I received some chintzy direct-marketing sweepstakes mailing today... Anyway, after sorting through all the junk that they're trying to sell, I looked at the "personal letter" they sent to me: "As of Friday, 9:45AM, your name was among millions scanned and identified by our IBM computers as a first round cash prize winner in our $1 million dollar sweepstakes." And, one line caught my eye: "Note: no cost or purchase obligation [see sweepstakes rules], but please order two (2) or more items from enclosed cards when claiming prize." Hmmm...if that wasn't bad enough, I read the sweepstakes rules with a magnifying glass, and I particularly like the following rule: "(b) An additional $100,000.00 will be split equally amongst all individuals who respond in compliance with all instructions but in no event will you receive less than 36 cents."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)