She apparently wins a variety of trips every year, as well as other things.
But GEEZ the effort it’d take to do all these things. She does come out rather ahead, but it’d take alot of work. Lol.]]>
I have no problem with that. You’ve never entered a drawing at the mall for a free car or vaction, etc.? I don’t see how this is gambling–How do you lose?
Your BOM example is intersting-try it and see. I know I’ve had scouts run a drawing /raffle before and it raised a lot of money.]]>
If I buy a Coke and it has potential prizes under the cap, am I participating in a “lottery”? Possibly (I looked it up.) Am I gambling? Not really, unless I purchased the product specifically with the hopes of winning, not intending to drink it. Since you get something when you make your purchase (the Coke), then the lottery aspect isn’t really gambling. When you buy a lottery ticket, you don’t really have anything, except a worthless piece of paper. (Unless it wins, in which case you _get_ calls by everyone you’ve ever met and a few you haven’t.)
If you can enter a lottery for free, then it’s a sweepstakes. Is that prohibited by the church? (Is something for nothing gambling? Merriam-Webster says betting on an uncertain outcome is.)
Don, I think if you renamed your BoM lottery to “raffle”, you wouldn’t have any problems. =)
Now, what I’d like to hear a debate on is Bingo/Bunko playing in church…]]>
“It’s all just about another way of marketing their product”. So my Book of Mormon sale/lottery example is perfectly ok?]]>
I think this makes your frustration in the original post much more understandable. I don’t blame you for being picky… They sure seem to be!]]>
I understand your point, but does this mean we should avoid buying products that enter you into a drawing, thus making it a lottery? Should I go to BK instead of McD’s when they’re running the Monopoly game? Their are hundreds of other examples and it’s all just about another way of marketing their product.
BTW, just in case you didn’t, you may need to read the disclaimer. It is almost illegal in all states to require you to purchase something in order to be entered into a drawing. Thus with most promotions you can send a postcard to an address for free and enter the drawing that way.]]>
Here’s my new lottery: buy a Book of Mormon (very valuable) for $5 (good price for a book) and I’ll enter you in a lottery for $100.
Maybe our Ward should sponsor this as a Scout Fund raiser.]]>