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Competition - Win a week for 2 in Zermatt with Inghams!

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Competition - Win a week for 2 in Zermatt with Inghams!

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
nbt, No there is no mention of a time scale to claim the prize, i was just asking the question. It does seem a little unfair thought that somebody with 1 post can win a competition, and who is to say they will come back and use the forum now they have won. Mind you, if they do come back, they will have boosted there post count by 100%. Very Happy
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Ricklovesthepowder, I don't see why it's unfair. What would you suggest as a minimum number of posts to qualify to win? If the competition was open to anyone, well it was open to anyone and we all had an equal chance of winning...

I lurk on here far more than I post and although I don't doubt the integrity of the draw system (I don't understand it either wink ) it may have been harder for some people to swallow had one of the mega posters trousered the prize..

Somebody who's never bought a lottery ticket before may win £45m tonight. I've spent thousands on lotto over the years but I can't feel bitter about it.. Evil or Very Mad
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Ricklovesthepowder wrote:
Pamski wrote:
Ricklovesthepowder,
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Will that be happening with this competition?
how do you know that the winner has not claimed the prize?

How do you know they have? Im just asking the question thats all.
Do I detect bickering?... how unlike Snowheads! Laughing Laughing
I expect that we will be told when the prize is claimed. Whoever get the prize, good luck to them.

I cannot understand those that suggest having 1 posting is a problem? Sourgrapes? Everyone that entered had a 1 in 734 chances of winning, so whether they have one post or thousands it's surely not an issue?
The 'what to do' if not claimed in time scenario is interesting though. No doubt admin has it in hand. Whatever happens, it's not on the scale of the failed 'Win a farm worth £500,000 New Covent Garden Soup Competition'. Toofy Grin
If it is redrawn, can the winner number = 198 ? Toofy Grin
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I guess MKValiant does not know of the win yet. Surely, he/she would have posted by now, thanking Inghams, Admin etc and telling us how thrilled/happy/gutted (if he can't go) he is. And who he is taking, how many ski holidays he has had and where he has been, why he joined snowHeads and loads of other stuff WE ALL WANT TO KNOW!
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maggi, maybe he won £45m last night and has bigger fish to fry....! snowHead
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Think this has been a very fair and well run comp, and FraserP, don't get all the fuss about the Covent Garden one, the winning code was out there, a condition of winning was enter it on the website, ovner of winning code didn't meet the conditions so didn't get the prize, isn't that how pretty much every competition works?
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Ricklovesthepowder wrote:
Pamski, Here is another bit of info. The winner is a Huge contributor to Snowheads 1 TOTAL POSTS??? He probably wont even know he has won it!!! Maybe a backup plan is needed to draw another person if the prize goes unclaimed?

Ricklovesthepowder, to suggest someone's postcount makes them a less worthy winner just has quite a whiff of sour grapes.

The competition was open to all registered snowHeads on the snowMail list. There was no criteria relating to minimum (or Maximum NehNeh) post counts.
Technically, the rules didn't even exclude me from entering, not that I did (just think of the scandal had I won Shocked) although in one of the Autumn draws I won a lovely snowHeads T-shirt (to go with the 150 I already have Laughing).
Such draws are meant to provide a bit of light entertainment (and mild excitement) for the forum community and a 'lovely treat' for the lucky winner - They also serve as an incentive for guests to register and estranged members, who still receive snowMails, to come back and visit the forum. Anyone who can't bear not to win without sulking is probably better off not entering!

The whole idea of the 'system' was to create a randomiser that bore up to public scrutiny.

MKValiant has been informed by PM, has responded and is very chuffed. Their details will be passed on to Inghams on Monday. Apparently, all they've ever won before is a baseball cap (so no £45m).
As nice as it would be, they are under no obligation to post publicly about their prize or their feelings about it just as no-one else is under any obligation to post on the forum.

Remember, snowHeads is many things to a great many people who engage on all different levels. Many people feel very much a part of the forum community though never posting: we've even had people on bashes who have never posted but clearly were just as engaged with the community as anyone.

Get used to it: postcount is no measure of snowHeadliness!
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admin, is that just your excuse for "size dosn´t matter" wink
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admin, well said. Congrats MKValiant
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admin, It doesnt "whiff of sour grapes" at all. Congratulation to MKValiant I understand what your saying, in my opinion there should be a minimum post count to enter a competition. This is only my opinion and it doesnt mean im wrong or right. Personally, seeing a prize go to someone who "contributes" very liitle (if anything at all) is worse than seeing it go to someone who has been here since day 1, and has a post count of 1,000,000!!! Anyway, its whats in the contributed content, not how much your post count is!!! Enough now anyway, when is the next competition to enter? Toofy Grin
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admin wrote:
they are under no obligation to post publicly about their prize or their feelings about it

I know. But like you said, it would be nice. SnowHeads is supposed to be a community, is it not? I feel a bit disappointed that he/she hasn't even bothered to say a public thanks (and perhaps a small Woohoo!) and share some of the excitement. Perhaps that's just me Puzzled Never mind. Roll on the next comp!
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
I enter competitions on other websites and magazines because I see links etc, I don't expect to take part in any forums or other stuff, to me it's just life and I get on with it. If you're not in you can't win! I see what has happended here as no different to what I and many others do all the time. No bitterness here at all it's just another spin of the roulette wheel of life.
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
admin, good post.

stevew, completely agree.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Anyone who disagrees with the result, please take a look yourself and/or get with the real world. A competition can be won by anyone who meets the terms of entry, that enters. You're acting very strangely to be thinking anything else.

