View Full Version : OH MY GOSH!! My first big one!!!
December 17th, 2003, 6:43am
Boy have I had a great week!! Lots of goodies have come in the mail! Then last night, getting ready to head out the door and UPS brings 2 deliveries, one box of goodies from the THYMES sweeps and an envelope saying that I am the GRAND prize winner in this sweeps, the trip to Hawaii!!!! I am freaking out! Meanwhile my 11 year old son, who was thrilled, was complaining that we were going to be late for his basketball game!! I have to figure this one out, I am DEATHLY afraid of flying, esp. a long, over the water flight like this!! ACH!! It's a no-brainer for husband and kids! I wasn't even really trying for this prize, I wanted the camcorder! But, I think I will just take lots of Valium and do it!! :cheer7:
Minute Maid Best of Summer 2003
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Grand Prize: 7 day/6 Night vacation for 4 to Hawaii and $2,800 spending money (ARV $15,000).
First Prize (3): Personal Watercraft ($8,599).
Second Prize (25): Digital Camcorder ($850).
Third Prize (5,000): Zagat Best of Summer Guide ($12).
Fourth Prize (5,000): Coupon for a 12 pack of Minute Mide Lemonade, Minute Maid Soda or Nestea Cool ($5.89).
Comments: The second chance can be entered only once per day. Only the grand prize will be awarded if it goes unclaimed.
Instant Win: Limit 10 valid and 10 invalid code entries per day. To claim an instant win prize, You must send in the winning bottle cap.
official rules Open to residents of the U.S. 13+
expires Monday, December 1, 2003 @ 5:30pm ET Started 6/29/03 - Submitted 7/01/03
December 17th, 2003, 7:04am
Congrats on the win!
December 17th, 2003, 7:37am
WHOO HOO! What a great vacation you will have!
December 17th, 2003, 9:30am
Congrats on your great win! Hope you enjoy it!
:smile7: :smile7: :smile7:
December 17th, 2003, 9:36am
Congrats on a great win
December 17th, 2003, 10:22am
Congrats on your win! :dance:
December 17th, 2003, 10:59am
Great win - a trip for FOUR to Hawaii!!!
Take that valium and go, girl!
December 17th, 2003, 4:07pm
Congrats!!!!!! :gvibes: :jet: :cheer7:
December 17th, 2003, 4:10pm
Wow, what a fabulous win - Congrats & ALOHA! :jet:
:jump: :cheer7: :jump:
December 17th, 2003, 10:19pm
Super win! Congrats and really enjoy yourself! You earned it.. :cheer3: :cheer3:
December 17th, 2003, 11:17pm
:jump: :cheer: Super Congrat's!!
December 18th, 2003, 1:03am
congrats. I entered that daily for months. Glad you posted it, so I know the winner. Thanks
December 18th, 2003, 3:38am
December 18th, 2003, 3:50am
Awesome win!!! Congratulations and I hope you have lots of fun!!! :cool:
December 18th, 2003, 7:57am
Congrats on a wondeful win....relax & enjoy the trip with your family, it will be a real "memory maker" ! :jet:
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December 18th, 2003, 10:34am
The 3 V's to beating flying phobias. Valium + Vodka = Victory :laugh:
Congratulations and you will be fine, I promise.
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December 18th, 2003, 10:36am
congrats on your fantastic win llclark :cheer3: :cheer10:
December 18th, 2003, 1:54pm
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
December 19th, 2003, 2:30am
Gotta love even the little ones---I am in FL- so I sure am waiting on that big one that we are even qualified to have! lol. This will be so neat!
December 19th, 2003, 4:51am
I love the 3 V's theory! I actually might have to take something even stronger! I'm so pathetic, that if it weren't for my kids being sooo excited about this, I don't know if I could go. MAJOR claustrophobic thing. Well now the more I'm looking into this and have checked the hotel online, I AM getting SOOO excited about it. This is a trip that we NEVER would be taking without this win, so off we go! At least I have 7 months to "gear up" for it, and "test" out all the meds that will put me in la-la land! Thanks, everyone!
December 19th, 2003, 6:17am
The 3 V's to beating flying phobias. Valium + Vodka = Victory :laugh:
You might want to try one or the other....not both! :laugh:
Actually, on a more serious note, if you're really afraid of flying I've got what I think is the best book EVER on the subject - Flying Without Fear by Duane Brown.
