Deluxe Vacation Package Winner – Photo Contest Costa Rica

Vamos Around Costa Rica Announces its Grand Prize Winner!

Septemeber 13th, 2011

During the loll of summer, Vamos Rent-A-Car pushed forward with their second Photo Contest Costa Rica — showcasing fun in this wonderful country.

The economy and people’s vacations seemed to slow the activity on Facebook compared to what Vamos had earlier in the year experienced with the exact same contest.  Perhaps the novelty worn off.  😉

Nevertheless, there were 3 Finalists with completely different shots of Costa Rica — which was good.  It certainly beats having 7 photos of the same volcano view!  🙂

It is always enjoyable to be a part of the contestants’ excitement and discussions over wrangling votes for their photos.

If you’ve noticed…we haven’t told you who won yet.  ;-)  Tell us who you’d vote for below and then go check out the Vamos’ Facebook Fan Page to see if your vote matched the winning vote!

The first contest granted free car rentals to the top five winners, while this second contest extends a deluxe, 8 day/7 night hotel & resort prize package!  Although we at Vamos thought our fans would enjoy this larger prize even more — especially since its valued over $1800 — we may have strayed off course and we may not have been offering exactly what our fans come to Vamos for in the first place — car rentals of course!  😉

So with this lesson learned, we are gearing up for a sweepstakes this time — with no barrier to enter the contest and everyone who stops by the Vamos’ fan page may participate.  No photo to submit — unless you want to — and it would take very little time to enter — just your contact info, so we can notify you when you win!

The hardest part is figuring exact *what* prize to offer for the contests.  Whether it should be a free car rental for the day, a discount coupon, or some expensive upgrade.  We simply do not know.

If you have a great — or even good — idea, please leave us a comment below telling us what you’d like to win!  Heck, you might even win something for helping us out of this dilemma.  😀

We want to thank you everyone for participating in this event.  It was fun for us and we hope it was for you too!  Thanks again!

Teresa's Photo Contest Costa Rica Entry
Last Stop Before Adventure!


Steven's Photo Contest Costa Rica Entry
If We Go Fast, We Can Make It!


Wayne's Photo Contest Costa Rica Entry
We Go Anywhere!


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3 Responses to “Deluxe Vacation Package Winner – Photo Contest Costa Rica”

  1. Hi,

    I think you were on the right track with the photo contest. I also like the idea of rewarding loyal clients with prizes instead of someone surfing the net looking for a free deal who doesn’t have any loyalty to Vamos. My wife and I are coming to costa rica on Saturday and renting a Vamos 4×4 Vehicle for a week. We were planning on taking pictures of great sites from inside our vehicle right outside our vehicle (with the vehicle in the picture) Perhaps the contest could be “The best vamos view”. You could choose the best picture, use it on your website and reward the client with a prize. From a marketing standpoint, it makes sense too because you are showing potential customers the views they could see by renting a 4×4 that they couldn’t get from a taxi cab or renting a small car.

    For a prize, I like the idea of the vacation package, but you could also give away excursions, or gift certificates to local restaurants so that the winner could eat free while they stay in Costa Rica (I imagine you could get sponsers for this, depending on the area)

    Either way, I like the idea of rewarding existing customers who will recommend your brand and a photo contest is a cool way to showcase your vehicles among the scenery in Costa Rica.

    I hope this help. See you Saturday!

    Kyle Dillaman

    • RicardoV says:

      Thank you very much Kyle for your input! You’ve certainly given us a few things to think about.

      Funny that you should mention it, but we’re developing a VIP program especially for our loyal (repeat and recommending) clients, so stay tuned for that!

      Thanks for the heads-up; I’ll see what I can do for you on Saturday. Have a safe trip!