Woman Wins $25K in Sweepstakes Sponsored by PERQ

Woman Wins $25K in Sweepstakes Sponsored by PERQ

Gayle Elliott is thrilled to be named the winner of the $25,000 FATWIN Sweepstakes sponsored by PERQ. Elliott of Gladys, Virginia, was presented with a ceremonial check at Schewels Home on March 4. She was randomly selected from a pool of nearly 996,000 people who registered for the sweepstakes in 2019 on websites that leverage PERQ software. The clients, like Schewels, use PERQ to improve the consumer shopping experience online.

 

Photos by Scott Allen | Matt Schewel of Schewels Home (left) and Zach Naylor-Cook, a client success manager at PERQ (far right), presented Gayle Elliott with the $25K check in Lynchburg, Virginia. Gayle’s daughter Britny Clark joined her to celebrate.  

 

How Elliott Won

 

Gayle says she’s been shopping at Schewels for years, buying a swivel chair most recently, and fell in love with a tall table on the store’s website. During her website visit, Gayle clicked on a link to enter the FATWIN sweepstakes and entered her information.

 

“I got one email and a few phone calls to say I’d won,” Gayle says. “First, I thought this is a scam. Things like this don’t happen to me. I called the store and said that I was getting calls from this lady saying I won this sweepstake. The woman who answered told me to hold and a man got on the phone. When I started to explain why I was calling, he stopped me and said ‘Are you Gayle Elliott? Congratulations, you won!’”

 

Matt Schewel, director of store operations at Schewels, says this is a great moment for the business. Schewels Home was founded in 1897 and has been owned by the family for five generations. “We’re so excited for Gayle and for our whole company to be part of this life-changing event,” Schewel says.

 

“I went from thinking this couldn’t be real to ‘this really is real!’” Gayle adds. “I’m very excited and very thankful for this opportunity.”

 

Plans for the Sweepstakes Money

 

Gayle says she plans to buy a Zero-Turn lawnmower, a new clothes dryer and the table she had been eyeing on Schewels’ website. “I kicked myself for not getting it,” she says. She expects some of the money to go toward her daughter Britny Clark’s wedding.

 

Gayle has this advice for anyone asked to enter a sweepstakes when visiting a website. “I can tell you I’ve never won anything like this before, but I kept putting in for them,” she says. “Keep doing it! There is that one chance of winning and it could be you, so just fill it out!”

PERQ Named a HousingWire Tech100 Winner

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Indianapolis, IND, March 3, 2020 – PERQ, a marketing technology company, is pleased to be named a winner of HousingWire’s eighth annual HW Tech100 awards. The awards recognize the most innovative technology companies in the U.S. housing economy.

 

PERQ was named to the Tech100 Real Estate list for its Multifamily Marketing Cloud, which is a set of integrated marketing solutions powered by artificial intelligence that enable properties to have an interactive, personalized and automated marketing strategy with actionable marketing data intelligence. The Multifamily Marketing Cloud addresses numerous problems faced by property managers including a lack of quality leads, poor lead-to-lease conversion, and leasing agents that struggle to consistently keep up with and convert leads.

 

“I’m proud that PERQ’s innovation in the multifamily industry has been recognized by HousingWire,” said PERQ Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Scott Hill. “Our multifamily clients using the Marketing Cloud see an average increase of 148 percent in leases from their property website and a 64 percent drop in cost per lead. We are truly changing how properties find residents.”

 

“This year’s Tech100 winners blew past innovation, moving beyond innovation to transformation,” HousingWire Associate Magazine Editor Kelsey Ramírez said. “In both the real estate and mortgage sectors, fintech companies continue to create new ways to approach the housing process, improving efficiencies, cutting costs and creating a new experience for all parties involved.”

 

You can see the full list of winners here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]About PERQ

 

PERQ (www.perq.com), a marketing technology company founded in 2001, empowers businesses and the online consumer experience through innovative solutions powered by artificial intelligence. More than 1,500 businesses in the home furnishings, auto retailing and multifamily industries leverage PERQ’s Marketing Cloud and technology to give them more visibility into their digital marketing efforts and sales.

