Okay, this may seem like one of my wacky entries, but I’m actually serious here:
1) What’s the compelling public policy behind prohibiting companies from requiring purchases as part of a sweepstakes? In other words, why must companies always offer a “No Purchase Necesary” method for entering contests, such a submitting a postcard with one’s name and mailing address, yadda yadda.
2) Have you or someone you know actually entered contests in this way?
3) If so, have you or someone you know actually WON something in this context?