new Marlboro challenge coming: starts 1/26. usually = cool free stuff

UPDATED: Sign up now.

– 8 weeks of questions. First set starts 2/14. Basically you will need to log in once a week from the sound of it.
– answer the five "trivia" questions and you get an entry into that weeks drawing AND an entry into the grand prize drawing. If I read the terms correctly you don’t even have to answer the questions correctly so you don’t even need to bother getting the answers from this thread but you do need to log in weekly and submit something for each of the 5 questions to get your entry so maybe make it a habbit to check this thread every Tuesday, for example, just to remind you to do that.

– limit 1 entry per person, per week. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make sure your loved ones shouldn’t have an account as well . The basic rules are you should be 21, a smoker/tobacco "user", not live in MA or MI and for the grand prize not be a convict or practicing being a convict.

So, to take part and get in some easy ass drawings for some chances at some pretty decent prizes:

1. sign up at Marlboro.com (can be a pain, especially if you have moved in the last few years, as they have to verify your identity and age and such, legally)
2. log in and sign up for the Snus Challenge. You will get 20 $1 Snus coupons just for signing up. If not a Snus user, trade them to local bums for favors. Answer for the first question (Marlboro Snus is…) = "All three". Choose to accept the coupons regardless if you need them…the more Marlboro thinks/is confirmed you are a smoker/tobacco user, the better chances you have at getting invited for the ranch trip (regardless of the challenge prizes) .
3. log back in the week of 2/14 (weeks start on Mondays for this) and answer the 5 questions. Be sure to submit an answer for all 5 questions.
4. ????
5. Profit (if lucky)
6. invite jesterFX as your guest if you win the ranch trip!

Here are the prizes for each week. Even if you don’t want a specific weeks prize, it’s worth the extra grand prize entry to do it every week.

Prizes:
(200 winners+guests) Grand Prizes
A Trip to the Marlboro Ranch ARV $4,560 includes: 4 day/3 night trip for 2, round-trip coach air transportation, Ranch accommodations, meals and activities plus a check for $750

Week 1 – (325,000 winners) Sentry Balls Premiere Ear Buds ARV $9 each – Win One of 325,000
Week 2 – (5,000 winners) Duluth Pack Classic Medium Safari Duffle Bag ARV $135 each – Win One of 5,000
Week 3 – (15,000 winners) Coleman 30 Can Soft Sided Coolet ARV $29.99 each – Win one of 15,000
Week 4 – (5 winners) Winner’s choice of either a new Harley Davidson Touring Electa Glide Ultra Limited Motorcycle (estimated MSRP $30,042.80 and a check in the amount of $10,000 or a check in the amount of $40,042.80. total ARV $40,042.80 each – Win one of 5
Week 5 – (5,000 winners) $100 Cash awarded in the form of a check – Win one of 5,000
Week 6 – (10 winners) 5,000 Gift of Travel Certificate and a check in the amount of $1700. Winner may use Gift of Travel Certificate to create a custom trip. Total ARV 6,700 each – Win one of 10
Week 7 – (15,000 winners) 2 Movie Tickets Hollywood Movie Money Admission ARV $26 each – Win one of 15,000
Week 8 – (5 winners) Winners choice of either a new 2011 Ford F150 FX Luxury Package estimated ARV $42,910 and a check in the amount of $7,000 or a check in the amount of $49,910 Total ARV $49,910 each – Win one of 5

tl:dr ….Since it seemed like most people here missed out on the last challenge (Marlboro Outwit The West challenge) I figured I would make a thread for the new one coming up on the 26th.

From the few rumors I have seen, this one won’t be as awesome as the last one and it seems to be more about drawings for prizes rather than earning points to cash out but still should be interesting. And they usually have some pretty good prizes for free.

You don’t have to be a smoker but can just lie about being one .

Not only do they have huge promotions like the last one (1 million cash winner plus TONS of great freebies…I ordered a netbook, for example), they also give out all kinds of freebies throughout the year for no reason at all…just to get you to log in and ask for it. Thinks like bottles of hot sauce, rustic bottle opener, hoehner harmonica, canteen…all kinds of quality crap.

If you want to take part be sure to go create an account on Marlboro.com. It’s a bit of a process since you have to prove who you are and that you are 21 but once you are in it’s easy. If you have a wife/husband/family who is 21 and lives with you make an account for them too…even more free stuff .

And to make it even easier for you, I will be sure to post whatever answers/tips I find out so you don’t even have to try lol.

Beyond all the frebies there is also always the very limited chance you will be randomly invited to the Marlboro ranch…a 3 or 4 day trip where they pay for your travel and pretty much every single thing you would need while there. They even send you some nice luggage and a check for a grand or so to cover taxes for the "prize" to make sure it’s completely free. No one knows how they choose who to invite but you can see pics/stories of people who have gone online and it looks amazing! That’s what I really want to "win" myself

If you actually happen to smoke you can of course get lots of free coupons and such too lol.

disclaimer: This stupid shit causes cancer. Don’t die while enjoying your freebies.

