One sure sign of the arrival of Spring is the arrival of a number of big purchase required to get a code type competitions. McVities have a number of competitions running including Dunk or Not, Jaffa Cakes and Bonkers About Biscuits. There’s also McDonalds Monopoly too. More on those another time, but for this blog we thought we’d take a look at the return of an old friend – Magnum!
Last year’s Magnum Pleasure Card competition brought about a lot of comping problems and issues. Hopefully this year’s Crack the Code is trouble free and lives up to the overall name of the current Magnum promotion – As Good as Gold.
Everyday until the end of June you have the chance to win a Gold Sony Vaio Laptop. The competition runs until the end of August but after June the prize is only given away weekly. To enter you require a code from a Magnum and if you’re lucky enough to have a “winning moment” then you win the laptop.
To try and combat code sharing the terms and conditions state that “codes are valid for one use only”. Only one entry allowed per person per day adds further restrictions. Magnum also hope to share the prizes around as “no more than one prize can be won by any person or any household”.
The one element we’re not keen on is this “prize winning time”. A winner is picked based on a random time rather than a draw of everyone who has entered on that day. This leads to concerns about is there a specific time you should enter? Can the “winning times” be leaked or found out? Are the times truly random?
However, this seems to be a much more sensible prize promotion compared to last year. We also like the fact that you need to submit your details with your code. This means anyone thinking of cheating by trying different code combinations should be flagged up, provided Magnum are keeping an eagle eye on proceedings.