You’ve probably heard of the concept of “unboxing” right?
Unboxing videos are all over YouTube – it’s where people film themselves opening up the boxes of their purchases for the first time and doing first impression reviews of the products inside.
I’ve viewed my fair share of unboxing videos in the past, so when Hotels.com reached out to see if I’d ever heard of “unrooming” and whether I’d be interested in participating in their new campaign, I was pretty interested!
Unrooming is inspired by the concept of unboxing, and basically asks you to shoot and share a quick video of your first impression evaluation of a hotel room you’re staying at.
Hotels.com has set up a section on their site where users can upload their own #UnroomingCA video reviews and by sharing your unrooming video on social media (hashtag #unroomingca) and uploading onto their website, you’re entered for a chance to win a $200 Hotels.com gift card!
It’s pretty quick, simple, and fun, and is a nice alternative to your typical hotel review.
Watch an #UnroomingCA video I recently shared of our stay at the Hotel Blackfoot, located at 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE in Calgary:
— Linda Hoang (@lindork) September 11, 2016
Beyond the first impressions, I’d like to add that the bathroom at Hotel Blackfoot really is nice. Closer inspection revealed the shower head was a nice waterfall/mist shower and the shampoo and conditioner came in handy dispensers on the shower wall. The taps and counter felt really new, and we were really stocked with towels.
I also want to stress the importance of a fridge in a hotel room. We often eat a lot on vacation, and to help maximize the amount of food we can eat, being able to bring back leftovers to the hotel room and put into a fridge is key for that.
Staff was super friendly at Hotel Blackfoot and we even tried their Sunday brunch buffet, which was really good with lots of variety. They are also in the same building as The Laugh Shop, so if you stay here – plan to take in a comedy show too. I’d definitely recommend the Hotel Blackfoot!
** GIVEAWAY **
So along with Hotels.com’s own contest where you can upload your #UnroomingCA video for a chance to win a gift card, I’m also giving away a $150 Hotels.com gift card for those who enter below!
To enter for a chance to win a $150 Hotels.com gift card, simply do the following:
- Leave a comment on this post, telling me what some of your favourite hotel features are, and telling me which entry options you completed.
- Note: you must leave a comment on this post in order to qualify to win!
- Follow me on Twitter (@lindork)
- Follow Hotels.com Canada on Twitter (@hotelsdotcomca)
- Share this tweet:
- Ever “unroom” a hotel? Check out @lindork’s #UnroomingCA video + enter to win $150 @hotelsdotcomca gift card! http://bit.ly/2conAV4 #yeg
Note: comments are moderated so if yours doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry!
I’ll pick a random winner out of all entries after the contest closes on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Disclaimer: Hotels.com partnered with me to participate in their #UnRoomingCA campaign. My stay at the Hotel Blackfoot was complimentary in exchange for an UnRoomingCA video review. This has no impact on opinions stated in this post (I’m always honest – and the bathroom especially at Hotel Blackfoot was awesome!)