Sunday, June 29, 2014

Instore competition

We popped into our local supermarket recently and they were running a couple of random instore promotions.  At the check out along with the usual getting an entry form for a competition for a selection of prizes from the shop you also got the chance to enter a game of dexterity! 

You were given a normal DIY washer and the object of the game was to throw the washer from a marked position onto a glass topped table some distance away.  It was brilliant, like an old fashioned carnival game.  

When you first saw it you thought, "hmm, I could try that, maybe get lucky, how hard can it be".  If you thought about it for a second though you realised how brutally hard it was!  If you tried to throw the washer in a high arc it just bounced off the table, if you threw flat then it just slid off the glass.  If you threw it flattish with JUST the right amount of force then I figure somebody might be able to do it, we didn't see anyone get close to winning the prize (an electric oven), A and I both tried but didn't come anywhere near to close!  

Random punter giving it a go!

Fair play to the management though, a great idea with minimal investment to get peoples attention, not something I'd ever seen before.

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