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The Great Barbecue Raffle and Cannery Pier Hotel Getaway Contest

Make your tax-deductible donation here by November 14, 2014 to play:

Always wanted a REALLY REALLY NICE BARBECUE? Such as a Napoleon (née Wolf) Prestige 500 Gas Barbecue, valued at $1200 USD?

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Imagine the STEAKS that thing could turn out. SO FANCY!

How about a two-night getaway at the exquisite Cannery Pier Hotel?

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Your $50 tax-deductible donation enters you in a raffle to win the barbecue ($100 gets you two tickets, $150, 3 and so on) and your friends' entries boost your odds and enter you in a contest to win the Team Spirit award: a luxurious romantic getaway at the Cannery Pier Hotel.


Here’s what you need to do to win:

Your tax-deductible donation of $50 or more earns you one raffle ticket. So a tax-deductible donation of $100 gets you 2 raffle tickets. $150 gets you three. Like that.

Make your donation here by November 14, 2014 to play:

Want to boost your odds of winning? Bring your friends on board!

Every time you get a friend to donate $50 or more, you will get TWO more raffle tickets and they are automatically entered into the barbecue raffle, too. If they get friends to donate, then THEY boost their odds, too.

In order to qualify for those bonus friend raffle tickets, your friend must make the donation, and write to me at kat@whalesinmexico.com with the message "'YOUR NAME HERE' made me do it." For example, if your name is Joseph White, your friend will 1.) make the donation here: http://www.oceanicsociety.org/potosi-whales and 2.) send the message: “Joseph White” made me do it to me at kat@whalesinmexico.com. So, let’s say you donate $100 to the project and get two friends to donate $50 and $150, respectively. That means YOU just got yourself 4 raffle tickets and your friends got 1 and 3 tickets respectively. Capiche?

Corporate matches double your donations amounts and therefore the # of raffle tickets you get, as well. So go on and WORK THAT SYSTEM, guys!

Not lottery lucky, but you’ve got lots of friends ? Here’s where the romantic getaway comes in.

The person who gets the most people to donate by November 14 wins a two night getaway at the stunningly beautiful Cannery Pier Hotel. We’re talking two nights at a gorgeous getaway and a bottle of Vueve Cliquot or something big and red to start your weekend off right. This is like a $1000 weekend, guys.

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Contest ends November 14. Drawing that night at our place (You need not be present to win, but your presence qualifies you for some mighty sweet extra bonus prizes).

Do it for the whales, do it for Mexico, do it for children, AND DO IT because you want that barbecue and bottle of Veuve!

How to Enter:
1.) Make a tax deductible donation to The Whales of Guerrero Research Project through the Oceanic Society here. (Kat will receive notification of this donation from the Oceanic Society and will send you a receipt of your tax-deductible donation for tax purposes.)
2.) If a friend sent you, send Kat a message stating the name of your friend who invited you to enter to help them win that getaway.
3.) Invite your friends! This is for the whales, Mexico and giving the communities of Mexico and educational and economic boost. Need an inspirational letter template to get you started? We’ve got you covered right here.

Fine Print:
1.) Kat’s awesome husband, Joseph White, will deliver the barbecue to anyone living within 3 hours of Portland. If you live farther away than that, you must arrange for pick up or pay for shipment. Write to me if you need a shipping estimate – I have some numbers from a good local shipping company for you.
2.) On the two night getaway, a few blackout dates apply. Like July, August, New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend. Some Saturday nights are out, but not all, depending on availability. Talk to me for details at k@kpetunia.com
3.) Hate getaways, already got a nice barbecue and don’t care for champagne? All prizes are transferable; Score massive points with someone you love and give it away or sell it on Craiglist. Do it for the whales! For Mexico! For the children!

Thanks for playing and for supporting the whales, the ocean and the communities of Mexico who need your help!

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