I got an email today about the TracFone $50,000 Sweepstakes. You can also play spin & win for a chance at INSTANT WIN PRIZES!
Wow, who wouldn't want instant win prizes, right?
The link in the email took me to a page (http://tf.promo.eprize.com/50k/) where I could enter my TracFone phone number to enter, or text TFWIN to 76060. It says to "Text often for more chances to win!"
OK, so I entered my phone number, and it took me to a page where it wanted me to enter my name, birthday, email address, and mailing address. I'm already on their lists, and I used a phone number for a TracFone that I'm going to let expire anyway, so I went ahead and filled it all out and clicked Submit Entry.
It then took me to a little TracFone advertisement, and then to the Spin & Win game. I clicked the button to spin the wheel, clicked to stop the spin, and the wheel slowed down gradually ...win lose win lose win lose... WIN!!!
So I'm thinking it's going to be some lame prize, but it was a $15 Wal Mart gift card. Nice! The confirmation email said that there's nothing I need to do other wait for my prize to come in the mail within 8 - 10 weeks after promotion conclusion. I'm glad I used my real mailing address, but it looks like I'm going to be waiting a while to see my gift card.
Since this was apparently my lucky day, I decided to enter by sending a text message as well. I was curious if it would charge me for sending the text, and not only did it charge me for sending the text, but it charged me for receiving the text in reply that told me that I wasn't an instant winner but that I was entered again in the sweepstakes. Oh well, you can't win them all right?
Well, I was just sure I could win if I would only send another text, so I fired off another text. This time it charged me for sending the text and charged me for the reply that told me that only 1 text entry is allowed per day. Maybe I'd better stop now...
Here is some of the fine print:
Sweepstakes begins at 3:00pm EST on October 19, 2010 and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2010.
This sweepstakes is only available to current TracFone customers whom have activated an account before October 17, 2010.
And, oh yeah, only one online and one text entry allowed per day! :-)