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As was done for model year 1967 Camaros, there were several contests, sweepstakes, games and raffles that gave away model year 1968 Camaros to those that participated.  This thread will document these giveaway model year 1968 Camaros through newspaper articles, advertisements, photos and memorabilia associated with each particular contest.  Through my research I have not only been able to find a copious amount of information about these sweepstakes, contests, games and raffles but in several cases I have been able to put a name and sometimes a face to those who actually won them so many decades ago. 

Perhaps you may remember a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even yourself participating in or even winning one of these contests.  If so, please share your recollections.

A separate thread has been created for 1967 model year Camaro contests, see it here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=19195.0
Stay tuned for a thread on 1969 model year Camaro contests.

A lot of what I will post was located at newspapers.com but I will identify the other digital newspaper repositories and other web sites where applicable.  To identify the particular newspaper, the date they were published and their location simply consult the file name under the image.

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September 1967
O'Reilly Chevrolet


"Do you or don't you?...want a brand new 1968 Camaro absolutely free for one full year!"
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September 1967
Noreen Sweepstakes


"Oshkosh residents win new cars"
"...won first prize, a pair of 1968 Camaro Sport Coupes, in the national Noreen pick your hair color sweepstakes for mother and daughter."


Surprisingly, this is the only thing I could find about this contest.  Perhaps I'll have to search inside women's magazines for more info on this one.
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September 1967
Don Allen Chevrolet


"Register for chance to win a new 1968 Camaro"
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September 1967
Golden Mall Camaro Sweepstakes


"Sponsored by the Burbank Golden Mall Merchants Committee, Camaro Sweepstakes features a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro as the Grand Prize."
"...this sparkling new automobile is currently being displayed on the mall."
"...participating stores...have labeled their windows and entrances with colorful, informative Camaro Sweepstakes banners."

"Preceding actual dedication of the mall by 23 days, the Camaro Sweepstakes,...will climax Thursday evening at 9pm in the parking lot..."
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September 1967
Baierl Chevrolet


"Win a new Camaro"
"Drawing Oct. 1st"

Not sure if they were giving away a left over, new 1967 Camaro or a brand new 1968.
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October 1967
Top Dollar Stores


"Win a 1968 Camaro"

"Win a 1968 Camaro by Chevrolet"
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October 1967
Top Dollar Stores


"Win a Camaro during our 18th Anniversary Celebration!"
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October 1967
Midway Chevrolet - Maryland


"Win a new Camaro tomorrow at Midway!"
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October 1967
Rolands 58th Anniversary


"Registration & Drawing '68 Camaro by Chevrolet"
"See the Camaro in our Downtown Window..."

"Registration and Drawing for a new 1968 Camaro V-8 by Chevrolet"
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October 1967
Biedermans


"Grand Opening"
"Win a Chevrolet Camaro to be given away free"
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November 1967
Bonus Texaco Stations


"You Too can win a new 1968 Camaro"
"...are the happy winners of a new 1968 Chevrolet Camaro given away October 18, 1967..."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the Camaro they are standing in front of look like a model year 1967 Camaro?  I know they are blocking the area of the vent windows but it looks like the car is devoid of side marker lights.  I believe those are also the base 1967 hub caps.  Perhaps the next Camaro they were giving away was a 1968.
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November 1967
Monte Mart 5th Anniversary Sale


"Free!  Win a new 1968 Camaro"

"Free!  Win a brand new 1968 Camaro"
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My 68 & 69 were sold new at O'Rielly Chevolet from reply 1. in 2024 they will celebrate 100 years..Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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My 68 & 69 were sold new at O'Rielly Chevolet from reply 1. in 2024 they will celebrate 100 years..Joe

Cool!  100 years is a long time to be in business!

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November 1967
Sears - Kansas City


"Win a 1968 Camaro"
"You may win a sporty new Camaro before Thanksgiving"
"Enter at any Sears store in Greater Kansas City"
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November 1967
Sears - Kansas City


"Win a '68 Camaro at Sears"

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November 1967
Belk-Harry Store


"Register at Belk-Harry for free Camaro"

"Register often at Belk-Harry for free Camaro to be given away Dec. 23rd."

