Win a Pony!

Maybe this 1950s contest was the inspiration for the famous episode of THE SIMPSONS where Bart won an elephant.

A survey of newspaper records indicate the contest ran multiple times from 1952 to 1955. I wonder how many ponies were actually accepted and delivered?

But Roy and Dale could never cause any trouble, could they?

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 18, 2023
     Category: Animals | Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Television | Children | Cereal | Wild West and US Frontier

The only thing certain here is that there were a lot of sorely disappointed kids.
Posted by Brian on 02/21/23 at 11:33 AM
The other certain thing is that a child winning a pony is not a prize to the parents.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/25/23 at 09:23 AM
Budget consideration: Company can't be held responsible if winner refuses the prize, doesn't legally have to award it to someone else. Is anyone actually going to check that they only put inner-city addresses into the drawing pool?
Posted by Phideaux on 02/25/23 at 12:23 PM
You're a cynical bastard, Phideaux. I like you.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/26/23 at 02:42 PM
Old equestrian joke, slightly updated. Free pony. $50 boots. $100 saddle. And it gets worse from there.
Posted by eddi on 02/27/23 at 05:03 AM
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