Charity Win a Bronco Raptor - BONUS ENTRIES through Sunday (6/12)

Hey there!

Calling all Braptor fans! This is your chance to win a 2022 Bronco Raptor, Area-51 with the Lux package, while supporting the small Dearborn, Michigan nonprofit I work with: Henry Ford Estate: Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford. While I'm just the team's finance guy, I wanted to share this opportunity with Bronco lovers directly as I want to see this beast get in the hands of someone that will actually drive it.

I'm sharing a promo code that will give all Bronco6G members 40% more entries when donating to the sweepstakes through Sunday, June 12: BRAPTOREARLY. I'm also doing this same promotion for the Bronco6G forum, so you may see this offering there as well.

CLICK HERE FOR 40% MORE ENTRIES
https://www.tapkat.org/fair-lane-home-of-clara-and-henry-ford/v5R3xE?promo=BRAPTOREARLY

Absolutely any support is immensely appreciated! If you have any recommendations on how to help this fundraiser grow, please be sure to message me!

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Lastly, a huge thank you to the mods for allowing me to share this here and elsewhere! Without your support, I couldn't get this in the hands of those that deserve a Braptor the most!

FAQ
  • Who are you? This sounds like a scam.
    • I promise that this isn't a scam (that's exactly what a scammer would say, but I'm not). I'm Cody Tousignant, Director of Finance and Administration, at Henry Ford Estate: Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford. Last year we had a sweepstakes for a custom RTR Ford Bronco and the winner was a Dearborn native. I actually got to meet the winner and handed him the keys! He didn't want to make a big deal about winning it so we couldn't publicly advertise it like we wanted to. Prior to that, we did a raffle for a 2020 Roush Stage 3 Mustang.
  • When will the winning ticket be drawn?
    • December 30, 2022.
  • Why'd you pick Area-51 as the color instead of Code Orange?
    • I know this sucks, but we did it to appeal to the most people. I personally love Code Orange, but I recognize that some donors may despise it so we went with the safer choice.
  • YOU STOLE MY CHANCE TO BUY A BRAPTOR JUST TO GIVE IT AWAY!
    • I sure hope not! We acquired our Braptor through a different pool/channel than consumers have access to. This means that we didn't take away your chance to buy one!
  • Can I share this promo code?
    • Technically, yes. While I'd love for this to be exclusive to Bronco lovers, I'd also love for this to be a successful fundraiser, so share away!
  • What does the money support?
    • All profits are invested into the restoration and operations of the Estate, a public charity, with a portion going toward overhead like utilities, insurance, and security. Our small team of dedicated professionals works to highlight the craftsmanship of the artisans that built Fair Lane in 1915. We also get to restore some fun engineering marvels like Henry Ford's and Thomas Edison's hydro-powered generator that used to power the Estate and part of Dearborn, MI.
  • Is Fair Lane even open?
    • The Historic Gardens are open 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 7-days a week, and it's completely free to access! However, the buildings are all closed for restoration.
  • When will Fair Lane be open again?
    • It will be a long, phased opening, but I hope soon! My personal goal is to have such a successful sweepstakes that we can open the Clara and Henry's house at the end of 2023.
  • I want to see the inside!
  • What's the story behind Fair Lane?
    • The 1915 Estate was the home of Clara and Henry Ford up until their deaths in 1950 and 1947, respectively. Being an older home, the Ford family auctioned off most of the furniture and then transferred ownership to Ford Motor Company to use for their archives. In 1957, the Estate and a considerable chunk of land was donated to the University of Michigan so they could build an engineering campus near FMC headquarters. Up until 2010, the Estate was used as office and event space, essentially destroying its historical integrity. In 2013, the Estate, and a smaller parcel of land, was transferred to a public charity: Henry Ford Estate. The Estate's restoration was managed by the same leadership as the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, in Grosse Pointe Shores, until 2019 when Henry Ford Estate began managing its own restoration.
  • How can I learn more and follow the Estate's restoration?
  • I still have a question...
    • Post it here and I'll try my best to answer it!
PS: we're not marketing professionals. We're just dedicated professionals that have a passion for building our community based nonprofit. As such, I apologize for any clerical errors in this post!
 
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TurboS

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Thank you Cody! It's safe to say all of us here are Bronco Raptor enthusiast, some of us were fortunate enough to have a BR on order, and there are others waiting their turn, would be awesome to have someone here WIN! Of course, even those of us fortunate to have a BR on order, we all would appreciate the wife our spouses or significant other or whoever in our life would take our Raptor when we aren't looking having her their own!
 
