Monday, April 14, 2008

Anzac Biscuit Bake Off

Last Thursday the grabaseat team (including Kiwi and Koala) where out and about in CHCH to solve one of the great mysteries of the universe - who has the tastiest Anzac biscuit? Aussies or Kiwis?
We teamed up with Classic Hits and ZM, and cruised around the city in a VW convertible to give away flights from CHCH to OZ. Some lucky punters got the chance to do a blind taste test of both the Aussie and Kiwi Anzac biscuit and if they correctly identified the Kiwi recipe they won return flights for 2 to OZ (apparently the difference is the Aussie one has almonds)!

We also handed out 1000 "save a fortune cookies", which were not only tasty Anzac biscuits but also had the inside word on when the ludicrous fares from CHCH to OZ were going on sale.

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us, we had loads of fun. Cheers also to the dude who tackled the Kiwi, hilirious.

To the very unfriendly managers of the local shopping mall...WE'LL BE BACK!

Check out the photos:

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wing Your Way to China

To promote grabaseat fares to Shanghai and Beijing we decided to team up with the artist known as "Wing". You may remember Wing (she is hard to forget) from her appearances on South Park, SportsCafe or Rove Live. She also recently preformed at the SXSW music festival in Texas. Wing recorded "Wind Beneath My Wings" and the grabaseat team created a promo/music video for the song. So on Monday (yes - just one day), we went to a studio and recorded the song, filmed the video on location at the airport and then edited the video at grabaseat HQ.

Wing sings for grabaseat video:

The recording of the song and filming of the video made the 6 o'clock news on TV3:

The Wing Your Way to China promo was a huge success with 200 seats to Shanghai selling out in 20mins yesterday and 300 seats to Beijing selling out in 30 mins today!


Hey grabaseaters, sorry we have been missing in action (on the blog at least) over the last month!

Here are the highlights:
  • WIN A WOMAD - we gave away double passes to WOMAD 08, including event tickets, camping passes and Auckland to New Plymouth flights. By all accounts the winners had an awesome time and enjoyed the atmosphere at this outstanding event
  • ST PADDY'S GREAT IRELAND/ISLAND DEALS - fantastic fares to the North Island or to the South Island
  • ROCK2WGTN - grabaseat fares to Wellington for the concert and discounted event tickets for grabaseaters
  • DISCOVER THE PACIFIC ISLAND PARADISE OF TINIHANGA - this was an April Fool's Day prank. There is no such island as Tinihanga, we made it up. Tinihanga is Te Reo Maori for “play a joke, dag, deceive.” We had an overwhelming number of responses from around the country – some made us laugh and others touched our hearts. One lucky person from Hamilton received a luxury Fiji resort holiday.

Sorry we have been so slack at posting to this blog, we have given ourselves a smack (legally because we are grown ups now) and will try to keep on top of it.