Monday, April 30, 2007

Big 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway Contest Winners

When I decided to celebrate my two-year anniversary at my blog (which I commemorated on April 21st) throughout the month of April with a special giveaway contest, I had no idea that so many companies would be as incredibly generous as they were. WOW! Those prizes are absolutely amazing! I wish I could win some of these prizes! :D

Then, the response from so many of you to participate in my contest was overwhelming. Although a few people complained that the scavenger hunt questions were too hard (um, they could have been MUCH more difficult than they were), most people did swimmingly well with them without a hitch. Of course, my hints were helpful to those who struggled. These aren't cheap-o prizes, so you oughta have to work just a little bit to earn them, right?

One of the most interesting part of the contest was reading about which low-carb plan my readers who entered the blogiversary contest were following. There was one clear-cut winner by an overwhelming percentage--ATKINS!!!

Here was the breakdown:

My own low-carb plan--13%
South Beach--7%
Protein Power--6%

The results of this unscientific survey may be shocking to the media and the so-called health "experts" who think nobody in their right mind is following the Atkins diet anymore. WRONG-O! The results speak for themselves--TWO-THIRDS of my readers are on that particular low-carb plan. Get that through your thick heads all you naysayers!

The other low-carb plans are good, too, but this just goes to show you why the antagonists continue to rail against the Atkins nutritional approach. It is still VERY popular and for good reason--IT WORKS! That's it, pure and simple.

Entries into my contest came from 47 of the 50 U.S. states and I even had one entry from Brampton, Ontario in Canada (and that person won a prize, too!). Predictably, California led the pack with the most entries because they are the largest state by far. But the states represented below them were a bit surprising as you can see for yourself:

1. California
2. Minnesota
3. Washington
4. Missouri
5. Michigan
6. Iowa
7. Texas
8. North Carolina

Even in my home state of South Carolina, I only had one entry from a dear lady in Greenville, SC (and she happened to win a prize, too!). THANK YOU to everyone who participated and I want you to know how much I appreciate your readership and involvement in what I am doing at my blog.

I'll let you know right now that everyone who entered the contest is gonna receive something in the mail from me soon. Even if you won one of the many outstanding prizes listed below, you will get this prize, too. It's the least I could do to reward you for taking time out of your busy schedule to look up the answers to my questions and submit your entry. The prize isn't anything fancy, but just a small way for me to show my appreciation to you.

I know what you're thinking...GET ON WITH IT ALREADY! Okay, okay, I know you want to know who won what, so let's do it by the list of prize bundles first and then the GRAND PRIZE winner of that amazing Vermont Castings grill will be announced at the end. Here goes (click on the prize bundle link to see a complete description of the prizes):


CHOCOPERFECTION--Janelle L. from Minnesota
CHOCOPERFECTION--Jennifer M. from Nevada
CHOCOPERFECTION--Vickie A. from California

EGGLAND'S BEST--Chuck D. from Iowa
EGGLAND'S BEST--Brenda S. from Michigan
EGGLAND'S BEST--Barbara M. from Vermont
EGGLAND'S BEST--Ryan N. from Alaska
EGGLAND'S BEST--Vickie E. from Utah

ALSOSALT--Michael W. from Tennessee

CARB WARS--Margaret N. from Oklahoma

KIMKINS--Tom O. from Minnesota


SUGAR SHOCK!--Nicole S. from Washington
SUGAR SHOCK!--Marshall R. from Washington
SUGAR SHOCK!--Kevin M. from Connecticut

DREAMFIELDS--Jennifer S. from Vermont

VIVA LOW-CARB BREAD--Christina R. from Texas

STEVIVA--Janet L. from New Hampshire

OUT LADY OF WEIGHT LOSS--Cheryl S. from California


JIGSAW HEALTH--Joseph M. from Florida

OLIVADO AVOCADO OIL--Elizabeth K. from Illinois
OLIVADO OMEGA PLUS OIL--William B. from Missouri

KAREN RYSAVY/FIBERFIT--Pete C. from Michigan

DR. RICHARD BERNSTEIN--Jay K. from New Jersey

NEXGEN MUFFINS--Brandi H. from North Carolina


SMOKY MOUNTAIN CABIN TRIP--Rhea K. from North Carolina

"ULTIMATE CHEF" FROM DEL MONTE--Rick P. from North Dakota

DIABETES MINE--Samantha H. from the District of Columbia
DIABETES MINE--Sarah C. from Washington

BBQ QUEENS--Rita S. from South Carolina
BBQ QUEENS--Lisha A. from Indiana
BBQ QUEENS--Michelle S. from Nebraska
BBQ QUEENS--Melinda S. from Virginia
BBQ QUEENS--Marie S. from Minnesota

