Are you ready for some ice cream?
I asked Ben & Jerry's for some ice cream to give away to my readers, and they blew me away by offering a year's worth of pints (52 in all) and a bunch of fun ice cream paraphernalia as a prize.
Given the focus of my visit to Vermont, I think it makes the most sense to incorporate fair trade into things, so here's how this contest is going to work. To enter into the running for a year's worth of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a pint cozy, ice cream scoop, T-shirt, and pint lock (which locks your pint and is one of the best inventions ever), you need to take a photo of yourself holding a product with a fair trade Logo and post it on Facebook. Here's what it would look like if I were entering this contest.
Once you've posted the photo of yourself holding a fair trade product on Facebook, click over to my fan page and leave a comment on my wall sharing the link to the photo.
I'll randomly select a winner from everyone who enters between today and noon (EST) on Friday, Nov. 12.
In review, to enter into the contest for a year's worth of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, you have to do these three things:
1- Buy a product with a fair trade logo on it (if you don't have one already) and photograph yourself holding it for the camera. Make sure the fair trade logo is viewable. Here's what it looks like:
2- Post the photo of you holding the fair trade product to Facebook
along with a quick (a few sentences is fine) explanation of why fair trade is a good thing. Here's the Wikipedia entry for fair trade
, in case you're still not exactly sure why fair trade is the way to go.
I'll assign a number to everyone who enters between today and noon (EST) on Friday, Nov. 12 and use Random.org
to randomly select the winner who will receive 52 coupons for a free pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a pint cozy, ice cream scoop, T-shirt, and pint lock. I'll announce the winner first over Twitter
and then here on this post on the afternoon of Nov. 12.
If you have any questions about the contest, please leave them in comments here. I can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org