Aside from the first day of football season and the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the first day of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is my favorite day of the year. And because I adore it so, it’s time for the 3rd Annual CHS March Madness Challenge.
To enter the Challenge, follow these simple steps. 1) Join Yahoo Fantasy Sports. 2) Join the Capitol Hill Style pool (password caphillstyle). 3) Complete your bracket by 1:00AM EDT on Thursday, March 20th (NOT Tip-Off). 4) Cross your fingers that you finish in the top 3 brackets and win prizes and all accompanying bragging rights.
Last year, I learned a few valuable lessons about hosting a bracket challenge, so things are a little different this year. First off, please register with an email address that you check regularly. If you win, I will use the email address in the system to contact you, so please make sure the emails will get to you. If you already have an account, but need to change the email address, you can do that by clicking on the gear-shaped icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Second, in past years, I have offered the top three finishers gift cards to Nordstrom. This year, the winners will be allowed to decide whether they would like a gift card from Nordstrom, Sephora or J.Crew. The 1st place finisher will receive a $100 gift card, 2nd place will receive $50 and 3rd place will receive $25.
Like most of the giveaways that occur on this blog, I will be buying the gift cards myself, they’re not donated. So if a miracle occurs, and I possess one of the top three brackets, we’ll just treat it like my entry doesn’t count and I’ll receive bragging right but pass the prize to the entrant behind me. If two entrants tie for first, second or third place, all will receive the prize.
Remember the Challenge is completely free to enter, so I hope many of you will join in. If memory serves we had several hundred entries last year, and it’s always fun to read the message boards.
A very March Madness to you all, Belle