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I Love Transit Week 2012 is here! Win a FareCard + morning survival prize pack!

The morning commute survival prize pack: tweet to win!

We have a winner!

We had over 300 entries in the contest—and the winner of our draw was @LouisLuzuka! Congratulations Louis!

His winning tweet: @translink #ilovetransit because they care to reply to me on Twitter :)

Check out more of the amazing Twitter contest entries we received in this Storify slideshow:

Good morning everyone — IT’S I LOVE TRANSIT WEEK 2012!!

That’s right, it’s the one week we take out of the year to celebrate what we love about transit!

From July 16-20, 2012, the blog will be festooned with interviews, essays, and rider submissions sharing all your transit love. And of course, contests and prizes to thank you for riding transit!

Here’s the first: win a morning survival prize pack with our TransLink Twitter account!

The Morning Survival Prize Pack

This week, you can win the Morning Survival Prize Pack shown above, which has everything you need to get through a rough morning. (We’ve all had them.) That includes:

  • a 3-zone FareCard, good for a month of chauffeured transit rides to school or work
  • a People magazine, to give your brain a break (and catch up on Tom and Katie’s woes)
  • a box of breakfast bars, because sometimes you’ve got to eat on the run
  • a pair of sunglasses to help you hide from that glowing orb in the sky
  • a gel eye mask to get rid of any of those bags under your eyes
  • earplugs to help you tune out
  • a $10 Blenz coffee card to get you an energy boost
  • Metro Vancouver cycling and transportation maps to help you figure out where you’re going
  • and a complete set of our transit buttons so you can still say you love transit without actually saying anything.

We’ll draw for the winner on Friday, July 20, 2012, at noon.

Tweet to win!

Here’s how to enter. Log on to your Twitter account and send a tweet to the TransLink Twitter account that includes and completes this sentence: “@translink #ilovetransit because….”

Examples!

  • An acceptable entry: “@translink #ilovetransit because it’s the fastest way to get to work!”
  • Also acceptable (on many levels): “@translink #ilovetransit because The Buzzer is the best newsletter in the world!”
  • However, this is NOT an acceptable entry: “@translink i love transit!”
  • This is also NOT acceptable, but only because it doesn’t include the right hashtag: “@translink i love transit because it helps the environment!”

Rules and other answers

  • One entry per person per day. Yes, you can enter up to 5 times!
  • As long as your tweet starts with “@translink #ilovetransit because” you are entered. Feel free to send us photos and video with your tweet if you like. We love creativity!
  • We’re going to do a random draw on Friday, July 20, 2012, at noon. We’ll announce the winner on the blog and Twitter!
  • (Early birds will notice we changed the tag from #i<3transit to #ilovetransit, because the "<" symbol was breaking the hashtag on Twitter. Not to worry, we'll still count the early #i<3transit entries in the contest!)

Good luck everyone! There’s more contests and prizes coming: we’ll keep you updated through the week!


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