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Old 09-14-2008, 12:44 AM   #1
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Happy I am a top 20 finalist in the Kiss My Astra contest!!!

My photo of our Donkey and our neighbor made the top 20 so we are VERY close to winning the car. Your help in voting could make it so a Saturn Fan Member wins the car!!!

Please go to saturnkismyastra site to vote for our picture please! You can vote once per day, every day, the most votes wins!

The picture is listed under our neighbors name, Dana Roberts, and is the one with the donkey in it. The catch phrase we used was "I'd trade my Ass in for an Astra".

Our local dealer in San Jose (Ron Ryan is great if you want a car BTW) let us bring our donkeys into the showroom for the photo, really cool!

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Old 09-14-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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We made it to the top 20 as well! Ours is the one with the wedding scene.

How did you get so many votes so quickly? I checked at 6am this morning and your photo already had quite a few.

The race is on...

Here's the link to ours. Maybe the members here can alternate who they vote for. Yours one day, mine the next.

https://saturnkissmyastra.com/entries/show/363

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Old 09-14-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: I am a top 20 finalist in the Kiss My Astra contest!!!

Kpauley, the link you posted is wrong. Kiss should have two "s".
Here's the correct link: http://www.saturnkissmyastra.com/ And to both of you - great pictures!

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Old 09-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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yes, thanks for correcting the link. I've also heard that some people have had issues getting to it without the www in front of it. So the correct link is http://www.saturnkissmyastra.com.

Yes, the race is on. I have to say I did not see the wedding one that well until I opened it up, the little squares they have the photos in does not do each photo justice I think. It is worth clicking on each one and looking at them.

Tell as many people as you can to vote of course!

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Old 09-26-2008, 08:03 AM   #5
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WAY TO GO Ya'll!!

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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Replying to my own post, now that things are official.....my neighbors and I won the contest!!!! Thanks everyone for your voting, take a look at this blog postings to get the latest info....

http://imsaturn.com/profiles/blog/sh...ogPost%3A60164

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My photo of our Donkey and our neighbor made the top 20 so we are VERY close to winning the car. Your help in voting could make it so a Saturn Fan Member wins the car!!!

Please go to saturnkismyastra site to vote for our picture please! You can vote once per day, every day, the most votes wins!

The picture is listed under our neighbors name, Dana Roberts, and is the one with the donkey in it. The catch phrase we used was "I'd trade my Ass in for an Astra".

Our local dealer in San Jose (Ron Ryan is great if you want a car BTW) let us bring our donkeys into the showroom for the photo, really cool!

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:21 AM   #7
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Replying to my own post, now that things are official.....my neighbors and I won the contest!!!! Thanks everyone for your voting, take a look at this blog postings to get the latest info....

http://imsaturn.com/profiles/blog/sh...ogPost%3A60164

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Congrats! Very interesting photo idea. That's also great that the dealership is letting you all upgrade to a car that works for the family by paying the difference. Hope ya'll enjoy it!

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Old 10-29-2008, 08:18 AM   #8
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Congratulations!

My retailer has delivered cars won in contests before. They had one girl win one of the Target Skys. They said that they always offer to buy the car for cash at the trade-in value, or just let them trade up to a different car. I think they said the winner has always chosen the cash over the car. One guy won a Relay and wanted the van but changed his mind.

If we won we would have kept the Astra. We've been thinking of getting a new car for my wife.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:47 AM   #9
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Taking cash is always a good thing with these types of contests, if it is an option. Was not an option in this instance. Issue is around taxes, as this is taxed as income based on the MSRP, many people can't afford the tax hit... In our case, things worked out well, we did this with our neighbors and arranged things up front in case we won, so we all knew what was going to happen.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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I was wondering how you would handle winning since your neighbor would be the official winner. Good thing you worked it out ahead of time!

We still won $300. Certainly worth the effort.

Did Saturn give you the option of picking a specific Astra? Did it have to be one on your dealer's lot? What if you wanted one with more options?

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #11
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Yea, good to figure that stuff out up front, makes things much easier down the road.

Congrats on the $300, no taxes probably to deal with either!

Which picture was yours again?

They were open to several ways of doing it, very nice that they were flexible. I think what is happening is just a credit to the dealer from corporate which is how the "trade up" that was described in the blog post is working (they're getting an Outlook, not an Astra).

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Our photo was the wedding. It's my wife in her wedding dress and our friends as the wedding party. It's my Astra and I took the photo.

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