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    Ethics?

    Im just curious about what everyone considers ethical when entering sweeps.....for instance, do you enter contests that are "for smokers only" even if you dont smoke? Ive noticed that there are some people who have no problem entering contest "for" people in their family, even if its actually a dog, and I kind of have to say I take issue with that since it seems to take the odds away from others who are entering "real people"

    ....what is the general consensus? (I like to think that the "sweep gods" smile more heavily on people who are trying to be completely honest with their entering efforts. :laughing

    **And as a side note, Im not trying to pick on anyone, I really dont want anyone to be offended by my question!*** :wave:

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    I think the dog thing is just joking around. I don't get concerned over it. It's the sponsor's responsibility to make sure all the entries abide by the rules. Some rules do leave it open for one member of the family to enter for their spouse, etc., also. One of the winner's wife of the HGTV Dream Home stated that she entered for her husband. HGTV didn't have a problem with it. Some time ago, some people emailed ePrize regarding entering for others. They also had no problems with it as long as it still abided by the rules.

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    Re: Ethics?

    Well I once entered a "smokers" sweeps. And I'm not a smoker, I posted that I won. And got alot of comments about that. So I don't enter that sweeps anymore. Plus the fact that I keep getting smoker coupons and stuff in my mailbox. So that will teach me. lol.

    I don't normally enter sweeps for other people. I do it once in a while. For Kailey my daughter, because shes only 5, she can't do it herself. And theres actually not many sweeps for 5 yearolds. And sometimes I enter for my mom, or l send her the sweeps email to enter. Shes a teacher, and during the year gets real busy.

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    Re: Ethics?

    This sort of topic has come up before. It generally ends up in an argument when someone with a looser interpretation of the Rules offends someone with a more rigid definition. SA posts the sweep links and the Rules. How you choose to interpret them is up to you. Please respect that others may not agree with you.

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    Re: Ethics?

    Well, I should clarify here that I DO enter contests for my husband and kids that I know they would like to enter but are not able to because of time contraints, etc....that isnt the thing I have a problem with...its more about entering contests "under false pretenses"---that was more the point. But as LIDARKSIDE noted, I guess its up for the sponsors to decide if the rules are being followed. I certainly dont want to sound like Im whining about any of this, I win plenty of things and dont really worry about my own personal winnings, I was just thinking of the sweeping population in general and wondering what everyone elses thoughts were....again, no fingers being pointed or judgements being made to anyone who might be reading this thread! :love:

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    Re: Ethics?

    Until very recently, I didn't enter any sweeps for smokers because I don't smoke. But recently, I noticed that the contests are giving away iPods to non-smokers, so I put my entry in to win that. Just answering honestly is good enough for them.

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    Re: Ethics?

    Hmmmm....I have 5 cats, I hadn't even considered entering them :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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    Re: Ethics?

    I don't really mind the dog winning the guitar. The dog owner is a cool guy. Its just sort of funny, a dog winning a guitar. Reminds me of that Pink Floyd song, Seamus, with the dog howling along to Dave Gilmore. :headbang:
    I also just read Sweephead's post as:
    Until very recently, I didn't enter any sweeps for smokers because I don't smoke. But recently, I noticed that the contests are giving away Pot to non-smokers
    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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    Re: Ethics?

    I do not enter any contest that has horoscopes, other religions, morally wrong, fur, tobacco, booze (state laws hrmps), gay, occult, satanism, hate speech, racists, or for brides or brides to be.

    There are many sweeps so why should i try to win something I do not want in my house like tobacco, gay, horoscopes, and occult. Let others have their prizes and leave me the WDW dream trip and chocolates. You can have the gay cruise, the smoker of the month club, and the pub crawl across america prize while I will eat my chocolates and enjoy WDW. :headbang:

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    Hey, Churchie. I guess you haven't heard all that Disney is involved in. I thought most people knew about this stuff. For example, the satanist group, "Danzig", is signed to Disney's record company; and, since 1990, they celebrate "Gay Day" in the month of June.

    Put in your search engine "Disney is anti-Christian" and read away. You're in for a big surprise! opcorn:


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