Thursday, May 26, 2011

GU Giveaway Winner!

Last night, as I was struggling to get everything done before I finally rolled into bed at midnight, I thought about ways of picking today's GU Giveaway* winner. I almost talked myself into being okay with the selection method due to sheer lack of time, but knew I could come up with something better on a few hours of sleep.

First thing: I made a list of all the people who earned an entry. There were 54 entries between my blog, Twitter, and bonus entries.

Then it dawned on me. There are 52 cards in a standard deck of cards, plus two jokers. So, I'd just assign you all a suit and pick a card, right?

Sure, but it's not very fun if I do it.

List of entries + corresponding card
Deck of cards (a.k.a., you guys)
Shuffled cards
Unsuspecting coworker thinks she's just picking a card -- little does she know she's actually changing someone's life. :)
Coworker shuffles the cards and splits the deck in half, and then has me pick a pile.
Coworker again splits the cards into two more miles and has me pick a pile.
Coworker splits into three piles (two cards each) and has me pick a pile.
Coworker then plays eeny-meeny-miney-moe. (She came up with all this nonsense, not me. I just wanted her to pick a card.)

Congrats to my fellow Bay Area runner, Sesa!! :) Please shoot your mailing address to diaryofanaveragerunner [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will get this in the mail for you right away. Enjoy!

*I was given these GU samples free of charge and was allowed to do whatever I wanted with them.


  1. Oh my gosh. WHY do you always have the best ways to pick the winners of your contests??!! I love it!

  2. Awesome!!! What a creative way to choose a wiinner!
    Congrats Sesa!

  3. BY THE WAY, who is this coworker and how can I bribe her to pick my card next time?

    Funny, I really have always been a 9 of hearts kind of a guy......

  4. You seriously have the best ways to pick winners... The cat thing before was priceless. PRICELESS. I'm totally going to use my cat if I ever do a giveaway :D

  5. I can't believe I won -- I never win these giveaways!

    Thank you so much! This will help me with my hardcore S.F. Half training!

  6. Hahahah that's an awesome way to pick a winner! And quite involved...

  7. OMG I want to be YOUR Vanna White!

  8. Very creative. I was so close!! ha ha. Congrats to the winner!

  9. I love this method! So cute and efficient!