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Oct 11

The Blog Cabin 2012 Winner Drawing

Yes, indeed, fans. We randomly selected the winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway! For those curious about the drawing process, please watch the following video. Just a note: Lottery balls numbered one through five designate mail-in entries and lottery balls numbered six through 542 designate online entries. When the representative selects the ball, she reads its batch number to know whether to head to a specific bin, dump its contents on the floor and pull out one mail-in entry or head to the computer to type in the batch number and let the computer randomly select one online entry. It’s all pretty serious business!We will announce the name of the winner in late October. Keep checking back here for details!

  • Posted at 5:29 pm on October 10, 2012
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  1. So was that them actually calling the winner? The rules states it wouldn't be until the 19th? But again it also says the drawing wasn't until around the 15th and that went early. Oh well..congrats to whomever it was!

    How Winner will be Determined: The Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on approximately October 15, 2012 by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization, (“Sweepstakes Administrator”) and will be contacted either in person or by overnight courier and phone on or about October 19, 2012.

    Blog Cabin Wanter on October 12, 2012 at 9:29 am
    • Blog Cabin Wanter, I guess I'm not a stickler for details–probably why I'm not very organized, but today is around the 15th in my book. Personally, I'm happy that HGTV and DIY have home give-aways and I'm even happier for the persons who win. It's good to be blessed, whether it's before or after the selection date.

      Maybe you'll join the select list of winners in the future. If so, please let me know if you are disappointed when you're called before the announced selection date.

      Lessie on October 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    • I wish I could give you more than one thumbs up.

      Eugenia27 on October 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    • Thanks Eugenia! Have a great day!

      Lessie on October 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    • Thanks so much Lessie for taking the time to correct my behavior. You're right, myself and the many others on this blog, should not dare ask if the obvious questions to see if winner has been contacted, but instead focus on how to be "blessed".

      Blog Cabin Wanter on October 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    • No harm meant, Blog Cabin Wanter. My intent was to say HGTV/DIY could contact me ANYTIME, before, on, or after the announced date if I'm the winner! I respect the opinions of everyone on the blog, that's what makes this a great place to blog. I still think anyone chosen for an HGTV/DIY home is blessed in a different way from those of us who are just blessed daily. Sure hope you aren't offended. Continue sharing your thoughts and I'll continue reading them.

      Lessie on October 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    • I have dreamed of moving to Maine for 3 years now…and was hoping that this was my dream come true! Best Wishes to whoever wins!

      Alexi on October 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm
  2. Mary thank you for not prolonging the agony of suspense! :) Of course I'm sad I didn't get your phone call:( but I am still happy for whoever won. It would be especially nice if this time it was a blogger. It would be so wonderful to hear that it was someone who had followed the blog all season, helped with blogger choices and dreamed along with all of us!

    SID on October 12, 2012 at 9:51 am
    • Here, Here! Sid I agree with you! Hope it was a blogger who stood by and did all the work– that would be nice, and of course we are happy for the winner midst a tear or two for not getting selected…. Now, onward and upward! Next Blog Cabin please! :) ^_^<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 12, 2012 at 11:19 am
    • Here !! Here !!

      gremol on October 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm
  3. Good Morning to All You Blog Cabin Fans! How wonderful to know that the winner has been chosen. Thanks HGTV for not making us wait and wait and wait to see who the lucky one is. Congrats to that person. What a blessing to them and their family. Looking forward to seeing their smiling face.

    AZPeaks on October 12, 2012 at 10:12 am
    • AZ, I couldn't find your response to me so I'm contacting you here. I agree with you. I think the winner has been chosen also. The best to them and you.

      Lessie on October 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm
  4. How do you know this isn't last years winner?

    JamesDean on October 12, 2012 at 10:15 am
    • I think it was from a previous year

      JRR2012 on October 12, 2012 at 11:19 am
    • Because they state right at the top of this page in the very first line of the new blog thread: –

      "We randomly selected the winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway! "

      Anniesown on October 12, 2012 at 11:57 am
    • It doesn't matter, JamesDean, unless you're the winner! We'll know for certain on Monday night since that's the selected date. But I'm sure the winner is probably rejoicing as they celebrate while watching the baseball play-offs, football games, or doing what they do on a daily basis. :)

      Lessie on October 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    • The message says there were 5 mail-in bins. There are only 5 bins in the video. Seems you may not want to admit that someone else may have won. Good thing there is always next year to try again for another fabulous blog cabin home.

