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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 Initiate (0) 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 Meyvn (1,292) Mar 5, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    $3.81 for premium

    Tiebreaker: 51,123 miles
     
  3. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    $3.63
    19,759
    Thanks!
     
  4. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Initiate (0) 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:

    $3.79
    Odometer - 19,947
     
  5. celticfutblclub

    celticfutblclub Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    $3.68

    odometer - 83,488

    cheers!
     
  6. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    $3.94/9

    Odometer @ $64,384

    Sounds good to me!
     
  7. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron Initiate (68) May 24, 2007 New York

    Great LIF idea!

    $3.76
    24,572
     
  8. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2011 Colorado

    $3.94
    16,742

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

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    3.69

    20,429

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

    sKafifer Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Arizona

    3.569
    38,758

    Thanks man!
     
  11. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (160) Apr 29, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    $3.829
    13,726 miles

    Thanks!
     
  13. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Awesome LIF
    $3.739

    16,000 miles

    Cheers
     
  14. KevSal

    KevSal Champion (854) Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    this is kinda like the willpower lif with more excitement

    3.599
    35,000
     
  15. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    3.65
    22,000 miles

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

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    3.899
    31,000

    Thanks, great idea!
     
  17. m100

    m100 Initiate (107) Feb 13, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    3.659
    45,500

    Cheers!
     
  18. FalconA

    FalconA Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2011 Massachusetts

    ONE DOLLAR, BOB!
     
  19. 3Hops

    3Hops Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    3.679
    23,679 miles

    Thanks
     
  20. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    3.77
    32,350
     
  21. ckobes

    ckobes Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Illinois

    $3.789
    39,500 miles

    Cheers!
     
  22. ColdPoncho

    ColdPoncho Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2009 Ohio

    Groovy LIF.

    $3.929
    28,539 miles
     
  23. kylep3

    kylep3 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    $3.71
    33,333

    Great idea!
     
  24. DaveHack

    DaveHack Crusader (794) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    $3.74/9

    22,235 miles

    Thanks!
     
  25. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (225) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    $3.849
    26,493

    Sweet LIF!
     
  26. robL

    robL Initiate (77) Oct 22, 2010 California

    $3.799
    26,622
     
  27. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    3.769
    22,180
     
  28. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    $3.889
    22,220
     
  29. shuntstout

    shuntstout Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2010 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    $3.799
    milage: 47,359.7
     
  30. martin123012

    martin123012 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New Jersey

  31. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    $3.49

    21,732

    Thanks and awesome idea!
     
  32. Auslander

    Auslander Disciple (305) Sep 12, 2008 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    $3.89
    22,347
     
  33. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    $3.87

    Awesome LIF!:D
     
  34. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    $3.699/gallon
    53,671 miles
     
  35. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Michigan

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

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

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

    LMNOP Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    $3.79
    52,788
     
  38. coz

    coz Disciple (362) Jul 16, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    3.89
    16, 864
     
  39. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Meyvn (1,283) Aug 13, 2010 Arizona
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  40. mocktm

    mocktm Devotee (437) Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    $3.58
    22,648

    Thanks!
     
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