American Airlines- Coke Sweepstakes: Win 250,000 Miles

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  1. MLW20
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    American Airlines and Coke are running a sweepstakes through Facebook

    Travel The World With A Coke gives you the chance to win 250,000 AAdvantage miles and other great prizes.
    To enter the sweepstakes you need to "Like" American Airlines on Facebook.
    The sweepstakes tests your knowledge of the world by showing you three Coke international logos. After seeing each logo, you select a map location (you are given four choices for each) that you think matches the language from the logo. For each correct answer you earn a Coca Cola Bottle in the Bottle Cap Bank.

    Find out more HERE
     
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    residency restrictions...??
     
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    Thanks for asking and catching that I left out those terms. Its open to the 50 United States & D.C.
     
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    But it requires you to sign up for Facebook -- not a good idea IMHO.
     
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    There are lots of travel contests and promos on Facebook. It's worth using an extra e-mail to sign up if you are not interested otherwise.

    Many of us have received free points/ miles due to FB tie-ins.
     
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    So, one can use an internet e-mail account? How much personal info must you give FB?
     
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    Not sure of any other types of e-mail so I guess it is an internet one...lol

    I'd like to hear what is going to happen by joining FB? Why is it not a good idea?
     
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    Many do not like putting a digital footprint out there, especially via social media sites.
     
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    joining fb may not be the issue. They want you to "like" them and in doing that showing them your list of friends. And i am not sure i want to "like" or promote something just to enter a sweepstakes.
     
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    Ditto! +1!
     
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    .......and ditto too!
     
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    I do appreciate Michael's posting of all these sweepstakes' links even if I pass on the FB ones. thanks MLW20
     
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    I know many are anti-FB and you do need to be careful as to what you post. I only allow people on my friend list to see my photos etc... As for "liking" a company or organization for a contest, I can understand not wanting to share your info. It definitely is everyone's choice in terms of what they are comfortable doing and sharing online.
    You are very welcome! :)
     
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    With friends of mine, it's not that they are anti-FB, it's the geo-tagging of locations, pics, etc., along with digital footprint that they do not like.
     
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    I don't believe that you must leave location services on or allow FB to tag your location... I use FB to stay in touch with some friends, post a photo once in a while and don't do much else with it...
     
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    You may not know it, but the photo you post may be geo-tagged. And they seem to continually change the privacy rules and then apply them (to decrease your privacy) without you opting-in. Once you post something, it seems you have no real control over what happens to it from there. That's a major concern.
     
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    I was referring to the hotmail/yahoo/rocketmail/gmail type of e-mail, essentially cloud-based that anyone can join from anywhere (under any name/address).
     
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    Interesting... I am not really up on all of the tech issues. I know FB uses your preferences to tailor ads to fit what you like as do other sites. I'm not too sure of other things they do with data they might be collecting.
     
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    You can strip the geotagged data easily through applications available for both Windows and OSX as well as via the 'old way' where you simply take a screenshot of your photo which creates new metadata that would only contain the date you did it and the operating system running.
     
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    You're absolutely right . . . for people who are aware of the problem and know how to strip the geo-tag. Some feel FaceBook should notify users of this issue, and give them an opportunity to "opt-out".

    And that's only one of the privacy issues raised when one uses FaceBook.

    I've been inclined to avoid the issues by not using FaceBook period. In my opinion, that's the only safe way.
     

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