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    If so, what did you win? And did you have a big honking sign or just a cardboard card...

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    The grand prize winners of Carpoolchella win VIP wristbands for the life of Coachella. You only need the minimum to qualify which is 4 to 6 IN the car when you are spotted. All 4 to 6 people have to be 18 or older and US Citizens that are not residents of Florida or NY (i hear it has something to do with sweepstakes rules for those states being too complex so the residents are just left out of competing). You only need to have a regular size piece of paper on your dash that says Carpoolchella. Not Carpool, Carpool Coachella, Coachella Car, but CARPOOLCHELLA. we look for those, but i will have to admit the smallest form of qualifier isn't the easiest thing see. The people who have larger representations of Carpoolchella are easier to spot and may have an advantage. More than a few cars have qualified with the paper on the dash.

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    So if there are two Canadians and two Americans we don't qualify? Or four Americans and two Canadians? Ah well, that helps me figure out whether to bother making a sign....

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    Sadly Canadians, the rest of the world's non U.S. citizens, New Yorkers and Floridians being part of the 4 would mean the car is not qualified.

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    I won VIP upgrade two years ago so it's legit.

    Question...I see now the rules have a max 6 people. If we have 7 is the car disqualified? Or is it that only 6 of the 7 can claim a prize if the car is selected? (Sucks to be number 7)
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    i'm not sure how that one would work. i hope it would be in favor of one person being left out instead of the whole car. If by some chance your car is chosen and someone has to get left out so the rest can thrive, make sure that person is treated extra good by your crew.

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    Yeah I think that goes without saying. the way the rules read it seems like the whole car isn't disqualified plus it would defeat the purpose of carpooling so I was curious. I guess someone draws the short straw.

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    I won carpoolchella last year. There were 4 of us in the car with the back window painted in big white letters. There was an envelope of strips of paper with prizes printed on them... you reach in and choose one. We got VIP upgrade. You sign some papers and get your new wristbands are on your way. I hope it happens to me again!!!!

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    I still think people riding bikes should also qualify for this prize...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofomofo View Post
    I still think people riding bikes should also qualify for this prize...
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    she should get an abortion then go to chella
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    Quote Originally Posted by mofomofo View Post
    I still think people riding bikes should also qualify for this prize...
    agreed

    Only people I know that got Lifetime passes were the family that had Roger Waters pig found in their yard years ago....
    same year flyers were dropped from the sky...and WAY MISSED their target.....ended up all over the valley. Thus the reason no more planes are in the area any more.....I miss em
    Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!
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    she should get an abortion then go to chella
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    My friend's girlfriend won the VIP tickets for life prize, and then they broke up. Sucks for him.

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    Well if there are four Americans and two nonqualified, say Canadians, would you still qualify?

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    The jargon confused me, when and where are the lookers, in the campgrounds? Also the rules phrase it as the weekends 1 contest, is it not both weekends?

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    It is both weekends, and they guys were just cruising in a golf cart when we pulled into the day parking lot on Friday. I assume that they will be doing the same thing for people pulling into camping on Thursday. I think there is some random number generator tactic they use to select every winners from the cars that come in. They don't choose what cars win based on the art or anything.

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    Cars are chosen by luck of the draw. we go out looking where cars are going to their camping or parking spot. If a car qualifies, then the luckiest person in the car draws a strip of paper from a bunch of strips of paper with prizes on them. Once we give the prizes out to the people in the car, we go out an do it again. Once you parked, we can not qualify you because we did not see who was in the car. Way in the past when that happened, all the sudden people from all around were "passengers" from the winning car. So we have to see you driving in.

    The 2 Americans and 2 Canadians situation would be disqualified. The "Are you all American citizens?" question is one of the first to get asked. If it is no, then we have to look for another car.

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    Last year, decked our car out and on Sunday got VIP/Backstage passes for the whole crew. Most awesome experience of my life, definitely decking out our car even more this year!
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    Do you check the ADA lot entrance too?

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    Where cars are coming in, we go. ADA lot is not excluded from consideration.

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    I do, because I did! We had a caravan of 8 cars, and we had them all decorated (but not well...) we had paint on all the windows. It really seems like they just count them as you come in, and we were at the right place at the right time. My understanding is your only shot is while driving in... After they pick you, they ask how many ppl in your car, if you are from Tx or AK (or maybe NY, because you can't win for some reason...) and then they have you pick a prize out of an envelop. We won guest artist passes. It was baller. It is like winning the lottery. Nothing ever really compares. It was VIP access, plus we got to go "backstage" (quick way to walk to all the stages) and got to hang out in the artist quarters beside main stage. Good luck!

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    So if you're camping it all comes down to that thursday line, hmm

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    I know a couple that won VIP for life.

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    My friends won last year, she reached in and got free ferris wheel tix. quite the let down but it was fun
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