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New Contest: Win a Free Copy of “Play On” by Carrie Underwood!

My love and support for Carrie Underwood have been quite evident over the past year that I have been blogging.  She was one of the first to be inducted The Conservative Journal Hall of Fame and her songs have been featured many times as the song of the day.  To celebrate my “re”-arrival onto the blogging scene and the release of Carrie’s third album, I will be giving 10 lucky readers a free copy of the CD!  As I stated in my “welcome back me” post, I’ve been extremely busy and unfortunately it’s caused me to be absent from The Conservative Journal for the past month.  To thank those of you that have continued to follow the site even in my absence, I’ll be doing more of these themed giveaways in the future.  Here are the details:

  • For the first time at The Conservative Journal, this contest is open to EVERYONE.  However, Conservative Journal Deluxe Members will be automatically entered and will receive double entries into the drawing for any additional entry method they use.  The full details of how points will work is listed below.  If you aren’t currently a member and would like to join, click here to read the details and become a member now!  It’s free and extremely easy to do.
  • To enter for your chance to win you can do any of the following:
    1. The easiest way to enter is to become a Conservative Journal Deluxe Member.  That grants you automatic entry and not to mention 2 points for each additional entry method rather than 1.
    2. Commenting on any article at The Conservative Journal or sending an e-mail response or submission grants you 1 entry into the drawing.  Anyone may do this, but make sure to use your real e-mail address when commenting or e-mailing so I can contact you in the event that you win.
    3. Tweet about the release of “Play On”.  Let your friends and followers know about Carrie and you will receive 1 entry.  Make sure to put “@TCJournalUpdate” somewhere in your post so I can easily find your entry.
    4. Write a blog post about Carrie Underwood or “Play On” and you will receive 1 entry into the contest.  Make your either put a link to the contest in the blog post or notify me you made the post so I can easily find it.
  • Non-members can earn up to 3 entries using any of the above methods.  Those who are members and receive the daily newsletter (you get it when you c0nfirm your membership e-mail) may receive up to 6 entries using any combination of the above methods.  Remember, members automatically earn 1 entry for being members and will receive 2 entries for each additional entry method.
  • Winners may take their pick of receiving either a digital copy or a hard copy shipped to you directly from Amazon.
  • As far as technicalities, each entry is assigned a number in the database of members for all giveaways.  I will use random.org to generate a random number until 10 unique e-mails of those who participated are chosen.  Those users will be crowned the winners of this giveaway and will be notified through e-mail.  The winners will also be announced on the site one hour after the contest has expired.  As winners confirm the congratulations e-mail, I will mark their names off the list.  If the winners don’t respond to the “congratulations” e-mail and provide shipping addresses (if needed) in 48 hours, I will generate another number and will notify the new winners.  If the new winners don’t claim his/her prize in 48 hours, I will keep the prize and use it in the next giveaway.

Highlights

Contest: Help promote the release of “Play On” by Carrie Underwood by tweeting or blogging about the CD, or by participating in discussion at The Conservative Journal.
Time Frame: 10/30- 11 PM CST 11/3.  Winners will be posted at Midnight.
Open to: Everyone
Prize: “Play On” by Carrie Underwood

Gook luck and thank you to all who participate!

If you have any questions, please ask!  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, be sure and use the new rating feature, found at the bottom of comments and posts!

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Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway: You Could Win Glenn Beck’s New Book, “Arguing With Idiots!”

First off, thanks to all those who participated in last weeks “Thrilling Thursdays” Giveaway, the turn out was great and as long as participation stays high I’ll be able to do this weekly.  This week will require a little more brain power, but not by much.  Here are the details:

  • This contest is only open to Conservative Journal Deluxe Members.  As always, anyone is welcome to comment and send in questions/responses on articles, but only Deluxe Members who comment will be put into the drawing.  If you aren’t currently a member and would like to join, clickhere to read the details and become a member now!  It’s free and extremely easy to do.
  • To enter your name for a chance to win, all you have to do is e-mail me (theconservativejournal@gmail.com) what you think the top search term is for people visiting The Conservative Journal.  (I realizes that’s worded a little weirdly, but simply put you are trying to guess what word or phrase typed into Google sends the most visitors to The Conservative Journal).  If you don’t like to send e-mails, you are welcome to live your guess in a comment on this post, but just know that others can see your answers and that will decrease your chances of winning.
  • For this contest, you may submit answer PER DAY.  However, sending in the same answer daily will not increase your score because your name only goes in to the drawing one time, regardless.
  • Be sure and send your answer from the e-mail address you signed up for TCJ Deluxe with because that’s the only way I can contact you if you are the winner.
  • I realize there will probably be multiple right answers, and there will be 5 winners because of that.  If more than 5 guess correctly, however, each name will put into a drawing and the 5 names randomly selected will each win the prize.
  • As far as technicalities, each Deluxe Member is assigned a number in the database of members for all giveaways.  I will use random.org to generate a random number until the number of 5 users who guessed correctly are chosen.  Those users will be crowned the winners of this giveaway and will be notified through e-mail before I announce it on the site.  If the winners don’t respond to the “congratulations” e-mail and provide shipping addresses in 48 hours, I will generate another number and will notify the new winners.  If the new winners don’t claim his/her prize in 48 hours, I will keep the prize and use it in the next giveaway.

The Prize

Finally, the winners of this contest will each receive Glenn Beck’s latest book, “Arguing With Idiots.”  Thanks to a great friend of mine who owns a local bookstore, I’ve managed to purchase five of books for much cheaper than the retail value.

