Sixt Rent-a-Car has an interesting promotion where ‘every 6th prepaid rental made between September 23 and 25 receives that rental free’.
I hate prepaid car rentals and I’m not going to rent from Sixt for a 1 in 6 chance that the rental is free, which I’d find out only after I’ve pre-committed.
What’s reasonably interesting here though is the option to enter via postcard, something sweepstakes do so that no purchase is required and they don’t run afoul of state laws (requiring payment to play a game of chance).
There are separate prize pools — with an equal number of prizes — for prepaid reservations and for postcard entry. I find it odd that there are 400 prizes in each basket, yet they also say 1 in 6 prepaid rentals will win.
Postcard submissions can be sent once per person per day, postmarked on September 23, 24, 25, and 26. Postcard winners get a $300 voucher, which may be worth more than the prepaid rental wins.
Full terms and conditions are available, including eligibility requirements.
Given 400 prizes, and likely few postcard entries, this will be worthwhile for some.
(HT: Demetrius J.)