What Does The Prize Patrol Do When Winner Isn’t Home?

PrizePatrol

Imagine this…
The big SuperPrize winner is selected…the Prize Patrol travel plans are finalized…the flight takes off without a delay…the roses are picked up without a hitch…EVERYTHING is going exactly according to plan…and THEN, the big moment…the Prize Patrol excitedly runs up to the winner’s door…rings the bell…and NO ONE IS HOME!

WHAT DO THEY DO?

It’s a question we get asked ALL THE TIME. What DOES the Prize Patrol do if the winner isn’t home?

Have YOU ever wondered about this? Well, I’m here to tell you the answer. And if you think I’m going to say “they go give the prize to someone else” or even worse, “they don’t give away the prize at all” – THINK AGAIN! The winner not being home is something that happens ALL THE TIME when the Prize Patrol travels the country awarding Big Checks, and I can promise you, our winners ALWAYS get the money.

That’s right! Whether they have to wait for hours outside the winner’s home OR enlist the help of some friendly neighbors OR even hunt them down (at work, the supermarket or local neighborhood spot), the Prize Patrol does WHATEVER they need to deliver that Big Check!

So exactly how long has the Prize Patrol waited for a winner to come home? To find this out, I checked in with Danielle Lam, Prize Patrol Elite. And boy did she have A LOT of funny stories!

The first was about a Prize Patrol trip that didn’t go exactly as planned — the delivery to our $1 Million winner Rory Bellamy from Cleveland, Ohio. At the start, everything was going very smoothly. So smooth that Danielle even told Dave Sayer and Todd Sloane that “this is one of the smoothest running Prize Patrol trip’s I’ve ever done!”. Unfortunately, she had spoken too soon!

Prize Patrol with Rory Bellamy

Because when the Prize Patrol showed up at Rory’s house, he was not home! Quickly, they jumped into action, thinking of a Plan B to find Mr. Bellamy. After asking a neighbor for help, it turned out that Rory was out for the day working as a house painter and wouldn’t be returning until 3:00 PM! 5 hours later, a family member of Rory’s who lived across the street was able to call his cell phone and trick him into coming home ASAP to check on something at her house. Total Prize Patrol wait time: 6 HOURS! WOW!

Sometimes, instead of waiting, the Prize Patrol relies on quick thinking. That’s exactly what happened when Danielle was on the road to present a Big Check for $20,000 to Lisa Tangeman in Daytona, Florida. Surprise, surprise, Lisa was not home when they pulled up in the van. Luckily, Danielle came up with the idea of getting in touch with one of Lisa’s family members, her husband Mark.

Mark convinced Lisa that she needed to return home because their new lawn mower was being delivered. Seeming like a completely harmless request, Lisa headed home where she was surprised by Danielle — and that $20,000 Big Check! Her reaction was a perfect mix of pure joy and disbelief, exactly what we hope for when presenting a winner with their check.

So folks, those are just 2 examples of what the Prize Patrol can do if the winner isn’t home. The important thing to remember is there is NOTHING to worry about. If you’re our big winner, you will DEFINITELY get your money — NO EXCEPTIONS!

But remember, first you have to enter for your chance to win! Then who knows…the Prize Patrol could be knocking on YOUR door next!

Amanda

Amanda C.


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Clark Orange said...

No matter what I’m not home but i ever far away.

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Natasha Davis said...

Hi Amanda and thanks for the blog. I am hoping to become the next Publishers Clearing House winner. I feel it in me, you have no idea :). Good luck everyone in it to win it and never giving up. Lets make 2014 a winning one woohoo. And congratulations to all the extravaganza winners and many more blessings to come. Well getting back to #Blackfish…. Goodnight…

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Natasha Davis said...

I would love to see Dave, Danielle and Todd on February 28, 2014. It would be a dream come true…..#family#love#1Dream#Future. Thanks again for all the fun winning opportunities:):):):)

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
If I’ll be not at my house the Prize Patrol can found me at my work. Thank You Amanda C.

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patrice pope said...

I really hope o win it would mean so much and if I’m NT hone I’m not far away. Believe. Me lol be blessed you guys

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James Morton said...

I am always at home unless I have a doctor appointment if so there will be someone there to know where I am at and I always got my phone with me if I win it would mean the world to me so god will be with me

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Sharon Reese said...

