Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rocky Point Boat Charters Teams Up With 98 KUPD to Promote Rocky Point

Rocky Point Boat Charters and Phoenix, AZ radio station 98 KUPD ("Arizona's Real Rock"), in conjunction with Corona Beer and AM/PM Markets, have teamed up to present a new contest promoting Rocky Point to Arizona residents.

Using the catch phrase "Win A Trip To Rocky Point", the contest will run in September and October, 2009.

Mark and Barb, of Rocky Point Boat Charters, were emailed by the radio station last spring and asked if they could coordinate a weekend water sport package to be used as a prize for a contest on 98 KUPD and sponsored by Corona Beer and AM/PM Markets in Arizona. Since Rocky Point Boat Charters operates as a booking service and does not own the boats, Mark went to work getting prizes from their friends in exchange for a promotion of the business' involved and to promote Rocky Point in general.

After many months of negotiations and attending to details, the promotion is now a go and in the first week of September the on-air and retail promotions will be rolled out. Phoenix area AM/PM stores will be putting up special Corona Beer Displays with sweepstakes rules and the prize packages to be given away at that time.

Among the prizes Mark was able to put together are two seperate promo packages for 2 people each, and each package will include the following:
    A suite for 2 nights at the Playa Inn Hotel

    A charter for 2 passengers aboard CUATES a 30 foot cruiser with Captain Rick Hammer of Hammer Scuba and Fishing

    Entry Scuba or First Time Dive Experience
    This includes basic scuba instuction for 2 divers from Sun and Fun Dive and Activity Center by a certified dive instructor, all scuba gear needed for the dive, and a boat trip aboard "Sirena del Mar" to Bird Island where they will be led on a dive with their instuctor.

    Sunset Cruise aboard the CARNAVAL Catamaran

    They can also include dinner for 2 at Al Capones Pizza and Beer Co. and also at Sr. Amigos on the waterfront in Old Port.
Mark and Barb have long been active in the Rocky Point community, with both of them strongly supporting the charity Adopt A Classroom in Rocky Point. Mark also operates a special YouTube channel called "Just Add Saltwater" using the handle "Two Pesos", that contains videos of Rocky Point designed to make viewers feel they are actually aboard the boat, chasing dolphins or experiencing the feeling of free diving and swimming with the sea lions at Bird Island (Isla San Jorge), or just enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise and taking in the beautiful scenery of and around Rocky Point.

98 KUPD, also called The Big Red Radio, is part of the MediaSpan Online Services, offering a full contingent of online goodies 24/7. The station broadcasts an Active rock format. Licensed to Tempe, AZ, USA, the station serves the greater Phoenix, AZ area. The station is currently owned by Tempe Radio, Inc., a division of Sandusky Radio.