Commonwealth Contest instructions!

UPDATE: Contest extended until Sept. 30!

Got your copy of the September/October issue of Commonwealth? Got the contest answers filled in? Read the previous note about the error, so you know to skip question 3?

Good — let’s see if you’re a lucky winner of a Flip Mino HD video camera!

Here we go….

  1. Remember to skip question 3 — our bad!
  2. Take your four remaining answers, which consist of seven names (there’s at least one last name).
  3. Count the letters in those seven names.
  4. Add one.
  5. Go to that page in the September/October magazine.
  6. Add all the numbers on that page — ignore things like dollar or percent signs, but include any that are spelled out (e.g., seven is the same as 7). Look carefully.
  7. What’s the sum?
    For example, "23% of Realtors spend more than $1,000 every six years" would give you 23 + 1000 + 6 or 1029.

Send a note to (e.g., Say nice things.

We’ll take all the correct entries received by 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 27 Wednesday, September 30 and draw one winner at random. Easy peasy!

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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7 Responses to Commonwealth Contest instructions!

  1. Your bad? Ha! I read that section before I got to the quiz…Then, read it 3 more times looking for an author! Were you thinking Dan Brown with Agents and Demons?!! Anyway, I’ll proceed! Had to give you some grief…All with a smile, of course. :-)

  2. This is all very complicated! :)

  3. @Natalie — Nah, I had to cut one of Lem’s Q&As for space, and that’s where he mentioned an author (C.S. Lewis, for what it’s worth). Of course, the idea is to get you to read the magazine and maybe say, “Hey, glad I saw that!” So it worked. :-)

    @Charles — Yeah, but it’s a nice camera!

  4. I just received my copy of the magazine TODAY in the mail. Boo!

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  6. Joella Barone says:

    The contest rules in the magazine said to go to this webiste Oct 11, so I waited til today to do that, and online it says the deadline was Sep 30! What’s up with that?

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