Sunday, August 15, 2010

We tried!

I just saw a comment on my earlier 'Vote 4 Go Kup' post. Seems Gravelo added a tagline to his 'Go Kup' idea and got hosed out of the prize money. I agree with Casey's!

What about the 3 or 4 others that entered the 'Go Kup' idea? How does Kum and Go decide who gets the cash?

Here's my thought...the Kum and Go corporation declares the contest 'null and void', keeps the cash and uses the slogan anyway. Pretty shrewd, but extremely unfair. Maybe I'm wrong, they might throw the names in a hat and do a drawing. However, that shouldn't disqualify someone just because they put a tagline on their idea. Give a guy a break, fer chrissake!

I've been pretty lazy regarding my blog lately. Lots of stuff going on right now and my blog isn't the highest priority. Since I was sitting here watching Star Wars Return of the Jedi on Spike TV (probably the hundredth time I've seen it) , I figured this would be a great time for a post.

Still don't have RAGBRAI pics downloaded to Flickr. We will get to this eventually, though. -D


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm the Social Media Manager at Kum & Go and wanted to follow up in response to your questions about the Name Our Cup contest. Out of the 30,000+ names we received during the course of the contest, we actually had a large number of customers that submitted the "Go Kup" idea.

Per the contest rules, our process for selecting the grand prize winner of the $10,000 is to draw at random from all who submitted the winning cup name. This gives everyone that submitted the name an equal chance to win.

If you have additional questions, I'd be happy to answer them. Thanks for taking time to write about the contest.

Travel Gravel said...

How can they count a person out if the person used Go Kup for their entry and then added a saying to go with it? That doesn't make sense to me. How come he doesn't say anything about that? Also, stay away from Star Wars The Clone Wars. For an animated series, it has some good depth to it. OK, watch it anyways. Later!