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Free Driver If A Callaway Athlete Wins The U.S. Open

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https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/s/callawaywins?camp=EML:DSG_PRM:08272020_08272020_G_Golf_Newness_DSG:Body_Callaway&customerkey=8C49CEA4F06B404564551419CBA484A411AD445B5811199360A2684A35275FF2&mcid=196622329&hdpid=696aeb90-5f20-4dca-b85e-c1eb8f16f6ca

 

I thought about going ahead and buying one with the intention of returning it if whomever I picked didn't win. But, then I noticed that "All sales are final" thing. Well, if you were in the market for a Callaway Driver maybe the chance to get it free would put you over the top. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Knockglock said:

It looks like it wants a receipt code?

 

Paragraph 4b applies.  :beer:

 

http://www.callawaywins.linksunlimited.com/Official Rules & Regulations - FINAL.pdf

 

 

 

Edited by David in FL

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13 minutes ago, David in FL said:

No purchase necessary.

You can enter by mail without having purchased anything.  

 

I think that’s a legal requirement isn’t it? For some reason I remember reading that about some old contest from another company.

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Learn what "no purchase necessary" means for your sweepstakes, the reason behind it, and how to comply with it...

 

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25 minutes ago, billchao said:

I think that’s a legal requirement isn’t it? For some reason I remember reading that about some old contest from another company.

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Learn what "no purchase necessary" means for your sweepstakes, the reason behind it, and how to comply with it...

 

Weird rule IMO... But okay, I may as well pick a Callaway guy and send it in. Looks like I have nothing to lose aside from a few minutes of time and a stamp.

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50 minutes ago, billchao said:

I think that’s a legal requirement isn’t it? For some reason I remember reading that about some old contest from another company.

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Learn what "no purchase necessary" means for your sweepstakes, the reason behind it, and how to comply with it...

 

Yep.  I think they did the same type of thing last year or the year before.  I remembered it from that...

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29 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Weird rule IMO... But okay, I may as well pick a Callaway guy and send it in. Looks like I have nothing to lose aside from a few minutes of time and a stamp.

It's not a weird rule. It's required to differentiate a sweepstakes from a lottery or a raffle. Lotteries can only be legally operated by the government and raffles by non-profit organizations.

6 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Yep.  I think they did the same type of thing last year or the year before.  I remembered it from that...

I filled out one of the contest vouchers from Dick's Sporting Goods a couple of years ago when they did a promotion if Rory won. I had to actually get a manager because nobody knew what I was talking about, but she knew exactly where they were in the drawer.

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2 minutes ago, billchao said:

It's not a weird rule. It's required to differentiate a sweepstakes from a lottery or a raffle. Lotteries can only be legally operated by the government and raffles by non-profit organizations.

That's my point about the weird rule. How come the government can legally operate a lottery and I can't? Or you can't? I don't want this to get political but I've always hated the hypocrisy that the government shoved down our throats with their holier-than-thou stance on gambling.

"Gambling is BAD!" ... "Oh wait, we can't control our own spending... okay in that case ... Gambling is kinda bad... I mean well it's pretty bad unless we get the proceeds from it." 

BULLSHIT - IMO  The government overspends so badly that it runs commercials on radio and tv inviting people to buy lottery tickets while simultaneously stamping out all rival forms of gambling and warning of the damage gambling can do. We play a lottery in which the government pays out 47% of the incoming revenue to some lucky winner, keeping 53% for themselves. Meanwhile mandating that even in Vegas casinos have to pay out 75% of the money they take in at every slot machine.... Oh, and by the way, the casinos aren't allowed to tax their winners, the government does. It taxes casino winners AND lottery winners. So even that 47% payout from the lottery gets taxed usually to the tune of around 30%...

Once again - BULLSHIT!  

They should change the name of the lottery to "TAX FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY BAD AT MATH". 

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9 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

That's my point about the weird rule. How come the government can legally operate a lottery and I can't? Or you can't?

Because in theory, the government lottery is regulated and not out to scam you. My lottery might be won by my friend through "random" chance.

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1 hour ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Weird rule IMO... But okay, I may as well pick a Callaway guy and send it in. Looks like I have nothing to lose aside from a few minutes of time and a stamp.

What's a stamp?😂

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1 minute ago, billchao said:

Because in theory, the government lottery is regulated and not out to scam you. My lottery might be won by my friend through "random" chance.

Again, this is off topic. But there are a million ways to make that problem go away. Vegas has a gambling commission that oversees it's gambling. All around the world there are private lotteries and raffles. Our government doesn't allow it under the pretense of "It's bad for people". Sort of like smoking is bad for people, but we will be happy to accept the 5 dollars in tax per pack. 

If the government just came out and said "Look, we can't handle the competition and we are absolutely addicted to the revenue stream, at least I'd have some respect for them." 

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3 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Again, this is off topic.

Yea, let's stop doing that. Regardless of the government's motivations, the no purchase necessary rule does protect consumers. In this case it means we can enter without shelling out $500 on a driver.

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5 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Again, this is off topic. But there are a million ways to make that problem go away. Vegas has a gambling commission that oversees it's gambling. All around the world there are private lotteries and raffles. Our government doesn't allow it under the pretense of "It's bad for people". Sort of like smoking is bad for people, but we will be happy to accept the 5 dollars in tax per pack. 

If the government just came out and said "Look, we can't handle the competition and we are absolutely addicted to the revenue stream, at least I'd have some respect for them." 

Exactly. They hated online betting because they couldn’t get their cut. So they banned it. It’s a revenue stream plain and simple. Oh and also a way to get citizens to pay for stadiums for rich owners. 

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3 minutes ago, billchao said:

Yea, let's stop doing that. Regardless of the government's motivations, the no purchase necessary rule does protect consumers. In this case it means we can enter without shelling out $500 on a driver.

I'm with you, brother. Who are you going to pick? Phil seems like the best option for a lot of reasons. He's kinda rolling right now... I know its the Champions Tour but winning sometimes breeds winning.

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4 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I'm with you, brother. Who are you going to pick? Phil seems like the best option for a lot of reasons. He's kinda rolling right now... I know its the Champions Tour but winning sometimes breeds winning.

It's the US Open. Phil would be my pick if the sweepstakes was for runner up.

I'm probably going to pick Xander Schauffele.

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I think Xander has a much better chance than Phil. I think the story would be awesome if Phil won but I don’t think there is a good chance of it happening. 

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