Towel Day and Giveaways!

Did you know that May 25th is Towel Day?? Well now you do! And to kick off the celebration PeopleTowels has a few exciting virtual events going on from the now through the 25th and there are MANY towel prizes to give to participants!

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First of all, why does Towel Day exist? To quote the author Douglas Adams from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can…wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough…

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet…;hoopy:really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

The answer to that question is obviously 42, but to clarify, Towel Day is a day to honor Douglas Adams by carrying a towel. So why not also demonstrate your appreciation for Mr. Adams by winning a towel or two of your own?

How YOU can win!

Post your “Don’t Panic…My towel saved the day” story to PeopleTowels Facebook page (you can even post a new one each day!) from now through the 25th! The story can be about PeopleTowels or just a regular everyday towel. In keeping with the spirit of The Hitchhikers Guide, it doesn’t even have to be real. Use your imagination! Winners chosen daily!

Next week starting Monday, be on the lookout for the PeopleTowels photo scavenger hunt!  The hunt will run from the 20th-25th and a new clue will be posted to the PeopleTowels Facebook page, my blog and my facebook page everyday. To enter, you will post a photo on twitter (tag @PeopleTowels & #towelday) corresponding to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy/Towel Day clue and one or two random winners will be chosen each day!  I made some really cute jpeg for each clue and I can’t wait to start posting them next week!

AND PeopleTowels is offering a 20% off coupon code TD13 valid from now through the 25th! So grab a towel, write a story, win another towel and think about ways you can celebrate Towel Day!

Do you know where your towel is?

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