These can be found here: https://www.digitalnc.org/collections/newspapers/
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November 1967
Homearama '67


"Win!  A new Chevrolet Camaro"
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November 1967
WGH Sweepstakes (Virginia Radio & TV Station )


"Win a Camaro for Christmas"
"You may win a Casey Camaro"

"Win a Casey Camaro"

Notice the second ad shows a "stock" photo of the 1967 Camaro RS/SS.
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December 1967
Contessa Inn


"Visit Contessa Inn now and register for new Camaro sports car"
"Drawing to be held...Dec. 20"
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December 1967
Loblaws Double Money Bingo (Canada)


"Win a 1968 Camaro for Christmas!"


"Free! 1968 Camaros"
"Extra Grand Prize Rally Sports Convertible"


"Win 1968 Camaros One Each Week"
"Extra Grand Prize Camaro 1968 Rally Sports Convertible"
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December 1967
Midway Chevrolet - Arizona


"Win a '68 Camaro from Midway Chevrolet"
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That is all of them from calendar year 1967.  Plenty more to come from calendar year 1968.  Stay tuned.
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Thanks for doing this, the other parts of the contest/ads are also classic.

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Thanks for doing this, the other parts of the contest/ads are also classic.

Your welcome
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January 1968
National Food Stores Double Money Bingo


"Free  A 1968 fully equipped Nickey Camaro"

"...is receiving the keys of his brand new Chevrolet Camaro..."
"...won his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro in National's new Game No. 2 Double Money Bingo!"
"National is going to give one Camaro a week away."
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January 1968
National Food Stores Double Money Bingo


"I won a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro"

"Free!  A Nickey Chevrolet Camaro to be given away each week."
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January 1968
Red & White Food Stores


"Enter Red & White Sweepstakes"
"Grand Prize, A new Chevrolet Camaro..."
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February 1968
Calgary Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealers (Canada)


"Win a Camaro!"
"Be one of the 2 lucky Camaro winners in Calgary"

"Congratulations...you've won a Camaro"
"You could still be one of the lucky Camaro or Firebird winners"
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February 1968
Edmonton Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealers (Canada)


"Win a Camaro!"
"Be one of the 2 lucky Camaro winners in Edmonton"

"Hurry! Hurry!  You still have time to win a Camaro"
"You still have time to be one of the 2 Camaro winners in Edmonton"

"Congratulations...You've won a Camaro"
"You could still be one of the lucky Camaro or Firebird winners"
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February 1968
Greater Vancouver Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealers (Canada)

"Win a Camaro!"
"Be one of the 2 lucky Camaro winners in Greater Vancouver"

"Don't miss your chance to win a Camaro"
"You still have time to be one of the 2 Camaro winners in Greater Vancouver"

"Congratulations...You've won a Camaro"
"You could still be one of the lucky Camaro or Firebird winners"
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February 1968
Morrison Chevrolet-Oldsmobile (Canada)


"Win a Camaro!"
"You could be the lucky Camaro winner in Victoria"

"Everybody and his dog is rushing to take the G.M. Mark of Excellence road test at Morrison's where they might win a new Camaro!"
"You can win the Camaro here, too!"
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February 1968
Saskatoon Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealers (Canada)


"Win a Camaro!"
"You could be the lucky Camaro winner in Saskatoon"

"Hurry!  Hurry!  You still have time to win a Camaro"
"You still have time to be the Camaro winner in Saskatoon"
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February 1968
Montreal Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealers (Canada)


"Don't miss your chance to win a Camaro"
"You still have time to be one of the 6 Camaro winners in Metropolitan Montreal"

"Announcing more happy winners"
"You've each won a Camaro"
"You could still be one of the lucky Camaro or Firebird winners"
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February 1968
Ottawa-Hull Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealers (Canada)


"Hurry!  Hurry!  You still have time to win a Camaro"
"You still have time to be one of the 2 Camaro winners in Ottawa-Hull"

"Congratulations...You've won a Camaro"
"You could still be one of the lucky Camaro or Firebird winners"

"2nd winner"
"...proudly stands beside the 1968 Camaro he won in the General Motors Mark of Excellence Road Test."
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March 1968
Regina Motor Products Chevrolet (Canada)


"Congratulates...You've won this beautiful new Camaro"

"We'd also like to thank everyone who took a Mark of Excellence Road Test and entered our Camaro contest."
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March/April 1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes
Contest started April 1, 1968


"Announcing Double Dino Dollars"
"One stop is like two stops for any other game"
"Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes"

"Sinclair offers a Camaro a day.  Just in case $2500 isn't enough."

"If you lose the first time...we give you a second chance."
"Everyday we're offering a Camaro, The Hugger."

"We don't give you a single chance to win.  We give you two."

