Playing is simple. First, you must be a registered member of The Motley Fool. If you're not, feel free to register with us. It's easy and free!
Once you've registered, you're ready to play. To enter the contest, all you have to do is answer both portions of all 20 questions on the contest page. The "You" column should be answered honestly and pertains to you only. The "Fools" column is what you expect most Fools will say.
Example: If we asked "Are you male or female?" you would first answer truthfully in the "You" column. Then, on the right, you would guess whether you felt more Fools were male or female. You might be female but think most of our users were male, so you can see how the two answers may differ.
You'll get one point every time your guess is the most common answer we received from everyone who plays the contest. For instance, if you guessed "Male" in the question above, and the responses revealed that 75% of our contestants were indeed male, then you would get credit for that question. The winner will be the person with the most points. Question #21 is a tiebreak question, which will serve to break all ties.
To play, enter your Motley Fool user name and password. After you've answered all the questions, including the tiebreaker, click on "Submit Entry" at the bottom of the page.
Once you've submitted your entry, you should receive an acknowledgement message on the subsequent Web page. You should also receive an e-mail confirmation of your entry. Important! If you do not receive the confirmation message on the Web, then you'll need to resubmit your answers. You have until Wednesday, October 7, at 11:59PM ET to play. After that, we cannot accept any submissions. You may enter as many times as you like before the deadline, but we'll only count your most recent entry. No stuffing the boxes, Fool!
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Pack your bags, Fools! Our grand prize winner will be awarded 2 round-trip economy class tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. that Delta flies. Ever wanted to climb Mount Rushmore? Dreamt of dipping your feet in Lake Erie? Yearned to see the largest avocado East of the Mississippi? This could be your chance! Keep in mind, certain restrictions may apply. Click here for terms and conditions.
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Everyone else: The Intelligent Investor Audio Book, courtesy of Audible.com.
That's right, you're a winner just for playing! The kind folks at Audible have offered to give away an audio version of The Intelligent Investor to every contest participant. You'll receive the URL for the book on the confirmation page after you enter your picks.
No purchase of anything is necessary to play in or win this contest. Employees of The Motley Fool, Inc. will judge all matters pertaining to this contest. All decisions of the judges are final. The winners will be notified by October 15, 1998. Motley Fool, Delta, Omaha Steaks, and Allstate employees and their families may play this game but are ineligible to win any prizes. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.
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CONTESTANTS RESIDING IN AREAS WHERE THE CONTEST IS VOID MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST, BUT WILL BE INELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES. OH, AND IF YOU'RE STILL READING THIS, QUITE FRANKLY WE'RE VERY IMPRESSED. IT PROBABLY MEANS THAT YOUR EITHER A) A LAWYER, B) IN LAW SCHOOL, C) HAVE WAY TOO MUCH FREE TIME. HEY, YOU KNOW, IT'S REALLY NICE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO, WHAT WITH THE GOVERNMENT REPOSSESSING MY HOUSE, THE WIFE LEAVING ME FOR A UKRANIAN CIRCUS PERFORMER, AND MY ILLEGITIMATE STEP-SON STALKING ME LATE AT NIGHT. I GUESS I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR ME. YOU'VE MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. OH, AND GOOD LUCK IN THE CONTEST, AND ALL.