Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Marlboro Rock the Ranch 2012
I signed up on Marlboro's website many years ago when they were doing OWTW2. The have great promotions, games, contests, and giveaways. I love participating in all these things because they are fun and the prizes are great.
One of the best things Marlboro gives away is a trip to their ranch in Montana. I first heard about Crazy Mountain Ranch about 5 years ago. I looked up some stuff on it and read blogs from people who had been, and I was hooked. I wanted to go so bad. I participated in a few contests where the grand prize was a trip to the ranch just in hopes of going.
They seriously pay for everything if you win a trip. They send you baggage and luggage tags to use, as well as a cap to wear at the airport so the others going to the ranch and the ranch staff can recognize you. They send you the plane tickets and prepaid cards to pay to check your bags. They feed you like crazy starting at the destination airport, and they even send you a check to pay for the taxes for winning the trip. Not to mention the crazy stuff you get when you get to the ranch. The gifts are not always the same, and it depends on the time of year you go, but they are along these lines: a cowboy hat, some form of boots (either winter boots or cowboy boots), a digital camera, sunglasses, a backpack, t-shirt to wear for group pictures, and a jacket. This is not a complete list, and the gifts vary from time to time, but these are the most common.
Well, I think it's finally happened. On Monday I got an email from Marlboro that said I'm invited to the ranch!!
I RSVP'd right away and I'm so excited! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much until I get my confirmation packet in the mail, though. It could take up to 6 weeks to get it, but I'm hoping it doesn't take that long.
The only problem that I have is that they don't tell you what date you'll be going until after you send in the paperwork telling them who's going with you. Since G and I work at the same place my boss has a hard time letting us both off at the same time. It's going to be even harder telling him that we both need the time off, but we don't know what dates yet. We're going to talk to him about it when I get my first packet since that's when I have to decide. If he gives us major problems about it then I'll just have to take my mother, but G is my first choice.
Here's to hoping I get an amazing trip to Montana this summer!!