More Reviews
REVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Review
Does Beyond Earth lead humanity to a better world or into a nest of aliens?

Screencheat Review
The first FPS in history where looking at your friends’ screens isn’t cheating; it’s a requirement.
More Previews
PREVIEWS NHL 2K Preview
NHL 2K has a timely return on mobile devices for your on-the-go hockey fix.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: Out Now

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

PlayStation Download October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's PSN platform had new games each week along with free offerings for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Take a look at the weekly additions for October.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
I Don't Want to, but I Have To...
By oblivion437
Posted on 10/20/14
Well, Gamergate has spilled over into the mainstream media and the coverage appears to be nearly uniformly dreadful. Take " What is Gamergate, and What Does It Say About Gender In Video Games? " by David Konnow as an example.  It appears that the writer has done little to no...

MEMBER BLOG

De-Ting De-Ting's Blog
PROFILE
Average Blog Rating:
[ Back to All Posts ]
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.
comments powered by Disqus

 
More On GameRevolution