It would be great if they are coming ringing my doorbell to surprise me. God Bless :-)

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Joyce Webber said...

You Guys are Great!

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emaline kirker said...

im so glad and happy for all the winners and yes i do want to see the prize patrol at my house v/ky on 2/28 and im glad that they reasure that they wait on the winner to come home or go to there worksite or the neibors all my family tells me not give up theres time i feel like it but i hang on to my faith and believe cause im in need and so is my son and my friends aespecially my communityi would share thats my word of honner!!!!!

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Yolanda Little said...

Great article Amanda! It’s good to know PCH will go out of their way to find the winners.

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quitta said...

I remember seeing these exciting moments :)

P.S. If I’m not home, the lady upstairs can tell you exactly where I could be found…..

So excited and I just can’t hide it……I would like to become a winner, but whoever wins I will be happy for them. I like what PCH do for others….the house where dreams do come TRUE!

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Keeper of the Birds said...

I sure hope so…. Happy President’s day

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Shannon Locke said...

What happens if your neighbors are mostly retired and dont come out the house much …or if your not married? And the houses are spaced apart…if it ever happens to me… Please contact my son or mom or dad… Please dont leave.. oh yes and I bought a new doorbell from PCH too so i can hear you all. I hope i made you smile. Im not sure if i’d ever get a visit im hopeful just please dont leave if i am not home…………..PLEASE!

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Derek Grandchampt said...

Live life to the fullest.Love God and happiness.God Bless the people of PCH making dreams come true for some one all the time

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quitta said...

Hello again, hopefully the computer generate my superprize number….it sure would be nice.

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Christopher P Jones said...

Hopefully, Ill see the PCH prize patrol team shortly. Bless all of y’all!

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Tonya Chiles said...

Alway’s Home, If Not, I Am Not Far Away I’m Living With MS. Please Come Soon!!

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steven rothwell said...

I hope I get to win cause I have been trying to do what I have been doing what I can do with the stuff you have me to do so please let me win this time and thank you
your friend
Steven rothwell

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Kanika Loeung said...

I wish to the Famous Prize Patrol would come to surprise me in front of my house in the next a few week.

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Lorraine Wise said...

To the PCH Angels

Please make my dream come true.
God bless you all I believe in you

Sincerely, Lorraine Wise

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Jacqueline brothers said...

Its good to hear u dont give up…im home most of the time so come on over ..lol …I will be waiting

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Dee Dee said...

Come to my house Please :)

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Stancio Hassan Butler said...

It doesn’t matter that if I’m not home on weekdays when the famous Prize Patrol crew are going to find me and surprise me at JDI a non profit program right away with $1,000,000.00 JACKPOT AT STAKE!

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Donna Oliver said...

thanks for the blog Amanda, and I hope to see the prize patrol at my door one day, and I hope I will be home, if not, I am sure, one of MY neighbors will know how to get in touch with me. so until then, I will keep playing, entering, winning the small prizes(yes you really do win prizes here)-and hoping one day for the chance to meet them, and LUCKY THE BIG CHECK, with my name on it. now, back to playing games, did I say I love games!!!

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Michael Morris said...

Hello PCH my name is Michael Morris in Humble Texas, looking forward to seeing y’all knocking on my door on February 28,2014. Can’t wait to meet you.

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Scott Raines said...

They ask your neighbors and friends about what time you will be home

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amanda duncan said...

Hi Amanda its Amanda lol. I have a serious illness. Somedays i sleep for days when my body shuts down. How would that work?

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Paul Polletta said...

Nice to know Amanda, Must be exciting to see people receive their dream of a life time, winning, A job will done to all

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pj said...

Knock knock….prayineg I meet y ou all! pj

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Tyrone Fitzpatrick said...

Just give a call, and I will find you.

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gina castanza said...

The big super prize day, I can be found at work at a University and that would be huge if all could see that the PCH is just that: REAL!

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Holly Messinese said...

If I thought I had a chance in winning, I would be very close to home. : )

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Lyra Wallace said...

They would wait for you to get home . That what I think A winner is a winner . Or find where they work ….happy happy giving .

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Willie J. Mitchell said...

appreciate it that you will wait for Winner or me Even they are not at Home… appreciate it because We will trust in the PCH Patrol.
Thank you,
Willie J. Mitchell

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gloria page said...

add your comment here

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nataska ashworth-white said...

find my husband if I win

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brent Lambert said...

