MADISON, Wis., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is available for "lease", through Twitter; this is the first time ever a vehicle of any kind is available for lease exclusively through Twitter.
Beginning today, fans can enter for a chance to "lease" the iconic hot dog on wheels for an eight hour day by tweeting with the hashtag #Tweet2Lease. One lucky winner will receive hands-on access to the Wienermobile, with the vehicle's drivers, known as Hotdoggers, serving as personal chauffeurs.
"Being the first car available for lease exclusively on Twitter was far too big a distinction to go to any old sedan or sport-utility vehicle," said Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer. "Only a 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels, the Wienermobile, would do."
The promotion will be a supported by a Wienermobile "car commercial" that will be posted to the Oscar Mayer YouTube channel and promoted through paid advertising placements, social-media seeding and public-relations efforts. http://bit.ly/1cVIvns
The Tweet2Lease sweepstakes will run through February 7, 2014, when the folks behind the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will select a winner at random and contact them to coordinate a "lease" date. In addition to the Wienermobile lease, the Tweet2Lease winner will also receive a $500 cash prize. For official rules, fans can visit Tweet2Lease.com.
Consumers can find out more about the Tweet2Lease sweepstakes by following Oscar Mayer on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OscarMayer) Twitter (https://twitter.com/oscarmayer) and the Wienermobile on Twitter (https://twitter.com/wienermobile) and Instagram. Fans can also view the new Wienermobile commercial on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/oscarmayer).
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