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Thank you Cody! It's safe to say all of us here are Bronco Raptor enthusiast, some of us were fortunate enough to have a BR on order, and there are others waiting their turn, would be awesome to have someone here WIN! Of course, even those of us fortunate to have a BR on order, we all would appreciate the wife having here own!
I'm really hoping a true Braptor fan wins this sweepstakes - it's too nice for it to sit in a garage!
 

Rob41

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How cool would that be if one of us won and had two Raptors! Hell, I'm just hoping for some sort of confirmation that I've actually got one on the way, lol.

Hopefully the winners BRaptor won't be sitting at dirt mountain waiting on a chip for too long ;)
 
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Thank you Cody! It's safe to say all of us here are Bronco Raptor enthusiast, some of us were fortunate enough to have a BR on order, and there are others waiting their turn, would be awesome to have someone here WIN! Of course, even those of us fortunate to have a BR on order, we all would appreciate the wife having her own!
Umm lol I am the wife and I wouldn’t mind winning one so the hubby doesn’t destroy mine 😂🤣😂 what an awesome opportunity…. Can a Canadian win in this contest or is it open to US residents only?
Thx
 

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Umm lol I am the wife and I wouldn’t mind winning one so the hubby doesn’t destroy mine 😂🤣😂 what an awesome opportunity…. Can a Canadian win in this contest or is it open to US residents only?
Thx
Good question,
I searched the "Official Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations" and didn't find any reference to Canada.
I then seached the "Frequently Ask Questions" section then "Who can buy a ticket for this Sweepstakes?" and found:
"The Sweepstakes is open to anyone 18 years or older. Citizens and residents of the U.S. and any other country in which sweepstakes are legal may enter this sweepstakes. For more details on eligibility, please see the rules. All federal, state, local laws and regulations apply."

My bad on the above comment, my appologies, Fixed it. ;) oh and you may still want to hide your keys. :giggle:
 

Fukinstoned

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Good question,
I searched the "Official Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations" and didn't find any reference to Canada.
I then seached the "Frequently Ask Questions" section then "Who can buy a ticket for this Sweepstakes?" and found:
"The Sweepstakes is open to anyone 18 years or older. Citizens and residents of the U.S. and any other country in which sweepstakes are legal may enter this sweepstakes. For more details on eligibility, please see the rules. All federal, state, local laws and regulations apply."

My bad on the above comment, my appologies, Fixed it. ;) oh and you may still want to hide your keys. :giggle:
Yes I read the rules and didn’t see any issue!! Thanks so much and good luck to all that enter, would be nice to see it happen here ❤️
 

Fukinstoned

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Hey there!

Calling all Braptor fans! This is your chance to win a 2022 Bronco Raptor, Area-51 with the Lux package, while supporting the small Dearborn, Michigan nonprofit I work with: Henry Ford Estate: Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford. While I'm just the team's finance guy, I wanted to share this opportunity with Bronco lovers directly as I want to see this beast get in the hands of someone that will actually drive it.

I'm sharing a promo code that will give all Bronco6G members 40% more entries when donating to the sweepstakes through Sunday, June 12: BRAPTOREARLY. I'm also doing this same promotion for the Bronco6G forum, so you may see this offering there as well.

CLICK HERE FOR 40% MORE ENTRIES
https://www.tapkat.org/fair-lane-home-of-clara-and-henry-ford/v5R3xE?promo=BRAPTOREARLY

Absolutely any support is immensely appreciated! If you have any recommendations on how to help this fundraiser grow, please be sure to message me!

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Lastly, a huge thank you to the mods for allowing me to share this here and elsewhere! Without your support, I couldn't get this in the hands of those that deserve a Braptor the most!

