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WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?

 
Malone Drive
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WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
I just entered an online giveaway for a GOPRO camera...Here is the part of the official rules which apply to Canadians.

OFFICIAL RULES

Sponsored by Woodman Labs, Inc. d/b/a GoPro ("Sponsor").

**See Prize Description for details.

NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins on September 4, 2011 at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time ("PT") and ends on September 4, 2011 at 11:59:59 ("PT") (the "Sweepstakes Period").

2. Eligibility: The GoPro "One of Everything" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open worldwide to individuals age thirteen (13) or older as of the date of entry, who have an active e-mail account and Internet access during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants under the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least 18) must have permission from their parents or legal guardians to participate. Canadian residents must correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question, if selected as a winner, in order to claim a prize. Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment or other coordinating agencies, individuals providing services to Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the Sweepstakes Period, and their respective immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules ("Official Rules"). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

3. To Enter: You may enter the Sweepstakes in one of two (2) ways:

(a) Online Entry. Visit www.staging.gopro.com/win during the Sweepstakes Period and fill out the entry
Malone Drive (OP)

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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
That is sort of a weird requirement... eh?
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09/04/2011 03:01 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
LOL, that is pretty funny. I wonder if it has something to do with giveaways in Canada. Like you have to term it a "contest" or something for it to be legal.
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09/04/2011 03:07 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
It's a giveaway :) not a license or degree Makes me wonder if in the future you'll have to be literate to win a lottery! :)
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09/04/2011 03:09 AM

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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
ya a lot of contests have a skill testing question
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
ya a lot of contests have a skill testing question
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Really? I wonder what for...
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09/04/2011 03:11 AM

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ya a lot of contests have a skill testing question
 Quoting: Heretic™


Really? I wonder what for...
 Quoting: Malone Drive


I have no idea..figured it was universal
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09/04/2011 03:12 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
LMFAO, that's something odd OP!!
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09/04/2011 03:25 AM

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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
I can't say as I know why we have the skill testing question either, but it's usually something like (1+2+3 / 6= ?)
Not exactly a tough question.
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09/04/2011 03:30 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
i think its like a captcha
Malone Drive (OP)

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09/04/2011 03:31 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
something about having to answer questions correctly within a certain time makes my heart race a little. make it a math question and the blood pressure would go through the roof. in my mind, I'm thinking calculus or algorithms or square roots....in 60 seconds or less :) Doh!
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09/04/2011 03:32 AM
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Even with those captchas I have to guess half the time. is it an 0 or an o or a q or an a :)
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09/04/2011 03:33 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
you actually read the rules?

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09/04/2011 03:36 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
you actually read the rules?

homeruhh
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(laughing) I can read it's the math that scares me! :)
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09/04/2011 03:39 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
Many years ago I lost VCR prize because I added instead of subtracting.
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09/04/2011 03:41 AM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
Well, the reason I posted this is because I never thought one had to be smart to be lucky! Now I'm like "luck doom"! ;0
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11/09/2012 04:55 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
It's true !!! bump
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11/09/2012 05:03 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
It is a requirement to win just about anything in Canada and has been ever since I can remember.

It's not like the questions are hard, for crying out loud.

1doh1
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
BTW: Family friend won a prize a few years back. He had to answer a skill-testing question.


He was allowed 1 hour to answer a basic math question.

They called him back an hour later for his answer. Needless to say, he was correct, lol.
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11/09/2012 05:12 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
If there were no "skill-testing" question, it would fit the Criminal Code definition of "a game of chance" and be illegal (I think that's the answer anyway)
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11/09/2012 05:23 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
What has more digits, Pi or infinity?

Simple question to answer.
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11/09/2012 05:29 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
What has more digits, Pi or infinity?

Simple question to answer.
 Quoting: Doommincus Maximus


are we allowed to round up?
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11/09/2012 05:30 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
(a) Online Entry. Visit www.staging.gopro.com/win during the Sweepstakes Period and fill out the entry
 Quoting: Malone Drive


Not a valid link.



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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
Its got something to do with the classification of the game. [link to en.wikipedia.org]
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11/09/2012 05:35 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
If you read the back of OLG lottery tickets it states in order to claim a lottery prize we must answer a skill testing question too.

I say just bring a calculator with you. When they present the math problem to you, just whip out your calculator. There's nothing in the rules that state you can't.
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11/09/2012 05:36 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
ya a lot of contests have a skill testing question
 Quoting: Heretic™


Really? I wonder what for...
 Quoting: Malone Drive


To prove that you are human, and not a bot.
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11/09/2012 05:37 PM

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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
dude, this has been so for years. Get with da' times!!
Long live the Legit Republic of Blanketsburgh
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
ya a lot of contests have a skill testing question
 Quoting: Heretic™


Really? I wonder what for...
 Quoting: Malone Drive


To prove that you are human, and not a bot.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25149280


What if the bot is a calculator?
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11/09/2012 05:44 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
you guys are retarded. And I rarely say that. Its a simple test to show you aren't a robot, child, or dumb fuck wanting FREE SHIT so spoon fed to their annoying useless face that they are upset they have to dust off the cortex required in third grade. Vis-a-vis; you've got to be fucking kidding me, our civilizations infrastructure is blowing out the window and this is what you bitch about.

Humanity - 1
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11/09/2012 05:45 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
Sorry, I didn't realize you are American.

Civilization is much too broad and vast for you.

Start with your own bloody country.
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11/09/2012 05:47 PM
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Re: WTF? Canadians MUST pass MATH test in order to claim Sweepstakes prize?
It's the result of a law. Games of chance are technically illegal so they ask you a question and you get the "Prize" for answering it.

IT's just a loophole that the government tolerates.