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For those that want to try to submit the correct answers, for whatever reason, I will try to keep this post updated with the best guesses:

Signup Question#1
Q: Marlboro Snus is
A: All three

Week 1 Questions: (February 14 – February 20)
1. How many varieties of Marlboro Snus are there?
Answer: 6
2. The Marlboro Snus Challenge is about discovery.
Which state’s license plate reads "Discover the Spirit"?
Answer: ND
3. Marlboro Snus is only for men.
Answer: False
4. How many steps to snusing are there?
Answer: 3
5. Marlboro Snus is the same thing as dip.
Answer: False

Week 2 Answers:
1) Loose
2) 6 spit-free tobacco pouches
3) Trick Question (anyone will work)
4) 30 minutes
5) Crazy

Week 3
(February 28 to March 6)

1. How long was the longest movie ever released in theaters?
Answer: 150 hours
2. How long have snus products been around?
Answer: 200 years
3. What happens next?
Answer: She misses her big moment
4. What is not an activity at the Marlboro ranch?
Answer: Scuba Diving
5. Where should you put your Marlboro Snus pack?
Answer: Between your cheek and gum

Week 4
(March 7 to March 13)
1. A pack of Marlboro Snus is bigger than a pack of cigarettes.
False
2. How many states have banned smoking in public places?
Over 25
3. Where is Snus originally from?
Sweden
4. What size is a pouch of Marlboro Snus Original?
1.0 Gram
5. Where is this?
Grand Teton National Park, WY

Week 5
1. You can snus in places you can’t smoke, like subways. What’s the nickname of Chicago’s train line?
Answer: Chicago has the “L,” short for “eLevated train.”
2. Which of these states doesn’t have a town named Freedom?
Answer: That was a trick question. There are Freedoms in Idaho, Oklahoma, Michigan,New Hampshire, Maine, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, California and Wisconsin (which has three).
3. How many pouches are in a pack of Marlboro Snus Peppermint?
Answer: Packs of Marlboro Snus Peppermint contain six spit-free tobacco pouches.
4. If you smoke, you’re a smoker. If you use snus, you’re a…?
Answer: Someone who uses snus is called a snuser.
5. This is one of Marlboro’s Copper Label bands. Which one?
Answer: Ha Ha Tonka. Check out all the Copper Label bands in the Nightlife section.

Week 6
1. Where is smoking usually not an option
Answer: all three
2. Which part of the saddle is known as "the cantle"
Answer: The raised rear part of the saddle
3. On a pack of Marlboro Snus, which way do the stripes run?
Answer: Diagonally
4. Where is the corporate retreat being held?
Answer: The Bahamas
5. Which one wasn’t a tobacco farmer?
Answer: Franklin

Week 7:
1. North Carolina
2. Devil’s Lake, ND
3. Original and Mint
4. 9 to 12 months
5. snus

Remember, it’s not all that important that you get the answers correct. All they want is that you log in each week and answer the questions and submit them. Doing so gets you entered in that weeks drawing for that prize as well as a final drawing for the ranch trip.
Last one was cool. Some of those answer hunts became serious college history lessons tho lol.

Beyond all the frebies there is also always the very limited chance you will be randomly invited to the Marlboro ranch…a 3 or 4 day trip where they pay for your travel and pretty much every single thing you would need while there. They even send you some nice luggage and a check for a grand or so to cover taxes for the "prize" to make sure it’s completely free. No one knows how they choose who to invite but you can see pics/stories of people who have gone online and it looks amazing! That’s what I really want to "win" myself

If you actually happen to smoke you can of course get lots of free coupons and such too lol.

I was invited to the ranch around the end of September and actually just back from the ranch 6 days ago. It was absolutely incredible.

mother fucker . Any clue at all how/why you were invited? Did you win it or was it just a "random" invite?

Post up some of the details of the trip and pics to show these guys how awesome it really is!

I’ve been doing everything I can to get on the list somehow but no idea what they even look for. Figure I am not really in their specific demographic… especially considering I’m not a smoker lol.

mother fucker . Any clue at all how/why you were invited? Did you win it or was it just a "random" invite?

Post up some of the details of the trip and pics to show these guys how awesome it really is!

I’ve been doing everything I can to get on the list somehow but no idea what they even look for. Figure I am not really in their specific demographic… especially considering I’m not a smoker lol.

Honestly dude, I have absolutely no idea. I couldn’t even tell you how long I’ve been a member on marlboro.com. They did some promotion over the summer where you would log in and explore that days link and at the end of it you could pick a prize depending on how many days you ‘signed in’ for. A month or so after that promo ended, I got my prize which I redeemed for a gift certificate to omaha steaks for six strip steaks. About a week after that I got a random usps priority mail envelope telling me to pack my bags because I was going to the ranch

At that point I had no idea Marlboro even had something like a ranch or for that matter even offered awesome promo’s like that until my father mentioned the summer promo to me and I jumped on board then. I was already a member of Marlboro from some past keychain thing or something but during the summer was probably the first time I signed in on their site in probably a long time. I *think* that when I started the summer promo they automatically entered me into the ranch contest, but I could be totally wrong about that.

