It’s October, which means there’s a chill in the air and the MLB playoffs are back in full swing. And if you’re lucky, you could win $ 1,000 just by getting into the baseball spirit
Jewelry retailer Shane Co. is offering $ 1,000 to the “world’s biggest baseball fan” in exchange for a binge of the 10 greatest baseball movies of all time, selected by the company. If you are intrigued, you will need to fill out a form asking you to explain why you should be chosen. The form also asks, “If you could be a part of any baseball movie team, what would it be and why?”
If you are selected, you will need to share your views on each of the 10 films with the company by December 5th to qualify for the $ 1,000 prize. The films are:
- “A league of its own”
- “Bull Durham”
- “Field of dreams”
- “ball of money”
- “Bad News Brings”
- “The natural”
- “The rookie”
- “The Sandlot”
- “Problems with the curve”
The connection between baseball and the Shane Co., which sells engagement rings and other jewelry, may not necessarily seem obvious, but the company says there is. “At Shane Co., we are absolute fanatics of the American pastime, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since major league sport embodies endurance and constant and ardent passion – the hallmarks of a grand and eternal love,” the company writes on his website.
In the meantime, if you don’t have access to the movies, don’t worry – if you win, you’ll also receive a $ 50 Amazon gift card that you can use to rent each movie. You must be at least 18 years old and a US resident to enter the contest and you have until November 7 to submit your application.
These types of promotional contests are often seen as relatively inexpensive and effective ways to build buzz around a brand, say marketers. In this case, Shane Co. sells engagement rings that start at around $ 425 each, so the company would theoretically recoup the $ 1,000 prize pool – and then some – if the promotion ended up attracting only a few new customers to the company.
Shane Co. declined CNBC Make It’s request for comment.
You can ponder your answers to application questions as you watch playoff baseball – the MLB postseason kicked off last week and could end anywhere between November 1 and November 5, depending on how competitive the World Series will be. Eight teams are still currently vying for the championship title.
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