 

About HousingWire

 

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 7.5 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit www.housingwire.com or www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

 

Please direct Media Inquiries to Kate Shepherd, 317-442-1674, Kate@KateShepherdCommunications.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

News Release: PERQ Leads Multifamily Industry With Software Accessible to Those With Disabilities

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Indianapolis, IND, January 29, 2020 – PERQ, a marketing technology company, announces that its multifamily software is now accessible by those with disabilities. PERQ recently met all of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A and AA through WebAIM, an independent authority in web accessibility. The certification confirms that PERQ’s multifamily software can be easily reached, entered, and navigated by people with disabilities, including visual, motor, auditory or cognitive. 

 

About 13 percent of people in the United States live with some sort of disability. Making sure that we can provide them with the same user experience as those without is incredibly important,” said Curt Knapp, PERQ Executive Vice President of Technology. “While this wasn’t a small project, we felt extremely passionate about investing our resources into making this happen. It was the right thing to do.” 

 

PERQ spent more than six months working to make its software meet Level A and AA guidelines. The company needed to update code structure, redesign experiences and improve usability for a variety of devices. PERQ’s largest undertaking was making sure anyone with a disability could use a keyboard to access everything on a website easily, just like they could by clicking a mouse.

 

“I hope we will start to see a growing trend toward website accessibility in the multifamily industry,” said Knapp. “Properties have taken numerous steps to make sure they are providing an inclusive experience for all people in their physical communities. It makes sense to offer that same inclusivity on property websites and PERQ is proud to be leading the way to make this happen.” 

 

To view PERQ’s certification, click here.

 

About PERQ

 

PERQ (www.perq.com), a marketing technology company founded in 2001, empowers businesses and the online consumer experience through innovative solutions powered by artificial intelligence. More than 1,500 businesses in the home furnishings, auto retailing and multifamily industries leverage PERQ’s Marketing Cloud and technology to give them more visibility into their digital marketing efforts and sales.

 

Please direct Media Inquiries to Kate Shepherd, 317-442-1674, Kate@KateShepherdCommunications.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Arizona Man Wins Largest Prize Ever in PERQ FATWIN Sweepstakes

Arizona Man Wins Largest Prize Ever in PERQ FATWIN Sweepstakes

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Bozner was presented with a ceremonial $100,000 check at the Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria dealership in a ceremony on January 22. The actual cash prize will be paid out in five yearly installments of $20,000 each.  

 

(Photo courtesy of David Jackson)

 

Family Visits Dealership and wins PERQ FATWIN Sweepstakes

 

Bozner says his 13-year-old son was going through the mail, found a flyer for the FATWIN Black Friday giveaway event and convinced him to go down to the Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria dealership to see if they were a winner.

 

Bozner was skeptical and told his son it couldn’t be that easy to win.

 

“He was pretty persistent so that he could have something to drive,” Bozner laughed. “We went down and the salesman asked me some questions. Then I tried my luck, hit the screen with my number and the salesman looked at me and said ‘Oh my God! You just won $100,000!’ My boys were bouncing around. I have to give my son credit for going through my mail!”

 

It was incredibly exciting to see Mr. Bozner win a $100,000 grand prize during our Black Friday weekend event. His excitement was contagious, and was felt by the salesperson assisting him, other customers in the showroom, and the entire team at the dealership,” said Jay Carley, general manager, Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria. “We hope this prize enriches Michael and his family’s lives.”

 

FATWIN, a technology product of PERQ, has been used to give away millions in prizes through online games and register-to-win promotions. 

 

This is the largest prize ever won through the FATWIN promotions. 

 

“We’ve had some $25,000 prizes given away, countless TVs, wireless earbuds and other valuable prizes,” says PERQ Senior Account Manager Ashley Beck Cuellar. “But, nothing compares to the excitement of finding out we had a $100,000 winner! We’ve been so excited to work with Mr. Bozner to get him his winnings and assure him it really was that easy.”

 

Plans for the FATWIN Winnings

 

Bozner has owned his own auto repair shop for more than 20 years and has an affinity for cars. He’s already bought a new drag racing vehicle with the money, paid off some credit cards and his wife is planning to remodel the bathroom. 

 

But, don’t worry.  He didn’t forget the son who asked him to take the flyer to the dealership in the first place or his other nine-year-old.  Both boys got some cash to spend in any way they want or to save. 

 

Bozner says he may not be so cynical in the future. “I’m happy and I’ll look at things a little differently,” he says. “I did think maybe I was on a lucky streak and bought some lottery tickets. That didn’t work out as well!”

 

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