FAQ
  • Who are you? This sounds like a scam.
    • I promise that this isn't a scam (that's exactly what a scammer would say, but I'm not). I'm Cody Tousignant, Director of Finance and Administration, at Henry Ford Estate: Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford. Last year we had a sweepstakes for a custom RTR Ford Bronco and the winner was a Dearborn native. I actually got to meet the winner and handed him the keys! He didn't want to make a big deal about winning it so we couldn't publicly advertise it like we wanted to. Prior to that, we did a raffle for a 2020 Roush Stage 3 Mustang.
  • When will the winning ticket be drawn?
    • December 30, 2022.
  • Why'd you pick Area-51 as the color instead of Code Orange?
    • I know this sucks, but we did it to appeal to the most people. I personally love Code Orange, but I recognize that some donors may despise it so we went with the safer choice.
  • YOU STOLE MY CHANCE TO BUY A BRAPTOR JUST TO GIVE IT AWAY!
    • I sure hope not! We acquired our Braptor through a different pool/channel than consumers have access to. This means that we didn't take away your chance to buy one!
  • Can I share this promo code?
    • Technically, yes. While I'd love for this to be exclusive to Bronco lovers, I'd also love for this to be a successful fundraiser, so share away!
  • What does the money support?
    • All profits are invested into the restoration and operations of the Estate, a public charity, with a portion going toward overhead like utilities, insurance, and security. Our small team of dedicated professionals works to highlight the craftsmanship of the artisans that built Fair Lane in 1915. We also get to restore some fun engineering marvels like Henry Ford's and Thomas Edison's hydro-powered generator that used to power the Estate and part of Dearborn, MI.
  • Is Fair Lane even open?
    • The Historic Gardens are open 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 7-days a week, and it's completely free to access! However, the buildings are all closed for restoration.
  • When will Fair Lane be open again?
    • It will be a long, phased opening, but I hope soon! My personal goal is to have such a successful sweepstakes that we can open the Clara and Henry's house at the end of 2023.
  • I want to see the inside!
  • What's the story behind Fair Lane?
    • The 1915 Estate was the home of Clara and Henry Ford up until their deaths in 1950 and 1947, respectively. Being an older home, the Ford family auctioned off most of the furniture and then transferred ownership to Ford Motor Company to use for their archives. In 1957, the Estate and a considerable chunk of land was donated to the University of Michigan so they could build an engineering campus near FMC headquarters. Up until 2010, the Estate was used as office and event space, essentially destroying its historical integrity. In 2013, the Estate, and a smaller parcel of land, was transferred to a public charity: Henry Ford Estate. The Estate's restoration was managed by the same leadership as the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, in Grosse Pointe Shores, until 2019 when Henry Ford Estate began managing its own restoration.
  • How can I learn more and follow the Estate's restoration?
  • I still have a question...
    • Post it here and I'll try my best to answer it!
PS: we're not marketing professionals. We're just dedicated professionals that have a passion for building our community based nonprofit. As such, I apologize for any clerical errors in this post!
Hi, I placed an order but for whatever reason the additions 40% was not added to my checked out items is there somewhere I can contact to have this fixed? Thanks in advance 😊
 

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Hi, I placed an order but for whatever reason the additions 40% was not added to my checked out items is there somewhere I can contact to have this fixed? Thanks in advance 😊
I would message: HenryFordEstate-Cody
I noticed when I initially selected the link above w/40% more the BRAPTOREARLY promo code was already in place, however once I went to other pages on the site such as FAQ's the promo code dropped off.
 

Fukinstoned

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I would message: HenryFordEstate-Cody
I noticed when I initially selected the link above w/40% more the BRAPTOREARLY promo code was already in place, however once I went to other pages on the site such as FAQ's the promo code dropped off.
I think that’s what happened and there was no going back to correct it 🥺 thanks I’ll message them that’s exactly what I did just figured the code was still applied as I read more about the property etc and checked out
 
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Hey there everyone!

A couple quick updates.
  • If anyone purchased entries and DID NOT receive the promo, send me a message or email me directly: CTousignant@HenryFordEstate.org. As some of you may have noticed, the promo code seems to go away after clicking away from the page. I want to make sure everyone here gets their bonus entries!
  • There's been some concerns shared with me on the Bronco6G forum about the sweepstake's authenticity. If there's absolutely any worries about the validity of this sweepstakes, please reach out to me, a mod, or read through my response at Bronco6G. I don't want to sully my relationship with this incredible community and hope to address everyone's concerns. https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...ntries-through-sunday-6-12.46455/post-1452602
  • I'm 99.99% sure that Canadian citizens are eligible to win. When meeting with TapKat's owner, the hosting website, he made it clear that we should advertise to Canada since a sweepstakes is legal there. I'll triple-confirm Monday morning when I can connect with him again.
As a reminder to everyone in this community, this 40% promo expires tonight, midnight EST. You're more than welcome to buy after that, but the general public launch won't be getting a bonus 40%. We'll likely offer a general public early bird at 20-25% bonus entries, then transition to no bonuses for a while.

Thank you for everyone's support! Even if you aren't planning on buying, I appreciate you reading through and learning a bit about our team!
 

Rob41

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I've got to say it is a great cause but the people running this seem really solid as well.

I'm happy to just help a bit but was also curious if I would even be able to win. I emailed them and mentioned that I would be shipped out again when the drawing is and wondered if I'd still be eligible. They quickly replied with "thank you for your service" and said they believed they would be able to make it happen even if they had to store it for a bit.

Yeah, I was taken aback by their response. So nice just to run into good people these days.
 

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