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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Gary Steiger
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And then he dove down a hole in the ground. Our hero…

Mike
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Mike

Got so curious that he jumped in.

Gary Steiger
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Then, cursing Louis Carroll, he cried for help, as he got stuck in the hole. But there was only the cat …

Mike
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Mike

The a boy named charlie came and told our hero that the oompa loompas are coming to get him free.

Debbie C
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Debbie C

Cursing the boy named Charlie, for everyone knows all Charlies are liars, Bob decided “no more Chocolatinis and mushrooms for me!” and stepped out into the

Dan
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Dan

open space only to find himself aboard a massive pirate ship. He was quickly subdued and brought to the captain of the vessel, the infamous Jack Sparrow, Captain of the Black Pearl.

Bob
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Bob

Jack said, “FM, where have you been? It’s been ages. Let’s have a drink. Do you know that we are cruising toward Miami right now? Figured you could use some more sun on that white body of yours.”

Mike
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Mike

FM felt insulted and challanged him to a duel using toothpicks as weapon of choice.

MR H
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MR H

Mint flavored toothpicks of course

Mike
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Mike

With an olive pierced through as a hand guard. The fierce battle began.

Bob
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Bob

Just then lunch arrived and the combatants stopped to enjoy their seven course meal featuring 3 kinds of fish, a humungous salad and an extraordinary chocolate cake to die for.

MR H
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MR H

And Busch Light.

Mike
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Mike

They were so full that they had to stop fighting. Just then a supersized octopus started attacking the ship.

MR H
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MR H

it could smell the busch light…mmm

Mike
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Mike

It went for the beer. But they were not going to let that happen. They drew their toothpicks and started to poke at it

Scott
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Scott

especially in it’s eyes.

MR H
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MR H

“YES, take that you greedy octopus” they yelled…

Mike
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Mike

One of the crew member set it on fire and killed it. They didnt want it to go to waste so they made calamari.

Bob
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Bob

So, then they decided to head to port and open a calamari restaurant, in an eight sided building with eight wings so that each patron could really feel they were inside a mammoth octopus while dining on exquisite calamari.
FM made sure they signed on with the dining program of every airline on the planet, including airlines that had never before given miles for dining.
So, the miles were flying in an e-squid-site fashion.

Mike
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Mike

The business was booming. Until one day the mob tried to estort money from the business. FM didnt want to go down without a fight.

Scott
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Scott

So he started bootlegging liquor as a side business.

Mike
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Mike

And distributing fake handbags

MR H
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MR H

the bootleg liquor was Busch light

mike
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mike

and the fake handbags were Prada but spelled Pradda

Scott
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Scott

Then it started to rain on his parade

Daniel M
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Daniel M

he got busted of course, like they always do

mike
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mike

but he was able to bribe himself out of it by giving away 5 Praddas, 10 cases of bootleg Busch and 5 dishes of calamaris.

Scott
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Scott

and some Makers Mark too.

Brittney House
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Brittney House

He decided to turn his life around.

Scott
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Scott

and finally put a ring on her finger.

Bob
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Bob

It took him days to find an online retailer who would accept the weird collection of gift cards he had accumulated, but finally he was able to purchase the ring.
Unfortunately she said “No, you’re already married”

Scott
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Scott

He was so drunk, so often, he had forgotten about his wife!

Bob
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Bob

and his child, shivering at home in Michigan while FM vacationed in warm climes, pursued by beautiful women – all in the name of miles and points and gift cards and….
what was it that he was looking for?

IDGflygirl
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IDGflygirl

She made sure that she made her Kiva loans before going out!

mike
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mike

they made kiva loans $100 a month.

Bob
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Bob

lending to Phillipines, Tajikistan, Paraguay and everywhere that IDGflygirl had lent.

eric
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eric

So lucky, I had to fly business class to Manila, Tajikstan and Paraguay to make my loans…

Scott
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Scott

Meanwhile, little did he know, that back in Phoenix…

shar
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shar

the sun was shining and a rainbow was forming, peeking through the clouds.

Joseph M
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Joseph M

“Oh my god”, he thought…

Gary Steiger
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And the God of His Choice appeared, and said “Yes?”.

Scott
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Scott

“I forgot about the thing in Phoenix!”

Gary Steiger
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And the God of His Choice went POOF! And now he could remember the thing in Phoenix.

Bob
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Bob

I was supposed to stay at a Choice Hotel in Phoenix.
But which one? They have dozens.
Does anyone here know which Choice hotel I should stay at in Phoenix?

