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Was I scammed or did I really win from Marie Claire?
chelli1964
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:12:46 AM(UTC)
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I received an email today stating the following:


Hi Michella,


You are the winner of our “Clip.save.share..and win”
sweepstakes!


Please confirm you received this email in order to claim your
prize.


Thank you,


Tara Rotundo


 


The Marie Clare address was below.  What makes me wary is that the subject line just said "Congragulations", spelled just how I wrote it.  I googled this contest, and it said the winner wouldn't be announced until or about 4-20.  I did reply stating it was my email, but now I really question it.  Does this seem legit to the seasoned sweepstakers out there, or did I get scammed???



 


 


 


 

chudder4444
#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:13:30 AM(UTC)
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Here is your sweeps that ended March 18:


http://www.sweepstakesto...hare-and-win-sweepstakes


Looks like you won $1500! Congratulations!!!!


When it says "the winner will be announced about 4-20" means just that. The winner (you) will be announced then. That isn't when you were NOTIFIED of your win. Congrats again!

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bevieann29
#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:44:34 AM(UTC)
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Congratulations!!! No scam, you won! Winner will be announced around 4/20, means that they have to first notify the winner, (you). then you'll get the affidavits to sign and get back to them in most cases. They have to verify the winner before they can announce it. You may have to sign an affidavit and sometimes have them notorized. I have won many times and each company does it differantly. Check your email carefully, do you have any attachments? If you do, make sure you download them and print them out. 90% of my wins, the affidavit of eligibilty was attached to my email. I did say 90% of the time, not always. Make sure you follow all of their instructions and if you have to mail anything back, do it by certified mail, it only cost a couple of dollars. Congratulations again, very nice win!

chelli1964
#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:58:57 AM(UTC)
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The only attachment is that of the Marie Claire logo, so that also made me suspicious.  I appreciate the input from both of you, but I still am leery, I guess because it was a one-time sweep, and the misspelled "Congragulations".  But I will wait patiently to hear some good news.  Thanks again, love the help I get from this sweep!


 

bevieann29
#5 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:26:17 PM(UTC)
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I just won 2 one-time sweeps this month, one for $1,000 gift card and 1 for a trip to Hollywood. The person who sent you the email is human and I believe it was just a typo, hitting the G insteat of the T. Enjoy the win, you can always send them a reply on the email and say I can't believe I won, they'll reply you back.

walton39
#6 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:17:59 PM(UTC)
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Here is her info from Linkedin


 


Tara Rotondo



Promotions Coordinator at Marie Claire


New York, New York (Greater New York City Area) Publishing
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


SeesTheDay2
#7 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:36:42 PM(UTC)
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I'd say Congrags are in order!!!
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Elizabeth45 on 3/28/2013(UTC)
chelli1964
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:55:37 PM(UTC)
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Thank you Walter 39 for looking that up!  You guys are great, I did send another confirmation email just to be sure!  Appreciate you guys soooooo much!  I will let you know what the giftcard is for, I don't think it is for Marie Claire, unless I want 1500$ worth of subscriptions:)

chelli1964
#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00:47 PM(UTC)
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@Seestheday2, I just got your comment, too funny!!!


 

cfeline5
#11 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:33:04 AM(UTC)
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Awesome!!!!CONGRAGULATIONS! lol!! You won! That's awesome! I hope t win from something other than an instant win soon..I love my little prizes, but I want to be randomly selected, too, lol.
"May the odds be ever in our favor!!!"
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2014 wins:
HIP digital download credit
Starbuck's brownie cake pop X 2
Starbuck's tall brewed coffee/tea
$10 Amazon giftcard
Bowers and Wilkins Zepplin Air-$600
Beyond the Rack giftcode $10 X 2-$20
Snickers X 2
marli23514
#12 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:45:12 AM(UTC)
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Congrats on your win.






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Hilary426
#13 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:39:56 AM(UTC)
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I think your new lucky word is CONGRAGS!  When you win a car, that would make an awesome Vanity Plate!

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#14 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:51:37 AM(UTC)
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I'm going to join in with everyone with Congrags on your win! That's a great win! :D

You never know when Lady Luck will hit! So keep on sweeping and enjoy the journey!

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chelli1964
#16 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:01:43 AM(UTC)
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You all are too funny.  I got an email today that said thanks for confirming, and that they are processing my info and will be in touch soon.  I'm starting to believe it more, but I still don't know where the shopping spree is to.  Thanks again for all the kind words:)

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#17 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:12:26 AM(UTC)
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Congrats chelli1964!!
chelli1964
#18 Posted : Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:51:35 AM(UTC)
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Sorry to keep on this subject, but the woman sent me an affadavit and a W-9 form, is that normal?  I know the affadavit is, but she did not give me a fax number, or tell me how to return it.  The W-9 made me slightly nervous, so if someone could reassure me that I am not going to be the next victim of identity theft I will be so grateful!

bevieann29
#19 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2013 3:26:59 AM(UTC)
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Don't be nervous, this is just standard procedure. All wins over $599. are subjected to be taxed. You have to fill out the form. You will get an I-99 next year to file with you 2013 taxes. Read your email and affiavit again. are sure it's not stated where to mail it to? I should be in the email or on the affidavit. If not, just click onto the reply tab again and ask. Don't forget if you mail it, send it ceritified, and make sure you make a copy of everything for yourself.

chelli1964
#20 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2013 6:31:06 AM(UTC)
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Thank you bevieann for the info.  THe email just said to get it back to her, so then I asked if she wanted it faxed.  She then gave me a fax number.  The affadavit is pretty generic, I had to fill in the info, even what sweepstake it is from.  I don't know if that is standard or not, the whole thing just makes me nervous because it seems too casual for me, for lack of a better work.  I will try to stop obsessing over it, thanks again!

michaelmyers7
#8 Posted : Monday, April 1, 2013 12:26:25 PM(UTC)
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SeesTheDay2;159826 wrote:
I'd say Congrags are in order!!!


I will secend that.

themirandarin784
#21 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:34:15 AM(UTC)
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I am a fairly new sweeper and would also love to extend my "congragulations" to you.

2013 wins:

1-year Subscription to Essence Magazine - $20.00
$25 Gift Card from Suave Shine Suite - $25.00
$25 Camel Refresh n' Reward Gift Card - $25.00
$25 Camel Spin & Win Gift Card - $25.00
Amazon.com Gift Code - $5.00
Biotrue Contact Lens Solution - $5.00
Reese's Cup Coupon - $1.19



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