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January 29, 2009

Rate and Win1!!!

Help Meandering Michael and his family get hired for "The Best Job in the World" and you could WIN a brand new 1G iPod Shuffle1!

How does it work?
It's easy!
If you're a blogger, follow these five simple steps and you'll be entered into a draw to WIN a brand new 1G iPod Shuffle!
  1. Click over here to watch the video.

  2. Rate the video (which obviously deserves 5 stars, right?!) by clicking on the “Rating” section to the right.  (Some browsers seem to have trouble with this; if it doesn’t work for you, try using a different browser or try again later.)

  3. Go to this post and leave a comment telling me that you watched the video.  That gets you an entry into the draw. Remember to leave a way for me to get in touch with you!

  4. If you have a blog, write a post about the giveaway, linking back to this post and to the video.  That gets you a second entry into the draw!
The sooner you post the better, but you have until Friday, February 20, 2009 to enter.  Make sure you check back here for the results! Good luck!

By the way, I've been told that the rating doesn't work in certain browsers, but the reports of which ones work seem inconsistent.  You should just be able to click on the rating you want to give right where it says "Rating" on the Best Job in the World site.  If you can't, try using a different browser.

1One prize only, subject to availability at time of award.  No cash value and no substitutions.  The winner may choose which colour they want for their 1G iPod Shuffle (also subject to availability).  Names will be drawn by an impartial third party.  The winner must provide a valid mailing address.  The winner will be responsible for declaring the prize for tax purposes if required by law.  This contest is open to participants in all countries, where allowed by law.  A skill testing question may be required and, if it's not required, it may be given anyways just because skill testing questions are fun.  Meandering Michael reserves the right to make changes to this entry at any time to account for unforeseen circumstances.  This contest can be cancelled at any time, but why would Meandering Michael do that?

54 comments:

Jackie S. Quire said...

ooo. sneaky and very smart!

Meandering Michael said...

:) It was my wife's idea.

Jennybell said...

I can blog about it but I don't know who'll see it! HA! I'll stick a link to it in an email to everyone I can think of!

Meandering Michael said...

Wow! Thanks! And for those of you who are interested in helping this fine, fine cause, join and invite all of your friends to this facebook group (not prize eligible): http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=58687527789

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Michael, my friend, I've put a "Help Michael" note on my blog. No iPod required. Just free room and board for a week:)(lol)

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Well I think I should win a prize since I already blogged about it before knowing there was a prize!

:)

dogsled_stacie said...

I was going to blog about it anyways, to help you out - but a prize gives me even more incentive to flog your blog and video. I really need an iPod!! LOL

Oh, and I already voted FIVE stars for you. :)

Kara - you are always ahead of the rest of us!

Tania said...

Ok - it's on my blog: http://tanialeclerc.wordpress.com/ but my readership is not fabulous.

Hope you get it!

Asheya said...

I put the link on my blog, here http://asheya.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-is-crazy-video.html

I went to vote, and it's a good thing you posted about the ratings not working sometimes, because it didn't work for me. I will ask Eric for some techie help, and hopefully will be able to vote soon.

Good luck!

Fawn said...

LOL, Jackie, I don't think it's sneaky at all. This job is AAAALLLLL about generating publicity for Queensland, so I figured we should use one of the "standard tools" of blogging.

But I'll take "smart". ;)

suze said...

i couldn't get it to work either... but good luck anyway

fireweedroots said...

I've already watched the video a couple of times, I've voted for it and soon there will be a post about your quest on:
http://fireweedroots.wordpress.com/
I'll also give you some PR on my Swedish blog
http://nyatider.wordpress.com/
although the impact may not be as great.

Anonymous said...

5 stars michael...hilarious.
and i love the making of blog too.
i don't mind being entered in the ipod contest, but i was happy to give you the 5 stars.
hope you get the job!
Rob Telford

McMommy said...

Michael...YOUR VIDEO ROCKED!!!!
And I swear I am not just saying that because I love your wife. Seriously, it looked so good and professional!

I clicked on the "Most Popular" videos because I just wanted to see what other people were doing and did you see the guy who had 30,000 views??? SNOOZEVILLE!!! It was so boring..just him rambling on and on. Yours was so original!

My husband lived on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef for 6 months and it was the best time of his life...aside from his 7 years of being married to me, of course. heh heh

He said to tell you that it is just as cool as you think it would be.

Good luck! I hope you win!!

Gen said...

Go Michael, go!
I'm letting all my friends and contacts know.

Janet said...

Michael, you are one crazy dude!! You've certainly got my vote!

Sarah said...

I'm with Stacie and Kara on this one....I was just about to post your video anyway, because it's so damn funny....and then you threw in a prize, which got me going on it that much faster. The smartness of your marketing definitely balances out the ... not-smartness? .. of the lake-jumping!

