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  • The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Maryland is a recently expanded property conveniently located near Washington, DC, Bethesda, and Rockford. The new expansions make it a great place to hold a conference or wedding reception.

    The Bethesda North Marriott is so excited about their expansion and proximity to Washington, DC, they are giving away a one night’s stay, as well as a set of Marriott Revive Linens, to one reader, so that they can experience the history and attractions the area has to offer.

    All you have to do is leave a comment, stating what size you would prefer your linens, and what one attraction you would like to visit in DC. If you can’t think of one right off, you can check out these Washington, DC, resources.

    To find out more about Bethesda North Marriott or to book a stay, visit

    Good luck, and remember standard rules apply (US Resident, no immediate family members, 18 yrs or older). Contest ends midnight Tuesday, March 3 (EST) with a winner being announced on Winning Wednesday. Check back to see if you are the winner of this randomly chosen giveaway!

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  • I saw this from Spa Week and you may be in competition with me, but I just had to share it with all of you. I’m off to make a video with my Flip:

    Spa fans, show us what you’re made of! We want to know why you and a few of your friends deserve a day of relaxation at the spa, courtesy of Spa Week. This includes: a facial or a massage, mani-pedi and lunch at a spa in your hometown! Anyone can participate and it’s so easy.

    In your own creative way, make a video telling us why you should win, upload it to YouTube and send the link to Sing it, dance it, make puppets, include your friends – the limits are endless.

    Just follow these steps:

    1. Create a 2-3 minute video on why you deserve to win a day of beauty courtesy of Spa Week
    2. Upload your video to your YouTube account (if you don’t have one, make one. It’s free & easy)
    3. Email the link to
    4. We’ll add our favorites to the Spa Week YouTube Channel and if you’re chosen we’ll let you know.
    5. The video with the most views wins, so tell everyone to watch!


    Link to the video:

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  • This is the craziest thing ever! You’ve gotta watch and listen for Goofy’s message at the end. Insane! What do you think of this?

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  • Congratulations to Dot who is the winner of the Zatarain’s Mardi Gras Gift Pack. We’ll contact you and tell you how you can get your prize.

    Congratulations and Laissez les bons temps Roullet!

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  • Last week we reported on the new travel trend of Celebration Vacations. Now we get to tell you how you can enter for a chance to win the same trip that Little CajunMama and I experienced to celebrate her birthday.

    The Magical Celebrations sweepstakes is a chance to win one of five magical Disney Parks’ vacations that will be specially designed for your family’s reason for celebrating – a birthday, first trip to Disney, anniversary, reunion or any other celebratory milestone. The winner will receive a five (5) day/ four (4) night trip for four(4) to Disneyworld OR Disneyland.

    To make the trip a true celebration the winner will work with a personal itinerary planner to help arrange the vacation celebration activities, including:

    – Limo transportation to and from the airport
    – Special guided tour at either Walt Disney World or Disneyland
    – Disney’s PhotoPass PhotoBook and PhotoCD
    – $200 Disney Gift Card

    Enter every day in February at In addition to being entered into the vacation sweepstakes each day, you’ll instantly win a different new digital prize every day. You can enter daily by texting MAGIC to DISNEY (347639). Standard carrier fees apply. You can also get an additional entry by sharing a celebration story in the Disney Community.

    For more information and to enter, visit:

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