Sometimes I get emails from people about running contests or ads on the site. I don't typically do them because, let's face it, most of them are lame. This is my site and I take a great deal of pride in it. I don't want to be the guy supporting every lame thing on the planet. When I think something is cool, I think you guys will think it is cool. And I think that this contest is very cool.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (shill plug for their site) is running a subtle March Madness contest. The rules are quite simple. Since a lot of people have work or class on Thursday and Friday, they are going to have to follow the games on the down low. The contest is you showing off how you are subtly rooting on Cincinnati at work. Or school. I'm adding in school. All you have to do is send me a picture on twitter. Mention @BearcatsBlog with your subtle Cincinnati swag, let it be team colored ties, pictures in the cubicle, bobble heads, cuff links, whatever you can think of. It's basically show your Cincinnati spirit at work or school. Use the hash tag #EnterpriseNCAA #MarchMadness.
For doing that, the best two entries will win a bad ass prize pack. Yes, two people. I have pull. This prize pack is pretty awesome. I didn't write this part. You are going to be able to tell. Each of the prizes constitutes a tip.
1. SAFETY DANCE: (Ear Plugs)
a. Like your singing, which probably belongs in the shower, victory dances (or any other custom cheering display) ought to be confined to the privacy of your own home. Or amongst certified, fellow, rabid fans of your team. Not your cubicle mates.
2. LUNCH: ($50 Brinker Gift Card – Chili’s, Maggiano’s, Macaroni Grill)
a. It’s Not Just for Eating Any More: Be strategic with your “lunch hour” so it coincides with the ending of must-see games. During March, lunchtime is the middle-of-the-day excuse to tune in to CBS and Turner Sports to check scores, brag to your friends about picking the big upset, or, wipe the tears from your eyes.
3. ON THE ROAD AGAIN: ($50 Shell Gas Station Gift Card)
a. Remember that thing, at that place, with those people that you had to meet? Get out of the office for an overdue meeting. After all, your car has a radio with nothing but updates and scores, mile after mile.
4. FOUL OUT: (Door-Hanging Basketball Set & Ace Bandage)
a. We know you want to reenact that buzzer beating, game-winning shot using office trash cans, but leave that for the March Madness Live highlight reels. You don’t want to pull a “hammy” or twist an ankle and become the laughingstock of the office.
5. ONE SHINY MEMENTO: (Crystal Basketball Paperweight)
a. When it comes to decorating your workspace, a little goes a long way. As much as you may want to turn your personal office space into a shrine, you don’t want your cubicle to scream super fan.
6. FACE TIME: ($50 J. CREW Gift Card)
a. It’s okay to wear your team colors, but don’t overdo it. Face and body painting might freak out your co-workers and your boss might not appreciate your artistic expression.
7. FLEX TIME: (Basketball Projection Clock)
a. Going in an hour or two earlier so you can leave an hour or two earlier to catch the latest Cinderella story? What a concept. Afternoon couch time, here we come!
8. MOBILE MANIA: (PowerTraveler Portable Solar Power Charger)
a. Put that smartphone to good use and download the official NCAA March Madness Live app to get the ultimate access to all the basketball your heart desires while you bang away on another TPS report. Just don’t forget you have your earbuds in and make a scene when your team wins.
That is pretty bad ass. The contest starts now. All you have to do is take a picture of your Bearcats gear at work or school, send it to @BearcatsBlog on twitter. I just signed up on instagram @BearcatsBlog. Be sure to use the hash tag #EnterpriseNCAA #MarchMadness on both. If only two people do it, that means you automatically win.
Disclaimer: I was provided prizing for this post. All opinons are my own.