Write a book, win a Nook!

This contest is now closed.  The winner is revealed in the final comment below.  Thank you for visiting my blog!

 

If you have read my recent adventures on EBay, you know that I have an extra Nook Color and I’ve promised to give it away!  I have to admit I’ve never used a Nook, but I’ve been impressed with its great reviews.  Even more, I really like it’s unique design.  There’s just something about that little corner cutout that makes it super appealing! 

The Contest

For a chance to win this Nook, all you have to do is add a comment to the bottom of this blog post.  Don’t add just any comment, though.  Let’s have fun with this!  Let’s write a story together.  Each person can write one sentence at a time to contribute to the story.  The story can be about anything.  You can write truth or fiction.  It can be exciting, funny, sad, or uplifting.  It can be about travel, miles, and points, but it doesn’t have to be.  It can be almost anything.

Double Dip, Triple Dip, Quadruple Dip, etc.

You can enter this contest as many times as you like!  Each new story sentence you add below counts as another entry into the contest.  There is one BIG RULE about this: you may not enter twice in a row!  What I mean is that before you can add another sentence to the story, you must wait for another reader to add their sentence.  Each of your entries must have at least one contribution from another reader between them. 

Valentine’s Day Deadline

I will keep this contest open for new entries until noon EST on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th 2012).  At that point I’ll use my trusty computer to generate a random number from 1 to however many entries exist.  The person who wrote the comment that corresponds with the resulting number will be the winner!

Nook Delivery

If you win, I’ll ship the Nook to you anywhere in the continental US.  If you need it delivered elsewhere, we’ll figure out the best shipping option and I’ll contribute up to $15 towards it.  Or, if any of our travels overlap (Kiva DO anyone?) I’ll hand deliver it to you.

The Rules

  • Enter as many times as you like, but no two entries can be consecutive.  There must be at least one entry from another person between each of your entries.
  • No explicit language is allowed.  Keep it rated G.
  • Don’t be mean! 
  • Your sentences can be long or short.  Very short sentences are fine.  Please avoid long run-sentences.
  • Do not try to game the system (by entering the contest with multiple aliases, for example).  If I suspect you of anything like this, you will be disqualified.  I reserve the right to disqualify anyone at any time, but I really don’t want to!
  • Frequent Miler, his wife, and son are not eligible to win, but they are allowed to contribute to the story.  If one happens to win, a new random number will be picked until a valid winner is found.
  • Have fun!

Nook Side Chat

  • To enter the contest, comment below
  • To discuss the contest, please visit the Nook Side Chat.


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Last updated on February 14th, 2012

About Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

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Ollie
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Ollie

It was a dark and stormy night.

Heather
Guest
Heather

Suddenly, a shot rang out!

Matt
Guest
Matt

All flights were cancelled.

Ollie
Guest
Ollie

The airport was on shut down, no one in and no one out.

LarryInNYC
Guest
LarryInNYC

TSA Special Operative Scott Scanner surveyed the boarding area at gate 10.

Gabe
Guest
Gabe

And found a dead MD80

Mo
Guest
Mo

And thousands of passengers were left stranded.

Ollie
Guest
Ollie

Sadly, that wasn’t all they found dead.

John L
Guest
John L

This despite the fact that the MD80 could only hold 170 passengers.

Richard
Guest
Richard

A shriek pierced through Terminal C, where, at gate 42, an inconsolable Erin Foster wept over her dead tabby cat, Milo.

Casey Friday
Guest

More cries were heard as people’s iPads were dying by the dozen.

gpapadop
Guest

Suddenly, there was very loud music in one of the charter planes parked and screams of ecstasy!

Gabe
Guest
Gabe

Then charter started rocking back and fourth.

Skoropi
Guest
Skoropi

Stanley’s wife finally shook him awake – he always had these crazy dreams before his upcoming long-haul to Nairobi.

stevelb
Guest
stevelb

I actually fell out of my seat!

Ryan
Guest
Ryan

All 170 passengers (or the thousands, media reports could not be substantiated at the time) pressed their faces to the glass to see what all the raucous was about.

Tom
Guest
Tom

Suddenly the skies cleared and the sun started shining.

Barbara
Guest
Barbara

An all black suv came flying down the Tarmac, lights flashing, pulling up short at gate 15.

David Moye
Guest

18 oddly-clad men wearing large red noses poured from the vehicle, 1 at a time.

