A very COUGAR giveaway!

We’re coming up on rivalry weekend in college football, and this year I’m even more excited to watch my Washington State University Cougars play our across-the-mountain rivals, the University of Washington Huskies, because one of my very lovely and sports-literate writing friends, Sarah Enni, is a Husky herself! So to bring a little college football love to the blogs, we’ve decided to host an Apple Cup Contest!

The contest will be hosted on both our blogs, and we’re both offering prizes! Sarah’s prize pack includes copies of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Shatter Me, and I have copies of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door up for grabs.

Here’s how the contest works. On either my blog or Sarah’s blog, leave a comment with what you think the TOTAL POINTS SCORED (the combined score for both teams!) for the Apple Cup will be. Both Sarah and I will pick a winner from our respective comments–whoever came closest to the actual final total score. (This means you don’t have to know anything about these teams or football to have a great chance to win!)

If the Cougs win, my prize pack will go to the first place winner, and Sarah’s prize will go to the runner-up. If the Huskies win, prizes will be awarded vice versa.

This means you can enter the contest twice if you leave a comment with a total score estimate on both our blogs!*

You have until Apple Cup kick-off (Saturday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT) to make your guesses! There are no extra points for Tweeting/blogging about this giveaway (because the rules are a little different and we don’t want to add any confusion) but we’d love it if you spread the word.

*Tie breaker will go to the first person to guess (according to comment time-stamp), so make your guesses early!

Best of luck!

(My hubby and I made the five-hour trek to Pullman, Washington for the game last year. The experience was just about this blurry, and tons of fun too!)


30 thoughts on “A very COUGAR giveaway!

  1. Sophia Richardson says:

    What a cool giveaway, Katy! I’ve heard great things about both Stephanie books and Tahereh’s, and you know I’ve already read and loved Daughter. I’m gonna guess 35 points, 3 touch downs to 2. Off to spread the word!

  2. Jaime says:

    When I read the title for this post, I was thinking ‘cougar’ as in older lady in animal print hitting on young Taylor Lautner types. Bahaha! Whoops 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Oh no! That didn’t even occur to me, Jaime. (I’m not really *that* kind of Cougar. :)) You didn’t make a combined score guess… are you entering? Because you totally should!

  3. Carolina Valdez Miller says:

    I met Sarah in New Orleans this summer! I had no idea you guys knew each other. She’s so sweet though, as you are. OF COURSE you know each other. Love this thing you guys have going, except I know nothing about sports. Had you not mentioned this was college football, I might not have guessed. It’s tragic, I know, especially to sports fans. I’m versed in the Colts and Purdue football and basketball, but only to the smallest degree required by your husband who roots for them to the nth degree.

    On that note, you guys are freaking gorgeous. No wonder your little girlie is such a baby doll. You guys need to be on the cover of something.

    • katyupperman says:

      Ha! Thanks so much, Carol! Oddly enough, Sarah and I have yet to meet in person. She lives across the country now, but we’re from the same area and obviously part of a very intense college football rivalry, though on opposite sides. Sure makes for a fun giveaway! 🙂

  4. Jillian says:

    What a creative and awesome giveaway! I actually saw your cougars play a few weeks ago here at Oregon — clearly I should have been scouting them more closely. 😛 I’m excited to have another rivalry game to care about now though.
    I’ll guess 52 total points.
    And should we enter different guesses on the two blogs?

  5. Alison Miller says:

    Ohmygosh, WHAT FUN!!!

    And I will totally come back to enter, you know, after I’ve had time to mull my entry over with my husband.

    And cute pic of you and your hubs! Love it!

  6. Sara Slattery says:

    This is really fun! I told my hubby about it and he got all excited to help me guess. LOL I will go with 55. 🙂

  7. Rebecca B says:

    That is the cutest picture! You guys should be cover models.
    I’m going with . . . 43. Also not sure if that is realistic–I like to tell people the reason why I know longer live in WI is that my (football-obsessed) hometown kicked me out for being football-illiterate. 🙂

  8. Brenda Geffert says:

    Fun Katy!! I’ll play Cougs win of course 27 to 24 totaling my number to 51!!! ❤ GO COUGS!!!!

    Have fun! ~ Bren

  9. Colin says:

    OK, so the total I guessed over on Sarah’s blog has already been guessed here. Can I make a different guess? Feel free to disqualify me if I’m breaking the rules, Katy–I won’t be offended. 🙂 OK, so for you, I’m going to go with… 44.

    Enjoy the game! 🙂

  10. Taryn says:

    So I already have these books, but I just wanted to let you know that when I came home, I worked out at my gym, and we had a friendly “Apple Cup” workout, where we split into teams. Though I’ve been a Husky most of my life, when UW cut their swim team a couple years back, I had to switch allegiances. WSU won the Apple Cup workout we did 🙂

  11. Alison Miller says:

    So, I’m back -after a little research, eh, but I did enough research to know that they’ve both been scoring around 27-30 points in most of their games this year so I’m going with 57.

    Okay, now I’m off to enter Sarah’s! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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