Sip Scratch Score

Sip Scratch Score (March 14, 2014)

The people have spoken, and they're having trouble getting their free doughnut. 

Chicago Dunkin' Donuts shops are participating in "Sip Scratch Score," a scratch-off trivia game with the promise of a free menu item if the correct answer is removed on the cards. The problem? Some people are having a really tough time with the game pieces. 

"Yeah, I've all but given up," reads a comment in a thread on r/chicago, titled "Has anyone figured out how to scratch off the Dunkin Donuts scratch and win?"

The thread garnered quite a few responses, some reporting the same problems and others offering their fool-proof methods for removing the stubborn wax from the cards. 

Even Dunkin' Donuts knows about the problems. 

"We have found a small percentage of game pieces are difficult to scratch," a spokesperson said in an email to RedEye. "I have had no trouble and I'm a frequent customer! ... but we have received some complaints." 

If you've ripped or otherwise mutilated your shot at some free hashbrowns or a doughnut, all is not lost. Dunkin' says users can find a form on sipscratchscore.com to receive a new game piece. 

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