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Gliderman8
09-28-2012, 01:27 PM
What is up with this? :confuse:
Starbucks Coffee is running a contest to win one of their new coffee machines they will be introducing. At the bottom of the application form is this statement:

<span style="font-style: italic">NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Canada 18 years and older. Ends 10/8/12. To play and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit https://starbucks.promo.eprize.com/possible/. (https://starbucks.promo.eprize.com/possible/) Void in Quebec and where prohibited. <span style="color: #FF0000">If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win.</span> 400 GRAND PRIZES (approximate retail value US$199 each) available to be won.</span>

Again I say... What is up with this? :confuse:

aeronca65t
09-28-2012, 01:36 PM
All I can tell you is that <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="text-decoration: underline">I</span></span> learned my sums well when I went to St. Theresa's in Toronto.

If I didn't, the nuns would take me back to the <span style="font-style: italic">Cloak Room</span> and give me the Strap!

Gliderman8
09-28-2012, 01:37 PM
Honestly, I just don't know why that sentence is contained in the disclaimer... I know our neighbors to the north can do math.

aeronca65t
09-28-2012, 01:44 PM
Maybe they're just trying to keep Bob and Doug from entering the contest. :wink:


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drooartz
09-28-2012, 01:45 PM
Canadian law regarding sweepstakes, apparently...

https://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/caskillquestion.htm

Gliderman8
09-28-2012, 01:51 PM
Thanks for the info Drew.... what a crazy law!

JPSmit
09-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the info Drew.... what a crazy law!

Yes it is - I suspect the roots of the law are in our Protestant - gambling is bad but skill isn't heritage.

AngliaGT
09-28-2012, 10:06 PM
I think that most (younger) Americans would flunk
that test - especially if they couldn't use their phone/
computer to anwer the questions.

- Doug

Guest
09-29-2012, 02:14 AM
The only thing I know about them is Pizza Hut says they think ham is bacon. I knew a Canadian girl in college once...or twice, maybe three times but that's all I know .

JPSmit
09-29-2012, 06:11 AM
The only thing I know about them is Pizza Hut says they think ham is bacon. I knew a Canadian girl in college once...or twice, maybe three times but that's all I know .

Billy, get over it. This Canadian Bacon is not bacon is a recurring theme for you. Let it go.... breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out..... eat bacon - DOH!

FWIW, in Canada, we have many kinds of meat. three pork products are

1. Bacon
2. Peameal Bacon
3. Ham

Peameal bacon is "Canadian" ( (Bacon Wiki) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peameal_bacon) but, is not the same as what I am served in the USA when I am being served "Canadian Bacon" - that is ham. See #3 above.

All that said, if your complete knowledge of Canada is a girl from college and bacon - and you use them in the same sentence, you need to travel more! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Oh, and, to completely hijack the thread. If you want to come to Canada you gotta know the dance moves. :whistle: :banana:


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jsfbond
09-29-2012, 08:38 AM
Honestly, I just don't know why that sentence is contained in the disclaimer... I know our neighbors to the north can do math.
Jim earns nearly as much as Martha, and if Martha earns twice as much as Jane and they earn a total of $40 what did we mean by "nearly as much"?

aeronca65t
09-29-2012, 08:42 AM
Canadian Primer:


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And while we're at it........ MORE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOnQROgk1IM)