Scott
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Scott

I guess it was nothing after all. Just a loving memory of lunch at the best Italian restaurant ever, Sabarro’s, in PHX during a layover many years ago.

Bob
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Bob

So, does that mean I can go back to Kiva loans?
I haven’t made any loans to Burkina Faso yet.
Or maybe Colombia.
So many choices. I could use another one of those Kiva gift cards…………….

Dan
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Dan

as FM was thinking, he saw a comet crash into the earth causing the ground to tremble. From the rubble emerged a large figure. It was Optimus Prime, come to save the world from the evil Megatron and his Decepticons.

Bob
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Bob

Optimus Prime said,
“FM, I have created the ultimate credit card. Will you help me publicize it on your blog??

harold
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harold

After a long contemplating pause, FM said:

Bob
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Bob

Can this card be used in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

Gaye M
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Gaye M

Of course; it’s the Ultimate Card and can be used anywhere.

Bob
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Bob

Well, then sign me up.
I will promote this card to the farthest reaches of the universe and beyond……………….

mike
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mike

however, i do want extra bonus since I’m basically a celeb.. what do you say?

Scott
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Scott

nothing really

Bob
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Bob

You are already so well known, why could you possibly care about more pub?
I mean look at all the dedicated, intelligent, informed followers here who have followed you all over the world (and beyond), just for the 1 in 1455 (and rising) chance to win a Nook.

Dan
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Dan

Before FM could respond, the glass ceiling above shattered and a dark figure silently landed on the ground. It was none other than Batman, the Dark Knight!!

Mike
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Mike

And his trusty , robin

Danielle
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Danielle

A heart is not a plaything, a heart is not a toy….

Hope to win

Mike
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Mike

Confised batman and robin started tap dancing

Bob
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Bob

to the tune of ring around the rosy.
Yes, they had reverted to their childhood in hopes of re-capturing the innocent magic of their hearts
so, they sang and danced and invited everyone around to join them……….

Mike
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Mike

Sammy davis jr. even joined!

Dan
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Dan

before he could join, the concrete wall behind them burst open, and from the gaping hole, two bright blue eyes could be seen. Then, Tony Stark, aka the mighty Iron Man emerged!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey

He was startled with the new event.

vmkids3 at msn dot com

shar
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shar

Yes he was!

Scott
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Scott

Then the sound of sniper fire echoed across the land.

mike
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mike

It was the delta force!

Sue S
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Sue S

but why were they there?

Mike
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Mike

They were there to battle the Cobras from GI Joe

Don G
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Don G

COBRAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Said all the evil followers, as they charged against Delta Force, Batman, Robin, Iron Man and FM

Scott
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Scott

Someone had clearly laced his OJ again.

Sue S
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Sue S

Where was Superman, though?

Scott
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Scott

Then they all dropped dead.

Sue S
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Sue S

And Superman flew to the rescue!

mike
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mike

superman was busy in bora bora using his points so super girl came!

Scott
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Scott

then they died too.

Jnk
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Jnk

But then mysteriously rose

Dan
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Dan

and died again.

Scott
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Scott

Then were all sucked into a black hole to forever banish any possibility of resurrecting.

Mike
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Mike

But somehow still came back to life.

Scott
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Scott

then went into another black hole.

Mike
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Mike

The black hole had a hole that made them come full circle.

Scott
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Scott

Which then, amazingly, collapsed into itself!

MR H
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MR H

…And again…

Scott
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Scott

and again…

Aubrey
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Aubrey

then they died again

Scott
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Scott

until there was nothing left at all.

Sue S
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Sue S

the world was empty.

Susan
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Susan

On the horizon a light shone faintly on a small plastic card.

Richard Chen
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Tom Stucker’s UA frequent flier card, it says …

mike
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mike

“Let there be light” and the earth was created with everyone back. They were back to where they left off.

Stef
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Stef

But then, the darkness lifted.

Scott
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Scott

Meanwhile, in a distant universe, voices kept repeating, “For the love of God, is it finally noon on February 14 yet??”

mike
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mike

then went away.

k2o
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k2o

And when the light shone, fresh hot towels were ready and waiting along with hot nuts.

shar
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shar

All was good in the world (of frequent flying) again.

mike
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mike

but these nuts were laced with cocaine.

Susan
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Susan

But if it were Tom’s card…. where was Tom?

mike
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mike

they were laced with cocaine

Sue S
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Sue S

with over 1 million points on it!

Scott
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Scott

Tom’s dead too