Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dinner With Barack- Enter to win dinner with Obama

Wanna have dinner with Barack Obama?  Apparently you can enter to win a date with the prez worth $4,800, and all it takes is your email and zip code.

I started noticing  "Dinner With Barack" on the Google adchoice ads on my blog (which is rather ironic) but since I can't click on my own, I wrote down the url and took a peek.

Along with the large photo of a casual smiling Obama with a middle-aged couple, there's where to input your email and zip code and then the usual sweepstakes rules and disclaimer:

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by June 30, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Sponsor here or click here to enter without contributing. Three winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and dinner with President Obama on a date to be determined by the Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $4,800). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.       

I'm sure this is a wonderful way for the campaign office to harvest email addresses for donation requests, so I decided not to enter my email address because I don't want to get spammed. I did consider it, however, since I love to travel, but just not worth it.

I find the whole concept kind of tacky, but typical. Then again, if you're a fan, at least you're not paying $40,000 a plate to have dinner with the man.

I wonder how much he's paying for his adsense ads?


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