All costs at the resort are included. It was a draw, they said, and I didn’t have to do anything or buy anything or enter a competition
So I said, sure, send me the details if I win and this morning I got another call announcing I was one of the lucky winners.
The person who called told me where to pick up the vouchers tomorrow afternoon. All I have to do to pick up the voucher is to show up with my partner for a 60 minute presentation.
I’m not sure whether to be excited that I’m going on a paid holiday to Hawaii, or to be sceptical that the trip will happen. They tell me that their benefit is word of mouth advertising, and they are not selling time-share or holiday points. We’ll see.
In any case, I'd still have to swing the travel costs, so it's not entirely free, I would think. But lucky company, they chose a writer and blogger as one of their candidates, so if it all works out, I will write about it.
Hawaii sounds fantastic – I always wanted to go but never thought I’d get the chance.
I'll keep you posted, and maybe even name the marketing company and resort once I have a clearer idea of who I'm dealing with, whether their offer is for real and the making of travel plans.
I'll also have to brace myself and go to the Department of Home Affairs to apply for a passport. I got a temporary passport while I was in Barcelona last year, and I used it for my subsequent overseas trips.
But I never got a permanent passport, because I was not prepared to spend time standing in queues and there was no immediate reason to act.