Thursday, August 25, 2011

Space Race 2012


In honor of the 50th anniversary of Seattle's Space Needle (1962-2012), click here to enter the sweepstakes being held by Space Needle LLC. Over the next few months, the following prizes will be awarded:

September Winner: Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope

October Winner: Breitling Aeromarine Colt Quartz watch

November Winner: SuperCade Upright Classic Arcade Machine

December Winner: Seattle & Space Needle Adventure Vacation

Finally, a thousand entries will be chosen in December, and as of 2012, one final winner will receive a seat aboard G-Force One for a Zero Gravity experience.

Space Needle Contest
The fine print? Ah yes, there's always fine print beyond the "no purchase necessary", LOL! Of course,

Here's the kicker: The "Trip to Space" (a slight misnomer since it's really more of a "Trip Through Parabolas") will be awarded to the winner of a skill-based competition that is separate from the ongoing Sweepstakes. The competition is governed by its own rules and restrictions, separate from the monthly giveaways.

One thousand potential winners will be selected randomly from all the entries received between August and December. Then, since they are calling it the "Competition Contestant Prize Drawing", one assumes we will all compete against one another. They don't say what sort of competition they are cooking up, but I entered anyway, on faith that I'll have a bash at whatever it turns out to be.

You can click to their rules page to see all the other fine print and the retail value of the various prizes. Once a participant has been selected as the potential prize winner of any prize in the Sweepstakes, he or she becomes ineligible to win any other Sweepstakes prizes.

Overall odds of winning the monthly prizes or the grand prize at the end will depend on the number of eligible entries over the next four months. Participants need not and may not be present at a drawing to win… so, one assumes they will be contacted by email.