Tax Refund Travel Ideas + Hampton Hotels Giveaway

by CajunMama

It’s that yucky time of year. Everyone in the US has either filed their taxes or they’ve requested an extension. Some of you may owe Uncle Sam thanks to new tax law changes that went into effect this year, and some of you are lucky enough to get a refund. So now that you just might have an unexpected chunk of change burning a hole in your pocket, what are you going to do with it?

In past years I’ve always paid off a few bills and put the bulk aside for a family vacation. One year I used the refund to purchase new camera equipment. Another year I spent it on the kids summer clothes. This year, why not use your refund to make some fun travel memories by spending a weekend at a family friendly destination? And keep reading for a travel giveaway opportunity thanks to Hampton Hotels to enhance your next trip.

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale-Westgate

Suggestions on which Hampton Inn property to spend a fun weekend:

Austin – Located just steps from the University of Texas and only a few blocks from the Texas State Capitol, this newly opened property features a rooftop swimming pool with breathtaking views. The property is also in close proximity to Austin’s famous 6th street, surrounding entertainment districts and downtown restaurants.

New York – UN Property – This newly opened hotel is located in the convenient base of Midtown Manhattan, just walking distance from iconic sites including Times Square, famous flagship stores such as FAO Schwartz, and the always-bustling Grand Central Station.

Orlando – This property is located in Kissimmee, Fla., conveniently situated just three miles from Walt Disney World® Resort, and less than ten miles from Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and the Orange County Convention Center.

San Diego – Located right in the heart of Embarcadero San Diego, this property is located in close proximity to the world famous San Diego Zoo, historical Gaslamp District and close to SeaWorld.

Chicago – Downtown – Located just steps from the famous Magnificent Mile, this property is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, IL. The property is conveniently located near must-see Chicago sites including the John Hancock building, Navy Pier, and numerous famous deep-dish pizza restaurants.

Of course, these are just a few of the many family friendly Hampton Hotels properties located around the US. Hampton Inn would like to give one reader of TravelingMamas.com a two night stay at the Hampton Hotels of their choice. It’s super easy to enter. Just visit HamptonInn.com and leave a comment here on this post with the name of the property you’d like to visit. You can enter once per day per email address. Winner must be 21 years of age and a US tax paying citizen (since this is all about using your tax refund). One winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org and will be contacted by email to respond within 48 hours with legal name and mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday April 23, 2013. Certificate for stay must be used at a Hampton Hotels located in the USA.

So what are you waiting for? Getting to planning your tax refund family vacation!

Winner Update: Congrats to Jennifer comment #8 which was chosen by Random.org.

This giveaway has been provided by Hampton Hotels.

Shannon Hurst Lane lives in south Louisiana and loves spontaneous road trips with her family or a solo mama getaway. She's the creator of TravelingMamas.com with a mission to inspire moms to get out there and explore our world. Google+
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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sara April 17, 2013 at

We would love to stay at the Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown. We are only a couple hours drive from SD and would love a weekend to explore and take our kids to the zoo.

2 Jamie April 17, 2013 at

Would LOVE to win this girl! We love Amelia Island – http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Navarre Beach or Destin, Florida, would also be a choice! (can’t pick just one LOL)

3 Melissa April 17, 2013 at
4 vanessa April 17, 2013 at

My kids would love to visit Chicago. They’ve been talking about Wrigley field for over a year now.

5 Cindy April 17, 2013 at

Hampton Inn Santa Fe. Sounds like a great weekend getaway to me! :)

6 Sarah April 17, 2013 at

Would love to stay at the san diego one with my family and and have a staycation and see the zoo SeaWorld and beach together without having to drive home we are about 1 hour from all that. Or maybe have a date night with my husband.

7 Cheri SPURGEON April 17, 2013 at

Would Love to go to Chicago with my hubby as a 1 year anniversary to us <3 pic me traveling momma !!!

8 Jennifer Riles April 17, 2013 at

San Juan del Rio would be FABULOUS!!!

