I need a vacation. I really do — especially after another eventful evening with Little Disney. Over the weekend, he ate something that caused a horrific rash to quickly spread all over his tiny body. Then he vomited all over Mommy Forever and became non-responsive. His eyes glazed over and then his eyes became droopy. As some of my readers know, Little Disney has a lot of health problems — two of which are food allergies and prone to seizures. So for the second time in eight months, we had to call 911 and had him whisked away in an ambulance to the ER. Luckily, Little Disney didn’t go into seizure this time and he was released from the hospital after about four hours. Now, he’s back to his normal cute self. But mom and dad are still stressed out. We need a vacation to recover.
Speaking of vacations, I want to let you know I’m hosting a mini-vacation giveaway on my dad blog. Thanks to Hotels.com (Facebook | Twitter), one lucky dad or mom can de-stress with a free night stay at a hotel of their choice (up to $350 in value). Before I get to the details of the lodging giveaway, I want to write about Hotels.com’s I Need a Vacation summer sweepstakes. The winner will receive a check for $102,250 with no strings attached. The amount comes out to about a vacation a year for 50 years, or three months travelling the world in high style. Sign me up. I’m ready for a vacation now. A long one.
I need a Vacation Sweepstakes
A lucky dad or mom could win a lifetime of vacations ($102,250 check). The amount of the prize is based on the assumption that a winner will take fifty (50) vacations worth about $2,045 each over the course of a lifetime. The sweepstakes also include daily giveaways of Flip Ultra camcorders. The deadline to enter is September 6, 2010. This sweepstake is not hosted on my dad blog, but this is how you can enter:
- Go to the Vacation for Life sweepstakes page
- Upload a picture that shows you need a vacation
- Tell all your friends – and get them to vote for you every day
- Most votes wins
BTW, Hotels.com is an online booking service for lodging worldwide. Hotels.com offers over 85,000 properties in more than 60 countries from national chain hotels and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts. Dads and moms can also speak directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day.
Hotels.com Giveaway on Daddy Forever
Thanks to Hotels.com, one lucky reader of my dad blog will win a free night stay at a hotel of their choice (up to $350 and booked via Hotels.com). The deadline to enter is Monday, July 26th (Pacific time). The contest is limited to the USA. The winner will be randomly selected. To enter, leave a comment on my dad blog about your favorite hotel. BTW, if you like this giveaway, feel free to let Hotels.com know by clicking on the Facebook like button below.
Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
- Write about your favorite vacation on my Facebook fan page
- Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and include @daddyforever and #giveaway in the tweet (include your Twitter URL or username for verification)
[Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for writing this post and hosting the giveaway on my dad blog. The giveaway prize will be provided by Hotels.com, but Hotels.com is not a sponsor or administrator of the giveaway.]