Congratulations Nicole, Diana and James! You've all just won a pair of tickets to this year's Gourmet Food & Wine Expo VIP Preview Night on Thursday, November 20th, from 6pm - 10pm! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
I also want to say a big THANK YOU to the 56 contestants who participated in the contest.
Here's a snapshot of the Excel spreadsheet where I tracked the #gfwefjc hashtag from day one of the contest. The tracking was done using chronological order, as in, #1 was the first person to enter the contest. To enter, the person had to tweet "Hey @foodieyu I want to win a pair of tickets worth $90 to the @GFWE VIP Preview Night! http://bit.ly/1196MbV #GFWE #gfwefjc". Each person could tweet once a day for the duration of the contest. Once the contest was over and everybody's entries were accounted for I checked to see if they follow me (@foodieyu) on Twitter. Below is the list of the 117 valid entries:
I used "True Random Number Generator" from random.org to pick the three winners for me.