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Sorbent Grand Slam competition

The Sorbent Grand Slam competition has extremely desirable prizes, including a choice of Grand Slam trips to the value of $40,000. For more details, check their website at http://www.sorbent.com.au/grandslam/grand_slam.html

There is no doubt that this competition will attract a lot of entries, so how do you go about maximizing your chances? Remember the Second Law of Comping as discussed in my book Winners are Grinners; if it is hard to enter then you stand a better chance of winning because many people will not or cannot afford the seek time to submit an entry. This competition requires any two Sorbent barcodes to qualify as an entry not too hard to accomplish. So how can we apply the Second Law to this competition?

Reading the Terms and Condition gives us a clue and allows to segment the competition and hence increase our chances. The prize includes two family holidays valued at $6,000 (one for Australia and one in NZ), drawn each week for 8 weeks from 08/08/03 to 26/9/03. All entries close 30/09/03 to be eligible for the Grand Slam Trip valued at $40,000 (one for Australia and one in NZ) is drawn on 3/10/03 from all the entries.

Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 1 8/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 2 15/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 3 22/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 4 29/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 5 5/09/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 6 12/09/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 7 19/09/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 8 26/09/03

All Entries 30/9/03
Grand Prize Drawn 3/10/03

Now lets take a look at the dates of the Grand Slams in 2003. The Australian Open is held in January every year and hence should not have any material effect on this competition. It is the other three that we should pay close attention. Why?

Roland Garros May 26 June 8 http://www.rolandgarros.com/
Wimbledon June 23 July 6 http://www.wimbledon.com/
US Open Aug 25 Sep 7 http://www.usopen.org/ 
Australian Open January http://www.ausopen.org/ 

It goes back to the Second Law of Comping. You need to search or segment competitions so that your chances increase with every entry. We have seen the mass TV advertising support for this competition during Wimbledon. It stands to reason that there will be a correlation to the number of entries when there is advertising support. Sorbent is likely to run the same adverts for the upcoming US Open. Lets put those dates besides the weekly draw dates.

You can see that Draw 1 is likely to attract all the accumulated entries from the French and English Grand Slams. You should stay clear of this draw and hold them for Draw 2. By the time Draw 3, comes around you would expect that Sorbent has already started to ramp up for the US Open. Again, stay away from Draws 4, 5 and 6. These are smack in the middle of the US Open and getting a lot of mindshare which will likely convert to more entries, thus reducing your chances. This leaves draws 7 and 8, the ideal draws to increase your winning chances.

Roland Garros May 26 June 8
Wimbledon June 23 July 6
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 1 8/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 2 15/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 3 22/08/03
US Open Aug 25 Sep 7
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 4 29/08/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 5 5/09/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 6 12/09/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 7 19/09/03
Sorbent Grand Slam - Draw 8 26/09/03

All Entries 30/9/03
Grand Prize Drawn 3/10/03

Since all entries will be collected for the Grand Prize, the playing field now becomes equal again. Using the Second Law of Comping and segmenting the competition, you should have a better shot at the weekly prize.

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