Bobbypinz is the winner of a $500 gift card to Protein Bar

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Site of Denver's second Protein Bar, opening Saturday on Colorado Boulevard.

UPDATE:
We have a winner of our Protein Bar contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many Buffalo Bar-ritos were sold nationwide at Protein Bar in 2013? Congratulations to Bobbypinz , who came the closest with a guess of 55,955; the actual number is 61,612.
The new Colorado Boulevard Protein Bar is giving out dozens more of these $500 gift cards tomorrow to the first 100 people -- eighteen and older -- in the queue, but if you want to be one of lucky recipients, take note that there's already a line.

Original post: While it's true that money doesn't fall from a tree, it's nonetheless raining dollars -- or at least it will be if you're one of the first 100 people in line for Saturday's opening of Denver's second Protein Bar. Exactly how many dollars, you ask? A whopping $500. Each. And while that $500 won't be a wad of United States one-dollar bills inked with George Washington's mug, for those first 100 people who stake out a spot in the queue, it's a $500 Protein Bar gift card for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For days. Weeks. Hell, months even, if you know how to stretch a dollar.

See also: First look: Protein Bar opens May 6 at One Union Station

Denver's first Protein Bar, a concept that was conceived by founder Matt Matros, who opened the first Protein Bar in Chicago in 2009, landed in Denver in early May, beckoning diners with a concept, says Matros, that's "all about fresh and flavorful food" that does a body good. "It's me making what I like to eat; we do healthy food healthier, and we give our guests a palette of choices when it comes to proteins, because we believe in giving people options when they're choosing what's best for their body," he stresses.

When that store was unveiled, Matros welcomed the first 100 guests with $100 gift cards, and come Saturday, when the Colorado Boulevard shop opens, not only will the first 100 people receive $500 gift cards (a valid ID is required, and you must be eighteen or older), but Matros will be there giving away samples and even more swag, plus he plans on having a DJ and yoga and boot camp workouts that'll shake your booty.

We encourage you to roll out of bed early -- the store opens promptly at 11 a.m. -- and snap up your space in line, but for those of you who prefer to spend Saturday morning in bed, we have an alternative that will allow you that luxury. We're giving one Cafe Society commenter the chance to win a $500 Protein Bar gift card by simply typing in a few lazy keystrokes.

If you want to win, just answer this question: How many Buffalo Bar-ritos were sold nationwide at Protein Bar in 2013? The person who comes the closest to the actual answer without going over, will win the gift card.

In order to be considered, please submit your answer, your name and a valid e-mail address (if you're already registered with MyVoiceNation, then we have your e-mail; if you're not, then we don't, and without an e-mail address, you can't win) in the comments section below.

We'll announce the winner by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20.



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Category: Restaurant


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LoriMidsonCafeSociety
LoriMidsonCafeSociety editor

@fapp64 

This post was time-stamped and published to the Cafe blog at 4:29 p.m. on Friday (happy to send you a screenshot to prove the validity of that). It was, in fact, the second-to-last post of the day on the Cafe Society blog -- and still the FIRST post on the blog until 4:53 p.m., two minutes before you posted your answer. In other words, impossible to miss, unless you're blind, which you don't appear to be.

I posted the winner more than twenty minutes before you submitted your answer, which gave you plenty of time to read the winner post -- which you conveniently claim you didn't see, even though it was right in front of your face. And even more interesting is that when you did post your answer -- 55,990 -- it was extremely close to the winning answer of 55,955. I'm sure that's just sheer coincidence, right? 

And just to give you a lesson in time: By 5 p.m. means anytime BEFORE by 5 p.m. I did not write AT 5 p.m., which means exactly that: at 5 p.m. And, to reiterate (maybe you do have a reading comprehension problem): Nowhere in my original post did I write that the winner would be announced in the "original post." I announce winners of our contests in a separate post, on the Cafe Society blog, which you can easily see by scrolling through previous winner posts.

sware562
sware562

Fair is fair, I totaly agree with fapp64 I checked untill 1130PM and gave up. Looks like LeaH does too...

