By far, one of my favorite things about social media is the amount of free things you can get. For example, over the summer, I was tweeting back and forth with FOX Chicago news anchor Nancy Loo. She had mentioned that one of her co-anchors had never had popcorn from Garrett Popcorn, a famous Chicago popcorn eatery. I had mentioned that I had never had it either and within a matter of minutes I received a Twitter response from Garrett Popcorn inviting me to one of their many stores to try some of their popcorn. Needless to say, I eventually made my way to one of their shops for some delicious free popcorn. Ahh, the power of Twitter.
I’ve told you about a few social media contests in the past few months. Back in October, I shared a contest with you where the Colorado tourism board decided to offer a trip to Colorado for people who had never seen snow in the Snow at First Sight contest. While an official winner has yet to be determined, the contest is designed around social media. Users were asked to create a video and promote their video and the contest through Facebook & Twitter. 28 people are currently competing for the trip. Voting is currently taking place and will soon close as 10 semi-finalist are chosen for a chance to win a dream trip and share their experience through social media. (more…)