Thread Number: 38846  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Hoover Flight Promotion
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Post# 412631   8/12/2019 at 11:23 by scottg (Bethlehem, pa)        

Hi All!

This popped up in my feed today. Being from the US, I donít think that I was aware of this promotion. Really interesting if youíre not familiar with the promo..

Scott


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Post# 412632 , Reply# 1   8/12/2019 at 11:32 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
scottg

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That "Free Flights" promotion proved to be Hoover UK's undoing... it caused this subsidiary to lose so much money that the rights to the Hoover name outside of the US/Canada wound up being sold to a company called Candy.

~Ben


Post# 412633 , Reply# 2   8/12/2019 at 11:38 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
yes. Heads ROLLED

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over this. IT WAS A SHAME!

Post# 412634 , Reply# 3   8/12/2019 at 11:53 by Rowdy141 (Biryani)        

It was intended to promote the high-end, top-of-the-range, expensive Hoovers only. You needed to spend a minimum amount to qualify for Free-Flights.

The vacuum shop I was browsing at that time, said they'd add whatever amount I needed to the listed Retail Price of any model, so I'd qualify for free flights.

People already intending to fly to America on holiday, were snapping-up Hoovers, saving a fortune on flights they already wanted, and getting a new Hoover, or six!





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