Regular readers will know that Dad won a competition for Gadget Show Live tickets in our local newspaper. However the tickets weren’t sent out in time (rendering them useless) and they actually arrived on April Fool’s Day! The local newspaper in question refused to send out a replacement prize, but we weren’t going to let it lie.
Commenters on the blog post advised mentioning the Advertising Standards Agency to the newspaper, and so a couple of phone calls later Dad received an apology and two complimentary tickets to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live and Good Food Summer Show in June. He’s even got the tickets in hand already, so we’ve no worries about them not arriving in time!
Apparently, only two people (Dad and one other person) entered the competition to win tickets to the Gadget Show Live. I do hope the other winner got an alternative prize, too.
Some people might’ve let it go, but I wasn’t having a local newspaper conning an elderly gentleman out of his competition prize. So, many thanks to everyone who commented on the blog post. Your advice paid off!