At Sandman Hotel Group, we’re always trying to give back to our communities. Whether it’s through the Sandman Harvest Foundation, corporate donations, or year-round support of amateur sports, this company is proud to be a part of over 40 communities across Canada.
Now that we’re getting into social media, and keeping in mind the warm welcome we’ve received from all of you Facebookers, Tweeters, and bloggers (that’s YOU!), we started to re-consider our audience… and thought, why not support our online community too?
Just this past Easter, we ran a promotion over the four-day weekend. It appeared only on our website, and encouraged people to click on the ‘Easter Savings’ icon, and book their holiday stay at some of the best rates in town. We were able to track everyone who booked the ‘Easter Rate’, and after it was over, we randomly drew a name. The prize? An iPad2! It was tweeted and posted back in May, but in case you missed it, the winner of the iPad2 was Mr. Tony Martins, of Calgary, Alberta!
He and his wife stayed with us at the Sandman Hotel Quesnel, when they came in to town to visit his father. While he admits to staying just the one night this time around, they are seasoned travellers to Quesnel, and are self-proclaimed ‘regulars’ at the Sandman! After booking his trip online through our website, http://www.sandmanhotels.com, Mr. Martins didn’t think for a second, that he might in fact win the iPad2. With a career in IT, it was no surprise to learn that Mr. Martins had been eyeing one for a while. He came down to the Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre to meet with Susan Harper, our Director of Operations, who recounted, “He was elated! He was really pleasant, and obviously very happy with his winnings!”. Great news for the Marketing Team, knowing that the iPad2 went off to a loving and welcome home! Congratulations once again Mr. Martins!
As you read in last week’s blog post, we’ve launched our summer promotion too! It’s up and running as of May 30th, and has been incredibly successful so far! The skinny? We’re offering incredible summer rates that leave you feeling good about leaving that camping gear at home! And, there are prizes, prizes, and more prizes. The grand prize is a Rocky Mountaineer trip for two, and there are also $50 restaurant gift cards, iPad2’s, and more! The best part is, there are different ways to win!
- Book the summer promo, by going online, or by calling 1+800+SANDMAN. You’re entered!
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org the location you’re staying at. You’ve just doubled your chances of winning!
- ‘Like’ our page on Facebook (/SandmanHotelGroup) and ‘follow us’ on Twitter (@sandmanhotels). You’ve now TRIPLED your chances of winning!
Take it from Barton Bigford and Wendy Oloman – they’re the first two winners of the Summer with Sandman promotion! Mr. Bigford liked our Facebook Page, and won a complimentary night’s stay at any of our Sandman locations; Mrs. Oloman has won a $50 to Chop Steakhouse & Bar, after following us on Twitter! Thanks to you both, and to all of you who have emailed/liked/followed us so far!! You’re all in it to win it!