ActiveRain / DocuSign Contest: Thankful for Our Free Time

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Our lives get busy and we all wish we had more free time, and wouldn't we be thankful for that?

Who amongst us doesn't wish we had more free time? Time to spend with our families, time to spend pursuing endeavors that bring us pleasure or time to volunteer and give back to the communities that allow us to make a living. It doesn't matter what you'd do with your extra free time each week, to each his (or her) own, it just matters that you would have that additional free time to do as you please.....and we hope you'd be thankful for it!

DocuSign transforms how people work, live and connect by providing the freedom to finish business faster on the world's most trusted electronic network. Real estate professionals using DocuSign save at least 3 hours per week between faxing documents back and forth, printing and filing, and driving documents across town for signature. That got us to thinking about how thankful we are for free time—and all the wonderful things we’d do if we had even more of it—what about you? 


So it makes sense then that our ActiveRain Contest for November includes our friends at DocuSign.

The Contest: Two Choices

If you could save an extra 3+ hours per week, please share what you’re thankful that you’re able to do with that luxurious free time. Whether using DocuSign or not, using electronic signatures help you save time. If you could save 3+ hours per week, how would you spend this time? Would you head to the spa for a massage, would you fit in a (quick) game of golf, would you read a book for pleasure? Would your free time be spent trying to change the world? Or maybe just change your little corner of the world? Share how you would use your extra time. If you would use that extra free time to work more, then we have to get you thinking a little different. Maybe try......

What are you thankful for? A recent tragedy in my family really has me thinking a lot about the things for which I am thankful. I'm thankful for my son and the amazing little boy he has become. I'm thankful for my wife and that I was blessed with my soulmate. I'm thankful I have the support and love of two strong mothers (one mom, one mom-in-law). With Thanksgiving upon us shortly, chose to write a blog post about that for which you are thankful. Many of us are very blessed and yet we may not stop to think about those blessings as often as we should. I know I've been guilty of that at more than one point in my life. Now I can't win, but you can expect this to be the first sponsored contest for which I make an entry regardless.


You may decide to write a post for either the first part or the second part. Each person will be allowed one submission.


The Rules:

Posts must be at least 200 words in length.

A link to your post must be placed in the comment section of this post by the deadline.

At the end of your post, please include a phrase similar in nature to this: "This post is a submission to the DocuSign/ActiveRain Thankful Contest. It's possible I will win a prize for writing this post. You could win a prize too by going to the Contest Announcement and sharing your own story"

That phrase will help keep you out of water with the FTC and will also allow other members of the community to participate.

Once you have written and submitted your post, please let DocuSign know about your post on Twitter by tweeting them a link to your post @docusign

Once your post is live, please become a fan of the DocuSign page on Facebook and leave a link to your post on their Facebook page (this one is optional.....Facebook's terms of service dictate that we can't force you to do this to qualify for the contest)


The Deadlines:

All posts submitted by November 9th at Midnight Eastern Time will be eligible for 1000 bonus points above the 1000 points you will get for entering. In order to submit your post you must leave it as a link in the comment section of this blog post prior to the deadline.

The final deadline for submissions will be November 23rd at Midnight Eastern Time. Submissions will be considered submitted once your link has been placed in the comment section of this post.


The Prizes:

There will be two categories for judging on this contest. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from DocuSign and ActiveRain. Winners will be selected from the 'Time Saved' group as well as from the 'Thankful' group. There will be a first, second and third place winner from each group.


1st Place: $200 Visa Gift Card and 5000 ActiveRain points

2nd Place: $100 Visa Gift Card and 4000 ActiveRain points

3rd Place: $50 Visa Gift Card and 3000 ActiveRain points


All submission to the contest will be given 1000 ActiveRain points. If you submit your post prior to November 9th at Midnight Eastern time you will be given an additional 1000 ActiveRain points


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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I love this contest.  I believe that when we have tragedy in our lives, it pulls us down and it hurts and hurts and it hurts. But it will get softer, and you will get stronger, and it will make you a more grateful person.  I know there are no words to comfort the grief your family is going through, however, I am so sorry for the loses you have endured over the past couple months. My heart, soul and prayers go out to you and your family. Please know this.

Nov 22, 2011 12:35 AM #223
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

This is a great contest.  Here is the link to my post.

A Good Time To Reflect On What I Am Thankful For

Nov 22, 2011 07:54 AM #224
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team
Carrie Sampron
Home Smart Realty Group - Highlands Ranch, CO
ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R

Great contest. Here is our entry:

What Are You Thankful For

Nov 22, 2011 10:43 AM #227
Larry & Jacque Ficek
Alaska Dream Makers - Wasilla, AK
Realtors - Wasilla Alaska

Here is ours!

We are so thankful for our role models!

Jacque & Larry

Nov 22, 2011 12:18 PM #228
Denise J. Storm
Re/Max Pinnacle - Durango, CO
Broker Associate - Durango Colorado Mountain Homes

I love DocuSign and I have only had it for a few days.

Here is the link to my entry: 

Nov 22, 2011 11:58 PM #229
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

I am thankful for our military families - Here's the link!



Nov 23, 2011 06:40 AM #231
James Bath
Gulf Shores Realty - Venice, FL


Nov 23, 2011 08:39 AM #232
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Bob

Bob, here's the link for my little ole entry. The following link will open in a new window for your convenience.

Thankful for New Hampshire Deers-Firearm Deer Season Sullivan County New Hampshire

May each and every day bring you and your family many blessings!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Nov 23, 2011 12:08 PM #233
Jeffrey Raskin
Advanced Real Estate Solutions, Inc - Scottsdale, AZ

Here is my article! Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2011 12:48 PM #234
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware
Nov 23, 2011 01:15 PM #235
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale
Nov 23, 2011 03:54 PM #236
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

So, okay, the contest is over.  How about continuing the points for entering?

Nov 28, 2011 07:38 AM #237
Shannon Jones
The Shannon Jones Team - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach CA Real Estate

I made my entry, followed all the rules, posted everything by the early deadline and weeks later, no points. Has anyone else who entered received points for their contest entry?

Nov 29, 2011 03:12 AM #238
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

Points have been awarded today for all the entries to the DocuSign Contest for November. There are a ton of great posts here so reading through and selecting the winners is still going to take some time. Please stand by to see who the winners of the gift cards are.

Thank you everyone for some amazing entries. This is going to be really hard to select the winners.

Nov 29, 2011 07:13 AM #239
ActiveRain Real Estate Network
ActiveRain - Kirkland, WA

Knock, Knock.....anybody here?

We finally were able to make it through all of these great posts. Wow, that was hard!! Those of us here at AR and the folks over at DocuSign agree on one thing.........we are going to let the community pick the winners in the future. This was amazingly difficult, as I expected.

Here are the winners

Six of you walked away with cash and everyone got a good chance to think about what we are thankful for and also to think about how we would choose to spend our free time. A few of us even realized that we could/should probably make more free time for the things we really love.

We will be handing out the points this hold tight for those.


Dec 12, 2011 07:09 AM #240
Mark Edwards
East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia - Suffolk, VA
East West Realty

Thanks Bob for this effort in putting the contest together. It was a great topic and it really made you want to think. We all want to make a difference in our lives and I think your topic helped accomplish that. THANKS!

Mark Edwards, Smithfield, VA

Dec 12, 2011 02:20 PM #241
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

There are some really fun posts on here! I missed this contest, but it was a great idea!

Jan 04, 2012 12:35 AM #242
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta
This looks like it was a fun contest! I missed it, but love seeing the variety of contests you guys come up with! Thanks!
Jan 26, 2012 12:21 AM #243
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