BrandSource Members Draw the Winning Hands at Summit

Sandra Quick celebrates after her winning key unlocked Whirlpool’s grand prize, a Gladiator Garage package. The timing was perfect as Quick and her husband were just beginning to lay out plans for their garage when she won the big prize. 

Prizes and giveaways abound at Las Vegas show

By Andy Kriege, YSN

Although some of those who attended Summit 2023 may have lost a few bucks on the casino floor, there were plenty of others who went home big winners.

This week’s show was jam-packed with sweepstakes, prizes, contests and giveaways by exhibitors as well as AVB. Let’s take a look at a few who drew the winning hands at the Las Vegas event.

Jerry Thomas of Boulevard Home took home the Serta Simmons Trip of a Lifetime grand prize where the winner chooses the destination. Thomas would not commit to a destination right away; he said he was leaning toward Costa Rica but he needed to consult with his wife before deciding. 

First up was the BrandSource Check-In Challenge, where the two prize winners were Robert Young of Young Appliance and Kathy Zilge of Zilge’s Appliance, who each won tickets to a Vegas show courtesy of Beko and Whirlpool. 

Mattress maker Serta Simmons gave away over $35,000 in prizes. 

Four $5,000 AVB Marketing/SSB advertising Campaigns ($20,000 total) were won by Collin Cook of Blacker Home Furnishings, Karina Cole of Cole’s Appliance, Preston Bishoff of Knowles Home Furnishings, and Mark Kincaid of Kincaid Service.

Also winning a Serta mattress was Kayla Shepard of L&L Furniture Company, and Michael Gillman of Living Goods won a Beautyrest mattress of choice. 

Neil Boff watches anxiously to see how much money he will win courtesy of Electrolux. He scored $1,500 in the giant Plinko game.

Jerry Thomas of Boulevard Home won the SSB grand prize vacation, where he will get to choose between diving with sharks, Costa Rica, Napa Valley and a tropical Cruise.

Tempur Sealy gave away a mattress of choice to Dorothy Morrissey of Morrissey Refrigeration.

Whirlpool joined the party by offering the “Fully Loaded Gladiator Garage,” valued at over $15,000. Sandra Quick of Wayne’s Appliance & Mattress . 

Electrolux winners of $500 cash included Jovaun Parker of Samaritan ApplianceKarina Cole of Cole’s Appliance, and Don Idler of Idler’s Appliance. The $1,500 winner was Neil Boff of Warner Supply. The winner of the $2,500 grand prize was Jake Heydlauff of Heydlauff’s Inc.

Congratulations to all the winners above and the many more lucky winners at Summit 2023. A big thanks to all who sponsored prizes. For those who didn’t win, may Lady Luck shine upon you at the 2023 Convention in Dallas.

YSN publisher AVB BrandSource is the nation’s largest merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.

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