For years I was quite possibly one of the worst flyers ever. I was so bad my husband wouldn't even sit next to me on the plane when we flew! :laugh:
Anyway, my sister bought me this book and it truly changed my life! Not only does it go into the whole physiology (sp?) of fear, (including the fact that vodka OR valium might actually make your feelings of fear worse!) it takes you step by step through every noise the plane makes throughout the entire flight. Each time one of those little bells goes "ding" you'll know exactly why! It's also got silly little exercises, that really work, to help relieve your anxiety.
I really can't recommend this book enough. I've given it to some other fearful flyers as well and they agreed - BEST BOOK EVER! :jet: :cheer7: :jet:
Anyway, congrats on a great win and good luck with your flight! :)
December 19th, 2003, 7:00am
Gabyzee, thanks soo much! My sister, who is in the hospital, was talking to one of the doctors about this and I think that is the book he strongly recommended that I read. She wasn't sure of the exact name or author, but it sounded like the one you mentioned. I am getting it today!! I have such severe fear, even though the trip is 7 months away, I'm already freaking out!! My family has always been irritated with my fear, because it has kept us from doing some great things! It has been a BIG problem. Sooo, here I go and I will work hard to make this work! Thanks so much! :) :jet:
December 19th, 2003, 7:31am
Fabulous win....have the time of your life!!!! :smile9: :jet:
December 19th, 2003, 5:52pm
Congrats on a fantastic win :supstar: Enjoy :supstar:
December 19th, 2003, 10:55pm
WTG! Congratulations! Have fun in Hawaii! :cheer7: :cheer7:
December 20th, 2003, 5:37pm
Preserverance pays off. You will love Hawaii.
December 20th, 2003, 11:53pm
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, HAVE FUN IN THE SUN! :cheer7: :cheer7:
December 22nd, 2003, 9:15pm
Hey you are a sweeper- Whatever it takes right? Valium it is...They are nice to me...lol.
December 24th, 2003, 10:02am
Awesome win. Congrats.
December 24th, 2003, 10:29am
December 24th, 2003, 8:40pm
How much are the taxes you need to pay on a win like this?
I'm almost kinda scared to get a big win cause I don't know about having the money to pay the taxes on it.
December 24th, 2003, 8:50pm
Well, we considered this after receiving the affy. The trips ARV is $15,000, but have heard that we can probably get that down if we can prove that we could have made the trip for less. So have to do searches for flight prices, prices for the hotel, car etc. I guess we are supposed to add the amount to our total income. We figure that we would never be able to take a trip like this with just the amount we would pay in taxes. I did ask if there was a cash substitution, but they said no. I had 10 days to either accept or decline so just made a quick decision and decided to do it. Technically I can still turn it down if I do it well before the trip (we decided to go in July). So I still really have a few months to change my mind, but don't think I will, my kids would murder me!
December 24th, 2003, 8:52pm
Oh, and it also includes $2,800 cash, so hopefully we wouldn't go crazy with the spending and put some away.
December 24th, 2003, 9:00pm
Thanks! I guess you pay the taxes when you file your income tax, right?
Oh I forgot to say Congrats!!
I keep telling my hubby I'm gonna win us a car cause we really need one! :)
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Shop from your seat and not on your feet!
December 26th, 2003, 7:51am
Congrats! Great win :cheer7: :cheer7: :cheer7:
December 26th, 2003, 3:41pm
Congratulations! What an incredible win. I hope you and your family have a great time!!!
December 27th, 2003, 12:08am
Great win.Enjoy :cheer7: :mad2: :cheer7: :cheer7: :cheer7: :cheer7: :jump:
December 27th, 2003, 1:30pm
Good Job! :cheer7: :cheer7:
December 27th, 2003, 6:01pm
Congratulations!!! What a great win!!! :cheer7: :jump: :cheer7:
December 28th, 2003, 3:30am
:clap: :cheer: Congratulations llclark! Fabulous win! Enjoy! :cheer: :clap:
December 28th, 2003, 6:10pm
January 4th, 2004, 12:09am
:jump: Awesome win!
January 4th, 2004, 10:05am
Congratulations!!!!! I'm not a big fan of flying myself, but this will be a trip you will all remember for a lifetime! I think you did the right thing by accepting - once in a while, you just have to throw caution to the wind and go for it! Have a great time!!!!
January 4th, 2004, 10:09am
I say congratulations to anyone who wins anything. May you be blessed to win many more. :toot:
January 4th, 2004, 10:22am
January 4th, 2004, 6:42pm
:cheer10: :jet: :jet: Don't let the small stuff keep you from going!!! Enjoy your win :cheer7: :cheer7: :cheer7:
January 13th, 2004, 11:23am
WOW!!! Great job!!
January 14th, 2004, 9:08am
:cheer7: :cheer7: C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S :cheer7: :cheer7: