Thursday, May 21, 2009

Club Med Insider


Please direct all future comments, questions, photos and stories about Club Med to Club Med Insider


Yes, this blog served its purpose to begin connecting and conversing with Club Med fans. Now we have a social media site dedicated specifically to travelers who want to share their experiences, www.clubmedinsider.com

Whether you are interested in great cuisine tips, Ixtapa Pacific, diving, or travel photography Club Med Insider will fulfill your curiosity. So join the forums today or stop in to post your story.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Everyone Wins



For every family who did not win a trip to Club Med, the band Milkshake has volunteered to send them an "Everyone Wins" prize. Yes, Milkshake will send every entrant a free DVD and Milkshake gift bag. Please send your mailing address to mail@milkshakemusic.com with a link to your video and the great people at Milkshake will send your gift.

Thanks Milkshake--you rock, both literally and figuratively :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

And the winner is...

All of the videos in this competition were absolutely wonderful. Club Med would like to thank each family that participated. The competition was very close. See the winners, after the jump.


The official winner of the Club Med Crazy Signs Contest was Ruth: http://clubmedcrazysigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/ruths-dance-love-lights.html
Ruth, with her creativity and wonderful dancing has won a 7 night, land-only trip for her family (up to four people) to Club Med Ixtapa, Cancun, Sandpiper or Punta Cana. Ruth's family should contact:
US.Contests@clubmed.com for further details.


Silly Kiari was a close second, and really pulled at the heart strings of the marketing department http://clubmedcrazysigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/silly-kairi.html
As an extra special surprise, we have decided to award Kiari a second place prize. Kiari has won a 7-night land only trip for herself and one adult to Club Med Ixtapa, Cancun, Sandpiper or Punta Cana. Kiari's family should contact: US.Contests@clubmed.com for further details.

All participating contestants who did not qualify for first or second place prizes, will be extended friends and family rates for a Club Med vacation in Med Ixtapa, Cancun, Sandpiper or Punta Cana. Those wishing to book at a friends and family rate should contact: US.Contests@clubmed.com for further details.


Friday, September 19, 2008

tracking

Club Med tracks unique visitors to each post via Google analytics. In the end, we will look at the number of votes cast for each child, but also look at the number that were unique visitors to that child's post in order to determine the top three.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Vote for your favorite

The finalists for the Club Med Crazy Signs Dance Contest are posted below. You can help Club Med select the winning family. Simply click on the "comments" section under the contestant of your choice and write "I vote for(finalist name)." Include your full name with your vote. Anonymous votes will be disqualified! Voting is only allowed once per individual. Based on the voting, Club Med will narrow the finalists down to three contestants. The Club Med Marketing team will choose the winner from these three, based on creativity and dance moves. Happy voting.
You must cast your votes by September 23, 2008.

Milkshake covergirl

Eddie gets creative

Amelie

Molly

Silly Kairi

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

In a nutshell

Click here to download Dance in the Sun
Click here to send your entry crazysigns@clubmed.com
Click here to watch the contest video.

Club Med Announces Crazy Signs Dance Contest

In celebration of Mini Club Med’s new theme song Dance in the Sun, Club Med invites children to choreograph their own official Club Med dance. The contest launches today via Club Med’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The winning choreographers will enjoy a seven-night all-inclusive family vacation to Club Med.

Earlier this year, Club Med invited the youngsters and young at heart to vote for Mini Club Med’s theme song online. After three weeks of voting, fans chose Dance in the Sun. Now, Club Med is encouraging toddlers, teens and those in between to create their own Crazy Signs. For Club Med novices, Crazy Signs is a set of choreographed moves guests perform as a group at Club Med – similar to the Macarena or Electric Slide. The winning dance will be named Club Med’s official Crazy Signs Dance for Dance in the Sun. Children attending Mini Club Med throughout the Americas will learn the steps.

“Creative input from kids keeps our programming young and hip,” comments Sabina Sicuso, Vice President of Marketing. “The new insights that our young guests provide regarding Club Med programs continuously surprise us. Kids were already creating dance steps at Club Med—and this inspired us to launch an official contest for children throughout the U.S. and Canada to choreograph the official Mini-Club Med Crazy Signs.”

The contest is open to entrants 17 years of age and under. To enter, upload a video of the dance moves on YouTube and send the link to crazysigns@clubmed.com. Videos should be posted on YouTube by September 15, 2008. The winner will be announced September 30, 2008.

Mini Club Med, dedicated to children ages four to 10 years old, encourages young guests to learn about indigenous cultures, explore nature’s beauty and take part in a variety of sports and activities designed for their age group. Children are divided into small groups according to their age and interests to participate in programs such as Club Med’s Circus School, Hip Hop Kidz, Lil’ Explorers Science Club, Mini Magic, and Petit Chef, a new culinary class on cooking basics and healthy eating tips. Additional activities include flying trapeze, tennis lessons, soccer, sailing, in-line skating, games, arts and crafts.

Club Med Crazy Signs Contest Rules

2008 Club Med Sweepstakes – OFFICIAL RULES
No Purchase Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN

These Official Rules apply to the “2008 Club Med Crazy Signs Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) Prize provided by Club Med. The Sweepstakes begins on Friday, July 10, 2008 and ends on September 15, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes is open to entrants who are legal residents of the United States and Canada 17 years of age and younger with permission from their parents. Void where prohibited by law.
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. TO ENTER: You may enter in one way: 1) by posting a video of choreographed dance moves to the song Dance in the Sun on YouTube or sending it directly to crazysigns@clubmed.com. No other form of entry is permitted except as provided above. All entries become the property of Club Med, and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries. No correspondence can be answered.
2. Winner: One (1) Video Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received at crazysigns@clubmed.com on or before September 15, 2008. The decision of the judges is final. The Winner and his or her guests will receive a seven-night, land only vacation for to Club Med Ixtapa, Cancun, Sandpiper or Punta Cana. Up to two families of four may win.
The prize includes: an all-inclusive vacation for up to two families of four that includes meals, premium bar, most sports, entertainment, and trip insurance. Prize consists solely of: (i) 7 consecutive nights accommodations (1 standard room, double occupancy) as the selected Club Med destination; (ii) Club Med provided meals, drinks and activities. All non-standard Club Med provided meals, activities, excursions, gratuities and any other expenses not specified herein, are the sole responsibility of the winner and his or her travel companion. The winner must give a minimum of 60 days advance notice of desired departure date or the Winner will forfeit the prize. All travel must be completed by September 20, 2009 and is subject to Club Med availability and holiday and other blackout dates apply. Winner and Winner’s guest must provide valid passport and/or travel VISA or other required travel documentation to redeem. Winner and Winner’s guest must travel together. All prize details, including itinerary and type of accommodations are subject to change and shall be determined by Club Med in its sole discretion. The retail value of the prize is approximately four thousand nine hundred and ninety nine dollars ($4999). Club Med will notify the Winner via mail or phone. Prize is non-transferable and may not be substituted for cash or for an alternate prize, but Sponsor or Club Med reserve the right to substitute a prize with one of equal or greater value, if advertised prize becomes unavailable for any reason. Winner may waive his or her right to receive a prize. In the event that the Winner cannot be reached within thirty (30) days of the date of the selection, or in the event that the Winner is ineligible to win the Sweepstakes, or declines or waives his or her right to receive the prize, Sponsor will choose another winner by random selection of remaining from all valid entries and notify that winner that he or she is the Winner in the same manner provided above, and that he or she is subject to all of the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes and these rules.
3. By entering, entrants release and hold harmless Sponsor and Club Med and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective directors, agents, officers and employees from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize won.
4. Winner and traveling companion (hereafter, collectively “Winners”) may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and compliance with Sweepstakes Rules and a liability and publicity release. All taxes and other associated costs/fees on prizes won are the sole responsibility of the winners, and winners must supply Club Med with social security numbers to collect prize. Failure to execute and return any requested documents within thirty (30) days of attempted delivery of same, or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in the awarding of prize to an alternate winner.
5. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to entrants who are legal residents of the United States and are less than 17 years of age with documented permission from their parents. Void where prohibited by law. All employees of Sponsor and Club Med and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective directors, agents, officers and employees dealing with this Sweepstakes and those domiciled with such employees and members of their immediate family are not eligible.
6. Use of Entrant Information: Entry constitutes permission to post winners’ names and likeness in Sponsor’s magazine, newspaper, newsletters, and web pages and to use winners’ names, hometowns, and likenesses for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation unless prohibited by law, and winners will sign a publicity release to that effect upon request . Sponsor and Club Med will not share entrant information with third parties (not including their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates) for direct marketing purposes. Sponsor or Club Med may contact entrants in the future with offers they determine to be of interest. 7. General Conditions: The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of New York. It is void where prohibited, and in any country outside the United States. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Sponsor or Club Med may terminate the Sweepstakes or decide to modify it in any manner which it deems fair and equitable to entrants if it becomes aware of any occurrence which would materially affect the Sweepstakes’ security or fairness. Sponsor may prohibit individuals from participating in the Sweepstakes and disqualify entries if they 1) attempt to enter the Sweepstakes through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, 2) attempt to disrupt the Sweepstakes or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way of 3) repeatedly show a disregard for the Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Sweepstakes are final. To receive a list of prize winners, send a stamped, self addressed envelope by June 30, 2008 to: Club Med Sales, 75 Valencia Avenue /Public Relations 12th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134, ATTN: 2008 Club Med Crazy Signs Sweepstakes.