Contests are fun! And judging from the response for the last one i ran on My Cigar Blog, you think so too! So, it’s a Sunday, i was smoking a lovely Perdomo Lot 23 and decided that it was time to do another!

First up, let me tell you what the PRIZE is!

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A gorgeous porcelain Limited Edition Trinidad Ashtray is up for grabs!

My relationship with Trinidad, one of Malaysia’s icons in the cigar business, a valued member of the Pacific Cigar Company distribution network, has been a long one. Going back to the days when i first started smoking cigars, and the friendship i forged with the famed Naresh Mohan. The lads at Trinidad are great fellas all around, and their contribution to the cigar aficionados here in Malaysia can’t be underestimated.

What good would such a lovely ashtray be without some cigars! The prize includes a handful of cigars from my private stock. The last time i did a contest, the winner received a trio of cigars with more than 20 years on them. Expect more of the same here.

So what do you need to do to win?

FIRST: LIKE the My Cigar Blog Facebook Page — i regularly share all sorts of little goodies there, including pictures of cigars i’m smoking (not all cigars are reviewed in full on this blog), tidbits of information i here about the cigar world, and more!

SECOND: Leave a COMMENT below this post with the NUMBER OF WORDS i’ve written on My Cigar Blog since 2003! Yes, this blog has been around for 9 years now, and i’m very proud of it. It’s chronicled my journey with cigars, and i’m happy that you’ve given me a chance to share it with you all these years. HINT: There are 338 blog posts and pages altogether.

The person who guesses closest to the CORRECT NUMBER OF WORDS as of TODAY (11 November 2012) wins! That’s it!

Contest closes exactly ONE WEEK from today, 18 November 2012.

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Good luck everyone and have fun!