Hyatt and Mlife, who have very strong partnership linking Hyatt with the MGM properties in Las Vegas, have been running several contests on social media to raise awareness of the partnership. The prizes are various, including free points and other goodies…one of which I happened to win by making a simple tweet.
The only reason this particular contest caught my eye is because I’m a HUGE fan of ice hockey. I’ve played, watched, and generally been obsessed with hockey since I was 4 years old. I can honestly say I have two passions in life: hockey and travel, with hockey being the stronger of the two.
When I saw the words “Frozen Fury” in one of Hyatt’s tweets, I immediately knew they were referring to preseason hockey games that take place annually in Las Vegas between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche. The contest was to simply tweet where you’d rather sit: on the glass near one of the goals or have a view from center ice. While glass seats are fun, you really only get to watch about 40% of the game from there so I tweeted that I’d rather have tickets at center ice. I was sure to use Hyatt’s #MVYEntry and #CenterIce hashtags for the entry.
— Travel Summary (@TravelSummary) August 26, 2014
A few days later I was contacted by Hyatt’s official @HyattTweets account letting me know that I’d won!
— Hyatt Tweets (@HyattTweets) September 2, 2014
My prize arrived in the mail today:
As you can see on the tickets, the retail price of each ticket is $95. I wouldn’t have paid for these tickets otherwise, but it’s still nice to know that I basically got $190 worth of something I would actually enjoy for a simple 5-second tweet. It’s not a bad deal that the Kings are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions and have won the championship twice in the last three years, while the Avalanche were a playoff team last year and have a solid team as well.
And that’s the point of this post – I’ve written about the importance of Twitter twice before, here and here. There’s a lot that can be learned from following various people on twitter. It’s an easy way to get a hold of someone to ask a quick question or get a quick answer. Many of the bloggers or points experts that are on Twitter are extremely helpful and respond to every tweet. I make a point of responding to every single person that tweets me every day.
Twitter contests are yet another reason to join. It literally took me 5 seconds to submit my entry, and I got something worth $190 out of it. I know lots of people that have won many other things as well from Twitter contests, so believe me when I say that it’s in your best interest to have and use a Twitter account.
Submit your entries for the newest prize from this website (remember it takes less than 5 seconds).
Have you ever won anything cool from a social media contest?
*Full Disclosure: I’m an Anaheim Ducks fan, NOT a Kings or Avalanche fan. Gross.