After visiting Maui for their honeymoon nearly 17 years ago, Cindy and Scott Sannes knew they wanted to get back to Hawaii. They just didn't know it would be so soon.
Or for free.
On behalf of the Menholt Auto Group, we're thrilled to announce Denny Menholt Chevrolet customers Cindy and Scott Sannes as the winners of our big Hawaii trip giveaway! 🌴
How Cindy + Scott from Billings Won a Trip to Hawaii
We're always looking for ways to thank our customers for choosing us over all the other Billings car dealerships.
This winter, we decided to show our appreciation by gifting one lucky customer who purchased a vehicle in 2018 with a trip for two to Maui, Hawaii — including airfare and seven nights' lodging!
The winner was chosen from all customers who purchased a vehicle in 2018 from one of our four Menholt Auto Group stores that serve the Billings area. (That's more than 4,000 customers!) There was no additional entry. We announced the winner during the big game on Sunday, February 3, in our commercial right before kick-off.
Needless to say, when we called winner Cindy Sannes after the commercial aired on Sunday, she was pretty happy. 😉
During halftime of the big game, we also announced the winner of our trip giveaway for our 200+ employees (since we couldn't serve more than 4,000 vehicle customers — and many more service customers — without a world-class staff!). Congratulations to Jeff Griffith, who won a travel voucher to a destination of his choice!
Q&A with Hawaii Trip Winner Cindy Sannes
It's not every day you win a trip to Hawaii.
When you do, everyone wants to be your new best friend — including us. 😜
We wanted to learn more about Hawaii trip winners Cindy and Scott Sannes and what they think about their good fortune. We chatted with Cindy about their vacation, their new vehicle, and their experience shopping cars for sale in Billings at Denny Menholt Chevrolet.
Tell us a little about yourselves.
Scott and I will have been married for 17 years in April. We've lived in Billings our whole lives and both work full-time. We also have a daughter who just turned 15, so we stay pretty busy!
Congratulations on winning the trip to Hawaii! How do you feel?
We’re so excited! We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and haven’t been back since, but we’ve been talking about wanting to go back lately.
We can't wait — especially with the weather here lately. It’s negative degrees right now in Billings!
You won because you purchased a vehicle in 2018. What vehicle did you buy?
I ended up test driving a ton of vehicles before I decided on the Terrain. It took awhile, but our salesperson (Ayman Elsonbaty) was great — he let me test drive so many vehicles.
What drew you to the GMC Terrain?
There was just something about it I liked. I like the leather, and of course the heated seats and backup camera are nice to have!
It's also all-wheel drive, which is something I was looking for in this weather, especially when we go on road trips. (We'll take my Terrain since it gets better gas mileage than Scott's truck.) Usually I just drive around the city, so that gas mileage is good to have.
What made you choose Denny Menholt Chevrolet over other Billings car dealers?
I was leasing my Traverse here, but we've actually been customers for years now. My husband bought his truck at Denny Menholt also; we've just always been Chevy / GMC people.
I had looked at other dealers, but Ayman has been our salesperson for a while now, and he’s just so nice and knowledgeable. It had been four years since I had been in the store, and as soon as I walked in, he remembered my name! He knows Scott's name, too.
What was your experience like? Would you buy from Denny Menholt Chevrolet again?
If I ever get tired of my car, yeah!
It was a pretty smooth buying process. I had already talked to my credit union, which Denny Menholt works with, to get my interest rate to where I wanted it to be. It was fairly easy overall.
Next up: Hawaii! What are you looking forward to most?
We’ve been talking about it! We never got to the Road to Hana when we were in Maui before, so we'd love to do that, go look at waterfalls, that kind of thing.
On our honeymoon, we did more hanging out at the beach, the pool, shopping. . . . This time around, we want to do more adventuring. Maybe some snorkeling!
That's awesome — We're so jealous! Any final thoughts you'd like to share?
Just that we’re really excited to go. We so appreciate the opportunity.
I still can’t believe we won out of everyone who purchased in 2018, that we were picked. We're still figuring out all the details. (When Derek Menholt called me, I was pretty excited, so I wasn't paying a lot of attention!)
I know I said thank you – but we want to thank Denny Menholt again. We feel so lucky!
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We can't promise you'll win a trip to Hawaii, like Cindy and Scott Sannes, but we can promise the best selection of cars for sale in Billings — and a buying experience that can't be beat! 😉
To learn more about our dealership, please contact us. We'd love to see how we can serve you.
On behalf of the Menholt Auto Group, we'd like to say thank you to all our customers for supporting Denny Menholt Chevrolet. It's because of you that customer appreciation events like these are possible, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.
Aloha, Cindy and Scott! 🍍