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Geocaching contest in Olmsted County

 
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mazzmn
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:09 pm    Post subject: Geocaching contest in Olmsted County Reply with quote

Trying to get the word out that Olmsted County Public Health is sponsoring a Geocaching Challenge as a way to get people out enjoying the many trails in the area. Find 1 to 8 caches in the series and register for the grand prize drawing. Prizes include a Garmin Dakota, iPod Nano, Canon camera and sporting good certificate. Details here
https://sites.google.com/site/trailstotreasure
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.


Why didn't you receive them?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.


Why didn't you receive them?


We got three of the four we won. But of the three, two we had to call and call and beg. The fourth one we never did get.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completed the Olmsted County challenge yesterday. Markedly easier than completing the Great River Road Challenge Wink
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.


Why didn't you receive them?


We got three of the four we won. But of the three, two we had to call and call and beg. The fourth one we never did get.


But was there a reason they weren't sending you the 3rd/4th? Why did you have to beg etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.


Interesting. There was a GRR contest for 2011 too. The minimum finds was for two states. I happen to have qyalifying finds for MN and IA and got my form faxed tonight with 45 minutes to spare. Deadline was by end of Labor Day (today).

Perhaps I might get lucky again.

2011 Great River Road Geocaching Event


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
bflentje wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.


Why didn't you receive them?


We got three of the four we won. But of the three, two we had to call and call and beg. The fourth one we never did get.


But was there a reason they weren't sending you the 3rd/4th? Why did you have to beg etc.


The contest was sponsored by the Great River Road Association, which is nothing more than a Chamber of Commerce type of organization for the river states. Once the contest was over and they did the drawings, the GRRA left the actual awards up to the members from each state. I suspect some of them had no earthly idea why they'd have to put together a prize package and send it to some schmuk in Rosemount, MN.
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
bflentje wrote:
timewellspent wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Finally, prizes for finding geocaches.

I hope that the award and prize system goes a lot better than the Great River Road Comimission's annual contest. Between Norvina and myself, we won prizes for 4 out of 10 states. We only actually recieved prizes for three states and one of those we had to beg for.


Why didn't you receive them?


We got three of the four we won. But of the three, two we had to call and call and beg. The fourth one we never did get.


But was there a reason they weren't sending you the 3rd/4th? Why did you have to beg etc.


The contest was sponsored by the Great River Road Association, which is nothing more than a Chamber of Commerce type of organization for the river states. Once the contest was over and they did the drawings, the GRRA left the actual awards up to the members from each state. I suspect some of them had no earthly idea why they'd have to put together a prize package and send it to some schmuk in Rosemount, MN.


LOL, I see. So what did you end up receiving as your prize from the 3 that did pay up?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET. My 7 year old daughter Laura got an email today saying that she was one of the winners. Not sure what she won yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never sent in my card...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNREAL, my eldest daughter won as well. Knowing there were over 1100 submissions, the odds calculate to be about 1 in 19,000 that any two random people would win a prize.

Laura won an iPod Nano.
Molly won a 26" adult bike.

I won 8 extra geocache finds. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
UNREAL, my eldest daughter won as well. Knowing there were over 1100 submissions, the odds calculate to be about 1 in 19,000 that any two random people would win a prize.

Laura won an iPod Nano.
Molly won a 26" adult bike.

I won 8 extra geocache finds. Wink


AWESOME!
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