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April 1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes
Contest started April 1, 1968


Poster that was placed at the Sinclair gas station.
"Week of April 8th 1968"
"CAMARO-A-DAY-SWEEPSTAKES"
"Check Your Numbers Here!"

"Win up to $2500 and maybe a Camaro too!"
"Check these numbers...You may have won a 1968 Camaro!"

"...or win a Camaro-A-Day sweepstakes prize"


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Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes
Contest started April 1, 1968


There was even a 30 second television commercial for this contest.  See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrN35gZL4fI

Notice the "Camaro-A-Day-Sweepstakes metal sign and the "Check Your Numbers Here" poster on top of the hood of the 1968 Camaro.  The fourth picture is an image of one of those metal signs that was sold on ebay a while back.

Image 4 came from worthpoint.com

 
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April/May 1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes
Contest started April 1, 1968




Images 1 & 2 came from https://texashistory.unt.edu/
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May 1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes


"Grand Opening"

"You may have a Camaro in your coat pocket."

Photo of a Sinclair service station circa May 1968.  Notice the "Play Double Dino Dollars" sign.  Also notice the "Check Your Numbers Here" poster on the window.  It came from commons.m.wikimedia.org

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June 1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes


"Check Your Numbers Here!" poster
"CAMARO-A-DAY-SWEEPSTAKES"
"Week of June 17th 1968"

"An Irving man has won a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro in Sinclair Refining Company's Double Dino Dollars game..."
"He became a winner by matching the number of his game with the one listed at the service station"
"...the Camaro will be delivered...in the next few days."

"Sinclair made a winner out of..."
"He's got a Camaro to prove it"


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July 1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes


"Get Started! Play Sinclair Double Dino Dollars"
"Daily Bonus! Sinclair offers a free Camaro!


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Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes

Game pieces

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Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes

More game pieces

worthpoint.com
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September/October/December1968
Sinclair Double Dino Dollars/Camaro-A-Day Sweepstakes


"Wins new Camaro at local station"

"...of Pomeroy won a brand new Camaro in the Double Dino Dollars game at our station Saturday night."

"Sinclair made a winner out of...He's got a Camaro to prove it."

Notice the reason the owner placed a classified ad for his 1962 Cadillac in the newspaper: "Reason owner won Camaro, Dino Dollar"
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Back to the Spring of 1968

April 1968
Hunter-Weidner Chevrolet


"A brand new 1968 Chevrolet Camaro will be given away absolutely free to the lucky winner of a door prize drawing during the Grand Opening days at the new headquarters of Hunter-Weidner Chevrolet."
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April+ 1968
Scott County Times Newspaper Subscription Extension Contest


"Enter contest today - win the Camaro sport coupe"

"Which one of these contestants will win the Camaro?"

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April+ 1968
Scott County Times Newspaper Subscription Extension Contest


"...is winner of the Camaro"
"...is shown above receiving the keys to a Chevrolet Camaro as first prize in the Scott County Times subscription contest."
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April+ 1968
George Miller Chevrolet 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes


"Win a new Camaro Hugger"
"First name drawn wins the 1968 Hugger Camaro Chevrolet."


"Wins 1968 Camaro"
"...receives the title to a new 1968 Camaro she won in the George Miller Chevrolet company's 10th anniversary sweepstakes celebration."
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April 1968
Drug Mutual Stores


"Announcing the winner of the 1968 Chevy Camaro Sweepstakes..."
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April+ 1968
Quality Bulbs Garden Centers


"Win...'68 Camaro"
"Contest ends June 1st, 1968."


"Wins Car"
"...receives the keys to a 1968 Camaro he won at Quality Bulb and Garden Centers."
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April 1968
Dupuis (Canada)


"Win a General Motors Camaro"
"The winner of this Camaro will be drawn on Monday, May 6th..."
"Equipped with Uniroyal Tires"
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DX Extra DXtra Dough Contest


"New Camaros Featured"
"DX is also giving away new 1968 V-8 Camaros."

"Camaro winner..."

"I won a new Camaro playing Extra DXtra Dough"
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DX Extra DXtra Dough Contest


"Camaro winner surprised"

"Camaro winner..."
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DX Extra DXtra Dough Contest


"I won a new Camaro playing Extra DXtra Dough"


"...being congratulated upon winning a new Camaro..."

In the second image, notice the sign under the "DX" sign at the gas station that states "WIN CAMARO OR CASH"
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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle


"Winners Circle"
"Win a Corvette convertible or a Camaro sport coupe"

The second image does not name the contest but the time frame and the circumstances match this one.

