Well, hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve had one of these giveaways, but I figured now was as good a time as any to have another. The holidays are coming up, and man, who couldn’t use a $50 Amazon Gift Card at this time of the year? Luckily that’s what I’ve got for you, thanks to a giveaway that I’m doing with this really cool new website called FanLime.com.
First off, let me explain to you what FanLime is, because I really think it is the next big thing in interaction between athletes and sports personalities and their fans.
Basically, the best way I can put it, is that FanLime is basically Facebook for sports fans. You pick your favorite players, coaches and teams, and FanLime builds a feed catered specifically to your interests, highlighting media, videos and more, specific to you- and only you. If you’re a Mets fan, no more Yankees articles, highlights and videos. If you’re a Clippers fan, you’ll never have to see Kobe Bryant’s goofy, chin-out grin ever again.
Where it gets interesting though is that FanLime is slowly adding professional athletes (as well as goofy media/blogging personalities like myself) to their stable of members, and I suspect that this will eventually become the best platform yet to interact with them. The site is based on a points system, so the more you interact with each athlete involved (such as this one with the Carolina Panthers Steve Smith), the more points you get. And simply, the more points you get, the more quickly you get vaulted to kind of a “top fan” status type thing.
Now, that “top fan” thing might not mean much to you this second, but let’s think about it big picture. Because let’s say an athlete like Chad Ochocinco or Shaq was trying to do a giveaway with his Top 50 fans, and he had to find a way to figure out who those fans were. Well, isn’t this much easier than trying to figure it out through Facebook or Twitter, or any other platform? To me, the answer is an unequivocal “yes.”
Anyway, let’s get to the giveaway. Because by now I know you’re thinking, “AT, just tell me how I can win that gift card. Papa needs a new outfit for the weekend.”
Don’t worry, I’ve got you. The way to enter is simple.
If you click on this link, it’ll take you right to my page over at FanLime. That goofy guy standing on the chair is yours truly.
On my profile you’ll see a poll, with a question that I believe you all will have an opinion on. The question is this:
If LSU were to remain undefeated, who should they play in the BCS National Championship Game?
The choices- as you may have guessed- are Alabama, Boise State, Oklahoma State and Stanford.
From there, all you’ve got to do is log-in (you can log-in through your regular Facebook account if you please), and when you make your pick, a pop-up will appear. From there you just need to give a sentence or two on why that team should play for the title. (Note: A few people have already entered, so just follow their lead.)
Once you post your response, the response with the most “likes” (similar to Facebook “likes”) gets the gift card. Meaning that the best way to win this gift card is to share the response with your friends, so that they can “like” what you had to say.
(For you folks on Twitter, the easiest avenue, might be to tweet something like “Just entered @Aaron_Torres giveaway. Click here to like my response so I can win a $50 gift card!”
It’s really that simple. Again, click on the link, log-in to the poll, answer your poll question, and get people to “like” your status. It could not be any easier. You can continue getting friends to “like” your response all the way up until next Thursday, when the poll closes.
Thanks for entering, and I wish you the best of luck in winning the gift card!!!