This is an update about recent winners in the Hellmann’s Spread the Bread Instant Win Game. I heard from many readers that the Hellmann’s IWG was picking all kinds of winners all at once the other day and everyone who won wanted to know if they would be disqualified or if they would get their prize. One reader, Mandy, who frequents the chatroom, said she would call them and find out what would happen. Mandy heard back from them and here is what she found out:
This is the message I just received from the Hellmanns sweep, so technically there was a glitch, but they are going to send me a 50.00 G.C. thanks for your site
Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the $20,000 Spread the Bread Sweepstakes. Upon further investigation, we have identified a unique software configuration that caused a technical malfunction for a small number of people. We’ve identified your issue as one of these instances, resulting in the incorrect winning message you received. The issue has now been addressed.
Though you did not technically win a prize as part of the Sweepstakes, we appreciate your participation. As a thank-you for your patronage and assistance in helping us identify this technical issue, we will be giving you a $50 grocery store gift card (redeemable at a grocery store mutually agreed upon by you and the Sweepstakes program Sponsor). Your grocery store gift card will be shipped to you within 6 – 8 weeks following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes on July 15, 2009*.
We hope you will continue to participate in the Sweepstakes, including the instant win opportunities, and we thank you for your understanding as we’ve addressed this issue.
The Build The Perfect Sandwich Team
* A maximum of one $50 grocery store gift card will be supplied.
After reading the message Mandy got I am not sure if everyone will get the prize they won. Mandy might be getting a gift certificate because she helped them pinpoint a problem in their game. If you are having the same problems you might want to contact them by calling 1-800-418-3275 Monday-Friday 8:30-6:00 Eastern Time.
Hi Wendy! Just to let you know-I also received an instant win message on the 22nd. When I didn’t receive an email confirming it, I called them (a couple of times). I did finally receive an email just like Mandy and will also be receiving a $50 gift card. Please let everyone know who got the instant win message to call. Thanks, Denise Thompson
I am in contact with the people from the Cash for Cat Care Instant Win Game and will give you an update once I find out anything about all of the winners in that game.