Woman Wins $25K in Sweepstakes Sponsored by PERQ

Woman Wins $25K in Sweepstakes Sponsored by PERQ

[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]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!”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”31672,31673,31674″ img_size=”medium” column_number=”3″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_with_space”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Hugs & Confetti: PERQ Awards $25K to FATWIN Winner

Hugs & Confetti: PERQ Awards $25K to FATWIN 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” css=”.vc_custom_1521224734716{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]On a foggy morning earlier this month, PERQ visited the home of Round Lake, IL resident and FATWIN winner, Stephen Nosek, to award him with a GIANT check for $25,000. Filled with excitement, Stephen immediately yelled “That’s Awesome! Can I hug somebody?” and of course, got a BIG hug from our own Stephanie Thompson – who was equally excited about him winning the grand prize.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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” css=”.vc_custom_1521226682387{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

 

Now, you might be curious to know how PERQ facilitated such a giveaway – or why, for that matter! Prior to this $25K giveaway, PERQ had their “FATWIN Progressive Jackpot,” in which 3 grand lucky prize winners won $6,079.00, $5,810.00 and $6,159.00. The sweepstakes Stephen won is unique in that, unlike many competitors, PERQ now guarantees a $25,000 quarterly winner. This guarantee drive ups excitement amongst registrants and is automatically included in any promotion done through FATWIN regardless of the size or budget of the businesses partnering with PERQ. This was the very first quarterly $25,000 giveaway that PERQ had awarded.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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” css=”.vc_custom_1521237406917{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kunes Country Ford of Antioch partnered with PERQ to create and deploy a direct mail campaign driving consumers to their dealership and offering them the chance to win a prize. Many luck visitors won some really cool prizes, but only one would win the $25,000 grand prize. After taking a test drive at the dealership, Stephen Nosek was told he won a $2 Amazon Gift Card. A few days later, Stephen received a call from Stephanie, our Director of Sales, telling him that he won the national cash prize. Of course, he didn’t yet know how much that cash prize would be until she was standing on his doorstep.

 

Once Stephen had learned that he won $25,000, his eyes light up and his jaw dropped as he stared at the giant check in sheer awe. When asked about what he would be doing with the money, he said that he would be going back to the dealership to purchase a new vehicle (and replace his old one with 200,000 miles on it) as well as pay off some student loans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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” css=”.vc_custom_1521237414253{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]The FATWIN promotion that Kunes Country Ford ran, quite literally, changed the outlook of a bright-eyed 24-year old from Round Lake, IL. Not only did the promotion allow Stephen Nosek the opportunity to replace his old vehicle, but it also created a new and hopefully loyal customer for the dealership. Kunes Country Ford’s FATWIN promotion created a unique customer experience that piqued consumer interest and developed trust – something a lot of brands struggle with.

 

To learn more about how FATWIN promotions can help increase consumer trust and engagement, call an account rep at 800.873.3117.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”21667,21658,21782,21677,21714,21657,21648,21668,21683″ column_number=”3″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_with_space” title=”See more from the big reveal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]