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reply to kyrio

Re: [Contest] 12 Days of Giveaways Winners File

said by kyrio:

This is why you don't do giveaways on the 'net without forcing the customer to buy before they win. Pepsi and Coke don't just give away money, they make you buy some drinks so you can enter your codes and then maybe you'll win something. Want to know why companies still use snail mail when they want to do some real advertising? They do it because it actually gets customers, not random idiots who will enter any contest, even if they aren't "allowed" to enter it because they aren't in the country listed in the prize rules.

Whch is why most of the contests and sweepstakes have problems here in quebec. By law there mus be no purchase necessary. So there has to be an alternate method of participating if codes are given out, for example.

Also, reason why TSI excluded Quebec. Our laws on how to do contests fairly are too strict.