Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



4202 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 238

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 139270 3-Feb-2014 12:30 Send private message

Hi everyone,

I've just been to McDonald's to get my fat for the week :P and they have a prize draw thingy where you text in a code. The problem is that the phone number doesn't look like a valid number, and indeed it fails when I try to text to it using my Skinny phone.

TEXT in the required format:
Unique Letter Combination, first name, last name, postcode to 1999 1444.

Is there a trick to this or has McD's provided the wrong information?

Edit: The fineprint at the bottom says "Open to Aust residents 16 yrs+" along with mentioning mcdonalds.com.au. Looks like they've put the wrong blurb on my receipt. I wonder whether there's a working NZ number for it...

Create new topic
Just A Geek
1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 318

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 979318 3-Feb-2014 12:38 Send private message

Its a very valid number in Australia :-)

https://www.drivethrutowin.com.au/site/postpromo.html

but in New Zealand.. its a incorrect number..

Have they made a mistake and put the Australian TXT number instead of the NZ one. Or somehow they made a mistake and are using Australian advertising/material instead of NZ stuff.

The proper number is 8887 for NZ

https://www.drivethrutowin.co.nz/site/postpromo.html




xpd

GTA5 Nut
6636 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 440

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 979319 3-Feb-2014 12:38 Send private message

Hehe someones screwed up. :)

Is it this promotion ? https://februarypromo.mcdonalds.co.nz/




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Check out "Like A Storm" - Official Site

GPKC GTA5 Crew - Fun, social, NZ based

Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / ASUS 260X / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258





4202 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 238

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 979323 3-Feb-2014 12:42 Send private message

xpd: Hehe someones screwed up. :)

Is it this promotion ? https://februarypromo.mcdonalds.co.nz/

Nope, it's this one: https://amorepromo.mcdonalds.com.au/

After finding that site I tried entering there and it accepted the details (but I didn't win anything!)

3073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 709

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 979348 3-Feb-2014 13:34 Send private message

Behodar:  it accepted the details (but I didn't win anything!)


Just like the New Zealand one then!

//My sister won a PS4 from Dominoes... ಠ_ಠ




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Why does Lightbox have a suicide wish?
Created by dafman, last reply by Wade on 4-Mar-2015 21:45 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Galaxy s6 announcement and owners thread
Created by Shoes2468, last reply by jeffnz on 5-Mar-2015 18:33 (102 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Considering Snap - do you rate them?
Created by gsmithnz, last reply by joker97 on 5-Mar-2015 16:57 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Whats your USB charging solution?
Created by macuser, last reply by Journeyman on 4-Mar-2015 17:52 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Privacy concerns on returning faulty microSDXC
Created by dpw, last reply by andrewbnz on 3-Mar-2015 22:41 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


In New Zealand: external tuner which can get EPG?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by freitasm on 5-Mar-2015 18:51 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


HTC One M9 (2015) Announcement and Discussion
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by Dingbatt on 3-Mar-2015 22:25 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Recommendations for store bought gaming hard drive for $1500
Created by DebP, last reply by Dstarzero on 5-Mar-2015 18:57 (15 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.