May 27, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
Here’s a gift your dad will love for Father’s Day—a 65-inch HDTV. What, can’t afford it? OK, OK, well, you can always try to win one for him; all you have to do is write a clever essay as to why he needs a new TV.
The folks at Charter Communications have opened up a contest with first prize being a 65-inch 1080p LCD television, plus a year of free HDTV cable, telephone and Internet service in the Charter Bundle. Four finalists will each get a free year of the Charter Bundle.
To enter you have to submit an essay of 250 words or less—that’s only a handful of paragraphs, to give you an idea—as to why your Dad deserves a shiny new TV. You can add an optional photo. If his setup contains a giant wooden cabinet, dials and rabbit ears covered in tinfoil, you might want to get that camera ready.
The contest runs until 11:59 p.m. on June 6, so you’ve got plenty of time to perfectly craft your essay. Unfortunately, if you live in New York, Rhode Island or Florida you’re not eligible. Of course, your Dad has to live in an area that receives Charter service, too.
Contest entries are only acceptable online, not through snail mail, so sign up at http://charter.com/HDdad.
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