[linux-elitists] Cahoots

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
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.
> Sorry.

But you still have to buy a black or blue pen.  What if you only use
purple pens?

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