9 Ashley C April 17, 2013 at

I’d love to go to the Hampton Inn & Suites Destin – Sandestin Area :)

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10 Nat April 17, 2013 at

Would love to stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Astoria, OR! Thanks!

11 Tara Jeffery April 17, 2013 at

Austin, New York…we would just LOVE to get away..we need it.

12 Cara April 17, 2013 at

I would love to go to New York…Maybe the Empire State Bldg location?? A girl can dream, right?

13 Dana April 17, 2013 at

I would love to go ANYWHERE as long as its away from Baton Rouge ;)

14 Laura V. April 17, 2013 at

I’d stay at the Hampton Inn Gatlinburg!

15 Mami2jcn April 17, 2013 at

I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

16 Mami2jcn April 18, 2013 at

Entry for 4/18 I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

17 Laura V. April 18, 2013 at

4/18 entry…I’d stay at Hampton Inn Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge…as long as it’s the Smokies :)

18 Mami2jcn April 19, 2013 at

Entry for 4/19 I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

19 Laura V. April 19, 2013 at

4/19 I’d stay at Hampton Inn Gatlinburg

20 Aubrey April 19, 2013 at

I’d love to stay at the Hampton Inn Branson on the Strip

21 Mami2jcn April 20, 2013 at

Entry for 4/20 I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

22 Laura V. April 20, 2013 at

4/20 I’d stay at Hampton Inn Gatlinburg :)

23 Alaine April 20, 2013 at

I’d stay at the hampton inn branson on the strip. :)

24 Christina C April 20, 2013 at

I would stay at the Hampton Inn closest to Universal Studios!

25 livivua c April 21, 2013 at

Hampton inn hattiesburg

26 Mami2jcn April 21, 2013 at

Entry for 4/21 I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

27 Celeste April 21, 2013 at
28 Christina C April 21, 2013 at

4/21 I would stay in the Hampton Inn closest to Universal Studios!

29 Lethea B April 21, 2013 at

I would love, love, love to stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front, great property, beautiful beach!
Thanks so very much for a chance, good luck to all=)

30 Aubrey April 21, 2013 at

I’d love to go to the Branson Hampton Inn on the Strip.

31 Joanna April 22, 2013 at

I wouldn’t want to stay at Hampton Inn….OK I’m lying, I’d love to :)

32 Laura V. April 22, 2013 at

4-22 I’d stay at Hampton Inn Gatlinburg

33 Bert April 22, 2013 at

I’d like to stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio/Northeast I-35

34 Mami2jcn April 22, 2013 at

Entry for 4/22 I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

35 Aubrey April 22, 2013 at

I would LOVE to stay at the Hampton Inn in Branson on the Strip! :) I met my husband in Branson, we are going to have a baby in August, so it would be great fun to be able to go back one more time before busyness ensues!! :)

36 Christina C April 22, 2013 at

4/22 Hampton Inn close to Universal Studios. I would go to Universal too while I was there :D

37 Stephanie Gossett April 22, 2013 at

I would love to travel to my hometown a few hours away and take my little girls to Clearwater Beach. This would just be amazing…I could not imagine winning. http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-clearwater-central-CLWNOHX/index.html

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38 Lisa April 22, 2013 at

This road trip mama would love to have a weekend with my son at downtown Chicago!
:)

39 Laura V. April 23, 2013 at

4/23 I’d stay at Hampton Inn Gatlinburg :)

40 Mami2jcn April 23, 2013 at

Entry for 4/23 I’d like to stay at Hampton Inn Charleston-North.

41 Aubrey April 23, 2013 at

I’d love to stay at the Hampton Inn Branson on the Strip!

42 Christina C April 23, 2013 at

4/23 I want to stay at the Hampton Inn closest to Universal!

43 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie April 23, 2013 at

I’d have to stay in the Lake Buena Vista hotel. Disney World is my favorite place to vacation, so it’s a no brainer for me!

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