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Steinbach resident Katharina Neufeld and her family have been named the grand prize winners of the Pizza Hut Don’t Open Me challenge! #Giveaway

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Photo: Left to right: Prize winner Katharina Neufeld with husband Toby and daughters Kayla and Sofia, Lilia (store manager) and Sandeep Teriar (Area Coach, Manitoba market). Courtesy of PizzaHut.ca

It’s not everyday that a local family wins an awesome contest, but for Steinbach resident Katharina Neufeld, a dream vacation has become a reality thanks to the Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge.

This Fall, the Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge gave visitors a prize winning envelope with a simple set of instructions:

Don’t Open until September.

Every envelope from the challenge was a winner, but there was a catch. It was only a winner if it stayed sealed until September when it was returned to a dine-in Pizza Hut restaurant and unlocked by one of the managers.

1,000,000 was in prizes was available including vouchers for travel, entertainment and even gaming systems.

So tell me, did you know about Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge?

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One Lucky Canadian Mommy Moment reader will win a $50 Pizza Hut gift card!

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  1. I would have if it meant a trip!!

  2. I think i would of been able to keep it closed . it would of been awesome to win :)

  3. Christy Martin says:

    I doubt it! I probably would have put it into recycling!

  4. As tempting as it’d be to open it, knowing there was possibly something that good on the inside, I woulda kept it sealed!

  5. @torlonias says:

    Yes, I would have been able to keep it sealed!

  6. I would keep it sealed

  7. I definitely would have kept it sealed!! I didn’t know about the contest!

  8. @lizzysdarcy says:

    Yes, I would have been able to keep the envie sealed!

  9. I would have been able to, if only because of sheer desire to see it to it’s proper end.

    …lmao, luckily no one in the family was named Pandora.

  10. I actually had two of these contest cards and I kept one closed until we went in the next time. Just kept it out of sight, out of mind. We ended up getting free cinnaparts. A family of 6 was in at the same time as us the first time we received a contest card. And gave us a card too, she said they wouldn’t be back in to open it. So we had two cards but I didn’t make it back in time to use the second one. I ended up opening it afterwards and it was a free appetizer. No big wins :(

  11. SueSueper says:

    Unlikely, would be too curious! :-)

  12. I would have if I participated. My brother is the Pizza fan of the house.

  13. I definitely would have been able to keep it sealed

  14. Marissa M says:

    I would be so tempted to open it but I think that I would have been able to keep it sealed!

  15. zahra premji says:

    I would have been able to keep it sealed. I’m good at stuff like that as long as there is some sort of reward for it.

  16. Knowing that a great prize was waiting for me…sure!

  17. I didn’t know about the contest, but I definitely would have kept the envelope sealed!

  18. would have kept it sealed

  19. Anu Chopra says:

    I would have been tempted to open it …. but the contestor inside me would abide by the rules and return to see what the prize was … no matter how small!

  20. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would have been able to keep it closed

  21. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    I’m sure I would have been tempted to open it. However, I would have kept it sealed and hidden away until it was time. Out of sight, out of mind.

  22. I probably would have kept the envelope sealed but would have been very curious!

  23. Likely I would have kept it sealed, but boy would I have been curious about what was inside!
    Cheers.

  24. Oh sure, I could keep it close., In fact I’d probably put it away somewhere and forget it – and lose it!!!

  25. Maegan Morin says:

    I did know about the challenge and I got two envelopes. I had no problem leaving it sealed because I knew that every envelope was a winner. We didnt win anything big but I could eat their breadsticks forever lol.

  26. I would have kept it sealed….but hopefully I wouldnt forget about it!

  27. @privyseel says:

    It would have been kept sealed in a deep dark drawer. :)

  28. I would have kept it sealed.

  29. I would have kept it sealed, and forgot about it

  30. I would have been good

  31. I would have resisted :-)

  32. yes i would have been good

  33. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    NOPE. I would have opened it. lol

  34. blessedta says:

    I would have

  35. I think I could do it…. maybe….

  36. I think would have given it to my husband and got him to hide it. Out of sight out of mind!

  37. Yes I would have kept it sealed
    thanks

  38. I would be able to keep it closed but i have to say i would be thinking about opening it.
    It would be tough.

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  39. Victoria Ess says:

    I totally would have kept it sealed

  40. I would have kept it sealed (and out of site so I wouldn’t see it mocking me every single day in it’s whisper voice saying ‘open me’ LOL).

  41. I would have been able to keep it closed, I probably would have forgotten about it all together lol

  42. It would have been very tempting but knowing of the possible prize I could definitely do it

  43. Elva Roberts says:

    January 10-I did not know about the challenge but I probably would not have opened the envelope. It would be worthless opened so that does not make any sense to me.