"Before starting on the trip,...stopped at a Des Moines service station to gas up and won a new Camaro by obtaining the elusive picture to complete his winning card in a national contest."

"Play Winners Circle & win a new Chevrolet Camaro or Corvette"

"Win 1968 Camaros!"

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Image 3 was found here: https://digmichnews.cmich.edu/
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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle


"Andy's Standard Service have a Camaro winner"

"Win Corvettes, Camaros & Cash!!"
"...presents the keys to Camaro winner..."

"...played Winners Circle at...and won a Camaro!"
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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle


They must have given away a lot of 1968 Camaros because this ad from Minnesota talks about 8 Camaro winners from that state alone!

"Camaro Winner"
"Congratulations Winners!  Know any of 'em?"


 "...receiving the keys to a 1968 Camaro they won playing..."
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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle


There was also a 60 second television commercial for the Winners Circle contest as well.  Click on the link to view it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X68BT1-R58
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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle


More images from the 60 second television commercial.
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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle


Game cards

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American/Standard Oil Winners Circle

more game cards

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May+ 1968
Admiral Products


"...has won a Camaro sports car, first prize in Admiral Corp's. recent national contest for distributer sales managers."


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The caption for this photo dated June 17, 1968 states, "JUN 17 1968, JUN 19 1968; Winner at Admiral Show; Lyle Harsch, Admiral TV dealer in Cheyenne, Wyo., gets the keys to a new Chevrolet Camaro from L.A. Caldwell, left, head of Mid-Continent Appliance Distributing, Inc., 4382 Groups St., regional distributor for Admiral products.; (Photo By Bill Wunsch/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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May 1968
Quaker (Canada)


"Another Quaker Instant gift winner shows off her Free '68 Camaro!"
"...recently won this Camaro when she found an instant gift coin in a lucky package of Quaker Corn Flakes."
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May 1968
Downtown Chevrolet


"Win a new Camaro sport coupe!"

"Free Camaro!"
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May 1968
Melody Music Mart


"Win a Chevrolet Camaro"
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May 1968
Reiter Chevrolet


"Big drawing 1st prize winner will receive 1968 Camaro to drive for one week!"
"2nd prize winner will receive 1968 Camaro to drive for a weekend"
"All you have to do is register and test drive the Z-28 Camaro!"

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St. Stephen Neighbor Days


"The winner of this prize yellow Chevrolet Camaro can rest assured that he'll be getting a clean deal when its raffled off..."
"The car, which has been on display in the church parking lot...."

"A new Chevrolet Camaro will also be presented to the person holding a winning ticket, available from any parish member."
"1968 Camaro to be given away at..."

"...is celebrating today as the winner of a brand new automobile"
"The won the top prize, a Chevrolet Camaro..."

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[quote
Notice the reason the owner placed a classified ad for his 1962 Cadillac in the newspaper: "Reason owner won Camaro, Dino Dollar"
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And selling the Caddy for $995! What a score!

Really fun to look at this stuff Scott! Thanks for your time and effort in putting it together!

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Notice the reason the owner placed a classified ad for his 1962 Cadillac in the newspaper: "Reason owner won Camaro, Dino Dollar"

And selling the Caddy for $995! What a score!

Really fun to look at this stuff Scott! Thanks for your time and effort in putting it together!
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Thanks, no problem.  I love researching things that nobody else has and I'm glad people are enjoying it. 
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Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest


"Big news for big game hunters"
"Win a '68 Camaro"
"Spell Camaro with Sunny Letters and you win a Camaro by Chevrolet"
"Instant Camaro winners too"


I find it amusing that there was a contest based on spelling the word "Camaro" correctly, since it has been misspelled constantly since the day the car was introduced.  This may be part of the reason they chose to run the contest this way.


"Win an exciting new Camaro playing Sunny Dollars!"

"Win a '68 Camaro"

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Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest


"Win an exciting new Camaro playing Sunny Dollars!"
"at your Sunoco Dealers"

"Win a great '68 Camaro"
"Big game hunters win big at Sunoco"

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Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest


"Sun's win a Camaro game"

"Win a Camaro with Sunny Dollars"

"...was a recent winner of a new car in Sun Oil Company's promotion contest."
"Here she is receiving the keys to her new Camaro."

Notice the sign above the gas pumps in the fourth image.


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Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest


"Wins Camaro!"
"Vietnam veteran...has won a 1968 Camaro playing Sunny Dollars at Fisher's Sunoco Station."

