Mitt Romney’s campaign is running a contest to fly on his campaign plane.
It’s a fundraiser, and they send out a link that suggests a minimum donation to the campaign.
But as with such contests, in order to be legal (i.e. in order to not be gambling), there has to be a way to enter for free. So if you want to enter, you can just fill out this short form. Enter by September 25 at 11:59pm Eastern.
The prize is:
- roundtrip coach flights to and from the campaign plane
- one hotel night
- one flight segment on the campaign plane
- ground transportation
They estimate the value at $2975, and I bet they’ll send out tax forms on it.
Entry is open to US citizens and permianent residents who live in the 50 U.S. states, DC, or Puerto Rico. I have no idea, other than perhaps that they’d have to buy roundtrip airfare to and from the campaign plane, why they exlude Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
This isn’t a political blog (although sometimes I discuss policy as it relates to travel and travel providers), so I have chosen not to include the link to enter that includes a donation. I’m quite confident that anyone wishing to donate to a Presidential candidate can figure out how to do so without the help of this blog. And as regular readers probably know I am not registered with either major political party.