Howard Johnson Summer Sweepstakes Showers Guests with Prizes

10th Jun 2002

More than 430 Howard Johnson® hotels throughout the United States and Canada are teaming up with Coca-Cola® to offer guests a chance to win prize packages including $500 cash, color televisions, entertainment equipment and barbeque grills as well as discounts on DVDs, books and restaurants.

Guests checking in to Howard Johnson hotels through Sept. 3 will receive a Vacation Values booklet containing coupons and information for the Coca-Cola-sponsored summer sweepstakes. Guests may mail their entry forms or enter the sweepstakes online at

Prizes include three party packages offering $500 cash to host parties, two color televisions, a DVD player and a barbeque grill. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 3 and received or submitted online by Sept. 12. Grand-prize winners will be announced on or about Sept. 25. No purchase is necessary to enter the Coca-Cola sweepstakes, which is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec Province), age 18 and over.

“Howard Johnson hotels are thrilled to offer our guests the opportunity to win fantastic prizes to celebrate the summer season,” said Mary Mahoney, Howard Johnson president & chief executive officer. “The Howard Johnson brand has been known for more than 75 years as a hotel chain that American travelers can depend on. This year`s summer promotion is the perfect way to thank our guests for their patronage.”

As an added bonus, the coupon booklet includes a Vacation Values rate coupon for up to 30 percent off a future stay at more than 430 participating hotels throughout the United States and Canada. Vacation Values rates can be booked on line at or by calling (800) I-GO-HOJO®. Travelers must specify the Vacation Values rate, also identified as STE, when booking. This rate is offered through Sept. 5.


The booklet also contains coupons that can be redeemed online for products from Encyclopedia Britannica, Rand McNally, University Games, Popeye`s Chicken, Crayola and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Howard Johnson International Inc. franchises more than 500 hotels in the United States, Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. For more information or to make a reservation at any Howard Johnson location, call toll-free in the United States (800) I-GO-HOJO or visit the Web site at Howard Johnson is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD).



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