Hit The Road BMW Giveaway Wrap-up

On a sun-soaked mid-Bay evening last Thursday, we concluded our Shift Hit The Road summer giveaway by giving away a BMW. The winner? Wander S. of Foster City. His car of choice? A 2015 BMW X1.

Not a bad birthday present

When we closed entries on July 10, we used a random number generator to pick from the thousands of entries we had gathered over the summer. When we saw Wander’s name, we thought it was a fake name (it’s not). So we called him up.

If you’ve never had the pleasure, the phone call to say “hey you won a car on the internet” is a surprisingly strange conversation. Here’s what that sounds like:

Turns out Wander is brand new to the US, having arrived here with his wife from Brazil seven months ago for a new job in the Bay. Randomly winning a car in your new home ten days from your birthday? Not bad.

Thanks where thanks are due

When considering alternative methods to get the word out about Shift last holiday season, we decided on our very first giveaway. It turned out well, but it was a shame to only have one winner, so this year we gave it another shot with a great network of partners.

Thanks to this year’s co-sponsors Navdy, Turo, and YourMechanic, we also had twenty-something other winners of fantastic prizes:

  • 10 Navdy dash units
  • 1 Turo dream weekend rental
  • 10 YourMechanic service packages and 1 year-long maintenance plan

Without their participation, this would have been a far less successful event. A huge thank you to them for making it possible and helping us give more than one person a chance to win. They are all great at what they do, so be sure to check them out.

This was a ton of fun to put on and we’re appreciative to everyone who participated. Who knows, maybe we’ll do it again. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer and drive safe!