three nights at the peninsula. if you're lucky.

This sweeps, a once-daily that runs through October 31, induced serious sweepslust when I discovered it yesterday: Three nights at the Peninsula Hotel, one of New York City’s grandest. Then I scanned the Official Rules, as I always do as part of my sweepstress due diligence, and noticed the language reads “The Peninsula New York or comparable hotel as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.”

One would think that sweeps sponsors, in this case Ford, would keep their word, right? Well, not always. Apparently Nestle sponsored a contest for children with a prize to become a flavorologist for a day at a plant in San Diego. Only the winner, six-year-old Max Jordan of Potomac, Maryland, didn’t get a trip. He got a savings bond and a gift certificate. One would hope that sponsors wouldn’t dicker with winners.

Here’s blog commentary on that story. I think the Mom should get the word out, if only to expose the slippery approach some corporate sponsors take to sweeps. Now, not slippery enough for me to throw in the towel. But caveat sweepsters.

So here, was would a comparable hotel be? The Plaza when it reopens later this year? Let’s hope not the Edison Hotel!

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