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Your chance to win!
Posted on Sunday, September 28 2008 @ 22:55:32 Eastern

You know promotional giveaways, contests, etc. "Enter for your chance to win," "Many will play, few will win," "No purchase necessary," and the like. Sometimes you fall for it, just wishing day and night that you're going to be the lucky weener, which brings me to the question.

Who the heck wins these things anyway? What sunnagun is lucky enough to actually get these fabulous prizes? Which spawns another question...

Does anyone actually win these things? Have you ever heard about someone winning that cereal box contest or finding the lucky bag of M&M's? My guess is no, unless the contest was televised and announced over Nickelodeon or something. But it's also a matter of security. We all know that there's those sick, envious crazy-axe freaks that would murder someone who beat them in a contest, which makes giving out the winner's name or location possibly hazardous.

So now I want to know if any of you have won a prize from a contest. If you happened to be that winner of the $10,000 and a trip to Disneyland, I want to know about it. Because one thing's for certain- I'm never going to win any contest along these lines, no matter what it is and how hard I try, but if I do, hooray for irony!

But my guess would have to be that most of these attention-grabbers for profit are just cheap scams developed by companies to be impossible to win. Heck, millions of M&M's bags are packaged and shipped every day. Who's to say that lucky bag with your ticket to $1 mil won't somehow get "lost" in a cluster of identical, insignificant bags of candy, and that cluster happens to become unsellable after being squashed while the delivery truck is being unloaded?

So, look at your chances. It's nearly comparable to the chances of the Big Bang theory, 'cept it doesn't take a scientist to know you aren't going to win that frickin' prize.

So, don't shop when hungry, don't obey the TV and don't drink and drive.
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