In the interest of full disclosure, I received no product or compensation for this giveaway whatsoever. All opinions expressed are my own.
I love board games. I can tell you exactly where the spaces around the board for many games without looking, and many a day in my childhood was spent squirreled away in my room with a friend or two playing a game.
Monopoly was always one of my favorites, and it's actually one of my earliest memories - playing the game with my extended family in someone's dining room. And yes, Monopoly is one of the games where I don't have to look at the spaces to know where I've landed.
Somehow Monopoly is turning 75 years old, and Hasbro is celebrating with a Monopoly Money Makes It Real contest. They are giving away $20,580 (the total amount of money in the game's bank). You can enter now through September 2 by sharing in 75 words or less (sensing a theme yet?) what you would do if the money in the game were real by submitting your thoughts here. From September 3 to 27, you can vote for your favorite entry. More details can be found here.
You can also win your own version of the Monopoly game here.
So what do you have to do?
First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Thursday August 26 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Simply tell me your favorite piece to play in Monopoly. Are you a shoe or a dog? Do you prefer the car or the iron?
Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):
1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.