Why your sweetie will appreciate an experience gift this Valentine’s Day
The pressure of Valentine's Day can be a little overwhelming. Because stores are filled with flowers, chocolates, and stuffed animals, it can be difficult to pick out a gift that stands out. Not to worry, though – we’ve got a unique gift idea that won’t break the bank or blend in with the crowd. Taking your Valentine to the Silver Spurs Rodeo is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories while also supporting a non-profit organization! On the blog, read why taking your sweetheart to rodeos in Florida will only strengthen your love and make for an unforgettable Valentine's Day.
The thought behind an experience gift goes farResearchers have found that experiential purchases often bring people more happiness than material purchases. In 2014, Cornell University professors submitted their findings to Psychological Science on people’s feelings when receiving experiential purchases versus material purchases as gifts. In another study, researchers found that people derive more happiness from the anticipation of experiential purchases, and waiting for an experience tends to be more worthwhile than waiting to receive a material good. By conducting surveys, researchers discovered that when people were asked to talk about past purchases, people spoke more about their experiences rather than their material gifts. All of this to say that your gift of rodeo will keep on giving!An experience at an affordable price pointIt seems harder and harder each year to not only find a gift for your Valentine but also a gifts that fit within your budget. That’s why one of the Silver Spurs Club’s missions is to maintain an affordable ticket price so you don’t have to break the bank to spend time with one another. However, a lot of people don’t realize that more value is included in a Silver Spurs Rodeo ticket than what other rodeos offer… especially in February! For example, when you purchase a ticket to the Silver Spurs Rodeo, your rodeo ticket will also cover your admission into the Osceola County Fair. So why not show up early to play fair games, ride the ferris wheel, eat some fried food, and then make your way to the arena? There’s nothing more Americana than a date night at the county fair. Imagine winning a stuffed animal for your favorite person, or maybe ending the evening with a ferris wheel ride for two!
Be sure to dress for the occasionBoots and cowboy hats go with rodeo like peanut butter goes with jelly. If you’re going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk! Dressing up for a rodeo is a must. Take your Valentine rodeo shopping for some boots, boot-cut jeans, and maybe some bling! Or maybe it’s time to get yourselves some matching outfits... Ultimate bragging rightsThere’s no doubt that the Silvers Spurs Rodeo is a date that your partner will remember for a long time. Not only will you have fun watching the show, but you’ll have an opportunity to learn about a unique sport. How many people can say they watched someone ride a bull for Valentine's Day? Later, you can school your friends on the rules of rodeo. See if anyone knows what means to have a “qualified ride”.Save the date for Saturday, February 10th to watch real cowboys ride some of the rankest Silver Spurs bulls at our 7th Annual Monster Bulls. Then, next weekend, join us for the 140th Silver Spurs Rodeo to enjoy a night full of rodeo action from events like bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, tie-down roping and steer wrestling. Hope to see y’all then!