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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A green at our disposal - Your dream?

Have you received this kind of mail? Haven't you? or Did anyone receive a letter sent by Reader's Digest attached with a RM250,000 mock cheque and car keys? Didn't you? The letter notifies us to subscribe to 1 year of the magazine at discounted rate....

Do you agree with me that, in this material world or world world - having a green at our disposal is almost everyone's dream.. right?

I just received a second letter as a Confirmation of Money on Reserve.. after the first one -the picture above- its cliche - NOTICE OF SELECTION FOR MR -uj- AS A POTENTIAL WINNER OF RM250,000.00 ... wow this such amount can realize my dream and i can resign my post immediately.

For some people, perhaps they experienced not only for the fist time accepting this kink of junk. What i was told through browsing and cruising the net, the contest was actually a subscription 'scheme'. We need to subscribe to their magazine in order to be eligible for the draw. Then only they will submit our name 'to be selected'. However, i have never subscribed to any of copy since i just can read those mags in the library easily and free of charge...How they got my address... How they got our address? huh...

in other cases, it works differently, does'nt like one, what i recieved. How it works? Of course, the subscription of 1 year of magazine entitle us, a right to participate in the whatever contest. But we will get a free stuff upon the subscription..such as watch -like a friend of mine who crazy about RD but i am the one who always finish reading his subscriptions mags. Then, we will automatically enter the contest of winning a car and RM250,000 paycheck by replying to the invitation via sending back of authorization for subscription attached with the mock cheque and the car key.

In those 'junk', some pictures are in the newsletter, to convince people and addressee, that the process is exist and reliable... but on the other hands i read, people said - The supposedly smiling past 'winners' on their newsletter were probably paid actors (more likely employees .. free). If it is for real, why there were never any coverage on local newspapers.. But through my reading in the net as well, there are in The Star and one Chinese Newspaper... entah ler....

Do you think we can win?
I personally think that this is a marketing oriented strategy. So, the chance of winning is extremely small. Moreover, the invitation to subscribe is limited to selected residents or certain stuff users. Which means we will still have to compete with thousands or million people out there, perhaps... this is marketing strategy and if we do send or reply to say YES or NO about the contest, the gimmick marketing continues...

I might send the reply too but in different way, nothing stated any cliche or words neither YES nor NO...like one of my friend did....he sent to -:

to where they belong, my friend said....

lastly, my personal opinion, this process or this way is a kind of marketing strategy like what i said previously, it is also a kind of advertisement to promote their product and a trap too.. so be careful.

i still believe that there is a contest which shadow of a Draw...

share your comments...Please...

3 komen:

Afida Anuar said...

UJ...last year my brother used to get this kind of letter, and all those stuffs, watch, book... then he told me that the possible winner of 250000 was being narrowed down to 25 people in Malaysia.. he was kind of excited la kan....after a few months, no more excitement, but frustration... dah agak dah..hehe

iqbalsyarie said...

haha...saya ada dapat juga,tapi via emel dan pos...tapi via email okey je...boleh submit tanpa subscribe mags tu..haha..entah~mcm2
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uNcLeJoE said...

@fida - i just got a key yesterday... and i thought i want to do the same thing like what my friend did... hehehe...

@iqbalsyarie - kalau email ni selalu dapat... berjuta juta kan.. ada siap BMW lagi.. yg best lagi ada siap telepon dr overseas..mana dia amik no hp kita ekkk... bahaya gak ni...