Sunday, April 25, 2010

Freebies And Giveaways And Contests, Oh My!

Welcome to the first (of hopefully many) giveaway here on Exploring Food My Way!

I have in my possession three $25 gift cards to the recently opened AMP 150 up near the Cleveland Hopkins International airport. I originally thought about having three separate giveaways and asking readers to answer trivia questions in order to qualify. Then I quickly came to my senses and realized that if I wanted maximum participation that I should make it as easy as possible for you to channel your inner Arnold Horshack and shout "Ooh-ooh-ooooh!" Sadly, no extra credit points are being offered if you can identify the TV show I just referenced, but you will get a commiserating look from me because you, too, are now officially "old."

To that end, if you would like to participate in the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post saying that you'd like one of the gift cards. You must identify yourself in either the name you give or if you select "Anonymous", you'll need to identify yourself in the actual comment portion. If you don't, I have no way of identifying who you are if you win. The contest will be open from Sunday, April 25th 12:00 AM through Sunday, May 9th 12:00 AM (EST). At that time, I will use a random number generator and pick three comments and announce the winners in a separate blog post. The winners will then have one week to contact me via email in order to supply me with a postal address so I can send out the gift cards. Feel free to leave multiple comments if you want to increase your odds of being selected, but as I want AMP 150 to get as much exposure as possible, I am going to limit one card per winner.

And speaking of exposure to AMP 150, I wanted to invite you to come back on Monday morning and read my review of an amazing six course mushroom dinner featuring the wonderful products being grown at Killbuck Valley and being prepared and served by Chef Ellis Cooley. It was an incredible meal and as a by-product of that dinner, I have these fantastic gift cards to give away.

Good luck!

42 comments:

bonnjill said...

I was just there tonight. I love Amp 150. So naturally I'm going to say "Oooo, oooo, oooo" Mr. Kotter.

Mahala said...

Welcome back, Mr. Noe. I am older than old. And I'd love to win a gift card. Amp 150 is on my 2010 list of restaurants i'm dying to visit. This would be a nice way to defray the cost. Though I will go regardless. It sounds outrageous!

Melissa said...

I visit your blog quite often. I enjoy your reviews have tried a few of the restaurants you have visited thanks to your blogging about them. I would love to win a gift card to AMP 150 as that is somewhere we have not tried yet!

Michael and Mike said...

Sounds delicious! I have been impressed with every restaurant that I've tried based on your reviews, so I would be thrilled to try this one as well. As for being old, I prefer to think that everyone else is just way too young!

Sarah said...

I have heard nothing but good things about AMP 150 and look forward to trying it (hopefully with a gift card in hand).

Ryan said...

Glad to see your return to the blog earlier this week. I'd definitely love to win one of the AMP 150 gift cards!

James said...

Please enter me to win!

holly_44109 said...

Feeling lucky ;) Would love to win a gift card!

FastestDogEver said...

I rarely get to go out to eat, and I love winning!

AmyInAkron said...

me!me! me! me! I want a gift card!! This Stay at home mom needs a night out!!
A.Campbell ;)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a gift card for Amp 150. I love new and exciting restaurants and I am a faithful blog reader!

My name is Elissa Hock

wendy said...

This is the first time I've ever posted on your blog (or any blog, for that matter); all it took was the right motivation. I've heard great things about this restaurant and would love to try it.

BONNIE K said...

I am interested! - Bonnie

Live to Cook at Home said...

As if I need another reason to get back to AMP150, sign me up!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to go back!

Matt said...

I've been trying to find a way to try out amp 150....this might be the kick I neeed!! Thanks for the chance

Bob Sisler said...

I would love to Give AMp 150 a try. Count me in!

Rob said...

I've been enjoying the blog and interested in a gift card!

Melissa said...

Very much enjoying your blog, and would love to win a gift card.

Anonymous said...

AMP 150 is next on my list - I'd love to win a gift card.

Jyll

Anonymous said...

Was thinking about going to AMP 150 when I fly out in July so the gift card would be perfect for the occasion.

Elena

Mahala said...

Just putting my name in again in hopes of winning!

Iya said...

Hoping I'd win this gift card!
I wouldn't mind driving all the way to Cleveland for something this awesome :D

Sarah said...

I've heard AMP150 is having quite the Mother's Day brunch. And Mom's eat free!

Chris said...

Amp 150 has been on my list of places I'd like to try. Love to be lucky enough to win a gift card.

The Orland Family said...

Please enter me into the random generator drawing :-). While on the railroad today was looking over Howe Meadow and Szlay's market and can't wait for the markets to open for the summer.

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea for your blog. I have enjoyed reading about the places you have been to and am eager to try some out. You seem to leave real reviews that provide great information. I would love to win one of the cards and try out this restaurant.

My name is Ashley A.

Iya said...

Another comment from me..

I just think it's awesome that more restaurants with food of great quality are cropping up in Akron and Cleveland. We're kind of in the inbetween area, and aren't big travelers, so we only get to try a few.. but there are so many to try now, of which Amp150 is one! And mother's day is coming up.. ;)

Amy & Jamie Nixon said...

My friend designed some promotional material for them. Ever since I saw that, I've wanted to go try them out! Haven't been there yet, but want to very soon!

amy at amynixon dot com

Bite Buff said...

Headed there on Sunday for their Mother's Day Brunch Buffet and really looking forward to it. So "Oooooo, oooo, oooo...pick me!" so that we can go back for dinner.

Bite Buff said...

I also tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/BiteBuff. So enter me twice please!

Chef_Brian said...

Have not tried it yet, but based on your recommendation am looking forward to it!

Francine said...

I've been wanting to get out there to try them.

scheslock said...

Sounds like the potential for a date night....sign me up!

Brian said...

Well....Tom thanks for recommendation! You probably already gave away all of the gift cards, but if not it would be a nice 60th Birthday (for my dad), Mother's Day (for me), and surprise for my Chef Hubby. I enjoyed reading your blog for my first time! Jen

lisa said...

Would love to try Amp 150 - consider me entered!

Shelley said...

Woo hoo! Love a giveaway, especially to a place I have been wanting to try!

BethG said...

Hey Tom. I'd like to throw my hat into the ring for AMP 150 GC. I haven't been there yet, but have heard very good things and would like to try it out. Nice promo. ~Beth Goldstein

Edsel L said...

I missed the group dinner that Stuart put together (out of town as usual). I do want to check this restaurant out some time.

Edsel L said...

I missed the group dinner that Stuart put together (out of town as usual). I do want to check this restaurant out some time.

Edsel L said...

Oh, nice double-post.

Does that double my odds?

:)

Traci said...

AMP 150 is our newest favorite restaurant. We went there by mistake last fall to use a Jack's Steakhouse gift certificate. They honored the old restaurant gift certificate and we had the time of our life eating the most delicious food. It was even better to find out about the fresh and natural and even some of the organic foods used on the menu. We have returned 3 times since and have had excellent food and service. I have no complaints. I even think the portions are growing larger since our first visit. I thought the original portions were perfect size, but we don't mind doggie bags and eating leftovers the next day. Chef Ellis, you are a wonder to my pallette! Everything has been so phenominal!

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