Who Said it Had to be Easy?

Get Ready to Go ContestIn Canada, by law, contests must have a No Purchase Entry option. No one said it had to be easy. 

This clause is a perfect example of a sponsor making it far easier to garner entries via their chosen entry method, in this case using their app, then mailing in an entry. Not only do you have to ensure you comply with every stipulation, but with each stamp costing $1 + tax, it is easier to go buy a small coffee and get an entry. You are in to win for the same price as a stamp, and you enjoy a coffee.

The My McD’s® App ‘Get Ready to GO’ Contest

To Enter by Mail Without Making a Purchase: If an eligible person wishes to have one (1) Entry recorded on his/her behalf without redeeming an Offer or using Mobile Ordering, that Participant must submit an entry (a “mail-in entry“) as follows: the Participant must print in ink and legibly on a piece of paper his/her complete name, street address (including Province/territory and postal code), a daytime telephone number (including area code) and his/her valid email address. Then that Participant must place that paper in a postage-paid envelope and mail it to: The My McD’s® App ‘Get Ready to GO’ Contest , P.O. Box 561, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2L 3Z8. Outer envelopes for mail-in entries with no return address on the outside will NOT be honoured. Mail-in entries that are sent in business-reply envelopes, in envelopes that utilize or bear address labels or stickers, that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically produced or reproduced, that are not addressed manually in ink, that fail in any way to comply with the requirements set out above in this sub-paragraph, or that are not mailed separately in separate envelopes bearing sufficient postage will NOT be honoured (i.e., there can be only one mail-in entry per envelope). All envelopes containing mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 9, 2018, for receipt by no later than October 16, 2018. If a mail-in entry is received after October 16, 2018, no Entry will be recorded on behalf of the person who submitted that envelope. One (1) Entry will be recorded on behalf of a Participant for each mail-in entry he/she submits which is in full compliance with the requirements set out in this Rule 5.C. There is no limit to the number of mail-in Entries which a Participant may submit in compliance with these requirements.

I am going to mail in a couple, just for the heck of it.

Would you use the app or mail-in?

2018-09-26T09:30:46+00:00September 26th, 2018|Contesting, Sweepstaking|1 Comment

About the Author:

Carolyn
Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

One Comment

  1. Nicole September 27, 2018 at 12:17 am - Reply

    I used the app, to get free fries with a purchase & get an entry. I don’t like that the app keeps your credit card information. It was the first time I used the app for mobile ordering. I do like using the coupons on the app.

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