Using your email address to get any kind of freebie or enter in a contest can lead to mountains of spam emails if you aren’t careful. Using a unique Gmail function, you can actually give people a false email address and still receive emails until you block the variation.

If your email account is “” then you can enter “” and receive the information you desire. Then go into your settings and consider the second variation to be spam and you will not get anymore emails from them again!

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