|Win $1 billion||mohair_chair|
May 30, 2003 8:32 AM
|Have you seen these ads on TV? Pepsi is giving you the chance to win $1 billion. I figured this can't be true, because the shareholders would never approve of giving away $1 billion. That's going to affect the bottom line.
I did some research (http://billionsweeps.yahoo.com/), and it is true. Pepsi wisely contracted with an insurer (Berkshire Hathaway, Inc), so Pepsi won't have to pay the billion dollars, but I wonder what the cost of that policy is, and how the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc are going to feel if they have to pay off! I feel chapter 11 coming on!
Anyway, the deal is there is a sweepstakes, and maybe you get a special game piece that allows you to attend an undescribed "Event." At this event you will compete for $1 billion. Okay, so now I figure this event has got to be pretty hard to win $1 billion. I figure it has to be harder than the Tour de France. I figure the insurer insisted that it be impossible!
So then I get to the part about payout. If you win the billion, it's paid over 40 years. You get $5 million per year for each of years 1 through 20; $10 million per year for each of years 21 through 39 and a lump sum payment of $710 million in year 40! Or you can take a lump sum payment of $250 million now.
(Gee, I wonder which option I would take? Like I'm going to wait 40 years...)
So, let's theorize on what the "Event" will be. A spelling bee? Simultaneous translation of dead languages? Hot dog eating contest?
|Ah, but can I really win 50 pounds of free lobsters?||Kristin|
May 30, 2003 9:43 AM
|I love lobster, so I couldn't resist clicking on the banner when I could win 50 POUNDS of free lobster. Now that's alotta crustation.
I checked out their website and they had a picture of the previous winner. She one the lobster while on a breif sabatical from her modeling career. Luckily she had this snapshop laying around. (Though I was tempted to claim this is my photo in order to keep Mohairs fantasy life going strong.)
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