Hilton Worldwide, USA TODAY Launched 'The Point' Surprise and Delight Promotion

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  1. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140618-906253.html
    • PRESS RELEASE
    • June 18, 2014, 9:23 a.m. ET
    http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140618-906253.html
     
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  2. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    THE POINT "SURPRISE AND DELIGHT" INSTANT WIN OFFICIAL RULES

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

     
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    ....."offering all guests at Hilton Worldwide brands in the U.S." Yet even if the guests of Hilton Worldwide stay at a Hilton hotel property in the U.S., if they are not domiciled in the U.S., D.C., or PR, according to the rules posted they are not eligible to enter this contest. So much for the "worldwide" mention, and "all guests". :oops::rolleyes:
     
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  4. WilliamQ

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    yes... That is sad but Its a business decision and really a "targeted" offer to drive readership for the newspaper?
     
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    A very narrow business decision on Hilton's part as many of their guests are from all over the world, not just the U.S., and some of those guests are given complimentary copies of USA Today, which Hilton, no doubt, buys from the paper.
     
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    The problem is trying to comply with the legal contest requirements around the world becomes very complicated and very expensive in a hurry. It has nothing to do with wanting to exclude those customers and everything to do with making sure that they can legally deliver the prize.
     
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    That is one perspective I've not considered. Makes sense though.
     
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    Understand that each country, state, province, etc., has their own legal issues to meet, and fees and other requirements to allow for a contest, sweepstakes, and similar promotions. But why is it that in some few instances the contest promoters, organisers, sponsors, can meet all those requirements at different times, as Hilton, American Airlines and many others have been able to do in the past, and then "not be able" to offer similar types of promotions another time? We're not talking about small local companies, rather world wide organisations with many customers from all over, who limit themselves, and their clients, from entering and following the brand names' contests and at other times make them more readily available to many more consumers.
     

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