Snow Bunny Money: Lucky Envelopes

Looking for a creative way to reward your customers for doing business with you? Here’s a great idea from a casino in the Southwest.


Starting January 12 through February 28, for every 500 points a casino player earns, they will receive a drawing tickets for the chance to be one of 5 lucky winners each Saturday who will score cash and free play – with one lucky player getting the chance to pick a series of Lucky Envelopes and win $100,000, paid for by Odds On.

Interested in running your own Lucky Envelopes promotion? Email or give us a call today.

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Young Lady Wins $10,000 in Duck Race

Oswego, Ill. – Kelsey Cuff of Naperville recently won over $10,000 in the Rotary Club of Oswego’s 6th Annual Duck Race. Cuff won both a $10,000 insured prize, which was paid for by Odds On Promotions, as well as a $500 guaranteed prize, which was provided by the Club, when the numbers on her first place finishing rubber duck (#0048) – which had been purchased by her father for $5 – matched one of Odds On’s twenty-five pre-selected Lucky Duck numbers.1000856_539767202737195_659942013_n
According Duck Race chairperson Jennifer Jones-Sinnott with Brian Feltes & Associates, the club releases 2000 numbered ducks, each of which has a corresponding “ticket” into a tributary of the Fox River. Last year’s event raised roughly $7,500 which was then distributed by the Rotary Club’s Foundation to community (75%) and international (25%) causes.

“It’s so funny to say ‘claim’. A ‘claim’ is usually a bad thing,” joked Sinnott, “But in this case – it’s a great thing. We had a winner. We just filled out the forms, got it certified. It was very efficient. I’ve been insuring this event –with Odds On – since 2007. Zak, our rep, is amazing. I am always happy to provide a reference for him. The insurance does add to the event.”

The Rotary Club’s Duck Race is a part of PrairieFest, Oswego’s four-day community celebration. Cuff, a Junior at Augustana College, used her winnings to help cover her college expenses.

Interested in running a giant-prize promotion in your community? Email or give us a call today at 800-827-2249.

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Big Winner Under the Big Top in Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nev. – Just eight days into their $500,000 Prize Vault Swipe Play & Win Game the Circus Circus Reno was already making headlines.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, “One Club” member Andy Towne became the property’s first player to “crack” the winning code on the casino’s Prize Vault, instantly winning $500,000, paid for by Odds On.

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To participate in the promotion, “One Club” members just swiped their card at the Prize Vault kiosk, enter their best guess as to the “winning combination” and receive a two-part ticket featuring an instant win prize coupon and a collection game piece featuring unique symbols that players can collect for a chance to win additional cash and prizes.

To ensure a winning experience for players, the casino awarded a variety of instant win prizes including Free Slot Play, $5 Match Play, food credits, midway coupons, a daily slot tournament entry, a daily surprise gift and of course, and the chance to instantly win $500,000—paid for by Odds On.


Players automatically received one free swipe every day, and could earn up to five additional plays per day for an hour of tracked pit play, getting a same suit blackjack, placing a minimum $100 bet in the Race and Sports Book, earning 100 same day points on their “One Club” card, hitting a taxable jackpot, enjoying dinner at The Steakhouse at Circus, Dos Geckos Cantina or Kokopelli’s Sushi, for staying in the hotel or for making a gift shop purchase of $40 or more.

According to Shawna Ridgebear, Marketing Director of Circus Circus Reno, “This is our 4th promotion with Odds On. It is an amazing feeling to pay out this kind of prize, but to pay out $500,000 to a local player – who visits every day – it is worth its weight in gold.”

Ridgebear has already incorporated the big winner into the property’s local marketing to show that players can win big playing the casino’s Prize Vault game.

The $500,000 Prize Vault promotion, which the casino re-insured for another big winner just a few days after the first win, ran through the end of 2014.

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Big Football Promotion: Furniture Store Pays Out Over $70K in Rebates

Tacoma, Wash. – How does a lifelong Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder and furniture store owner support the home team during their second ever Super Bowl appearance? By running a 12th man sale where shoppers could score free furniture, courtesy of Odds On.
This past February, Harkness Furniture gave Washington furniture shoppers the chance to get 12% off sale prices, $12 delivery, free 12 month financing plus the chance to get a 100% rebate on their furniture purchases, if the home team returned the opening or second half kickoff for a touchdown during February’s big game.
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According to Harkness Furniture owner and Seattle football fan David Harkness, the promotion was designed to support the team, play off Seattle’s 12th man concept, and, hopefully, driving a bit of additional traffic and sales before what was expected to be a “dead” weekend. As it turned out, the Kick Return Rebate ended up being a major customer relationship coup as well as publicity windfall after Seattle’s Percy Harvin returned the second half opening kickoff for a touchdown.
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What’s more, because the Tacoma based retailer opted to throw a huge rebate celebration party when it came time to distribute the checks, the local media turned out in droves,. giving Harkness Furniture valuable radio and television coverage well after the big game buzz had died down.

“This was our first time doing a promotion like this. It was a little intimidating. But the word of mouth – as well as the customer response – has been amazing. We’ve had so many new customers tell us they heard about the promotion and so many of our winners have told us they are customers for life. It’s no accident that this 1st quarter is the best we’ve had since the recession started,” stated Harkness.

Are you looking for a creative way to support the home team while helping your business break through the clutter? Email or give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249

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$420,000 Payout to 12 Winners in Football Promotion

Federal Way, Wash. – Thanks to a little help from Odds On Promotions, Jet Chevrolet rewarded twelve lucky winners with $420,000.

To promote the dealership and generate traffic and awareness, Jet Chevrolet ran a series of ads on their local sports radio affiliates and in the local paper, offering people the chance to win $35,000 if the Seahawks shutout the Giants.
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To participate in the promotion all you had to do was visit the dealership and complete an entry form. But there was a bonus for those who purchased a car during the four day promotion…buyers would receive 100 entries for the drawing.

When Seattle trounced New York, 23-0, during the 2013 season NFL game, that’s when the phone began to ring as media outlets from around the country wanted to get the scoop–but even better, Jet Chevrolet generated tons of press coverage in the Seattle market.

According to Jim Johnson, a co-owner of Jet Chevrolet, “This is crazy. We never expected that we’d actually be giving away the money.” And now, thanks to Odds On, they will be!


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