Hi, hope some locals can shed some light on my query.
A TV show over here in the UK is currently running a competition (sweepstake) where part of the prize is a two week trip to Hawaii, staying in a five bedroom house. This is the link to the property in question. The website are one of the prize sponors
I believe I've also found the same property on Tripadvisor
My question is - Can this be supplied legally? And could anybody point me in the right direction to find out the reasons why it is/isn't legal?
I've contacted the TV station and they advised me to get in touch with the prize provider/ sponsor. I've done this and am awaiting their reply.
I can't pretend to know anything on the subject, but I have read a small amount saying that the vast majority of vacation rentals in this area are illegal.
Also, despite the competition being 100% legitimate, there's a free online entry route, but also a method of entry where you get extra entries through a premium rate text/phone call. I'd hate to enter, win, and not feel comfortable taking that part of the prize. I'd feel even worse if I paid for the privellege!
Unfortunately I don't know if I'll ever be able to afford a trip to Hawaii. But I enjoy entering competitions and have previously won trips to NY, Washington DC and Mexico in the past, and Hawaii is definitely on my bucket list and I'd love the opportunity to get over there.
Finally, if it helps any, here's the terms and conditions for the competition. The trip description starts about half way down the page.
I'd appreciate your thoughts on the matter. Thanks