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Gifts From Arthur! Our New Giveaway

July 12, 2009

corey says…

Guinness celebrates its 250th anniversary this year… and we think that is cause to celebrate!

In honor of Arthur Guinness and his fine contribution to the world, we’ve collected a handful of prizes for a few lucky folks who follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and our blog.

I think you’ll be very happy with this prize list:

  • A Set of Guinness Coasters & Bottle opener – Winner Laury Leeds
  • A Guinness Canterbury Rugby Jersey – Winner Jeff Coyle
  • A Guinness Bottle Openers – Winner Hussman
  • Pauline Frommers Ireland – Winner Gina Paterson-Bryant, Winner Carla Moser, Winner Robert Stefanoski, Winner Gisela S.
  • An Energizer e2 Rechargeable Travel Kit – Winner Andrew Barret
  • A copy of Ask Arthur Frommer & Travel Better, Cheaper, Smarter – Michael Connelly
  • TuGo luggage coffee holder + Starbucks Via Ready Brew – Winner Jeff Coyle, Winner Kim Walton Quade
  • Luggage Tags from Boingo+ Starbucks Via Ready Brew – Winner Ric Owens, Winner Riverfront Irish
  • Travel First Aid Kits from tots on-the-go + Starbucks Via Ready Brew –  Winner Elizabeth Baucom Gunn, Winner Joanna Haugen
  • 1GB Memory Stick from – Winner Jeannie Britton
  • An Irish Official Dirt Gift Box from – Drawing on Monday
  • A FlipMinoHD Video Camera – Just like the one we used on the Irish-American Roadtrip! – Drawing on Monday

Cool stuff, huh?!

We’re doing this giveaway a little differently from past drawings. This time, we’re rewarding those who contribute to the Irish Fireside community. So the more active you are in our online community, the more chances you’ll have to bring home one a prize. Here’s how you earn entries:

  • 1 entry per day for leaving a comment on the Irish Fireside – each day you comment earns you one entry into the drawing
  • 1 entry per day for leaving a comment on our Facebook Fan Page
  • 1 entry per day for retweeting one of our Twitter posts or including @irishfireside in a tweet –
  • 1 entry per week for commenting on our YouTube channel –
  • 50 entries for submitting an article for our blog/e-newsletter (300-1,000 words – email corey (at) for details – we love Irish travel tales, tips and Irish-American experience stories!)
  • A whopping 200 entries if you create an online video that includes a reference to (if you don’t have a YouTube account, you can send the clip to us, and we’ll post it for you). If you’re looking for inspiration, you could create your own “To Arthur video” like they did over at Here’s their 10-second clip:

We’ll be spreading out the fun and drawing winners over the next three Fridays, July 17, 24 & 31, 2009  — We’ve extended the contest – Final drawings will take place Aug 7th & 10th.

FYI – we are looking for legitimate participation, so leaving comments like “cool” and “pick me” won’t get you entries. Liam’s mom will be helping keep track of everybody’s participation, so don’t even think of trying to bribe us. She’s got much higher standards than us, so she’ll probably punish you for misbehavior 😉

Winners of some prizes must be prepared to prove they are over 21 years old.

If you’d like to see our prize list grow and have something you’d like to contribute to our drawing, drop me a line (corey (*at*), and I’ll see if I can include it.

Here’s “to Arthur!”

22 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2009 10:05 PM

    YAY!! happy happy anniversary to guiness. thank you, arthur!

  2. Netta permalink
    July 13, 2009 4:20 AM

    250 years is a long time to be making a product. Congratulations! I only wish I liked beer to try it! But my hat is off to them for what seems to be a job well done. 🙂 Netta

  3. Carla permalink
    July 13, 2009 8:01 AM

    That FlipMinoHD Video Camera would be sweet to take with to Ireland this fall.

  4. July 13, 2009 11:08 AM

    Awesome! Guess its time to break out the AV equipment!

  5. July 13, 2009 11:10 AM

    Oh, I’m in for this! Wife & I will be taking our first trip to Ireland in about a year.

    Congrats to Guinness. Loving the 250 Anniversary Stout

  6. Raydra permalink
    July 13, 2009 11:41 AM

    You guys are the greatest at giving out great prizes!

  7. July 13, 2009 12:46 PM

    adding to the Guinness facts — musician Michael Black worked at Guinness in Dublin between leaving school and going on to university…

  8. July 13, 2009 2:06 PM

    Absolutely LOVE Guinness! Hold my head up proud among all the B** Light drinkers! Hoping for some Guinness swag!

  9. July 13, 2009 4:25 PM

    Mmmm… Guinness! I need to get back to Ireland.

  10. July 13, 2009 8:43 PM

    While I am not fond of the 250th anniversary Guinness brew, I do love the original black stuff! Ah, to be sipping the stout and tapping my toes to some trad music in a pub in Ireland… Sigh.

    Must be time to plan our next Ireland adventure! =)


  11. Liam permalink
    July 21, 2009 5:31 AM

    Guinness!!!!!! AH!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Arthur.

  12. July 23, 2009 11:43 AM

    liam’s mom! i am laughing! thank you, liam’s mom! we need your help on our site, too, sometimes.

    i LOVE GUINESS. i am so happy you guys are celebrating! see you sunday!

  13. July 28, 2009 7:35 AM

    Hey… here’s my video entry:

  14. Simon permalink
    July 28, 2009 3:51 PM

    To Arthur!To Martha! To fathers! To lager!
    I love Guinness, but I love and prizes more!

  15. Tom Wyatt permalink
    July 29, 2009 10:29 PM

    Here’s to the ‘black one’ and Arthur. Slainte. Arthur, here’s to another 250 alongside the Irish Fireside. Long live Guinness and St. James Gate, Dublin.

  16. Jayne Hench permalink
    August 3, 2009 4:14 AM

    Our bus driver/tour guide relayed, while hurling his double decker bus through the Guinness grounds, that good Mrs Guiness had 21 children! It’s no wonder, said he, that Arthur was a workaholic!

    If you haven’t been – you simply must go! Say hello to Jimmy in the Green Bus for me – and lift a pint to Arthurs wife!

  17. Susan Hoffman permalink
    August 4, 2009 6:53 AM

    Countdown to Irish Fest Milwaukee! Hop on Hop off bus in Dublin is the best. Especially enjoyed the wild, weaving ride through the narrow streets of the Guiness grounds!
    All hail, Guiness.

  18. August 9, 2009 9:53 AM


    Just entered a Guinness sponsored ‘win a trip to Dublin’ contest here in Canada with a 500 word story of my husband’s “100 Pints of G in 2 Weeks” lunacy.

    Can I submit that and qualify or do I need to reach into my huge bag of Irish stories to qualify???

    Gwen McCauley

  19. August 9, 2009 9:59 AM

    Ooo. That story sounds interesting. With your husband’s crazy antics, you deserve the 50 extra entries! Submit away…

  20. Kate Morgan permalink
    August 9, 2009 10:25 AM

    Tipping one up! Well, not right now, metaphorically of course, it’s only 11:15 in the morning.

  21. August 9, 2009 10:44 AM

    Beer is good; Guinness is better.
    It tends to make your whistle wetter.


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