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Posts tagged ‘contest’
Posted: March 1st, 2013

Low interest rates have some referring to mortgages and other loans as free money.

But one local bank is taking the concept a step further with a $25,000 sweepstakes contest. And this money doesn’t have to be paid back.

Warren-based Northwest Savings Bank is calling the contest the “$25,000 Cash for That Sweepstakes.”

The bank plans to draw a single winner from all entries on May 31 and award a check for $25,000 to the winner.

“Northwest Savings bank has been helping people buy and renovate homes since we were founded in 1896,” said Dottie Lobdell, the bank’s vice president of mortgage lending. “We feel that offering a chance to win $25,000 ‘cash for that’ is a great way to thank our customers, friends and neighbors for their support, and allowing one of our neighbors to use that cash to carry out a home makeover or use the cash for any valid purpose.”

No transaction is required. Entry forms are available at any Northwest location. One need not be a customer to enter.

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Posted: December 4th, 2009

Free chicken wings for three years hang in the balance for the toughest wing eater of them all.
That’s the carrot being offered as part of a new promotion at Sharon-based Quaker Steak & Lube, which has more than 30 locations, including one on upper Peach Street.
The restaurant chain recently introduced its newest sauce, dubbed Triple Atomic, which is served is served with a release of liability form.
Beginning Dec. 12, consumers will be asked to create a 30-second video that demonstrates how tough they are. Videos, which will be judged on originality, overall appeal and motivation factor, can be uploaded to
Judges will narrow the entries to 10 and then ask customers to vote on the chain’s Facebook page and on YouTube.
Bob Mentrek, senior vice president of promotions for the company, said customers should prove that they’re tougher than the Lube’s hottest wings.
“This isn’t an eating contest,” he said. “It’s a state of mind.”
– Jim Martin

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