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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Alternate Mode of Entry to Post Cereal Sweepstakes: Win a Nintendo Switch!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Already have a Switch? Get another. It's FREE.

You may recall this remarkable passage from an article at the end of 2017 about Post Cereal and their Nintendo Switch giveaway contest. The article went into very deep detail about the contest, which involves buying certain Post Cereal brands which contain a code that you submit to Post's sweepstakes page for the possibility of winning a Nintendo Switch. The article's main topic was about how the contest discriminates against people with Celiac Disease, but there is another method of entry where you don't have to buy any cereal or consume any gluten and you can still win:

“Oh, I forgot to mention. There is an AMOE, or Alternative Method of Entry, that opens March 16, 2018 and lasts for two weeks. Simply go to this website and request a code, which you can do three times a day. No purchase necessary! Assuming that winning times of entry are equally distributed over time and that the competition is equally distributed as well (which are BIG assumptions), this is a 15-day window out of the 212 days the contest is open. That's 7.075% of the contest is open during a no-purchase-necessary time window. That leaves around 35 Nintendo Switch systems up for grabs during this time! We'll remind you in March to take advantage of it, as a benefit to being a KoopaTV reader. (...Just remind us to remind you.)” 

..NO ONE REMINDED US TO REMIND YOU, but I reminded myself because I'm responsible. You can thank me in the comments section.

As of writing, the Alternate Method of Entry site still looks like this:


Nintendo Switch giveaway contest Post Cereal Alternate Mode of Entry AMOE code request
“We're almost ready to play! The AMOE code request site will begin at 12:00am ET on March 16, 2018.”

I guess this article would be a little better if I published it after the alternate method of entry was made available so I could tell you what “the information” you need to fill actually is. I'm going to guess it's your name, physical address, e-mail address, perhaps a phone number, and Post will ask for your date of birth to confirm you are over 18. I'll edit this article after the fact and let you know if there's anything I didn't guess ahead of time.

That said, since you can get three codes a day for the duration of March, I figured it's better to publish this information now rather than later. (Besides, March 16 itself is a product release day; a product we're looking forward to.)

I just wish the company was named something better than Post. This article would be so much easier to write and understand!

Update 3/16/2018: After you fill in your information (I was spot-on in terms of what they ask for), they e-mail you a code. You'll get an e-mail from noreply@prizelogic.com with the code. You then go to https://nintendoswitch.postsweepstakes.com and enter your code after re-entering your personal information. Then you're given this screen and I guess I lost because I'm clicking the question-mark block like a buffoon and nothing is happening.

Post Sweepstakes Nintendo Switch question block mushroom appears win
I'M TAPPING. BUT THERE'S NO FEEDBACK. Did I lose?!
It seems like I can try three times every day, SO I'LL BE BACK.



If giving out your personal information is a problem for you, or you're not 18 or older, don't fret: You can still win valuable Nintendo prizes FOR FREE! It's called the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program, and you can be completely pseudonymous when entering it. Unlike the Post contest, it is 100% skill-based. You can enter simply by commenting on this article, though as mentioned, since it's skill-based, you'll have to out-comment and out-activity the other participants in the contest to be able to win.

15 comments :

  1. I'm going to try to enter at 5 AM. Maybe I'll win something in that time.

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    Replies
    1. I just made the mistake of trying again right now.

      That's when EVERYONE ELSE will try.

      Delete
    2. Well, I did help out somebody win a $1,000 prize, so I can vouch that these time-based contests are legit.

      Delete
    3. No, it's all on the winner's part.

      To his or her credit, the winner did say it'll take weeks to receive the prize because of a release form he or she'll have to sign, since winners get published.

      Delete
    4. As in, did/will the winner give you anything as a thank-you once they receive it?

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    5. Not yet, and I don't know if the winner plans to.

      In the same contest, I got $20 out of it, so it isn't one-sided.

      (Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/beermoney/comments/7wi1wf/paypal_has_a_sweepstakes_game_called_moola_mania/)

      Delete
    6. I see the $1,000 winner!

      You only told them to remember you if they win the $10,000. Big mistake!

      Delete
  2. If I were to win, I would sell the Switch on eBay and use the money to buy 4-5 future Switch games and a pro controller.

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    Replies
    1. That doesn't sound like enough proceeds to fund all of that, but hey, prioritise the Pro Controller.

      Delete
    2. Eh, I find the Pro Controller unnecessary.

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    3. Some upcoming indie games are $30-$40. I usually wait for some sales, too. A few weeks ago, for instance, I bought Rocket League for half off at Best Buy.

      Delete
    4. No, the Pro Controller is necessary. >_>

      Delete
    5. Well, what I meant to say was, the Joy Con Grip does a good job.

      Delete

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