Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Read the fine print...

My local radio station is having a contest where you have to find a graphic on their website each day, based on some clues. If you click on it, and log in, you are entered. They are giving away about $1,000 a day. I was reading some of their rules, and saw this (emphasis mine):

Prizes will be awarded in the form of checks written to the winners and will be sent to winners within 2 weeks of completion of contest. Prize cannot be transferred, assigned, redeemed for cash or substituted...

Errr... if the check is not redeemable for cash, then what else is it good for??

I thought of maybe emailing the radio station to point this out to them, but then maybe they'd toss out my entries? ;-)

2 comments:

Mordechai Y. Scher said...

I like that! Good find.

Clearly, they just blindly inserted the lawyer-speak part without thinking.

If you tell them what you found, I don't think they'll invalidate your entries. They'll just say you must have too much time on your hands!

;-)

Jewish Deaf Motorcycling Dad said...

For what it's worth, I got this reply...

Thanks for your amusing email regarding our contest. As the writer of the rules I had to laugh as you are right- missed one of our standard legal lines (cannot be redeemed for cash)! I assure you, the checks are worthy of framing but are truly capable of being cashed. Thanks for your humor and thanks for listening!