Todd Hunter Importers' Cruzan rum and Coco Lopez mixer are sponsoring the 11th annual "National Homemade Bikini Contest," offering bars and nightclubs throughout the world the opportunity to host local competitions. The rules call for homemade swimsuits made of anything but cloth; previous contestants have modeled creations crafted from jelly beans, spoons, dog biscuits and crime scene tape. Local winners will be invited to a national competition Sept. 6 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Stafford, Texas, handles.
ConAgra's Healthy Choice announced what it claims is the first-ever promotion within the package-goods industry to offer free airline miles to consumers in exchange for product purchases. The "Free Miles" promotion offers a certificate for 500 miles for every 10 proofs-of-purchase from Healthy Choice products. Participating airlines include American, Delta, Northwest, Trans World, United and USAir. The promotion is backed by in-store signage, on-pack information plus in-pack mail-in certificates and a national free-standing newspaper insert April 25. The promotion runs from April through December. Mayer Douglas, Minneapolis, handles.
Canandaigua Wine Co. launched promotions at seven spring break resorts for Arbor Mist. Promotions at Florida beaches as well as ski and late-night venues in Arizona, Colorado and Texas include a Far Too Jones concert sponsorship. Richard