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  Old  November 7th, 2007, 3:16pm     #1
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2008 Rates and BOOK NOW!!!
I wanted to take a much needed rest until the first of the year before jumping back into the next convention. As the Laws of Attraction have it, 2008 has fallen at my door and said "Take It Now"!!
As some of you know the Casino will be opened which is just down the street from where our hotel is. Thinking no doubt that the prices of things will skyrocket, I was in a bind as to what to do. I already saw that the prices for rooms had increased, etc.

I am was "given" a block of 80 rooms Friday and Saturday only, and the discounted rate for Thursday and Sunday as long as there were rooms available. The discounted rate is $105 plus tax per night. The food prices only increased a reasonable amount (knowing the restaurant business they were reasonable and generous here).
So, all I ask is that you start reserving your hotel rooms by calling the hotel directly at 717 469-1554 and tell them you will be attending the 2008 Northeast Mini Sweepstakes Convention. I do not have registration sheets printed out yet so in the interum please continue to send me the emails that you plan on attending. The pre-registration rate will be $125 per person and I will tweak it going forward if I have to after I see the entire budget. I am limiting it to 200 this year. Since 75 have already emailed me, I feel comfortable that this will be obtainable number. We reached 185 this year and 238 in 2006.
Again, I am not prepared for taking funds yet, but with another group trying to get our room and booking hotel rooms, and with the great rates they gave me, I have to put it out now. Poor, poor Rob hasn't even gotten the word yet. Hopefully he is reading the boards from work.
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  Old  November 8th, 2007, 1:51pm     #2
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The dates are correct Hershey Dates - October 17-19, 2008
Just so you all know the dates that are posted in Carols posting are in fact correct. I believe that she wanted to move it from Halloween wknd. Moreover, I think she told me that there was something going on during our original intended dates. I just wanted to take a moment and clarify this so that you aren`t confused by the dates. If I can help you in anyway PM me. THANKS

Hershey Dates - October 17-19, 2008

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  Old  November 8th, 2007, 5:55pm     #3
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I want to go SO bad! That weekend is my daughter's 16th birthday and she wants a big party that weekend. I'll try to convince her to move it to the following week!

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  Old  November 22nd, 2007, 7:46pm     #4
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  Old  November 24th, 2007, 11:04am     #5
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Its important...
To make sure you go and book your room at the Holiday Inn as soon as you can. Although, the Mini is a differant wknd this year you don`t want to wait until the last minute to book your room. Rooms went very quickly last time around, although towards the end the hotel had some cancelations, you really don`t want to hold out for that and hope to get a room etc. As far as I am aware, booking our rooms at the Holiday Inn helps offset some of the extras etc. I`m not 100% positive on that one but I am sure Mr P-Lift Rob will correct me if needed.

$105 plus tax per night isn`t a bad deal at all, you don`t have to worry about driving or being late etc....You always have the option of rooming with friends. Also if you can request a fridge, for $5 a day its nice to have.

I`ve started a coin jar already for next years mini!!
Can`t wait to see you there...,.

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  Old  November 25th, 2007, 9:54pm     #6
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Aimee is correct in that we do get credits for "each night" that is booked through the Holiday Inn to help reduce the cost of the banquet room rental fee. Please consider booking there before deciding on another hotel or drving back and forth from home. The more rooms we get booked, the more money there is for prizes!!

This hotel has 3 huge banquet rooms all going for the same sleeping rooms which is why we are asking that you book your hotel room now!! I cannot hold any more rooms than the 80 that we have on hold until they are all taken.

Thanks and see you there!!!
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  Old  November 25th, 2007, 11:31pm     #7
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The 19th is the day before my birthday! I must really consider this as a gift to myself!
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  Old  November 26th, 2007, 6:37am     #8
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I looking forward to seeing you there again next year......counting on you to help with the Hershey Bonanza now that you know the ropes!!!!!! Plus you'll probably want to celebrate kicking my butt in the Amazing Race thing. A we'll have Rabio do a birthday dance for you and Deb D. (her birthday is in October too!!!)
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  Old  November 26th, 2007, 12:25pm     #9
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Rabio!!
Birthday Dance!! I say we get a poster of Rabio made and an easel to put it on!! We could start chanting Rabio.... until he makes an entrance LOL

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  Old  January 29th, 2008, 9:35pm     #10
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I just checked out the MiniSweepstakes Site - As someone new to sweepstakes I was wondering if someone could tell me a little more about the events of the weekend - Thanks.
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  Old  January 29th, 2008, 11:35pm     #11
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I just checked out the MiniSweepstakes Site - As someone new to sweepstakes I was wondering if someone could tell me a little more about the events of the weekend - Thanks.
This thread should help ya

http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com...d.php?t=644807
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  Old  January 30th, 2008, 1:34am     #12
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Thanks for posting that link KB.

These mini conventions are perfect for you guys new to sweeping. Where else can you find a place to go for an entire weekend with fellow sweepers and have your questions answered face to face!! Some people are very shy about posting questions on the forums. At these sometimes the questions are answered before you even know it. Plus there's always the put the questions down on paper method. We do plan on having plenty of time for Q&A's for all skill levels of sweeping.



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  Old  April 1st, 2008, 3:35pm     #13
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  Old  April 1st, 2008, 3:40pm     #14
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That's you running to the post office to mail your registration before we sell out; right Kim??
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