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The winner is comment #33, from JettyOne. Congratulations on winning this week! Grand prize winners will be announced on Friday November 2nd.
As many of you know, I’m celebrating my 1st year anniversary on Boarding Area all month long. This is the 4th and final week to enter the 1 year 1 million point give-away. At the end of this week the week 4 winner will be selected as will the two grand prize winners!
Earlier this year I stayed at the Westin Macau and blogged/tweeted about how disappointed I was that the Westin still had Shark Fin Soup on their menu. Not only did I get a response from Starwood’s social media team, but I got a response from the hotel’s GM Stephen Winkler indicating that the hotel would remove Shark Fin Soup from the menu. I wanted to make sure they actually followed through and so I contacted Mr. Winkler again this week for a follow-up. He confirmed that Shark Fin Soup was removed and provided the name and contact for their new Director of Food and Beverage for a follow-up interview. I will publish the follow-up interview later this week. The point of relating this story here is that one person CAN make a difference. You can influence a hotel, an airline, a local business, a co-worker or family member in small or major ways.
To enter this week’s contest, share a story of how you have facilitated change – it could be big or it could be small change. Perhaps you helped someone learn to read, volunteered after a natural disaster, convinced a business to change the way they operate, etc… There are millions of ways you can facilitate change.
Every little change matters and I’ve decided to change the world 1 mile at a time. From convincing the Westin Macau to remove Shark Fin Soup from their menu to volunteering after Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami to helping a stranded traveler and giving up my seat for an active duty military member on leave….I’m facilitating change. I hope you will too!
This week’s winner will receive 20k Starpoints and everyone who enters will have a chance at one of the grand prizes! To refresh everyone’s memory, the grand prizes are: 1) 300,000 Delta Sky Miles & 200,000 Hilton Honors points and 2) 240,000 US Airways Miles, 100,000 Marriott Rewards Points and 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points.
Entry: Leave a comment on this blog post. You may enter up to three slogans, but only 1 per day during this promotion period. Multiple comments on the same day will be disqualified. The winner will be selected based upon creativity.
Promotion Period: The week 3 contest runs from October 22th – 28, 2012 and ends at 8pm ET on October 28st. Any entry posted after that period will be disqualified. The entire promotion period for grand prize give-away runs from October 1 at 12:01 am ET through October 28th 2012 at 8:00 pm ET.
Eligibility: To enter, you must be a legal resident of the United States (void in Rhode Island & Puerto Rico) Canada (void in Quebec) Great Britain, Ireland (void in Northern Ireland) or Thailand. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Void where prohibited by state, federal, country or other local laws. The immediate family members of VeryGoodPoints(VGP), the judges, and the immediate family of the judges are not eligible to win.
Prizes: Limit of one weekly prize per household or per person for the entire promotion period. Weekly prize winners are eligible to win 1 of the grand prize awards. Recipients will be responsible for taxes where applicable. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries. There is no cash value of the prizes. There are three valid methods of entry Twitter, Facebook and this blog – please refer to each weekly prize post to determine the valid methods each week. You are not required to enter on all three.
Winner Selection: Entries will be judged by a panel of three judges. Those who are and are not selected for a weekly prize will be eligible for the grand prize. Winners will not be selected at random – rather, the winner will be selected based on creativity, uniqueness and thoughtfulness.
Winner Notification: Once notified, the recipient will have 10 business days from the date of notification to claim the prize. Prizes may be claimed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prize is not claimed within 10 business days after notification, the recipient forfeits the prize. The winner will be announced on this blog (www.verygoodpoints.com)
Other Conditions: No purchase necessary to win. Recipient must have a valid rewards account to accept the prize. It is free to join the Starwood Preferred Guest, Delta Sky Miles, Hilton Honors, Marriott Rewards, Hyatt Rewards and US Airways Dividend Miles Programs. Please read the terms and conditions of each rewards program to determine what constitutes a valid account. VeryGoodPoints is not affiliated with Starwood, Delta, Hilton, USAirways, Marriott or Hyatt or any of their subsidiaries. This promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Facebook, Twitter, Starwood, Delta, Hilton, USAirways, Marriott or Hyatt or any of their subsidiaries. By posting a picture on VGP website you grant the rights to republish that picture on this website.
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