Sponsored by Nuffnang
Magnum challenges you to seek your ultimate pleasure.
Imagine you’ve been given a thousand bucks to spend on fun.
It’s a tough one, because for most of us, once we get beyond the ‘Wah hey I’ve just got paid and need the latest clothes and enough to get me drunk all weekend – in the most stylish way possible of course’ stage in our early adult years tend to automatically think of ‘spare money’ as anything but spare money.
Unplanned-for cash is for chipping away at the mortgage or rent; paying the window envelopes you don’t want to open yet and for all those sensible things that enable you to remain housed, fed and decently clothed.
But Magnum has selected Blurb from the burbs and 22 other blogs to host a competition on their behalf.
Magnums are indulgent to eat (which is why we like them) and they want to give you a thousand bucks to indulge yourself with. To figuratively kick off your sensible shoes, loosen that serious tie and have some full-on FUN. No, not to spend on your loved ones or a charity or anything else to ease the guilt that we all have eating away inside, but on YOU. Your good, fabulous and deserving self.
In my case, it’d be a day spa. I mean a full day. I’ve been lucky enough to have been given a gift certificate for a facial or massage here and there over the years, but an entire day of wandering around in a soft and scented bathroom being artfully steamed, pummelled, daubed, polished, plucked, brushed, oiled and bubbled must be nice. They’re called DAY spas for a reason, yet I’ve never spent more than half an hour in one; the last time saw me standing barefoot in the cold waiting for Love Chunks and Sapphire to pick me up, hoping like hell that the just-painted toe nails would withstand the agonised hobble across the bitumen car park.
My ultimate Day Spa experience also needs to include food – healthy, arty-farty food that is delicious to eat and contains about the same calorie content as a stick of celery but without being measly, limp or misery-making. Then, of course, a smart outfit to slip into at the end of the day with a booking at one of those poncy ‘we love foam’ restaurants The Age reviewers always rave about and a cabcharge home. Some other schmuck can go see a show; I’m all for lazing about inside all day not worrying about holding in my stomach muscles, trying to appear intelligent or apologising for the household mess.
Alternatively, I’d buy myself a small laptop but wouldn’t dare blend the experience of using with a day spa: the damn thing slip would through my freshly-oiled ylang-ylang man-hands and smash onto the carrera marble floor, completely ruining the ambience of luxury and restfulness.
OK. Rose-coloured goggles off and back to you. Magnum have also put a game together and are inviting you: valued, desirable and deserving Blurb from the burbs readers, to play.
1. Play the Magnum dice game and try to obtain the highest score possible.
2. Leave your highest score and answer the question, "What will you indulge in with $1000?” in a comment. Don't forget to include your preferred contact method so that, if you win, you can be be contacted - ie blog URL, Twitter or amail address).
3. This competition runs from November 24 until midday on Tuesday December 14, 2010.
4. The winner will be the entry deemed most creative across all 23 blogs taking part in this campaign (See Terms and Conditions for full list)
5. The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced on Friday December 17, 2010.
Enter here as many times as you like. Be creative, be appealing, be ..... worth a thousand.