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Niagara Falls USA Photo Contest

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Do you have a winning shot of Niagara Falls? You now have a chance to prove it by entering Niagara Falls USA Facebook photo contest.  Hurry! Contest ends  July 27th. more…
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We Have a Winner

The winner of the Stupid Tourist Contest is Jen.  Jen has won 2 Niagara Falls Tour tickets courtesy of eTours.to.  She won by submitting this story:

“Working at the lobby counter in one of the hotels on the falls we once had an irate woman come down to report someone on the custodial staff had obviously tampered with her cell phone. Apparently, when she turned her phone on that day she was dismayed to find some prankster had written then name “Roger” into her display. Well she was just livid and we were lucky she had the presence of mind to inform us rather than go straight to the police as she is sure a dignified hotel chain like ours would hate the bad publicity we would be sure to recieve if this ever got out. What’s worse, she couldn’t seem to get rid of this “Roger business” and feared anyone capable of such hijinks may not have stopped at just that and if we thought she was going to be responsible for any long distance charges well didn’t we have another thing coming!

I think we all deserved medals for maintaining our “professional faces” while we explained to her Roger’s is a Canadian cellular company and her phone will switch back as soon as she returns to the USofA. Not gonna lie though, I did experience that twinge of Schadenfreude as she muttered an apology and slinked back to the elevators. ;oP”

To see some of the other hilarious entries please read the comment section on the original post: http://www.niagarablog.com/stupid-tourist-contest-2/

Win a weekend at a Hampton Hotel for 100 of your friends

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.
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We will be announcing our Stupid Tourist Story Contest winners soon.  There is some internal disagreements of which story is the best.  If you did not get a chance to enter, don’t worry.  Hampton Hotels has just announced the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes.

Imagine this… Win one weekend for you and 100 of your friend at a Hampton Hotel. That’s practically the entire hotel for you!  The sweepstake is open to residents of the 50 US, DC, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK and Mexico.  You don’t have to be Hilton Honors members or have previously stayed at a Hampton. Plus, there is no purchase necessary.  Not enough? Well, Hampton Hotels will throw in $5,000 to cover the taxes for the weekend.

My hotel of choice would be the Niagara Falls Hampton Inn.   We’d spend the day at the Niagara Falls Waterpark, and all of the Falls Avenue attractions such as Adventure City, the Hershey Chocolate shop, and Clifton Hill. At night we’d watch the Niagara Falls fireworks and spend the rest of the night at the Casino, which is conveniently located directly across the street from the hotel. If I win I’d definitely invite all my friends and a few readers who comment on this post (hint, hint).  But if you win, please put me on your guest list?

Contest Ends:  9/4/2010

Contest Site: Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes Visit my sponsor: Chain-of-Friends Grand Prize

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Last Call for the Stupid Tourist Contest 2 Entires

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Time is running out to enter your Stupid Tourist story. Remember, it does not have to be Niagara Falls related. Any stupid tourist story will do. The prize is two (2) ‘Niagara Falls Tours from Toronto’ tickets that have a value of $158.

1. Submit your stupid tourist story/question using the comment section of the contest page.
2. Use your real email address. If you win, we will contact you by email to get your full name and address.
3. Contest closes on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm.
4. The best story wins two (2) Niagara Falls Tours from Toronto courtesy of www.eTours.to.

Stupid Tourist Contest 2

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If you have ever worked in tourism anywhere near Niagara Falls, you have heard your fair share of stupid questions. Some of the common ones are “What time does the falls shut off?”, “What happens when it runs out of water? ” & “Are there any penguins in winter?”. We had a stupid tourist question contest in 2008 but we know that you have many more stories to tell. So we would like to continue compiling that list of Stupid Tourist Stories.

1. Submit your stupid tourist story/question using the comment section below.
2. Use your real email address. If you win, we will contact you by email to get your full name and address.
3. Contest closes on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm.
4. The best story wins two (2) Niagara Falls Tours from Toronto courtesy of www.eTours.to.

PRIZE
eTours.to has a mandate to offer only the very best tours from the very best tour providers.  One of their most popular tours is the Niagara Falls 1 Day tour.  This tour departs from all Toronto hotels and is available 365 days per year. It includes a winery visit, the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Maid of the Mist, and free time in Niagara Falls.

Full tour details are located here: Niagara Falls 1 Day Tour

The Niagara Falls tour has a value of $79 Canadian.  The winner will receive 2 tickets (total value of $158). The tour tickets must be redeemed before December 31st, 2010.

HOW IS THE WINNER CHOSEN
NiagaraBlog.com and eTours.to will decide who the winner is.  For inspiration, please see some of the entries from our 2008 contest.

So You Think You Can Garden (Contest?)

I was excited to see that Canadian Gardening magazine is running an online contest dubbed “So You Think You Can Garden” on their online site canadiangardening.com.  Upon further investigation I learned that the prize is $500 and a requirement to blog on their site once a week for 6 months.  This sounds like a minimum salary job and not a contest.

Contest or cheap labour?  You decide for yourself:

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Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa Contest

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa and CityLine are having a contest worth proximately $3,000.  To win all you have to do is the judges your most romantic moment.  To enter visit: http://contests.cityline.ca/marriott/index.html

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Be Niagara Falls USA’s #1 Fan – Win $250

Do you love Niagara Falls USA? Prove it and win!

Niagara Falls USA is giving away a monthly prize pack of approximately $250.  To win, all you have to do is to show that you are #1  by promoting yourself and Niagara Falls USA through online social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, Digg, Delicious, etc.  The winner will be chosen based on both quality, quantity, and creativity.

Current Prize:
senecaniagaraSeneca Niagara Casino and Hotel – 1 Night Stay – has the very latest slot machines, most popular table games, poker, and world-class dining and entertainment.

tuscanaTuscana Ristorante – $25 dinner gift certificate – Italian Style Dining for Adults and Families

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niagara snow logoSnow Park Niagara Falls – 2 Snow Park passes and fleece sweatshirt – Snow park Niagara Falls is Pure Winter fun!

orchardMurphy Orchards Jam – Fresh, natural, and delicious.

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