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APMEX Bonzer Trip Winner Announced!

10/16/2009 03:51:00 PM, Posted by APMEX, 7 Comments

For those of you who have been following the APMEX – Perth Mint ‘Escape to Australia’ trip give away, we have a grand-prize winner!

We are very pleased to announce that Emmanuel R., a proud service member of the United States Army, has accepted his award today as the grand-prize winner of this once-in-a-lifetime vacation give away.

Wally Kang Aroo, our Australian Tour Guide, pulled the winning name and Scott Thomas, President and CEO of APMEX, called the lucky winner to congratulate him personally.

Emmanuel and his wife are very excited to win this trip. They are both looking forward to a second honeymoon in Perth, Australia, care of APMEX and The Perth Mint.

This contest ran from September 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009 on The grand-prize included round trip airfare for two to Perth, Australia, provided by the American Precious Metals Exchange. Also included are luxury hotel accommodations, $1,000.00 AUS in spending money, and a “Behind the Scenes” VIP tour of the Perth Mint, thanks to the world-famous Perth Mint!

Once again, Congratulations Emmanuel! Have a bonzer time on your walk about trip at the Perth Mint!


Anonymous @ October 16, 2009 at 5:25 PM

man... what a lucky dude...
i was hoping to win that trip!

ahh well... I guess its good a someone who deserved it won - if it couldn't be me ...LOL.

Anonymous @ October 16, 2009 at 6:43 PM

It's awesome that even in this tough economy, that someone can be given such a great gift!

Congrats Emannuel!

I'm especially glad one of our military people got it!

Peter @ October 16, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Emmanuel, make sure you have lots of extra fun for those of us that are stuck back at home wishing we were you!

Anonymous @ October 18, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Best of luck and use the trip wisely take it all in.... I wish i could go with my wife too.. one day soon im sure ill win!

Manny Rodriguez @ October 19, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Thanks APMEX, this is one of those trips that my wife and I will never forget.

Ive never won anything like this but all I have to say is be good to those around you and remember that serving others no matter what your profession is, is one of the most rewarding feelings ever.

The service that APMEX has provided to us military members serving all over the world is a huge blessing in itself and I couldnt be more thankful for the opportunity they have given us.

On a final note, if it wasnt for them I'd be stuck with lots of(worthless)FRN's

Thanks APMEX!!!

Best Regards,


Anonymous @ October 19, 2009 at 7:13 PM

I would have won but I forgot to sign up.

A Deck @ January 12, 2010 at 7:13 AM

This is a great vacation get-away

for coin lovers! I can just see

my wife's reaction if I were to

tell her "honey we are going on

vacation down under...and we get

to tour the Perth mint!!!" I

hope Emmanuel

and his wife have a good time.

Thanks also for your service.