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

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.

source: Google+ via Phandroid



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

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

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


7. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

13. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

3. huypaulha94

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 21, 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...

5. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 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.

6. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 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?

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

10. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

11. jaymulli

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Who in america isn't on a break ?

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Bad, bad, bad marketing move.

14. iParkos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

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

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

17. iParkos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

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

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