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Topic: Will the book total even reach 4,999,000 by March 17? What if it doesn't?

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Subject: Will the book total even reach 4,999,000 by March 17? What if it doesn't?
Date Posted: 2/24/2011 4:46 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2010
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Will the contest go on?



Last Edited on: 2/26/11 6:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 2/24/2011 9:52 AM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
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Since they already missed the first mark and restarted the contest, I am sure they would do it again if necessary.

Date Posted: 2/24/2011 10:22 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Yes, I have every confidence that it will hit by the 17th. We gained over 50,000 since they started it the first time. Its great that the books are getting requested as fast as they are posted right now, but I can't see that holding for 3 weeks.

Subject: 5 million book contest
Date Posted: 2/24/2011 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2009
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I can figure out who gets the Grand Prize and the within 30 minutes prizes but I can't figure out who gets the 2nd and 3rd place prizes of which it says thereis a max of 10 each.  Is it within 5 min or just in case no one hits the exact minute?  I can't seem to locate who gets them?

Date Posted: 2/25/2011 1:38 AM ET
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Theresa,

I believe 2nd and 3rd place go to whoever is next closest to the winning time.  So assuming someone is signed up in all the timeslots, the correct minute is grand prize, 2nd place goes to the next closest (above or below the correct minute, or both if they happen to both be the same amount away from the winning time) and 3rd to the next closest after 2nd. 

Date Posted: 2/25/2011 12:50 PM ET
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That makes sense and would explain why there can be 10 each.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 6:30 AM ET
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I just watched the total drop from 4,998,XXX to 4,995,521 in a matter of seconds.