Highlights

Contest: Guess the most popular incoming search term for those visiting The Conservative Journal.
Time Frame: 10/1- 10/8
Open to: Conservative Journal Deluxe Members only
Prize: “Arguing With Idiots” by Glenn Beck

Gook luck and thank you to all who participate!

If you have any questions, please ask!  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, be sure and use the new rating feature, found at the bottom of comments and posts!

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Thrilling Thursdays: Congratulations to Deluxer Robin M., You’re This Week’s Winner!

Congratulations to Robin M. for being this week’s Thrilling Thursdays giveaway winner.  Robin’s name was randomly selected out of the many people who commented on posts and sent in e-mail responses or questions since last Thursday.  Robin has been contacted and confirmed her win, so this contest is clooooosed.  Robin will take home (or download, I guess) a $100 gift card to Amazon’s online store.  Again, congratulations Robin and thanks to all those who participated.

Robin also will be added to the Hall of Fame under the ‘Contest Winners’ section.

Don’t forget to check back at 6:30 PM CST for the details on the latest Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway!

Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, be sure and use the new rating feature, found at the bottom of comments and posts!

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Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway: Comment Away, Deluxers!

Like my new nickname for members?  I think I’ll keep it.

I’m pleased to announce the official rules for the first weekly Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway/Contest!  This giveaway will require a little more of you than the first, but not by much.  Here are the details:

  • To “enter” this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a relevant comment on any post here at The Conservative Journal or e-mail me a question or response to any article.  This doesn’t have to be 12 paragraphs with a clearly defined thesis, just make sure you actually add something to the article your commenting on or e-mailing me about.  You can easily do this in as little as one sentence.
  • This contest is only open to Conservative Journal Deluxe Members.  As always, anyone is welcome to comment and send in questions/responses on articles, but only Deluxe Members who comment will be put into the drawing.  If you aren’t currently a member and would like to join, click here to read the details and become a member now!  It’s free and extremely easy to do.
  • For this competition, you will only be entered 1 time regardless of the number of comments you post.  Commenting multiple times is great and appreciated, but until I can see how a basic “Thrilling Thursday” competition runs I don’t want to get too crazy; in the words of Bon Qui Qui.
  • Be sure and comment under the same e-mail address you used to sign up for Conservative Journal Deluxe.  That’s the only way I can confirm you are a member and therefore eligible for the prize.
  • As far as technicalities, each Deluxe Member is assigned a number in the database of members for all giveaways.  I will use random.org to generate a random number until the number of a user who commented is chosen.  That user will be crowned the winner of this giveaway and will be notified through e-mail before I announce it on the site.  If the winner doesn’t respond to the “congratulations” e-mail in 48 hours, I will generate another number and will notify that winner.  If that winner doesn’t claim his/her prize in 48 hours, I will keep the prize and use it in the next giveaway.

The Prize

Now what everyone’s been waiting for…. the prize!  The winner of this giveaway will receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card sent to the inbox of the e-mail I have on file as soon as he or she responds to the congratulations e-mail.  That’s why it’s important to be sure you actually used an e-mail address you check when signing up for Conservative Journal Deluxe!  Of course, the Thrilling Thursday prize won’t always be this much, but this is the first one so I decided to splurge.

Here are the highlights:

Contest: Commenting Giveaway
Time frame: 9/23- 10/1
Open to: Conservative Journal Deluxe Members Only
Prize: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card

If you have any questions, please ask!  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, be sure and use the new rating feature, found at the bottom of comments and posts!

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Thrilling Thursdays: You Definitely Want to Be Here

For those who were following the blog in the spring or late winter, I’m sure you remember “No Politics Tuesday”.  For those that don’t remember/weren’t hear, let me catch you up.  Trust me, it’s not difficult:  Every Tuesday I took a break from discussing anything about politics and posted only entertainment stories, reviews, etc.  Well, after the television shows ended (though to be quite honest it started to crumble a little earlier) No Politics Tuesday kind of fizzled out.  Well, let me tell you right now, I’m bringing it back and this time it’s better than ever.

Everyone give “Thrilling Thursdays” a warm round of applause.  Woo!  Since most of the television shows I will recap air on Thursdays, I found it only fitting to switch the entertainment days around.  The new day for fun isn’t called “No Politics Thursday” because I make no promises the day will be devoid of political discussion.  In fact, I posted something about ACORN earlier today.  So Thrilling Thursdays will be a mixture, though mostly entertainment content.

Here’s the scoop on what Thrilling Thursdays will hold:

  • Recaps of “SNL Weekend Update Thursday”, “Parks and Recreation”, “The Office”, and “Fringe”.  These are live blogged, so I’ll be posting the recaps as they happen.
  • At least one music review or book review.
  • The Thrilling Thursdays TCJ Arena Smackdown.  This is going to be really fun.  Starting next week, I’ll be doing a contest exclusively for subscribers.  So if you haven’t signed up, read more about it here, or click here to fill out the registration form (all it takes is an e-mail address and your ready for action!).  The Smackdown isn’t going to be a giveaway, but an actual contest where you have to do something.  Don’t worry, there will be a good prize envolved.  Remember, these are exclusively for Deluxe Members.  Become one free by clicking here and reading the details!

That’s all for Thrilling Thursdays now.  The first full force Thrilling Thursday will take place next week, so make sure your here for the contest!  I’ll make an announcement on contest details next week.

Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feedand the daily e-mail newsletter.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, be sure and use the new rating feature, found at the bottom of comments and posts!

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