By Carissa Bluestone
The Wyndham hotel chain is running a humorous holiday contest for its Wyndham Rewards members (joining the points program is free). Snap a photo of the worst sweater, the most useless electronic device or the most cringingly inappropriate gag gift you receive, and enter it in “My Horrible Holiday Gift.” The grand prize is 2 million Wyndham Rewards points (a value of approximately $10,000). Four runners-up will receive 25,000 points. In addition, every entrant is automatically put into the pool for weekly drawings awarding 12,500 points.
The contest closes on January 10. A panel of judges will chose five finalists and then public will decide who gets the grand prize, with voting starting on December 17 and closing on December 23. In the meantime, the gallery of entries is an amusing way to kill a few minutes—and to make you feel even more appreciative of the comparatively great gifts you get.
Note that this contest is not open to residents of Quebec, though all other provinces qualify. A full list of the rules, including the strict photo requirements, is here.