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ObitKit™ Contest – What’s In Your Obituary?




You could win a free copy of ObitKit™ – A Guide to Celebrating Your Life!
Here’s how:

To win, we want to know what’s in your obituary? Make an attempt at writing your own obituary and post it at your own blog. Then post a hyperlink to your post here in the comments section. We’ll draw two winners at random on Monday, October 24, 2011.

And don’t forget to tune into this week’s GeneaBloggers Radio at 8:00pm Central on Friday, October 21, 2011 to hear Susan Soper, author, journalist and creator of ObitKit™ of talk about the process of writing an obituary.  Click here to learn more.

How To Participate In This Contest

Between Thursday, October 20, 2011 and 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time (GST -6) Sunday, October 23, 2011, create your own obituary in a blog post and hyperlink the blog post to this post using the Comments feature below. Commenters must leave a valid e-mail address in the comment form when leaving their comment so they can be contacted if they are selected as the winner.

Winners will be drawn at random from the eligible comments on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am Central Daylight Time.  Winners will be contacted via email.  Once contact is confirmed, the prize will be conveyed to the winners.

Contest Rules


  • TERM: The ObitKit™ Contest (“Contest”) will run from Thursday, October 20, 2011 through 11:59 pm Sunday, October 23, 2011, Central Daylight Time (GST -6).
  • PRIZE: Two copies of ObitKit™ – A Guide to Celebrating Your Life!; one copy awarded to two different winners. Value = $20.00 US.
  • ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries received.  Two winners will be drawn at random.
  • DISCLAIMER: GeneaBloggers is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by GeneaBloggers on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any web site or any combination thereof. GeneaBloggers is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials used in the Contest.
  • DISQUALIFICATION: Your entry will be disqualified if (a) your blog post does not include an obituary about you and your life; (b) you do not provide a hyperlink to your blog post in the Comments section of this blog post; and/or (c) you do not include a valid e-mail address for contact purposes when adding the comment.
  • SELECTION OF WINNERS: Winners will be selected in an electronically randomized manner on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am CDT for the Contest. The winners will be announced in a blog post on and notified via e-mail shortly thereafter, and will have 96 hours to contact GeneaBloggers regarding their prize. Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.
  • NOTIFICATION: Each prizewinner will be notified by e-mail sent to the e-mail address used in their comment to this post.  GeneaBloggers is under no obligation to notify winners by any means other than e-mail. GeneaBloggers is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected or not received because of e-mail addresses or mailing addresses that are no longer correct. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, such person may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will result in the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner.
  • REDEMPTION: GeneaBloggers will deliver the prize as follows:  Once a prize winner responds to the notification from GeneaBloggers, GeneaBloggers will contact ObitKit, LLC to arrange for delivery of the prize to the prize winner.
  • CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold GeneaBloggers and Thomas MacEntee, and all prize suppliers harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or any product purchased, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of GeneaBloggers and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Contest Rules. All decisions regarding the Contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by GeneaBloggers, whose decisions shall be final. Winners are individually responsible for all applicable taxes.

Disclosure statement: I was contacted by ObitKit LLC to learn more about ObitKit™ – A Guide to Celebrating Your Life! I was provided a complimentary review copy and my review was recently posted here. In addition, I was given the opportunity to give away two copies of  ObitKit™ in a contest of my own design and execution.  To review the other material connections I have with genealogy vendors, please see Disclosure Statements.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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