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Mysterious Fed Ex Letters

I've posted a bit here and here about receiving some mysterious fed ex letters.

Y'all know I drink lots of diet pepsi. I've been playing their bottle cap games ever since they started them - the most recent ones have you go to their website and enter the code on the inside top of the bottle cap. They're entries into the drawing to qualify for bigger prizes.

Well, I found out that I am going to be one of the 200 contestants in the Pepsi-Yahoo Play for a Billion Sweepstakes. There will be a single ONE million dollar winner - that person also has a chance to win a BILLION dollars. The 199 other people just get a free trip down to Los Angeles with a 3 night stay at the Manhattan Beach Marriot.

We will be flown to Los Angeles on Friday, September 10th. There will be some Saturday outings - choice of City of Angeles Tour, Santa Monica shopping/Pier, Beach Party or Backlot Studio Tour. I think there is going to be some sort of dinner or banquet that night.

Sunday, there will be the actual "EVENT" as they call it. It will be a taped show - televised on ABC on Sunday night, September 12th. I guess they do one show every year?

I've been debating about telling anybody - only a few people know. I may be "outted" soon, as Pepsi has contacted the local newspaper and they may do a wee news bit on me. (more pr for pepsi...) Reporter has left a phone message, but I haven't called back yet.

I am not sure how to react. Yeah, I dream about winning. Buy my house, I would. I'm making Faith & Liz nuts because I'm not "visualizing" winning. Positive Outlook!!! Karen says I'm being pessimistic. Am I? Realist? One chance in 200.

Wish me luck?

I'll dream.

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ellayn
Jul. 28th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
Ooooh! How exciting!! You say "one chance in 200" as though those are long odds. Those are actually great odds, when you consider other games of chance. I'm rooting for you!

Any idea what the "event" consists of? Trivia? Sheer luck? Faking out your opponents?

Hmmm, how about a special FoL West gathering to cheer you on... is this open to the public? You know how we can rally support. :)
debmats
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
It's going to be SHEER LUCK. The rules and all the notifications state that contestant does not have to do any stunts, answer trivia etc. Contestant may have to make a decision (ie door one or door two? ) under pressure.

A FoL West gathering would have been wonderful, but the audience is limited to contestants + plus one guest each. Thanks anyway! =)
tiggrmish
Jul. 28th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)
Deb that's fantastic. I'll have to make sure watch.

I'm wishing you loads of luck Deb.
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unwritten_words
Jul. 28th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
Woo!
Wow! That is so awesome! I'm visualizing you winning for you. :)

"Deb wins! Deb wins! Deb wins! Deb wins! Deb wins!"

That is so frelling awesome, Deb - wow. I second Elaine's idea. I'd be there. ;)
mat_t
Jul. 28th, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's great Deb! Your DP addiction is finally paying off! *g* Good luck hon, and I'll give you a luck hug when I see you at WorldCon. *g* (and bring my ring!)
tammy_g
Jul. 28th, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
This is just too cool! I'd say 1 in 200 are pretty good odds. Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!!!!
greenmtnboy18
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC)
WHEEE! Deb, that's awesome! Imagine what you could get for the kiddos!!! Wowwowowow...

And the free trip sounds like fun too!
sillermoon
Jul. 28th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!
trektone
Jul. 28th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yow -- congratulations! How exciting!!! Good luck!
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