  44. yes i would have kept it closed otherwise it would be void!! lol

  45. lisa bolduc says:

    i would have but i would have tried peeking!

  46. I didn’t know about the Don’t Open Me challenge. Had I received an envelope yes, I would have kept it sealed.

  47. NOPE! I always scratch those things that come from Canadian Tire… LOL

  48. Haylie Langwald says:

    I would have stuck it in my purse, forgotten about it, and when I found it, thrown it into recycling.

  49. I’m sure I would have peeked.

  50. yes, we did!

  51. I probably would have kept it closed after holding the envelope up to many different light sources.

  52. would have kept it sealed

  53. Judy C. Craig says:

    I didn’t know about the contest, but I think I would have kept the envelope sealed!

  54. I think I would of been able to keep it closed if it meant I could win something good

  55. yes i could!

  56. Jennifer L. says:

    I could have kept it sealed.

  57. Lori Bazan says:

    I would keep it sealed—good karma!

  58. I definitely would have been able to keep the envelope sealed. It wouldn’t have been a challenge for me.

  59. I definitely would be able to!

  60. Katharine W says:

    Yes, I kept my envelope until September. Actually, until almost the end of September when the manager opened my envelope and said I won cinnaparts. Oh well… congrats to Katharina Neufeld.

  61. I would be able to keep it sealed. I would stick it in the drawer so I won’t be tempted.

  62. i would have been able to keep it sealed. no point in opening it: you’d just be finding out what you lost for not being able to wait it out….

  63. I didn’t get a Don’t Open Me envelope so yup…I kept it closed :)

  64. i would rip it open

  65. Angie Andrews says:

    I would have resisted temptation and waited

  66. i would have waited…i think…

  67. Karla Sceviour says:

    I never had one,but think I would open it :P

  68. I would have kept it sealed in hopes of winning a get away!

  69. Doris Calvert says:

    Yes I would wait

  70. Brianne Hager says:

    Yes I would have been able to. I would have set it somewhere in a pile of papers and completely forgotten that I even have it like I do with most things!

  71. stacey dempsey says:

    Yes I would have been able to keep it sealed

  72. Carol Denny says:

    I would but it would be hard.

  73. i think so – why not.

  74. Chris MacDonald says:

    I would have kept it sealed

  75. Fanterra Fisher says:

    Yes, especially if It meant winning a trip!

  76. Rhonda W G. says:

    Yes, waiting to open it would not be a problem for me…

  77. I would have been able to not open till specified

  78. Kimberley Schmidt says:

    It would be tempting, but I could keep it sealed.

  79. I definately would not have opened it

  80. i wouldnt have opened it or been tempted to open it either. ive been to other restaurants that had a similar contest before.

  81. Tammy Dalley says:

    Have never had one but id definitely leave it sealed!

  82. I would have been tempted but would have held off.

  83. holly messana says:

    i would have kept it closed

  84. Sunshine G says:

    I had one and kept it closed – but then couldn’t find it again! :(

  85. I definitely would have!!

  86. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would have kept it closed!

  87. Katrina Brady says:

    I think I would of been able to keep the envelope sealed

  88. Cathy Canton says:

    I am not sure I would be able to find the envelope :) Yes I think I could be it would be tough

  89. Patricia Boyle says:

    I would have been keep the envelope sealed but I never saw this contest in eastern Ontario.

  90. I didn’t know about it, but I definitely would have kept it sealed!

  91. It would have been difficult, that’s for sure!

  92. I would be able to keep it sealed but the problem with me might be remembering where I put it for safe keeping. I didn’t hear about this contest before now.

  93. Jo Ann Moffatt says:

    I would have had no problem keeping it sealed. That would have meant something to look forward to!

  94. If it wasn’t lost I’d have kept it sealed.

  95. I would have just stapled it to my calendar and kept it there until the date.

  96. Michelle B says:

    I would have kept it sealed

  97. Jennifer Abbott says:

    Yea I think I could do it although I would definitely be tempted that is almost torture though lol.

  98. I would not open it

  99. I would have hidden it and then forgotten where I put it!

  100. yes i would have because i would have wanted to win!

  101. Lindsay Cyr says:

    Yes, I think I would have been able to keep the envelope sealed in the Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge!

  102. I like to think I would have. I’d hate to open it early and see that I lost a trip!

  103. yes, I would have been able to keep it unopened

  104. Deb Dorrington says:

    I would be tempted to open it but I know that if there is a reward of a possible trip then I could keep it sealed.

  105. Silvana Cox says:

    Yes I think I coud do it, but I sure would have been holding it to a light, guessing and so on

  106. Cheryl Grandy says:

    I would have kept it sealed — because I’d have known that I couldn’t get the prize if I opened it.

