Monday, August 30, 2010

Win a free weekend stay at Hampton Inn ends 9/4/2010


Before my kids were born, my management consulting days and nights were often spent away from home in hotels near the client site.  After a long stretch at a Doubletree Suites, I got a Hilton American Express card and the Hilton family became my preferred home away from home.  Part of that family would be Hampton Inn.  Are they flashy hotels?  No.  However, they do the basics well -- clean rooms, usually a swimming pool and fitness room, and the free breakfast buffet in the morning where, in addition to breakfast, I'd often grab an apple and/or granola bar to stick in my bag since I often skipped lunch depending on the project and the client.  So am I a Hampton Inn fan?  Most certainly!

This summer, the Hampton Inn has been running their Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes.  The grand prize is an entire hotel (100 rooms) for a whole weekend (2 nights).  What would I do with a hotel for a weekend?  I'd probably host my kids' birthday party there and use the pool for a pool party!  My kids and I share the same birthday week, so there's a whole lotta celebrating going on that time of the year.

There are also 100 First Prizes, Weekend stays given away daily for the winner and three of their friends.  Since it's a smaller group to organize, for the first prize, I'd pick a destination, like Hershey Park in Pennsylvania.  We did a little overnighter to there earlier in the summer, staying at the Hampton Inn in Hershey using those aforementioned Hilton Honors points from the Hilton American Express card.  The kids loved it.  After our great experience at a campground this summer with four other families that we're friends with, I can imagine the kids would be in hog heaven to be staying in a hotel with their friends for the weekend.  We probably would never get them out of the pool.  Of course, we'd probably have enough friends that would want to be "in" on the trip that we'd have to have a lottery to see who got the free rooms!

So do you have a destination in mind?  Go enter the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes DAILY here for yourself:

And if you win, we're friends, right?

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

BJ's giveaway at The Thrifty Mama ends 8/9

You KNOW I can't pass up a BJ's giveaway!  Came home from vacation to find out that The Thrifty Mama is running a giveaway ending tomorrow (Monday) night at 8 PM EST.

Here's the link to go check it out: