Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gold Dollars Rant


We received a flyer in the mail stating Bob had won a prize, that could include a car or 25,000 dollars.

They come with a scratch off and a number and the odd thing is IT ALWAYS MATCHES and he ALWAYS wins. and he always gets a KEY to fit in a car. and all 4 were from different dealers.

Gold Dollars
I throw the flyers in the trash, when the 4th one came, Bob said lets take the key over their and see if it fits. we did and what we won was 3 gold dollars....

Of course the GOLD is fake and they are only worth a dollar.

He said "see we did win 3 dollars" and

She said
"yes we did, but we used 4 dollars of gas to get here"



1. do you receive these in the mail? do you retrieve the prize? DO YOU TRY THE KEY TO SEE IF THE CAR STARTS?

we did not get to try he key, because they knew we did not win, they just handed us the dollar and she was RUDE because we would not let her call a salesman. I said we came for the prize we don't need a car unless we win it.





30 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Funny! Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

EM Illustrator said...

Sounds hilarious - Never get those things over here. Have a lovely Wednesday!

SquirrelQueen said...

We get those too about once a month. We have never tried any of the keys that they have mailed. You are the first ones I know who have tried it.

From the Kitchen said...

My question is: Where can you spend those gold dollars? Downpayment on a car?

Nope, I never scratch off, just toss. I'm probably the one who always has that winning key. Oh well!!

Best,
Bonnie

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never received these keys in the mail. How did the dealership know you didn't win? Somebody has to win, right? I COULD be you! Does the dealership know there's a scam going on here? Hmmmm.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Never do those sorts of mail things. :-0

Muffy's Marks said...

We used to get them, but none since we moved north. I never followed up with any of them. Your experience is how I thought the scenario would be!! Oh well ~~ cheap entertainment~~

Cranberry Morning said...

Yeah, we throw them out. If they have something tangible, we might save them for the grandsons to play with. (kinda like Monopoly money). I just heard that it takes 16 cents to make a nickel, so they're going to phase pennies and nickels out soon. Then they can just print more Monopoly money for us to use.

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. i bet they don't get many folks coming in like you did.

i toss them in the trash - after shredding our name/address part.

Madi and Mom said...

LOL
That is too funny...reminded me when I was a child my grandma was big on saving money. She would get my Dad to drive her to a certain store to save a few cents on meat ....never once thinking about the gasoline
Hugs C

Betsy Adams said...

Yes---we get this crap in the mail and online --etc. etc. etc.....

One time I followed one of those 'winner' ads (Publishers Clearing House) to the end of the line ---filling out info and info and info several times... After it was all said and done, I got NOTHING... SO---that cured me of ever bothering with that junk.

Wonder if anyone EVER does win???? Probably 1 in a trillion!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Flyers like this go immediately into the trash at our house. I don't even waste my time trying to claim a 'prize'.

Angela said...

We get those flyers in the mail all the time. My boy loves to play with the keys! lol

A few years back I went to go see if it fit but was too scared to stop my truck to get out to check on it because there were so many salesman standing outside like vultures I was scared they kill me! lol

Ginny said...

I have not seen anything like this, I wonder if it is just particular to Florida? But I like that you finally did go. If nothing else, it makes a good blog post! As usual, your Canine Christmas is very good! And this year I have a canine and kitty Halloween! Behind the times a bit from being ill.

Maggie M said...

Oh, yes we have received some of those letters and keys. We never go because we don't need a car and sure don't want to listen to any car salesman try to sell us a car. Hubby would go though if I would drive him there...he doesn't drive thank goodness!!

Thank you sweet Sandra for always viewing the pictures I post. You are so nice to always go and comment on my pictures. Hugs

Rose said...

Nope, I trash them!

Susannah said...

They go right in the garbage... after we rip off our name and address and that gets shredded.

BTW...forgot to mention how much I like your new header!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Mail like that is as welcome as the telemarketers on the phone. NOT! If you want to chat with me call,but don't waste my time telling me there 'is currently nothing wrong with my credit card'.That's my opinion in short.

Gail said...

Good for you! A nice outing and cheaper gas since you did win $3, cheaper than going to the movies.

Debra Dickinson said...

I love Gail's take on this - way to go Gail! Anything like this lands in file 13 for me, but my 70+ sister and her 80+ husband constantly respond - to everything. I worry for them.

Amy Burzese said...

I wish that we all would do that each time and flood them with pesky visits and buy no car. I bet they would stop sending them.

Ann said...

we do get those all the time too. We did take one in once and the guy was not very friendly. We won a shopping spree and when the stuff came in the mail it was pretty much a rip off because you had to pay shipping on the stuff. The way the shipping worked was you paid a certain price for each item and even if you bought two things you still paid the shipping for each one which pretty much totaled what I would pay for the items if I bought them at the store

Remington said...

It would be cool if it did....

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We tried one of those keys once and of course did NOT win a car, just got a sales pitch. Publishers Clearing House is always sending me letters that claim I'm a finalist and I have started stuffing the envelopes and sending them back - only is they are prepaid!

Chatty Crone said...

I am not sure what the gold and the keys are. Glad you won three dollars! lol

Now I did purchase lottery tickets for $550 MILLION dollars!!!!!!!!!

sandie

Deb said...

straight to the trash for me....it is amazing the gimmicks they use...

SweetMarie said...

straight in the trash! glad you got part of your gas money back. :)
I can't stand rude people!

Dee said...

Toss em...I learned my lesson years ago.

LC said...

We haven't received these but we used to get a lot of calls with similar offers.

Maple Lane said...

We always just toss them. I try hard not to do anything to get my bp up!!!!!