  107. Adriana F says:

    Yes, I would have been able to keep it sealed

  108. definitely would have been able to keep it sealed

  109. Ashley Jordan says:

    I would have kept it closed!

  110. Sumit Atre says:

    Yep!
    I kept a box sealed for 3 years because I was told to wait until I turned 18. Long time ago, and not worth it but I did it!

  111. yea, totally!

  112. I would have kept it sealed.

  113. Yes. There would be no point to opening it.

  114. I would have kept it sealed… Tempted, definitely.. But I’d do it!

  115. I would have opened it

  116. yes i think i could do it

  117. I feel like I would have opened it lol!

  118. Karry Knisley says:

    I would have been able to keep it sealed but it would have been hard

  119. Kristi Renout says:

    I would have left it sealed.

  120. No, I wouldn’t have opened it.

  121. Lori Sexton says:

    Yes, it would have remained sealed.

  122. Harvinder ks says:

    No. I am terrible at these things. I would have wanted to take a peek!

  123. Elaine Jasvins says:

    Yes, because I probably wouldhave lost it in my paper pile.

  124. It would have been difficult but I think I could have done it!

  125. IF it meant a good prize, I would have kept it sealed. would have had to hide it from kids LOL

  126. Of course! the big challenge would have been remembering to bring it in!

  127. molli vandehey says:

    id have to have hid it from myself lol

  128. Jessica P says:

    I would have kept it sealed.

  129. Nope!

  130. soha molina says:

    I would have been able to.

  131. My only problem would be to remember that I had it! lol

  132. julie_bolduc says:

    yes I would

  133. I didn’t have an envelope

  134. Bob Cronkwright says:

    I would have had no problem but I would have had a problem remembering it come september

  135. Ashley Morrow says:

    Yes, because I tend to forget about things.

  136. Julie Thompson says:

    I could but it would drive those around me nuts so I don’t know how long it would last because they would have gotten into it. Thank you for a delicious giveaway. XXX

  137. Elizabeth M says:

    yes

  138. Cassie Korando says:

    I think I could have kept it closed!

  139. heather eg kaufman says:

    I would have been tempted, but i could have withheld.

  140. yes i think i could of done it :) i would of hid it away outta sight…..now i can’t say the same for my 4 kids lol

  141. Carolyn Flanagan says:

    YEs knowing that it was a winner i could have.

  142. Yes, I would have kept it sealed but it would have been hard!

  143. Melissa Avey says:

    I think so yes!

  144. Marlene V. says:

    I don’t know if mine will be void or not — i ripped off the one side before I realized I wasn’t supposed to open it!!

  145. I would of been able to keep the envelope sealed!

  146. i would of hated the wait but i could of waited knowing if i didnt i didnt win

  147. Morgan Farris says:

    Yeah I think I could

  148. I would be able to keep it closer

  149. No way…I would have to open it!

  150. Christine Waddell says:

    Maybe….. OK, no way!!!

  151. Yes, i would have keep it sealed!

  152. Terri Herman says:

    Yep. Not a problem!

  153. Viv Sluys says:

    I think I would have. I would have just put it in the garage or something

  154. I would have been able to delay the satisfaction.

  155. Michelle Chow says:

    Hello, Mommy Moment. I could leave the envelope sealed. Thank you for this giveaway, Mommy Moment.

  156. I would not open it but the suspense would kill me.

  157. It would be really hard, but yes, I would wait if it meant a great prize.

  158. kelly nicholson says:

    Leave a blog post telling me if you would have been able to keep the envelope sealed in the Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge! (Be honest!)

    no!

  159. I would like to think I would have but I would have been tempted to open it!

  160. lori butler says:

    i would have locked it away in the safe and told the hubby to change the combination, i too would like to think i would , but …….

  161. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I have no problem not peeking…I have developed patience after dealing with some pretty harsh circumstances over the past few days. Good things come to those that wait. ;-)

  162. susan margaret says:

    I managed to do it just barely!

  163. Lisa White says:

    Nope, unless someone hid it from me. The suspense would drive me crazy.

  164. I would have to win something! It would have been hard but I would have done it! =)

  165. Mike Gismondi says:

    I would have been able to keep it sealed

  166. Yes I would have been able to, but I would have had to have hidden it from my husband cause he would not have been able to.

  167. Amber Hill says:

    It’s hard to say, but I think I probably could have waited.

  168. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I think I could have, the question is really whether I would have remembered to take it back to be opened in September ;-)

  169. Barbara B says:

    I would not open it; it would just go down in the basement out of sight until it was time to hand it in.

  170. I would have opened it!

  171. I would have been able to keep it sealed.

  172. Florence C says:

    I would have kept it. I think.

