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Giveaway #29- Pechanga Resort and Casino!!!

16 Dec

Okay Mom and Dad this one is for you! We parents spend so much time planning and making the holidays perfect for our children and families that we so often forget to take a minute for ourselves… by the time the holidays are over we are exhausted and in great need of some R&R! So thought about it and I wanted to do something special for all of the adults! For this giveaway I have partnered with my great friends over at the fabulous Pechanga Resort & Casino to bring you a chance to win a:

One stay in a fabulous suite at the beautiful Pechanga Resort & Casino and a $100 gift card for dinner for two at the scrumptious Great Oak restaurant!

The last time I ran a giveaway to Pechanga Resort & Casino it was one of the biggest giveaways to date!!! Be sure to not only enter but also “Share” and “Retweet” this giveaway to all of your friends and family!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!

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This giveaway starts on Friday, 12/16/2011 at 10:00am PST and ends on Friday, 12/30/2011 at 11:59pm PST and the winner will be announced on Saturday, 12/31/2011 at 10:00am PST.

Terms and Conditions:
This promotion is solely sponsored by The Travel Mom and is not sponsored by or otherwise affiliated with Facebook. There will be one winner per promotion who will be selected at random by The Travel Mom. By submitting your name, you will be eligible to be randomly selected for this promotion and you agree that The Travel Mom shall have no liability and shall be held harmless in connection with any aspect of this promotion.

If a winner does not claim their prize within 30 days, said prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected at random.

Pechanga Resort & Casino suite subject to availability.

Giveaway #28- Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

5 Dec

I was recently lucky enough to have stayed at the amazing Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa and let me tell you it was fantastic! I had a fabulous meal at the Antlers Lodge, soaked in some beauty at their gorgeous spa, and just took some time to enjoy the beauty of the grounds. I have already done a giveaway to Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa quite a while back, but some places are just worth revisiting! And I want to give all you who weren’t as lucky as Annette (our winner last time) a chance to experience this beautiful place for yourself. So, this weeks giveaway is too… can you guess…lol? Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa!!! This giveaway is a New Years Eve package only and includes:

-1 standard room for 2 adults and 2 children,

-Real Texas BBQ dinner for 2 adults, 2 children

-Family friendly carnival for kids of all ages

-Family barn dance with the fabulous Ronnie T band

-Access to the UNDERground Teen Hangout (for teens 13-17 ONLY!)

-S’mores by the fire pit

-Champagne and sparkling cider toast at midnight
&
-New Year’s Day breakfast buffet for 2 adults & 2 children

So it looks like one lucky winner is going to have a way cooler NYE 2011 than previously thought! ;)

If you are not the winner of this giveaway but would still like to enjoy a fabulous NYE like this at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, here are all of the details:

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa has a New Year’s event that will make everyone in the family celebrate. The event kicks off on Friday, December 30 with a Radio Disney Ballroom Bash, re-opening of the UNDERground – Teen Hangout and expanding their “Under the Big Top” carnival; all in an effort to help families find a one-stop-shop for ringing in the New Year.

“Our New Year’s Celebration is the signature event of our resort. You will not find a better place than Hyatt Regency Hill Country to celebrate the beginning of a new year,” resort general manager, Gino Caliendo said.

The hotel is making it easy to enjoy all the fun, by offering a New Year’s Eve Family Package that includes a smokehouse barbecue dinner for 2 adults and 2 children, access to the “Under the Big Top” carnival; family barn dance, with live music from the Ronnie T Band, and New Year’s Day breakfast buffet.

Everything kicks-off on Friday, December 30th, with the hotels’ first ever “Radio Disney Ballroom Bash.” Taking place in the hotel’s Fredericksburg Ballroom, this event will host a live Radio Disney DJ, playing all the top Radio Disney hits, in a family-friendly environment.

A large dance floor will be laid and lights will be flashing, and a club-like lounge will be created. Contests, dance-offs and other fun activities are all a part of the evening. There will be healthy snack options for kids, a photo area and tons of Disney-themed giveaways.

