Contests

Win a $20 MAC Cosmetics gift card by telling us your Foursquare hopes/ruthless ambitions


Update, 1 p.m.: We picked a winner! Congratulations to Tara Hallam, whose entry was the least kiss-ass of any we received.

If I could be Foursquare mayor of any place in Denver, I'd be mayor of Casa Bonita because a place that has all you can eat sopapillas, cliff divers and a mariachi band needs a mayor like me!

We love Casa Bonita too, as evidenced by this love letter/survival guide written by Westword staffer Joel Warner. We're not sure Casa Bonita is the type of joint that requires you to look any kind of fancy, Tara, but enjoy the free makeup nonetheless.

Original post: Yesterday, we received a $20 MAC Cosmetics gift card in the mail as a thank-you from Leesa Simone, the Foursquare mayor of Shotgun Willie's and one of the people we profiled in our recent Foursquare feature, "All Hail the Mayor!"

But since our lipgloss is poppin' already (and since we can't accept gifts like these), we're giving it away in a contest on this here blog.

To win the contest, complete this sentence: "If I could be Foursquare mayor of any place in Denver, I'd be mayor of ____________ because ___________________________."


Leave your answer in the comment section below, and be sure to include a valid e-mail address so we can contact you to claim your prize. Please keep your answers short; your "because" explanation should be ten words or less. The prize goes to the funniest, most creative answer.

We'll choose the winner tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon. You must claim your prize at the Westword office, 969 Broadway -- which is conveniently located a short drive from the Cherry Creek mall, which sells MAC Cosmetics. We've seen your lipgloss. Get poppin'!

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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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