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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:36 pm

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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:46 pm

Hot damn!

/me prints out 20 copies and runs to the store.
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Postby F1Pilot on Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:39 pm

Ian wrote:Hot damn!

/me prints out 20 copies and runs to the store.


LOL!
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Postby Inertia on Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:18 pm

Read the fine print:

Says "void if reproduced". :-?
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Postby cfitz on Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:23 pm

Yeah, this is another instance of a valid coupon being scanned and then posted to the web as a scam. As Inertia said, the coupons in the above link are invalid since they have been reproduced (and also altered).

The original coupon was a printable coupon that someone "won" in the following promotion:

http://www.startyourengine.mms.com

To participate in this promotion validly, you have to register, give them your name, address and email, and then play the game by entering UPC codes for m&m's products. If you win they will email to you a link that allows you to print one coupon, directly to your printer only, via an Active-X control. Of course, you don't win every time you enter.

If you wish to participate in the official contest, here are some UPC codes to help you along (you can enter one instance of each UPC per email address per week):

04003100
04003207
04005108
04010207
04010508
04010702
04016007
04043108
04043205
040000021315
040000021322
040000121312
040000121329

If you win, the printed coupon will have your name displayed on it. It will also have some sort of identifying/audit information in the rectangular dot-scan graph in the upper right corner. I don't know if whoever posted the scanned images altered the dot-scan graph or not.

As to whether or not you will be able to use the scanned coupons that were posted, I can't say. They are reasonable facsimiles, and even the official coupons have to printed on your home printer, but the scanned coupons aren't legally valid. I'll leave questions of moral validity to each individual. In any event, they weren't meant to be duplicated and used to obtain a windfall of free m&m's.

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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:32 am

Ian wrote:Hot damn!

/me prints out 20 copies and runs to the store.


Hey Ian,

Tell us if you get the free M&M's.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:51 pm

I tried, no luck, Rite Aid...might be cuz my printer stinks
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Postby cfitz on Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:14 pm

Turkeyscore.com wrote:I tried, no luck, Rite Aid...might be cuz my printer stinks

How did it go down? Did they scan it and tell you it was invalid? Or did they just look at it and say no way?

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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Apr 05, 2003 1:10 am

Cashier tried scanning it with no luck. but I did get my free soda with a cap, and then that one had a winning cap :lol:
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Postby Wedge Maniac on Sun Apr 06, 2003 9:27 pm

Somebody here in my small hometown won the *M&M $50,000 donation to a charity* prize.

Not really relevant, but I thought I would share anyway.
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