A few weeks back, they reached out to us to help promote a contest they’re hosting alongside the San Jose Sharks. The premise is simple and the prize is pretty darn incredible, valued at north of $2500. Let’s start with that:
Do I have your attention yet? Because as much as those of us in the ‘backyard rink belt’ (read: cold places) convince ourselves we love the frigid temps, who could say no to a weekend out west in the warmth and comfort of the California sunshine? Not I.
“But what do I need to do in order to enter this contest?”
I thought you’d never ask. It’s pretty simple, really.
Starting now and ending on March 13th at 11:59pm, head over to realtor.com/faceoff.
Once there, you’ll need to answer six photo-based questions. But don’t worry, there’s no math. An example is “Which would you miss more on a road trip”, with your responses being either a palatial bedroom nobody reading this can fathom or a kitchen the size of my entire neighborhood. Click one to choose, then share the photo on Facebook or Pinterest, and BOOM, there’s one entry for you. Answer six of these and you’ll have six entries into the contest. Filling out a contact form gets you an additional entry for a total of seven chances (and, if you’d rather not share any photos, you can just fill out the form for a singular entry).
A random drawing will take place on March 14th, and the winner will be on a plane due west a week later, hours away from staring at Joe Thornton’s elbow pads and watching Thomas Hertl work on embarrassing d-men at practice. 10 secondary prizes will be given out as well, consisting of five signed Sharks’ jerseys and 5 signed Sharks’ pucks.
There is some fine print: the contest is only open to residents of the lower 48 states, aged 18 or above at the time of entry. Sorry, Canada. Your gold medal should be enough anyways. For the full official rules, full of beautiful and flowing legalese, visit this page.
To help get the word out, the Sharks and realtor.com have also given Backyard-Hockey.com a $75 NHL.com gift card to give away. All you need to do is share our post on Twitter or Facebook, then comment below that you’ve done so, and we’ll give away the gift card to a random commenter on Friday, March 7th.
So share this post, then hit up realtor.com and enter to win the trip. And in case you’re curious, your friendly backyard rink writer CAN fit into a standard checked suitcase. I’m sure you were worried about that.
Full disclosure: when we signed on with realtor.com to promote this contest, we became a realtor.com Featured Contributor. This mean we’re compensated for our help in promoting this contest. This partnership also gives us the ability to give away prizes like the $75 NHL.com gift card to one of our readers, which we consider a good thing.