Bejeweled Blitz mixes puzzler fun with a thousand dollars' worth of shoes

Bejeweled Blitz and Zappos contest
Bejeweled Blitz and Zappos contest

Every now and then, Bejeweled Blitz offers a weekly tourney where players are chosen by luck of the draw to win some serious real-world prizes -- everything from an iPod Touch to a Mazda sedan.

This week, PopCap Games paired up with the mega online shoe retailer,, to offer a $1,000 shopping spree. A VIP membership to the shopping site is also included, though the only perk that comes with that seems to be free, guaranteed overnight shipping.

But in a world where social games tend to offer only virtual goods and charge real money for the privilege, the chance to win some real stuff for free is too good to pass up. Frankly, no one should need an excuse to try one of the greatest puzzler games since Tetris, but hey, if you love shoes and you want to start today, log into Facebook, then click here.