Win $1,000 to Kick Start Your Idea!

The contest has now closed.

Congratulations to our winners!!

Grand Prize winner:

Ann F., Bartlett, IL

First Prize winners:

Agatha J., Philadelphia, PA
Annemarie Z., Altanta, GA
Basm B., Commerce Township, MI
Carol B., Henderson, NV
Clyde A., Denmark, WI
David K., Peoria, IL
Eric F., Orion, IL
Faye W., San Antonio, TX
Frankie W., Aztec, NM
Gail L., Blythewood, SC
Gary F., Pacific City, OR
Julie T., Marathon, FL
Karen M., Wingdale, NY
Kayla H., Columbus, MT
Kimberly C., Lemmon, SD
Margaret L., Torrance, CA
Noelle N., Granbury, TX
Sandra R., Helena, AR
Tracy M., San Jacinto, CA
Wanda A., Huntsville, AL



ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to all residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18. Due to customs and shipping restrictions, Canadian entrants (excluding those living in Quebec) are eligible to win book prizes only. The following persons and their dependents are not eligible to enter or win: employees of Newmarket Press, or entities with which Sam Wyly is associated and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) of each of the foregoing.

HOW TO ENTER: The contest is open from 10AM on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 thru Friday, October 31, 2008 at 4:59PM ET. While the contest is posted on, you can enter by filling out this form and answering the following question based on the excerpt, which you can read here.

According to Green Mountain’s research at the time, what percentage of U.S. consumers were willing to pay a small premium for environmentally friendly electricity?

Winners will be chosen in a random drawing from all correct responses received.

If you wish to snail mail your answer and address, please send to:
Newmarket Press
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All entries must be postmarked by Friday, October 31, 2008 and received by Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

HOW TO WIN: Total number of eligible entries received determines odds of winning. One entry per e-mail address. From all eligible entries received, Newmarket Press will randomly select one (1) Grand Prize Winner. Winner will receive $1,000.00 as well as a signed copy of 1,000 DOLLARS AND AN IDEA (Approximate retail value: $1,025). Twenty (20) runners-up each will win a signed copy of 1,000 DOLLARS AND AN IDEA. (Retail value: $24.95).

POSTING OF PRIZE WINNERS: All prize winners will be listed on by first name and city/state by Monday, November 10, 2008.

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