Kruger - Find The Cup To Win Contest

Kruger - Find The Cup To Win Contest
Prize: one of three prizes of $10,000. There are also 100 instant win prizes of $50 NHL shop gift card. You can enter with purchase of participating products, by mailing an essay entry or entering online and guessing where the cup is.
Restrictions:  Age of Majority--read the rules carefully as it's somewhat complicated
Value: $10000
Frequency: Daily Entry
End Date: May 30, 2021posted on May 2, 2021
Thanks to: Beigewood for telling me about this one


struggling with this one too. Either contests are getting harder or I'm losing my touch!

Posted by: seadog on May 2, 2021

Clue 18 - When it s noon in Victoria BC, it is 3:00 pm in the province where the Stanley Cup is hidden.
It's not that easy SEADOG. You're not losing anything. You got to dig
I don't know it either

Posted by: Lisa1954 on May 2, 2021

Ontario maybe ?

Posted by: Christine60 on May 2, 2021

Yes Ontario, but I clicked on location like Toronto ,then what

Posted by: Seadog on May 2, 2021

Should be in ODD

Posted by: slad134 on May 2, 2021

I believe the cup is going to be in a specific spot in Canada, not just a city. Chances of finding it are remote, but I'll keep trying!

Posted by: Maggie22 on May 2, 2021

pretty sure it's in Ontario

Posted by: skeetersden on May 3, 2021

I agree it's in Ontario, seven PM's born there. There are tons of guesses at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto at the corner of Yonge & Front Sts.
I found participating packaged Purex at London Drugs.

Posted by: miali1 on May 3, 2021

The locations of the 2007 Seven Wonders of Canada Ontario nominees were:

CN Tower (Toronto)
Library of Parliament (Ottawa)
Manitoulin Island (Lake Huron)
Mum's House (Scarborough)
Niagara Falls (St. Catharines - Niagara Census metropolitan area)
Rideau Canal (Ottawa)
Saugeen Shores Sunsets (Lake Huron)
Sleeping Giant (Thunder Bay)

Of these, the only locations that fit the population requirement (according to the 2016 Census) are Scarborough, Niagara Falls (if you consider it part of St Catharines, like the census does), and Thunder Bay.

Charles Dickens did stop at Niagara Falls when he toured the US and Canada in 1842, so maybe he mentioned it in a book.

There seems to be a lot of blue in the coats of arms for all three possible locations.

Good luck to everyone trying to figure this one out!

Posted by: SueA on May 4, 2021

Reddit, ON had a main street called Route 666

Posted by: stymchuk on May 4, 2021

Yes. Route 666 ran between Reddit and Kenora, I believe. Neither of them meet the minimum population criteria (bigger than Nanaimo - 104,936 people in 2016). So that clue was just to help us understand that the cup is in Ontario.

Posted by: SueA on May 4, 2021

This is hard! LOL

Posted by: MaryA on May 5, 2021

the bottom line?
how do I get an entry?

Posted by: seadog on May 5, 2021

the clues are not helping me much! lol.

Posted by: scorpio on May 5, 2021

seadog this seems to be instant win, either through purchase and finding one of two $10K wins, or guessing the right location where they put the cup (clicking the right spot in Ontario). I assume the other 100 prizes are random times, but not sure.

Posted by: Maggie22 on May 5, 2021

thanks maggie22

Posted by: seadog on May 5, 2021

With today's clue, I think Thunder Bay is the only city that fits....but where in Thunder Bay? It literally won't let me enter the address of a recreation centre that fits the exact distance to the airport and university.

Posted by: SueA on May 5, 2021

SueA, you sort of have to enter an address or locale and it will ask you to confirm your choice. The Canada Games complex has been selected many times. You can tell this by tapping on the 'google' flag so don't waste a try. I've been chasing my tail around there for days. You're warm though.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 5, 2021

I figured out the Cats play across the street, it's close to Winnipeg(the street), and the distances are pretty close too. But it's a tough one for sure. Just saying; hope that helps.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 5, 2021

The Leafs made a big trade in '47 that sent 3 Fort William guys to CHI. Not sure but I think it's all part of Thunder Bay now. Good luck to C.G. family.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 6, 2021

Thanks wildthing. That's what I was trying to do. It's not the Canada Games Complex I'm trying, but thanks for the tip. Their map, when clicked on, shows a few street numbers adjacent to and across from the actual rec centre (also with plenty of flags showing people have already guessed there), but will not let me flag the exact address - no matter how closely I cluster my clicks (a little alliteration for you today!).

