Friday, December 5, 2008

Calling All Geeks: Completely Geeky - Though Dated - Giveaway. Plus Cheesecake!

OK, so I’m jumping on the giveaway bandwagon, but in the interest of full disclosure while you may get something free from me, you will be helping me by getting rid of some clutter in my life.

A few months ago, I pre-ordered Brisingr (yes, I am that much of a geek). When it was delivered, there were two boxes addressed to me. One had Brisingr and the other had three books: Brisingr, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I immediately called the company and they basically did not care. I asked them if they wanted to know whose name and invoice number was on the slip in the box (no) because I figured they would want to get this person his order ASAP, since he clearly is a big geek like me and pre-ordered his geek book and most likely would be waiting for it.

Are you sure you don’t want the info? (no). What to do with the books (don’t care). Don't you even want my name? (no). But what about…? (no) Well then shouldn’t I…? (no) But don’t you think…? (don’t! care!)

After about 10 minutes of this, I insisted that they send me return shipping and they agreed. Weeks passed, no label. I called back. They’d send it. More weeks. More nothing. It’s now been 2 months and I no longer give a shit. Surely, my poor fellow geek has long since complained and received his order. And since the company doesn’t seem to care, then I am making the executive geek decision to pass long this little windfall to a fellow geek (albeit one who has somehow missed a couple of books that everyone has already read).

So, have you been dying to read any of these books, but haven’t had the chance? Have you borrowed them from the library, but would love to own them? Do you have kids that have just started reading the Harry Potter series and haven’t gotten to numbers five and six yet? Are you wondering what the hell Brisingr is all about and just how much of a geeky teenage boy is Gina, anyway? Then this is the contest for you.

The Harry Potter books are nice paperbacks and Brisingr (the third and latest book in the Inheritance no-longer-a-Trilogy. Or if you have no idea what Inheritance Trilogy means: blah blah geekity geek dragons geeker elves geeky blah geek dwarves geekatron blah blah swordfights)

All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me which book you want. You can name one two or all three, and I’ll do a drawing for each.

And for a little incentive, I’m going to randomly choose one of the books to slide a $25 gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory in. But I won’t tell which book – you’ll have to wait until you get yours to find out. It's a big, geeky, cheesecake lottery! And if there is only one person out there as geeky as me, then baby, it’s your lucky day, since you can win more than one!

I’ll keep it open until Tuesday evening, so I can get to the post office Wednesday when I am out of the office.

Oh, and also? I keep typing "Harry Pooter" Hee.

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8 comments:

Ms. Caroline FB said...

I always giggle at my typos. Often I can't spell my own name. That's sad.

Allison Says said...

Oh, I *totally* want Brisingr. I have the first two, and thoroughly enjoyed them. I forgot that the third was coming out (er, is out...)!

And while I am not into the Harry Potter books, Zach is. So I'll enter for those two as well :)

Yay super geekiness! And yay companies screwing up and not caring.

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

I love it when companies mess up!

I think I have to be your 'geekiest reader', most definitley, without a doubt.

I'm geeky in all sense of the word geeky. I'm a techie geek, a movie geek, a Harry Potter geek ... oh I'm A #1 GEEK!

- whichever book is cool with me. I've already read the potters, but I want to get copies for my girlys.

Tara said...

OK, I admit it. I am totally a geek too. Just haven't had time to pick up Brisingr since I've been in full-tilt Twilight mode lately. So, if you happened to draw my name, you'd just save me the trip to Borders later :-)

Glowstars said...

Brisinger most definitely rocks - can't wait for the next one to come out - I have to know what happens!

juliloquy said...

Hello! I would love the Half Blood Prince. (I found your site through the "Christmas Shoes" hating - totally agree!) So nice of you to do the giveaway.

Bethtastic said...

I'm here from Swistle...and I would LOVE to get my name in for all three books.

So, sign me up! :)

(And Merry Christmas!)

Trish said...

Are you sending it international ... I would like any of the three
: Brisingr, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince or just the Cheesecake factory ...

A very nice way to giveaway stuff you don't want.