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WUSA 9 and Hersheypark Text to Win Sweepstakes

When Hersheypark, a family theme park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, wanted to build excitement and increase ticket sales, they used Sweeppea’s text to win sweepstakes platform for the campaign. With the help of their media partner, WUSA-9 TV Station, Herseypark offered a chance to win tickets by simply texting the word HERSHEY to the number 65047 to enter. In return, they got a mobile subscriber database and extra exposure on TV and on mobile.


• To promote and build excitement around the park and its new attractions
• To increase ticket sales
• To gain a database of participants to re-market their offers via text and email

Promotional Channels:

• Mentions and spots on WUSA-9 TV
• Social Media promotion
• Local billboard advertising


• Hundreds of participants entered.
• Hundreds of new emails were collected.

Prize: Five (5) Winners will each receive Four (4) tickets to Hersheypark.

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