This is cool.

MSN Butterfly

Here’s the press release.

MSN Search announced a new promotional contest yesterday, “Search and Win”, whereby you can win all sorts of cool prizes just for searching for stuff.

“What stuff?”

I don’t know exactly.  But I know that each month there will be a hidden list of words that, if you search for them, you have a shot at winning a prize.  The contest runs through February, March, and April 2006.  Anytime you do a search, make sure you watch for a link to appear at the top that says “You may have instantly won a blah blah blah..**”.  Click that link.  Seriously.

“No.. I mean what stuff can I win?”

Ah!  Here’s the prize list page

“Who is eligible?”

Good question.  Here is the answer, straight from the official rules:

6) ELIGIBILITY: This Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Microsoft Corporation and anyone working directly on Microsoft programs and their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, promotion, advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members (parent, child, spouse, and sibling) and persons living in the households of each are not eligible to enter.

<sigh>  I guess I’m not eligible.  Hopefully you are.  And if you are, GET SEARCHING!

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** I have always wondered what it would be like to win a blah blah blah..