When the rules state "automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification" - does that refer to Roboform?
Posted by: catmom on October 1, 2020
I think this should be in the weekly entry category?
Limit: One (1) entry per person, per week during the Promotion Period. Incomplete or inaccurate entries shall be deemed void. Determination of information to be false or misleading is at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
3) Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes runs for 31 consecutive days and begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on October 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2020.
Posted by: pmbrady1 on October 1, 2020
Great question catmom. I have seen words similar to those included in several other contests and wondered myself if Roboform was also considered part of the 'prohibited' means of entry.
Also, I question - How would they know?
Posted by: hollybeans1 on October 1, 2020
How would they know.
I accidently found that one contest had a regular form, but they had another line like 'name' or 'address' that said 'do not fill'. It was invisible, so auto form fillers could see it, but not us, and auto fill it. It likely was made to disqualify auto entries.
Posted by: RumbleDog on October 1, 2020
lines are a different color when autofill is used
Posted by: stlclipper on October 2, 2020
They can count the keystrokes.
Posted by: flajintsfan on October 2, 2020
"Limit: One (1) entry per person, per week during the Promotion Period."
(I'll email Linda.)
Posted by: JBRITTAIN2 on October 2, 2020
I'm seeing a upswing in the number of rules stating this about automated entries. The thought of all that keystroking makes my fingers hurt in advance!
Posted by: catmom on October 2, 2020
I'm with you catmom and now I am wondering how many contests I have been disqualified from. I don't pay attention to line colors or even give a thought to someone counting keystrokes. OUI! I guess I will now (Thanks for that info) I usually just skim over the rules, but It seems I am going to have to read the rules a bit more closely.
Maybe we can all work together and make note in the comments box when 'no automated entries' is stated in the rules. It may save many of us from being disqualified (just a thought).
I am still in awe over what you said RumbleDog -- just to think that someone would go to that much trouble (?) to make sure that we keystroke in our info - its mind-boggling to me. I guess the contest police really are watching.
Posted by: hollybeans1 on October 2, 2020
These companies running sweepstakes have software that will kick out your entry if it states in the rules no automatic entries. I stopped using any kind of automatic fill in the form software and my winning have increased tremendously.
Posted by: CelticDuchess on October 5, 2020