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Can you enter a contest, without wanting the money? Answered

I've noticed that there are these contest that have bit cash prizes, but I don't want to give out my address, and I don't want the money, I just want to join the contest and be happy with the place that I get, is there a way to do this?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

If you enter a contest, and if you win, you only share you contact details with this site's managers.

I have been a member now for over two and a half years, and they have been in possession of my full contact details for much of that time, and i have had no problems at all.

And, as others have implied, there are any number of other members who would happily accept a prize on your behalf...

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Batmanifestdestiny
Batmanifestdestiny

12 years ago

ok, thanks, money is nice, but I feel bad taking it from the internet.

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westfw
westfw

Reply 12 years ago

Um, why? You're not taking it from "the internet" exactly, you're taking it from some internet company who surely feels that the exposure they get from offering the prize is well worth the money ("cheaper than advertising", you know...) (This assuming a real contest and not some sort of scam to collect your personal info.)

Microchip is running a big design contest for their new 32bit MCU, and it's been AMAZING how many relatively random vendors have offered additional "door prize" type products (not cash, though), presumably in exchange for the exposure it gets them.

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

Instead of giving out your home address, you could use a parents work address, or something of the like...

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

You could ask to default, and so the prize can be drawn between the 2nd-prize winners.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

12 years ago

If you win PM me. I'll let you use my address!

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frollard
frollard

12 years ago

Why not enter, and if an address is necessary, give a bogus address; voiding your win if you do If not necessary, request they donate it to x charity or something.

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

12 years ago

u could just tell the ibles staff what you just told us...

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Some of the contest sponsors will limit entry to ppl living in a specific geographical area. Don't know if it will work, but try entering just your country. Or use a bogus street address and city, eg, 100 Main Street, Smallville, , .