9.27.2012

Quizzical Quizzes

I don't think I'm smart enough to post quizzes.  Goofy issues occur when I do.  I'd love to hire a "quiz technician" who could eliminate the quirks.  However, this is a low-budget operation, so I'm as good as it gets.

The first quiz I posted about a year ago...well, the winner didn't really want the prize (Coldwater Creek coupons.)  So, I offered a second prize, which didn't work out.  I ended up baking a cherry pie.


You can read about that here:

Fancy-Pants Giveaway, and the conclusion here:  Prize Winner.

Despite initial idiosyncrasies, I posted another quiz a few days ago, with the prize being a very nice Coldwater Creek jacket I've never worn.  The first person to answer the 7 questions correctly would get the jacket.  Sounds simple, right?

Well, first off....I mistakenly had only 6 questions.  Some readers thought this was intentional...to throw people off.   I'm flattered to think some people assume I'm clever like that.  In reality, it's simply a middle-age brain at work here.  I still have trouble answering my cell phone.

The second goofy thing that happened....nobody wanted the jacket.  Except one reader who commented that she totally wanted it - but she had one wrong answer.  So, I emailed the first reader with the right answers.  She didn't want the jacket, but preferred a batch of Ballpark brownies.  No problem, I said, and went to the next reader with the right answers.  She didn't want the jacket either - but said brownies would be wonderful.  

I didn't go any further.  I was afraid I'd never unload the jacket, and the brownie orders would continue to climb.   

What I've concluded from my quiz posting is that my clothing prizes suck.  People clearly want baked goods.

So, I'm concluding this crazy quiz by awarding the jacket to the entry who actually wants it - Juli at Surviving Boys.  She missed one answer, but I missed one question, so I figure we're even.  Congrats Juli!  I hope you get some wear and tear out of the thing.  It's been hanging in my closet for over a year, looking pretty, but sad.  Give it some love.

To the brownie winners, brownies are baking as I write this.


I'll have them in the mail tomorrow.  And put this whole thing behind me. 

Thanks to all of you who entered!  I love ya for your time and attention.  I know life is busy, and you have more important things to do than enter quizzes for prizes you don't want.   

(You can check out the quiz with the correct answers (highlighted) here: Correct Answers)


23 comments:

Rita said...

LOLOL! Yes, I imagine clothing is hard to have as a prize. You'd have to have a winner who liked the clothes and then fit into them and wanted them. Brownies, though--a true winner!! I can almost smell them!! Whoohoo! :):)

Mari said...

The pie is beautiful and the brownies look so yummy! I would go for food too. Congrats to Juli!

Renae said...

ok - I am super dense. I really think I am needing to go back to bed some days. I didn't even realize that was a real contest. Sorry that I didn't participate fully. and ...I didn't see the jacket... hahahaha. never-mind, hahahahaha.

Juli said...

Their loss is my gain... YEAH!!! And yeah, I am not surprised, I am always just a little off in my answers. :)

Now let's just hope it fits.

Brenda said...

Oh, I've missed your humor! Sorry you couldn't get rid of the jacket. But hey, chocolate vs. clothes?
We have been so busy with life that my blog has suffered. I'm looking forward to getting back in the groove because I really do enjoy blogging and visiting.

Juli said...

I can't find your email... my email is julianna.survivingboys@gmail.com

Retired Knitter said...

Oh my God, this post was way toooo funny! Loved it.

And if I had realized that brownies were a possibility I would have joined in the fun, but I am cutting way down on STUFF, as noted on my blog, so I didn't join. But I do encourage food prizes from all bloggers!

Yeah to the winners!

Annmarie Pipa said...

well congrats to Juli!

Marianne said...

I'm laughing my arse off right now. It is a brownie kinda world, isn't it?

Michael Ann said...

Ha! Well I guess this disproves the theory that people will take free stuff no matter what! Those brownies DO look delicious...

acommonsea said...

Mmmm... brownies! :)

~Lynn

Emmy said...

Those brownies do look good :). I have a monthly meme ten things to smile about and one month I only did nine things, I numbered it 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10. Yea guess 6 was being bad that day

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Everyone likes brownies and they fit, unlike the jacket which may not fit but isn't ir frustrating when you can't give something away.......lol

Karen Lange said...

It was a very pretty jacket, and after all, it's the thought that counts, right? Clothing, I imagine is a tough one with sizing and all those variables. It was a fun giveaway anyhow! :)

Dana said...

I've got to bake some of those brownies. :)

Tamera Brose said...

You are a wonderful sport.

Cindy Dwyer said...

Too funny! We had fun and at least the contest wasn't boring, right?

As for the preference for baked goods - come on now. Was that really that big a surprise??? :)

Aneta said...

I just have to say I really like the homemade potholder towel I won from you a few months back. I use it all the time! :) Thanks again for your generosity!

mare ball said...

Thanks to all for the fun comments! Jackets, potholder towels, snakes, lint, brownies...you never know what you're gonna find here in the Ballpark. :-) Love to all!

Lynn Proctor said...

haha that's funny--good looking pie!

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Maryann said...

You have provided me with the best laugh of the day. Too funny!!!

Danielle L Zecher said...

I think you’re pretty brave for trying the quizzes. I’ve thought
about doing some kind of give-away, but have never gotten around to
it. Clothing prizes can be tough, since everyone has different tastes
and people come in all shapes and sizes. I couldn’t help giggling
when I read about your concern of brownie orders rising and never
unloading the jacket. Hey, in the end you’ve made three people happy,
though. I’d call your quiz a success.