It truely is. I'm sure it was an after thought; somebody went "oh ****" we are gonna have another Atari promo mess. Though this is likely the worst possible solution, it actually is so amusing for a moment I had to check my calendar, making sure April 1st hadn't snuck up on me.
To enter the Sweepstakes for free by mail, hand print (...) your first and last name, street address (no post office boxes), city, state/province, zip/postal code, daytime telephone number, date of birth and (if applicable) e-mail address (...)
Sure you don't also want my SSN, mother's maiden name, signature, and a stain of my blood on this highly-visible-to-anyone postcard, since I'm printing it by hand anyhow? This almost sounds like those guys in Nigeria offering me all that money
Would still like confirmation if this is a USA only offer and what the closing date is please, also, the postcard (if eligible) will be sent in an envelope as it has a lot of personal information on it.
Postcard contest entries are in fact a ploy for the heads of large companies to drastically and rapidly increase their postcard collection for free. I for one am not going to be "slapped in the face" then "thrown under a bus" by falling for such schemes. Don't say I didn't warn you "from day one"!