Monday, April 18, 2011


First, refer to the post I did, earlier this morning, about the B&B project (“Ocasocerro”) that a former Tampa Bay Area architect (Chuck Knight) designed and built in Costa Rica.

Second, ELIGIBILITY: Only one entry per person! And, only “reprographers” are eligible to enter this contest. (Okay, I will allow “financial analysts” who follow and report on ARC to enter this contest.) By “reprographers”, I mean; a) anyone who currently owns a reprographics company or who currently works for a reprographics company, or b) anyone who previously owned a reprographics company or who previously worked for a reprographics company within the past two years (from today). You must meet either of these “qualifications” to be eligible to enter the contest. If, after the contest is over, you are no longer working for a reprographics company (in other words, you sold your company or got laid off), that does not matter; you will still earn the prize. Remember, only one entry per person!

Third, the PRIZE: Reimbursement of up to $200.00 on a three day or longer stay at “Ocasoserro” B&B in Costa Rica. After you win the contest, make your reservation (choose any available room you want to stay in), go to Costa Rica, stay at the B&B, pay your bill, then send me a copy of your paid bill, signed by one of the owners of the B&B (Chuck or Debbie Knight), and I will then send you a check to reimburse you for two nights of your stay, reimbursement limited to $200.00. Your stay at the B&B must take place and end before January 10th, 2012.

Fourth, the CONTEST: Guess ARC’s (American Reprographics Company’s) stock price as of the close of the market on May 15th, 2011. Send me an e-mail with your “price-per-share” guess. When you e-mail me with your guess, you must provide your full name and the name of the reprographics company you own, work for, used to own, or used to work for.

Fifth, how the WINNER will be determined: The person who submits the price-per-share guess - that is closest to the closing stock price of ARC on May 15th, 2011 - will be the winner of the contest. In the case of a tie, there will be a “coin-toss” to determine the one winner. I will be the one to toss the coin.

Sixth, the DEADLINE for your guess: You must submit your guess by 4:00 pm on May 7th, 2011. Guesses submitted after that time and day will not be eligible for consideration.

The name of the Prize Winner will be announced on this blog on May 16th, 2011.

Disclosure: this contest has not been sanctioned, nor is it sponsored, by the owners of Ocasoserro B&B. But, they have been made aware of the contest.

Further details: Just to let you know, I’ve vacationed in Costa Rica. It’s a beautiful country to visit. Friendly people, excellent food and wonderful beaches and rain forests. There’s also excellent golf courses, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving. When I stayed in Costa Rica, I stayed at the Marriott Resort near Jaco Beach. Room cost me $250 per night (not including any food.) Had a very laid-back, relaxing time. But, not much of a view from my room (I overlooked the entry of the hotel, because I was too cheap to get a room with a view of the ocean.) If you want stunning views from your room, stay at Ocasoserro!

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