From original post contest page

LeahA 8 hours ago

"Where are the winners being announced for these contests? This isn't the first one in the last week that I haven't seen a winner posted on. Thanks!"

denter55
denter55

Checked webpage for update and announcement until 9:30PM Friday night

denter55
denter55

Agree completely with @fapp64. Lori do the right thing and award fapp64 the card. The posts by Bobbyprinz are suspect as well.

fapp64
fapp64

I followed the rules, I quoted what you wrote, you decided not to follow the rules and you posted before 5 pm. Nowhere does it state you were going to write a new article. You decided to award the gift card to your friend Bobbyprinz. (multiple glowing reviews of you and 1 of you meeting them at a bar). Sounds like someone named Lori Midson is scamming the system and I am sure others would agree.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So they sell about 170 per day, every day?



fapp64
fapp64

Wow! So I follow your rules, I post by 5:00 PM, you do not follow your own rules and I get penalized for it? How was I suppose to know you wrote a completely new article? You indicated in the original article the answer would be announced in the original article by 5:00PM.You never requested people look for a new article on the topic.Not even close to fair.

"In order to be considered, please submit your answer, your name and a valid e-mail address (if you're already registered with MyVoiceNation, then we have your e-mail; if you're not, then we don't, and without an e-mail address, you can't win) in the comments section below.

We'll announce the winner by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20."

fapp64
fapp64

I guessed 55,990 closer than Bobby Prinz

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@LoriMidsonCafeSociety "By 5 p.m. means anytime BEFORE by 5 p.m. ..."


PATHETIC weasel excuse, you sound worse than Bill Clinton quibbling over the definition of "is".


So in the Lori Midson universe, "by 5 p.m." means any damn time she feels like it, even noon, and she'll post it anywhere on the internet, but not in the logical and convenient page where the question / contest itself, and everyone's answers, were posted.



Tell us again how you get 3 gallons of water into a 1 gallon container, then magically award the prize to your pal who gives the same impossibly absurd answer. Even your kid knows that's bullshit.




DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fapp64 ... Lori and Wasteword consider the Advertiser Contest Prizes to be their own personal slush-fund to be dolled out to friends and acquaintances under the guise of fair and honest contests.


Like the time she gave the prize to the most absurd physically impossible answer which was coincidentally given by a single outlying poster -- a poster who never before, or since, appeared on Wasteword.


Hey Lori, you still can't put 2 millions pounds of water in a container with a maximum volume capacity of 1/3 that much.




LoriMidsonCafeSociety
LoriMidsonCafeSociety moderator editor

@fapp64 

Nowhere did I write that the winner would be announced in the ORIGINAL post. Read what you just quoted. And then read it again. And even if I had announced the winner in the original post, it still would have gone live at the same time as the new post -- at 4:29 p.m. -- in which case, you still would have been more than 20 minutes too late. And to answer your question: How were you supposed to know I wrote a new post? Easy. Read the blog.

LoriMidsonCafeSociety
LoriMidsonCafeSociety moderator editor

@fapp64 

Yes, you did, but unfortunately you were too late. You posted your guess at 4:51 p.m.; I posted the announcement naming the winner at 4:29 p.m.

fapp64
fapp64

@DonkeyHotay @LoriMidsonCafeSociety 

@LoriMidsonCafeSociety writes:"And even more interesting is that when you did post your answer -- 55,990 -- it was extremely close to the winning answer of 55,955. I'm sure that's just sheer coincidence, right?"