Hyatt Hill Country is also relaunching the UNDERground – Teen Hangout. UNDERground 2.0, has been designed with a multi-room layout, each room having a unique theme. The “Futuristic Club Room,” will feature a live DJ spinning dance and Top 40 music. A glow-in-the-dark oxygen bar will be set up on December 31st, featuring delicious “flavors/scents!” Is your teen a Twi-hard? Then they’ll love the “Teen Movie Mayhem Room,” streaming teen movie favorites like the Twilight Saga and Harry Potter series in a large, theater-like setting. Is your teen a Halo or Call Of Duty addict? The “Tournament of Games Room,” will feature a head-to-head, bracket-style competition that will reveal the King or Queen of Hill Country gamers. Finally, the “Adventure Arcade Room” features classic tabletop games like pool, air hockey, ping-pong and even mini-basketball.

Everything culminates with the “Under the Big Top Carnival” held in the hotel’s climate-controlled RW Pavilion. This year the hotel has added some fun new elements to the celebration, including “Pop Noggins” and a virtual-reality ride simulator. “Pop Noggins” utilizes green-screen technology and puts you in and your family in the spotlight of your very own animated “music video.” Up to 6 people can participate, featuring an extensive list of classic and new hits! The virtual-reality ride simulator incorporates all the dips, turns and thrills that you could experience on a roller coaster, all without leaving the ground. The carnival also feature fun prize booths, delicious “carnival-themed” food and even balloon-animal makers and stilt-walkers, all adding to the “Under the Big Top” theme!

Of course, the night is not complete without Champagne and cider toast as the countdown is broadcast on a giant screen, ensuring the perfect night to ring in 2012.

The package is $399, plus tax and resort fee, for a family of four, based on 2 adults and 2 children. To book your New Year’s Eve Package, visit www.hillcountry.hyatt.com.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!

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This giveaway starts on Monday, 12/5/2011 at 9:00am and ends on Sunday, 12/11/2011 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced on Monday, 12/12/2011 at 9:00am.

A GREAT NEW ADDITION HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THIS ALREADY INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAY:
What’s better than winning the NYE Package from the Travel Mom? How about adding a complimentary upgrade to an allergy-friendly room!? The amazing team at PURE has upped the ante and will upgrade your family to a Respire Room by Hyatt… What is a Respire room? They are rooms that are coated with the amazing PURE Shield and PURE Clean, designed to provide a comfortable sleeping environment for all guests, especially allergy sufferers. We of course put all Hyatt rooms through a strict protocol when it comes to cleanliness but Respire rooms undergo an additional six-step process to reduce airborne particle and minimize the presence of potential irritants.

And now, thanks to the folks at PURE, you will be upgraded if you are the grand winner of the giveaway! How cool is that? They also have some goodies they are throwing in that you will be able to take home with you after your NYE getaway!

For more information on Respire rooms by Hyatt please visit: http://hillcountry.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/rooms/room-description.jsp. For more information on PURE rooms visit: http://www.pureroom.com/”

Terms and Conditions:
This promotion is solely sponsored by The Travel Mom and is not sponsored by or otherwise affiliated with Facebook. There will be one winner per promotion who will be selected at random by The Travel Mom. By submitting your name, you will be eligible to be randomly selected for this promotion and you agree that The Travel Mom shall have no liability and shall be held harmless in connection with any aspect of this promotion.

If a winner does not claim their prize within 30 days, said prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected at random.

Package valid December 31, 2011 only. Price of package is per room, per night; based on quad occupancy. Package includes access to NYE party for two adults and two children. Access to the UNDERground Teen Hangout for 2 ages 13-17 are also included. Price does not include incidental charges. Credit card required to book reservation.
Winner must call Jakeup Rios to book, 210-520-4018, no later than 12/28. Prize will be forfeited if package is not booked by 12p, CST on the 12/28.
No refunds for any unused portion of package. Additional charges for room type upgrades.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Global Hyatt Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt Summerfield Suites, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2009 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

Giveaway #27- Mall of America/ Bloomington- THE BIG TICKET!!!

14 Nov

This is one of the BIGGEST giveaways to date! I am so excited to share this amazing giveaway with all of you! Can you imagine if you had the chance to do all of your holiday shopping at Mall of America AND to experience all of the awesome attractions Bloomington, Minnesota and the surrounding areas have to offer?! Well, now you do! This week I will be giving away:

· One complimentary 2-night stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel Minneapolis Airport in Bloomington, in a suite, with reception each night and cooked-to-order breakfast each morning! (so you have your strength to shop ’til you drop!!!)

· 4 The Big Ticket™ Attraction Passes

· 2 Mall of America Coupon Books

· 2 Mall of America Shopping Bags

The Big Ticket is a three-day bundled attraction pass that gives visitors a 30% savings to top Twin Cities attractions. Once The Big Ticket has been scanned, you are allowed to visit each attraction once within three days.