The Weekly Flyer
Guest
The Weekly Flyer

Jack Bower, was the last man out of the vehicle and climbed into the MD88 luggage / cargo hold an radio’d back that ‘the eagle is in the nest’

Harold
Guest
Harold

Then, shining in the darkness they saw it.

jcmitchell21
Guest
jcmitchell21

As Scott Scanner overheard Jack Bower’s radio transmission on his walkie talkie, he mistook it for the code phrase used when a grandmother has forgotten a crocheting needle in her purse which, left unconfiscated, could be used to make a Afghan (passengers have an irrational fear of all Afghans).

Zach
Guest
Zach

Scott heard a voice cry out from his left: “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot!”

Lauren
Guest
Lauren

Scott then noticed his shoe was untied.

Andy
Guest
Andy

The list ran through Agent Scanner’s mind at a breakneck pace, “Rain, crocheting needle, dead iPads, Red nosed men, his old buddy Jack Bower, and an untied shoe…this can’t be coincidence.

Anthony
Guest
Anthony

Then Agent Scanner realized he might have to fly economy on the flight…

Lisa
Guest
Lisa

Agent Scanner thought, “I can’t fly economy! I need the extra room to think.” Quickly he contacted his point collecting buddies for help getting a business class ticket.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Unfortunately, all he had were avios, and he needed a complex routing around the world.

oneeyejack
Guest
oneeyejack

Alas, he decided that paying full price in First Class was the way to go and whipped out his Amex Centurion card.

Scott
Guest
Scott

So with ticket in hand he boarded his flight to…

Mark
Guest
Mark

Right there and then he ran towards a computer to check the status of his latest credit card churn… had he been approved for the Chase Saphire, his business class trip would have been saved…

Alessandra
Guest
Alessandra

Bingo! Saphire it is! What was my expertflyer ID after all??? Hun…

Joseph M
Guest
Joseph M

Suddently his mind turned back to the preceding events. Darkness then Light, Shots fired, MD80s, tickets, red noses, screams of ecstacy, dead iPads Jack Bauer. He then thought “I gotta cut out the Tequila, too much Tequilla, too much hard living and what was her name from last night?????”

Carissa L
Guest
Carissa L

Oh, well, doesn’t really matter, he thought. Time to make his way to the oh so cold city of Zurich….

Scott
Guest
Scott

“Ah, Zurich, I can’t wait to have some Zürcher Eintopf when I get there,” he though.

Joseph M
Guest
Joseph M

Zurich, a city with so many secrets and not enough answers. Maybe by the time I leave I’ll get the answers I need. “What the Heck was her name anyway?” but I digress, back again to Zurich perhaps for the last time……

Ismael
Guest
Ismael

The plane landed in snow-packed Zurich.

Jay
Guest
Jay

But Zurich was nothing like he had seen before. What had happened?!

Matt
Guest
Matt

Neon signs lit up the landscape like 1980’s Las Vegas gone terribly wrong.

julianne
Guest
julianne

And instead of the typical Swiss neutrality position, the government was siding with the Taliban on issues of personal freedom.

Andy
Guest
Andy

Wait, this wasn’t Zurich; it really was Las Vegas!

Jerry W
Guest
Jerry W

They had a terrorist alert at the airport. Nobody was allowed to disembark the plane. He was stuck in the old and dingy MD-80 for who knows how long.

Jay
Guest
Jay

He was almost bored out of his mind when he noticed the stewardess winking at him from across the aisle…

Biggles209
Guest
Biggles209

Flight attendant!

Scott
Guest
Scott

He departed the airport promptly, though briefly first stopping at the head on the way out.

Mike
Guest
Mike

He corrected himself

Tom
Guest
Tom

Out of the corner of his eye he noticed he was being followed.

Linda
Guest
Linda

He checked his point balances to see which hotel he had enough points to stay at, while he decided what to do next.

Island Goddess
Guest
Island Goddess

Was it a weekend? Was it a weekday? How many nights? He HAD to know in order to get the maximum points…

Biggles209
Guest
Biggles209

Damn! No Andaz in Las Vegas…

Aarash Fakhori
Guest
Aarash Fakhori

OH NO! Internet Explorer crashed before the page could load! Cursing his windows phone he searched for a viable option to research his points – There! …

Scott
Guest
Scott

…He pulled up the awardwallet app on his Android phone instead.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Thinking how nice a larger screen (like on a nook) would be, he perused his options.

Aarash Fakhori
Guest
Aarash Fakhori

As he sifted through his plump wallet of points he reminisced about the fantastic trips he took earning them.

Mark
Guest
Mark

How could he forget the first class trip to Tokio and the stay at the Park Hyatt for free since it was his company that was paying for it…

Alessandra
Guest
Alessandra

The only thing he regreted was not being able to convince the financial department at the company to aloow him to double dip on his personal credit card and get reimbursed… damn you accountants…

Matt
Guest
Matt

At least they let him sign up for MR on his Corp card.

