detroitDay 1 | July 26th

Originally, Day 1 was to be Thursday July 25th, but I ended up running so many unexpected errands I left early Friday July 26th.  Thankfully I had the car fully packed the night before, so I just had to get up and go.  And the adventure began …

I crossed the border around noon and my first stop was to Al Sayward‘s to pick up more prizes.  (There is no such thing as too many prizes.)  By mid-afternoon I was on my way again.

AT&T gave me an HTC First phone to review on my tour.  I am able to check my email, Facebook and Twitter accounts along with making calls.  I noticed Samantha posted on my Facebook wall that she couldn’t come as her ride had cancelled.  I asked her where she lived.  I was going right by her so she texted me her address.  Now, this is where I love this phone…  I clicked on the address she gave me and the phone kicked into GPS mode giving me turn-by-turn instructions.  AWESOME!  (Have I been on a Blackberry so long that I find this cool?!)

We arrived at Expresso Royale just in time to set-up and welcome the other attendees.  Scott Bourgeois of Hypersweep was able to attend.  I have known him since 2006 when I first interviewed him for You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter, but this was the first time we met in person.  It was nice to finally have a face for his name and voice.

Carolyn & Scott

My outline states I am teaching how to use RoboForm and how to win on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  However, one must go with the flow.  This particular group was most interested in learning about RoboForm, so I spent the first hour on RoboForm and then split the second hour between Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Everyone also won a prize, or two -WOOT!- as I have hundreds of dollars in prizes to give away at each workshop.  Everyone left feeling happy and lucky.

As I am staying with sweeping friends and collegues throughout the entire tour, I headed to John and Sandra’s for the night.  We sat up chatting until we decided we could no longer stay awake.


Not to leave anyone out, I am also holding an online #CQTour Giveaway Bonanza with 26 prizes valued over $1200!

SHORT RULES: Open to residents of the United States.  Ends at 11:59pm ET on August 22nd 2013.  Entries can only be made via the Rafflecopter widget on my Facebook Fan Page.  FULL RULES are within the Rafflecopter widget Terms and Conditions.


crw 0613 headshotCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.