I would love to win

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gloria page said...

Do anyone every win in somerset n.j for real.

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Sarah Kalenda said...

That is so wonderful and considerate that they wait for the winner to either come home, or go to where the winner is. It would be entirely too disappointing to find out that you won something, but was not “home” to claim it.

Sure that the winners appreciate your waiting for them!

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Winifred Korkuc said...

add your comment here

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Laura Shackleford said...

If i’m not home I am surely not too far away. What a GREAT surprise it would be to come home and see all of you at PCH :)

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Becky Thorpe said...

my address shows up on gps in the wrong place 911 emergency services changed our address now gps shows we live a mile away from where we actually live. can you find me if that happens

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Marquise Nelson said...

add your comment here

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Nicole Hastings said...

Hey thanks , but another question I thought it be in here… I have a PO Box because I don’t get mail at my house. What do they do then… I’ve never asked because I know I’ll never win lol just a dream … And I still live playing the games and answering the questions

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Tammy Mossburg said...

I will make easy for you I work at the airport in Omaha, Ne.

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Fran Carroll said...

This message is made to Natasha. I personally felt goodness in your comment. Not only did you wish good fortune for yourself, but for everyone else too. May you be rewardwd in someway, I am sure you deserve it.

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Beverly Ritch said...

Nice to know you all do what you need to in order to deliver the prize checks! I cross my fingers daily in hopes I am next!

I dare you to change my life! ;)

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carole peck said...

Hi PCH Prize Patrol,

I want u guys know that I am working part time job as peer support enhancement at Utah Independence Living Center Fridays Feb 28th all day 9 30 till 4pm then get home by Trax around 5 30PM take 20 min walk from trax. If u would like the address where I work at 3445 South Main Street. Salt Lake City UT 84117.

Hope to see u guys will light up my life…

Thanks,

Carole Peck

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wesley said...

add your comment here

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Anna Crawford said...

Thank Goodness! I’m happy I read this. I had wondered as well what happened if the recipient was “out of pocket”.

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Jennifer Hinman said...

What if, like me, a truck driver wins? Or gone out of town for some reason. I know I am hardly home. I doubt you would wait 3-5 days! What would you do then?

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Debbie Ledbetter said...

If I’m lucky enough to win this time..I’m leaving on vacation from Feb 24th through March 17th…Hope you’d STILL wait for ME….

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Marquise Nelson said...

Well if I new I was the winner I would be at home waiting so it is apparent that the winners don’t know that they have won or they would be at home I always have wondered how that works with the PCH PRIZE PATROL leaving and not contacting the winner it seems odd to do that but if you are surprising the winner I guess that’s the way to do it.

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wesley ivey said...

I like that.

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eliabeth robbins said...

If a person has a p.o box how do you contact them?

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Kathy Bailey said...

I am Sooo releived to know this; I can’t wait for you to get here. My momma’s 74th B-Day is the 29th…She’s gonna have the best B-day EVER!!! : )

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Joseph Beck said...

I love the absolute dedication…just amazing :D fingers and eyes crossed for the win :D Good Luck Everyone

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maria alexander said...

i ll be home God willing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kenethtabatt said...

well that cool i sit in my rig longer did not get paid thats very cool pepel love is there ok cool beens.

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karen l garner said...

Good to know that they will find us. I have moved to Macon No. So my address has change hope they will find me.!! What a Wonderful feeling to win …I have never won anything in my life!! It would be Amazing!!

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deborahpoller18@gmail.com said...

NICE !!!! :)

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Gertrude Harris said...

I am never far away, maybe to the grocery store but not gone long.Would love to win, have been playing for 40 myrs.

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Monica Schmidt said...

If I win I will be so freaking happy! I wanna be a millionaire! I want to be able to help people In need! It makes people so happy if you can help them with their every day problems. That would be the best :)
I want to win the million a year for life on feb 28! I hope to see then at my door!!! :D

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Tawania Mitchell said...

That’s why I LOVE PCH You Guys are awesome your going over and beyond making sure the winner receive there check I’ve watched your videos on PCH tv and YouTube channel doing exactly that supreme and job well done

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Doretha kee said...

It sure would be nice to answer my door with PCH on the other side with a wonderful prize.

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jeannine cyr said...

iwould love to win I tried but no noke on my door. I pray every day.havent won yet. so please come to my house. thank you.