Posted by: SueA on May 6, 2021

Try keying in the address in the entry line. That should allow you to get a precise location.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 6, 2021

I'll give that a try wildthing. Thanks for the good advice, and good luck to you!

Posted by: SueA on May 6, 2021

I've typed in the exact address for both the Canada Games Complex and the Port Arthur Hockey Arena, and neither has produced results. I'm stumped.

Posted by: Astrid on May 7, 2021

I put Cole Harbour N.S. for S. Crosby. Nothing! I got nothing! :(

Posted by: Lisa1954 on May 7, 2021

You should have went with Nathan MacKinnon? ha

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 7, 2021

The Thunder Bay clues are done? Someone must have found the cup. Sheesh.

Posted by: scorpio on May 7, 2021

There are a few NHL players who were born in Thunder Bay. Brothers Eric and Jordan Staal, and some others. Eric Staal played center for the Carolina Hurricanes when they won the Stanley Cup in 2006. Maybe he took it home for a while. I wonder where his house is in Thunder Bay (or his parents' house). Maybe we're guessing public buildings when it's hidden in someone's house. Lol!

Posted by: SueA on May 7, 2021

the Staals own a Sod Farm

Posted by: skeetersden on May 7, 2021

Thanks skeetsden. Their sod farm is close to the right distance from the airport (according to clue number 10), but way too far away from the university. Rats!

Posted by: SueA on May 7, 2021

Matt Murray took the cup to Thunder Bay in 2016, so another clue confirming the city is Thunder Bay.

Posted by: Maggie22 on May 7, 2021

Try the CAA Travel at 585 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay. you're welcome

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 7, 2021

Typed in that address and it did not land me on the correct location, so I tried clicking around to see if it would give me 585 Memorial when I "free-handed" but it would not. Then I backed out and typed the exact address in their search field, went ahead and clicked "yes" that I wanted to choose the location they landed me on, but got the "Sorry, you didn't find the Stanley Cup..." message. Thanks anyway wildthing. I take it you received a different message when you tried it.

Posted by: SueA on May 7, 2021

Was trying to figure out what CAA has to do with the "Triple Gold Club". I know they have a "gold" level membership...maybe that's what they're talking about.

Posted by: SueA on May 8, 2021

The CAA office does not show a flag but it appears to be at that address. I use my phone for everything and this contest is dicey for entering anything. There is CAA/AAA Gold. Looking at the clues from a broad picture they are all somewhat related to roads, distance, travel & NHL. There is also, coincidently, a CAA talent/athlete agency that represents many hockey players. The CAA office does appear to be obscure on the map shown but you can google the address.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 8, 2021

And the Dickens thing is a play on Oliver Twist relating to Oliver that is a main arterial route. I think.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 8, 2021

I think the cup may be found soon because the clues are narrowing it down. Going to try on my iPad if another chance comes by as I keyed it in wrong on my phone. So, I haven't won (yet).

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 8, 2021

I'm not showing all my cards but play your own hand. GLA

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 8, 2021

Can you tell us if you've found the cup wildthing? :-)

Posted by: SueA on May 8, 2021

Nevermind wildthing; I somehow missed your comment that you haven't won yet. I, too, have double checked distances using Google Maps, and I noticed that the CAA location did not exactly fit with the clues, but tried it anyway since you suggested it. If I have a guess, I use Google Maps and enter Lakehead University as a location. Then I click "get directions" and enter the address of my guess. If any of the route choices indicate that it's 2.7kms away from the university, I do the same thing again but change the destination to the YQT airport. If I ever get distances of exactly 10.6 kms (from airport) and 2.7kms (from university), I hope I will have found the cup! We are getting closer, and I wish you all luck!

