Thursday, November 09, 2006

Prize Offers cont'd: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play!

Prize Offers: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play!: "Skill Contests
There's one notable exception: skill contests. These are puzzles, games or other contests in which prizes are awarded based on skill, knowledge or talent - not on chance. Contestants might be required to write a jingle, solve a puzzle or answer questions correctly to win.

Unlike sweepstakes, skill contests may legally require contestants to buy something or make a payment or donation to enter.

It's important to recognize that many consumers are deceptively lured into playing skill contests by easy initial questions or puzzles. Once they've sent their money and become 'hooked,' the questions get harder and the entry fees get steeper. Entrants in these contests rarely receive anything for their money and effort."

So as we always say here at, "you do not need to pay to play".

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