Summer is here. That means lazy days by the pool, barbecues in the backyard, strolling along the beach and summer traveling.
Do you plan on driving to your vacation destination this year? With the cost of airline tickets continually on the rise (not to mention all the fees just to check in your luggage) many people opt to drive to their destination. My family doesn’t go on “real” vacations. We just do day trips. Fortunately, if you’re an Alamo Insider, you can get up to an additional 10% off plus any regularly offered deal from Alamo. Head to Alamo.com and use the Alamo Deal Retriever to find the best Alamo deals available!
If we were planning a long road trip we would consider renting a car rather than put the wear and tear on our cars. I drive a 96′ Mazda which is only good for local driving. My husband needs his car for work (he works far from home). It’s cheaper in the long run to rent a car rather than put the mileages on his car.
We don’t mind day trips. They can be fun. Especially living outside of New York City. There is always fun things to see and do in New York City.
My husband and I have not been to the Statue of Liberty since we were little. We are planning a trip to Ellis Island and one of my most favorite places in New York City – the American Museum of Natural History.
Alamo knows that families spend a lot of time driving during the summer. That is why they created a series of fun social media games called Alamo Games 2 Go – I’ve teamed up with Alamo to help the launch! Since I live outside New York City, and we visit there as often as we can, I was designated to be one of what Alamo is calling, a Vacation City Mom
The games are easy and your whole family can join in on the fun, and there’s an opportunity to win weekly prizes and a grand prize – $5000 towards a vacation after your vacation!
Each game requires that you capture different kinds of images/content that you can do throughout your journey. You just have to share those images on your social media platforms using the appropriate hashtag, #AlamoGames2Go.
After you play each game hop on over to the Alamo Games 2 Go Facebook tab and enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of the fabulous weekly prizes, or even the grand prize.
Each week the lucky winner can win one of the following weekly prizes.
Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; Alamo Beach Towel; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; Banana Boat Sunblock; Solace Suction Catch Game; Beach Ball; Solar Sound Speakers; $50 AMEX Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame.
Destination: Theme Park
Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; Alamo Water Bottle; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; String-Cinch Backpack; Chammyz Sports Towel; Koozie Picnic Cooler; $50 AMEX Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card;Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital.
Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; Aloe Up Insect Repellant; Grand Truck SkeeterBeeter Pro Hammock; Dynamo Multi-Function Flashlight; $50 AMEX Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital.
Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; ZAGAT Book 2013 America’s Top Restaurants; $100 StubHub Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame
Or three (3) $50 American Express Gift cards.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 that can be used towards a your vacation after your vacation.
Play each game, below, and use the #AlamoGames2Go hashtag! You can play all of these games on your favorite social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Feel free to post to the Alamo Facebook page to add to the fun! Play all four games every day to get a bonus entry on that day! Come back the next day for more chances to win! For more information about the Alamo Games 2 Go please visit http://on.fb.me/13FpUKR.
Pix Pursuit – A photo scavenger hunt game. You can find the list of items to find on the Games 2 Go Facebook tab.
This one is super fun.
Can you identify these locations?
It would be fun to challenge readers vacationing or visiting New York City to capture their own photos of NYPD cars, a subway countdown display, a Statue of Liberty (even if it’s not the real thing) or other iconic New York City Landmarks.
Snap Family - A family portrait photo game, posing in front of iconic landmarks. Don’t forget to smile! :-)! You can find all of the locations on the Facebook tab.
Although we visit New York City as often as we can, we often stop to take family photos. I guess because that seems like a “touristy” thing to do and we’re not really tourists. I also have teenagers and if you have teens, or have somehow managed to survive the teen years (LOL) you know that they don’t always cooperate with you.
Here is a photo of my husband and kids taken at the 911 Memorial.
We are planning on going to the American Museum of Natural History, a boat cruise on the Hudson River, and the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour this summer. I plan on swapping out this photo for one where my kids actually look happy.
Alamoding – A meme-based game where you photograph yourself in your favorite driving pose. Strike your best driving pose and capture it in a photo!
Alamovie – Capture brief videos of you and your family in the essence of summer fun. We recommend using Vine.
A popular form of transportation in New York City (other than walking) is the subway. Check out my New York City subway “Alamovie”.
Remember, the hashtag is #AlamoGames2Go. Don’t forget to play every day all summer long for more chances to win. Not only will you have a chance to win great prizes it’s also a fun game the entire family can play. Plus by the time summer comes to a close you’ll have plenty of awesome photos from summer of 2013 to look back on. You could even save all your photos for the Alamo Games 2 Go and have them made into a photo book. That would be a fun idea!
The link again is http://on.fb.me/13FpUKR.
Tomorrow look for an exclusive giveaway here on She Scribes for the Alamo Games 2 Go which includes an Apple iPod Touch, $50 AMEX Gift Card, $25 iTunes Gift Card and much more! It has a $320 value. Wow!
*I will be receiving the same prize package for free in exchange for my participation in this promotion. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Alamo will be providing the prize package.