Win a trip to NYC to say good riddance to bad memories of 2017 at the annual Good Riddance Day shred it and forget it event in Times Square, along with VIP viewing for the world’s largest New Year’s Eve party.
Submit your entries before Nov. 30th for the Grand Prize that also includes airfare and five nights hotel, Dec. 27 to Jan 1.
New for this year, Shred-it is accepting video entries as well as traditional virtual paper ones.
- Tell your story in 500 words or less, and be creative, because creativity counts, and you can upload a photo with your submission.
- Video submissions must be 90 seconds or less, and creativity counts, here, too.
Submit your good riddance thoughts here to be automatically registered for a chance to win. The contest is open to legal residents of the continental United States – sorry, Hawaii and Alaska residents.
Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire, and has been taking place the last few years in Times Square on December 28th. This year again, it’s noon to 1pm on the Broadway plazas.
Join Shred-it in destroying any unpleasant, embarrassing, and downright unwanted memories from the past year – be it an old remnant of your ex, a paid medical bill, old study guides for your most onerous class, or more.
Use #GoodRiddanceDay on Twitter and Instagram and it will be shredded for you.
Or, if you are in NYC on Dec. 28, you can do it yourself, in person, and get the satisfaction of seeing those bad memories get turned into confetti.
Bring photos of broken romances, the turn-down letter from the co-op board or the job you wanted, a list of the music you loathe, the form letter from your bank announcing new monthly service fees, even your old report cards with the failing grade in calculus, and send them to Shred Heaven yourself in an industrial-sized shredder.
Back to the contest – here’s what you can win:
- A grand prize 5-night trip to New York City to attend Good Riddance Day and New Year’s Eve at Times Square. This includes airfare for winner, and one guest within the continental United States, 5 night hotel stay (Dec 27-Jan 1), special up-close, pre-New Year’s Eve VIP Ball viewing and photo opportunity and two tickets to the Official Times Square New Year’s Eve VIP Party.
- Four individual weekly prizes, valued at $100. Winners will be drawn weekly on November 6, November 13 and November 20 at 2pm EST, as well as November 30 at 9:30am EST. Maximum one weekly prize per winner.
Shred it and forget it, and move on with your life.