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Old September 4th, 2006, 09:09 PM
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Have you ever won a contest: Dreamed of Dick Clark or Ed McMahon, knocking on your door?

I have won some small prizes over the years, but the BIG ONE
has yet to come. I am a charter member of the Publishers Clearing House, simce my first son, was born, back in 1970, when people said Publishers what??? So I figure I am due.....I must get emails 10 times a week, and since I can remember cutting and licking all the stamps for years, to do it by email is a snap! if I do win, you can count on being invited along on the "Pearl of a Girl Cruise" Sound good?

So, did you win a cruise, a shopping spree, or the booby prize?
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Old September 4th, 2006, 09:44 PM
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Hi Trip!

The only thing I've ever won was a skateboard! This was in 1970 something!

DH did win at bingo once on our last cruise, but he wouldn't share his winning's with me and I'm sure they went into the casino that night!

According to PCH I've been a member since 1971 and I've never won anything .

I'll be waiting for your invite to the "Pearl of a Girl Cruise" !
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On our cruise in June, in the early afternoon I won $120.00 playing bingo and then I won $1500.00 on the last bingo of the cruise. WHAT A WAY TO END A CRUISE!!!!
It was the first time I had ever won anything.

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years ago, I entered a contest about popcorn. We were young and newly in the military, and as the saying goes, didn't have a pot to pee in. Anyway I won. 50 lbs of uncooked pop corn. Do you know how much that is. We ate popcorn, we decorated with P.C we covered our front lawn with it, when the snow didn't come for Christmas. It took me years to enjoy the stuff again.

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Old September 4th, 2006, 10:50 PM
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Lu,
That is too funny..I won popcorn too...I enetered a contest and promptly forgot about it...I came home one day, to find a pakage waiting for me..It was a big tub of flavored popcorn..3 or 4 flavors..It lasted significantly less than yours did
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You'll like this one! 15 years ago I won a weekend cruise for 2 on RCCL to the bahamas in a sales contest and never took it! How stupid is that?
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I forgot to mention. I also stuffed our Thanksgiving turkey with the uncooked pop corn. We didn't have money for stuffing, and the turkey was given to us. We had a happy dancing turkey that year. You could hear it say shoosh, pop, shoosh, pop. It turned out good, because the pop corn had butter.

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You'll like this one! 15 years ago I won a weekend cruise for 2 on RCCL to the bahamas in a sales contest and never took it! How stupid is that?
I'm embarrassed for you!

Older and wiser, I see.
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On our last cruise (Infinity), I won the slot tournament. Got $622 in cash, a trophy, and a t-shirt.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 09:58 PM
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Trip, I threw the envelopes away for years, not even opening them. I started sending them finally in 1980, and like you, I have licked many a stamp and envelope.

I do like the e-mail ones, although I still get the occasional one in the mail.

Maybe You, Fern or I will "win the big one" this year.

I did win $1500.00 on a penny slot maching last week in Lost Wages, Nevada. doggroomer has me beat with the extra $120 though.

COME ON PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE........ GIVE IT UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Once I won a trip to Memphis. All expenses paid. I had not seen my friend that lives in Texas for a long time. I had the extra ticket sent to her and we met in Memphis and had a great time. The prize also included a tour of Graceland. Another time there was a contest to guess the number of candies in the jar. I hit it right on the nose and won a snowboard!!! Imagine that...........Me on a snowboard!!!.............NOT!!!!


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no biggie prizes, we won our parish picnic raffle about a month ago $100.00
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I won $60 bucks in Las Vegas once.

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We won a 24 karat, plastic ship on a stick last year on Valor

Other than that, we won $1000 at a sports club raffle. A friend of ours won a free 7 day cruise during bingo on his Valor cruise...... lucky duck


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I won my my wife playing the game of love.Best thing that ever happened to me! She won a Pepsi Cola shopping spree way back in the 1960's.
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I won a call-in-the-answer radio trivia contest way back in 1984. The prizes were a T-Shirt, a coffee mug and a bumper sticker with the radio station logo. The T-Shirt wore out long ago, the bumper sticker fell off someplace, but, I still have the coffee mug!

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I won a gold watch from Readers Digest ( sorry CC. I did not know where to put the apostrophe) Had the gold Pegasus in the middle. I think it was worth about $125.00. That's about it. There was a neighbor about 3/4 mile down the road won the $10,000.00 prize from the Prize Patrol. That was 2 yrs ago. That is as close as I will ever get to Ed.
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