Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nachos Grande Presents a New Theme Week AND AN EASY (?) CONTEST!

It's time for another Theme Week here at Nachos Grande - and this time I return to the same theme that I've already featured twice:  Plain White Envelope Week (aka PWE Week).

Yes, the overabundance of goodies in my mailbox (in the form of a small white envelope) means I get to devote an entire week to the joys of one of the simplest forms of postal communication.

Since I want to share the love of the PWE with my readers, I also have a fairly easy contest to announce today!

The prize?  Why, a plain white envelope with some cards of the team of your choice!  Seems like a fitting reward.

Here's the deal:

I have SEVEN different PWEs that I want to showcase this week.  Your goal is to correctly guess the total sum of the seven ZIP CODES if I add the numbers together.  The winner will be the person who guesses a number that is the closest to the total sum without going over (ala Price is Right rules).

You get one guess on this post for free.  If you'd like a second guess, leave a plug for this little contest on your blog (with a link to this post on your blog - and a link to your blog entry in your comment on my blog).

Good luck - and as a point of clarification I'm only counting the first five digits of the zip code.  In other words, if you know your zip code as XXXXX-XXXX, I'm only counting the first five numbers.

One more hint since I like math puzzles.  Here are all the digits in the seven zip codes (in numerical order).

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9

I don't know whether that is at all useful or helpful...but it might be fun to try and piece together some of the zip codes (hint:  a few of the PWEs are from quite prolific blog traders).

That's enough hints - now get guessing!  The deadline to enter the contest is Monday, May 12 at 5:59 PM EST.  I'm hoping to have the first PWE Theme Week post go live at 6:00 PM on Monday!

24 comments:

View From the Skybox said...

130?

View From the Skybox said...

Durrr nevermind, now I get it.

View From the Skybox said...

My guess is 16,000

dgao said...

300,000

JediJeff said...

275,999

defgav said...

400,000

Mark Hoyle said...

18,500

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

417,507

Marc said...

246,802

Brian Conrad said...

124396

Commishbob said...

324362

Wilson said...

288886

Al Kawamoto said...

199999

TTG said...

350,028

arpsmith said...

324500

The Dutch Card Guy said...

375,000

madding said...

490000

Greg Zakwin said...

1,000,000

#lazyguess

Alex Markle said...

1,000,001

#BeatGreg

John Hazen said...

155,000
Cool Contest

irondequoit36 said...

333,837

Wilson said...

180,000

Promoted it here for my second entry fee:
http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2014/05/pick-number-at-nachos-grande.html

Josh D. said...

250,052

Joe Frecker said...

Sounds Cool, Sorry I missed it.

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