Posted by: SueA on May 8, 2021

Eric Staal is the Triple Gold Club member. As of now, we don't know whether the cup is hidden in a location that has a special connection with him or not. Could be something in his history, or his related to his interests or his career, or a place he likes to spend time...or none of the above. Lol! We'll see what tomorrow's clue brings.

Posted by: SueA on May 8, 2021

Yes, thanks, I figured that one out. The conumdrum is that the distances using the G tools could be variable depending on the route one might take. There are definitely some "curves" in this game. Are they general statements to pin down the city or otherwise? Staal would obviously know this address/place in the general sense of having lived there.

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 8, 2021

wildthing, my comment about Eric Straal and how I've been using Google Maps wasn't directed at you. It was intended to help people who seem to be having a harder time with this one. I think that you and I are probably employing many of the same tactics. Before the "Triple Gold Cup" clue, I had even looked up news stories about all of the former Pittsburgh Pirates who, at some point, brought the Stanley Cup home to Thunder Bay...where did they live, where was the cup displayed when they visited, which facilities did they visit with the cup, etc. etc. No luck so far, but I will continue to share my thoughts with the contestgirl community who are following this, and I'm glad to hear your thoughts too. Good luck!

Posted by: SueA on May 8, 2021

Don't worry about today's clue. You haven't been searching the wrong city. The Ottawa Senators beat the Port Arthur Bearcats 14 to 4 to win the Stanley Cup in 1906. Port Arthur is what Thunder Bay used to be called. So the search continues....

Posted by: SueA on May 9, 2021

I must be feeling a little punch-drunk. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw that denture clinic at 607 Memorial Avenue (very near the CAA location). I thought to myself, "Ya! Hockey players would be very familiar with dentures. Aren't most of them missing at least one or two teeth?!" Don't guess that location. The cup isn't there. Hahahaha!

Posted by: SueA on May 9, 2021

Good one, ha. From biting down on those gold medals or taking a "Gordie Howe" special to the chops. I'm a little flummoxed but took the skates off for Moms Day. Bless them all. It was weird watching E Staal playing last eve. Go Leafs Go. Somehow find the Stanley Cup!

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 9, 2021

The irony for me is that I am NOT a TV sports fan at it's steep dive into researching who the players are, where they lived, who they played for, what they've accomplished, what they're interested in, etc. On the plus side, I was already aware that the Stanley Cup is a hockey thing. Oh, and I also remember the names of some of the NHL teams from childhood days, when my brothers had their heated arguments about who was best. Bahahaha!

Posted by: SueA on May 10, 2021

Pretty general clues to confirm it's Ft William/Port Arthur/Thunder Bay. I took a stab at RBC bank in the north end as have others. RBC sponsored the RBC Cup for many years and the arena E Staal played in for Carolina was the RBC Center at that time. There are a couple of other links to the clues. Looking for some more specific clues soon. I still like the CAA but you can't pin the exact address so that is problematic. Read a written piece about the mumbo-jumbo of Thunder Bay streets & numbering sequences. Got that right!

Posted by: wildthing58 on May 14, 2021

Great to hear from you again wildthing! The address thing is frustrating! I'm still plugging away at it too. I've checked the distances for all sporting goods stores (mostly way off from what the clues describe), and I think I guessed one of them, but no. Waiting for "the clue" that tells us something more specific...and waiting....and waiting. Lol!

Posted by: SueA on May 14, 2021

if I see someone has already tagged a spot I do not tag it if it was there then they would have won, no?

Posted by: skeetersden 16 hours ago

Generally true skeetersden if there is just one street address but sometimes there may be more than one exact location for a bldg for example. It's safe to say that if "another Cdn picked this location" it's not the winner.

Posted by: wildthing58 11 hours ago

But then there's this line in the rules (last line of item #4 How To Participate) "The odds of winning the online Grand Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries that include a correct guess."

Does that mean that one of the places where we see that several people have guessed is the actual location? I wonder....

Posted by: SueA 3 hours ago

*I mean there are sometimes several pins already showing for the exact same address "another Canadian guessed here...", so it's possible that one of them is the correct location.

Posted by: SueA 2 hours ago

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