June 20th, 2008
08:40 PM ET

“I Won the Beat 360° Challenge" and all I got was this awesome t-shirt!

David M. Reisner
AC360° Digital Producer

Hey everyone, I have some great news.

Starting Monday, when you win ‘Beat 360°’ not only do you get on-air prime-time name recognition (complete with bragging rights over all your friends, family, and jealous competitors), but you get a “I Won the Beat 360° Challenge” T-shirt!

First we re-do the website, now this?!?!?! (You can pick your jaw up off the floor now).

So how did this all come about you ask?

  • At first we thought, ‘We’ll send the nightly winner to Paris!’ but no, who has the time for that…
  • Then we figured, ‘Hey, we’ll have them tag along with the Planet In Peril team!’ But then we realized our insurance wouldn’t cover you or a ‘Monkeypox’ outbreak...
  • But then it hit us… t-shirts! Everybody likes t-shirts!

Here’s a look at ours:
Beat 360°

So get your best captions ready for Monday – head to the gym, train all weekend… this isn’t a game! (oh wait, I guess it is)

For those of you who don’t know (or suddenly care because you can win something)– let me re-cap what we do:

Every day AC360˚ posts a picture on the blog and asks you to provide the caption. The staff gets in on the action too... Which viewer will write the best caption and ‘Beat 360˚?’

So we’ll see you Monday – give it your best caption– and we hope to send you a t-shirt really soon!

Filed under: Beat 360° • David M. Reisner
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Kristien,Antwerp, Belgium

    Man, I could have had 3 cool t-shirts by now...:(
    Please don't listen to those who want people to only win once, well, at least not until I've had the chance to win "my" t-shirt!
    (can you also do a "I'm the Beat 360 Queen" t-shirt? ;p)

    Can't wait until Monday!

    June 21, 2008 at 6:54 pm |
  2. Veronique, BC, Canada

    I'm sure lots of folks would love a Tee like that.
    Great idea, as always!

    And what is so special about Paris anyway!?!

    June 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
  3. Sarah, Canterbury - UK

    What have you done !!!

    The challenge is really out there now. As Paris is only a couple of hours from my home (by train), i'll take the T shirt !

    June 21, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  4. Francine

    Elsa from Canada asks, "Is it 100% cotton?" I'd like to know if it has a union label or if it was made in a sweat shop. Francie

    June 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  5. Kayle, CT

    Haha that is really cool.....

    You don’t have Monkeypox insurance, It comes separately along with all the other animal based ailments, bird flu ect… It can surely come in handy

    June 21, 2008 at 11:38 am |
  6. Pete from Jersey

    If I win i want my own little oil well thank you. Give the shirt to the runner up.

    June 21, 2008 at 9:54 am |
  7. Pete from Jersey

    I really could use some new sneaks , maybe with an A on one and a C on the other, and 360 on the side . Should go well with shirt.

    June 21, 2008 at 9:42 am |
  8. fatiman

    I Won the Beat 360° Challenge” and all I didn`get was this awesome t-shirt!

    June 21, 2008 at 3:03 am |
  9. Phong Le

    That shirt looks like the one Anderson wore when he went to visit Africa except the words were added on.

    June 21, 2008 at 2:02 am |
  10. Don, WA

    "What are some of these players talking about? What could be more "elevated" than The Beat 360 caption contest?
    I want my t-shirt...I want my t-shirt...I want my t-shirt...I want my t-shirt...I want my t-shirt...I want my t-shirt: All work and no play makes Don a dull boy."

    June 21, 2008 at 12:13 am |
  11. Terri from Atlanta

    Ron, Good luck to you on your diet. I have 6 pounds to my goal and it is not easy. You can do it!

    June 21, 2008 at 12:12 am |
  12. steve

    The t-shirts should be a light color with black letters.Too hot for summer months.

    June 20, 2008 at 11:46 pm |
  13. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    David, I won 2 days ago(the 2 seals)! How about a retroactive T-shirt?

