Most common folk spend their long weekends relaxing.
But Play The Futurists are far from common.
Which is why we’re letting you rest your body but work your brain in our “Play The L000NG Weekend” Tournament on Holiday Monday, May 23.
Living up to our credo that “Life’s a game,” we’ve put together 15 different themed questions about the first long weekend of the year; the time when Canadians across the country put the yesterday of winter behind them and peer into the oncoming tomorrow called summer.
You’ll be quizzed about all the things you enjoy about long weekends, like beer, lakes, weather, barbecues, and more beer. You’ll also be quizzed about some things you don’t enjoy, like lineups at the Canada/U.S. border, mosquitoes, and those pesky cousins that drop by the cottage uninvited.
To make it worth your while, in addition to the profound, double-edged satisfaction of being right and being smarter than everyone else, we’re offering a $1,000 cash prize to the player who racks up the most points on that magic Monday in May. (This may explain why we use “zeros” instead of “O”s in the term “L000NG Weekend”…not just to stretch out the word, but to potentially stretch out your wallet!)
So lay back in your hammock, sit by the fire…and fire up your predicting powers on Monday, May 23 when you join thousands of Canadians to Play The L000NG Weekend!
Perhaps the best part about April Fools’ Day is that it brings out unbridled creativity in companies and institutions that are usually very bridled the other 364 days of the year; kinda like Hallowe’en without costumes.
Here at Play The Future, we decided to put the April Fool’s spin not in the question or answer (because we felt that would’ve confused you even more than we usually do), but in your results.
In other words, we’re rewarding the player with the WORST accuracy the cash prize in our one-day, one-question “tournament.”
The question was about us: What was the total amount of spare change PTF staff would have after a group lunch on April 1?
A pocket-emptying post-meal session at 2:00 p.m. in our offices revealed:
Total PTF pocket change was $38.80, and with a miles-away prediction of $9,065.00, Jamie S. wins the cash prize of $96.87…which just so happened to be the amount of spare change collected by PTF CEO Andy Nulman from March 21-27.
So, congrats to Jaime and thanks to all of you played…even though you had no idea what you were playing for, and how you could win.
If there’s a serious message in all this foolishness, it’s that no matter how you Play The Future, you CAN win, and as long as you Play The Future, you’re always winners in our eyes.
And in our pockets 😉
*enough weight to ground a NASA astronaut; the result of Van selling a microwave oven