This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Trekaroo member Bubblace for winning!
Its hard to believe that a little over a month ago, my family and I were on a one week, two thousand mile adventure thanks to Country Inns and Suites. We saw seven states in seven days and were able to try out some really cool products along the way. Here is a quick run down of the products we were given to road test:
The Car- Ford Flex provided by Avis: I had never even heard of a Ford Flex before this trip, let alone driven one. But by the end of our journey, I sounded just like one of those cheesy Ford commercials on American Idol- I just couldn’t stop singing it’s praises. There was plenty of leg room, which is important to a tall family like ours, and the trunk held our ridiculous amounts of luggage with plenty of room to spare. If you need to rent a car while on vacation that is big enough for a family of four or five, I think this car is a great option.
The Video Camera- GZ-HM320 HD Video Camera by JVC: We loved this camcorder! It is so much smaller than the HD camcorder we had at home and it takes great video. We learned how to use some of its fancy features, including time lapse. The camera was portable enough to actually use on vacation and will become a permanent fixture in our camera bag.
The Phone- Samsung Moment provided by Sprint: It had alot of cool features, including a touch screen and a keypad. We did have to load quite a few videos and found that the phone slowed down considerably if too much memory was used. That being said, as long as the user keeps the memory from being bogged down, the phone works pretty well.
The Charger- Duracell Rechargeable Instant USB Charger: This little guy rocked! When your smart phone or IPod dies all you have to do is plug the device into the charger and you have a new charge while out on the road! I love it!
The Water Bottle- Polar Bottle: What I loved about this bottle is that cold drinks actually stay cold. What a concept! We used this to keep our kids’ juice cold while driving across a very hot country. It worked great and kept beverages cool all day long. If only they could create a filtered version of this bottle I would be in heaven!
The Kid’s Entertainment- Travel Kiddy: Travel Kiddy makes activity kits for kids that are specifically designed for different age groups and perfect to take on road trips. All the goodies come packed in a pouch which is small enough to fit neatly inside a suitcase but still jam packed with lots of fun! My kids especially loved the Bath Kiddy. Normally, I don’t pack bath toys on the road and the kids are bored in the tub, but now they look forward to being able to use their special bath toys when we take trips.
The Steal: Win a Road Trip Prize Pack!
Summer is in full swing and its the perfect time of year for a family road trip. To get you started on your adventure, Trekaroo will supply one lucky family with some road trip goodies, including a few things I used while on the Country Inns and Suites 1K.
Number of Winners: 1 winner
- $200 worth of Dining Cash from Country Inns and Suites ($200 value)
- a Duracell Rechargeable Instant Charger ($34.99 value)
- a Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle ($8.95 value)
- Family Table Topics, Kids Table Topics To Go, and Road Trip Table Top To Go ($43.00 value)
- and my favorite book to take on the road, National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States ($26.00 value)
That’s over $300 worth of road trip goodies!!!!
How to enter:
Leave a comment telling me which routes are your families favorites for road trips. We want to know where Trekaroo families like to head to on the road!
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Rules and guidelines:
- 18 years of age or older
- US Residents only
Deadline to enter: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 11:59PM PST
What is Monday Madness?
Every Monday, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal. It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on facebook or twitter.
Disclosure: A significant portion of the costs and resources for our family’s participation in the 1K Country Adventure was provided by Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.
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