My Official Title Is Skydeck Chicago Ambassador, But You Can Call Me #MelisaSkydeck


Aaaaand we’re off!

Today is the official beginning of the Skydeck Chicago Ambassador program. For the next two months, I will be serving, along with three other great ladies (Lisa, Christy, and Jen) as your source for information about all of the fun that can be had, 1353 feet high in the air above the great city of Chicago, at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower).

First of all, if you’re just joining me, welcome! (In fact, even if you’re NOT just joining me, welcome!) You can read about my private, “behind-the-scenes” tour of Skydeck Chicago with General Manager Randy Stancik, along with how I finally conquered my fear of stepping out onto The Ledge by clicking here. In fact, all of my Skydeck Chicago posts will be linked to that page, which you can reach at any time by clicking my schnazzy new Ambassador button that I made for myself, down there and to the right!

As a part of this fantastic program of which the four of us are so lucky to be a part, we Ambassadors are having a friendly competition to see who can get the most buzz going about Skydeck Chicago. “Buzz” will be counted in a few different ways:

1. Visits to Skydeck Chicago with one of our special tickets. They’re not Golden Tickets a’la Willy Wonka; rather, they’re raffle tickets that you get directly from the four of us, write your name and contact info on, and turn in at the box office when you purchase your Skydeck admission tickets. Lisa, Christy, Jen, and I each have our own color (mine are red). We will get points for referring you there, for every ticket that is turned in with a paid admission. The cashiers will put our tickets into some kind of container, and Skydeck Chicago will do two drawings (at the end of July and at the end of August) from those tickets, for four free tickets to return to Skydeck Chicago OR a donation to the charity of the winner’s choice. (If you already have plans to go to Skydeck Chicago this summer, please let me know so I can get you some raffle tickets! Email me at melisawells {at} gmail {dot} com.)

2. We earn points for every “like” we get on the Skydeck Chicago Facebook page: when you go there, click on the “Ambassadors” tab and find me. Then, “like” me! Please!

3. Finally, we get points for every time our personal hashtag is used on Twitter. My hashtag is #MelisaSkydeck. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE S IN MY NAME!) (Thanks.) I’m going to do my best to not pester all of my Twitter followers (by the way, if you’re new here, follow me on Twitter @melisalw!), but please use my hashtag sometimes…please? And if you see me asking for a RT that just happens to have my hashtag in it, please RT me? Please? (Thank you.) The hashtags will be electronically counted somehow.

It’s going to be a really fun summer on the 103rd floor. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you. Oh, and there will be a few Fast Pass giveaways too! (The Fast Pass, valued at $35, gives you the option to skip the interactive exhibits and the “Reaching for the Sky” theater presentation–though they’re really cool!–and get right to the elevators that will take you to the 103rd floor!)

Stay tuned: My first “Skydeck Chicago Fast Pass Giveaway” begins soon!
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