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Posted on Jan 5, 2016

OMG! Did you hear?? Two of my all-time favourite games are starting next Monday! SQUEEEEEEEE!!! Coincidentally, BOTH of them have a grand prize of a trip to Vegas! EEEEEE!!!

Red Solo Cup – this JRFM game is suuuuuuper fun! They have written “Winner” on the inside of a red solo cup. The other 4 cups have no writing. All 5 cups are turned upside down. If you are the lucky caller, you get to choose a cup. If your chosen cup has the word “winner”, you win a fabulous prize!

Here’s what you win: a $1000 voucher for flights to Vegas (which means you and a friend can travel directly from Vancouver and pay $500 per ticket, or you can fly from Bellingham and get 4 of you there for $200 per ticket), 3 nights at Harrah’s (mid-strip), dinner at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar And Grill (great food, great music!), and 2 passes to the High Roller (a ferris wheel type ride where you are enclosed in a bubble and view the city as it slowly turns – it takes 35 minutes and some of the bubbles have a bar!)

I won this exact prize a few years ago. We decided to fly via Bellingham so we could take the kids. The travel agent was lovely, so helpful. The hotel was wonderful – very classy, amazing pools, nice rooms, comfy beds, and the fridge was VERY handy! We picked up groceries and just ate in our room – a loaf of bread, some peanut butter, milk, cereal, and fruit were all we needed. The dinner at Toby Keith’s was delicious, plus we had lots of leftovers which carried us through the next day too.

We made 2 mistakes: Firstly, we took the kids. Don’t take the kids. Secondly, we went in September. It was 36 degrees. That’s hot. Check the average annual monthly temperatures for Vegas and book according to your comfort level. Comfortable for me is about 25 degrees. Anything more and I’m melting! The end of October is a nice time to go… 😀

What I love about this PRIZE is that YOU get to choose when you want to go. Nobody is excluded because they can take them during the holidays they’ve already booked off! Plus I love that everything is included – entertainment, food, hotel, flights.

What I love about this GAME is that it’s SO FUN! It’s fast too – they usually give away one trip per day, sometimes 2 and sometimes none. Also, I appreciate the instant gratification – you know right away whether you won or not! I will keep track of which cups have been guessed already, so if you get a chance to play, make sure you check my Red Solo Cup post (yet to be written) to see which cup you should guess.

 

Viva Rock Vegas – Rock 101 is taking a bunch of listeners to Vegas for the Elton John show at Caesar’s Palace! Oh. My. God. Okay, if I had known they were going to do an Elton trip, I never would’ve won that Santana trip last year! GAH!! Elton John is my hero, the first singer I idolized as a kid. I know all of his songs backwards and forwards, and I would KILL to see him in Vegas! And at Caesar’s Palace? Good grief! That place is stunningly glamorous.

The trip includes 3 nights at the Linq hotel, which is mid-strip, right across the street from Caesar’s Palace. But don’t let “right across the street” fool you – if you’ve been to Vegas, you know that it will take you half an hour to “walk across the street” from Caesar’s to Linq. The flights will leave from Bellingham, so you’ll have to find your way there. If I win, I can pick you up on my way. 😉

The prize doesn’t include the Resort Fees at the Linq, but they’re only $29 USD per day. You will also need to make your way from the airport to the hotel, which isn’t terribly far and if you hook up with other travellers who won the trip, you can split a cab. Ask the cabbie to stop at a grocery store so you can grab some food and cheap beers on your way, so you can start indulging as soon as you settle in. Haha!

How do you win? Well, it’s easy! You just listen for Rock 101 to play “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”. When you hear it play, wait for it to end and then be caller 10. You win instantly. There are 24 trips to be won between Jan 11th and Feb 19th, which is 29 days if you account for the Family Day holiday. This means that the song will NOT play EVERY day, there will be 5 days when it doesn’t play at all. Luckily I like listening to Rock 101 so it won’t bother me if I listened all day and it didn’t play.

The trip takes place April 2th – 29th. These set travel times means that not everyone will be able to play. FYI, I’m totally playing. I want in! I love Vegas, I love Elton John, and April is the ideal time to be in Vegas (the average temp is 26 degrees – PERFECT!!!)

Rock 101 also has a Super Bowl party contest going on so I asked hubby which he would rather go to – the Super Bowl party or the Elton John in Vegas trip. He answered “Super Bowl Party!” You could’ve knocked me over with a feather. I was shocked that he would take a party (though it would be a wicked party) over a trip to Vegas. So… who wants to go to Vegas with me?! LOL!