Who ya gunna call for 1:6 scale cloth patches, decals, AND—free contest prize giveaways?
It’s come to our attention that 1:6 scale dealer (and TJR sponsor) Patches of Pride (PoP) is giving away free 1:6 scale stuff —again! A quick visit to the company’s website HERE or its Facebook fan page HERE reveals details about an event they’re calling the “Christmas Caption Contest.” Curious, we picked up the TJR Hot-line and called PoP’s proprietor, Mark Otnes…
TJR: We see you’re holding another contest. Why so soon? Didn’t you just give away a brand-new Captain Action on your PoP Facebook page last week?
“Yes, that’s right. I know it seems sort of soon, but to be honest, we LOVE giving away free stuff to all of our faithful customers and fans. We’ve been in business since 1998, and many of them have been supporters of PoP from the very beginning. Prize giveaways are one way we feel we can ‘give back’ and express our thanks to the worldwide 1:6 scale community.”
TJR: Sounds like you enjoy spreading that “Joe Karma” around. Could you tell us more about this new event?
“Sure! Currently, we’re hosting an all-new contest, based on the time-honored idea that encourages entrant participation and rewards creativity. To enter, all you have to do is write a caption to complete a GIjOE photo-cartoon and email it to us HERE at Patches of Pride. All of the entries will go into a big hopper, and on December 15th, we’ll hold a staff meeting in the conference room where we’ll read them all aloud, one at a time. Whichever one makes us laugh the most—and loudest—WINS!”
TJR: Your company has built quite the reputation for giving away free prizes. What other sorts of contests do you hold?
“Well, over on the Patches of Pride website, we have what we call a “VIP Mailing List” (HERE) where customers can sign up and receive occasional emails about our VIP members-only contests. Most of them are trivia question contests that we like to call, “Are You Smarter Than a Joehead?” Those are very popular. Then there’s the “Let’s Give Something Away Free” contests we hold over on our Facebook fan page (HERE). Those are pretty straightforward giveaways. You just leave a comment and you’re eligible. What’s not to like about that? And now and then, we’ll have special giveaways like our “Safecracker Contest” or this newest “Christmas Caption” one, that require a little more thinking or skill. It sort of ‘culls the herd’ a little and makes it more challenging—and FUN—when they win.”
TJR: Finally, could we possibly share the first panel of your “Christmas Caption Contest” with our readers? I’m sure there are many clever 1:6 fans out there who could write the missing punchline for you and would love to have a chance to win that great Ghostbusters figure.
“Sure thing. The more the merrier! And please remind them to send their funniest captions directly to our PoP email box HERE. Enjoy!”
Bottom Line: With all their contests and the large number of free prizes being given away by Patches of Pride, it seems like a “no-brainer” that 1:6 fans should keep the company’s website bookmarked and pay them regular visits. We recommend that you also “like” PoP’s Facebook fan page HERE so as to keep an eye on their daily activities.