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Peter
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OK, so we’ve all seen them. Sweepstakes, contests, etc, in which you are encouraged to buy something to get an entry. Of course by law in the U.S. you have to offer entries for no charge to potential contestants. Sure it’s much easier just to buy the large McDonalds fries to get the game piece, but you have the option of mailing in and receiving a free game piece.

My curiosity has me wondering if anyone has ever won anything using the free entry option. So how about it, anyone ever win something using the ‘no purchase necessary’ option?
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In the UK (says our Yorkshire correspondent), some newspapers run free prize draws where they give away £100,000 or £10,000 a year for life. All you have to do is send in your name on a postcard and they draw the winner from a bag.

Somehow, in some strange, uncanny way, the winner is always aged over 70 years old.

Dunno how that happens.
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If they ask for my phone number, I check the fine print to see if they will sell it. If they do I pass. If they just want an email address, that's okay.

I didn't win a Bumblebee Camaro but it's better to get emails from GM about them then phone calls.yuk
 
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
In the UK (says our Yorkshire correspondent), some newspapers run free prize draws where they give away £100,000 or £10,000 a year for life. All you have to do is send in your name on a postcard and they draw the winner from a bag.

Somehow, in some strange, uncanny way, the winner is always aged over 70 years old.

Dunno how that happens.


Time to make a typo when submitting your age, I think.
 
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