The Loprestis – Jenny and Anthony, center and right – are the winners of the Expedia Cruise Ship Centers contest for a free cruise. With them is Vince Bonfanti, franchise owner of the Johns Creek location.

Residents win cruise with Expedia

The Loprestis – Jenny and Anthony, center and right – are the winners of the Expedia Cruise Ship Centers contest for a free cruise. With them is Vince Bonfanti, franchise owner of the Johns Creek location.

The Loprestis – Jenny and Anthony, center and right – are the winners of the Expedia Cruise Ship Centers contest for a free cruise. With them is Vince Bonfanti, franchise owner of the Johns Creek location.

By Jonathan Copsey

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two Milton residents have won the vacation of a lifetime simply by reading their newspaper.

Each week for six weeks, the papers of Appen Media Group – the Alpharetta-Roswell Revue and News, Milton Herald, Johns Creek Herald and Forsyth Herald – featured the Expedia CruiseShipCenters logo hidden somewhere inside. Readers had to find the logo and enter to win on northfulton.com, telling exactly where it was found that week. Fifteen people won small prizes each week as part of the event campaign. The grand prize winner received a free cruise, courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Alpharetta.

The grand prize winners were Jenny and Anthony Lopresti, of Milton. Jenny is a real estate agent with the Harry Norman, Realtors North Fulton office.

Jenny was flipping through the paper one day and saw the special ship logo.

She entered to win on northfulton.com with the logo location, and it was her name that was drawn out of more than 700 entries as the grand prize winner on March 2.

“It made my day. I’m so excited,” she said. “We’re going on a cruise!”

The Loprestis’ 24th anniversary is in August, a few days before they have scheduled to leave for their cruise. They booked to go to Cozumel, Belize and Roatan in Central America.

“We are going to celebrate,” Anthony said.

The Alpharetta location of Expedia CruiseShipCenters offered the cruise. They are celebrating being open in their new retail location near Kroger off State Bridge Road for just over one year.

“We wanted to celebrate and make somebody happy. That’s why we are here,” said Vince Bonfanti, the franchise owner.

He said the choice to advertise with his community newspaper was a good one.

“We have had a good response from the ads,” he said. “Community papers are our primary ad vehicle, and it works.”

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is a sister company of Expedia.com.

They offer cruises and vacations all around the world. With 4,000 consultants, the company has existed since 1988. The Alpharetta location is the first and so far only Georgia location.

“We offer a variety of vacation products,” Bonfanti said. This can be cruises, coach trips or any other vacations.

“We give trustworthy advice and the best choice and prices as part of Expedia,” he said.


Original article found on northfulton.com