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Posted on Feb 2, 2015

Z95.3 announced their new contest today. Did you hear it? I have to say, I was a bit disappointed…

It’s not often that I’m completely excluded from a contest. Sure, there are times I can’t call in, or trips at a time when I can’t fly, etc. but this one shuts me out entirely, and probably YOU too!

Firstly, you have to be engaged. Not single or married. Well, there goes at least 95% of the population! How many people do you know that are engaged?

Secondly, it would require you to have a mother-in-law-to-be (many brides-to-be have already lost their mothers). Not only that, but they have to be local. Whose mother lives in the same town or even province as them? Anybody??

Thirdly, assuming that you and your mother or in-law-to-be are both able to be in Vancouver for a week, how many of you can take a week off work? (the contest requires the groom and mother-in-law-to-be to live in a hotel room for the duration of the contest, with no access to internet, mobile devices, computers, or pretty much anything outside of the hotel room or contest staff.)

On the other hand, if you and your mother-in-law are both local, available, and jobless (or have vacation time coming up), this is a great opportunity! The prize is worth $15,000 and you are allowed to take the cash payout if you don’t want to go get married in Mexico. SWEET!!!

Considering the restrictive entry, I’d be interested to know how many people actually apply for this contest. And since the rest of us (99.5% of listeners) are not able to participate, let’s cross our fingers and hope for Z95.3 to give us another reason to get excited. Soon.