Day 17 – A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Ok So I’m going to be lame here for a second, as a good portion of you won’t know what the hell I’m talking about 😛
Ok so its not entirely cliche but yes, Yelp has been the thing that has been the biggest influence in my life. Heck it’s half the reason I haven’t been able to post every day for this project! You see, Alex, Yelp Cincinnati’s awesome fearless leader and Community Manager, is in charge of all things Yelp. From events, to parties, to promos, to reviews, to a sweet weekly newsletter all about the Queen City! And if you’re one of the cool Elite members you get even more awesomeness thrust upon you.
“What the hell are you talking about?!” Ok let me go over my past week. Cincy Winter Beerfest was going on. and tickets are pretty steep… over $30 i believe. The boy doesn’t drink beer so I was kinda bummed about having to miss out on 180+ craft beers all in one place. Well lo and behold I get not 1 but 2 emails about beerfest from Yelp. And what were they? 2 free tickets to beerfest! (I think 10 total were given out maybe?) But the 2nd message was for Elite’s only and they had VIP tickets to give out. (those are even more expense btw 😉 ). So I’m at beerfest where I get an awesome pretzel necklace with a Yelp bottle opener to enjoy while drinking, and I stop by the City Beat booth where I got free movie passes for a prescreening of “I am Number Four” at Florence Rave. (trust me this will come into play later). So that was all well and good and drunken.
Monday I used the Android App for find an Outback Steakhouse down in Kentucky on our way home.
Tuesday me and the boy were both able to go down the street to Bill Cunninham’s Great American Sports Cafe in Montgomery. Oh, did i mention we had 4 different wings to choose from, and could eat all we wanted.. for free… I spent a whole $2 eating til I felt like it was Thanksgiving, and getting a beer in the process.
Which brings me to Wednesday. It was the special Elite Party, at Below Zero Lounge in OtR, and it was well… awesome! I got to try their cocktals and wine (for free…) got to try amazing food Cincinnati Cooks (again free) and got to enjoy (free) ice cream from Phro*Zen. Did I mention this was all free? Oh and sweet movie-oke (I’ll post the vids soon).
And this was all just last week. There have been numerous other Yelp parties (both for Elites and just regular ol Yelpers) free goodies (like the sweet lunchbox), and other give aways-I saw “Stomp the Floor” on opening night at the Aronoff.
So why has this been the thing to make the most impact in my life? Seriously? 😛 1. I have met some AWESOME kick ass new friends. 2. I’m getting out and seeing Cincy in multiple different styles. 3. I’ll never not have SOMEthing to do. and well i guess 4 would be I get awesome free shit. 🙂