Jnk
Guest
Jnk

Finally getting a signal he determined he was staying at …

Aarash Fakhori
Guest
Aarash Fakhori

The AIRPORT! Everything was put on lockdown again! Frantically, he…

Matt
Guest
Matt

Ate an apple.

Biggles209
Guest
Biggles209

…that was almost as old as the MD-80 from which he had stolen it. Gagging, he ran for the closest bathroom – the Ladies.

Richard1148
Guest
Richard1148

Oh no, it was occupied!

Jay
Guest
Jay

And when he was done, he threw it on the ground to see if his follower would react..

Tom
Guest
Tom

Much to his suprise he opened the door and saw a man smoking a cigar.

Chirag
Guest
Chirag

Luckily, they were in a special smoking zone at the airport!

Steelsnow
Guest
Steelsnow

It was Tom Bodett (of Motel 6 fame)…. And he had left the light on for him!

Scott
Guest
Scott

Then the other guy suddenly grabbed his own neck and tipped over…dead.

Steelsnow
Guest
Steelsnow

“That would never have happened if he had signed up for free A Club platinum!” Scanner exclaimed.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Commenting on perhaps the most valuable elite perk of all time – not dieing.

Mark
Guest
Mark

What am I to do now? If somebody sees me here they may think I am a suspect!

Aarash Fakhori
Guest
Aarash Fakhori

Never realizing platinum status had so much value he fled the scene.

Tom
Guest
Tom

He stepped over the lifeless body and moved towards the nearest bar.

Scott
Guest
Scott

“A vodka tonic with a lime, please.”

Rachel
Guest
Rachel

“I’ll make it a double, you look like you could use a drink.”

Tom
Guest
Tom

With one swig the double vodka tonic was taken down.

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

Bartender: “That will be 100,000 SkyPesos, please.”

julianne
Guest
julianne

Over the loud speaker, an announcement is made. EVERYONE must evacuate the airport and reclear security, as there has been a TSA breach.

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

“Everyone gets the white glove treatment today” continued the loud speaker.

Steelsnow
Guest
Steelsnow

Turning away, he said “Let me talk to Rene (Delta Points) about the best strategy to pay you today.”

Tom
Guest
Tom

Scanner grabbed the bottle of vodka and chugged, he knew there was work to be done

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

“And now Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will sing the national anthem over our glorious loud speaker”, blared the loud speaker.

worldtraveller2
Guest
worldtraveller2

In his haste, he tripped the alarm on the door, and now the sirens were blaring!

julianne
Guest
julianne

He runs out the airport and is the first in line to clear security again. He wonders — should he take the nude o scope or opt for a pat down?

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

And all of a sudden, none other than the Priceline Negotiator, William Shatner, dashes into the bar.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Make that the ZOMBIE negotiator.

Tom
Guest
Tom

There is a huge burly man doing the pat downs so the choice is easy, he went in the pat down line and waited his turn

TheBeerHunter
Guest
TheBeerHunter

As the plane plunged into the inky blackness of night, Mr. Shatner knew he was in trouble.

TheBeerHunter
Guest
TheBeerHunter

There was only one way to handle this.

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

Ahead of Scott in the new security line is Paula Deen.

shar
Guest
shar

He struck up a conversation with Shatner, asking him about his latest travel escapades.

AJM
Guest
AJM

So, using his smartphone he . . .

shar
Guest
shar

figured out a way to pull up all his itineraries in the last 20 years and then proceeded to describe in detail every trip.

Peter Dominowski
Guest
Peter Dominowski

Then I hear someone say, “He’s dead, Jim.”

Ollie
Guest
Ollie

Played words with friends

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

Launched his biscuits and gravy locator app, and every indication showed that Paula Deen was indeed in close proximity, and carrying a half gallon of sausage gravy and 4 dozen biscuits into the security checkpoint.

James Banko
Guest
James Banko

Using his smartphone GPS program, he tried to figure out if he was in Zurich or Las Vegas, because his location has become unclear to him.

Ollie
Guest
Ollie

I’m in new York! Said Will

Max M.
Guest
Max M.

But of course, I should have known that considering I paid $20 for an iced tea along with the 100,000 SkyPesos for my gin and tonic.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Suddenly all was clear and the preceeding events no longer incomprehensible. This was just another day at JFK t3.

Miriam A.
Guest

Way to go, I’ll be able to take advantage of those NYC Amex promo’s after all!

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