It's that time of the year again, as we gear up to celebrate Book Direct Day. Houfy is thrilled to introduce an engaging and rewarding 29-day contest for our community: The Houfy Champion Challenge

Aimed at fostering the spirit of direct booking and enhancing the visibility of your properties, the 29 day challenge starts February 7, 12:00 EST. This challenge is a testament to our shared vision and the Book Direct Movement. Get ready to compete, excel, and perhaps, take home some incredible prizes!

The Essence of the Challenge: Points, Participation, and Prizes

At Houfy, we believe in celebrating achievements and encouraging healthy competition. The Houfy Champion Challenge is designed to motivate hosts to engage more actively with the platform and their guests. Here’s how you can earn points:

  1. Listing Views: Each view of your listing per IP scores 1 point. It's time to showcase your property like never before!
  2. Referring a Host: If you refer a host to list and verify their property, you score an easy 750 points.
  3. Receiving Bookings: Each booking you receive within the 29 day contest period earns you 900 points.
  4. Inviting Guests: When you invite a guest who signs up and verifies, you earn 50 points.
Book Direct Day Special: Join the Houfy Champion Challenge

Prize Galore: Rewarding Your Efforts

To spice up the challenge, we have lined up some fantastic prizes:

Main Challenge:

  • 1st Place: $2,000 towards a Houfy booked stay (Note: this can not be applied to any of your properties) or a $500 Amazon gift card.
  • 2nd Place: $1,000 towards a Houfy booked stay (Note: this can not be applied to any of your properties) or a $250 Amazon gift card.
  • 3rd Place: $500 towards a Houfy booked stay (Note: this can not be applied to any of your properties)or a $125 Amazon gift card.
  • 4th & 5th Place: A $50 Amazon gift card or a 3-month Featured listing.
  • 6th - 10th Place: A 1-month Featured listing on Houfy

Most Viewed Challenge: The hosts with the most viewed listings on average per listing.

  • 1st Place: $1,000 towards a Houfy booked stay (Note: this can not be applied to any of your properties) or a $250 Amazon gift card.
  • 2nd Place: $500 towards a Houfy booked stay (Note: this can not be applied to any of your properties) or a $125 Amazon gift card.
  • 3rd Place: $250 towards a Houfy booked stay (Note: this can not be applied to any of your properties)or a $75 Amazon gift card.
  • 4th & 5th Place: A $25 Amazon gift card or a 2-month Featured listing.
  • 6th - 10th Place: A 1-month Featured listing on Houfy

Example: Host has 10 listings, 6 listings have views, total views on these 6 listings = 170. Nr of points = 170/6 = 28.3.

*EACH HOST MAY ONLY RECEIVE 1 PRIZE & WILL BE AWARDED THE HIGHEST-VALUE PRIZE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR

How to Join the Houfy Champion Challenge

Participation is simple.

To be eligible, you must be a verified host with at least one listing on Houfy or subscribed to one of Houfy's plans.

Access the challenge by clicking the banner in your profile’s menu section or on the top of the home page. This will lead you to the Houfy Champion Tracker, where you can monitor your progress and strategize your climb to the top.

Book Direct Day Special: Join the Houfy Champion Challenge


Book Direct Day Special: Join the Houfy Champion Challenge

Embracing the Book Direct Philosophy

This contest is more than just winning prizes; it’s a celebration of the Book Direct philosophy. By participating, you’re not only enhancing your visibility but also championing the idea of direct, transparent, and personal interactions with guests.

Let’s kick off the Houfy Champion Challenge with enthusiasm and the spirit of fair play. We’re excited to see the innovative ways our community will embrace these challenges. Here’s to a month of excitement, achievements, and community building!

Frequently Asked Questions for the Houfy Champion Challenge

We understand you might have some questions about the Houfy Champion Challenge, so we've put together a list of FAQs to help you navigate this exciting competition.

1. How does the point system work, and is it fair?

The point system for the Main Houfy Champion Challenge has been meticulously designed for fairness and inclusivity. We based it on historical performance metrics across various categories, using listing views as our benchmark. The system is structured so that the person who garnered the most views has an equivalent amount of points as the person with the most bookings. This balanced approach ensures that every host, regardless of their property type or location, has a fair chance to compete and win.

2. I only have one listing. How can I compete with someone who has many?

Great question! Our data analysis revealed that the quantity of listings does not necessarily impact the quantity of bookings. In fact, some of our top performers have as few as one or two listings. What this indicates is that success in the challenge hinges more on the effort put into pioneering the Book Direct movement and actively promoting one’s property. Hosts who are most successful in leveraging their listings, regardless of number, are likely to score significantly more points.

3. How are points tracked and reported?

Points are automatically tracked and updated in real time on the Houfy Champion Tracker. This can be accessed through your profile menu. You'll be able to see your current point total, along with a breakdown of how you earned them, ensuring complete transparency and allowing you to strategize your efforts effectively.

4. Can I participate in the challenge if I verified myself during the contest period?

Yes, absolutely! New members are welcome to join the challenge. Once you sign up, verify your account, and list your property, you can start participating immediately. Your points will start accumulating from the moment you begin engaging with the challenge activities.

5. What happens in the case of a tie in points?

In the unlikely event of a tie, Houfy values fair play and equal recognition for efforts. Therefore, both participants with the tied score will be awarded the relevant prize. This approach ensures that all efforts are equally rewarded and encourages a healthy, competitive environment within the Houfy community.

6. How can I maximize my points from guest invites?

To maximize points from guest invites, encourage your invited guests to make bookings through Houfy. Share your listing widely and make sure to highlight the benefits of booking directly. Personalized communication and excellent hospitality can also encourage guests to book your property, boosting your points through their verified booking.

7. Are international hosts eligible to participate in the challenge?

Yes, the Houfy Champion Challenge is open to hosts worldwide. However, note all prizes are solely redeemable in USD value.

8. How can I track my progress and current standing in the challenge?

In the Houfy Champion Tracker, you will be able to track not only your progress and accumulated points but also your current standing in the competition. This feature is designed to provide you with real-time insights into your performance, allowing you to see where you rank among other participants. It's a great tool to gauge your competitiveness and strategize your actions for the duration of the challenge.

9. What if I encounter issues with point tracking or have further questions?

If you encounter any technical issues or have additional questions during the challenge, please feel free to reach out for assistance. For community support and advice, join our Facebook group chat, where either a member of our team or the Houfy community may be able to help you. For more urgent matters, you can email us directly at info@houfy.com, and we'll ensure that your concerns are addressed promptly.

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I'm not sure how the explanation for FAQ #2 can really hold up. I only have one property. I will only ever have one property and I care deeply about it and the experience my guests have there. I plan to put a ton of effort into this challenge but if someone with 20 properties does the same they have 19 more possible ways to earn booking points than I do. Shouldn't the points a host earns from bookings be somehow weighted based on the number of properties they have?

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