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I Love Transit 2013: Welcome all! Enter to win great prizes!

I Love Transit 2013

Welcome to I Love Transit Week 2013, everyone! Yep—it’s the one week we take out of the year to celebrate what we love about transit!

From August 5-9, 2013, your favourite transit blog will be serving up great interviews, essays, and rider submissions sharing all your transit love.

As usual, we’ll have also contests and prizes to thank you for riding transit! This year, we’re giving away five monthly Farecards, and one $100 MEC gift card. Here’s how you can win with us this week.

Enter to win a $100 MEC gift card

To enter to win the MEC gift card, register at travelsmart.ca with promo code ilovetransit and pledge to take one less car trip per week! You can actually enter for the entire month of August: the winner will be drawn and announced by Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Colour to win one of two FareCards

Colour the picture in the August 2 print Buzzer, then email us a picture of your entry or mail it to us at #400 – 287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster BC, V3L 0E7!

You can also enter this contest for the entire month of August, We’ll do two draws for FareCards on Aug 30: one for kids aged 13 and under, and another draw for everyone else. Winners announced on the blog and newsletter!

Tweet, Instagram, or comment to enter three draws for FareCards this week

Winners!

Our Twitter winner is @bonchance2010!

Our Instagram winner is danceswithpucks, who submitted the following photo with the caption “@translinkbc #ilovetransit because I can relax and enjoy the scenery without stressing over driving.”

Our blog winner is Ann, who wrote a simple “I love transit because it is efficient.” It is!

Congrats to all our winners!

To win one of three FareCards from August 5-9, just enter through Twitter, Instagram, or right here on the blog.

We’ll do one FareCard draw per channel at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013!

Enter through Twitter

  • Log on to Twitter and send a tweet to the TransLink Twitter account that includes and completes this sentence: “@translink #ilovetransit because….”
  • An acceptable entry (on many levels): “@translink #ilovetransit because The Buzzer is a publication of unparalleled quality”
  • But this is NOT acceptable as it has no hashtag: “@translink i love transit!”
  • This is also NOT acceptable, because it doesn’t include the right hashtag: “@translink #iluvtransit because I like sitting in the captain’s seat on SkyTrain!”

Enter through Instagram

  • Log on to Instagram and snap a great photo of transit, with the caption “@translinkbc #ilovetransit because….”
  • Please note that we’re @translinkbc on Instagram, not translink!
  • See the Twitter examples above for entries that will and will not work for the contest.

Enter through the Buzzer blog

  • Leave a comment on this post that completes the sentence: “I love transit because…”

Rules and answers for the online FareCard draws

  • One entry per person per day for each channel. Yes, you can enter up to five times per channel!
  • All entries should follow our participation guidelines.
  • The FareCard will be for one, two, or three zones, depending on where the winner travels.
  • We’re going to do the random draws on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. for each channel. We’ll announce the winners on the blog, Twitter, and Instagram!
  • To be fair to everyone, one person cannot win all three draws. So, if we draw your name for one of the channels, you will be excluded from the other two FareCard draws.
  • For pros: if you set your Instagram photo to also tweet out via Twitter and include @translink AND @translinkbc somewhere in your caption, you can enter both the Twitter contest AND Instagram contest through just one photo. Sweet!

Good luck everyone!


79 Comments

  • By wenxiao, August 5, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    I love transit because it is green.

  • By Ann, August 5, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    I love transit because it is efficient.

  • By Daniel Linhart, August 5, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    I love transit because it is safe, green, for everyone, quick, easy, cheap, everywhere and it´s just great! ;)

  • By Graham, August 5, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    I love transit because I get to sit back, relax and take in the great scenery around me instead of stressing out about traffic.

  • By karen, August 6, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    I love transit because… it brings me to school everyday! :) it’s my school bus!

  • By Bonnie, August 6, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I love transit because it is a green method of transport.

  • By Chelle, August 6, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    I love transit because I can read a book instead of focusing on mind-numbing traffic!

  • By Jeannie, August 6, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    I love transit because I don’t have to worry about finding parking!

  • By Melissa, August 6, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    I love transit because…1 bus can take at least 50 cars off the street

  • By Lindsay, August 6, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    I love Transit, because it gets me where I need to go, plus I enjoy seeing other transit users in the community especially the regulars on my route to work.

  • By Sandra, August 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    I love transit because it gives me complete peace of mind. A great calm transition before and after work.

  • By Sarah, August 6, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    I love transit because it is an incredible place to talk to some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet, whether it’s the staff or the riders.

  • By Taruna Goel, August 6, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    I love transit because it is helping reduce global warming and allows me to do my bit by leaving my car home!

  • By Garrison Stewart, August 6, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I LOVE TRANSIT because when you’re poor like me, you can go to a lot of places w/o a car and take your kids with you…..

  • By William Pryor, August 6, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    I love transit, because when I had the right kind of yearly bus pass since 2009.

  • By Darwin, August 6, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I love transit because I don’t have to worry about traffic which means I’ll get to my destination on time!

  • By Bob, August 6, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I love transit because it was cheap.

  • By Glibby, August 6, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    I love transit because I get to read for 45 minutes twice a day, while I commute. I’m getting through about 6 books a month right now.

  • By Amie, August 6, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    I love transit because it is helping to shape downtown Surrey. I also enjoy being able to doze off listening to music while going to work or school :)

  • By Linda W., August 6, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    I love transit because I need it!

  • By Cliff, August 6, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    I love transit because it’s convenient to commute to work and back, it’s cheaper than driving, and more relaxing.

