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Carmakers pay their ad agencies a great deal of money to come up with concepts that will bring buyers to the brand. We hope they kept the receipt for this one. But for those of you who want to win a new Sebring, and we know you are out there, here is what you have to do: 1. Be at least 18 years old. 2. Have a baby exactly at 2:03:04 AM on 5/6/07, or be the adopted parents or guardians of a baby born at that exact moment. 3. Send the birth certificate in to enter the random drawing. Ready for this? It's called the "Chrysler Sebring Bundle of Joy" promotion.

For some reason Chrysler wants to celebrate the birth of a baby born on the twice-every-century 2-3-4-5-6-7 date combination, and thinks a free Sebring is the way to do that. Even though it happens two times -- am and pm -- only the early birds will get the... Sebring. No word on how much of the baby has to be "born" at the time. We also wonder if there will be enough babies magically born at the chosen hour to create a Sebring Generation.

[Source: Detroit News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Plus look how cheap Chrysler is:

      "Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”) of Grand Prize: $21,000.00. "

      The so-called winner is responsible for everything else. Always a good thing when you just had a baby and are probably strapped for money.

      "Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all car title, license and registration fees, freight, delivery, dealer prep, emissions inspection, additional equipment, all federal, state and local taxes, insurance, gasoline, vehicle maintenance and all other fees and expenses associated with the receipt and use of the prize vehicle."
      • 8 Years Ago
      "While we're on the subject of the Sebring, I read where Ellen Degeneres gave away one to a family who was carjacked in their Acura. Nice gesture or adding insult to injury (going from an Acura to a Sebring?)."

      If they got one from a giveaway by Ellen, I'm guessing they were in dire need and the Acura was more like a early 90's Legend (great car, but still old), complete with peeling paint jobs that seem to pop up on many of them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      While we're on the subject of the Sebring, I read where Ellen Degeneres gave away one to a family who was carjacked in their Acura. Nice gesture or adding insult to injury (going from an Acura to a Sebring?).

      I thought the Malibu Maxx was ugly until I saw a Sebring on the road....keep giving them away because nobody is going to buy them!
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is a curse... you would have to pay taxes on the winning amount. Selling the car would net maybe 60% of the value.. half of that to said taxes... so what you be left with for all your troubles?

      The same tax problems happened when Oprah/GM gave away all those G6s'.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...and what about different timezones?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmm, no thanks. Could I have the $34 grand instead? Or whatever ridiculously overpriced amount they charge.
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      • 8 Years Ago
      If being born at that time means you get that Sebring, isn't that like being cursed?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is the first time I have seen everyone on this blog agree with each other about something. Chrysler should take note of this and fire their ad agency. ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not that I want to win a Sebring but what does one do if the hospital doesn't record the seconds in the time of birth? I know my birth certificate doesn't have seconds and my son's birth certificate doesn't record seconds either. I would think it rare to have a birth time accurate to the nearest second... No?
      • 8 Years Ago
      @ #13.

      You just opened a whole new can of worms my friend...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish I had known about this 9 months ago.
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