Thursday, March 08, 2007

Recount for Hershey "Guess and Win" contest

The USPS News Link reports, "Typos happen. Just ask the sweepstakes company responsible for managing Hershey’s 'Guess and Win' contest. It turns out that when the company announced the number of Hershey’s Kisses it took to fill a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box as 2,576, it was 1,000 higher than the actual number — 1,576."

According to their write-up, "People wrote in and queried the firm handling the sweepstakes. So, the firm opened up the official chocolate-filled Priority Mail Flat Rate Box and conducted a recount — twice. When they realized a clerical error had been made, they selected another winner based on the new total. That second lucky winner has been notified."

The USPS blurb said the company who handled the promotion also made good on their promise to the original winner as well.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM