Give Dad the Smart, Fast Father’s Day Gift – A Subscription to Slate And a Chance to Win a WebTV Plus System
REDMOND, Wash., June 8, 1998 — Forget the ties and tools. This Father’s Day, the Slate® online magazine is the smartest gift for the Web-savvy dad. Give dad an annual subscription to Slate (http://www.slate.com/), Microsoft’s online magazine of news, politics and culture, through Father’s Day, June 21, and enter to win one of five free WebTV® Plus systems, complete with a wireless keyboard and one free month of service*, so Dad can view Slate magazine on TV!
Slate takes less than five minutes to order and is delivered the same day, making a one-year subscription to Slate a convenient, time-saving gift for last-minute shoppers.
“Finding the perfect gift for Dad can be challenging when you are short on time and trying to give your father something different that he will use and value,”
said Rogers Weed, Slate publisher.
“Slate fits as the gift that is easy to give, smart to get and, for Father’s Day, comes with a chance to win a WebTV Plus system.”
A gift subscription gives dad access to news analysis, political insight and cultural criticism in Slate**. The unique mix of distinctive viewpoints in Slate comes from world-class journalists and opinion-makers, including editor Michael Kinsley.
And for the Dad Who Doesn’t Get Slate,
Trade it for Slate
In honor of Father’s Day’s most clich
d gift – the tie – Slate will offer a six-month free trial subscription in exchange for any tie through the
“Trade It for Slate”
tie drive, giving potential readers the opportunity to experience one of the Internet’s most acclaimed online magazines***.
Ties must be sent to Slate Magazine at One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, and postmarked by July 6, 1998. Participants must include their name and e-mail address with the tie. Subscriptions will be confirmed via e-mail. All ties received will be donated to the Millionaire Club Job Training program, whose goal is to change lives through jobs.
WebTV Plus Sweepstakes Details
Gift givers can order Slate at http://www.slate.com/ on the Internet. Slate will then send each recipient a Father’s Day e-mail with notification of the gift subscription. Slate is available for $19.95 per year.
WebTV Plus winners will be chosen on July 1 and will be notified immediately via
e-mail. The WebTV Plus package includes the receiver, a wireless keyboard and one free month of service*, an estimated retail value of more than $275.
WebTV Plus makes TV better by bringing the power of TV and the Internet together. It adds cool television features that allow users to find TV shows that interest them and watch them when they want. In addition, WebTV Plus allows users to explore their interests and communicate with friends and family through easy access to the Internet via the televsion.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and
personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.
* Restrictions may apply. Additional promotion details are available on Slate at http://www.slate.com/ or by writing to Slate Father’s Day Promotion c/o Slate magazine, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. The WebTV Network requires a monthly subscription fee. WebTV Network services is not available as a local call everywhere. Toll charges may apply.
** Recipients must have access to the Internet to use Slate. Connect-time charges may apply. Offer is valid in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada only. Offer expires June 21, 1998.
“Trade It for Slate”
tie drive offer is for new subscribers only and is limited to one free trial per person. Offer is valid in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada only. Offer expires July 6, 1998
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