Thank you to Ricky Dillon and fans for raising $50,000 for Crisis Text Line
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Four different cities and four different winners! Winners were sent to San Diego, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and New York City where each could have an awesome time with the amazing Ricky Dillon.
Here is what St. Louis winner, Katelynn Metz, had to say about the experience!
How did you hear about the Meet Ricky Dillon! Experience on Chideo? I heard about the meet and greet from Ricky's videos. When I found out he was going to St. Louis, I was like "heck ya!"
How long have you been a fan of Ricky Dillon? I have been a Ricky Dillon fan for two years. I was obsessed with vine and Nash Grier. I watched the video 'What Guys look For In Girls.' It had Nash, Cameron, and Jc Caylen. I looked up Jc Caylen on Youtube and found O2L. I love them all. (Maybe Ricky a little bit more. ;) )
Have you ever won anything before? What was your reaction when you found out you had won? I have won small things before: the movie Dear John and 1st place in best short story, but never anything like this. When I saw the email, I checked it multiple times to make sure it was real. I didn't think this was real until I was there, watching him hug and greet fans. My favorite part of the event was actually talking to him. It feels strange because they are finally in front of you. They don't feel 100% real until then. It was awesome. He was awesome.
Next, let's see what New York City winner, Kathleen Waterbury, thought about the whole experience!
How did you hear about the Meet Ricky Dillon! Experience on Chideo? I heard about the Meet Ricky Dillon! Experience from one of Ricky's videos on his YouTube channel.
How long have you been a fan of Ricky Dillon? I have been a fan of Ricky since he began making videos actually. I started off watching his stop motion videos and thought they were amazing, because stop motion videos take forever to make and perfect, and I have watched him ever since.
What made you decide to enter the sweepstakes? I had recently donated to Connor Franta's charity and thought it was cool how you could get merchandise from YouTubers, while donating to a good cause. So when Ricky announced that he was also doing a campaign I was really excited, because I really admire Ricky, and the cause he was supporting was amazing as well. I know how much it helped them, plus I love giving back.
Have you ever won anything before? What was your reaction when you found out you had won? I've never won anything like this before, and it was super exciting when I found out. I was initially disappointed when they had announced the winners and I wasn't one of them, but I was happy for whoever won, and I was still glad I donated. A day or two later I got an email from Chideo saying that I had won the NYC trip because the original winner hadn't stepped forward to claim the reward, and I freaked out. I had been wanting to visit New York in the winter for a LONG time, and to go there with my friends to meet Ricky, was a dream come true.
What was your favorite moment at the event? The Pizza Party was really fun, because it was really cool to talk with Ricky and Shelby one on one, and get a TON of photos. Ricky was super sweet and called a lot of people’s friends who weren't there as well.
What would you like others out there to know about being a part of a sweepstakes that gives back to a special cause, in this case, Crisis Text Line? If you are trying to decide whether to donate or not, go for it. Honestly, it is such a rewarding experience, and I went into it thinking I wasn't going to win. Donating is a great way to give back to the greater community, and that is a reward in itself. You never know, you may win a trip like I did. It was a great way to start my year, and not a day goes by that I don't think about how much fun I had.
Here is what the father of three and the Minneapolis winner, Adam Leibovich, had to say about his children's time at the Ricky Dillon meet and greet!
How did you hear about the Meet Ricky Dillon! Experience on Chideo? My daughter, Olivia, told me about the Meet Ricky Dillon Experience on Chideo. She wanted to go to the meet and greet, and so we gave her that as a birthday present.
Have you ever won anything before? What was your [or your child(ren)'s] reaction when you found out you had won? We have never won a sweepstakes before. The children were absolutely stunned. They did not believe it was true. It took a while for my wife and I to believe it was real as well.
What was your favorite moment at the event? Watching our kids react to meeting Ricky. Probably it was my youngest child’s reaction (Harry), since the older two were trying to play it cool, although they didn't do a great job at it either.
Everybody who donated made this Ricky Dillon Experience such an amazing time. Here at Chideo we would like to thank each and every one you for helping out such a great cause.
