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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The $11 House

This really has nothing to do with the ESO, but it's something I came across today: The 11 Dollar House(TM) contest.  In a nutshell, for an $11 dollar entry fee and a submission of an essay, anecdote, poem, artwork, song, video, or whatever, you will be entered to win a rebuilt and renovated house here in Edmonton - if the owners receive at least 25,000 entries by December 31st.  They're only at 131 received, so they've got a long way to go.  If they don't get the minimum number of entries, then the fees will be returned.  Could it be a scam? Sure, but it doesn't sound like it, and apparently it has been approved by the AGLC.  It sounds like one of those stories that'll be on the news any day now...

In any case, it's an interesting idea.


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