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Get a (Slim) Chance to Win $25,000 and a Trip from Clear Choice's Sweepstakes

By December 3, 2013

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The good news is that Clear Choice is giving you the chance to win a big prize in the Clear Choice - Ice Big Apple Diamond Getaway Sweepstakes. The bad news is that the odds of the big prize being given away are fairly slim.

The way that the grand prize works is that when you enter, you pick six numbers. At the end of the entry period, 5,000 entries will be drawn at random. If any of those entries' randomly-picked numbers match the winning number chosen at random by the sponsor, the grand prize will be awarded. Those odds are pretty slim, but the prize is so nice that I thought it was worth the time to enter.

If the grand prize is awarded, the winner will receive $25,000 cash and a trip for two to New York City. That's worth $30,000.

Whether the grand prize is awarded or not, the next three closest guesses will each receive a one-year supply of Clear Choice Ice Flavored Sparkling Water and a $250 grocery gift card.

Entry into Clear Choice's Ice Big Apple Diamond Getaway Sweepstakes is open to US residents aged 18 and up. Enter once before December 15, 2013. Get more details and enter...

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Comments

December 4, 2013 at 11:57 am
(1) Greg M. says:

I personally think these “sweepstakes-within-a-sweepstakes” are very dishonest. Instead of the sponsor ponying up the prize ($25,000 in this case), what they often do is pay an insurance company a fraction of that amount to protect themselves against the off-chance that someone actually wins. They get all the publicity of having run a sweepstakes without having to actually pay the prize!

It only makes me think negatively of the sponsor.

Just to show how absurd it is in this case, with six digits there is literally a one in a million chance that there will be an actual payout. That works out to 2.5 cents (plus underwriting costs) that they’d have to pay an insurance company. Wow.

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