My Teen Read Awards Tickets... and I now have Twitter!9:00 AM
I posted the other day about how I was going to try to get free tickets for the Chapters/Indigo Teen Read Awards which will take place on September 25... well, I got them!
Each teen was able to get a maximum of 2 tickets with photo ID and proof of age and there was a pretty good turnout of teens waiting in line!
I was going to try to arrive a bit early but I ended up getting to Indigo Yorkdale with my Mom right at 9:30 a.m. yesterday (Sat, Sept 11), which was when they started to hand them out. I waited in line for an hour before I finally got inside the store because they were sending people into the store in certain groups at a time. It was a pretty organized system that ran smoothly.
While we were waiting in line, there was a DJ in the store blasting music which could also be heard outside and he kept us entertained! He played some Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber (which cued some girly squeals), and there was even a little dance-off, though I couldn't see it from where I waited.
They were also giving away prizes if you were following them on Twitter... but I didn't have an account. It sucked. A girl not too far in front of me won a signed copy of City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and one a little behind me won a signed copy of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
The prizes were soon given away, but I decided then and there I would make a Twitter account. (Seriously, I literally made an account while I was waiting in line.) I've been debating awhile if I should get one or not, but I guess that was the little push I needed.
I am a total Twitter newbie. Anyways, this is my profile on Twitter where I'm using the username midnightbloom04! If you're on Twitter, let me know so I can follow you and if you have some beginner advice, that would be much appreciated! I've also added my new Twitter link onto my sidebar under other sites where I can be found.
I may not have won a signed book, but I did win a $5 gift card for Chapters/Indigo by saying two facts about the Teen Reads Award (top right corner of first pic). The DJ made me go up front and I'm really bad at being put on the spot because my mind goes completely blank and I get all nervous. It seemed to take me forever to think of something because my brain seemed to turn into complete mush (will have to work on this in the future). I'm the kind of person who never wins anything, so I was pretty happy I got the gift card!
By the way, today (Sunday, Sept 12) is the LAST DAY to vote for the Teen Reads Awards, so if you've been voting all along, don't forget to vote one last time!