I read the thread. I read the whole thread. I didn't however, read nothing but the thread.
Seriously, I totally bow to your authority here as an editor--and totally agree with that authority to act in righteous protection of dcski. While I am certainly grateful for the opportunity to answer your points, I am none-the-less completely understanding should you so choose to close this thread, or delete it in it's entirety in order to stop any promotions of Snowshoe Ski Lift tickets.
I totally understand your perspective, as it is extremely similar to my own. I would however like to point out--again--what the previous poster (a senior member, I noticed) tried to point out to you last year; namely that this is not a voucher, but a coupon.
I too saw actual vouchers for sale on E-bay last year. My husband and I were tempted to bid on at least one of them--but we refrained for ethical and moral reasons. Exactly as you point out--those are NON-transferable and are supposed to be used ONLY by the employees of specific companies, or attendees at specific events etc etc etc.
The Kroger promotion on the other hand offers the ONE restriction that it is supposed to be used once per household.
No other restrictions are marked on there--nor are there any other restrictions spelled out elsewhere! (I know because we've tried and tried and tried to get more information)
Some of you MIGHT be interested in what we've been told thus far by our local Kroger employees/managers; by Homeoffice Kroger employees/supervisor and most importantly by employees at Snowshoe itself!
Krogers seems pretty vague about details, and claims over and over that EVERYTHING is spelled out ON the receipt. They claim that there is no other information regarding this offer. (There is no collection of "fine print" spelling out that these are in fact non-transferable)
Some employees are unclear as to how many Coke products you must purchase, and are telling folks they must purchase FOUR instead of three 12 packs. (talk about adding to the general obesity of sedentary customers!--which was commented upon by one poster in the thread you linked to)
Which reminds me of a very tangential piece of information, namely that I NEVER would have purchased these Coke products EXCEPT for the "free" lift ticket...however, I know that's neither "here" nor "there" to most posters.
What SHOULD be of import to you and others is that there is a difference between these receipts and actual vouchers, which ARE Non-transferable and CLEARLY MARKED SO. These receipts are equally as clearly marked--the ONLY restriction is that they be used once per household and not in conjunction with any other offers, on specific dates. There is a difference between vouchers and receipt coupons.
Some of you might be at least vaguely interested as to what Snowshoe employees have told us thus far concerning these receipts: Hmmm I don't want to get anyone in trouble here...after all, you say that "Snowshoe reads this"...suffice to say that both my husband and I have individually been encouraged to use these receipts often and for as many family members as we have! Several employees have indicated to us that there is no tracking of this promotion. All employees we have spoken to have offered encouragement. Several have encouraged us to bring multiple receipts...some have suggested bringing Coke UPC symbols--but not a ONE has offered one word of discouragement or caution. Not one has even re-iterated the obvious restriction--namely one per household, in fact several have offered suggestions to "get around" this restriction!
Now....with that said, the reason I offered up our extra receipts was to better enable us to afford to purchase lift tickets for our other family members in the first place! In no way am I trying to "cheat" any system, especially Snowshoe, which we give all the favorable "word of mouth" we can to...nor did I ever intend to offend you Scott, nor any other dcski members...it never even occured to me that others might be offended by my actions. (Short sighted and naieve of me) I have only wished to act in totall accordance with the ONE restriction placed upon this offer, namely that it be used by merely one member of our FIVE skiing members household. (The youngest is only two)
When we DO start teaching our youngest to ski--she'll be getting at least a couple years worth of free ski lift tickets. Both Snowshoe and Winterplace have promotions in place where the very young ski for free.....however, those of us who HAVE taught young family members to ski before KNOW that it REQUIRES at least two people there old enough and stable enough and trustworthy enough to be in charge of that toddler at all times (for bathroom breaks, hot chocolate breaks, tired temper tantrums etc etc etc etc. So, those "free lift tickets" in fact act exactly like any "sale" in that for a lesser profit--they bring in far more buyers--thereby increasing the total profit experienced.
Trickle Down worked too.
(edited to add picture of receipt)