Here is what I was talking about a few posts back.  In an advertisement promoting a contest where one of the ways to win a new Camaro was to spell the name of the car correctly, they actually spell it "Camero!!!"

"Big game winner"
"A 1968 Camero awarded to..."


The third image shows a creative way to try and win a new 1968 Camaro.

"Wanted:  Will trade other letters for the letter M in the Sunoco Sunny Dollars Camaro game"

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Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest


Game Tickets

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Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest

Game Tickets


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June+1968
IGA Buehler's/Foodliners Summer Sweepstakes


"Win a Camaro"

"Win a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro during our Summer Sweepstakes"
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IGA Buehler's/Foodliners Summer Sweepstakes


"Register for our Summer Sweepstakes (both stores)"
"Win a Camaro"

"Last week to register for a Camaro"
"To be given Sat., Aug. 3"
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June 1968
Monmouth Chapter of American Cancer Society


"Congratulations are given to...upon being the owner of a new Chevrolet Camaro."
"The car was awarded to...as a result of the sweepstakes held in connection with the chapter's 9th annual dinner dance..."
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Tri County Motors Chevrolet


"Win a new Camaro free"

"Keys to a 1968 Camaro sport coupe are presented to..."
"Win this 1968 Camaro" sign on the door of the Camaro
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June 1968
Bartow Mall (Florida)


"Grand Opening Today June 13"
"Win '68 Camaro"
"Register for dozens of prizes that will be given away including a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro."

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June 1968
Walgreens


"Win a Camaro"
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June 1968
Lewin's


"Win a 1968 Camaro"
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Summer 1968
Lafayette Radio Electronics Summer Sweepstakes

Catalog No.684 (Cover and three color center insert located in between pages 62 and 63)

"First Prize Both Cars"
"A Cadillac and a Camaro!"

"The Cadillac for him!  The Camaro for her!"

"We'll award both to the winner-you decide who gets which"

"5 second place winners get this deluxe Camaro"
"210 HP V-8 engine"

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Piggly Wiggly's Big Deal


"Big Deal"
"The Grand Prize!  A new 1968 Camaro Chevrolet sport coupe"

"The 1968 Camaro...will be drawn August 10th"
"Drawing for Camaro sport coupe"
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Piggly Wiggly's Big Deal


"...is shown above handing the keys to the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro sport coupe winner..."

"The smiling, happy winner of the 1968 Camaro..."
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Atlantic On the Go Game


"You can win!"
"Chevrolet Camaros"
"Start playing 'On the Go' June 29th"

"You may win a brand new Camaro..."

""Play Atlantic's new exciting game "On the Go'"

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Atlantic On the Go Game


"...is another Camaro winner in Atlantic Richfield's 'On the Go' game"

"Congratulates...On the Go Camaro winner"

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Atlantic On the Go Game


Banner

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July 1968
KNX CBS Radio 1070 (Los Angeles, CA)


"2nd Prize: Beautiful, new 1968 Chevrolet Camaro automobile"

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July 1968
Westlake Shopping Center (California)


"...attention shoppers!  Win this 1968 Camaro sport coupe"
"Free drawing will be held Friday, July 26..."
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Sunoco/ACME Markets Double Match Sweepstakes


"Camaros!"
"Win a Camaro by Chevrolet"
"Win at Sunoco"
"Win at ACME"
"Win at both!"

"Win a '68 Camaro"

"Sunny & Claire with the Camaros present the new summer sensation..."



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Sunoco/ACME Markets Double Match Sweepstakes


"Sweepstakes winners"
"1968 Camaro Huggers"

"latest Camaro winner"
"Win a great '68 Camaro by Chevrolet!"

"Still time to win!  Game ends Sat. Sept. 28th"
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August 1968
The Pillow Carnival


"Wins Automobile"
"...poses in front of the 1968 Camaro she won at the Pillow Carnival."

