Bosch has a new giveaway that they just blasted out to newsletter subscribers.
Bosch is giving away (10) Blaze GLM165-27CGL connected green-beam 165′ laser distance measuring tools.
(This is one of the Bosch Blaze laser measurers that were affected by a stakeout accuracy issue last year. I would presume that issue has since been fixed.)
Hey Stuart, win a BLAZE GLM165-27CGL on us! 🥳
Cool, I’ll take a look later. But then a reader comment came in, and prompted me to go back and open the email right away:
The Bosch email that I got asked me to find a “hidden link” in the email to enter the drawing of only “10 people”.
Sounds like a gimmick to make people waste their time clicking on every spot were the cursor shows a link.
That sounds odd. I took a closer look.
Unfortunately, I don’t even have any link to share with you guys, as this giveaway seems to only live in Bosch’s email newsletter.
Find the hidden link in this email, and fill out the form after clicking. We will randomly select ten people, who will receive a BLAZE™ GLM165-27CGL Connected Green-Beam 165′ Laser Measure.
Okay, find the hidden link, fill out the form.
There are many links hidden in the newsletter, leading to different Bosch YouTube videos and product category pages.
Everywhere I click, a different marketing video or landing page, but no hidden giveaway form.
You know what? I’m going to find that hidden link and post it to save everyone the frustration.
I click “hidden link,” and where does that take me? Here:
I quickly sprinted through two of their linked-to YouTube videos. There’s nothing there – no clues in the descriptions or videos that I could find.
Clicking on “hidden link” or “Blade GLM165-27GCL,” takes me to a “page not found” message.
What about the product page? No, nothing there.
Ah, the terms and conditions!
How to Enter: follow the instructions below to submit an “Entry”:
1. During the Entry Period, click the link in the email you receive from Sponsor inviting you to participate in the Contest.
2. Follow the scavenger hunt instructions, which will take you to various Sponsor webpages.
3. When you reach the final webpage in the scavenger hunt, submit your first name, last name and email address.
Okay, so to find the hidden link, follow the instructions that lead to various Bosch webpages, and the final webpage has a giveaway entry form.
Which is the final webpage in the scavenger hunt?!
Just in case there was some kind of URL issue on my desktop computer, I checked my phone, but that didn’t lead me anywhere new.
I’m giving up. If anyone finds the link, please considering sharing it with everyone.
I must admit, this is an interesting strategy for getting newsletter subscribers to click around Bosch’s website and YouTube videos. I’ll check back tomorrow in case the “page not found” errors are fixed, although it’s a moot point given the very short contest entry period.
Contest runs from 9:00am CT on July 26, 2022 through 12:00am CT on July 27, 2022.
Bosch… you got me good, this one’s an absolute stumper.