CARBSMART--George C. from New York


NANO O2 AIR PURIFIER--Lisa E. from Illinois

DIET DETECTIVE--Teresa F. from Maine

FUZE SLENDERIZE--Diane S. from Alabama
FUZE SLENDERIZE--Kay W. from Virginia
FUZE SLENDERIZE--Peggy O. from Alaska
FUZE SLENDERIZE--Benjamin B. from Massachusetts
FUZE SLENDERIZE--Dennita H. from Texas

ENLITENED KOSHER COOKING--Matthew H. from California

CAL-CARB CLICKER--Cindy P. from Colorado
CAL-CARB CLICKER--Guy J. from Washington
CAL-CARB CLICKER--Tom B. from Minnesota
CAL-CARB CLICKER--Pat C. from California
CAL-CARB CLICKER--Terry B. from Wisconsin

And the winner of the GRAND PRIZE Vermont Castings Deluxe Grill in the 2nd Annual "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" Blogiversary Giveaway Contest is:


YEAH!!! WOO HOO!!! YIP YIP YIPPEE!!! (are you excited, Amy?!)

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who won a prize in my contest. I will be contacting the companies over the next few days with the names and addresses of the winners so you can claim your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your prize to be mailed to you. If you do not receive it by mid-June, then please contact me to let me know.

Enjoy your prizes and tell everyone you know to read the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog for more opportunities to win some really great stuff. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone for making my 2nd blogiversary one to remember. SEE YA and have a great day!

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Blogger Michael said...

Yay! I won something! Thanks for the salt substitute Jimmy! Thanks for holding the biggest giveaway that I have ever seen as well!

4/30/2007 11:48 AM  
Blogger TESS said...

I was really surprised to see my name. Thanks Jimmy, this must have been a lot of work for you!

4/30/2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger Rhea said...

Wow, thanks Jimmy!!! I am so excited---your blog is full of information, interesting tidbits, and prizes too. You can't beat that!

4/30/2007 7:31 PM  
Blogger Taylor A said...

Congrats on your success and know that you are a source of inspiration for countless others!

I don't know if you know about the Blogger's Choice Awards but they have a "Best Health Blog" category that you should check out. If you're not already nominated, you are welcome to nominate yourself. With all of the knowledge and inspiration spread through your blog, it is certainly worthy of nomination. If you're already nominated, you can grab some embed code that puts a "vote for me" button up on your site so that your readers can make sure you win and get sent to the awards ceremony in November.

Worth a shot to get something back. Anyway, best of luck, and keep on blogging.

4/30/2007 9:09 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS, Taylor! I've already blogged about my nominations for the Blogger's Choice Awards. I see my blog, podcast and even myself have all been given the honor of being nominated.

I appreciate your comment!

4/30/2007 9:26 PM  
Blogger rrshep said...

Thanks, Jimmy, for the great prize and I really enjoy your blog!

5/01/2007 8:04 AM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

I'm so excited I think I'm gonna faint! Thanks for the most awesome prize I've ever won and for making the giveaway so much fun!

5/01/2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger CB said...

Thanks, Jimmy! I'm looking forward to trying out some new recipes with the Olivado Omega Plus Oil!

Congrats on the blogiversary!

5/01/2007 10:36 PM  
Blogger CB said...

Hey, Sparky's Girl, way to represent St. Louis! :)

How cool is that? Two winners from right here in STL...

Enjoy that grill!

5/01/2007 11:12 PM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

Thanks CB!! I'm looking forward to trying new grill recipes now!

I had a thought hit me last night and wanted to share it. Wouldn't it be awesome to organize a once a year "livin la vida low carb" gathering? That would be so fun!

5/02/2007 9:46 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Hey Sparky's Girl,

Oh, believe me, I'd LOVE to have such an event or events each year. But the problem is WHERE to have it. There are readers from all across the U.S. and worldwide. We'd be lucky to get a half dozen people to come to St. Louis where you are for this purpose only. Maybe when Oprah wakes up and comes to her senses, we can have a "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" tour. :) Always dreaming!

5/02/2007 12:15 PM  
Blogger Diamondwife said...

Thanks, Jimmy!!!

5/02/2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger CB said...

Hey Jimmy,

I got some coupons for free Atkins bars in the mail, along with an autographed photo. Thanks!

Were those part of the contest, too?

5/03/2007 7:01 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

SURPRISE, CB! That was the "extra" gift that I mentioned I was sending in the mail.

5/03/2007 7:24 PM  
Blogger Diamondwife said...

Got the cupons and pic too, thanks, Jimmy :)

5/03/2007 8:46 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you, Jimmy! I received my prize in the mail yesterday - a fun box of Eggland's Best items.

5/05/2007 9:35 AM  

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