I wonder if they still had the Camaro when she was old enough to drive?
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August 1968
Belk Beery 53rd Anniversary Sale


"Win this brand new Chevrolet Camaro"

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August 1968
Sears Housewares Quota Contest


"...name was drawn from a list of those who had attained or exceeded their quota.  She won a 1968 Camaro."
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August 1968
Fairmont Speedways


"1968 Camaro 'Pace Car' given away free Sunday night"

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August 1968
Dunmore Police Block Party


"Announcing the winner of the 1968 Chevy Camaro Sweepstakes..."
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August 1968
Silver Fox Season Ticket Holder Prize (Minor League Baseball Team - Reno, Nevada)


"...she won a brand new Camaro during season ticket holder's prize night."
"It'll stay in the garage until my son comes home from Vietnam, she exclaimed.  It's his..."
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August 1968
Wearever Aluminum Co.'s Sweepstakes Contest


"Wins Camaro in contest"
"...are shown as they pickup a new Chevrolet Camaro..."
"The Camaro winner had a Wearever coupon that corresponded with the winning pole position of the Indianapolis 500 race."
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1968
Longines Symphonette Society Sweepstakes


"Five Million Dollars worth of new Chevrolets!"
"400 Camaros 'The Hugger'"
"All have 8-cylinders, automatic transmission, power steering, white walls, push button radio..."


That's a lot of giveaway cars!


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Longines Symphonette Society Sweepstakes


"...a magnificent Chevrolet Camaro convertible - 'The Hugger' comes equipped and ready to drive!"
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October 1968
United National Gas Co.


"...accepts the keys to a newly-won Camaro."
"...was awarded the car as first prize for the 1968 National Fuel Gaslight and Gas Grill Sale."
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Well, that's all of them for model year 1968.  Not as many as the model year 1967 but still quite a lot. 

Now onto cataloging and arranging my notes for model year 1969.  Stay tuned.... 
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May 1968
KIMN 950 & Coca-Cola Win Something Wild Sweepstakes (Denver, Colorado radio station)


"Win Something Wild Sweepstakes"
"The hugger from Chevrolet"
"Grand Prize!  A dazzling red 1968 Camaro"
"Listen to the wildest drawings on radio.  May 20, 1968 thru June 21, 1968."


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1967
Cool Whip Contest


"First Prize includes an all-expense-paid five-day trip to Hollywood for two, $500 cash, a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe, a movie camera and projector.  Plus an appearance on the Gomer Pyle T.V. Show!"

"3 Second Prizes - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupes!"

"...postmarked no later than Dec. 22, 1967..."
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May+ 1968
Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus Contest


Found this picture in one of the souvenir programs for an event held at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York during their 1968 season. 

"Lyle Howard of Howard's Sunoco, Fulton, N.Y. shows off the Sunoco Sunny Dollars Camaro giveaway car."

See additional images concerning this contest starting with Reply #72 on page five of this thread and ending on Reply #77 on page six.

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February 1968
Hugger Month (Memphis, Tennessee area Chevrolet dealers)


"EXTRA !!"
"WIN A 'HUGGER'"

"The Memphis area Chevrolet dealers are celebrating 'Hugger Month' by giving away a 1968 Camaro Sport Coupe (Model 12337) with special striping, sporty new color, whitewalls, sports-style wheel covers and a sports-car-type 'spoiler.'"

1/2) The Memphis Press Scimitar (February 2, 1968)
3/4) The Commercial Appeal (February 16, 1968)

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February 1968
Hugger Month (Chicago Metropolitan Chevrolet dealers)


"EXTRA !!"
"WIN A 'HUGGER'"

"The Chicago Metropolitan Chevrolet dealers are celebrating 'Hugger Month' by giving away a 1968 Camaro convertible (Model 12467).....  It is equipped with Powerglide, floor console, power brakes, power steering, whitewalls and more!"


"WIN A NEW '68 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE"

1/2) The Times (February 2, 1968)
3/4) The Times (February 8, 1968)

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February 1968
Hugger Month (Chicago Metropolitan Chevrolet dealers)


"COME IN AND REGISTER FOR A NEW CAMARO"

1/2) Great Lakes Bulletin (February 16, 1968)

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February 1968
Hugger Month (Montreal, Canada)

"WIN A '68 CAMARO"

1/2) The Montreal Star (February 9, 1968)

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February 1968
WMC Radio 79 Hugger Contest


"WIN A CHEVROLET CAMARO IN WMC RADIO'S HUGGER CONTEST!"
"...the Grand Prize, a shiny new Chevrolet Camaro!"

"WIN A CHEVROLET CAMARO!"
"PLAY WMC RADIO'S 'HUGGER'!"

1/2) The Memphis Press Scimitar (January 31, 1968)
3/4) The Memphis Press Scimitar (February 15, 1968)

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May 1968
WMC Radio 79 Hugger Contest


"...was the winner of the Chevrolet Camaro in WMC's recent HUGGER contest."

1-3) The Memphis Press Scimitar (May 6, 1968)

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