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Mystery Bottle LIF - Part 1

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

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  1. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Jan 18, 2011 Michigan

    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 Mar 5, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    $3.81 for premium

    Tiebreaker: 51,123 miles
  3. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

  4. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Jun 29, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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:

    Odometer - 19,947
  5. celticfutblclub

    celticfutblclub Aug 10, 2010 Massachusetts


    odometer - 83,488

  6. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Apr 5, 2011 Ohio


    Odometer @ $64,384

    Sounds good to me!
  7. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron May 24, 2007 New York

    Great LIF idea!

  8. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Jul 7, 2011 Colorado


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

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont



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

    sKafifer Jul 1, 2012 Arizona


    Thanks man!
  11. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    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. robbiemoy13

    robbiemoy13 Apr 29, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    13,726 miles

  13. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Awesome LIF

    16,000 miles

  14. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    this is kinda like the willpower lif with more excitement

  15. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    22,000 miles

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

    bfg75 Feb 26, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader


    Thanks, great idea!
  17. m100

    m100 Feb 13, 2011 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader


  18. FalconA

    FalconA Aug 10, 2011 Massachusetts

  19. 3Hops

    3Hops Jul 20, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    23,679 miles

  20. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

  21. ckobes

    ckobes Jul 11, 2012 Illinois

    39,500 miles

  22. ColdPoncho

    ColdPoncho Jan 9, 2009 Ohio

    Groovy LIF.

    28,539 miles
  23. kylep3

    kylep3 Feb 1, 2012 Pennsylvania


    Great idea!
  24. DaveHack

    DaveHack Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader


    22,235 miles

  25. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader


    Sweet LIF!
  26. robL

    robL Oct 22, 2010 California

  27. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

  28. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

  29. shuntstout

    shuntstout Apr 2, 2010 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    milage: 47,359.7
  30. martin123012

    martin123012 Aug 10, 2010 New Jersey

  31. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Dec 9, 2008 Michigan



    Thanks and awesome idea!
  32. Auslander

    Auslander Sep 12, 2008 Ohio
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  33. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota


    Awesome LIF!:D
  34. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    53,671 miles
  35. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Jan 18, 2011 Michigan

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

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

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

    LMNOP Mar 12, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  38. coz

    coz Jul 16, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    16, 864
  39. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Aug 13, 2010 Arizona
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  40. mocktm

    mocktm Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
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