Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has teamed with Keystone RV Co. and The Coleman Co. for “KOA’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway,” according to a press release.
Beginning March 1, campers will be able to register each week for a chance to win one of 50 weeks of free KOA camping anywhere in North America. Once each month, a lucky entrant will also be selected to receive a $500 shopping spree at Coleman.com. And, in October 2012, a camper will be selected to win a $40,000 Vantage travel trailer from Keystone.
Campers can enter their names once each week at www.KOAKompass.com.
“We think this will be a very fun way to celebrate our 50th birthday,” said KOA CEO Jim Rogers. “We partnered with Keystone RV last year to give away a great Keystone Springdale RV, and it proved to be wildly popular with campers. So, being able to offer a brand new Keystone Vantage – which is now in its very first year of production – is a real treat.”
“Our joint promotion with KOA in 2011 was widely successful,” said Matt Zimmerman, president of Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV. “This 50th Anniversary KOA celebration is even bigger and better.”
The Vantage trailer is built using curved, laminated fiberglass sidewalls and an arched roof, offering wide-body livability and comfort in a distinctive look. The Vantage interior features contemporary-glazed maple cabinets, two-tone fascia, and an open-air spaciousness.
Rogers said The Coleman Co. – another iconic name in the camping industry – is a natural partner for “KOA’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway.”
“Everyone knows Coleman and the quality that name brings to mind,” he said. “Who hasn’t camped with a Coleman lantern or sleeping bag over the years?”
FTCA Inc., Somerset, Pa., manufacturer of Coleman folding camping trailers, announced that the winner of the Coleman Evolution series Cobalt trailer is Heather Engler from New Braunfels, Texas.
Engler learned about the Coleman Camping Trailer Giveaway while browsing Coleman Camping Trailers’ website (www.colemantrailers.com) in search of a popup camper for her and her family to enjoy. She entered the contest online and her name was selected by random drawing from more than 55,000 entrants.
Wisconsin Pharmacal, also a Coleman licensee and the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Coleman repellents, was a co-sponsor of the promotion, according to a release.
“When we launched the Coleman repellents line last year, we actually traveled across the country in a Coleman camping trailer to build awareness and generate excitement about the new products,” said Mike Kermendy, vice president of marketing for Coleman Repellents. “Everyone we met along the way was impressed with the Coleman Evolution series trailer that served as base camp during our journey, and they were thrilled to learn that they could actually register to win a similar camping trailer.”
Contest winner Engler was doubly blessed when she and her husband, Chet, welcomed their first child — Jake Christopher — three days after they they picked up her Coleman trailer from nearby Crestview RV in Selma, Texas.
“We had wanted to purchase a camping trailer for some time, and were thrilled to find out that I won the Cobalt,” said Heather Engler. “We can’t wait to take our son, Jake, on his first camping trip”