority (which is associated with United Cigar Retailers) gives it the thumbs up, so I didn’t have any reservations about including it. The rest I had smoked in maybe a different size or shape, but I’ve sampled the brand and they are all cigars I really like. There were a total of 274 cigars, three hats, two ashtrays, two t-shirts, two backpacks, a knife, a metal poster, a lighter and a cutter. Shipping costs are yet to be calculated, but I should loo for an official shipping sponsor for next year! Also, there are a couple of people who I missed seeing this year. Please join me in remembering George Satterfield and Dawn Christopher, who’s untimely departure from this plane of existence left huge voids in their families lives. I never met them, but they were frequent visitors to the site, and the 12SDoCG event. I missed seeing their comments, and their families have my sincere condolences. If it means anything, I dedicate this year’s contests to their memory. On a positive note, the next contest will be on New Years Eve, and I’m wiping the slate clean, everyone is eligible to enter this one, and it will be some good stuff!
You probably want to know who won the crazy Day 14 prize from Miami Cigar and Company, right? The lucky recipient of the box of Nestor Miranda Collection Habano 46×6, T-shirt, ashtray and back pack is comment number 110, as selected by the random number generator at Random.org. I adjusted for a post from a prior winner and arrived at Joe K as the winner! Joe, send me your address so I can get this to you! I actually met Joe at an event a few months ago, so I might be able to save some shipping money and meet him for a smoke someplace!
Finally, the winner of the Arandoza White Labels back on day 7 never sent me his address, and I tried e-mailing twice and both e-mails came back as undeliverable So I picked another name from Day 7’s comments! Smokin_Dave, please send your address! (I’ll e-mail and hope you gave the right address). It’s probably best if you enter a contest to check to see if you won (although I’m guilty of forgetting that myself!), but at least leave the right e-mail address! I’m not selling the addresses to spammers or anything, I just would like to be able to contact you to send you cigars!
That’s all for now! I hope you all enjoyed the last few weeks! Thank you for participating, I wish I could send each of you a box of great cigars, but I can’t so you’ll just have to keep taking your chances on these contests! 🙂
Until the next time,