  173. Absolutely! I’d have kept it.

  174. Fiona Mullins says:

    I would have been tempted but wouldn’t open it

  175. sure, no problem…but I might lose it!

  176. Beth Gallinger says:

    I didn’t know about the challenge. I definitely would’ve kept the envelope sealed.

  177. Christina Ferguson says:

    Absolutely wouldn’t have open it. I love surprises.

  178. I would have put it in one of my “special” hiding places. It would have taken me till September to remember where I had put it! ;)

  179. I.would.try my best not to open it.

  180. no I would’nt have been able to keep it sealed:)

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  181. Craig Gage says:

    MMM cold left over pizza

  182. i would have wanted to open it, but i would resist! thank you!

  183. No, I would have ripped into it like a child, & I am 50.

  184. Heather Robinson says:

    I would wait!

  185. Anne Derkat says:

    I would want to peek but my hubby wouldn’t let me

  186. I would keep it sealed

  187. Liveyourlife101 says:

    I would have kept it sealed.

  188. I wouldbe able to

  189. Lee-Ann Jeffrey says:

    You bet I would have kept it sealed! Just wish when this promotion was on, my Pizza Hut would have given me one when they were supposed to.

  190. sandra mitchell says:

    keep it closed

  191. Oh yes! I would have had no troubles keeping it sealed. The curiosity would have killed me, but I wouldn’t break the rules LOL.

  192. Sam Nazari says:

    I don’t think I could resist… I just have to know what’s inside! :(

  193. rebekah Liberman says:

    Lol no way.maybe if they gave me two.

  194. Huguette English says:

    I would have kept it closed.

  195. Yup! I could definitely keep it closed.

  196. Jacquie Hess says:

    Yes, I coukd have.

  197. Janelle K says:

    I probably would have forgotten that I had it!

  198. Yes I could have done this, I would have just put it in a drawer and not thought about it until the time to open it..

  199. Ted Kooper says:

    i would have opened it

  200. Yes, I could have kept it sealed.

  201. Irene Eichler says:

    It would have been tough … but maybe!!!

  202. Tara Gauthier says:

    It would have been tough but as long as put it where I wouldn’t see it all the time I think I could have done it!

  203. Nina bergeron says:

    I would be able to wait, knowing that it could be a big win!

  204. Catherine B says:

    Sealed with a Kiss.

  205. I think so.

  206. Teresa M. says:

    I don’t think I would have been able to wait…when I get the Canadian Tire flyer with the scratch savings…always rub it off to see if I would have won.

  207. I could have waited if the reward was worth waiting for.

  208. i would have kept it sealed!

  209. Yes I would have.

  210. Callista Meyer says:

    It would be tough but id probably hide it in a drawer or something so i wasn’t tempted lol but i didnt know about the contest :(

  211. I would have opened it

  212. I don’t think I could wait – I would have opened it. :)

  213. I did not know about Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge. If I did, I would have been able to keep it until September and not open it.

  214. Laurie Cockburn says:

    I didn’t know about the contest. I’m sure I would have brought it home and lost it in one of the many piles that accumulate out of no where. I then would have found it 6 months later and tossed it into recyling. Shame on me. Congrats Neufeld family enjoy!

  215. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    we would have waited

  216. Elle Thomas says:

    I might have had to hide it in the garage or the attic or someplace out of sight, but I would have kept it sealed!

  217. Dayna Wilson says:

    It would have been hard, but I think so!

  218. honestly it would have been really hard but I think I would have done it

  219. No, I really don’t think so.

  220. Judy Hunting says:

    I would have been able to keep it sealed, but I would definatly would have been itching to open it

  221. Hahaha, never!

  222. I definitely would have been able to keep it sealed.

  223. Absolutely!!

  224. I would have been able to keep it sealed, even though it would drive me crazy not knowing what was inside!

  225. Kim Barrett says:

    Judging by all the sealed envelopes around here (mostly bills!), I think I could have kept it closed!

  226. It would be tough, but I could do it

  227. Yeah – I’m pretty good like that. Very patient.

  228. KittyPride says:

    Yes, I am patient :D

  229. I’m good at keeping things close :) I’d be able to do it!

  230. hahaha never!

  231. I think I would have been able to keep it closed…=D but I am not 100% sure.

  232. I absolutely would have been able to keep it closed!!

  233. Yes, I would have been able to keep the envelope sealed in the Pizza Hut’s Don’t Open Me challenge!

  234. it would be hard but i would leave it sealed

  235. If it meant potentially winning a prize, absolutely!

  236. I think I would’ve been able to keep it closed but it would’ve been hard.

  237. Dayna Wilson says:

    I like to think I would have been able to!

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