News » $50,000 Grand Prize Winner Drawn in Shane Homes’ $75,000 Cash Giveaway!
Shane Homes welcomed in spring with the launch of the $75,000 Cash Giveaway Contest. This amount is in celebration of Shane Homes and Creations by Shane Homes building over 7,500 homes in Calgary and surrounding area since their inception in 1979.
To celebrate this milestone Shane is rewarding Shane Homes' and Creations by Shane Homes' customers, as well as guests to their showhomes by giving away $75,000 in cash with $50,000 being the grand prize amount.
“While we take our job seriously, we also like to offer our customers a little fun and excitement along the way,” says Cal Wenzel, President and CEO of Shane Homes, with respect to the pink piggy bank contest theme that found pink pigs in all showhome locations around the city as well as highlighted in their marketing campaign.
On June 25, Shane Homes drew the names of the 10 finalists: Richard & Paula Glubish, Nadeem & Tahira Humayoon, Sharma Ali, Brian & Krystal Abildgaard, Abdul Chaudhary, Jennifer & Ted Malach, James & Cindy Weninger, Tim & Natasha Allain, Laurier Tremblay and Rajiv Malhotra. The final draw was held on Thursday, September 13, 2007.
Shane Wenzel, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing explains how the draw took place, “We really had some fun with it. We randomly stuffed the ten prize amounts into ten identical pink piggy banks. None of us knew which pig held the grand prize. Once the ten finalists arrived, we drew their names. This was the order they got to pick their pigs. After they put on their protective gear – hard hats, thick safety gloves and safety glasses, they shattered their pigs. There was an envelope in each pig with different prize amounts. Shama Ali was the grand prize winner with $50,000. The remaining 9 finalists won prize amounts totaling $25,000.”
“It was very exhilarating to be able to share this 7,500 home milestone with Calgary in this way,” says Wenzel. “Watch out for when we reach 10,000 homes!”