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Old 06-27-2016, 12:38 PM
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WIN FREE TIRES: Cooper Tire Writing Contest

Hi all,
ExpeditionPortal and Cooper Tire are giving away a set of STT-Pro tires every month for 5 months (June is the 3rd month already).
There's also a grand prize that includes tires, $2500, and a full-ticket ride to the Overland Expo East at the Biltmore in October!

I entered my story for June ---- Can you help a brother Jeeper out and vote for me? Voting is only for a couple of days and is entirely peer voting.
Mine is titled “The Canadian Border Crossing”
…hope it entertains…
Vote for round 3, Cooper Discoverer - Expedition Portal

You have to be an ExPo member to vote --- easy peasy to join, just like here.
Then write your own story and try to win next month...?

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Old 06-27-2016, 01:55 PM
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nobody wants to win tires?
...or help me out?....

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I helped! So this means I get new tires HD!?
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I helped! So this means I get new tires HD!?
Thanks.
Write something, dude!
Everybody's got a story. Adventure is around every corner!
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Well I don't have a story Only have had this a year and the biggest trip was from Detroit to Chicago in a 40-60mph headwind. FUN STUFF.......probably the second most stressful drive of my life.
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Well I don't have a story Only have had this a year and the biggest trip was from Detroit to Chicago in a 40-60mph headwind. FUN STUFF.......probably the second most stressful drive of my life.
Write it down ----- let your audience re-live it with you.

...and then start planning a little vacation. Not every trip is epic but every one can be and adventure.
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Maybe take the "What I would Do with a set of STT tires" route? That might just get you in the running. Say without the STTs you are hesitant to run Hell's Revenge or something of the sort.
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Done, great story!
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You have a HUGE lead... lol. When does the pole end, I'll have to create an account to vote, but I'm just trying to make it through my emails tonight with the migraine I have.. Mark my words - Thursday night OKC will have a big rainstorm according to my headache..
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The poll will end in a couple of days; please keep voting.
Last month my buddy Smittycrusher tried and got beaten on the last day in a sudden rush. He needed 93 votes to win but couldn't get them...

Thanks so far. Coopers are good tires.
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+1 more....cool story btw, you have the gift (some people just have the innate ability to write, others learn it, some never know how to form a coherent sentence...)

You're definitely in the first of those categories
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Thanks ---- I always hope that what interests me and makes me laugh will translate to others. It's awkward when it doesn't though...
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I hope you win.

But just like people who solicit votes on photo contests, it is not very fair to the other contestants whom may not have the social connections to win by popularity rather than the merits of their submission.
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I look forward to HD sending me my new tires! Will you mount them as well?
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I hope you win.

But just like people who solicit votes on photo contests, it is not very fair to the other contestants whom may not have the social connections to win by popularity rather than the merits of their submission.
I wrote a bit two months ago and just left it there for "peer review", the way it was supposed to be...
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I thought it was a good story ----- didn't get a single vote. Not even from me. I didn't know the voting had opened and only discovered it a day after the voting had closed.

And my buddy wrote a heart-felt piece last month. Got crushed in the final day's voting.
I personally think that their magazine writers should have voted for the best article. But it is what it is and my medical co-pays this year were astronomical... Will need new tires.... And I can write a little...
So I don't feel guilty soliciting votes.

Free tires are free tires. And they're my favorite brand too.
Win win

so vote for me, please.
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I cast my vote for Bill - registration was fairly easy. There is a mystery question which shows the website expects its members to have a modicum of intelligence (scarey).

"Vote for Bill".
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- registration was fairly easy. There is a mystery question which shows the website expects its members to have a modicum of intelligence (scarey)...
cuz we is cultured folk and all
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I'm just saying imagine a guy more popular than you who couldn't write a story to save his life but won the contest because of his friends. I'll vote for you if I like your story more than the rest but not because you ask me to. After all, the other contestants could be Jeep owners too.
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I'm just saying imagine a guy more popular than you who couldn't write a story to save his life but won the contest because of his friends. I'll vote for you if I like your story more than the rest but not because you ask me to. After all, the other contestants could be Jeep owners too.
Always vote with your conscience...
I've had a couple of members on ExPo say the same thing to me. Read them all and still liked mine. That's what I'm hoping for.

I tried to point out the popularity contest nature of the peer voting but I got ssshhhhhh'd. Rather than complain this round, I'm hoping that it works in my favor at least...
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I hope you win.

But just like people who solicit votes on photo contests, it is not very fair to the other contestants whom may not have the social connections to win by popularity rather than the merits of their submission.
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I'm just saying imagine a guy more popular than you who couldn't write a story to save his life but won the contest because of his friends. I'll vote for you if I like your story more than the rest but not because you ask me to. After all, the other contestants could be Jeep owners too.
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Always vote with your conscience...
I've had a couple of members on ExPo say the same thing to me. Read them all and still liked mine. That's what I'm hoping for.

I tried to point out the popularity contest nature of the peer voting but I got ssshhhhhh'd. Rather than complain this round, I'm hoping that it works in my favor at least...
All the above being said, I did read the others, and imho none of them really pulled me in to the degree his did. One was blatantly horrible.
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All the above being said, I did read the others, and imho none of them really pulled me in to the degree his did. One was blatantly horrible.
Thank you once more.

...now go tell your friends to vote for me too....
Read first; then vote.
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Alright HD, signed up and yours was the best. Your many reviews of Coopers will lead me to a set of ST MAXX's in about 4,000 miles, most likely the 285/85 16. Thanks for the many posts!
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@Hilldweller I don't want to jinx anything so I'll just say I looked at the results so far and Keep it up HD!
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Well, thank you all. I won. Really big....

So the question now is, which one of you guys/gals is going to write the next winner?

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Well, thank you all. I won. Really big....

So the question now is, which one of you guys/gals is going to write the next winner?

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No crazy adventures for me and certainly no pictures. Wish I could submit. Congrats on the win HD!
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No crazy adventures for me and certainly no pictures. Wish I could submit. Congrats on the win HD!
Sounds like you need a vacation, my friend.

The world is waiting...
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Sounds like you need a vacation, my friend.

The world is waiting...
Started a new job and getting married. No time for vacation until the honeymoon...
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Started a new job and getting married. No time for vacation until the honeymoon...
Congrats! Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime...

Where for the honeymoon? Jeep trip (I hope)?
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Congrats! Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime...

Where for the honeymoon? Jeep trip (I hope)?
Thanks! I'll probably be seeing a lot of Jeep's cousins....Fiats. Honeymoon will be in Rome, Italy.
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Thanks! I'll probably be seeing a lot of Jeep's cousins....Fiats. Honeymoon will be in Rome, Italy.
Ha. I have a FIAT too....
It's actually a fun little car.

I'm expecting a good tale and lots of pictures when you get back.

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