September 25th 2005
By Mike Flaminio
The Army National Guard is fishing for recruits and they're using the temptation of three "free" iTunes Music Store downloads as bait. You're required to provide some information and agree to the following:
Yes, I understand that the Army National Guard will send me information about great new Army National Guard benefits! I also understand that I will be contacted by a recruiter, and that's OK with me!
Two facts need to be emphasized here. First, three tracks from the iTunes Music Store are worth about $3. Second, the Army National Guard's spin states a recruiter (with a quota to fill and he's probably behind) WILL be contacting you.
Then again, if you're a 40-year-old that's a physical wreck, like me, then this offer is pure gravy...