Matthew left the following comment on How to Enter 100 Contests in an Hour blog post:
Definitely read the rules as this RBC contest https://mortgage.rbc.com/giveaway/index.asp , prohibits the use of Form filling software, and specifies manual keystrokes.
“8. Online entries must be made by the original, manual keystrokes of the individual entrant. Use of mechanical assistance, form filling software or robotic assistance is prohibited. Online entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programming, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.”
I have read those types of clauses in many sets of rules for many years. As I track my wins, who I won from and how I entered, I know for a fact I have won contests using RoboForm with a similar clause. I also know that to add a component to a contest that tracks keystrokes or a timer on a webpage is an additional cost to running a contest. Many companies have tight budgets so adding on a component like that is just not done. What they do is add the clause in the rules hoping to scare entrants. If you ask they lawyers who write the rules, they do not know for a fact if the company has in fact tracked the entrants as it states in the clause. I think I will make this a blog post and see if others have won like I have and from where.