I just heard about Expedia’s “You Name It Contest and Sweepstakes” on the Expedia Facebook page that asks travelers to help come up with a better name for the online travel agency’s Vacation Packages.
Reading through the fine print, I learned that the winner will receive a vacation worth up to $10,000, and other participants can win $500 or $250 Expedia travel credits. Facebook fans will vote on their favorite among the company’s pick of the top 10.
So, I get it. Expedia is crowd-sourcing a new name for its packages tool by running a contest at www.facebook.com/expedia.
This seemed like a fun contest to join and I was happy to “like” Expedia in order to join it.
But as soon as I “liked” them, I was asked to agree to certain demands, and I balked at that. Big Time.
Here’s what they wanted, in addition to my (self-described) clever new name for their vacation tool:
They wanted me to give them permission to:
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