Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Trip Giveaway!!!!

If you have some extra time, frequent flyer miles built up, don't care about airfare, or live in the FL area-then this would be perfect for you. I promise it's not a hoax. I'm just not able to take it, and none of my friends can either.
I won this trip. I, unfortunately will be unable to take this trip. It is a round trip cruise excursion for 2 for 4days/2 nights hotel accomodations are included. Excerpt from brochure: This vacation provides for a filled cruise for 2 adults along with the accomodations for 4 days and 3 nights on the Grand Bahamas Island. Choose your preferred travel dates, then let excitement of your vacation begin as you sail for the world famous playground of Freeport, on the Grand Bahamas Island. Once on board, you will experience all the elegance and adventure of an eight hour journey across the Atlantic Ocean, where an island paradise awaits your arrival. Relax and enjoy all of the splendor of your luxurious cruise, delicious gourmet meals or sun and fun on the spacious pool decks. There are many shipboard activities to enjoy, including parties, deck games, horse racing, first run movies and exotic Las Vegas style venues! Explore the duty free gift shops, relax in one of the ship's many lounges, dazzle them in the disco or try your luck in the casino! I think it is either this line or a similar one http://www.discoverycruiseline.com/ I will close the giveaway a week from today on Wednesday, February 25. The voucher expires May 19th. You will need to have the vacation completed by the 18th. Also, you have to call in advance to make the reservation. It says 45 days in advance.
I am using the common giveaway rules I've seen lately:
Leave a comment-1 entry
Become a follower-1 entry
Post about this on your blog-1 entry
Do all 3= 3entries:)

I've already been to Grand Bahama before. Since I can't enjoy it, I'd rather someone else could!!!!

UPDATE!!!!!
I called this morning to get some more info on the trip. I just want to make sure that whoever wins knows all the details.
-The cruise departs around 8am. So, unless, you live in Ft. Lauderdale, you will probably need to stay overnight nearby.
-It takes around 5hrs from departure to arrive on the island.
-You MUST send the reservation form in first. They will contact you about the reservation dates to let you know if available or what they have available. DO NOT BOOK YOUR AIRFLIGHT UNTIL YOUR DATE IS CONFIRMED(I know this is common sense, but the rep reiterated this!)
-As far as hotel accomodations, the rep said they use many on the island. Once your date is confirmed they will give you the hotel that you will be using. Also, they will give you a choice to take an all-inclusive hotel. However, there will be a cost for this, and they will let you know the price. The non-inclusive hotel is FREE.
-The brochure will tell you to send money in with the reservation form. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SEND $$$. The club where I won the trip is the sponsor and they pay for it.
-They use different cruise lines. She said they *usually* use Discovery.
-On the way to the Island, breakfast and lunch is included. On the way back, dinner is included.
-Once your reservation is confirmed, they will give you the best rates on hotels near the port in Ft. Lauderdale for you to make hotel accomodations for the night before you port and the night you return. This you WILL HAVE to pay for.

I will get the paperwork to the winner as soon as possible so you can make your arrangements. Good luck to everyone:)

160 comments:

Jaded Jill said...

SIGN me up!!!!

I am a follower and will blog about it:) I should get 4 for being the 1st commenter!

Natalie said...

Count me in! And I'm a follower! I may blog about it, but I'll come back if I do..

What a great giveaway!

Good Gals Inc said...

Um...I'd LOVE to enter!?!? Oh my goodness!!! I'm posting about this right now!

Good Gals Inc said...

Just posted about it!!! And I just became a follower!!!

Kiss My Tiara said...

I would love love love to enter! And I just became a follower! Cute blog :)

Sweet Soft Southern Thrill said...

This is crazy! WOW...um THANKS! I'm a follower and I will definitely post about it tomorrow.

Pearls and Bows said...

I am a follower and would love love love a trip! This is the best giveaway I have ever seen. I am having a giveaway too but its just a necklace but stop by and sign up anyway!

scb said...

How nice of you! I am a follower and here is my comment. Seriously you are too nice to do this!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

this might be the best bloggy giveaway in history... i follow and i posted about it... amazing, im going to dream of the bahamas tonight...

Peace L♥ve Applesauce said...

I'd love to be entered!!!

Peace L♥ve Applesauce said...

Also, I'm a follower! :)

Lou Lou said...

Oh my goodness, how could I not enter! Just became a follower and will be posting about this right now! You are so generous!

Meggers said...

Seriously? This is crazy! I'm a follower!

Divaeva said...

seriously? wow - count me in! :)

Megs said...

0 my goodness!! this is so generous of you!! i'll be doing all 3 things so please count me 3x!
Thanks!

Erica said...

Well it's official! This might be the best giveaway I have seen yet :) Sign me up! Cute blog, oh, and I am a follower. You are too generous!

Miss. Pretty said...

SIGN ME UP!!! I live in Fl. very close to where this ship leaves port :) I'm a follower now!!

Dugout Daisy said...

WOW! What a fantastic giveaway!!!

I'm a follower too!

:D

Whitney said...

OH MY WORD! Enter me please! I just became a follower and I'm putting it up on my blog!

Bernadette said...

Oh my goodness! What a great giveaway! I could definitely use a trip before starting nursing school in June...In addition to this comment, I'm a follower, and I'll be blogging about this exciting giveaway, so PLEASE enter me three times :)!!

Kappa Prep said...

Ohhh pick me, pick me, pick me!!

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

OMG! Unbelievable!! I hope I win!! I'm a follower now and posting it up on blog right now, so triple the points!! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!!

Rosemarie said...

How can you not have time for the Bahamas?! Girl, I'm so sorry you're schedule doesn't allow this because I'm sure this would be so much fun!

I just became a follower, am obviously (lol) leaving you a comment and I will post about this on my Blog as soon as this comment is posted!

If I will, I'll probably ask my friend Jessica. We used to be inseperable.. lost touch for 4 years and are now just getting back to our old ways! This would be a great way to move our friendship along and Bloom again!

Good luck to everyone.. and me!

Shasta said...

OMG> I'm in baby girl and linking to my blog right now!

Mandy Rose said...

Are you kidding? This is the best giveaway I have seen in the blog world! You go girl!! Thank you so much for the chance...you have no idea how much I need to be laying on a boat on a tropical island right now! I will post about it on my blog!

Carolyn G said...

What a great prize. I could totally use this!

Carolyn G said...

I am a follower

fabbrunette said...

OMG, Totally entering! This is such an amazing giveaway!!!

Mandy Rose said...

Ok, just posted about it! I am going to become a follower right after I type this!!

Did I mention I need a vacation? :)

Chandra said...

Yes please! I could use some fun in the sun.

Kelley and Rhett said...

How fun!

Kelley and Rhett said...

and i'm a follower!

Who Is She? said...

Oh
My
God.

I became a follower and will be posting about this tomorrow ASAP.

I have never been to the Bahamas and I kid you not, was just telling someone the other day how amazing it would be to go.Ah! I hope I win! :)

This is amazing!

Champagne Blonde said...

how fabulous-and how very generous of you! thanks! I'm follower btw.

Run Mama Run said...

I'd love to enter!!! I am a follower and will also blog about it! How awesome:)

Taryn said...

WOW!!! Please can I go?

skinnyrunner said...

sign me up and lose every one ele's entries!!

T said...

I would love to go on a trip! I'm also a follower!

tray chic said...

i'm a follower and i'm going to blog about it right now!

tray chic said...

done.

http://trestraychic.blogspot.com/2009/02/bahama-mama.html

Melanie said...

This vacation would be a dream, I hope it comes true! Thanks for all your blogging!

SassyGinger said...

oh my gosh!! count me in! i just became a follower, and i may blog about it later : )

Ashley said...

This is insane...you are some kind of saint for doing this! I'm a foller & this is going on my blog this second! :-)

Chloie said...

Sign me up! This is so great and so generous!

Rachel said...

This would be perfect and I live in the Florida area. Found out about this on Good Gals...I want to win!

Rachel said...

I am a follower now too!

Mrs. Smith said...

