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US Residents - Win a Wii U with Burger King - No Purchase Necessary
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October 23, 2012, 18:34
 
Hey Guys,

Just found out about this competition, you can play once a day and don't need to buy anything in order to enter. Just click the "Click Here To Play Now" button, enter your email address and then wait for them to email you some receipt details you require to enter the competition. They are giving 490 away so you might as well give it a go.

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Posted: 10/23/12, 18:34  - Edit:  10/23/12, 22:44
 
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Good thing there's no purchase necessary, because I don't think I've eaten at Burger King in five years (or more) and don't plan to start anytime soon. Will enter once they email my code to me.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 18:52
@ludist210

Bear in mind they won't email a code, they will email you a receipt number, date and time that you have to use to enter. I think there is a field for a code but it is left blank.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 18:54
If only the matching game to win was the one from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 19:03
@warerare

Yeah, they just said it could take up to an hour (and I think it took ten minutes). I lost anyways.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 19:11
I wish the music was a little higher quality, haha. I wouldn't mind saving it. I really love the themesong they're using. I think it's way better than the NSMB theme.

I just wish they'd go ahead and use an actual guitar and get rid of those *******ing wahs.

Edit: Are we allowed to enter as many times as we want? Can I use more than one email address?

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 19:12  - Edit:  10/23/12, 19:13
@PogueSquadron

You can play once a day.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 19:14
@ludist210 All US contests involve no necessary purchase! It's the LAW! (Almost everywhere, at least, as once you charge for a contest it's technically considered gambling, so it depends on how sleazy your town is.)

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 19:51  - Edit:  10/23/12, 19:52
Do want. Whopper and a Wii, whopperwii!

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 20:29

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 21:11
@Xbob42

But if you're paying for a product and they give you a chance alongside of that product as a promotion...how is it gambling?

You're paying for the product, not the chance.

America is a very weird place sometimes.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 22:36
Xbob42 said:
@ludist210 All US contests involve no necessary purchase! It's the LAW! (Almost everywhere, at least, as once you charge for a contest it's technically considered gambling, so it depends on how free your town is.)

Fixed.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 22:39
@Shadowlink Because they're using the competition to lure you in to their store. i.e. They're using gambling to sell their product under the guise of "something extra."

Otherwise they could have slot machines that give you a slip of paper that says "FUN TIMES" on it with each pull of the lever. You're paying for the slip of paper, not the gambling! The gambling's a bonus!

You can run contests as promotion, but you cannot require a purchase. It can only be used to raise awareness, to advertise your product.

@Jargon

Pfft. There's no greater prison than Vegas!

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 22:41  - Edit:  10/23/12, 22:43
But what if I want a purchase anyway?

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/12, 23:21
I almost forgot about this.

I checked GAF to see if anyone there has won...two have with picture proof.

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 11:20
Yeah I forgot about this!! I'll have to make a reminder for myself to do it every day.

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 16:57
@Xbob42 I guess, but it couldn't be much worse than state run gambling. For instance, exploiting people's LOVE to emotionally manipulate them into forgetting how numbers work.



@Mop it up At Burger King? Really? Well... if you want to purchase something, you are free to, of course.

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 17:45  - Edit:  10/28/12, 17:47
Zero said:
@Xbob42 I guess, but it couldn't be much worse than state run gambling. For instance, exploiting people's LOVE to emotionally manipulate them into forgetting how numbers work.

I hate state run gambling. When it finally got passed here in California, that was a sad day. The only reason it even DID get passed is because the Lotto promised that millions of dollars from each lottery would go to schools. What they didn't clarify is which part of the schools -- so all that extra money goes to the administration, which in most of California does NOT use it for things like school supplies of better facilities. Just goes straight into wallets. One of the biggest mistakes the state has made imo.

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 18:00
I think there was some controversy here about gambling money for schools too. Like some politician promised to use it for schools, and did... but removed other funding from schools, so that ultimately the school funding never actually went up. Smoke and mirrors.

Ug. But that one about love bothers me, to exploit what is (or at least should be, when not twisted) a wonderful yet powerful emotion just to get more people gambling. Hmm, and it seems to suggest that finding love has 1 in 7 billion odds, which I hope isn't true, because if so, only 1 person on the planet will find / has found love... that'd be a lonely love.

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 18:08  - Edit:  10/28/12, 18:09
I do not support the fast food industry in any way, shape or form so will be passing.

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 19:05
No win today. Curses!

Posted by 
 on: 10/28/12, 19:27
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