March 1st, 2011
June 1st, 2010
All $2-minimum donations are automatically entered to win! Donations must be received by March 31 (Pacific Time). Winners are selected randomly.
Five winners will receive a full set of all four mini paper models. These are not downloads; they will be mailed to you.
If you miss out on this month’s giveaway, you can get one for FREE with a $5 donation (per model).
May 27th, 2010
The contest is finally over! A lot of you did a wonderful job. Winners: be on the lookout for an email within a day or two.
Rather than re-edit the contest page, I thought I’d submit the questions and answers here. Someone might be sifting through the archives one day, and might enjoy some POTC trivia.
Q1. What movie prop from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl can be seen in the attraction at Disneyland®, California?
A: The Aztec treasure chest! You can find it at the very end of the treasure grotto. Read More
May 2nd, 2010
The giveaway is coming to a close. Monday is the last day to submit your entries.
So far, there have been 52 entries, and I am beginning to enter the records. Keep going!
April 28th, 2010
I had to fix a slight snaffu with the contest. In order for participants to rank all of the prizes, there had to be a set number of prizes to choose from. So, I spent some time yesterday to finalize the prize list.
Now, the list contains prizes that have yet to be secured (but I’ll try my very best to get them). It’s easier to remove an item than it is to add, which would require re-submitting entries, folks missing out on prizes that they’d rather have, etcetera. It’d be a big mess!
I’d like to thank Disneyana.com for offering some of the prizes. They have some hard-to-find pirate items that are not listed on their store, and they were graciously willing to part with.
April 1st, 2010
I just wanted to thank all of whom have been gracious enough to provide a donation.
I am still treasure hunting, and will be all through May. I am working with a long-time contact who is willing to part with some neat pirate goodies, like a limited edition Pirates of the Caribbean virtual reality CD-ROM, and a 1970′s POTC souvenir book. Nothing is final, though.
I will also (hopefully) be attending Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival on May 7th or 14th. I’ll have an opportunity to go through the World of Disney shop to scavenge for even more pirate booty.
March 17th, 2010
The “Treasures of the Caribbean” giveaway is one month away (runs May 1-31). But, you can get a sneak peek right now. No foolin’!
See a few of the available prizes (more to come), and get a leg up on the ten trivia questions that you will have to answer. You will also get the chance to prioritize the prizes, so winners will get their top choices.
And, don’t forget to help out the site by making any type of donation. Every tiny bit helps.
November 4th, 2009
I’ve been digging through the series of tubes, called the Internet, and I think I’ve come up with some nice pirate-themed goodies for the “Treasures of the Caribbean” contest. Let me know what you think . . . Read More
November 2nd, 2009
When I was last at Disneyland, I received a card good for $8 towards a child’s ticket to the Princess and the Frog. Since most child movie tickets cost less than $8, it translates into a free ticket. Everyone who purchased an in-park item ($10 minimum, I think), got one of these cards.
This thing has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks while I think of someone to give it to. I thought of giving it to my Sister, but I don’t think there is a participating theater nearby. Then, today, I thought “why not give it away online?” The card isn’t needed, just the code on the reverse side, and it’s been quite a while since we’ve had any sort of contest. So, why not have a mini contest? Read More
October 26th, 2009
I just recieved an interesting email from David Occhino, designer of the Mansion 3.0 & Mansion Cryptbats fonts. He noticed that my death certificate is #1001. If you look in the lower-right corner of the certificate, you’ll see that it is numbered ’0-001-001′. It turns out that each certificate has its own unique number.
For the two folks who have lucky numbers 999 (0-000-999) and 1000 (0-001-000), David is offering a FREE copy of his Mansion 3.0 font! To get the free font set (I just bought mine last night), email David a copy of the PDF certificate. You can contact him through his website, David Occhino Design, and the file must be unaltered. No fakes!
Ever since I discovered Dave Lowe’s Para Abnormal comic, I’ve been hooked on them. Last week, on his Blog, he had a little Disneyland photo contest. The winner got their name hidden in one of Dave’s comics. Out of a whopping three entrants, can you guess who won?