HMSHost and Coca-Cola have partnered to offer a sweepstakes when you check in at any of the more than 5,200 HMSHost locations nationwide. There are hundreds of prizes up for grabs, including the grand prize of a seven night getaway at any Four Points by Sheraton hotel.
Any time you check in at one of their venues, you’ll find a special directing you their mobile microsite, Gate2Adv.com, where you can enter the sweepstakes. Each check-in after that (up to three a day) earns another entry in the sweepstakes.
“We’re eager to greet travelers with a promotion that works for them on their Smartphones whenever they’re in an airport or in one of our travel plazas,” said Atousa Ghoreichi, vice president of marketing for HMSHost in a press release. “Our associates will be ready to greet travelers during this special time of year when families and friends spend time together. Being able to enter the sweepstakes via foursquare adds some adventure into every trip.”
The grand prize is a seven night getaway to a Four Points by Sheraton hotel of the winner’s choosing, including airfare and spending money. The first prize is a $500 gas gift card. Those prizes will be awarded at the end of contest on September 30. Other prizes, including like one night Four Points stays and free Diet Coke for a year will be awarded every twelve days throughout the contest.
You may never have heard of HMSHost, but it’s likely you’ve checked in to their venues several times without even knowing it. They’re contracted to operate the restaurants in many malls, travel plazas, and airports — including the 20 busiest airports in North America.
Interestingly, this is the first time Coca-Cola has run any sort of foursquare-based promotion in the US. Rival Pepsi has been active with foursquare since the very beginning.
What do you think of the sweepstakes?