Archive for the ‘And the Winner is….’ Category
Monday, January 6th, 2014
Congratulations to Jamey Fitzpatrick, the lucky winner of our latest Sweepstakes. She wins a free one week stay, valued at $1260, in our Beachcomber at Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach. We don’t know yet whether she’s coming with a friend or will be upgrading to a larger accommodation and using her $1260 credit. Either way, we’ll be happy to welcome the ninth winner of a free one week stay with us.
For those of you that didn’t win, don’t despair. Our new Sweepstakes begins right now. So click this link to throw your name in the hat and you could be our next winner!
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Congratulations to Kelly Fabus Owda of Pittsburgh, PA, who won our Summer Fun Sweepstakes. She wins a free one week stay, valued at $1260, in our Beachcomber at Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach. We don’t know yet whether she’s coming with a friend or will be upgrading to a larger accommodation and using her $1260 credit. Either way, we’ll be happy to welcome the eighth winner of a free one week stay with us.
For those of you that didn’t win, don’t despair. Our ninth Sweepstakes, Sun and Surf, begins right now. So throw your name in the hat and you could be our next winner!
Monday, July 1st, 2013
Congratulations to Matthew Adams from Slidell, Louisiana! He’s the winner of our Kauai Aloha Sweepstakes for a free $1260 one week stay in our Beachcomber Studio at Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach here on Kauai. He did not suscribe to our newsletter, FYI Kauai, so did not win an eighth free night.
Our new Facebook Sweepstakes, Holiday Summer Fun, started on July 1st and will end on September 30th. Be sure and “Like” the Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach Facebook page then enter for your chance to win a free seven night stay in our Beachcomber Studio, a $1260 value. If you also subscribe to our FYI Kauai newsletter, you’ll win one additional night, for a total of eight, a $1440 value. To enter, go to the Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach Facebook page and, at the top of the page, click on “Win Free Week”.
If you’re our lucky winner, you can also bring along some friends and apply your winning dollar amount ($1260 or $1440) toward a larger accommodation. So let all your friends know you’ll bring them along if you win and tell them to enter and bring you to Kauai if they win.
Monday, April 15th, 2013
Congratulations to Holly Grimm, from Fairbanks, Alaska, our latest Sweepstakes winner. She wins a seven night stay at Hideaway Cove and missed an eighth night free by not being subscribed to our newsletter, FYI Kauai. Since we added the option to subscribe to our newsletter for a chance to win an additional free night, one winner received eight nights and one did not. (It’s o.k. to say boo hoo now for Holly.)
Our new Kauai Aloha Sweepstakes for another free one week stay at Hideaway Cove began April 1st. So, if you haven’t already, so be sure and click here to enter the Kauai Aloha Sweepstakes. Good luck to everyone!
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Enter our new Sweepstakes to win a free week’s stay at Hideaway Cove. The prize has a value of $1225 and
can be applied to any accommodation at Hideaway Cove. Certain dates are excluded.
See contest rules for details. You must be a Facebook fan in order to enter.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Congratulations to Antuaneth Rodriquez who is the latest winner of our Sweepstakes for a one week free stay at Hideaway Cove. She won our Escape to Paradise Sweepstakes which ended March 31st. There were a total of 2116 entries, which made the odds pretty good considering the $1225 value of the prize. Antuaneth hails from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and reports that it is very cold there right now. So she is looking forward to coming to sunny Poipu in Kauai.
If you missed out on entering this past Sweepstakes, we have another one that just started. Our Kauai Paradise Found Sweepstakes will again award a one week free stay at Hideaway Cove Villas in Poipu Beach to a lucky entrant. You can enter our latest Sweepstakes here http://www.facebook.com/hideawaycove?v=app_28134323652.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
In a few more days we will be posting the winner of our latest sweepstakes, Escape To Paradise. The winner will receive a $1.225 credit toward a stay at Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach. The credit can be used in any of our seven villas, space available. The $1.225 dollar amount will purchase a week in our Beachcomber Studio, with four poster carved pineapple bed and a Jacuzzi tub.
Our next sweepstakes,begins April 1st and ends June 30th, and is called “Kauai Paradise Found!” The prize will be another free week stay at Hideaway Cove valued at $1225.
I gave some thought to doing a contest, rather than a sweepstakes. I thought that entrants could post reasons why they wanted to win a free trip and have everyone vote on the winner. Fortunately, I decided to ask our existing fans what they thought of the idea. Boy, did I get an earful and an education to boot. The education was how important it is to ask the people who you hope will benefit from something you intend to do, what they think of it. In this case it saved me making a big mistake of doing a contest. I had not idea that these contests could be “gamed” and that there are even sites on Facebook where you can post “I’ll vote for yours if you vote for mine”. Kind of like when I was a little kid and my friend Sally said “I’ll show you mine if you…” Oh, I guess that was different.
Anyway, I owe a giant debt of gratitude to all of our Facebook fans who took the time to educate me about contests. As a result, we will not be doing any “stinking contests”, we’ll be sticking to sweepstakes. When I asked for ways to improve the sweepstakes and also achieve our goal of increasing our number of Facebook fans, several of you suggested giving additional entries to those who had their friends sign up. I like that idea because it gives more entries to those whose friends sign up and doesn’t penalize those who don’t want to ask their friends to sign up. The drawing for the winner would remain a random drawing at the end of the contest.
What I need now is a tip from someone that knows what software program, if there is one out there, could run this sweepstakes. If you know of one, please comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you with your suggestions. You can also email your ideas to email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Don’t forget to enter the Hideaway Cove Facebook Sweepstakes. You need to first become a fan of Hideaway Cove by clicking that you “like” our page. Then click on Sweepstakes and enter for a chance to win a free one week stay at our Beachcomber Villa. The prize has a value of $1225, which can also be applied to a different villa if there are more than two in your party. See the entry form for all the rest of the details. Good luck to everyone who enters!
Monday, October 25th, 2010
Congratulations to Dave and Michelle Bridges of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for winning a $400 credit toward a future stay at Hideaway Cove.
The credit expires a year from now, so give us a call and make a reservation!
The winner of our new drawing will be announced in our next issue.
Good luck to everyone!