My name is Dion and I was fortunate enough to have been selected as a winner of one of AmericanTrucks.com’s contests. I had come across the website by way of a google search when I was looking for a V8 emblem for my Ford F-150 truck. The link took me to exactly what I was searching for. While I was filling in all the required information for my purchase, I noticed a banner ad showing a contest giveaway they were having. Being a person who doesn’t win these types of contests, I thought “What the heck,” and I entered it. I only needed to give an email address. No purchase was required, even though I was making a small purchase. I was hopeful that the karma would help. I received my emblem a few days later and placed it my tailgate. I was very pleased. I had even forgotten that I entered a contest when I made that purchase.
Approximately a month later, I saw a call come up with an unfamiliar number. I ignored it. A few days later another call. I let it go to voicemail. When I had time to listen to my messages, I heard a gentleman informing me I was selected as the winner of the sweepstakes. At first, I thought it was a scam. After delaying for over an hour or so I called the number back. A very polite fellow answered.
He was Jake Roberts and apparently was involved in the marketing/promotion division of the company. He asked where I’ve been. “I’ve been trying to get a hold of you. You have $5,000 to spend on your truck, plus additional for installation costs,” he told me. Needless to say, I was floored! I was quite surprised and in disbelief!
We discussed what further information was needed on my end, and I would be contacted when I was green-lighted to spend my winnings.
So, a few days later, while I was on vacation, an email came across saying the $5K was in my account on the website ready for me to use.
I still couldn’t believe it!”