Not to be out done by those other companies, Nestlé Canada have announced a summer promotion of their own that will include, among others, free video game consoles. Starting the beginning of summer, Nestlé will be drawing one new name each day to win an Xbox 360 console as part of their Blue Freezer Contest. For those people who like numbers, that's 94 give-away consoles in total according to Nestlé.
When I think of summer, I generally go with the rule-of-thumb that it starts on June 21st and ends on September 21st. So I counted, and that's only 93 days - one console shy of the 94.
Well, I decided to check the most reliable source known to humankind - Wikipedia - and it says that the summer solstice begins on June 20 at 11:59pm, and the autumn equinox begins on September 22 at 3:44pm. So technically, Nestlé Canada owes us 95 Xbox 360's, and not 94. I could argue the finer point here, but hey, I can forgive them for rounding up a minute. Two minutes though, and I'd raise hell!
After reading through the Rules & Regulations (yes, I do the monotonous work so you don't have to), I discovered that the Xbox 360's have "an approximate retail value of $399.00CAD" - so it's probably the Pro console they're giving away. At least it's not that bare-bones Arcade version, [insert w00t! here].
The best part about the Blue Freezer website though has to be the description given for an Xbox 360:
"Xbox 360 fully engages you in a gaming experience that is more expansive, dramatic, and lifelike, where the possibilities are limitless and your imagination knows no boundaries."And here I thought it was just your average Next Gen video game system!
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