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.



3825 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 160

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
1942 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 310

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
6241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 271

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/






3825 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 160

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!)

2817 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 519

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:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by Saranis on 18-Sep-2014 11:41 (328 replies)
Pages... 20 21 22


10 Iphone 128gb 6+ iphones this weekend at auckland airport
Created by frysie, last reply by TimA on 17-Sep-2014 22:02 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Mr. Key to extradite Kim Dotcom?
Created by TimA, last reply by SaltyNZ on 18-Sep-2014 09:20 (126 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Spark DNS Issues - Amazing - Broadband Service Alert
Created by PeteS, last reply by Demeter on 15-Sep-2014 14:13 (307 replies)
Pages... 19 20 21


hp bios update
Created by foxy38, last reply by foxy38 on 14-Sep-2014 19:08 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Gigatown finalists and retail provider
Created by freitasm, last reply by macuser on 17-Sep-2014 23:02 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


2014 Holden SS (V8) or Ford XR6-T (in-line 6 turbo)
Created by joker97, last reply by ilovemusic on 16-Sep-2014 14:34 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


How much good can a wi-fi extender really do?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by bagheera on 17-Sep-2014 14:42 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3



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.