View Full Version : What does "may be used for"actually mean

January 15th, 2008, 7:27pm
When a sweeps say's "win $10,000. that MAY be used for " whatever.Does that actually mean that's what you have to use it for? Or is MAY the key word here.I've read various sweeps rules that don't make this clear.Anybody know for sure? Much obliged.

January 15th, 2008, 7:36pm
May is the key word. You may use it for whatever you wish.

January 15th, 2008, 7:46pm
It means say they say 'You will win 10k that MAY be used to remodel your house.' Means you dont have to actually use it for that. You can use the cash for a trip if you want.

January 15th, 2008, 8:44pm
It means cash or check.

January 16th, 2008, 1:58am
Yep, its a check that MAY be used towards the purchase of....
I just won $3000 that may be used towards energy efficient kitchen appliances. Came as a check written to me, I can spend it as I please. Good luck!!

January 16th, 2008, 2:16am
It's USUALLY cash.

$10,000 that May be used for a car, and paid to the dealer is obviously not cash. If it's paid to you, it is cash.