Left: Speedway station at Secor and Laskey, Thursday May 24, 2007
(Toledo, OH) Given the fact that there is not much we can do about the rapidly rising price of gas, I thought it might be entertaining to hold a blog contest for site visitors to guess the highest price of gas this summer at the Speedway station I pass every day at Secor and Laskey.
To sweeten the deal, let's throw in some prizes: First place (price closest to the actual high for the summer ending September 4, 2007 at 12:00 am) wins a $20 Speedway gas card. Second place wins a new (or nearly new, if I like it and read it) book sent to me by one of the many publishing houses who want me to review texts.
In the case of a tie, I will flip a coin.
I will not be participating in the contest, as I am the sole judge, but I will say now that I believe this station will hit a high of $3.89 a gallon some time this summer.
I will update the site with a new post every time the station hits a new high, and keep a running list of participants. Use the comments section to post your guess, and may the luckiest reader win!
A few rules: One entry per person, and entries must be posted by Wednesday, May 30. I have post-dated this entry so that it will stay at the top of the blog for the next seven days, thus giving everyone a fair shot at seeing this post.
PS - if you do not have a Google or Blogger account, please use some identifying name in the post comments section. You can email me at mbrooks AT utnet DOT utoledo DOT edu so that your email is not posted in the comments section.
PPS- Any links to this post would be appreciated, especially since I am forking out the magic $20 card. My sneaky ulterior motive is to hope that this post gets picked up and I benefit from the link love and increased site traffic.