Author Topic: WIN A NEW 1969 CAMARO! Documenting Sweepstakes Contests & Raffles from 1968/1969  (Read 24965 times)

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As was done for model year 1967 and 1968 Camaros, there were several contests, sweepstakes, games and raffles that gave away model year 1969 Camaros to those that participated.  This thread will document these giveaway model year 1969 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 names and faces to those who actually won the Camaros 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.

Separate threads have been created for the first two 1st generation model year Camaro contests:
1967: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=19195.0
1968: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=19218.0

A good portion of the information was found at newspapers.com but I will identify the other digital newspaper repositories and other web sites where applicable.  To identify the particular newspaper, the publishing date and their location simply consult the file name under the image.

Enjoy!
Scott
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August 1968
Sunoco Sunny Dollars Plus


"...was the winner of a new Camaro..."
"She was an instant winner in the Sunny Dollars Plus Contest."
"Given a choice of a 1968 Camaro and 1969 model, she decided to wait a month and receive a new 1969 Camaro."

Found here: https://digmichnews.cmich.edu/
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August+ 1968
West Penn Power


"The key to winning a 1969 Camaro is our 10,000th electric home heating customer."
"...your guess might win you a 1969 Camaro"

Notice in the first image they used a 1968 model year Camaro because the 1969's weren't out yet in August of 1968 when this ad ran.  I like how the entry form looks like the open door of the Camaro.

"You can win a 1969 Camaro"
"We're giving away a brand new, factory-fresh 1969 Camaro.  And you have a good chance to win it."
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September 1968
St. Joseph Fall Festival


"The climax of the Festival will be the raffle of the 1969 Camaro on Sunday evening..."

Found here: https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/
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September 1968
Player's Cigarettes


"Join the Camaro-a-day winners"
"Every day someone is winning an exciting new '69 Camaro, 'The Hugger.'"
"That's right.  Player's No. 6 is giving away a Camaro a day to celebrate the World Championship Player's Grand Prix!"

FIA Formula One World Championship race held at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on September 20, 1968.  It was won by Jacky Ickx.

Notice they show an image of a 1968 Camaro but are giving away a 1969.

The second image shows more winners.


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September+ 1968
Reid Food Markets - Win a Camaro Contest


"Win-A-Free Camaro"
"Yes - It's True: We are giving away absolutely free a brand new 1969 Camaro Sport Coupe"


"Free!  Free!"
"Win a 'Free' 1969 Camaro"
"Drawing Sat., Nov. 9th"
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September+ 1968
Reid Food Markets - Win a Camaro Contest


"Win a 'Free' Camaro"
"Brand new 1969 Camaro Sport Coupe"

"Certificate winners will be eligible for free Camaro drawing"
"Listen to Radio Station WTON at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9 for announcement of Grand Prize winner of the Free Camaro"

"Staunton woman wins new car"
"...was the winner of a 1969 Camaro given away recently by Reid Stores Inc."
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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"If you think the '69 Corvette would make a grand prize, you've got just half the story.  The other half is America's fastest selling sportster plus a bundle of cash!"
"Grand Prize 1969 Corvette Coupe AND 1969 Camaro SS Coupe, plus $1,000!"

"Wolf Chevrolet is your headquarters for Chevrolet's Super Sport Sweepstakes"

"Register for Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes"
"Beginning Sept. 26th"

1 & 2) Back cover of my copy of October 1968 edition of Friends magazine

4) https://texashistory.unt.edu/

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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"Win a super prize in Chevrolet's Super Sport Sweepstakes"
"Grand Prize: '69 Corvette Coupe and '69 Camaro SS Rally Sport Coupe and $1,000.  Winner takes all."
"Enter Sept. 26th through Nov. 9"

"Super Sport Sweepstakes you can be a winner!"

1 - 3) worthpoint.com
4) https://texashistory.unt.edu/
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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"Super Sport Sweepstakes"
"Over 7,200 winners - Be One"

"You must register to win Super Sport Sweepstakes"

"Free Drawing Super Sport Sweepstakes"

1 & 4) https://texashistory.unt.edu/
2 & 3) https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/
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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"Win a new car!"
"Enter Chevrolet's Super Sport Sweepstakes"

"Super Sport Sweepstakes  You can be a winner!"
"We'll be happy to see you and assist you in registering for our 1969 Super Sport Sweepstakes"

1 & 3) https://texashistory.unt.edu/
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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"Be a winner!  Enter our Super Sport Sweepstakes!"
"Win a '69 Corvette, Camaro, Impala, Chevelle..."

"Win a 1969 Corvette! Camaro! Impala! Chevelle!..."
"Be a lucky winner!  Enter Super Sport Sweepstakes"

Scott
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Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"Come out today and enter Chevy's Super Sport Sweepstakes"

"Enter the Super Sport Sweepstakes"

1 & 2) https://cdnc.ucr.edu/
3) https://www.okhistory.org/
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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Super Sport Sweepstakes


"Be a winner!  Enter our Super Sport Sweepstakes!"

"Final week to enter our Super Sport Sweepstakes"

2) https://texashistory.unt.edu/
3) https://www.okhistory.org/
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September+ 1968
Chevrolet Hula Bowl Sweepstakes


Apparently the Chevrolet Hula Bowl Sweepstakes and Super Sport Sweepstakes ran concurrently in the Fall of 1968.

"Everybody Wins"
"Super Sport Sweepstakes"
"See how your car can win 2 ways"

"Win any Chevrolet in this booklet during your Chevy Dealer's Hula Bowl Sweepstakes"
"First and second place winners get their choice..."

1) https://texashistory.unt.edu/
2-4) worthpoint.com
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