Holy crap! Please count me in! I am a brand-new follower (but longtime subscriber) and have posted about this on my blog!

EJ & Roo said...

great giveaway!!
sign us up please!! :)

Janiyah's Mommy said...

Sign me up!!! This would be an amazing trip to take as a Mini Honeymoon since I am getting married on the 27th of February!!!!

brown eyed girl said...

Sign me up! Wow!!!

brown eyed girl said...

Sign me up! Wow!!!

Becca said...

Count me in! I would love a vacation right now. :-)

Lindsay said...

WOW! so generous! I'm now a follower and I'll also blog about it!

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Wow what an incredible giveaway!

I'm a follower.

Emily said...

Just discovered your blog from Lou Lou in Lilly. What an amazing giveaway. I am a new follower. Thank you so much!!

Angela said...

I would love to win. I also just became a follower. Here is my email: graang@bethel.edu. What a great prize.Thanks!

Erica said...

Count me in! I would give anything for a vacation right now :) :)

How lucky are you to win such a great prize!

xo,
E

PS. I entered, I follow, I blogged =3 entries!

Marge said...

Umm yeah! What an amazing give-a-way! I am posting it on my blog right now! I also just became a follower!

QueenBeeSwain said...

would love to win this, am already a follower :)

kHm

Jackie said...

The trip sounds amazing! Too bad you can't make it... but I sure can! LOL

Jackie said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

Jennifer said...

Sign me up! And I just became a follower!

Sarah said...

What an AWESOME giveaway! It's too bad that you can't take the trip but how nice of you to share. I just became a follower!

Michelle said...

WOW girl...too bad you can't take this trip but I'll gladly sign up! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Nani said...

I am in!!!
I'll post about today and I'm a follower... did I also mentioned that I live in FT Lauderdale???
The awesomest giveaway!

Jessica said...

You're too kind to do this - it's your trip! You should keep it.

That being said, I'm tossing my hat in the ring too. :)

Julie said...

You're to nice to be giving this away! Your blog is fantastic by the way.

pocket full of pink said...

HOLY COW!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign me up!!! What an amazing gift!! Just became a follower too!

Allison said...

This is incredible!

I'm a new follower, and I might blog about this - I'll let you know if I do :)
Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!

EthidiumBromide said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway!

Jordan said...

I'm now a follower...don't have a blog.."sniff, sniff"...but here is my note:) Love your blog btw. I need a vacation!

Mrs.Preppy said...

How kind of you! Sign me up... also, I follow you on Bloglines.

AmyT said...

WOW!!! sign me up!!

Medicated and Motivated said...

Please enter me 3 times! I am a follower and here is the link to my post about your giveaway:

http://alwaysmedicatedandmotivated.blogspot.com/2009/02/lets-go-to-bahamas.html

Jeff said...

As probably the only boy to leave a comment here, I think that's worth a couple extra entries.

Cricket said...

OH, this is the best giveaway! I'm a follower, and I posted about it. So excited!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

please enter me! i'm a follower. i need a babymoon!!! :)

Kelley and Rhett said...

I blogged about the giveaway!

Prepster said...

sign me up, I'm a new follower! How fun, and what a great opportunity!

Jules said...

This is a very generous giveaway. Please count me in!

amynicola_ox said...

Wow this is the most generous give away I've ever seen. I've become a follower, and I'm going to blog about this too! check it out

Miss B said...

Count me in!! Boy do I need a vacation!! Planning a wedding is stressful! I am a follower and will post the info on my blog!

Tara Gibson said...

wow.. this is so nice of you.. I found out about it from another blog! Such a nice thing to do!

Life at the White House said...

ARE YOU KIDDING?? This is amazing!!!!

Sign me up, please.....times 3!

Darci

Venessa said...

Comment - check!
Follower - check!
Blog post - check! (http://lafamiliamejia.blogspot.com/2009/02/shheck-it-out.html)

Winner????? Keeping my fingers crossed!

Displaced Dixie Prep said...

awesome giveaway, sign me up! i'm a new follower, love your blog! i'm also blogging about it right now..

love,
kWm

ravenhaired03 said...

me! me! me! please! :o)

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

WOW - I would love this trip! Please sign me up!

