Blog Comment Contest Rules

To encourage robust discussion on my blog, I have set up a Blog Commenting Contest!  No purchase is necessary. It is also NOT necessary to subscribe to my mailing list.

Important: A valid email address must be entered into the “email” field on the comment form. This is how the prize will be distributed. I will NOT use the email for any other purpose like newsletters or sales promotions unless you specifically subscribe to my mailing list.


Here is how it works:

  1. Leave a comment on any of these blog posts or any active post on the site according to the following rules.
  2. You may comment on as many posts as you want BUT only one comment per post unless you are replying to another comment on the post. For example, 10 comments in a row on one post will not count.
  3. Once a month, a commenter’s email address will be drawn at random for a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate.


Comment rules:

  • Comment must be at least 50 words and relate to the subject of the post (no “great post” comments)
  • Comments cannot contain any profanity or vulgar content
  • Comments cannot be spammy and contain inappropriate or irrelevant links
  • A valid email address must be submitted in the “email” field to receive the prize
  • I will be moderating comments and a comment must be approved by the moderator and posted to the site to count. I reserve right to edit comments for grammar, spelling, and minor changes.
  • Responding to other people’s comments counts as long as the above rules are followed


Prize Distribution:

  • Winner will be emailed each month and the winning comment will be posted below
  • The gift card will be emailed to the winner by the 15th day of the following month (must be valid)
  • No other substitution prizes will be considered


Other rules and information:

  • Contest starts July 1, 2017 and may end at any time without notice.
  • is not responsible for false email addresses or emails that do not reach their intended recipient.
  • No purchase is necessary
  • No subscription to the newsletter is necessary.
  • Each approved comment and/or reply counts as 1 entry.
  • The winning entry will be randomly drawn by the 5th of the following months for entries received during the calendar month.