CNET email marketing #fail

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Dear CNET Member: Get ready for this year’s big game by creating a new list on CNET, and enter to win a new LED TV in the Samsung Super Bowl Wish List Sweepstakes! […]

SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AT LEAST 18 YEARS OR AGE OF MAJORITY IN STATE OF RESIDENCE AND OLDER ON DATE OF ENTRY. […]

Dear CNET, I provided my location in my account profile with you, please don't send me spam that doesn't even relate to me. Sincerely, Ruben in Singapore and Australia.

This sort of thing happens to me all the time, and not just from CNET. How hard would it be to check a user's provided country before sending them offers and competitions they're not eligible for? One or two extra lines of code?

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