    June 20, 2008 at 11:03 pm |
  14. Ron San Bruno,ca

    OK OK, so I have no life from Monday thru Friday because I live for Beat . I use that time to be on a diet, no food only bottled water and that damn picture of the day, driving me crazy . I never really cared about being a winner oh well Im lying about that . It was fun , I was looking for . And time to achieve my goal weight . Now its pressure , pressure Chocolate bar, Hot Tomale's in the 8oz box And a bottled water and the pressure is on with the next blog .So why did you put those damn Tee's on the plate . Now we'll all be trying to hack one another to pieces . just to win those damn Tee's. Let the game's begin .

    June 20, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  15. Ed Sidney, Oh

    (IF) I win, could I have mine autographed, by all the Beat 360 staff and crew? You could use a white paint pen.

    Will we have to give an acceptance speech?

    I'm so nervous, I don't think I'll be able to sleep all weekend. Ohhh, The preassure of it all. Now I probably won't be able to think of a thing come Monday. Darn, you and your T-Shirt look what you have done to me.
    I can see it now: The guy who had a chance to win a Beat 360 T-Shirt and lost it all, under pressure. LIVE ON LARRY KING

    June 20, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  16. meg , Toronto Canada

    I hope blue isn't the only colour a pink one would be nice~

    June 20, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Jolene

    It seems like it’s a 50/50 chance just for my caption to get posted, let alone win. Hmmm. I suppose I’ll keep trying then. I mean who wouldn’t want a Beat 360 T-shirt? 😉

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    June 20, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  18. Phil

    Can I take my wife with me to Paris? I promise to wear the T-shirt when I get there.

    June 20, 2008 at 9:49 pm |
  19. Ed Sidney, Oh

    Kathy S. Thanks for the compliment I think......lol

    I'm glad you guys and gals finally came around to my idea of giving away a prize. Now that you have one, I probably won't stand a chance.
    Erica, I'm counting on you to help me out here, I don't think Anderson likes me......lol

    Another Idea: At the end of the year, have a drawing with ALL the winners in, and the winner gets a (full tank of gas,) or $ equivalent.

    Good Luck All, Keep up the good work CNN and everyone. Take Care
    Ed Freisthler (Pronounced) Fris-teller with a long i

    June 20, 2008 at 9:39 pm |
  20. Dori in AZ

    So, David, winning during this week won't count? Darn. The price one pays for showing up early....

    June 20, 2008 at 9:34 pm |
  21. Elsa, Canada

    Now, THAT is cool. Is it 100% cotton? lol

    June 20, 2008 at 9:30 pm |
  22. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I would always have time for Paris! Although I would prefer a trip to see the mountain gorillas.

    I would love a t-shirt, but I have to agree with Loomis, I would prefer something a little more "elevated" than the caption contest.

    June 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm |
  23. Dori in AZ

    You realize, of course, that then I'll have to stop to explain to everyone at the stock shop what the Beat 360* challenge is....

    June 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm |
  24. EJ (USA)

    I'd rather have a shirt that has a picture of Anderson on it. One of those pictures that shows his strong arms. In fact, if you can make a night shirt like that, I will probably buy one. It has to be comfortable though.

    June 20, 2008 at 9:23 pm |
  25. michelle: Ont,Canada

    Hey Great shirts I can see myself in one right now ! A medium size blue or red whould be great!

    June 20, 2008 at 9:21 pm |
  26. Ron San Bruno,ca

    See what happens when you have a simple innocent idea . One minute they love you . The next minute you have an agenda . That 's America . Thank God or Whoever's responsible . Oh yes and thank you Anderson for looking on the bright side of life, when you can . and giving us a forum where we can all laugh together .

    June 20, 2008 at 9:18 pm |
  27. michelle: Ont,Canada

    I have been faithfull and loyal since the beginining please give Michelle a chance! Won't you please Anderson?

    June 20, 2008 at 9:11 pm |
  28. Dori in AZ

    How do you guys feel about throwing in a coupon for a gallon of diesel?

    June 20, 2008 at 9:11 pm |
  29. Joseph M.

    I won the Beat 360 a few weeks ago, that counts right?????? haha

    June 20, 2008 at 9:10 pm |
  30. michelle: Ont,Canada

    Wow I wish with all my might that you would please pick my caption
    Oh ,please, please with sugar on top beacause after all Anderson is the sweetest guy on tv!

