Now I say usually, but lately I have been reading Chatelaine magazine (see here) because I like to help out students who have been asked to sell magazine subscriptions at school. As much as I would prefer a good chocolate bar...in the long run, I love getting a new magazine every month!
Are you interested? Then go ahead and click here and enter your information!! However, I don't want to burst your "Dream Kitchen" bubble...but GOOD F*CKING LUCK!
Imagine the above kitchen is yours...and you send in a letter describing the yellow counters, bad cabinets and possible lack of plumbing(?)... all within 250 words or less. You send them the photo, and you are sure you must have the WORST kitchen around! You wait for the call...
Enter for a Chance to WIN Your Dream Kitchen from Chatelaine and IKEA!
While you are waiting, I want to ask you a question....Did you read the fine print? Because I did, and it made me realize this was not your simple contest giveaway!!
Contest closes March 31, 2011. Must be a Canadian resident over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence, excluding Quebec. One entry per person. Full rules and entry at www.chatelaine.com/dreamkitchen. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. Mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win. No purchase necessary.
Do you see that? You have to answer a mathematical question correctly to win! WHAT??? How does a math skill-test qualify you for a Dream Kitchen giveaway?
So after writing your 250 word essay, and waiting, the phone finally rings! Congratulations, you have won the Chatelaine Dream Kitchen Contest!! However...you need to take a quick quiz.
Since you have not been in school for the last twenty years, and you never really cared for math in the first place...you take home a consolation prize.
At least it matches your kitchen counters!
Question...Do you read the fine print? Can anyone solve the math question?