Win a Trip to New York City to Shred an Unpleasant Memory from 2010 at the Fourth Annual Good Riddance Day
Cintas contest winner will receive a five-night trip to Good Riddance Day and New Year's Eve in Times Square
CINCINNATI, Sep 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — As the New Year quickly approaches, Cintas Corporation (CTAS) , the leader in secure document management, today announced submissions are open to win a trip to the fourth annual Good Riddance Day celebration in New York City on Dec. 28, 2010. To enter, contestants must submit a picture of the item they would like to say "good riddance" to forever and describe why in 500 words or less.
For this annual New Year's tradition, Cintas is providing one of its large, mobile shredding trucks in Times Square for participants to watch their funny, outlandish and forgettable memories of 2010 get sliced into pieces. Whether you want to shred a picture of an old flame, a pink slip or a pile of parking tickets, anything goes!
A panel of judges from Cintas Document Management will award the grand prize winner with a five-night trip to New York City to destroy their item in person on Good Riddance Day and ring in the New Year as a VIP in Times Square. Entries can be submitted at www.cintas.com/goodriddanceday.
"The New Year is the perfect time to start fresh," said Dave Pollak, Chief Marketing Officer, Cintas. "We are excited to award the grand prize winner with the chance to say goodbye to their troubles and worries from 2010 at Good Riddance Day. Afterward, the winner can celebrate by ringing in the New Year with a clean slate at the most famous New Year's Eve celebration in the world."
The grand prize includes:
- Two roundtrip airfare tickets
- Five-night stay at Wyndham Garden Hotel - Times Square South
- Two VIP passes to an exclusive pre-viewing of the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on Dec. 30
- Two "There Be Love" Waterford Crystal toasting flutes
Cintas teamed up with the co-organizers of New Year's Eve in Times Square, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, to invite the public to say goodbye, once and for all, to the bad memories of 2010. The event will take place on Dec. 28, in Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public to discard any unpleasant, embarrassing and downright depressing memories from 2010.
"In Times Square, we like to do everything in dramatic style, like annihilating a whole year's worth unwanted memories -- from worthless stock certificates to nightmare hairstyles, and fashion disasters," said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance. "We are thrilled that Cintas' contest is going to bring someone with a great story to New York to celebrate with us and to put the past behind them."
"We are proud to partner with Cintas to securely shred all of the unpleasant memories from 2010," added Jeffrey Straus, President, Countdown Entertainment. "With Cintas' secure, mobile shredding truck, participants can ensure all of their memories will be safely destroyed, never to be seen again, as they prepare to celebrate the New Year in Times Square."
All contest entries will be destroyed at Good Riddance Day to give all participants a fresh start. A Cintas document management truck will be on-site during the event to ensure all items are securely destroyed and recycled.
Submissions must be received by Friday, November 12, at 5 p.m. Eastern.
To submit an entry or learn more about the contest, please visit www.cintas.com/goodriddanceday.
For more information on Cintas' document management programs, please visit www.cintas.com/documentmanagement.
For more information on Times Square New Year's Eve, please visit www.timessquarenyc.org.
About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment, which represents the owners of One Times Square, and the New Year's Eve Ball, is a marketing management and event production company specializing in the Times Square area.