I wonder, is this cheating? I don't know but I know it can't hurt.
My friend Susie designed this reusable bag for Kroger. She says "My odds are like 1 in a bazillion of winning the $1K. Kroger (and other stores) have this "design a reusable shopping bag contest." You can design your bag and then people can vote on it. If you have the most votes, you win $1000. So, I'm going to be a schmooze and beg for votes."
I'm guessing she'll see me schmooze for her the next time she looks at my blog but what are friends for. If you're so inclined to vote, here's the link.