As per demographic’s, I don’t have a clue man. They had all sorts of random people there. Nice "normal" people, weirdo hillbillies with nasty teeth, some huge fat people, some stripper girl with her tall boyfriend, although I did not see any "guess the race" people…

I’m working on the pics, I’m getting the rest from my buddy that went with me tomorrow so I’ll throw some up soon. The trip deserves its own sticky thread it was that incredible

If you want to know anything about it, ask away.

Honestly dude, I have absolutely no idea. I couldn’t even tell you how long I’ve been a member on marlboro.com. They did some promotion over the summer where you would log in and explore that days link and at the end of it you could pick a prize depending on how many days you ‘signed in’ for. A month or so after that promo ended, I got my prize which I redeemed for a gift certificate to omaha steaks for six strip steaks. About a week after that I got a random usps priority mail envelope telling me to pack my bags because I was going to the ranch

At that point I had no idea Marlboro even had something like a ranch or for that matter even offered awesome promo’s like that until my father mentioned the summer promo to me and I jumped on board then. I was already a member of Marlboro from some past keychain thing or something but during the summer was probably the first time I signed in on their site in probably a long time. I *think* that when I started the summer promo they automatically entered me into the ranch contest, but I could be totally wrong about that.

As per demographic’s, I don’t have a clue man. They had all sorts of random people there. Nice "normal" people, weirdo hillbillies with nasty teeth, some huge fat people, some stripper girl with her tall boyfriend, although I did not see any "guess the race" people…

I’m working on the pics, I’m getting the rest from my buddy that went with me tomorrow so I’ll throw some up soon. The trip deserves its own sticky thread it was that incredible

If you want to know anything about it, ask away.

I’m super jealous. Though it would be tricky for me and the wife to go now (10 month old daughter) it just sounds amazing and I’m sure we could figure out a way to do it lol. I heard about the rand trips about a year ago and read up a lot on it and was blown away by how much they do for you.

Reading some posts from others who are excited about this new challenge, it’s rumored that they grand prizes will actually be ranch trips! Makes this even more awesome!

Here is one quote by someone who supposedly called in and asked:

"I just called Marlboro about my netbook (12 weeks or so delivery) and asked about tomorrow’s contest. As stated earlier, it is 5 questions and if we get them right, we go into a random drawing for "nice" prizes every week. She mentioned earphones and then some really big prizes – car, bike, I think, and the grand prize is a trip to the ranch. Will we all be working together again on this site?

That’s one I couldn’t remember yesterday. The earbuds.
From my memory,
Week 1 Earbuds.
Week 2 Harley’s.
Week 3 30 Can Coolers similar to the ones in OWTW.
Week 4 $1700 travel voucher.
Week 5 $100 check.
Week 6 Trucks
200 Grand Prize trips to the ranch for 4 days and 3 nights."

I liked this last one with the points and ordering what you want but this one sounds pretty badass too… especially if there really are 200 ranch prizes.

Make sure you guys sign up at their site so you can jump right in when it starts
Posted this in the last thread but will post here too for those new the marlboro freebie train:

If you have a marlboro.com account you can sign into that and then go to their mobile site in another window and order a free keychain gift through this link:

in on this!

Note to others just registering: you must select cigarettes as your type of tobacco usage for it to work
They told the "winners" that were at the ranch that we wouldn’t be able to win a trip back to the ranch for 18 months

Before I actually went on the trip, I did a lot of research on it. It seemed to good to be true, as most things are, but this was all legit. I had read other peoples reviews and they all said the same thing: it was amazing. Going into the trip, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was *hoping* that it would be like peoples past trips because they all looked so awesome. The entire trip was 1000000x better than I ever could have imagined and blew my expections out of the water.

The icing on the cake happened on the way home. We took a bump on our flight home and got in 1.5hrs later than we were originally supposed to. So because we agreed to take the bump, the airline gave me and my friend $400 each in airline vouchers

This is ruining my lurker status
I’ve posted more in this thread than I do in a total year

They told the "winners" that were at the ranch that we wouldn’t be able to win a trip back to the ranch for 18 months

Before I actually went on the trip, I did a lot of research on it. It seemed to good to be true, as most things are, but this was all legit. I had read other peoples reviews and they all said the same thing: it was amazing. Going into the trip, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was *hoping* that it would be like peoples past trips because they all looked so awesome. The entire trip was 1000000x better than I ever could have imagined and blew my expections out of the water.

The icing on the cake happened on the way home. We took a bump on our flight home and got in 1.5hrs later than we were originally supposed to. So because we agreed to take the bump, the airline gave me and my friend $400 each in airline vouchers

This is ruining my lurker status
I’ve posted more in this thread than I do in a total year

damn, I hope you played the lottery when you got home too lol. Pretty slick.

