The Perfect Employee Reward: 2015 Kentucky Derby Tickets

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Wed, Oct 8, 2014 @ 15:07 PM

Where in the world has 2014 gone? Here we are in the fall months and we're racing into winter. Before you know it, the holidays are going to be here again and you're going to find yourself stuck in the same spot you are every year: trying to figure out how you're going to show your employees just how much you appreciate them.

Sure, there are end of the year bonuses, but you know deep down half of that goes towards paying off credit cards and other outstanding bills. You want to give your employees something they're really going to treasure. Something they're really going to appreciate and love. Something they're never going to forget. Something that, at the end of the day, they're going to turn around and tell all of their friends how awesome their boss is and how much they love their job.

I mean, that's the point of employee rewards or employee incentives, right? To make your employees feel like a treasured part of the company and to, in turn, make them work harder for your bottom line. 

That's where all of us at Derby Experiences come in. We believe BIG TIME in employee rewards and employee incentives. We believe in corporate experiences. We believe in helping you give your employee the gift that keeps on giving. The gift of epic proportions!

The gift of, wait for it, 2015 KENTUCKY DERBY TICKET PACKAGES!

I can see it now, your jaw is on the floor! You've never thought about giving your employees the gift of an experience. You've never thought about how cool it would be to help them cross an event off their bucket list. You've only thought of chocolates and Secret Santas.

BUT, now that you're thinking about it, you're envisioning their responses. The shocked look on their faces when you tell them you're taking them to the 2015 Kentucky Derby to celebrate all the hardwork they put in at the company. Can't you see it? The sheer and utter excitement that is your employees when they realize this is in fact real life!

If that alone doesn't convince you that 2015 Kentucky Derby Official Ticket Packages are the most epic way you could ever reward your employees, these next three reasons will! Keep on reading and prepare to be convinced!

1. Attending the Derby is a Reward AND a Motivator!

The 2015 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby is scheduled for May 1-2, 2015 (oh yeah, did we mention packages include tickets to both?). Did that happen to cross your mind? Isn't that a little like giving an employee a gift and telling them they can't open it until halfway through the next year?

10151771 758694750830430 3666852944146351329 nNo way! Attending the Kentucky Derby is a novelty. It's exciting! Very few people can actually say they attended the Kentucky Derby in their lifetime, and even fewer can say their tickets were a gift from a really cool boss and they had an out-of-this-world VIP experience.

By giving your employees the gift of
Kentucky Derby packages, you're actually rewarding them and motivating them at the same time. Think about it! You're rewarding them for the work they've completed, but you're also motivating them to keep up the good work. You're giving them something to look forward to. The Kentucky Derby is something to strive for and it encourages them to continue working harder.

I'd say that sounds like a pretty awesome employee incentive, wouldn't you?

2. Group Seating and Block Stays

Group SeatingLet me tell you the worst thing you can do when rewarding your employees with an experience: if you give your employees the gift of attending the Kentucky Derby, but then don't reserve them anywhere to stay in Louisville.

Wait, I can top that. The very worst thing you could do is not reserve them accommodations, but then also don't group their seats together. Not only do they have to pay out of pocket for lodging, but they might not even be sitting with their co-workers! Not an ideal reward or motivator.

Luckily, Derby Experiences has your back! Official Ticket Packages include not only group seating options and hotel accommodations, but also transportation to and from the track each day! This means your employees don't have to schedule or pay for anything on top of their gift and you also don't have to set aside any time to do that scheduling yourself. We'll do it for you! 

3. The "Blow Their Minds" Factor

Now, this is the best part. You want your team to return to the office from Louisville spell-bound. You want them to be amazed they just attended the Kentucky Derby and to have had a fantastic experience, correct? Well, Derby Experiences can guarantee that reaction.

From a variety of seating areas ranging from the Grandstand with views of the first turn, final turn and last stretch, to the upper Clubhouse with a prime view of the finish line, to the ground level of the Clubhouse where you can actually stand at the rail, Derby Experiences can get you and your team where you want to be.


You want to hear the pounding of the horses' hooves? We can put you on the rail. You want to hear the jockeys urging on their mounts? We can put you at the starting gate and on the final stretch. You want a birds-eye view of the whole track? We can put you in the 300 level.

Not to mention, you'll be giving them more than just watching the races live. Official Ticket Packages also include exclusive in-track hospitality access. Your employees will be able to kick-back out of the Kentucky elements throughout the race days and enjoy complimentary gourmet fare, cash or open bars, private wagering stations, live entertainment, celebrity jockey and Hollywood star meet-and-greets, and much more! Plus, you could even select packages where your team will receive invites to Official Kentucky Derby parties!

Say it with me, "mind blown!"

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Let's Set-Up Your Employee Rewards!

It's time to take the next step in making your employees' days. It's time to get more information on how you can reward and motivate your employees in 2015. Call 1-888-384-7088 to speak to a representative or visit Derby Experiences website for more information.


Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #DERBYVIP and #KyDerby!


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