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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Contest! Contest! Contest!

Enter the What's Your Fortune, Cookie? contest to win an Amazon gift card! Details below...

I love the fine art of fortune telling (or the fine art of BS to those skeptics out there). I'm a sucker for psychics, tarot cards, Nostradamus, Magic 8 Balls, astrology... you name it! Whether it's real or not, I suck up fortune-ology with a straw. Unsurprisingly, I love the crisp prediction goodies otherwise known as fortune cookies. Several weeks ago I was horrified to find that my favorite part of Chinese takeout (the fortune cookie) was empty inside. EMPTY! No fortune! Nada! Clearly I was gypped.

To counterbalance my recent lack of fortune fun, I have decided to hold a contest to collect creative fortunes. Since asking for a bunch of random fortunes for me would be a bit selfish, I'm asking each participant to come up with a creative fortune for a fictional character or anyone (or anything) in pop culture. I will then choose up to three of the most creative (or laugh-out-loud) entries to win the following prizes:

First Place - $30 Amazon gift card
Second Place - $20 Amazon gift card
Third Place - $10 Amazon gift card

In order to enter the contest for a chance to win you must:

1) Be a follower of my blog

2) Leave a creative pop culture or fictional character fortune in the comment box below. Make sure to add the name of whom or what it's about somewhere in your comment. Keep in mind that fortunes in fortune cookies are short, so please don't write a dissertation. Funny entries will get extra kudos!

3) Enter ONE creative fortune per participant. You can submit up to TWO extra fortunes to be evaluated for prizes if you mention this contest on your blog, twitter and/or facebook page. Please provide me with the link to your online shout-out with each extra fortune you enter. This means no more than THREE creative fortunes should be entered by any one participant.

4) Remember to play nice in the fortune factory sandbox - no mean predictions, please.

An example of a pop culture fortune (for Brangelina):

An example of a fictional character fortune (for Pinocchio):

Now go ahead and entertain me with your fortune geniusness, my Nostradamus reincarnates!

*Adriana at Loves to Read was the first to answer my bonus question correctly in my last blog post. Congrats, Adriana! If you choose to participate, you can submit an extra entry*

Winners will be chosen on May 1st. Good luck and have fun!

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Blogger Claire Dawn said...

For Edward Cullen.

Stop hiding in everyone's shadow. Greatness awaits you. Step into the sunlight. Time to sparkle!

April 20, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Great contest Amy! I announce it on my blog to get the word out there :)

Here's my fortune: You will become a publicist and will one day promote Amy Holder.

Haha nice one right? I also tweeted it:


April 20, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Oh and I'm a follower of course :)

April 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Adriana said...

This was really fun! I hope you like what I came up with. I made a post about it on my blog:

April 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger ParaJunkee said...

For Tiger Woods:

Wise man say: Man who play with sticks and ball all day, has one thing on mind.

April 20, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger ParaJunkee said...

cute contest BTW

April 20, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Juju at Tales of said...

What a fun idea!

April 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Debbie F said...

For Haley Joel Osment

You were born with a "sixth sense" and superb insight

I'm a follower

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

April 20, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Oh wow what a great contest! I am a follower!

For Jacob from Twilight:

Greatness dwells within you, use it to become the leader of the pack.

April 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

For Rhage Black dagger series
Your eyes are as beautiful as the Rhagging sun.


April 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Mina Carlisle said...

This one will be a little obscure but:

For Rosaline, from Romeo and Juliet:

A Montague will fall in love with you. Take the veil immediately.

April 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger vslavetopassionv said...

To the Pope: Atheism is a nonprophet organization.

Thanks for the chance to win! :)


April 20, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger I Heart Book Gossip said...

Fortune for Lady Gaga:
Any day now your latest masterpiece will be on the racks at Neiman and Marcus. This includes the piece you did with Kermit the Frog and soda cans in your hair.

cindyc725 AT GMAIL DOT COM

April 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Great contest! Here's my fortune.

Avoid rabbit holes if you do not want your world turned upside down. (Alice in Wonderland)

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

April 20, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa R said...

For all the He Man Vamps out there

Size is measured not by the shoe but by the incisor.

I'm a follower-Lisa Richards


blog post-

First cookie contest I've entered-neat

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

April 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Shanise said...

For Perez Hilton:

Behind the computer no one knows, but in front you're true self will be exposed. Be afraid.

I tweeted about the contest here:

April 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Mg (LWS) said...

This is really cool:

Mine is to Fire in Fire by Kristin Cashore:

Lovely girls with red hair must watch out for the flame affair.

A warning if she doesn't watch her hair, it will catch on fire.

Thanks So Much,

April 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Mg (LWS) said...

I forgot to add that I twittered Sorry:


April 20, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Dannie said...