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Inez Sidow said...

I would love to me Dave, Danielle,and Todd on February 28th 2014, it would be a great honor.

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Esther Albrecht said...

It would be the BIGGEST THRILL of my life to WIN from PCH!!!!!

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Barbara Anderson said...

Glad to know what happens when a prize winner is not home. Ihad thought about taking the day off to be home just in case the Prize Patrol came to my home!

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Emma Hall said...

you can knock at my door, i am never gone long.

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Ms Pittsburgh said...

I have 3 jobs and I don’t use my house address when I play PCH b/c I don’t have a house, I just live there. I hope they can find me at my p.o. box. I will only be able to retire if PCH finds me please!!!!

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Phyllis Paschack said...

Contemplating a cruise leaving day b4-Feb 27, 2014. If I was away until that Sunday & was fortunate 2 win, wud u wait 4 me 2 return? Wudnt that b a wonderful miracle? Please advise. TUVM. PHYLLIS

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Emma Hall said...

I KNOW THAT YOU THREE DO YOUR RESEARCH AND FIND OUT WHERE THEY ARE.

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Ida Smith said...

Its nice to know, you can still receive your blessings even if your not home.

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Emily S.Brown said...

glad to know all this!!

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Stella Pingrey said...

Wpuld be a good gift and I would do so many Things.

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lisa thomson said...

Please god , I would love to be one of those lucky people who wins. I really would love to see us finally out of debt. I don’t even know what it feels like to be debt free.

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peggy curtis said...

if we get a nice suv we are to grandma, take her on trip with us any where

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Jason fugarino said...

Has anyone ever been on vacation and wasn’t expected to be home for a few days?

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VICKI HOVERKAMP said...

this is the best ever!! I LOVE READING AND WATCHING ALL THE WINNERS HOPING THAT SOME DAY IT MAY JUST BE MEEEE!!!!! WOOHOO COW GIRL UP PCH FAMILY!!

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sang h said...

Let me win first then we talk

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Joyce Haywood said...

I WANT BE VERY FAR AWAY FROM HOME AND HAVE FAITH i WILL WIN!

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Crystal Best said...

This is good to know. But what if the winner is out of town and can’t return for 2 days??

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angie sly said...

I’m always home, I have no car to go anywhere. Sad but true.

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Helen Rahn said...

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR DANIELLE LAM IS AN IMPOSTER AND A THIEF????? SHE MESSAGES ME SO IT WOULND SHOW UP ON AN EMAIL TELLING.ME I HAD.TO GO TO A SPECIFIC PLACE TO SEND MONEY BY WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM AT 1:00 A.M. IN THE MORNING. THEN SHE HAD SOME CLOWN CALL ME SAYING HE WAS DAVE SAYER, THE IDIOT DIDNT EVEN SOUND AMERICAN. I EMAILED PCH, NO RESPONSE. REAL NICE. THANKS FOR THE HEADACHE!!!! SCAMMERS!!!!!!

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Darcy Lazauskas said...

Hi Amanda
My name is Darcy and deaf from Houston,tx!
Thank you for letting me know! That is so nice of y’all to wait and will not give others if we aren’t home. But, I will make sure y’all don’t wait that long like 6 hours…poor thing! If I am not at home I probably will be at work only 7 minutes away or I d come home for lunch hour to wait for y’all! :) if y’all need to reach me please use text only or call my dad! I have nice people next door (on my right side) that have 2 dogs. They are always checking for me and I have dogs (my dogs are sweet) to bark for the door to communicate with me! :) I can read lip if you talk clearly or can bring my friend to interpreter for us with no problem with either of those! Please please come to Houston tx and counting days! I am waiting for a prize number 1 million! I am all in it and faithful! Thank you!

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Carroll V. Weisenberg said...

I definitely want to be a winner … I live in Seneca,S.C. … a great town to visit … hope to see you all real SOON …

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Rhonda Gibbs said...

I did wonder what they would do,so now I won’t worry when they come!

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norman lites said...

liked it yes way to go patrol

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Shelley Bernhardt said...

That’s awesome!!! Stay say Prize Patrol!!! GOD BLESS!!!!

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william clark said...

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Joanne mccown said...

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Cynthia Felt said...

my new address is 3614 Stevens ave. Mpls,Mn.55409

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