I like OptinMonster for work stuff. So I see a “Sweepstakes” notice – a chance to win a MacBook Air. I love free laptops, but I never enter sweepstakes for reasons that caused me to write this in the first place – the privacy clauses.

Take a look below – you are trading your email for a chance to win a lappy… and I can guarantee you that you’ll be added to every “marketing list” you can think of (and can’t think of.)

Here’s the Privacy clause (text below.)

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted on the Sponsor’s website. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information.


If one of you reads this and thinks “Meh, cool, Ima enter.” Let me know. And if you win, let me know. And start counting how many Spam messages you start getting.

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