Curacao Tourism Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes

Curacao Tourism Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes

M&C Saatchi and the Curacao Tourism Board came to TRG to run the Caribbean island’s biggest American sweepstakes ever: a chance to participate in a $500,000 hunt for hidden treasure!

TRG executed an online sweepstakes that lasted 70 days, with a new prize winner every day! Each daily prize winner received an all-expenses-paid luxury trip for two to Curacao, complete with airfare, hotel, and spending money. Best of all, at the end of the promotion, ten additional sweepstakes winners won a trip to Curacao for the chance to participate in a hunt for Curacao’s $500,000 hidden treasure, as ten winners followed a series of clues throughout the island to find the proper key that unlocked the grand prize treasure chest!

  • The sweepstakes was supported online at, as well as through TV, direct mail, and web banners
  • Print advertisements for the sweepstakes appeared in magazines such as Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine
  • Additional support came from an iPhone App (the Caribbean’s first!) that allowed consumers to bury their own treasure on a Curacao beach and challenge a friend to find it
  • TRG handled all project management, rules and regulations, registration and bonding, winner selection and notification, trip fulfillment and on-site island execution of the Curacao Treasure Hunt

Results? Over 500,000 people entered the Curacao Hidden Treasure sweepstakes, and TRG fulfilled 80 trips to Curacao, including the 10 finalists.

Shiver me timbers, as they say.  This program had everything in it but the talking parrot!