Last month, my friend Jen embarked on a contest journey. Her plan was to enter as many contests as she possibly could and then chart the results and share them with everyone. I decided to join her in this contest adventure so that we could compare our winnings and see who won the most. One week later, I won a trip to Las Vegas.
Watch them announce my name here.
After watching the video 10 times, and after speaking to the lovely folks at Jawdrop Cooler Co, I accepted the fact that I had actually won. I then encouraged all of my friends and family to go and watch the video, and to all go out immediately and purchase some coolers. They did.
I had won a trip for two adults to Las Vegas for 3 nights, flights out of Calgary including hotel and tickets to a show. How stinking cool was that? I couldn’t believe my luck or how blessed I had been to win this trip, and then it hit me, I couldn’t go.
As many of you know, my life has been a bit of a schmoz these past few months and for me to be able to leave and go somewhere is pretty much impossible. My husband and I started talking and tried to figure out another adult that he could take with him, and we just couldn’t decide. How do you choose one friend over another? We couldn’t do it. So I took a chance and asked the Jaw Drop folks if it would be okay for my husband to take our daughter. Not only was I, the winner not able to go, but we were trying to send a minor in my place. We weren’t all the hopeful as this was a liquor company and why in the world would they want to reward a “non-customer”. To our surprise, they instantly said Yes, take her.
M has never been on an airplane before and hasn’t travelled farther south than Spokane, so this was a really big deal. Her dream is to go on The Amazing Race with her Dad, so we figured this would be a great “practice” run. When we told them that we planned on surprising her with this trip, the company went above and beyond to make it memorable.
The arrangements were made to fly out of Edmonton, instead of Calgary. They were booked into Planet Hollywood as it was fun and attached to a mall. They found a show that would be suitable for someone her age, and even booked them a fancy schmancy dinner. (She’s still talking about the Caesar salad that was just leaves and the amazing Cirque Beatles show). They took the time to recognize that this was a father taking his daughter and not just some people going off to party. Instead of just handing over a “basic”, be happy it’s free, kind of trip, they gave my family something that will never be forgotten.
To say that I am thankful and impressed by this company is a gross understatement. The customer service that was given by Kelly & Staisia and the whole team at Aquilini Group was second to none.
So I thank-you for giving my daughter and her Dad an amazing adventure. We are even more grateful now, as this may have been their last chance at adventure. Based on their ability to lose their car, get lost and/or locked out of buildings, the odds of them getting past the first episode of The Amazing Race are slim to none.
Thank-you Jaw Drop Cooler Co. You are appreciated.
Now go out and buy some Coolers people. 🙂
FYI. They didn’t ask me to write this.