For everyone:

Be wary of those who claim its not what it looks like. It usually is.

I'm a follower

April 20, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Awesome entries so far! I'm blown away by everyone's creativity!! To everyone who has tweeted and blogged about the contest, please remember you can submit an extra entry for each online shout-out you make. Thanks for participating! :)

April 20, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger basheemadory said...

This one is for Severus Snape from Harry Potter:

"Confucius say: u shld stay away frm snakes. LOL."
yes...he texts now. XD If you haven't read all the books you won't get it though...but thanks for the contest! That was sooo fun. :)

April 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger dor said...

This was the missing one and I found it. So, it meant for you.

You will feel an incredible hieghtened sensory that feel like nothing else. Just turn around
slowly and look into Damon (from The Vampire Diaries)eyes.
It's your destiny!

dorcontest at gmail dot com

April 21, 2010 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

First entry, for Magnus from Mortal Instruments: Glitter and pizzaz are your lucky charms. Use them with gusto and let the cape out of the closet.

Second entry, tweeted, for Marilyn Monroe: Diamonds fade and get lost in the wind but high heels and push up bras are any girl's best friend.

Third entry, sidebar on blog , for Vivian from Pretty Woman: Some corners bring nothing and some corners are dangerous but a corner is where you'll turn the ultimate trick.

April 21, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger KatieDoll said...

For Lady Gaga: Somebody is about to call you. Answer your telephone.

Oh, wow, lame. But I tried. If I think of more, I'll do the linkage and try again!

April 21, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger jellybelly82158 said...

I am a follower.

If it looks like a wolf it probably is.

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

April 21, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Manna_Greene said...

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April 22, 2010 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Manna_Greene said...

Huh lets see...

I am a follower...

For Hanna from Bleeding Violet...

Beauty comes with great consequences. Steer away from the voices within. They are only a result of your meds.

April 22, 2010 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

You all are making my judging job SO hard!!! Fabulous entries so far! Keep them coming! This is going to be a tough decision.

April 22, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Julie Musil said...

To Captain Jack Sparrow...

Ye best not be puttin' off the dental visits. Your breath be smellin' like month old undies. Aaaarh!

I'm a your blog. And the contest was such fun!

April 22, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger basheemadory said...

Annnd I just tweeted about this contest. Here is the link!

Now my other entry is one for Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:
"Though dull as cabbage your life may be, there will be a glimmer of golden hope soon you will see."
I am also a follower. I don't think I said that before. Thanks again! :-)

April 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger DL Hammons said...

This one's for Tiger Woods ~



April 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Jackee said...

Oh, man, yours are so good, I don't think I could possibly do better! I laughed so hard.

But this is a great contest, Amy, SO creative! I'm definitely putting it on my sidebar. :o)

Here are my weak attempts:

Tiger Woods: It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. And if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Goldilocks: Life is a bear, so if something feels “just right” with out being Prada, it probably is.

April 24, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Anonymous librarypat said...

If you look for the good in people, you will surely find it.
librarypat AT comcast DOT net

April 25, 2010 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger designbybrenda said...

For Bella (Eclipse):

You're in danger gurl

(though it's not really mine, I saw it on a twitter and laughed hysterically -- quote from Ghost)

I'm a new follower

April 26, 2010 at 2:18 AM  
Blogger Ee Leen Lee said...

I love fortune-telling too, I'm a dab hand with the Tarot cards.

If anyone tells me its all BS, I always say 'Yeah but why are you telling *me* what you already know?" which means they're not sure that its BS in the first place...

April 27, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Lily Robinson said...

What an interesting contest! I would be devastated by an empty fortune cookie!

I'll have to check back to see more entries...

April 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

For Ash from Julie Kagawa's "The Iron King";

"Embrace the future and accept the past. The ice in your heart must melt at long last!"

(Holy dooley, I even made it rhyme!) :P :D

And congrats on getting published!! :)


(P.S. I live in Australia, I hope this doesn't affect anything :D). Oh! And I am now a follower - cool blog!

April 27, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hi Amy,

Your blog contest was recommended to me by Alissa Grosso. I've written a post on great blog contests and have linked your page to it!

April 28, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Brodie said...

Oooh fun! *puts on thinking cap*

For Jacob Black (Twilight):
Stock up on insect repellent. Fleas may soon be a problem for you.

I would love to be entered if this is open internationally :)


April 30, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Okay here is my attempt with a correct fortune character..

This is for Heidi Montag:

The Hills is ending, at least you can use your fake boobs to keep you afloat after your career sinks.

This is for Jesse James:

You just lost Sandra Bullock idiot, good luck trying to find someone on her level!


April 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

You all are too creative! Thanks to all who participated. Now for the hard part: choosing the winners!

May 1, 2010 at 1:35 AM  

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