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Thank you to Ricky Dillon and fans for raising $50,000 for Crisis Text Line
Enter for a chance to win four VIP tickets to an exclusive meet and greet and dinner with YouTube Star Ricky Dillon in one of four major cities in the United States!
This Experience is governed by the Chideo Official Sweepstakes Rules. By participating, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules, this Experience Details Page and the decisions of the Sponsor/judges, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Experience.
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to individuals who at the time of entry are 13 years of age or older in the 50 US/DC or at least 18 years of age and have reached the age of majority in their respective territory/province/ country of residence, which in some territories/ provinces/countries may be higher than 18 years of age. Also, due to the timing of the drawing and the trips, individuals must possess a valid passport and/or visa for travel to the United States, if applicable at the time of entry. Residents of the following countries/provinces are ineligible to participate: Quebec, Canada; Australia, Brazil; Argentina, Colombia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela; and all countries on the United States list of embargoed countries. Void where prohibited.
For each of the donation amounts listed below (in a single transaction), the donor will receive an entry/entries and the following reward:
$10: Thank you for your donation! You will receive 1 entry.
$25: The donor will receive a digital thank you message from Ricky Dillon and 3 entries.
$50: Option 1: The donor will receive one (1) admission to an exclusive meet and greet with Ricky Dillon in one of the selected cities and a “Live Inspired” T-shirt designed by Ricky Dillon, and 10 entries. Donors will receive their T-shirt at the event. Available while supplies last – limit 200 admissions per city.
$50: Option 2: The donor will receive a “Live Inspired” T-shirt designed by Ricky Dillon and 10 entries. This option does NOT include a meet and greet admission.
$50: Option 3: The donor will receive a “Tweet” T-shirt designed by Ricky Dillon and 10 entries. This option does NOT include a meet and greet admission.
$100:The donor will receive an exclusive signed photo of Ricky Dillon, a “Tweet” T-shirt and 40 entries. This option does NOT include a meet and greet admission.
$200: The donor will receive an exclusive signed photo, a signed poster designed by Ricky Dillon, a “Live Inspired” T-shirt and 200 entries. This option does NOT include a meet and greet admission.
$500: Receive a Skype call with Ricky Dillon, an exclusive signed photo, a signed poster designed by Ricky Dillon, a T-shirt and 500 entries to win. Available while supplies last – limit 30.
Rewards will be sent approximately 6-8 weeks from the promotion end date. (Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any reward for a reward of equal or greater value.)
Entry Methods: During the Experience Entry Period, donate to Teen Crisis Text Line, via Chideo to receive one or more entries and/or submit free mail entries (see Official Rules for more details).
Experience Entry Period: Starts at 6:00:00 p.m. PT on November 16, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on December 16, 2014. Mailed entries must be postmarked by December 16, 2014 and received by December 19, 2014. By entering, minor entrants confirm they have obtained parent/legal guardian consent to make a donation and/or enter by mail.
Random Drawing: Four (4) potential prize winners will be selected in a Random Drawing held at approximately 12:00 p.m. central time on December 19, 2014. Potential winners will have twenty-four (24) hours to respond to email notification. If a potential winner does not respond by stated deadline and/or the email notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected, time permitting. Each potential winner and his/her designated guests will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release Form or W-8 BEN and Background Check Consent Forms within two (2) days. (If an eligible winner is a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian must sign all required documents and accompany winner on trip). Noncompliance/failure to clear background check may result in prize forfeiture and an alternate may be selected, time permitting.
Four (4) Prizes: Each winner will receive four (4) VIP tickets to a Ricky Dillon meet and greet in one of four selected cities: New York City, New York, San Diego, California, St. Louis, Missouri, or Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prize includes meet and greet including dinner, two (2) nights hotel accommodations, round trip airfare for four (4) people and $500 USD in spending money. Trip dates will vary and will be determined by which meet and greet city the winner is randomly selected to attend. Approximate Retail Value $4400 USD each prize. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person/household.