I love unsolicited crazy ideas. I even have a reputation for sending emails with nothing in the subject line but “Crazy Idea #627” (or 395, or 822 or…). So I get this call the other day from Maria at VeraLuca Media. She tells me that she represents Antler Luggage. My first thought is, “How would you make a suitcase out of old, shed antlers?”
Silly me … she’s not thinking, “How would you make a hotel out of the same?” It’s just a name, nitwit.
Anyway, Maria explains that Antler Luggage has just expanded their line of products with a series called “Vail”. How amusing … no wonder she’s calling me … I guess. She asks if we’d be interested in doing some kind of co-promotion with them. They’ll provide a couple pieces of luggage (Vail luggage, of course) that we can give away. No strings attached. Really? No strings attached? You’re going to GIVE me something nice, that I can GIVE AWAY, and now you’re actually waiting for me to respond? Say, this IS crazy.
True to form, if someone is willing to do something nice for us, we want to return the favor. So not only will we come up with some kind of a contest to give away these lovely duffels with wheels, (keep an eye on our FB page), but I told her that we would also offer an immediate $40 one-time discount off anybody’s total room bill, who arrives with a piece of Antler Luggage. It doesn’t even have to be AntlersVail Luggage …. just any old Antlers Luggage. The $40 is representative of this, our 40th year in business. Uh-oh… that promotional message may be a bit too mixed. Oh well … tough … $40 it is. Who’s going to argue?