It’s an election year! No, not that one. Hopefully, this one is less dramatic and more fun. It’s time for Westword’s popular and highly-coveted Best of Denver 2020. Now, before we make our pitch, we just want to remind you how MHOTC has always been there for you in your times of cheapness and frugality. We’ve always had your back, when you’ve been bored on a budget. Who do you always call, when you’re looking for a good time? (Keep your mind out of the gutter, people!)
For those unfamiliar with the awards, Westword surveys the public for their input on more than a hundred categories. On March 26, they’ll publish both Editorial and Readers’ Choice winners in the Best of Denver 2020.
Now, we need your support. It’s been 10 years since we won Westword Best of Denver for Best Website For Bargain Hunters. Can you believe it, 10 years?!? (We still have the plaque hanging on our office wall!) We figured we were a shoo-in for every year, thereafter. Alas, we were not. (Oh, what an amazing year 2010 was!)
We were just a baby back then, less than a year old. (In fact, the category doesn’t even exist anymore.) Well, we are turning 11 this year and think we’re due for a little attention.
We’ve grown so much in 10 years — in credibility, reliability and, most importantly, in attracting the most loyal and lovely readers in Denver. (We expect to hit 25,000 subscribers in 2020!)
Every time we meet readers “in the wild”, we’re always amazed at how much they love the site. We definitely feel the gratitude. We strive to not ask much from readers, so that’s why we’re counting on you to take a few minutes of your valuable time and turn all of the love you have for our work into action.
For you, it may seem like a silly, little contest. However, for us, winning an award, especially “Readers’ Choice”, gives us more leverage and credence in attracting new advertisers, business partners and readers.
The more visibility we get, the better it is for our future success. (Can you imagine a world without MHOTC? Shudder to even think!)
Before we get to our plea, did you know MHOTC is a local business based in Denver? Did you know it’s just three people who do all of the work? Hours and hours every week researching and vetting events and deals just for you…all for free. Did we mention our service is free? (Okay, are you feeling guilty yet?)
Here’s how you can show your love for MHOTC:
* If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one, because the voting is run by an independent outside firm. We know it’s a frustrating step for many, but it prevents people from cheating. Please don’t let it deter you from voting!
* Scroll down to (or Filter by Category) the “Goods and Services” category. See screenshot below ⇓.
* Under “Best Free Service”, enter Mile High On The Cheap — do not use the acronym, spell it out completely, please. (Mile High On The Cheap is not an existing choice, so you will need to type it in.)
There’s no need to hit a “Submit” or “Vote” button. Every nomination is automatically saved, but may be changed up until the close of the nomination process, at which time all saved nominations will be submitted for counting.
* After you’ve cast your vote for us, be sure to vote in any other category for which you have a favorite. We know our readers are an opinionated group, so make your voices heard.
And, we won’t object, if you ask your family and friends to vote for us, too. Together, we can do this!
The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 18 at midnight.
Once you vote, let us know in the comments below. Who knows, we may just have a surprise for a few lucky readers. Just ask Tom C.! He was the first to receive a surprise.
We hope to see you in the audience, when we graciously accept the honor. (FYI – There is no actual awards ceremony — only in our imagination.)
And, after we win, no flash photography or autographs, please. All inquiries will be directed to our agent or publicist. ;-)
You’ll always have our vote for the best readers in town. Thank you, kindly — Laura, Claire & Bryan