    June 20, 2008 at 9:10 pm |
  31. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Cool Tee~Can the past winners have one too? I have been so faithful! 🙂
    If not, I'll take the trip to Paris 😉
    I love you guys!

    June 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm |
  32. sara.Ro

    This week many brilliant ideas at CNN .
    The Tshirt is brand new or...:)

    June 20, 2008 at 9:04 pm |
  33. Kathy S

    Can't the rest of us get one that says "I couldn't beat Joey"? (or maybe Ed?)

    June 20, 2008 at 9:03 pm |
  34. Monika

    I don't like t-shirts with writing on them, so I think you can keep these for now. The only t-shirt with writing I would wear (and die for) is one that says, "Anderson Cooper loves ME!" LOL

    June 20, 2008 at 9:02 pm |
  35. maureen o. from california

    Now I just need to figure out my size. hmmm. large.... xlarge. make it xlarge for me, even if its to large for me I'll just sleep in it.

    June 20, 2008 at 8:57 pm |
  36. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Will we have a choice of colors .

    June 20, 2008 at 8:57 pm |
  37. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Im 62 ,240 lbs and where XXxL with man boob's will they come in all sizes .

    June 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm |
  38. Janna

    Every time I contribute to the Beat 360 my partner asks me why I'm working for CNN for free...hahaha... now he can't say anything. BTW, he got me a CNN hat for Valentine's Day (which I love) so if I win, I'll be well accessorized 🙂

    June 20, 2008 at 8:52 pm |
  39. Ron San Bruno,ca

    OK Anderson . who designed it ?

    June 20, 2008 at 8:52 pm |
  40. Tracey - Boston

    I'll take Paris
    I'll tag along with the Planet In Peril team!’

    But I will settle for t-shirt!!!


    June 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm |
  41. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Well let's see how China will make everyone with 7.95 a winner .

    June 20, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  42. Ron San Bruno,ca

    The beat 360 Coffee Table Book , will be in store's for christmas , so make me some money, and a chance at your fifteen seconds of fame .wouldn't that be sweet ?

    June 20, 2008 at 8:46 pm |
  43. Kathy S

    I want one.... I want one......I really, really want one!

    Ok, as second pick...I'll take the trip with the Planet in Peril team. I'll buy my own insurance.

    June 20, 2008 at 8:25 pm |
  44. Cindy

    I wondered why you all didn't do this all along! I mean they have the IReport tee so why not this one.

    But I hope that you all are setting up rules. I mean you can't have the exact same people winning all of the time. I'm just sayin...


    June 20, 2008 at 8:07 pm |
  45. Bryan

    I watch Anderson all the time. Can't I have a t-shirt anyway and pretend I won?

    Chicago, IL

    June 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  46. Fay, CA

    head to the gym, train all weekend… this isn’t a game!

    Well, you had me until you mentioned exercising.

    Nice looking t-shirts though.

    June 20, 2008 at 7:55 pm |
  47. Lilibeth

    Ooooh, but I'd love to be part of the Planet in Peril team, or the AC360 team for that matter! Oh well, I guess for now I'll be happy with a t-shirt...

    June 20, 2008 at 7:51 pm |
  48. Loomis

    I DO have time for the trip to Paris.

    I'm still waiting for the free accordion lesson I won on Aaron Brown's "NewNight" program.

    Can't you provide a contest that's a little more elevated than the crummy caption contest???

    June 20, 2008 at 7:47 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar

    Hi David!!!
    Good idea!!!! I love beat360!!! it made me laugh, I have to find funny caption, I will ready for this beat360 next Monday!!!!! I am so exciting and can't wait beat 360 next Monday, If I will win or not, No T-shirt for me or win T-shirt next Monday, I agree with you David!!!! See you tonight and next Monday! 🙂
    Megan D.
    Shoreline, Wa

    June 20, 2008 at 7:40 pm |
  50. Roweena, Seattle

    the t-shirt looks great....and paris, no time for that!

    June 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm |
1 2