      AZPeaks on October 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    • Dear All,
      Thank you so much for all your support. I have been happily blessed with a home and cannot wait to move in. Getting that call was a lifechanging moment and I want to thank the community.

      Love Sarah

      Mkhanwinner2012 on October 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    • On top of the bins you see mail that says BC 2012 on them. Beside that; Mary has on the same top as show in the pictures of her talking, as when she sitting there watching them make the phone call.
      So I would think that was the person that won the BC 2012, on the phone call, don't you?

      Now to find out who she is, where she from, and is she one of the many bloggers we have here?

      home_girl on October 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    • Dear Sarah, You sound excited and I am so happy for your new home! Am I understanding you correctly that you're the 2012 Winner of this wonderful BC?xD Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    • Dear Sarah, It's just I again–I am really hoping that all the 30-plus messages you left to many of us Bloggies with your words of sweet gratitude for our encouragement and support means that you did, in fact, win the Blog Cabin! Just anxious to hear back whether this is the fact so we can celebrate with you. You're not just teasing us, are you???? I mean, your intense debate account is new, and all of your messages are identical about this very special event and I am dying to know for sure that you are the winner—won't that be awesome for you and your family??? :) We want the best for you and all!:|;)xD<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    • Hi Sarah, If it's a call from DIY telling you are the winner of Maine Blg Cabin 2012…WOW! Congratulations and we wish you the very best!

      Maine on October 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    • Sarah, Wow! Congratulations on winning the blog cabin. Wishing you much happiness. Keep in touch with us and let us know how your doings as you settle in. What a lucky woman you are!!! All the best. God Bless!

      bythebaydreamer on October 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    • I'm truly happy for you Sarah. Thanks to the Lord and DIY, this is a great wrap up to the 2012 year! Take care.

      Lea81194 on October 19, 2012 at 2:08 am
    • This is a SPAM prank. :(

      Anniesown on October 19, 2012 at 8:28 am
    • Sarah, I am so very happy for you. I could not imagine the joy you are filled with right now. This has to be a life changer for you. Once again. Congrats. Congrats.

      StormyWV on October 19, 2012 at 6:37 am
    • I think you may have something there! How do we know it was this year's winner? Good luck may still be coming to someone.

      Trish on October 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm
  5. I agree, I'm a little confused. Was that video just an explanation of what happens? Or we're they really calling the winner? The dates in the official rules stated the 15th and 19th. Mary can you clear this up for some of us confused bloggers? Thanks :)

    Dawn on October 12, 2012 at 10:49 am
    • I think it is this years… if you see Mary has the same dress when they are calling the winner as when she is explaining.. Would love to win the house, but I'm sure (if the winner was already called) happy if someone else wins it too.

      Gina on October 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    • right? i was confused too… was that the actual video of them calling the winner? have they contacted the winner??? Please Mary let us know.

      leijayry on October 15, 2012 at 12:43 am
  6. 3 Days left… B)

    asandmancan on October 12, 2012 at 11:13 am
    • 'til what ?? The winner was picked thi a.m. !!

      gremol on October 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    • Thats when They call the winner. Or so they sead!!! =/

      asandmancan on October 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm
  7. Keep your chins ups – I think they were explaining the process and showing it from a previous year.

    JRR2012 on October 12, 2012 at 11:18 am
    • "We randomly selected the winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway! "

      That's very clear. The winner has been selected. It's time to let this house go and wait for the next one. Congratulations to the winner and good luick with whatever you do with the house.

      Anniesown on October 12, 2012 at 11:55 am
  8. Congratulations to the 2012 Blog Cabin Winner!
    Thanks to Everyone at DIY for a terrific Blog Cabin experience and Contest!
    Thanks to all Bloggers for keeping this process continually intersting and entertaining.
    Better Luck to Us all in future Contests.
    May God Bless You All!

    Lester B. on October 12, 2012 at 11:41 am
    • Just to tell you how I appreciate you, Lester B. and your continued positive, interesting Blog input. I look forward to it and wish you God's greatest Blessings. Now, onward and upward to the next Blog Cabin! xD Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm
  9. Yay!! This is the best news I have had all day. I am so excited! Thanks for the update Mary.

    Summer on October 12, 2012 at 11:44 am
  10. I just watched the video………and I must say that I am a bit confused. Was that phone call for this year's winner? If so, then congratulations to the lucky winner! It is a beautiful home.

    Summer on October 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

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