And if/when you post your trip pic/info thread I have a feeling you will be posting a lot of answers so you will be able to get a few more years posts in too lol (I’m half lurker myself lol )

damn, I hope you played the lottery when you got home too lol. Pretty slick.

And if/when you post your trip pic/info thread I have a feeling you will be posting a lot of answers so you will be able to get a few more years posts in too lol (I’m half lurker myself lol )

That’s funny you say that because on my way home from the airport I stopped at the grocery store for a few things and a $5 scratch off since it was after midnight. I lost

I’m considering doing my own thread about the trip

Let’s tag team this new promo though dude! I am PMing you now FYI. Feel free to join in people
i am so in on this, oh and yes def make a thread with pics on your trip

In here or in the main OT??
5 questions will be posted each monday. You will automatically receive one entry into the weekly prize drawing and one entry into grand prize drawing when you submit your answers to the five questions each week. However, answers to all five questions must be submitted to receive an entry. Limit one entry per person per week. Entries will not be rolled over to subsequent weekly prize drawings.

Get 20 $1 Snus coupons just for signing up. If not a Snus user, trade them to local bums for favors. ANSWER for the first questions (Marlboro Snus is) = "All Three". Choose to get the coupons regardless…the more Marlboro things/is confirmed you are a smoker/tobacco user the better chance you will get invited to the ranch (regardless of the challenge prizes)

lol, there may not be a need for this thread after all (besides to remind people to enter each week). Seems they don’t give a crap if you actually give the right answers. They just want you to log in each week.
Thanks for all the info! I’m getting my wife to sign up for this one, too.
i got invite to the ranch few weeks ago, but was disqualified because they won’t accept anybody with criminal background, even fucking misdemeanor

Damn that really sucks! Did they offer a cash payout for the trip instead? I thought I remember reading someone who got cancelled and got like $5k check instead since they didn’t get to go…but then again, I think the "criminal background" thing just flat out disqualifies you

I can understand them trying to limit the liability but come one, what kind of cowboy doesn’t have at least a misdemeanor

How long does that shit stay on your "record"? Seems it if was longer than 5 years ago it shouldn’t really count…for a silly misdemeanor at least.

In also…..a friend of my brother’s won a mustang from Marlboro at a drag racing event about 5 years ago just for putting his name in a free raffle. Ironically he did it to meet the model/stripper/prostitute at the table, and even after winning a new GT mustang he still couldn’t get her number
I just got a free ashtray from them. I had no idea I was getting anything else (after the Outwit the West challenge), they sure do like giving out free stuff! It’s nice, heavy with a high-quality feel. Looks like this one:

it was the "mystery gift"…basically what they gave out if you have any points at all left but not enough to order anything else.
I thought the keychain I received was the mystery gift. It’s a leather fob with a star on it.

edit: Ahh, I think I see, that was what I got for signing up on the "mobile" site, or whatever that was going around.
Here is the reminder to log in and submit your answers. It doesn’t matter if you get them correct just that you actually answer all 5 and submit them so you get your entries.

Also, be sure to check the "offers" at the top. Usually there are coupons there every month or so. Probably a good idea to request them regardless if you will use them. Makes it look like you are a good customer lol. But some people have reported that they got invited to apply for "team marlboro" which actually sounds kind of cool so check to see if you were one of them.

Although it doesn’t matter as far as entries for the game, here are the correct answers if you are anal like me (thanks to the slickdeals forum members for supplying them lol)

week 1 (February 14 – February 20)

1. How many varieties of Marlboro Snus are there?
Answer: 6

2. The Marlboro Snus Challenge is about discovery.
Which state’s license plate reads "Discover the Spirit"?
Answer: ND

3. Marlboro Snus is only for men.
Answer: False

4. How many steps to snusing are there?
Answer: 3

5. Marlboro Snus is the same thing as dip.
Answer: False

I logged on, and there’s a page for it, I don’t know if that means I’m an "intended recipient" or not. But here’s some info:

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:If you are the intended recipient of a 2011 Team Marlboro promotional email or mailing, here’s a unique opportunity to be one of 100 winners who will participate in a project to help preserve the American West. If you think you’ve got what it takes, tell us in 150 words or fewer why keeping the West wild and free is important to you. You will also need to show us what you’re made of in a video and we’ll see if there’s a slot on the team for you. Submit a 90-second video showing us what traits would make you a solid contributor to keeping the West wild and free. And be sure to let your skills, passion and creativity shine through. See Rule 4 for entry requirements.

After you have written your essay and created your video, visit during the Promotional Period and follow the instructions to submit your entry. If you received a 2011 Team Marlboro invitation via the mail, you have the option of entering via the mail. To submit your entry via the mail, follow the instructions contained in your promotional mailing. Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 3/9/11. Mail-in entries must be received by 3/9/11. Entries received after the deadline date will not be judged.