Oh, and if you're wondering who your lone reader in South America on your map is, it's me....procrastination led me to click from Asheya's blog to Fawn's blog to yours a few months ago, and I've been following the contest updates with interest!

Good luck!

Chelle said...

I watched. I rated. I was very, very impressed! Now I just need to pass the word on!

luccaj said...

I went, I watched, I rated, I'm letting you know. Good luck on this very creative project!

Anonymous said...

Hi Micheal,

LOVED the video, it wouldn't let me rate :( perhaps it the computer or perhaps the user.... hoping you get the job though! What a great opportunity!!! Maybe some snorkelling in warmer weather???

Kelli aka Captain Momma

Megan said...

Hilarious. I'm in.

A warning, though: My readers are ornery SOBs who will probably complain that your video isn't long enough for their liking. Jerks.

Mom & Dad of 4 Girls said...

That was wicked pissa!!

Merrie said...

I'm going to blog about you later today and send more people your way. (You can thank McMommy for that one.) I hope you win -- I'll be voting!

Merrie said...

I'm going to blog about you later today and send more people your way. (You can thank McMommy for that one.) I hope you win -- I'll be voting!

Nikki Todd said...

Loved your video! I really hope you win.

The Kleppers said...

Rated 5 stars! Good luck - hope you win!!

This Mom said...

MAN you must be CRAZY. Hope you get the job

WHY said...

I saw you at Every Photo, and decided to come out of my blogging hiatus just for you and your family:)My post is up.

Good luck!!!

Aunt LoLo said...

I rated your video. Good luck!

Frugal Jen said...

Watched the video and rated,greatness!

McMommy sent me over :)

Christina B. said...

Good luck Michael! I watched your video and rated it- it was great. I hope that you will win!

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

LOVE the video!!! I cannot imagine how you had the cajones to jump in that water. Brrrrrrr!!!

Jess said...

Hi Michael,
I posted 5 stars to your video and I also posted it on my blog!

http://jessiebeans.livejournal.com/253883.html

Kathy said...

I watched and rated 5 stars! Found you through McMommy.

Great video, I like how you stumbled into the water, like that's the only way in heck anyone would jump into that! Good luck!

Speaka said...

Posted!

http://bnjendouble.blogspot.com/

Blessings From Above said...

Loved the video and rated it 5 stars. GOOD LUCK!!!

Rachael said...

Great video! I hope you get the job!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

The rating issue has been resolved!

bessie.viola said...

That was AWESOME! After that swim you totally deserve time on a tropical island! I'm pulling for you!

Colleen said...

Hope you get the job...I loved the video!

fireweedroots said...

I finally got the post yp on my other blog as well
http://nyatider.wordpress.com/

Philse said...

Watched, rated, commented! :) 5 stars! :D

NGS said...

Done. All 5 starred up!

Heather (aka Mum) said...

OK michael, I've watched the video again & again & again (just because I like it so much :) I've voted with a FIVE ***** RATING even though you deserve a TEN!! AND I've posted a blog for you to get others into the voting mood too!!! Now, if I don't win the ipod, I'm good with that;) I just want to see you take Fawn & the kids to some exotic island with a steady supply of white sand, salt water & stunning blue skys!!

I REALLY hope you get this gig!!

bluebird16 said...

All right! I've finally been able to rate the video online at work

and ... it is now posted on my blog -- though how many will see it is another story!

Marianne

Keith Arvisais said...

Wowza - Sweet Video!

I just saw you guys on on CBCNews.ca and I went and voted - full stars for your video. I hope you get the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD.

Your video rocked! It's been such a long time. You guys look great!

I just moved out to Victoria, BC and I thought I had moved far away. I had no idea you were living in the Yukon. What a great way to reconnect. :)

I wonder if Greg and the other guys at Carleton know about this? I've gotta email them. Drop me a line when you get the chance and keep me posted.

Fingers crossed & Best wishes,

Keith

Marla H. said...

Saw it. Voted....soooooo funny!!! I have a blog but it's private, so i guess I just get one entry. Thanks fort he chance!!! mhode79 at gmail dot com

Shockr said...

Rated you multiple times dude... Do I qualify in the entry also??

Sarah said...

I've given the video 5 stars every time I've been able to... and I'd say I watch on one or two browsers at least once a day. It's funny and catchy!
Congrats on such a great effort - no matter what the outcome!

Melanie Harper said...

Michael(and Fawn),
My favourite part is the seagull-type sound you make when you fall the first time. I vote whenever I think of it. I will kick it up a notch for the next week. Good luck. I sure could use an iPod but you have my support regardless!

Leslie said...

A very sweet video. Good luck!

mtipman said...

watched, rated (5 stars), watched again. Spread the word!

chani said...

your video was hilarious. and it really showed your commitment! brrrr. rated 5! good luck!

chani.adams(at)gmail.com

Ellen said...

i watched your video....crazy guy!