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ScubaDetector 03-10-2018 01:59 AM

Bring on Summer Contest
 
Since the owners and moderators do NOT get involved with contests I sometimes post the rules early so folks can ask questions and give me feedback. So here is what I am thinking.

First the prize!

Equinox 600 Metal Detector (UPGRADABLE)
Sunspot 720I with Carbon Fiber handle (UPGRADEABLE)
Garrett Carrot
Awesome Finds Pouch
Leche Digger

What I mean by upgradable is both those items will be ordered AFTER we have a winner. You are welcome to buy ANY Sunspot Scoop and an Equinox 800. You will pay the difference.

NO other PRIZE substitutes. If you don't want the package please pass on the contest.

Shipping WILL BE the responsibility of the winner. (Some items shipping is included)

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Rules:

If you have won a detector package from me you are not eligible to enter.
If you have won a Sunspot Scoop or a Garrett Carrot from me you can enter. However, if you win, that part of your prize will be forfeited. I hope that seems fair to all.
You have to have 203 posts to enter AT THE TIME YOU ENTER.
IF I have you on IGNORE. I REFUSE to take you off for my contest.


Contest will START March 31, 2018 AFTER the Mega Millions is drawn.
One entry per person, PER WEEK.

How to play:

Buying a ticket: Here is the twist! In order to guess EACH WEEK, you have to make THREE posts in areas that count. After you make those three posts, you have the right to pick TWO SETS OF THREE numbers AND TWO POWERBALL NUMBERS.

Bigger twist. You only have to EXACTLY match any THREE of the FIVE numbers. If you do that the POWERBALL number comes into play. The POWERBALL number you chose can be off by as many posts as you make that week.

Winning numbers will be picked at 11:00PM Eastern Time by the Mega Millions.

Example. You match three of the 5 numbers but are off on the POWERBALL number by 7, either way. if you have made 7 posts during the week, you will win the contest.

One entry per week ONLY. If you edit your entry in any way, it is VOID for the week.

Contest closes at 9pm Eastern Standard time EACH FRIDAY. Tuesday's numbers are meaningless. Contest for the next week begins as soon as it is determined there is no winner. REMEMBER, you have to make three more posts to be eligible to guess EACH WEEK.

In the event of a tie. If a person is right on with all 4 numbers they will win. If not the case, the person closest to the 4th number will win if there is a tie.

Owners, Mods, Users, ANY questions or concerns please feel free to put them on this thread. A new contest thread will be started on the 31st of March.

Every prize that anyone has won in my contests has been delivered. My contests have all been above board and the only problems have been delayed shipping beyond my control. I pick sponsors to buy the prizes from.

I know I missed things, feel free to ask away so this contest will get off with no issues on March 31st!



Good luck!!

Stiffwrists 03-10-2018 02:25 AM

Awesome prizes and fun contest structure!
When we pick our numbers each week, do we need to declare how many posts we have made the previous week? So everyone knows how far off we can be on the 4th number if we match 3?

Am I over thinking this?

ScubaDetector 03-10-2018 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stiffwrists (Post 2908200)
Awesome prizes and fun contest structure!
When we pick our numbers each week, do we need to declare how many posts we have made the previous week? So everyone knows how far off we can be on the 4th number if we match 3?

Am I over thinking this?

I can see how many posts a person makes. Good question but no, that is all under control! If you left click on a user in any thread, I can view all posts.

Thanks for the question!!

Bucktrout 03-10-2018 08:07 AM

Wow Scuba- that's amazing. What a great contest and prize- very nice!

Dtcjem 03-10-2018 09:07 AM

Wow. Very cool. Probably wont hit the required number of posts for this contest but love the concept.

Ohiodigger 03-10-2018 09:14 AM

This is gonna be fun! Thanks Scuba for the contest!

woodbutcher 03-10-2018 09:25 AM

Great contest,like hitting the powerball!

ScubaDetector 03-10-2018 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodbutcher (Post 2908304)
Great contest,like hitting the powerball!

I LIKE your way of thinking. I am going to change the rules!! THANKS!!!

Rules have changed, THANKS Woodbutcher.

After you make three posts you have the right to enter TWO sets of FOUR numbers. The FOURTH number is the POWERBALL.

The first three numbers need to match, The Powerball number can be off by as many posts you make that week. Week starts after there is no winner on the first week and ENDS at 9pm Eastern time on Friday. The three posts you make will count in the total posts for the POWERBALL.

cellrdwellr 03-10-2018 10:52 AM

Very generous contest! Ill be keeping an eye out, good luck all, but first and foremost, THANKS AGAIN SCUBA!

brncofan 03-10-2018 12:47 PM

yes indeedy very:cool: contest thanks scuba you DA man :D

Swing4TheRing 03-10-2018 02:18 PM

So for example of my guess I would put:

11 20 24 34 43 (7) for my Powerball

8 12 23 38 50 (10) for my Powerball


If winning numbers for Mega Millions were:

7 8 15 38 50

And Powerball was 8

I would win with my second set of guesses assuming I made my 3 posts that week. Am I understanding this correctly?

ScubaDetector 03-10-2018 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swing4TheRing (Post 2908462)
So for example of my guess I would put:

11 20 24 34 43 (7) for my Powerball

8 12 23 38 50 (10) for my Powerball


If winning numbers for Mega Millions were:

7 8 15 38 50

And Powerball was 8

I would win with my second set of guesses assuming I made my 3 posts that week. Am I understanding this correctly?

Almost.

You guess only 3 numbers and then the POWERBALL. The first three numbers have to match 3 of the drawn numbers EXACTLY. You don't guess the others.

The POWERBALL number can be off by as many posts as you made that week.

Unfortunately because you are in Michigan and you dive, you don't qualify to enter.


















:laughing:

HappyOgre 03-10-2018 04:35 PM

What an awesome contest! Looking forward to the starting!

Swing4TheRing 03-10-2018 04:38 PM

I don't really dive... I more or less just walk in from the shore until I hit the bottom. :yes:

SoOregonMd 03-10-2018 06:14 PM

203 ?

I love that number

itsaring! 03-10-2018 06:27 PM

I like it!

Dragonfire 03-10-2018 06:36 PM

Great game scuba ..

and to think if we actually play the numbers we pick we win twice !

maybe

graybeard 03-11-2018 03:25 PM

Great contest. What is the range of numbers 1----? for the 3 numbers, then 1---? for the 4th number?

ScubaDetector 03-11-2018 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by graybeard (Post 2909335)
Great contest. What is the range of numbers 1----? for the 3 numbers, then 1---? for the 4th number?


Range of numbers for the first 5 are 1 - 70. The POWERBALL is 1 - 25.

Remember you pick only 3 numbers of the 5 to win plus the powerball.

Rigoler012 03-11-2018 08:49 PM

Great contest. I will definitely be more active on the forum to get those posts in. Thank you!!!


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