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Thursday, June 23, 2011

CONTEST: Win Cardinals Tickets

So, here’s the deal.  I’m a Cardinals fan, and like many of us, I happen live in Illinois.  Nevermind the fact that Busch Stadium is 25 minutes from my kitchen, it’s still Illinois.  Therefore I’m unable to show my passionate fanhood by having specialized Cardinals license plates.  So, I can’t have Cardinals plates that read things like “10 x Champs”, “Ten rings”, “STL > CHC”...etc on my vehicle.

I figure the next best thing would be to order specialized cubs tags, with something derogatory towards them pressed into the metal plate. (A plate likely to have been hammered out personally by one of my former Governors)

My license plates will soon be due for renewal, and I'd like to replace my current ones with some specialty cubs plates that are sure to make Cards fans grin, smile, or even laugh out loud (or make a cubs fan cry) when they see them in traffic. There are certain limitations as to what you can request, and there are certain letter/number combinations that are disallowed as well. I wanted "1908 LOL", for example, but it's not a valid combination. I'd hate to choose something only to chat with someone a week later and have them say "OH! You should've gotten ______", and live with regretting my choice. That's where you come in.

Here's the contest: Choose my next license plate. Come up with the best submission, and a pair of tickets to an upcoming Cardinals home game is yours, on me.

You'll need to go to the IL Secretary of State's pick-a-plate website, and highlight the SUV icon on the left side. Then choose "specialty", then "cubs", and you're off to the races. There's a difference between "vanity" & "personalized", so pay close attention.

Best submission (determined solely by me) wins. Enter as many times as you like-just know that in the event of duplicate submissions, I will be forced to come up with some ridiculous tiebreaker that will mostly serve the purpose of self-amusement.

Ok, here's what you need to do:

  • Go to the website & make sure the plate you want to submit is both valid & available.
  • Take a screenshot of your plate with confirmation that it's both valid & available. (If you're unsure how to take a screenshot, check these out.)
  • Save the screenshot(s) as a picture(s), and email it to: Dathan@SportsVacationGuys.com
  • Wait.

The contest will end at the conclusion of the MLB All-Star game on July 12. The winner will be notified via email shortly thereafter, and announced on this blog within a few days. If there are enough entries, I may also toss in a runner-up prize as consolation.

What are you waiting for? Get started now!