Patagonia: The Department of Redundancy Department
By Josh Simons on Nov 10, 2009
I recently received an email promotion from Patagonia, the upscale purveyor of adventure clothing and gear, which invited me to visit one of their stores in person (how quaint) and enter their 2009 Holiday Giveaway. Reading the first paragraph of the official rules, I began to wonder if the typical Patagonia customer has landed on their head once too often while adventuring and the company therefore feels it needs to cater specifically to this demographic. Here is what I read:
OFFICIAL RULES PATAGONIA HOLIDAY 2009 GIVEAWAY
BUYING WILL NOT HELP YOU WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. Your chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone winning who purchases something.