At last night’s Maple Leaf debacle, both the Leaf players and the team ownership & advertisers were extremely successful in their “giveaways”. That wasn’t a good thing for the Leaf players. Enough about that. I’m going to talk about 3 of the ownership “giveaways”; that is, contests resulting in prizes being awarded to people attending the game.
In one, a man won a trip for 2 to Las Vegas. He had to answer three questions. The cynic would say the difficulty was determined by the fact that the questions would be posed to a member of the “Leaf Nation”. Leave it that “who is buried in Grant’s tomb” would have been rejected as too difficult a question.
In another, the couple won the prize if their answers to the same questions (posed separately) matched. One of the questions, put to the (apparently) male member of the couple, was whether he’d rather be on a plane with his partner or a well known, beautiful, (female) Hollywood movie star. Remarkably, he didn’t choose the starlet.
In the third, the question was difficult unless one is a collector of useless Leaf trivia. Nonetheless, the fan guessed right. He had three choices: A, B and C. He chose A. The look on his face (displayed on the large video-screen) was that he had no idea so chose A because it was first.
The prize? Each person at the game can use his or her ticket stub for an “original Harvey’s burger” at a Harvey’s outlet. That means Harvey’s could give away as many as about 20K burgers, if each person holding a ticket collects. Won’t happen, of course. I’d like to know – just because – how many people collect.