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3 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2014 W... · 13 replies · +3 points

I agree, Cape Cod looks more similar--good sleuthing! California does have the seismologically active shelf creating dramatic formations, but depending on how you frame a shot, in some places along the vast Pacific coastline you could get Jack's pic. Maybe he's just being sneaky! :)

3 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2014 W... · 17 replies · +3 points

Looks like a northern California beach. Here's one example from Half Moon Bay. :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beryllos/87375600/in...

7 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Sweepstakes Entry ... · 0 replies · +6 points

I saw Summer's post about a home raffle on the last page. Here is another annual raffle; tickets are $150. This is for a renovated Victorian in San Francisco. Six bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 3 car garage. I love the house, but I would have to take the $2,800,000 because of the tax consequences.
http://www.sfraffle.com/Overview.aspx

13 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Take a Real-Life Tour ... · 1 reply · +2 points

My system is to ask for the daily e-mail reminders and then enter through that link. If I want to see if I have already entered for the day, I just look at my e-mail. :)

15 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Enter Now to Win HGTV ... · 0 replies · +3 points

Hi. Fellow Californian here. Enter by 9:00 p.m. Pacific each day, except for the last day, when you have to get it in by 2:00 p.m. Pacific.

15 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Enter Now to Win HGTV ... · 0 replies · +1 points

He should try a different browser from the one you use when you enter.

15 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Enter Now to Win HGTV ... · 0 replies · +2 points

If entries do go down, I will impute it to the birthday field. People are so sensitive to not giving that out, esp with this sweepstakes coming so soon after the Target data theft.

15 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Enter Now to Win HGTV ... · 0 replies · +1 points

ChicagoBirder, I totally understand. Needing to protect identify information creates miserable tension against that lifelong policy of accuracy.

Some people have been reporting unhappiness with the loss of the "remember me" auto fill feature, so if they add that, maybe they will fix the birthday issue at the same time. Anyway, good luck to you in all you do! :)

15 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Enter Now to Win HGTV ... · 3 replies · +1 points

ChicagoBirder, I don't know if you saw this conversation earlier in the blog, but I'm repeating it here in case you come back to see replies.

Use a different birthday. I've done that and won sweepstakes. When I win, they send me forms to fill out where I do have to give my real birthday and SSN and have it notarized. They then send the info to the IRS so winners will be sure to declare their winnings as income. The fact that I gave a different birthday to the sponsor on their entry form from what I put on the official papers when I was the winner didn't make a bit of difference. I agree, in this day and age giving out a correct birthday has become unwise. But you can still enter. I promise using a different birthday works--just pick a new one and use it consistently. Otherwise you might be disqualified by some sponsors in some sweeps if they suspect you are hiding behind fake data to get extra entries.

I admit, the first time I won a sweeps when I had used my sweeps birthday my heart was in my throat to see what would happen, but it was no problem at all. Sponsors are people and they understand. The birthday info is requested to make sure you are an eligible adult and for the marketing purposes. Securing your sensitive personal information doesn't impact the integrity of the sweepstakes. Using a sweeps birthday is what we all will want to do until all sweepstakes forms are changed to just asking for the year. Times have changed, so the forms will change, too.

It is great that people keep posting about this issue, so Scripps will know how important it is to us all. :)

15 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Enter Now to Win HGTV ... · 2 replies · +3 points

They used to put up a list that itemized everything. That was fun. But we used to nitpick at their list, so they don't put it up anymore. Anyway, that makes me think they still maintain such a list for the winner. I don't remember anything about how long people had to make up their minds about the options, but one winner did tell us that they made experts available to explain the ramifications.