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Jan 28, 2008
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Milton
Did anyone else have problems entering the current coke contest ? The Pin # underneath the Gold cap with Star In middle Is just not clear no matter how many times I try to take a photo also Summer bot will not take Pin even though It Is 10 digits keeps on saying enter 10 digit Pin !!! Suggestions would be much appreciated I am entering on a android 0n5 Samsung Phone !!! thanks maybe I am just better off asking for Pin by mail ? Suggestions Please thanks
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Portia181 wrote:
Jul 28th, 2018 12:42 pm
Did anyone else have problems entering the current coke contest ? The Pin # underneath the Gold cap with Star In middle Is just not clear no matter how many times I try to take a photo also Summer bot will not take Pin even though It Is 10 digits keeps on saying enter 10 digit Pin !!! Suggestions would be much appreciated I am entering on a android 0n5 Samsung Phone !!! thanks maybe I am just better off asking for Pin by mail ? Suggestions Please thanks
I suggest the manual entry option - that's what I've been doing from the beginning Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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erikarowe wrote:
Jul 28th, 2018 1:49 pm
I suggest the manual entry option - that's what I've been doing from the beginning Smiling Face With Open Mouth
I have also been doing only the manual entry method and I have had absolutely no problems at all other than I have only won playlists Neutral Face
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Jan 28, 2008
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Milton
Thanks for your answers I have just mailed off mail entry today for NP PIN so we will see what happens
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Jan 7, 2016
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BBQ contests are ending
"back to school" contests will start soon
contesting seasons
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Is McDonald's Monopoly Rigged Against Canada? It Was In 1995

The popular contest, which involves collecting Monopoly "pieces," or stickers that correspond to spaces on the popular board game, was nearly impossible to win from 1995 to 2001. Players win prizes by finding prize stickers on McDonald's food packaging, or by collecting a set of properties.

In 2001, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested eight men and women for a scheme that manipulated the distribution of winning McDonald's Monopoly game pieces.

ne of the men, Jerome Jacobson, apparently realized the game was already rigged against Canada and decided to get in on the action, according to The Daily Beast.

Jacobson, a former police officer, was the chief of security at Simon Marketing, the company that ran the McDonald's Monopoly promotion in the late 1990s. In 1995, when a computerized prize draw selected a Canadian factory to distribute some high-level game prize pieces, company executives re-ran the program until it selected an area in the U.S., according to The Daily Beast.

"Sooner or later somebody was going to be asking questions about why there were no winners in Canada," said Jacobson, who was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the conspiracy.

He stole documents proving the alleged conspiracy against Canada. Over the next several years, he stole game pieces for various amounts of money — including the coveted $1-million prize piece — and gave them to friends in exchange for a share of the winnings. A total of US$13 million in prizes was obtained fraudulently.

2012 winner in Manitoba
After the scandal, McDonald's apologized to its customers and launched a giveaway with cash prizes valued at $10 million. It also honoured a $1 million prize piece that had been sent to a children's hospital.

It's not clear how long executives had been deliberately ensuring McDonald's winners were in the U.S. and not Canada. But in 2012, a Selkirk, Man. man became an instant millionaire after peeling the winning sticker off his morning coffee.

And in 2017, a Canadian vlogger with the username Furious Pete tried to take advantage of the company's 1 in 5 chances of winning by purchasing 100 large fries and a large drink.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/3 ... a-homepage
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Dec 26, 2010
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DougO wrote:
Aug 1st, 2018 7:15 pm
Just saw them putting up signs for a new Flip The Lip contest at mac's. Anyone have anything on this yet?

https://flipthelip.ca/
I see the thread NOW. Other...
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Dec 26, 2010
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BK2006 wrote:
Jul 30th, 2018 4:17 pm
Is McDonald's Monopoly Rigged Against Canada? It Was In 1995

The popular contest, which involves collecting Monopoly "pieces," or stickers that correspond to spaces on the popular board game, was nearly impossible to win from 1995 to 2001. Players win prizes by finding prize stickers on McDonald's food packaging, or by collecting a set of properties.

In 2001, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested eight men and women for a scheme that manipulated the distribution of winning McDonald's Monopoly game pieces.

ne of the men, Jerome Jacobson, apparently realized the game was already rigged against Canada and decided to get in on the action, according to The Daily Beast.

Jacobson, a former police officer, was the chief of security at Simon Marketing, the company that ran the McDonald's Monopoly promotion in the late 1990s. In 1995, when a computerized prize draw selected a Canadian factory to distribute some high-level game prize pieces, company executives re-ran the program until it selected an area in the U.S., according to The Daily Beast.

"Sooner or later somebody was going to be asking questions about why there were no winners in Canada," said Jacobson, who was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the conspiracy.

He stole documents proving the alleged conspiracy against Canada. Over the next several years, he stole game pieces for various amounts of money — including the coveted $1-million prize piece — and gave them to friends in exchange for a share of the winnings. A total of US$13 million in prizes was obtained fraudulently.

2012 winner in Manitoba
After the scandal, McDonald's apologized to its customers and launched a giveaway with cash prizes valued at $10 million. It also honoured a $1 million prize piece that had been sent to a children's hospital.

It's not clear how long executives had been deliberately ensuring McDonald's winners were in the U.S. and not Canada. But in 2012, a Selkirk, Man. man became an instant millionaire after peeling the winning sticker off his morning coffee.

And in 2017, a Canadian vlogger with the username Furious Pete tried to take advantage of the company's 1 in 5 chances of winning by purchasing 100 large fries and a large drink.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/3 ... a-homepage
I sometimes wonder about this with major contests in the US...open to Canadians but no winners ever years and years and years of annual contests. This is the problem with software that can choose different areas of the country or a specific location. Problem is, we'll just never know...
Newbie
Jan 24, 2016
22 posts
50 upvotes
Creignish
Has anyone received a fed ex notification from L’Oréal about a hair winner? No email from L’Oréal directly so I have no idea what I won?! Love surprises but hate waiting!! lol
Newbie
Jul 20, 2018
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I am looking for a Pennzoil instant win contest but I cannot find it in RFD! Can someone help? Thanks
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Jan 30, 2016
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ccmp1974 wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2018 4:07 pm
Has anyone received a fed ex notification from L’Oréal about a hair winner? No email from L’Oréal directly so I have no idea what I won?! Love surprises but hate waiting!! lol
There was a contest for $20 worth of products that ended on July 31.
Newbie
Jan 24, 2016
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Creignish
ImagineCH wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2018 8:06 pm
There was a contest for $20 worth of products that ended on July 31.
This must be a different one as fed ex received notice of it on July.23 and shipped today
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