Seth David Schoen
Thu Jun 29 12:22:22 PDT 2000
Greg KH writes:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 09:08:21AM -0700, Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> > So I've been hearing the ads for Cahoots's site (as probably many of you
> > in the bay area have) and their sweepstakes. They really have some cool
> > sounding prize options:
> > http://www.cahoots.com/promotions/index.html
> > (I would go for exploring the wreck of the Titanic myself)
> > What I didn't find out until today when I visited their site was the terms
> > of entering the contest: you have to download their proprietary software,
> > register it and enter the sweepstakes using their software.
> > Naturally, their software is only available on Windows.
> > Basically, this violates the FTC requirements of no purchase required to
> > enter as one IS required to purchase Windows.
> Hate to say it, but look at this section of
> http://www.cahoots.com/promotions/raregulations.html :
> Mail-in Method - Signatures Required:
> To enter by mail, on a 3" x 5" card in black or blue ink submit
> your name and the name of the person who is entering the
> Sweepstakes with you. For each, hand print full names, complete
> home addresses including zip codes, home telephone numbers
> with area codes, dates of birth, and email addresses, if any. At
> the bottom of the card, each person must draw a signature line,
> print their name below the line, and sign the card. Mail the card
> in a first class stamped envelope to: Cahoots Inc. "Get in
> Cahoots and Win" Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 8017, Grand Rapids,
> MN 55745-8017. Limit, one mail-in card per envelope. Mail-in
> entries must be postmarked during the Promotion Period and
> received no later than August 2, 2000.
> So you don't really have to have a copy of Windows to enter.
But you still have to buy a black or blue pen. What if you only use
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