Motorola’s Yo contest to win a Moto 360 ends in confusion, here’s what happened

Motorola Yo Contest

Look familiar to any of you?

So here we are, 24 hours and not a single Motorola Moto 360 to show for it. Those of you who tuned in yesterday may remember our post notifying readers of a special Motorola and Yo contest where 20 Moto 360s were up for grabs. On the surface, the contest rules were simple:

  1. Install Yo
  2. Add “Motorola”
  3. Pray you receive a Yo from Motorola informing you you’ve won

Easy, right? Not so fast. After digging through the contest rules yesterday, we noticed things were a little unclear. First off, because Motorola mentioned only the first 20 people who signed up after receiving a “Yo” would win a Moto 360 — did that mean Motorola would be notifying more than 20 people?

That’s the way it certainly sounded on Twitter where easily more than 20 people were notified that they had “won a Moto 360,” only to find out that after clicking the supplied link and entering in their email, all the units had already been claimed. Ouch.

Needless to say, this has lead to a lot of confusion from participants, most of which aren’t too happy with Motorola right now. Again, the contest rules state that only the first 20 people to complete the registration form will actually win a Moto 360, despite the misleading wording in Motorola’s initial “Yo” which should have read: “Yo! You have a chance at winning a Moto 360!”

Hope this clears some things up.

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