October 15th, 2008

Ariel Union

Disney fan spam!?

EDIT (10/27/2008): Now I know where I know Katie from, so please ignore my ranting below, she wasn't spamming me.  In fact, please vote for her.  Gosh, I feel bad... for more apology, click here

Look at this email I got today from someone I do not know:

Hello Shad! If you have a minute, would you mind voting for me in a contest to win a trip to Disneyland? It takes about a minute to do and the info is below. Thanks so much!!

Hello! My name is Katie Stein and I am entered (with my boyfriend, Andrew) in Mix 96.9’s Halloween costume contest to win a trip to Disneyland . We’re dressed as Tinkerbell and Captain Jack Sparrow. With your help Andrew and I will be able to go to Disneyland during Christmastime, something we’ve always wanted to do. So how can you help? Here’s how!

Simply go to http://www.mix969.com/pages/disney-photo/vote.html and vote for us using your e-mail address. There is 1 vote per e-mail.

After entering your e-mail address click on the 18+ tab and scroll to near the bottom and find our picture (it’s shown below).

Click the button next to our names (Andrew & Katie Stein) and click submit.

Simple as that you’ve helped us get to Disneyland !

Voting starts TODAY (October 13th) so please vote now!




The process is very simple and takes about a minute to do. There is one winner per age category, so we’re competing against others our age, not the adorable kids. We’re in the 18+ group and the picture to look for is shown above.

Every vote counts, so please cast your vote today and send this e-mail on to friends and family! We greatly appreciate your help with this contest. Thanks so much for your vote and we hope to see you at Disneyland during Christmastime if we win!

~~Katie and Andrew


It all seems legit, and I suppose they got my email address from some Disney fansite I have commented on or something, but come on!  Spamming people you don't know to help you win a prize?  I visited the site, but I did not vote for them. I would have voted for someone else to spite them, but the site was so slow that I just bailed out instead...