Ugliest Holiday Sweater Contest!!

12/18/2008 Update:

Only two entries to the Ugliest Hoboken Holiday Sweater contest!

So rather than making the two (and only) winners “fight it out” for first choice, I decided to do a coin flip instead. Because when I asked which gift certificate they preferred, and they both said “Cornerstone Pets.”

Heads was the first entry – and tails was the second entry. That simple. See below for the winner.

The second place winner can either take the Town House 620 $100 certificate, or take a Free Haircut at Ferrazz Hair instead.

Thanks again for submitting!


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12/15/2008:

I was trying to figure out a way to have a fun contest to give away a couple $100 gift certificates before Christmas arrives. And after bumping the idea off of many people, the following contest was born:

Who has the ugliest holiday sweater?

Admit it. Many of us have one of these atrocious sweaters lying around somewhere in our homes. Whether we’re guilty to throw it out because grandma gave it to us, or we just like wearing them to get ridiculous amounts of funny attention – you know you have one!!

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$100 gift certificates up for grabs!

I have a couple gift certificates to give away – $100 at Cornerstone Pets, and $100 at the new Town House No. 620 store!

Hey, any help you can get during this tumultuous “economic spiral” we’re in goes a long way, right?

The Rules:

Sigh. Well – I’m not good with rules – so here’s my list of “loose random guidelines”:

  • Submit a photo of YOU wearing the ugly sweater (a must)
  • The picture MUST be identifiable as in Hoboken. Your apartment will not do. C’mon, be adventurous and leave the house with the sweater on. (a must)
  • The contest submissions must be received by Wednesday at 11:59pm. I may still post last minute photos on Thursday (depending on my availability)
  • Each picture will be posted online (either individually – or in groups – depending on the number of entries received – and the amount of focus I have)
  • You must be a registered Hoboken411 user (sign up here if you’re not). Provide your username. (a must)
  • NO PETS ALONE! (a must! if you want your cat or dog or bird in the photo – that’s fine – but you need to be wearing an ugly holiday sweater)
  • No cheating: If you try and get tricky and find a photo on Flickr – and win – I will not give you the prize unless you’re the person in the photo! Sorry!
  • Winner will be announced sometime on Friday – and we can make arrangements to get the prize.
  • TWO winners will be selected. The two winners will have to fight it out to decide who gets what gift certificate.
  • Criteria: Since I’m OCD, ADHD, and probably many other things not discovered yet by scientists, I’m not sure how I’m going to choose the winner. Not by voting, that’s for sure. However, NO PHOTOSHOPPING!
  • Bonus Points (maybe): I might possibly give consideration for (but not necessarily): Beautiful people, funny captions & stories, photo quality, relevancy to Hoboken, sad stories, absence of clothes, user comments (or lack thereof), and so on. I won’t know till I see what entries come in!

So send your photos to (and it must have “Hoboken411 Ugly Holiday Sweater” in the subject – or it might get overlooked!) to: Hoboken411@gmail.com.

SEND YOUR ENTRIES IN ASAP!!!

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28 Comments on "Ugliest Holiday Sweater Contest!!"

mooshu
Member
mooshu

[quote comment=”123538″]Wouldn’t it be funny if hoboken411 set up a bar party h411 get together in which all those in-the-know showed up to a specific bar wearing the ugliest holiday sweater they could find and one by one enter this bar to the not-in-the-know puzzled onlookers?

The Ugliest Holiday Sweater Bar Crawl

;)[/quote]

Yeah. But then some in-the-knows might “innocently” show up without a horrid holiday sweater just so that they can laughingly witness the red-and-green suckers and the not-in-the-know puzzled onlookers. :mrgreen:

elainetyger
Member
elainetyger

[quote comment=”123054″]Emarche,the Oompa Loompas had whores? Who knew? I didn’t even know they had women? Oh… Did they hang out by that chocolate river and try to pick up sailors getting off that creepy tunnel traversing boat?

I still stand by my opinion that this might be a picture from the lamest sorority party ever and after ten egg-nogs I’m still not sold . . .[/quote]

Somebody forgot to spike your egg nog. There are still no typos.

MidnightRacer
Member

Wouldn’t it be funny if hoboken411 set up a bar party h411 get together in which all those in-the-know showed up to a specific bar wearing the ugliest holiday sweater they could find and one by one enter this bar to the not-in-the-know puzzled onlookers?

The Ugliest Holiday Sweater Bar Crawl

😉

mrn122
Member

This is a great entry. I’d really like to get an ugly sweater for my christmas party. does anyone know where i can buy one???

sullyx
Member

shoot, I was going to run out to pay half in the mall and buy the ugliest sweater I could find but got held up at work. I really wanted a hair cut

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