starbucks sweepstakes = math
Today I sat at Starbucks for four hours finishing my critical book review for Theology. My second trip to the counter for coffee, I got the "long receipt" with the "go do our customer survey and be entered to win a $1000" deal. When the alternative is more studying, one does these.
The survey took five minutes ("was your beverage hot?" "were you uplifted by your experience?"), and at the end, I clicked the small print leading to the rules. It was a legal-looking pdf, which, being me, means I read them.
And now I know why I don't want to live in Canada:
If a resident of Canada is selected as a winner, they will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a timed, mathematical skill-testing question, to be administered by Marden- Kane, Inc. either by mail, telephone, e-mail, or fax (at its sole discretion) before the awarding of the prize.
1) why? 2) if I was Canadian I'd never win any money.