· Nickelodeon Universe®, in Mall of America

· SEA LIFE™ Minnesota Aquarium, in Mall of America

· Water Park of America, by Mall of America

· Minnesota Zoo, in Apple Valley, MN

· Great Clips® IMAX® Theatre at Minnesota Zoo

· Science Museum of Minnesota, In Saint Paul

This prize carries a value of more than $700.00!!!

As if this wasn’t awesome overload all on its own… the wonderful people of the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau have put together an amazing offer for all of The Travel Mom’s Facebook and Twitter fans and followers! This holiday season, purchase the ultimate stocking stuffer, with The Big Ticket™ Attraction Pass. You can purchase The Big Ticket here and enter our special code MOADISCOUNT to receive 10% off an Adult The Big Ticket (regularly $79.00). The Big Ticket expires one year from purchase.

ANNND just so you know… ;)

Bloomington and Mall of America are also running their annual holiday promotion, Naughty Meets Nice! They also have a great getaway package and an incredible sweepstakes. Check out the details here!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!

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This giveaway starts on 11/14/2011 at 9:00am and ends on 11/27/2011 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced on 11/28/2011 at 9:00am.

Giveaway #26- $100 gift card to The UPS Store!

24 Oct

This weeks giveaway is for a $100 gift card to The UPS Store! Once again I want to share this genius idea that The UPS Store has come up with for you!!! They have developed Luggage Boxes!!! Since it was such a popular giveaway last time and with airline baggage fees going up, up, up and all of the missing and delayed luggage expected this holiday season, I was eager to share this new product with all of you for a second time! I want to give you a second chance to win this kind of peace of mind for your holiday travels… because lets face it, the holidays can be stressful enough!

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This giveaway starts on 10/24/11 at 10:00am and ends on 11/6/11 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced on 11/7/2011 at 9:00am.

Giveaway #25- 4 Knott’s Berry Farm Tickets!!!

5 Oct

This weeks spook-tackular giveaway is for a family four pack of tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm!
For the perfect non-scare family event join Snoopy and the whole gang at “Snoopy’s Costume Party” in
Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take part in the “Monster Dance Party and Costume Parade” and show off their costume as they join the friendliest group of monsters, and the Peanuts characters, in a spirited procession through Camp Spooky. In the Camp Spooky Theatre the Peanuts Halloween “Spooktacular” will have you singing and dancing in the aisles to all your favorite Halloween tunes. For those a little more adventurous, a walk through the “Haunted Harvest Maze” will take you through a cornfield of mischievous scarecrows and “The Great Pumpkin Hay Bale Maze” will have you joining Linus as he awaits the arrival of the Great Pumpkin!

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Giveaway runs Oct 5th 2011- Oct 9th 2011 12:00pm PST. The winner will be announced Oct 10th 2011.

Terms and Conditions:
The giveaway winner will receive four Knott’s Berry Farm tickets that will be set up for them at the Knott’s guest relations window. Tickets will be valid for a one day admission to be used any day through October 31st 2011. Knott’s Camp Spooky event takes place weekends only in October. The winner will need to contact Knott’s public relations department to set up tickets. The winner will need to provide a valid photo ID upon pick-up. A contact will be provided to the winner.

Giveaway #24- The Westin Monache Resort (Mammoth, CA)

19 Sep

This weeks giveaway is of MAMMOTH proportions!!! This giveaway will allow you to experience the beautiful fall colors of Mammoth at a top resort!!! Sound good!? Well, keep reading then…

The prize package is for two nights with breakfast each day at the Whitebark Restaurant and a driving map of all the beautiful Fall Foliage!!! A $189 a night value!

This pack is valid until Oct 31st 2011, although the Westin Monache Resort will be happy to accommodate the winner’s scheduling needs. There will be ski and holiday blackout dates.

The Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth is the ideal California location to see the beauty of the Fall Foliage. Every year you can explore canyons that flutter with yellow, red, orange, auburn and green. These inspiring Fall colors can be seen in the Mammoth Lakes area from September 1st – October 31st each year.

So you dont miss out on this fab giveaway here are the easy steps to enter:

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Giveaway runs Sept 20th 2011- Oct 4th 2011 12:00pm PST. The winner will be announced Oct 5th 2011.

