Monday, February 25, 2008
Big contest: Win Savor Dallas tickets
Even bigger than last year's bacchanalia -- 10 13 lucky winners will get ticket packages worth as much as $800.
Savor Dallas preview
DALLAS This is one of my favorites out of the promotions we ran last year -- and it's back, bigger and better. As part of our media sponsorship of Savor Dallas, we've got ten (yes, ten) sets of tickets to every Savor Dallas event to give away to lucky, active and vocal members of our community. A full set is worth $700, but we're only going to do a couple of those. Otherwise, we'll spread the love around with some smaller prizes.
What, you ask, is Savor Dallas?:
"Savor Dallas is an annual food and wine festival over a March Weekend in Dallas. More than 60 of North Texas' top chefs showcase their signature recipes along with over 500 premium wines, spirits and beers. This epicurean experience features vintners, artisan producers and purveyors from around the globe."
I went last year and loved every minute: Unlimited tastings of fine wines and signature dishes from the area's top restaurants. What's not to love?
Here's how the contest breaks down:
Part 1: The UnContest
This Thursday night, we'll simply announce one grand prize winner via the UnContest: The single PegNews user with the highest Daily You score for "Food and Drink" who has also visited the site while logged in over the prior 48 hours will get one complete set of tickets. That's two tickets each to: the International Grand Tasting and Chef's After-Party; the Reserve Tasting; a wine seminar; and the Arts District Wine Stroll / Victory Park Celebration / AFI Dallas Movie Screening -- plus a parking voucher. Total value: $700.
The only thing you can do to improve your chances on this one is to make sure you are registered with a PegNews account and opted-in for the Daily You and then view a lot of dining content between now and Thursday. But frankly, we've got so many avid foodies in our community, that if you aren't already pretty well-engaged there, you don't stand a chance. (It's still worth getting started now for future foodie giveaways.) And if you're one of our regulars, be sure to use the site this week.
Don't worry, though -- no matter what, you can still enter the review competition...
Part 2: Review competition
This one is similar to last year's. Simply go to the dining page and search our listings for your favorite (and not-so-favorite) restaurants. Post a substantive review in the comments on the restaurant page, including the number ratings* on each one. Those who post the most reviews between the moment of this posting and 11:59 PM on March 4 will win the prizes listed below.
BIG CAVEAT: Only substantive reviews will be counted towards your totals, and substantiveness is in our sole discretion. However, as a rule, if you talk about specifics about the restaurant -- actual dishes you had; what you liked and disliked; etc., you'll be on the right side of the line. But a review like "OMG it was AWESOME!!!" will not net you any points in the competition and will likely make everyone think you're generally clueless and annoying.
BONUS scoring: Reviews of any of the Savor Dallas participants count double.
First place (one winner): Grand prize-- Two tickets to everything (see above description with the UnContest)
Second place (one winner): Two tickets to the International Grand Tasting / Chef's After-Party and the Reserve Tasting ($520 value)
Third place (four winners): Your choice of two tickets to either the International Grand Tasting OR the Reserve Tasting ($250 value). Awarded first-come, first-served to eligible winners.
Fourth place (three winners): Two tickets to Arts District Wine Stroll / Victory Park Celebration / AFI Dallas Movie Screening plus a parking pass ($100 value)
Fifth place (three winners): Two tickets to a wine seminar ($80 value)
So, there will be a total of 13 lucky winners. Decent odds for lots of participation, if you ask me.
So, what are you waiting for? Start reviewing to win. Or you could just dispense with all this ruckus by going ahead and buying tickets.
*- Be sure to use the number ratings on your reviews. That's how we distinguish between a review and a comment so we don't have to count all of these by hand.
Obviously, Pegasus News staff aren't eligible. All other common-sense rules apply. Pegasus News is a media sponsor for Savor Dallas.
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