UPDATE: We’ve got our 75,000th comment. It actually came last week (sorry, I was on vacation) on this post, from Natali. Congrats to her and thank you to everyone who reads every day and helped us reach this milestone.
ORIGINAL POST: To our wonderful readers (and you trolls too):
The Beehive is closing in on our 75,000th comment and to mark the occasion, we’re going to hook up that special commenter with a $75 gift card to Yard House. I won’t tell you exactly how close 75K is, other than to say it’s in sight.
Comments need not be on this post to win. Any Beehive post will do. We, however, will keep an eye on excessive/repeat commenting and reserve the right to not publish comments from people who are trying to flood us just to win the prize.
Let us also use this opportunity to thank those of you who read loyally and comment. We appreciate you — especially in an era where people are more likely to comment on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!
** Before you ask, no, I won’t tell you how close you are if you promise to buy me a half-yard.
Only readers who submit comments on Beehive posts are eligible. The 75,000th comment, found on any Beehive post, receives the prize. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. Must be 21 years of age to win. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.