Giveaway #22 & #23- $100 UPS gift card and a $200 Fairfield Inn & Suites gift card!!!

8 Sep

This is a Travel Mom first!!! This week I will be running not one… but TWO giveaways at once! I love it!
Giveaway (A) is for a $100 gift card to The UPS Store! I know, you are probably wondering, “Emily, what does The UPS Store have to do with travel, you always do travel giveaways!?” Well, I’ll tell you! The UPS Store has come up with a genius idea!!! They have developed Luggage Boxes!!! With airline baggage fees going up up up and all of the (missing luggage- my Mother/ Daughter trip to Mexico and a recently delayed baggage issue my son had on a trip home) I was eager to use this new product! Let me tell you, it was fabulous! Not only did Charlie and Gabby not have to worry about hauling all of their stuff on their journey back to school but by sending it all ahead it was nicely awaiting them upon their arrival! So welcoming! =) So I want to give you a chance to win this kind of peace of mind for the next time you or a loved one is traveling!
Giveaway (B) is for a $200 gift certificate to be used at any Fairfield Inn and Suites of your choice!!! Not only would this just be a fabulous prize to win but it could use it to help get your college student back to school OR help you and your college bound student find the University of their dreams! “Check in at Fairfield Inn, check out colleges!” “With so many decisions to make about college, Fairfield Inn & Suites® offers you an easy choice wherever you’re visiting schools in the US and Canada. Always offering exceptional value and comfort, you can look forward to free Wi-Fi*, free breakfast with healthy options, plus a friendly staff who can provide you with area information.” If you book your stay before October 24th 2011 you can book a college tours travel package that includes:
• A copy of The Princeton Review’s popular The Portable Guidance Counselor book
• College Tours Tip sheet compliments of The Princeton Review
• $25 Smart Bucks coupon good for a future stay
And again… you could just use the gift certificate towards a fabulous vacation to treat yourself for getting everyone back to school! LOL =P
Ok, time to enter!!! Remember, since there are two giveaways there will be a check box for each giveaway on the entry page. If you would like to enter both giveaways (which I highly encourage), please enter twice, clicking one box the first entry and the second box the second time! Easy as pie!

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Giveaway #21- The Phoenician Scottsdale

29 Aug

This weeks wonderful giveaway is for a 2-night stay at The Phoenician in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ and dinner for two at the fabulous Il Terrazzo!

This luxurious resort has it all:

·         Located on 250 acres at the base of Camelback Mountain

·         Named 2011 “Best Resort” by azcentral.com readers (online site for AZ Republic)

·         AAA Five Diamond elegant, spacious accommodations, starting at 600 square feet

·         $25 million art collection featuring complimentary self-guided audio tour (guests who take the tour receive free tickets to Phoenix Art Museum)

·         9 glimmering pools with private cabanas

·         27-hole championship golf course, featuring Arizona’s only “sand island” green

·         Forbes Four-Star Centre for Well-Being spa, featuring a signature Meditation Atrium to enjoy before and/or after treatments

·         2-acre Cactus Garden

·         Diverse culinary offerings, including Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse from James Beard award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Relish Burger Bistro

·         Award-winning luxury beverage collection, including The Phoenician’s limited edition private label tequila and the largest vodka selection in the state of Arizona

For a chance to be the lucky winner of this fabulous prize package just follow these easy steps:

 

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Giveaway #20- Andaz Hotel San Diego

15 Aug

This week’s giveaway is a little treat for the adults! After a long summer of entertaining the kids you deserve a chance to indulge! So this week I will be giving away the chance to win a luxurious one night stay at the Beautiful Andaz Hotel in San Diego, CA plus a romantic dinner for two at the delicious Quarter Kitchen!

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Giveaway #19- La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

1 Aug

This week I have a Texas sized giveaway to La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa! This prize includes a two-night stay along with two vouchers for Adventure Point which is La Torretta’s Kids Club. Perfect for the parents and the kiddies!

Perfect for families, couples, socialites and outdoor adventurers, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is Houston’s playground featuring countless enticing activities. Whether sport fishing and navigating a personal sailboat on Lake Conroe, floating down the lazy river at the Aqua Park or teeing off on the 18-hole golf course, guests of all ages are engaged in building lifelong memories together. Balancing outdoor adventure with world-class sophistication, La Torretta features Texas’ only Michelin-starred chef serving French delicacies at the water front Chez Roux restaurant as well as global spa treatments at the renowned SpaTerre.

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