find out soon if Miami singer Pitbull will have to trade in his
flip-flops for Xtra-Tufs for a trip to Kodiak, courtesy of an online contest sponsored
by Walmart and "Energy Sheets," a tongue-dissolvable caffeine strip. The
company had promised to send the "Back in Time" singer to whichever Walmart
received the most "Likes" on Facebook. Kodiak's store has about 72,000 Likes -
by far the most in the nation.
spokeswoman Sarah Spencer said this (Monday) morning that an announcement of
the results will be made Tuesday.
became the most popular after David Thorpe, a writer for the Boston
Phoenix, started an internet campaign of his own as a joke to "exile" the
singer to the most remote Walmart in America, which he figured was the one in
who is currently touring abroad, is being a good sport about the whole thing,
and has said he would certainly play Kodiak if it won the contest. He even turned
the tables on Thorpe by inviting him to come to Kodiak with him. Thorpe
accepted, but wrote he was hoping it was an all-expenses paid trip.
fans of Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, tried to launch a counter
campaign to get the Hialeah Walmart more likes, but it fell far short, with
just more than 1,000 votes.
haven't been officially released, though the contest ended at 4 p.m. Alaska
time yesterday (Sunday). Spencer says to expect an announcement sometime Tuesday afternoon on Facebook and Twitter.