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Mystery Bottle LIF - Part 1

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by AnnArborJoe, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Savant (325) Michigan Jan 18, 2011

    So this LIF was my winning idea in TWStandley's “LIF” LIF. I haven’t received a box yet, but I’m doing this LIF anyways.

    For reference here was my idea from the other LIF:
    My LiF is based on something easy like the price per gallon the last time I bought gas. I then send a box containing two bombers to the winner with one of the bottles wrapped up so they
    don't know the contents (mystery bottle) and one as is (bottle #2) so they know what the bottle contains( maybe some extras as well to make it worth while). The recipient then has to start their own LIF that contains one of the two bottles I sent, either the mystery bottle still in its wrapping or the other bottle that is now wrapped up plus another bottle. The next LIF winner then also has to make a choice of known or unknown. The mystery behind the wrapping could be an awesome bottle or a double-deuce of steel reserve. Winners of LIFs would only post the portion of their haul that isn't goi g to be part of the next round. I would post a photo of mystery bottle #1 in the thread with identifying characteristics to ensure recipient #1 didn't peek, as would other senders. Similar in concept to my recent 50 State LIF where this LIF starts a string of LIFs all related to each other. Cool idea OP. Cheers!


    So, guess the price per gallon of gasoline the next time I fill my tank. I live in Chicago and sometimes get gas in Cook County, Lake County, and Northwest IN. Since there could be multiple correct guesses, the tiebreaker will be the number of miles on my odometer – closest to the actual count gets it. Hint: auto was purchased new in December 2010. Take one guess per BA and when I get gas at the end of the week I’ll award a winner. That winner agrees to continue the Mystery Bottle LIF by starting a LIF and sending a box with a “mystery” beer in it. The winner will receive a box from me with two main beers in it – one wrapped (mystery bottle) and one unwrapped (bottle #2). Winner will have to choose whether to keep bottle #2 and re-LIF the mystery beer or open the mystery beer and forfeit bottle #2 in the LIF they will then start. Winner gets to keep all of the beer in the box besides either the mystery beer or bottle #2. When the winner posts their haul in this thread, the beer that will be passed along should not be photographed or named. Although I joked about including a bottle of steel reserve in the message above, I will not be doing that – shipping shitty beer across the country doesn’t make sense and I ultimately want the winner to have great beer either way. Cheers!
  2. trxxpaxxs

    trxxpaxxs Advocate (650) New York Mar 5, 2010

    $3.81 for premium

    Tiebreaker: 51,123 miles
  3. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Ohio Nov 12, 2010

    $3.63
    19,759
    Thanks!
  4. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Savant (280) Illinois Jun 29, 2012

    What a great idea... Kind of "Let's Make a Deal" for beer. Do you want the cash or what's behind door number 1????

    Let's see... Prices right now are hovering around $4 in Cook but in NW IN and Lake I would say different.

    I would say the next time you fill it up it is at:

    $3.79
    Odometer - 19,947
  5. $3.68

    odometer - 83,488

    cheers!
  6. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Ohio Apr 5, 2011

    $3.94/9

    Odometer @ $64,384

    Sounds good to me!
  7. Great LIF idea!

    $3.76
    24,572
  8. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    $3.94
    16,742

    I didn't know steel reserve came in 22's, my uncle only drinks the tallboy cans :)
  9. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    3.69

    20,429

    this one is a great idea for a LIF :D
  10. sKafifer

    sKafifer Disciple (65) Arizona Jul 1, 2012

    3.569
    38,758

    Thanks man!
  11. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 3, 2010

    I'll go with $3.879 and 17,777 miles

    Damn! 64,000 miles in a year and a half? Must have a long commute...
  12. $3.829
    13,726 miles

    Thanks!
  13. Awesome LIF
    $3.739

    16,000 miles

    Cheers
  14. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (585) California Oct 17, 2010

    this is kinda like the willpower lif with more excitement

    3.599
    35,000
  15. 3.65
    22,000 miles

    Thanks for starting this. Love the mystery bottle theme.
  16. bfg75

    bfg75 Aficionado (230) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    3.899
    31,000

    Thanks, great idea!
  17. m100

    m100 Aficionado (140) New Jersey Feb 13, 2011

    3.659
    45,500

    Cheers!
  18. FalconA

    FalconA Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2011

    ONE DOLLAR, BOB!
  19. 3Hops

    3Hops Aficionado (225) Minnesota Jul 20, 2011

    3.679
    23,679 miles

    Thanks
  20. 3.77
    32,350
  21. ckobes

    ckobes Initiate (0) Illinois Jul 11, 2012

    $3.789
    39,500 miles

    Cheers!
  22. ColdPoncho

    ColdPoncho Savant (455) Ohio Jan 9, 2009

    Groovy LIF.

    $3.929
    28,539 miles
  23. $3.71
    33,333

    Great idea!
  24. $3.74/9

    22,235 miles

    Thanks!
  25. $3.849
    26,493

    Sweet LIF!
  26. robL

    robL Aficionado (240) California Oct 22, 2010

    $3.799
    26,622
  27. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (350) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    3.769
    22,180
  28. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    $3.889
    22,220
  29. $3.799
    milage: 47,359.7
  30. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (310) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    $3.49

    21,732

    Thanks and awesome idea!
  31. Auslander

    Auslander Savant (310) Ohio Sep 12, 2008

    $3.89
    22,347
  32. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    $3.87

    Awesome LIF!:D
  33. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    $3.699/gallon
    53,671 miles
  34. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Savant (325) Michigan Jan 18, 2011

    You should add a mileage for the tiebreaker.
  35. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Ah yes, thank you - 26,551
  36. LMNOP

    LMNOP Aficionado (165) Pennsylvania Mar 12, 2008

    $3.79
    52,788
  37. coz

    coz Savant (365) Illinois Jul 16, 2011

    3.89
    16, 864
  38. $3.55
    17,582.2
  39. mocktm

    mocktm Savant (355) Virginia Jan 3, 2011

    $3.58
    22,648

    Thanks!

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