admin, more of these compos please if you can wangle them, 1 in 800 ish is awesome odds (helps if I get the question right I imagine...) and it definitely adds to the excitement/benefit of being on 'ere. Thanks for setting this up!
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
I have been reading this forum for years, I have been on an event set up through this forum and yet my post count is pretty low (i didn't post for at least 3 years). I don't see that as any indication of how valued and wonderful I see this site and it's members, or how involved I feel in this community. I share it and promote this to my friends and co-workers because it is so good. Anyone should be able to enter and win any competition, and with that be able to decide themselves how much they then interact. Anyone that thinks differently, well you are just as entitled, but I bet you are a boarder... Twisted Evil Laughing
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 Poster: A snowHead
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Schuss in Boots wrote:
andybabes, That's probably cos you're not a super/mega wotsit but to answer your original question, 734


thank you
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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This is only my opinion and it doesnt mean im wrong or right


thankfully opinions can be wrong even though they are only an opinion.... roll on Godwins law... and that should wrap things up nicely!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
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postcount is no measure of snowHeadliness!

Amen to that!
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FraserP, what happened with the Soup comp?

Im sure the winner has thanked admin
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Shimmy Alcott wrote:
FraserP, what happened with the Soup comp?
Im sure the winner has thanked admin
For the soup comp? Laughing
Admin has already posted above and the lucky winner has been in touch with him by PM. All sorted.
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FraserP, I hope the winner gets a chance to enjoy his prize!
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Megamum, what do you mean? FraserP not got the sledge yet?
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Shimmy Alcott, well I haven't received a triumphant telephone call yet.
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Megamum, i just posted on the other thread. Shame isnt it as we both have our prizes - must be down to whoever was donating the prize
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Shimmy Alcott, it is a bit unfortunate. As you say I think most of the others found their owners. My son has been having good fun with his - I need to sort out the footage with him and help him post it onto vimeo when I get a moment.
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Hello everybody, here I am. I'm the extremely lucky one who has won such a great prize. I was astounded to win, as admin said having never really won anything before.

Unfortunately the euphoria and excitement of winning was wiped out by an incident at the weekend which left me pre-occupied with more serious matters so apologies to those who may have taken umbrage that I didn't get on here publicly sooner.

Smokin Joe wrote:
Ah...the MK boiler engineer.


I'm not a repairer of those boilers but do live in Milton Keynes and have the misfortune to support Port Vale, hence the Valiant. As some have observed I don't tend to post on here but do "lurk" and read some of the great stuff written by those of you with much more experience and knowledge than I have. It's thanks to these forums that I discovered Solutions4Feet and recently had some new boots fitted by them, who incidentally I'd highly recommend.

I'm waiting to hear from Inghams but I can't wait to go and will have to dig out all my gear again having never expected to get a second trip this season!

Thanks very much again to snowheads, admin and Inghams for a fantastic prize and those who offered their congratulations. I really am very chuffed!

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
MKValiant, Have a wonderful time and just ignore them, it's their way of showing their jealousy wink Laughing
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
MKValiant, as Michelle siad, a lot of it is jealousy - I'm feeling pretty jealous myself, but nonetheless I hope you have a wonderful trip
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You know it makes sense.
MKValiant, Enjoy the holiday, we all had one post originally so well done for being lucky.

Do you fancy swapping for some cruise tickets I have recently won, on the Concordia" Sinktodabottom" I think?
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
MKValiant, I hope you have a lovely trip Very Happy
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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
MKValiant, Congratulations, from a fellow lurker Wink
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
MKValiant, congratulations from me too! Hope your "incident" has been sorted now and you can happily look forward to your holiday. Have a great time snowHead .
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
MKValiant wrote:
Hello everybody, here I am. I'm the extremely lucky one who has won such a great prize. I was astounded to win, as admin said having never really won anything before.

I'm waiting to hear from Inghams but I can't wait to go and will have to dig out all my gear again having never expected to get a second trip this season!

Thanks very much again to snowheads, admin and Inghams for a fantastic prize and those who offered their congratulations. I really am very chuffed!

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Looking forward to welcoming you to Zermatt on Saturday - see you on the transfer coach if you are on the Gatwick flight!
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Thanks angel. We actually came from Birmingham. Had a great first day. Beautiful weather, great skiing and fantastic views of the Matterhorn.
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I'm back from my week in Zermatt after being so lucky in winning the competition. What a great week it was too. The weather was glorious all week, clear blue skies and sunshine and the scenery just stunning. You cant help but be impressed by the sight of the Matterhorn.

My legs are still aching from the amount of skiing we did. We went all over the various areas - Sunnegga / Rothorn, Gornergrat, up on to the Matterhorn Glacier and over into Italy to Cervinia and Valtournenche.

We stayed at the Chalet Hotel Atlanta which is run by Inghams staff during the winter. It's close to the town centre and very convenient for the ski bus stop to get to the lifts at either end of town. The staff were excellent and the quality of the food was superb. This was the first time I'd stayed in a chalet and it far exceeded my expectations. I'd have no hesitation recommending it.

So, a big thank-you once again to Snowheads, admin and Inghams for such a great prize and a fantastic week.


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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MKValiant, Glad to hear you had a great time. Very Happy Thanks for reporting back. Very Happy
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Glad to hear you had a great week in Zermatt. You certainly had a fantastic week with the weather.

Thanks for the feedback regarding the Atlanta - great to hear we all looked after you well and I will let the staff know next time I am on a visit to the hotel Very Happy
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Posted in the wrong thread... oops.....


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FraserP, Would that be the one that you won in this comp?

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=83687&start=80#2016432
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Is it worth making this thread un-sticky? - it's cluttering up my view of the piste..
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