In order for an entry to be eligible for judging, the entry submission must include both an essay and a video. The Promotion consists of two rounds of judging. In the first round of judging, all eligible essays received will be judged to determine 300 Finalists. Videos will not be judged during the first round of judging.

During the second round of judging, the videos submitted by the 300 Finalists will be judged to determine 100 potential winners. See Rule 5 for details on the judging process. For prize information, see Rule 6.

Only the intended recipients of a 2011 Team Marlboro email or mailing are eligible to enter.

Submitted my essay, not sure if I’ll do a video or not. I gotta learn how to edit vids and such, never bothered with that before. :/

I logged on, and there’s a page for it, I don’t know if that means I’m an "intended recipient" or not. But here’s some info:

Submitted my essay, not sure if I’ll do a video or not. I gotta learn how to edit vids and such, never bothered with that before. :/

yep, if it was in your account you are the intended person lol .

Not sure on your situation, but I personally would take the time to do it. If for nothing else, the cash ($6000) for a weeks work would be nice. Although it sounds like they will have them doing some actual work, it really sounds more like more of an active vacation lol. Probably fun activities, awesome food and get paid a grand a day to do whatever work they have you do.

Are you "young"? I’m ‘only’ 36 but wonder if they avoid older people since they probably don’t want a bunch of guys who already have lung cancer working on their jobs lol (even though I don’t smoke or any of the side effects )

edit: you are in Florida? lol tell them you don’t give a shit about the west being free hahah.
I’m 28, married with 2 kids. If I don’t do the vid, it’s because I just don’t have the time, and I don’t know if I’d be able to take a week off and ditch my family if I won. But the money would be nice!

If I do the vid, I figured I’d just show me being active and doing outdoorsy stuff (which I do). I live smack up against a national forest, so that lends it self to some wild-ness.

Or I could go funny, and do something like the "Mantage". I can’t view vids at work, but I think this is it:

I’m 28, married with 2 kids. If I don’t do the vid, it’s because I just don’t have the time, and I don’t know if I’d be able to take a week off and ditch my family if I won. But the money would be nice!

If I do the vid, I figured I’d just show me being active and doing outdoorsy stuff (which I do). I live smack up against a national forest, so that lends it self to some wild-ness.

Or I could go funny, and do something like the "Mantage". I can’t view vids at work, but I think this is it:

Yeah, it would be hard for me as well. Married with a 10 month old. I would hate to be away for a week. But 6grand would definitely be nice.

Same issue if I get lucky and win a ranch invite…would be really hard for me and the wife to be away from our daughter for 4 days. But how could you turn down a trip like that lol.
I’ve heard (nothing official) that for the ranch trip, you can take money in lieu of the actual trip.

I’ve seen people talk about that but supposedly it’s only offered if they have to cancel for some reason. Like if you pass the background check to make sure you don’t have any felonies and are approved to go but then they don’t have room or something they will offer the cash instead. But haven’t seen anyone say they were able to choose cash upfront. Though if that is the case it would sure make it a hard decision lol.
I get excited about the stupidest things….

I’ve been looking for a multitool to leave in my car for a little while now, and when I signed in to complete the questions there was a message waiting for me about receiving a free multitool

So much free stuff from a company I don’t even buy anything from

I get excited about the stupidest things….

I’ve been looking for a multitool to leave in my car for a little while now, and when I signed in to complete the questions there was a message waiting for me about receiving a free multitool

So much free stuff from a company I don’t even buy anything from

odds are you got the invite for the "marlboro team" too since most who got that got the multi tool. So better than random freebies you could be earning $6k

Marlboro

If they give me the Harley or truck I’ll start smoking a pack a day
Week 2 questions/drawing entry are up. Again, correct answers don’t even matter as long as you log in and answer all 5 questions each week.

But here are the correct answers regardless:

1) Loose
2) 6 spit-free tobacco pouches
3) Trick Question (anyone will work)
4) 30 minutes
5) Crazy

In…still waiting to hear about/receive the multitool and/or volunteer trip, but thats the price of free.

Jester – thanks for posting the answers…saved me a google trip
do they tell you if you win that week’s drawing? or do they just send you shit?

I haven’t been notified that I’ve lost, so I can’t confirm anything yet….

but realistically I imagine they would have to for something that wouldn’t fit in your mailbox (Harley, F-150, vacation to the ranch, etc.)

I haven’t been notified that I’ve lost, so I can’t confirm anything yet….

but realistically I imagine they would have to for something that wouldn’t fit in your mailbox (Harley, F-150, vacation to the ranch, etc.)

I just got an email telling me I won a set of premium earbuds!

