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If you've already won a $5 Google Play credit, stop buying more Kit Kat bars

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If you've already won a $5 Google Play credit, stop buying more Kit Kat bars
Having trouble fitting into your pants lately? Popping buttons on your shirt? Blame Google and Hershey (or Nestle's if you live in Europe). You probably have been buying up all of those specially marked Kit Kat bars with the special code inside the wrapper. Once you check out the code online, you might find that you've won one of 1000 Google Nexus 7 (2013) slates being given away.

Because there are so many chances to win the first prize consisting of a $5 voucher for the Google Play Store (that can be used on anything but devices), it is quite possible that you have won one of these useful certificates. But if you are like most people, you have your eye on the prize, the Nexus 7 slab. You're not going to stop trying to win the tablet just because you already won a $5 voucher. So you keep on buying Kit Kat bars, hoping to win the tablet, spending more money and putting on more pounds. But guess what? An obscure rule in the contest says that there can only be one prize awarded per name, email, address or household!

This means that once you've won the $5 Google Play Store certificate, you might as well save money and more importantly, not bloat up like a beached whale with your constant devouring of those scrumptious bars. That applies if the only reason you are consuming the candy is for a shot at the Nexus 7. If you like Kit Kat bars anyway, go ahead and munch away. By the way, we should point out that in the jolly old U.K., there have been reports of multiple £5 Google Play voucher winners.

In the states, it is a different matter as you can see from the reply below sent by Hershey in response to a request to clarify the rules of the contest.

Hershey's clarifies the rules of its KitKat Android 4.4 contest

Hershey's clarifies the rules of its KitKat Android 4.4 contest


source: Google+ via Phandroid

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posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:06

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2663; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool...

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:10 15

2. tacarat (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


So the moral of the story is to not claim your prize until it's the one you want.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:17

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lololololol.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:00 2

7. dsDoan (Posts: 217; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


**Wait until just before the deadline to claim low tier prizes.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 07:02 1

13. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


Except for the fact that you don't know what you've won until you already enter the code on the site, at which point you have already entered your information so you can't claim another one.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:12 2

3. huypaulha94 (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I would still buy more and use the better ticket to redeem my prize and just give the lesser ticket to a friend or something...

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:18

5. Fuego84 (Posts: 275; Member since: 13 May 2012)


I was waiting for pay day to go kitkat crazy but I guess I just buy one for snacking and a $20 Google playstore card.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:20

6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Im from the UK. I havnt even seen one promotional kitkat pack yet. Let alone actually buying one and winning. FYI - Most people have more than one email address, so winning multiple times isnt an issue for most of us.

If you do find another winning wrapper, are you really just gonna throw it away simply because you've already won before?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:12 1

8. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 808; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"If you've already won a $5 Google Play credit, stop buying more Kit Kat bars" unless you want to eat Kit Kat...

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:27 1

10. JC557 (Posts: 1104; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Who, in America, doesn't want to take a break and eat a Kit-Kat?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:31 1

11. jaymulli (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Who in america isn't on a break ?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 04:44 1

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1741; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Who in America can afford a KitKat?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:23

15. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Anyone that didn't buy an iPhone 5s :)

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 03:17

9. boosook (Posts: 1009; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Bad, bad, bad marketing move.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:36

14. iParkos (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Do the wrappers look different because I haven't seen any specially marked packs yet.

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 03:53

16. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If you could enter ONE code ONCE a day, that would have been more balanced rather than never letting you play again.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 21:42

17. iParkos (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Anybody else win the Nexus 7? Got one on my second wrapper!

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