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Taco Bell has launched a promotional contest where the winners are allowed to choose whether they receive the prize in federal reserve debt notes (with the cash prize depending on the spot price of gold) or in solid gold US Eagles!
Think this doesn't demonstrate a MASSIVE PARADIGM SHIFT!?!
Even 2-3 years ago, it would be completely inconceivable for a major US fast food chain to offer gold as an alternative contest prize to federal reserve notes.
While this may be seen by many as merely a novel alternative concept designed to gain attention (which it will) Taco Bell is clearly riding the forefront of the sheople's awakening to gold and silver.
We are interested in your thoughts as well in regards to what/if any impact this campaign will make on the sheople's interest and awareness in gold and silver.
- If I win, what form does the gold get delivered to me in?
- Verified winners will get the gold in American Eagle Gold Coins (equivalent dollar value is also an option upon request).
- How much gold can I win?
- You can win either $190 or $1,142 in real gold! The price of gold fluctuates, so the prize values are based on the price of gold as of August 2, 2011.
- How do I enter?
- Text the 9 digit code found on your specially marked DORITOS® Tortilla Chips bag from a meal deal at participating Taco Bell locations to 24477 (CHIPS). Msg & Data rates may apply. To enter without purchase or incurring text message charges, call 1-800-352-1335.
- How many times may I enter?
- You may enter one time per day per phone number/method of entry.
- How long does the promotion last?
- The promotion runs from November 10, 2011 to December 28, 2011.
DORITOS® BRAND/TACO BELL GOLD HUNTER INSTANT-WIN GAMEOFFICIAL RULESTHIS GAME IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT PLAY UNLESS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF PARTICIPATION. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE DORITOS® BRAND/TACO BELL GOLD HUNTER INSTANT-WIN GAME (“GAME”), PARTICIPANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS. 1. ELIGIBILITY: The Game is open only to individuals who are legal residents of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are 18 years of age or older at the time of participation. The following persons are not eligible to participate: Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Frito-Lay, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Taco Bell Corp., their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Game (collectively, “Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and/or “step”) of each and those living in their same households (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Game). 2. GAME PERIOD: Game begins at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time (“CT”) on November 10, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. CT on December 28, 2011 (“Game Period”). Each day of the Game Period represents a separate daily Game period (“Day”). A “Day” is defined as the 24 hours between 12:00:00 p.m. CT and the following 11:59:59 a.m. CT. The computer of Sponsor's Web master is the official time-keeping device of the Game. 3. TWO WAYS TO PLAY: (a) Text Message: To play the Game via Text Message, you must first obtain a Game Code. To obtain a Game Code, during the Game Period purchase any Meal Deal at a participating Taco Bell location and receive a specially-marked bag of DORITOS® Tortilla Chips. Look for the 9-digit product code below the “guaranteed fresh” statement on the front of the DORITOS® bag (each a “Game Code”). Once you have obtained a Game Code, use your mobile phone to text your Game Code (exactly as it appears on the front of the DORITOS® bag) to shortcode CHIPS (24477) to play for a chance to win a prize (a “Play”). You will receive a reply text message indicating whether or not you have won a prize (subject to verification). Participants must have a mobile phone with text messaging capabilities to play by text message and may incur a standard text message charge from their wireless service provider for each message sent and received. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable charges. If you play by text, you will receive Game-related text messages from the Sponsor. Participants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges. Not all wireless carriers participate. (b) TOLL-FREE CALL: To play without making a purchase or sending a text message, call toll-free 1-800-352-1335, during the Game Period, and follow the automated instructions to play for a chance to win a prize (also a “Play”). Callers will be required to provide their phone number, including their area code, and date of birth (as two digits for month, two digits for day, and four digits for year) to verify eligibility. At the completion of your Play, you will hear a voice message indicating whether or not you have won a prize (subject to verification). Randomly selected times, during the Game Period, will be chosen by the independent judging organization, and the first participant who completes a Play in accordance with these Official Rules (whose Play is properly received and recorded by administrator's computer(s) on or immediately after a randomly-selected time during the Game Period) will win a prize (subject to verification). Prizes will be awarded at a rate of one (1) per hour per Day; with a total of three (3) Grand Prizes and twenty-one (21) First Prizes being awarded each Day of the Game Period. All Plays must be properly received and recorded by Sponsor's computer within the Game Period in order to win a prize. Limit one (1) Play per Day per person/phone number/Play method. Limit one (1) prize per person/household during the entire Game Period regardless of Play method. Sponsor and its agencies will not accept Plays that are late, incomplete, misdirected, unintelligible or lost. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of Play will void all Plays and result in disqualification. 4. PRIZE DETAILS: Grand Prize (147 total; 3 per Day): Winner receives $1,142.00 worth of gold coins. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,142.00 each. First Prizes (1,029 total; 21 per Day): Winner receives $190.00 worth of gold coins. ARV: $190.00 each. Prize value is based on $1,661.00 per ounce gold value as of August 2, 2011. Gold value fluctuates. Winner may opt to receive a check for ARV of the prize in lieu of the gold coins. Winner must accept prize as stated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Plays received and the order in which they are received. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Total ARV of all prizes is $363,384.00. 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