Sweet!
anyone NOT win the earbuds? Maybe there were enough so everyone won some. Kind of cool if so…makes it so it’s not a complete waste of time if you don’t win something else. Though $10 earbuds aren’t all that exciting lol.

yeah i got an email that i’m getting earbuds. honestly they look like dollar store earbuds in the pic. but whatever, i’ll take them.
I also won the earbuds, so I guess everyone who entered won…..still, free is free

No earbuds for me…

But maybe this just means I’ll win something better instead

All the freebies I’ve received from Marlboro I’d call "of decent quality" if not better.

I got the earbud e-mail, as did my wife. I’m running out of time on submitting my video, I guess I should do that, even if it’s half-assed. :-/
Week 3 answers
(February 28 to March 6)

1. How long was the longest movie ever released in theaters?
Answer: 150 hours

2. How long have snus products been around?
Answer: 200 years

3. What happens next?
Answer: She misses her big moment

4. What is not an activity at the Marlboro ranch?
Answer: Scuba Diving

5. Where should you put your Marlboro Snus pack?
Answer: Between your cheek and gum
Is it just me or did the guy in the baseball commercial look incredibly constipated?

I was nervous when I proposed, but I don’t think I was making THAT face…
I got my multitool today, it’s nice enough that I’ll actually use it. The kind of tool I’ll keep around the kitchen/house, rather than having to fetch pliers from the garage or whatever.

It’s decent, just needs the keychain removed, and needs to be loosened up.

9 days left to submit my video for team marlboro entry. :-/

I got my multitool today, it’s nice enough that I’ll actually use it. The kind of tool I’ll keep around the kitchen/house, rather than having to fetch pliers from the garage or whatever.

It’s decent, just needs the keychain removed, and needs to be loosened up.

9 days left to submit my video for team marlboro entry. :-/

Don’t flake out on it. Even if you don’t get picked for the final 100, submitting something will show you are active and a reason to keep you on whatever list you were on to cause you to get the invite in the fist place. If you don’t do it at all you won’t get a chance to win and may get dropped off the privileged list lol. And since most of us didn’t get invited, we have to live vicariously through you

I got my multitool today, it’s nice enough that I’ll actually use it. The kind of tool I’ll keep around the kitchen/house, rather than having to fetch pliers from the garage or whatever.

It’s decent, just needs the keychain removed, and needs to be loosened up.

9 days left to submit my video for team marlboro entry. :-/

Wife got a multitool. They sent me a bottle opener that screws onto a wall. I put that bitch on the side of my computer desk for the lulz.
lol figures. Although I didn’t get anything yet, my wife just got the "Marlboro Team" application invite. Strange it came this late into (still same deadline) but interesting regardless. It was just added withing the last day or so because it wasn’t in there when I put week 3 answers, and just got the actual email for it tonight.

So guess there is still hope to get invited for that for those that haven’t yet.

* The focus of your video should be on your skills, traits, passion and knowledge. Only you should appear in the video.
* Your video must be your original creation. Do not send copyrighted material owned by a third party.
* Your video must be in English. Please be sure it is clear, audible and in focus.
* Your video should not exceed 90 seconds (maximum file size is limited to 300 megabytes).
* Any videos that contain profanity, pornography, abusive intentions, weapons, violence toward any creature, hateful content including discriminatory remarks or racism, or any obscene or otherwise offensive content will result in the rejection of your application.
* Your video should be provided only to us and not be uploaded anywhere else, including to any public websites.
* All videos must be in a .wmv, .mpg, .mov, .mp4, .avi, .3gp, .3g2 or .m4v file format.
* By submitting your video, you assign and transfer to us all rights, title and interest in the video, including all copyrights.
* Technical difficulties or questions? Call 1-800-MARLBORO.

Anyone have any ideas on what I can submit as a video for my Team Marlboro submission? 90 seconds is pretty short to explain the "skill, traits, passion, and knowledge" that make you the ideal person….although, its probably just randomly chosen.

Also, I have never made/submitted a video. Any tips on that? I’m thinking about just making a "video" of pics of me doing outdoorsy stuff.
Also, I just got my multitool. A little smaller than I thought it would be, but its as well made as the $10 Gerber Curve I have now, and has more tools, so its replacing that.

Anyone have any ideas on what I can submit as a video for my Team Marlboro submission? 90 seconds is pretty short to explain the "skill, traits, passion, and knowledge" that make you the ideal person….although, its probably just randomly chosen.

Also, I have never made/submitted a video. Any tips on that? I’m thinking about just making a "video" of pics of me doing outdoorsy stuff.

Although no one really knows exactly what they are looking for, I would say that it would be best to do it "outside". I think a decent amount will end up just sit on their couch and talk so anyone taking it outside should have an edge. Maybe something like you just "hiking" in the hills videoing yourself as you walk talking about how you enjoy the national parks and want to help preserve them or something like that. Something where you are active and doing something that you love (or at least appear to love) that is somehow outdoorsy.

90 seconds isn’t really that much time so you have to show more than you tell. Showing you hiking down a nice train then panning around to you talking gets a lot of information in there.

