#VotePoodle – Win $25 NOW – Feb 23 2012

Summary:

We’re in the last days of a month-long contest, and need just a few more votes to stay in the race.

We’re putting up prize money for people that help us out.  Just a couple clicks can earn you $25.00, to be awarded at Midnight TODAY  Thursday 23 Feb 2012.

Rules:

  1. Go to the contest site http://longlivedreams.com
  2. Register to vote.  You’ll have to give American Family Insurance an email address.  Don’t worry, they don’t spam anything
  3. Give a phony password.  I recommend “votepoodle” – it’s only used for this contest
  4. Check your email and click on the confirmation link – you’re now registered!
  5. Go back to the contest site http://longlivedreams.com
  6. Vote for the Poodle! (click on the picture, or type “bret” in the search box)
  7. IMPORTANT!!! To be entered in the contest, TWEET YOUR VOTE NUMBER (1608 in the picture) to @VinnieWinge #VotePoodle
    1. for example, your tweet will look like “1608 @VinnieWinge #VotePoodle”
    2. Don’t put anything else in the tweet
    3. Your tweets will be collected.  Each tweet is one entry in the drawing

The fine print:

  • Don’t even try to cheat, the system matches up your vote number with actual votes on the site.
  • You can enter as many times as you wish – get your friends and family or alternate personalities to vote, multiple entries are allowed for a singe twitter ID
  • Winner will be selected randomly from all valid tweets at 11:59pm EST 23 Feb 2012 using random.org sequence service (see below)
  • Winner will be contacted via twitter DM immediately after selected
  • Winner ID will be announced to #VotePoodle after DM is sent
  • Winner will be awarded $25 prize, to be paid via PayPal or Amazon gift certificate – winner’s choice

 

http://random.org will be used to select the winner.  A sequence will be generated at midnight that looks like the table below.  The sequence is random, with minimum=1000, maximum = 1100, and seed value=1100.  For the actual drawing, the minimum will be 1630 (the current value) and the max and seed will be set to the ending vote count.  If there is no tweet for the winning number, we’ll continue down the list until the winner is identified.

 

Random Sequence Generator

Here are the numbers, generated with randomization based on persistent identifier 1100:

1089  1011  1032  1057  1087  1046
1047  1063  1067  1077  1021  1045
1070  1064  1013  1040  1073  1043
1005  1058  1038  1078  1068  1095
1024  1054  1052  1085  1035  1072
1051  1090  1056  1083  1069  1010
1028  1061  1036  1034  1079  1088
1062  1049  1025  1097  1066  1004
1096  1098  1091  1033  1082  1003
1016  1092  1001  1100  1000  1007
1053  1086  1065  1031  1006  1074
1008  1044  1059  1022  1026  1081
1042  1093  1012  1075  1071  1002
1055  1020  1017  1041  1027  1060
1018  1076  1050  1037  1048  1094
1039  1019  1080  1099  1015  1023
1014  1084  1009  1030  1029

Timestamp: 2012-02-24 00:29:17 UTC

 

Note: The numbers are generated left to right, i.e., across columns.

 

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