oh yes you cannes cannes: 2008 film festival

The person who posted this sweeps over at the FlyerTalk Free Travel Contests and Sweepstakes Forum called it one of the best he/she’d ever seen. I couldn’t agree more! It’s for a trip to next year’s Cannes Film Festival, with airfare, limousine service to and from the airport, seven nights at the Intercontinental Hotel, in a suite that, per the Official Rules, faces the ocean (actually, that would be the sea, or, depending what floor the suite is on, maybe just the bay, the Bay of Cannes, but who’s to quibble with the sponsors’ lawyers lack of precision in the geography department), dinner for two at the Louis XV restaurant -- not to exceed $900; translation: serious wine list! -- two passes to all events, including opening night and all premiers plus, tad a, $5,000 in spending money. And here’s a detail we can all appreciate as we careen toward tax day: The sweeps covers the winner’s tax obligation. Which, given the value of this prize, would be considerable. I’m ready to give this one a standing ovation.

As for this year’s festival, organizers seem to be playing their hand close to their vest. The lineup has not been announced. The official website is HERE.

To enter, click HERE. Enter daily through September 30. Go for it!