Feeds

Want a free Bosch steam iron? You'll have to TALK TO THE DEAD

German appliance bods invite customers to commune with the dear departed

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Bosch have invited British punters to commune with the spirit world in order to claim a free steam iron.

Anyone who buys a Bosch WAP28360GB or WAQ243D0GB washing machine at Currys is eligible to claim a free steamer, as long as they agree to hand over a small wodge of personal information.

One of the questions asks customers where they heard about the promotion, with all the usual options given.

Yet one of those options is ouija, for those canny consumers who like to reach over to the other side while trying to save a few bob. The option is spelled "oujda", which we assumed to refer to the board commonly used to contact the dead.

Then again, it could refer to a city in north east Morocco which is known as the home of a famous genre of Moroccan music called Gharnati. However, it does not appear to have a branch of Currys, although its twin town of Trowbridge has two.

We were tipped off to Bosch's necromantic offer by a reader called Alun.

The Reg fan wrote: "I bought a Bosch washing machine from Currys which has a free steam iron promotion. In order to claim the iron you have to fill in a form at the Bosch website. Clicking the claim now button presents you with a form to submit product details including the ubiquitous 'where did you here about this promotion?' question.

"Normally I pick one at random but I have never seen a drop down with oujda as an option before! Maybe they know more about me than I thought!" ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Holy vintage vehicles! Earliest known official Batmobile goes on sale
Riddle me this: are you prepared to pay US$180k?
Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM
First they came for Emil – and I'm damn well SPEAKING OUT
'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?
Plus: Flame of the Week returns, for one night only!
'It is comforting to know where your data centres are.' UK.GOV does NOT
Plus: Anons are 'wannabes', KKK says, before being pwned
NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch dullard Facebook chums
Everything hot in tech, courtesy of avian anchor Regina Eggbert
Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG
Stick it on the steering wheel and wait for the airbag to fire
Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title
Folio Society crowns fittest of surviving volumes
U wot? Silicon Roundabout set to become Silicon U-BEND
Crap-spouting London upstarts to get permanent road closure
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?