You're still paying to send the letter with a stamp so you are actually required to make a purchase to enter. Whether it be $0.37 or $15(how ever much premiusless is) you're still paying for something out of you're pocket.
Making sure all the angry above posters see this.
(ii) Mail-in Entries. If you are a non-Premium member of the Site, to enter for free by U.S. mail, send your full name, address, daytime phone number, date of birth, and Curse.com account name to: Curse, Inc., Win A Trip To MineCon 2011, 351 California Street, Suite 1450, San Francisco, CA 94104. The entry must be postmarked no later than the last day of the Sweepstakes Period, and received by Sponsor within five (5) business days following the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or postage-due mail or entries. No photocopied, digitally created, or mechanically reproduced additional entries allowed. b. Limit: One entry per person. Any attempt to exceed this limit (either online or by mail) may result in disqualification. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor, and receipt of entries will not be acknowledge or returned.
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A lot of you need to calm down.
There are some large legal hoops to jump through to host sweepstakes world-wide due to all the various laws. (Notice they couldn't even let people in the state of Massachusetts enter either.) It's much more possible for a smaller company to only host it in the country they're based in.
Yeah it sucks, but I doubt Curse twirled their sinister mustaches and did it intentionally to screw over people. If you rage over something small like this, you're going to have lots of issues when actual bad things happen in your life.
And as others have stated, like pretty much every sweepstakes you can send in a mail entry if you don't want to make a purchase. Yeah you have to pay a small amount of postage for a little card, but it's still not the company making a profit.
Yep this sucks its not for anyone besides U.S residents and you have to have a credit card.. worst contest ever. I don't really care thought I just got back from a trip to Vegas, to many foreigners there already without mine-con.
Yes, it is illegal to charge money to enter a contest like this. They get around this the same way most sweepstakes do, by including the disclaimer (posted a few times now) that gives you a stupidly inconvenient way to enter for free.
Regardless, this is just an obvious cash-grab by curse to try to increase the number of (useless) paid memberships. For those outside the US that are bitching about not being able to enter, trust me, you aren't missing anything.