Hows this for a fucking dilemma.
Won a Holiday for me and 3 friends through Jack Daniels. Weekend trip to Tennessee, flights and accommodation paid for plus the best bit, tickets to Jack Daniels birthday gig, only 250 people in attendance and Plan B is the headline act.
See here for details http://www.jacksbirthday.co.uk/Default.aspx
Found out today I won, flying out on the 14th October, only 3 weeks away. Slight problem, USA are pussies and I doubt I will get a visa. Last time I applied for one was just over 10 years ago about a week before 9/11 happened, took 6 weeks to come back as refused. Haven't been in trouble since and all convictions are now spent but will probably still have problems. Thought about taking the risk and lying on the forms, i've been told they don't have access to UK criminal records... but, i've also been told that they will have a record of me being refused a visa before which could lead to a sticky situation at the border.
Anyway, thought i'd share my good fortune and dilemma with you bitches and see if you have any suggestions. So far, i've considered asking Jack Daniels if they'll swap the prize with the second place prize of a pool table, or even maybe listing it on ebay, but at such short notice, its doubtful it would sell. The prize has to be claimed by 26th Sept, next fucking week, with scans of the passports of all 4 passengers along with either visa's or proof of eligibility under the visa waiver programme.