CLOSE
Original image

First Caption Contest Finalists!

Original image

[note: This post is a repeat from earlier in the week. Just wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to get ballots in before the end of the weekend.]

As promised, we're back with the finalists for our first caption contest. It was hard to whittle your 100+ sparkling entries down to six, but we tried our best. So now the fun really begins. We're going to let YOU pick the winner. Here's how it'll work: Each finalist is labeled with a letter. All you have to do is decide which is the best (whatever your definition of "best" is), and drop your ballot in the comments below.

A couple more rules: obviously you can only vote once. Any tricksters trying to enter multiple ballots will be disqualified from the voting process. (Not that we expect such nefarious behavior from our readers, but y'know, we have to put it out there just in case.)

Lastly: in the event of a tie, Mangesh will be the arbiter of taste and pick one winner out of those tied for the top spot. He hasn't told me he'll do this, mind you. But hey, it's his site, so who else should we trust?

Now then, on with the 6 finalists!

A "“ Josh entered: ""¦..Well all I'm saying is I don't see any rain"

B "“ Scott entered: "I thought it said all geniuses welcome. That says genuses!"

C "“ Cas entered: "I read the Bible and I am not liking where this is going..."

D "“ Ed Hands entered: "And THIS is why you never put your business card in the "˜free cruise giveaway' bowl at the Chinese buffet"¦"

E "“ Dennis entered: "This is not what was advertised in the brochure when we booked our cruise to the mountains of Ararat."

F "“ Sally entered: "Hey, when Noah asked for two asses to come aboard, do you think maybe he meant the two-legged kind instead of us?"

And remember, you can always click on the cartoon if you want to enlarge the image. We'll leave the voting open through the weekend and roll out the winner next week.

Note to finalists: start browsing our store now to pick out a t-shirt in case it's yours to claim next week!

Original image
iStock
Owe Money to the IRS? You Could Score a Free One-Way Trip with JetBlue
Original image
iStock

April 18—Tax Day—is fast approaching. Not expecting a fat refund check? Here’s some consolation: Travel + Leisure reports that JetBlue is giving away 1000 free one-way flights to taxpayers who owe money to Uncle Sam.

The airline launched its Tax Return Return Flight giveaway on April 11. The giveaway runs until April 25, and you’re eligible to enter once a day. Just visit JetBlueTaxReturnFlight.com and fill out the required fields (name, email, age, and whether you owe money to the IRS on your 2016 return).

JetBlue will select 66 winners each day during the promotion’s first 14 days, and on the last day, they’ll choose 76 winners. These lucky individuals—who will receive the good news via email—will score a one-way flight certificate, which they can use to book trips anywhere in the contiguous United States or Alaska. That said, the certificate is only valid between May 1 and June 15, 2017, so consider whether or not you’re up for a spur-of-the-moment spring break trip before throwing your hat in the ring.

The promotion is open to adults ages 18 or older. All must be legal residents of one of the contiguous 48 United States, Washington, DC, or Alaska. (Sorry, Hawaii.) Winners probably won’t be required to show JetBlue their tax forms, but in the name of honesty (and karma), don't lie about owing money just to snag a discount trip.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

Original image
iStock
Megabus Wants to Throw You a Free Wedding (on a Megabus)
Original image
iStock

Marriage can be a bumpy road, but Megabus wants to give one lucky couple a smooth start by awarding them a free wedding. The discount travel company's new “Marry Me On A Megabus” sweepstakes provides winners with an all-expenses-paid ceremony aboard a bus, along with two round-trip tickets for the honeymoon and $2500 in cash.

For most people, buses don’t exactly scream “romance.” But according to Sean Hughes, Megabus's director of public affairs, they often serve as a vehicle for lasting love.

"Over the past 10 years, we have loved hearing about couples that have met on a Megabus or used megabus.com to travel to see their long-distance loves," Hughes said in a news release. "It's a pleasure to play Cupid and be a part of so many people's love life."

Touching anecdotes aside, all couples—not just far-flung sweethearts—are invited to enter Megabus’s giveaway until February 21, either through the company's Facebook page or an online form. Submit the story of how you met, and why exactly you want to be married on a Megabus. (The giveaway’s perks—which, in addition to a paid honeymoon, include free music, flowers, and an officiant; and complimentary transportation to and from the ceremony—probably don’t count toward your answer.)

The winning duo will be announced on social media on March 15, 2017; they can select a wedding destination from more than 100 cities. Interested couples can view the official sweepstakes rules online.

SECTIONS

More from mental floss studios