Lori said...

Woo hoo. . .sign me up too for the giveaway. I live in Florida and can go anytime!! Great giveaway!!

Lori said...

I am now a follower. . .sign me up again!

Missy R. said...

Wow! Sign me up! I live in Orlando so Ft. Lauderdale is a little ways from me! :D So exciting! I'll be posting this on my blog today & I'm a follower also! Thanl upi!

Bella said...

This is sooo great.. sign me up.. I'm now a follower and I will post about this on my blog... that's 3 WHOOHOOO!!!

Kirsten said...

WOW! love the giveaway - and actually a co-worker poitned me to your blog so I'm not just following for the giveaway, althought that would be awesome! :) Very cute blog! I'll write you a little post on mine about your giveaway

Soon to be Mrs. M said...

Wow! I am hosting a giveaway and I can certainly say it does not even compare to yours!

La vie est belle! said...

Sign me up! :)

Lil' Woman said...

Well sign me up!!!!
This is the BESTTTTT giveaway probably ever in bloggy history.
I am a follower, and I will be posting about it tonite!!! :)
I live in florida so this would be great, *cross my fingers*

The Pink Chick said...

Oh Wow! I would love to be entered! How amazing! I'm already a follower, and I am going to blog about it right now!!!

Monogramchick said...

WOW! What an amazing giveaway! You're so sweet to give your cruise to someone out here in blog-land.
I would LOVE to win this cruise. I haven't been to the beach in 2 years and could totally use a good dose of the sea!
I'm a follower....you're a gracious blogger. Thank you.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

What an awesome giveaway!! This has to go down as the best one EVER! I have just become a follower!

AmyLynn said...

Crossing my fingers and toes! Just became a follower!

Emily N. said...

Cool.

Gwen said...

Please enter me in!!! I'm a follower too!!!

prettyface said...

AHH YES---Add me to the ever growing list. Maybe I'll get lucky :)

Also, I'm blogging about it AND following your blog now. YAY!!!

I'm Just Beachy said...

Pick me! I'm a follower too!

Aly said...

Woah! Just found your blog through A Balancing Act! It's going to be hard to top this giveaway! I'm making a post about your giveaway, and I just became a follower!

~Aly

Shopaholic Blonde said...

Fabulous!!! I will do all three right now!!!!! I WANNA WIN!!!!

Pleased as Punch said...

What a generous giveaway!

Please include me! I would love to win this for our one year anniversary. Thanks so much!

Ms. Mathis said...

Me please!
I am a teacher in the south, and I NEED it!
-Ellie

ljkc said...

In losing my job this Winter, I now find myself w/all the vacation time in the world BUT NO MONEY!!! Hahaha... what lovely thing for you to do - and a Pug-lover no less! You should see my big guy, Mr. Charles J - NYC Pug Extraordinarie... ;)

flamingofluffy said...

Consider this my comment, I'm a follower....

and now it's on my blog!!!

Seaside Prep said...

I would love to be entered! I am becoming a follower and will post in the sidebar of my blog! :)

Cas said...

Sign me up too!! I'm a follower : )

Emily said...

holy shit is this for real?? lol

what an amazing offer. i'd love to win this!! thanks so much for the chance. so sweet!! :]

Emily said...

whoops. forgot to mention that i am now a follower as well.

thanks again! :]

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Danielle said...

I was linked here by another blog and Swore I wouldn't leave a comment and hopelessly try to win a trip unless I actually liked your blog and would be willing to follow it for more than amazing vacation giveaways.
Obviously, I'm lovin the blog :) About to go start following you!

Katie Lake said...

I am a follower and am posting about the giveaway right now! loving it!

Emily Prentzel said...

Wow this is so generous of you to do, thanks for the chance!

KST said...

I have never actually been on a cruise so this might be the most exciting give-away in blogger history that I take part in!! I'm a follower, and I will blog about it!

You are the most generous person I currently know!

mkelley said...

Count me in!!!

healthy ashley said...

I am leaving a comment and subscribing! This is awesome!

Kristan said...

