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11/16/11

I won the 2012 Marlboro "Rock the Ranch" sweepstake!

      Omg! Omg! Omg! This is the biggest win I have ever had, way better than the atari I won last year. Yesterday morning between getting two different product party packs (which I will post about later) and a box of free cookies from bzzagent.com delivered by my wonderful mailman who probably dislikes me because he has to carry large boxes to my door every other day, I got a knock on the door from the fedex man who handed me a large urgent express envelope.....I wasn't expecting this....when I opened it there was a pretty envelope that said The Marlboro Ranch Pre-Trip Documents on the front and inside was a letter saying Congratulations you are a potential winner for a 4 -day/3 night ALL expense paid trip for you and a guest to a ranch in Montana! 
     There were all kinds of forms and release forms to fill out and have notarized and a prepaid express return envelope. This all sounded too good to be true and 5 minutes after opening it I had to rush to the dentist for an appointment making me wonder if it was true which made my deep cleaning seem like it was taking forever. When I got home I did some quick research and realized this is for real. I quickly filled out my paperwork and had my husband fill out his guest forms then we went to a notary (where I mumbled a lot and looked like a stroke victim because they had numbed one side of my mouth at the dentist) and signed it and then strait to the fedex store and sent it back. 
      Now I just have to wait 2-6 WEEKS for them to confirm my age and info then set up my flight and trip info. I have seen a lot of the people that are winning the 2012 Marlboro winter ranch trip got an email with an rsvp number. I didn't get an rsvp email I remember getting a postcard type ad in the mail with a reference number on it to enter the sweepstake that I remember calling in and thinking I'm not gonna win but it's worth a try eh. to be continued.....

....... CONTINUED ........

       The first letter said that the background check could take up to 4-6 weeks but luckily I didn't have to wait that long. I got my second set of forms exactly two weeks from the day that I had gotten the first and sent it back. And of course I also got this delivery mere minutes before my second dentist appointment. Upon opening this fedex envelope I found a letter of congratulations along with more forms to fill out asking me to rank which activities I would like to participate in most. These activities are zipline adventure, snowmobile intro, snowmobile adventure, archery adventure, and dog-sledding. I am so afraid of heights but I also really want to do the zipline adventure for some reason. When in Rome I guess. The other form asked about my smoking preferences and hat, shoe, and jacket sizes. From what I have heard from previous winners they hook you up with some great gear. This is awesome for me now that I live in Idaho with snow that I am so not used to or prepared for so it will be great for me to get some good cold weather gear that I really didn't want to spend the money on for myself. ( I really have to stop wearing flip flops to take my daughter to school in the mornings now that it is getting down to 16* but old habits die hard.)
     In my letter it says I will be departing for Montana on January 15, 2012 and returning January 18, 2012 and I should receive my plane tickets and a check for $750 to cover the taxes from winning by the beginning of January.  EEEEKKK! I am so excited! This is really a dream come true to be able to take a vacation like this with my husband and not have to worry about any cost.
      For those of you that are reading this because you got a letter delivered CONGRATS and I found a facebook page here for the 2012 winter winners to get together and share and ask each other questions........ TO BE CONTINUED...............

24 comments:

  1. I got the same thing. I received a postcard. Called the number...entered the sweepstakes. And Wednesday of this week, I had the package delivered to my house with all the forms to complete. It went out via FedEX today. I'm super stoked and ready for my amazing adventure. This is a trip of a lifetime!

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  2. I was the same as you guys... only today i got a confirmation letter that our paperwork was all complete and I am an official winner... It says they will be in contact with me to make travel arrangements :) yay!

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  3. same this happened to my roommate, he is now waiting on a confermation of the paperwork that they sent him.

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  4. I just received my paper work today and it said they had to receive it by the 8th fedex tried to deliver it friday but I wasnt home I am soooo excited

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  5. I won the trip too. My husband and I leave Jan 19th to the 24th. I can't wait...but sad they wont let us ride the horses in that time of year. And I have to figure out how to get myself on the plane...lol...don't like them at all. Coming from Cleveland Ohio!

