Let's be absolutely fair - Some of us enjoy giveaways and competitions in social media and more of us are just fed-up with the way these promotional shout-outs crowd out good content in our time lines.
Every once in a while, a giveaway comes along that grabs my attention. In this case, I am fortunate enough to actually run one! in partnership with one of the largest booking site in Africa, SafariNow. The company opted to support local tourism and travel, with their #TravelLocalSA campaign: Love Local and Win :-)
In running this particular giveaway, I called upon trusted followers to suggest a fair mechanism for a random draw - given the size of the prizes, e.g. R4500 weekend stay for two, from Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel in Stellenbosch - this week.
And I opted on the funky and efficient system of RaffleCopter, which integrated the random.org computerised draw as a third-party provider of great giveaways. And best of all, it is possible to link it to my Facebook page for easy access, here.
IMPORTANT: The #TravelLocalSA GiveAway works like this over the next few weeks:
- Keep an eye on #TravelLocalSA on Tuesday mornings after ExpressoShow, SABC3
- Simply Enter each Draw via the qualifying (Re)tweet - One Entry
Your native RT will be added as your first entry with Rafflecopter. And then! Increase your chances in the random draw through a few more Entries ;-) A maximum number of entries applies per participant.
- The Draw happens each Friday via our @CapeTown account. Good Luck! and thanks for supporting local social travel in South Africa... Update: Some Draws are on the following Monday due to number of entrants!
And thank you very much to SafariNow and to the wonderful sponsors!
- GiveAway1 > Three Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
- GiveAway2 > MannaBay Hotel, Cape Town
- GiveAway3 > Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa, Stellenbosch
- GiveAway4 > Lanzerac Hotel, Stellenbosch
- GiveAway5 > BayWatch Villas Guest House, Paternoster
- GiveAway6 > OepveKoep Restaurant, Paternoster
- GiveAway7 > Hawksmoor House, Franschhoek
- GiveAway8 > Franschhoek Country House and Villas, Franschhoek
- GiveAway9 > Misty Waves Hotel, Hermanus
- GiveAway10 > Farm_215, Overberg
- GiveAway11 > Hermanus Guest House, Hermanus
Update: Lucky Followers will be notified and will also listed here publically by end of August 2014. Follow them then for further reviews from the accommodation sponsors. Thanks.
- Suite at Coopmanhuijs, luxury award-winning boutique hotel, Stellenbosch