"90-second video showing us what traits would make you a solid contributor to keeping the West wild and free" seems to be the important part…whatever it actually means lol.

And keep the judging criteria in mind as well to decide what is important to get in your video:

Ability to convey your passion and enthusiasm as evidenced in video submission – 30%
Overall appropriateness of submission to the "Team Marlboro" theme – 30%
Originality and creativity of response as evidenced in video submission – 30%
Sincerity of response as conveyed in video submission – 10%

…edit: or you could just video yourself talking while trying to ride a mechanical bull lol
Week 4 answers:
1. False
2. Over 25
3. Sweden
4. 1.0 grams
5. Grand Teton National Park, WY

2 days left to enter for Team Marlboro (essay and video).

Also, got my earbuds today, but haven’t seen them yet (wife reports they arrived in the mail).
thanks for the answers

crossing my fingers for this week, anybody win anything the past two weeks(duffel or cooler)?
my wife won the cooler. She seems to win all the stuff lol. Guess it’s my turn for week 4 .
just got my hear buds. I wouldnt say they are premium but one step above dollar store. They will work for listening to phillies game while im fishing come summer.

Submitted yesterday.

My wife got the invite too, but I don’t think she’s going to bother entering.

Submitted yesterday.

My wife got the invite too, but I don’t think she’s going to bother entering.

good luck

Yeah we submitted my wifes yesterday. If you get picked and my wife gets picked you better not make any moves out there in the wilderness

You should try to talk your wife into it. $12k is better than $6k . Besides, I think there is a much better chance for the women. I think that is why they sent out these later invites…seems only women got those. In the rules is said there would be at least 30 men and 30 women out of the 100 so if they were having that hard of a time getting 30 submissions from women, it may be an easy in. At least that is what I’m hoping for my wife lol. Even though she is less than thrilled about the whole thing . I don’t understand it, I see it as an awesome paid vacation and will probably be a blast even if the "work" is actual real work…the rest of the time will probably be awesome. Why couldn’t I get the invite instead of her lol.
We both got our from the start. I think she’s just stressed, she’s got a lot of shit to do with school right now, I don’t want to push the issue. But I’ll definitely suggest it with emphasis, haha.

Plus I don’t think she could actually go (with school and all, and a bad knee), but I guess they’d give her the cash at least..?
I won some ear buds. I missed week 3, does that hurt my chances at winning anything from now on?

I think you just miss out on that week.
Whew, submitted video with less than an hour to go…

just no entry into week 3 prize drawing (the cooler) and one less entry for the grand prize trip drawing. No reason to not keep going though.

Perfect, I will keep going on. I’m using my ear buds that I won right now, they seem decent for being free.
1. The L
2.trick question, they all have one
3.6
4.snuser
5.Ha ha Tonka
Do they send emails if you win? I won the earbuds, but didn’t receive an email from them…Just wondering.

Weird, I got an e-mail saying I won the earbuds. They’ve also sent me an e-mail any time a prize (for this or past contests) is shipped to me.

Same here..I dont know what was up with that, but I fiddled with my e-mail settings since then so I hope that fixed it.
besides the usual questions for the sweeps, they also have a lame little mini game where you rope crap with their annoying flash game.

If you get through all the levels you get a bandanna (or coupon) and a belt buckle.

if you didn’t receive an email, how did you know you won? just wondering because I haven’t won anything yet and it seems like everyone won at least the earbuds….. maybe they’re just waiting to give me that truck

I knew I won the earbuds when they showed up in my mail…Other than that, pretty sure I haven’t won.
I got an email for the "Marlboro Team" or whatever it was. I wasn’t at home between the time I got the email to when the deadline was…

I would have totally sent in an essay/video…. Dammit
1. All three
2. the upper-left one, "The raised rear part of the saddle"
3. diagonally
4. the Bahamas
5. Benjamin Franklin

awesome congrats! Be sure to take pics and such.

Did they give you any details about which they will send you to? When is it? Did you have to sign for the packet? We are out of town so no idea if my wife got picked :/.

Figured we would hear about the semi final choices first but looks like they got through that step fast… or just really liked you and passed you right through lol
yeah that would be cool. Supposedly we did have an attempted delivery Friday (that needed to be signed for) from fedex and they are supposed to come back Monday. So, although I don’t want to get our hopes up, it looks like my wife may have been picked too.

We wont be home until very early in the morning on Monday so if that is what it is we will have a lot of running around to do getting the things notarized and such lol. Though, I still have to work on talking her into going through with it. She’s a bit anxious about being away for a week, especially away from our 1-year-old, which I can completely understand
This week’s answers:

1. North Carolina
2. Devil’s Lake, ND
3. Original and Mint
4. 9 to 12 months
5. snus
Team Marlboro projects:

Building the gulf coast bird observatory, Lake Jackson, UT
Historic lodge complex restoration, Rustic, CO
Building wildlife-safe fencing, Pinedale, WY
Legendary trail restoration, Colorado Springs, CO
Restoring the Colorado plateau, Moab, UT
Preserving wild mustang herds, Lantry, SD
Restoring legendary Nevada City, MT
Protecting birds of prey and waterfowl, Missoula, MT
Clearing wilderness trails, Silver City, NM
Upgrade a high mountain trail, Durango, CO

yeah, hopefully we can get it filled out and notorized today and back in the mail. Otherwise it might cut it a bit too close. What kind of postage is on the return envelope? Hopefully next day air lol.