Fingers crossed!!!

Casey said...

count me in. I'm a follower and will blog about this tonight. :)

Thanks for doing such an amazing giveaway.

Lauri said...

Wow I am new to this whole blog thing thanks to my low key friend suzie. I have been missing alot! Thanks for the great giveaway.

sweetandfit said...

ummm, wow! sign me up! I just included you in my post today!

The Monogrammed Sailor said...

this give away is wonderful!! i heard about it from Southern Girl in the City, and was really excited :)

Jesslee said...

You are so generous, sign me up & I am a follower!

Mrs. D said...

Wow! sign me up 3 times please! I am a follower and I am posting on my blog! :) Thanks!!

Chari said...

nice!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I also won this very trip a few years back and it's in no way 'free', we paid almost $500taking taxi's around town, food, drinks, extra fees, etc. It was a fun and memorable trip, but it wasn't free.

Liz said...

I am a follower! Please give me 2 entries!

Hannah D. said...

Hello from a new reader- I'd love to enter! Becoming a follower right now as well, your blog is great!

The Southern Housewife said...

Whoo hoo!! I'm in AND a follower! I'd love to go on this! Can't wait to see who wins!

xoxo~ Meg said...

What a fabulous and totally unselfish thing to do! I read you on my bloglines, but I will offically follow you now and will quit lurking! I will post about it asap.

Here is to the most deserving person in the universe winning!

~Cheers~clink!

Sweet Soft Southern Thrill said...

It wasn't the next day (sorry), but I did just post about it! Thanks again!

http://sweetsoftsouthernthrill.blogspot.com/2009/02/bloggy-things.html

Molly said...

Whoohoo, I am a follower!

OurFamily said...

Wow! What a great giveaway for the time that we are currently in! You're so great!

I'm a follower and will be blogging about you to all of my followers shortly!

ryan and melissa said...

How nice of you! I need a vacation. bad. Sign me up for sure :)

Anni said...

This is the most amazing giveaway. You're so kind!

Definitely a follower of this sweet heart!

Kim said...

AWESOME!! Count me in...Thanks

i am very mary said...

Oh heck, toss my name in. I could use a break!

Jeffry and Morgan said...

I would love to take this trip!! :)

Mrs. Potts said...

I'm entering with this post & will become a follower as well as write about this on my blog.
I'm also having my first giveaway - nothing near as grand, but if you have Spring Fever, you should come & check it out!

Nicole said...

Love your blog and such a wonderful giveaway! I have become a follower and am posting about this amazing prize on my blog! So cool!

Kristy Blanco said...

Winning this would make my year! PS> I just added to you to my google reader:)

Belle on Heels said...

done, done, and done! i did all three.

Amy said...

oh my! Count me in! May is our 1st anniversary so hmmmmm.....

1 Hot Dish said...

I'm a follower and blogged about it.

Thanks so much for this giveaway!

It would be the perfect get-a-way!! :)

Pretty in Pink said...

Sign me up too! This would be a great honeymoon :)

xoxo- PIPM

Oh, and I'm a follower too.

Vineyard Vogue said...

Sign me up, please! :) What a cool giveaway! So sweet of you to do this!!

AR said...

I'd like to put my name in the hat!!! will add to follower and
to my blog. worth a shot!

JKW said...

Me, Me, Me and I am linking to your blog from my blog!

JKW said...

Oh and becoming a follower!

Shannon said...

I would love to win! I became a follower too so I hope I get it!

Three under Three said...

Sign me up! I have three kids , the oldest is three, so if I win I will be one happy momma,and a better one for coming back after a refreshing trip!

Thomtiger said...

Sounds awesome!!!!!!! Would love some Caribbean weather!

Sara said...

Ok,

I am leaving a comment- check

I am becoming a follower- check

AND

I am blogging about it-check

Thanks for the cool contest!

Sara
www.newsfromnola.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

I will enter, what a great giveaway! Thanks!
Bridget
mamabellyblog@hotmail.com

aah said...

How fun! I'll enter for a free trip! You are so sweet!

Angeline said...

OOOH, let's hope I'm lucky tonight :)

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