Lori, so the fact my answer is close to someone else's answer,  just like 28 other guesses for the "contest" were close to someone else's answer, "that's interesting to you." Simply look at the other guesses if you can comprehend (which you clearly can not)  almost every guess was close to another person's guess. Lori, it's called guessing and good strategy. Your comment "its just a sheer coincidence, right?" is simply laughable and not worth a reply. @LoriMidsonCafeSociety Grow up. Furthermore, your comments on blind people are now at three, it shows your juvenile demeanor, lack of intelligence and disgraceful character. Please continue your despicable comments, we will move forward and have this issue as well as other contests investigated and brought in front of a more objective and fair system. That means you may have to speak to a Judge and have to stop hiding behind your Mother's computer screen. This should be fun.

fapp64
fapp64

@DonkeyHotay @fapp64 

Please tell us more detail about the contest you mentioned about "2 million pounds of water" as well as any other contests which were possibly run fraudulently. Building support for a case. 

hops733
hops733

@LoriMidsonCafeSociety

@LoriMidsonCafeSociety your excuse to Fapp64 has to be the lamest copout I’ve heard in awhile.You confess Fapp64 followed the rules and posted their correct guess before 5:00PM. You then go against the rules you wrote; you post the answer before 5:00PM somewhere on the Internet in a completely new article, without announcing anything in the old article. You then blame Fapp64 for not looking and finding your new article? This doesn’t pass the “sniff test” and sounds like a very shady contest.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@LoriMidsonCafeSociety ... you implied the contest would end at 5pm, not some arbitrary time prior to that.


Why not dispense with the phony pretense of these being contests and just put all the names into a hat ... then choose your friends and acquaintances.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fapp64 ... it was quite obvious years ago that Lori ran the "contests" as her own personal slush-fund to be doled out arbitrarily, often times to her friends and acquaintances or those she sought to ingratiate herself with, or other Westword insiders.


The businesses that donate and provide those prizes are unaware of the manipulation and fraud that takes place in the unfair, rigged awarding of some prizes.


The nail in Lori's coffin was last summer when she asked people to "guess" how much water -- the weight in pounds --  was in a swimming pool made from a shipping container. She gave the dimensions of the box with the only variable being a sloping bottom from shallow to the deep end. 


Numerous people made the simple calculation for the possible range of volume, being the slope was unknown, and almost all guesses posted by readers were somewhere in the range of possibility -- i.e. anything less than the maximum volume if it had no sloping bottom at all.


Lori came on an said no one was even close, that it was "WAY HIGHER". That caused various posters to point out that it couldn't possibly be higher than the physical maximum of the volume of the container x weight of the water. 


One new user/poster then came on and "guessed" a number that was 3x higher than PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE given the dimensions of the container and the weight of water on planet earth. Lori declared that shill to be "the winner", and continued to defend that absurdly impossible idiocy in the face of public outcry -- much as she's lamely done with your case -- with various excuses and defenses, NONE of which change THE FACT that said container couldn't possibly hold the volume (weight) of water defined by the volume dimensions she gave.


It's as if she asked what is 2 + 2 and then awarded the prize to the one fool who answered 12 !!


The contemptible absurdity is that being the slope of the bottom floor of the container pool was undefined, Lori could have declared the winner to be ANYONE who guessed within THE RANGE OF POSSIBILITY, and no one would have been able to complain not knowing that crucial variable. She could have given it to her insider pal if they had simply posted an answer below the maximum possible volume, but being the mathematically challenged stoner dispshits that they are, they exposed their scam by giving an IMPOSSIBLE answer. 


Just know the contests at Wasteward are really no more than random lotteries, sometimes prizes are given to arbitrary readers, other times they are diverted and steered toward friends and associates of Wasteword employees.


Lori actually declared me a winner a few weeks ago, until I pointed out that another poster had given the correct answer earlier than I did, and they posted it just a few entries below mine.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hops733 @LoriMidsonCafeSociety


Welcome to Wasteword "contests" where winners are chosen capriciously, regardless of accurate answers, and with no factual verification available.


Understand they're more like lotteries, with preference often given to friends and acquaintances.


Ask Lori how it's possible to get 3x more water in a swimming pool than the volume given could physically allow, and how the only person who made such an absurd, impossible "guess" was deemed the winner.



Ewes
Ewes

@DonkeyHotay


Are you still upset that nobody at Westword pays attention to you?

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