Team Marlboro projects:

Building the gulf coast bird observatory, Lake Jackson, UT
Historic lodge complex restoration, Rustic, CO
Building wildlife-safe fencing, Pinedale, WY
Legendary trail restoration, Colorado Springs, CO
Restoring the Colorado plateau, Moab, UT
Preserving wild mustang herds, Lantry, SD
Restoring legendary Nevada City, MT
Protecting birds of prey and waterfowl, Missoula, MT
Clearing wilderness trails, Silver City, NM
Upgrade a high mountain trail, Durango, CO

Nice. Is that the order you picked or just the random order listed? Not sure what she will like most but I have to try to downplay any "work" that may be involved and make it out more a fun active vacation to keep her motivated lol (though that is what I think they will mostly end up being like anyway).
Yep, she got it! Just waiting for her to get home from work to go get the couple forms notarized. Then will fill the rest out and get it out tonight or tomorrow.

Although she will need to decide which she will like best, the shorter ones may be good…besides the anxiety of being out with a bunch of strangers doing hard manual labor (her imagination of what it will be lol), the main negative will be being away from our 1 year old daughter for that long…which I can completely understand. So maybe that will help some lol.

I’ll let you know which she decides on. Maybe you will end up at the same one.

edit…might need to go buy a pack of marlboros so she can at least sign the forms without committing total fraud :/. I mean lighting a cigarette and taking a puff would fall under the definition of being a "smoker" right?
I would say that qualifies as being a smoker!

Congrats!

I would say that qualifies as being a smoker!

Congrats!

lol yeah, figured it’s the least I could do. Sent everything off today and now just have to hope she qualifies and passes background check…which I don’t see any reason why she wouldn’t

I stayed out of it and completely let her pick rank of the trips. Here is what she chose for the top 3:

Restoring legendary Nevada City, MT
Historic lodge complex restoration, Rustic, CO
Upgrade a high mountain trail, Durango, CO

I’m getting more jealous by the day lol.

You aren’t the only one

But seriously, that’s awesome…congrats

I had the same for #3. The ones involving home-repair-ish type projects I had lower, I have enough of that crap to do at home, haha.

My top 3 are
Preserving wild mustang herds, Lantry, SD
Protecting birds of prey and waterfowl, Missoula, MT
Upgrade a high mountain trail, Durango, CO

My #10 is the "Building the gulf coast bird observatory, Lake Jackson, UT" I’ve spent my whole life around gulf coast estuaries, so that’s not very exciting for me.

She put the Texas one as her 10…she said "I definitely don’t want to go to Texas" for whatever reason lol.

We do "gold prospecting" as a kind of hobby so that could be why she picked that one. That one sounded cool to me as well lol. And the birds of prey sounded pretty awesome to me as well. Actually, I wouldn’t mind do any of them…they are all probably going to be a lot of fun and I’m still curious what kind of "off hours" activities they will have planned for you all.

I still have my fingers crossed for a chance to win a ranch trip from this contest lol.
This week’s answers:
1. $3
2. he gets tackled
3. true
4. snus
5. Merlin I think, I kinda zoned out

I actually tried the marlboro peppermint snus. I’ve never tried any sort of tobacco you keep in your mouth (dip, chew, chaw, snus, whatever). I didn’t notice any sort of nicotine effect, and it was about the same as if I stuck a piece of nasty peppermint gum between my cheek and gums. I can’t imagine anybody getting any sort of enjoyment or benefit from marlboro’s snus.

This week’s answers:
1. $3
2. he gets tackled
3. true
4. snus
5. Merlin I think, I kinda zoned out

I actually tried the marlboro peppermint snus. I’ve never tried any sort of tobacco you keep in your mouth (dip, chew, chaw, snus, whatever). I didn’t notice any sort of nicotine effect, and it was about the same as if I stuck a piece of nasty peppermint gum between my cheek and gums. I can’t imagine anybody getting any sort of enjoyment or benefit from marlboro’s snus.

Merlin is correct.
Just got a belt buckle today in the mail for playing the Rope Slinger game.
Apparently they send you a gift for your b-day as well, I got a wall-mount bottle opener, just like this one:

Apparently they send you a gift for your b-day as well, I got a wall-mount bottle opener, just like this one:

my bday is thursday
I got earbuds outta nowhere. Fucking things are the cheapest I’ve ever seen.

yep, mine sound like shit…but free is free

I plan on using them for traveling, so if I do lose them its not a big deal

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