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  6. I was really hoping to get to ride horses too :(
    but I think you can still see and pet them :) I am so anxious to get going!

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  7. Coming from California Sacramento that is. bringing my sister from another mister...its going to be fun mailed out the packet a week ago after seeing the notary. Can wait so excited.

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  8. Waiting for my plane tixx and bonus check as well. Going Jan 8th till 12th. Im super scared of the zip line. Looking forward to the dog sleding though. Coming from New York!- Shell

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  9. We just sent in our first fedex package...I can't wait to get the next one and find out when we get to go!!! I can't believe this is real!!! How Amazing! My Husband and I have not had a trip alone in over 4 years! Going to be AWESOME!

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  10. My husband and I won too! We just got the packet on the 23rd and sent it out the next day! We are so excited! We weren't sure if it was real either because I forgot he entered the contest haha.

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  11. I have a question. I received the pre documents stating that I am a potential winner and the package requested that me and a guest fill out the paper work and have a few documents notarized. We went the documents back and according to the tracking number the package arrived yesterday around 9:00am.

    What I was wondering is how do you know if you are an actual winner or not?

    I'm so anxious to know if me and my momma won!

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  12. Yay Congrats Melanie!!! At this point you ARE a winner assuming you qualify legally which you likely do. There is a chance that they could cash you out but that is their choice if they over booked. I gotta say that I am jealous I so want to go on the summer trip. You are going to enjoy this like nothing else and miss it when it's gone. Let me know how it goes.

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  13. Are you kidding me? If what you're saying is true then I am extremely excited. I had this strong feeling that we did win. I would like to thank you for the information. I guess we will just see what happens from here and if this dream does come true I will definitely let you know how it goes. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures. :)

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  14. How long until I know something? The documents had to be sent back by the 23rd of this month and they arrived around 9:00 on that date so I was curious to know how long it will be until we hear something back. AHH! So anxious! We have never been on a vacation like this.

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  15. I think it took 4 long weeks til I got my second pack asking for my shoe, jacket, and hat size and which activities we wanted to do. I know for some people it did take longer to hear back. Either way it will feel like an eternity. They will also call you around the time you receive the next pack to confirm the flight dates they choose for you. All the staff there are so wonderful and amazing. http://luckbeababytonight.blogspot.com/2012/01/im-ready-to-go-to-marlboro-ranch.html

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  16. thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions and concerns. i'm just paranoid that this might be too good to be true.
    not that i think this is a scam by any means. i just don't want to get our hopes up and not end up winning the trip. i would be so disappointed.
    not for me but for my mother. she loves mountains and the country side so this would literally be a dream vacation for her. when i received the
    pre-trip documents and seen the ranch with the mountains on the big envelope that contained the documents she was the first guest to pop into my head. i even chose her over my boyfriend who i love too death... don't get me wrong. i feel bad about it but honestly she deserves this more than anyone i know and i would feel so incredibly happy and grateful knowing that i could share this experience with her. we were curious of one more
    thing. do you remember how much the taxes were that you had to pay? i seen that people were given a check but is it to cover the entire amount
    of the taxes? i would hate to spend it and not be able to pay the taxes.

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  17. Well it's official. We have WON!!!! I'm so excited. :D July 21st-24th.

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  18. I do not have insurance... am i still eligible to enter? Im unable to fill out the medical release part in the form.

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  19. you do not need to have insurance. me and my mom don't have any type of insurance.

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  20. I won one as well, I so can't wait till September gets here! :~D

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  22. I just found out that I won yesterday and sent my paperwork back already. Now waiting on the dates and praying we are available and able to get off work when they tell us we have to go. I hope the time flies by so I can get the dates!

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  23. I won at a bar and i was so surprised because i was just about to quit smoking but i guess not. Listening to everyones story it sounds legit i cant wait to get the postcard in the mail !!!!!

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  24. I got my first electronic cigarette kit from VistaVapors, and I must admit they have the best kits.

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