  • By Silvia, August 6, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    I love transit because it takes the stress off of driving during peak hours

  • By Jessica, August 6, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    I love transit because it is more environmentally friendly!

  • By Lin, August 6, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    I love transit because it helps to connect communities, and take me wherever I wish to go :)

  • By Celestian, August 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I love transit because it is affordable!

  • By Arjun Rudra, August 6, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    I love transit because it reliably and safely tranports me to and from work five days a week.

  • By Eileen, August 6, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    I love transit because it’s faster than driving downtown.

  • By Alice, August 6, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    I love transit because I don’t need to worry about parking!

  • By Nicole L, August 6, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    I love transit because you can never take the same trip twice! every experience is different

  • By Benny, August 6, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    I love transit because I can get to my destinations for a cheap price

  • By CREW, August 6, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    I love transit because I can play with my kids whilst traveling rather than strapping them into car seats

  • By Eey, August 7, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    I love transit because it lets me tag fellow gamers with streetpass during my commute – I couldn’t do that in a car!

    I also love it because it aids in upward social mobility (if a person can’t get to work reliably, s/he can’t get and keep a job) and this benefits us all in the long run.

  • By Jeannie, August 7, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    I love transit because I feel that I am doing my part for the environment and I can get to places faster.

  • By Natalie, August 7, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    I love transit because it’s green, efficient, fast and less stressful than driving!

  • By Charlie, August 7, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    I love transit because it saves the expense of car ownership

  • By Jenny, August 7, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    I love transit because it gets me where I need to go and I don’t need to worry about finding parking!

  • By Darwin, August 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    I love transit because I get to catch up on my reading and play some mobile games without worrying about driving.

  • By Eileen, August 7, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    I love transit because it’s cheaper than gas + parking.

  • By Sarah, August 7, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    I love transit because it’s so convenient to get everywhere I need, especially after the construction of the Canada Line. I hardly lose any time at all transiting instead of driving.

  • By Jane, August 7, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    i love transit because i know exactly how much im gonna spend on transportation

  • By Amie, August 7, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I love transit because it is more efficient to get downtown on the Skytrain rather than taking a vehicle.

  • By Jerry Faust, August 7, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    I love transit because I can get around Vancouver easily while minimizing my impact on the environment

  • By Lauren, August 7, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    I love transit because I can watch the planes landing at YVR on my way home from work.

  • By Bonnie, August 7, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    I love transit because it gets me to and from work without driving in the chaotic Vancouver traffic.

  • By Bonnie, August 7, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    I love transit because it helps reduce traffic congestion.

  • By Jonathan, August 7, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    I love transit because it allows me to read or catch up on some work en route to my destination

  • By Sarah, August 7, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    I love transit because it saves me from the headache of driving!

  • By Eng Lee, August 7, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    I love transit because it helps me reduce my dependence on my son to drive me around

  • By Bons, August 8, 2013 @ 4:12 am

    I love transit because it’s environmentally friendly and takes me to where I want stress-free!

  • By Jeannie, August 8, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    I love transit because my kids love riding the bus and skytrain. I can take them on trips for errands and visits without having to stress over their crying or the dreaded “Are we there yet?” question.

  • By CREW, August 8, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I love transit because I get to go to I Love Transit Night tonight!

  • By danny-boy, August 8, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    I love transit because I get to spend my commute time reading or surfing the net rather than driving

  • By Matt, August 8, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    I love transit because I get to sit back and watch all the commuters stress in rush hour while relax and catch up on my latest books.

  • By Natalie, August 8, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love transit because it saves my sanity from worrying about traffic and finding parking.

  • By Darwin, August 8, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I love transit because I can get to big events without worrying about being late due to road blocks/closures, traffic or parking.

  • By Eileen, August 8, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    I love transit because it’s so convenient.

  • By Tintin, August 8, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    I love transit because it’s more affordable than driving.

  • By Jon, August 8, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    I love transit because it’s green.

  • By Joanna, August 8, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    I love transit because it’s accessible, convenient and efficient.

  • By Renita, August 8, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    I love transit because I hate driving in traffic!

  • By Sarah, August 8, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    I love transit because I can afford-ably travel to school with the help of the Upass program.

  • By Abraham, August 8, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    I love transit because I can avoid the hassle of parking and driving in traffic.

  • By Kyle, August 8, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    I love transit because I don’t have to deal with terrible drivers

  • By Liam mcc, August 8, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    I love transit because it gives me time to read the news

  • By Jeannie, August 9, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    I love transit because it’s the fastest and cheapest way to get around town.

  • By Bons, August 9, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    I love transit because I can read a book and watch the outside view on my way to my destination!

  • By Darwin, August 9, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    I love transit because I save money on gas and it keeps me sane because I don’t have to worry about finding parking or dealing with traffic.

  • By Natalie, August 9, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    I love transit because it’s affordable, it’s fast and honestly, it saves me so much grief of driving around irritating drivers and finding expensive parking

  • By Laura, August 9, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    I love transit because it means I don’t need to own a car, and not owing a car is the single biggest thing I can do as an individual to make a positive impact on the environment.

  • By Eileen, August 9, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I love transit because it’s easier than finding parking downtown.

  • By Tintin, August 9, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I love transit because it’s convenient and saves me lots of money (gas, parking, car maintenance…)

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    I love transit because it gives me door-to-door service

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    I love transit because I never have to worry about finding or paying for parking

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    I love transit because the headache someone else looks after the headache of gas,oil,insurance, repairs and maintenance.

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