Preface: If anyone reading this is a lawyer, knows a lawyer, or can pretend to be a lawyer (and will work for free) please let us know.
Way back on June 2nd, the Doug Wright Show was giving away two plane tickets to Denver. Frontier Airlines had announced a new direct flight from Provo, UT to Denver, CO and Doug Wright was giving away the chance for two lucky people to be part of it.
Lots of prominent Utahns would be on the flight’s maiden voyage (Governor Gary Herbert, Representative Jason Chaffetz, BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, Provo Mayor John Curtis, and Cosmo the Cougar) so we were very excited that we would potentially get to rub
dicks elbows with some powerful Utahns.
Since we’re rational human beings and don’t listen to Doug Wright’s actual radio show, we heard about the giveaway through Twitter. He first tweeted:
And guess what? We were the fifth to respond! Check it out:
Count up from the giveaway tweet – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – and there we are! Granted, calling him an idiot may not have been the most tactful way to capture our prize, but it certainly shouldn’t disqualify us from winning, right?
So we waited, and waited, and waited, but never heard back about our tickets. After a day or two, we e-mailed the show and even posted on the Doug Wright Show’s Facebook page asking how to claim our prize. But we never heard back.
He stiffed us! (And not in the good, sexual way.) But being the good investigative journalists that we are, we think we found out what happened – and we weren’t too far off when we said “You’re an idiot.”
It turns out that the giveaway was actually being done through Facebook, and whoever the
idiot intern was who set up Doug Wright’s social media connected the Facebook and Twitter accounts. This means that everything that gets posted to Facebook automatically gets sent to Twitter as well. So the idiot intern who posted the giveaway on Facebook was probably unaware it was also being posted on Twitter.
All of that being said, we’re assuming his tweets constitute a Twitter giveaway – which should be just as legally binding as any giveaway – and, therefore, we should be entitled to some damn tickets!
So, with the maiden Frontier voyage being tomorrow, we’re asking for your help to get us those tickets so we can join the Utah elite in taking a meaningless flight to Denver. Otherwise, we’ll just have to keep hanging out outside Governor Herbert’s house hoping to get an interview.