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Want to Win a Pony for Your Kid?

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Wanted a pony when you were a kid? We know how you feel. The clip-clop of the feet, the shaggy tail—you would have been the envy of the neighborhood. But chances are, you never got that pony, no matter how much you begged your folks.

OK, now how’d you like to get a pony for your kid (or for a kid in your life)? That’s an opportunity we at Rent2Buy have just cooked up: we want to give away a free pony, for one month, to a lucky parent of an even luckier kid. If you’re the winning parent who wants to keep the pony, you get the option to buy it.

We repeat: We put up rent for the pony for you for one month—and you get the option to buy it for good.

Sound crazy? It probably is. But it’s also probably the best holiday / birthday gift a kid could ever get. We rent/ lease the pony for you for a month; if you decide to buy it, your kid will have a horse (once the pony grows up).

Of course, we also realize that there’s a lot of logistical thinking that needs to go into this. How do you find the right kid? Should a contest criterion be that you live near a stable? Could you just come to visit the stable over the weekend? Should we consider a contest with other livestock (a goat? a cow? a whole farm?)? Can you name the pony if you don’t know if you’ll buy it?

You see where we’re going with this—there’s a lot to think through. And maybe there’s a rent-to-buy angle here that could make the contest even better, that we’re missing out entirely on this contest idea. That’s why we’ve decided to open the idea up for discussion.

So leave some comments below–let us know what you think of the rent-to-buy pony contest. What do you think about winning a pony for a month, with the option of buying at the end of the month? How do you think we can make this contest the best it can be? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking forward to your thoughts—and, of course, we’re looking forward to giving someone the option of ponying up for a pony soon.

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