Complete Family Vacation Giveaway! $3500 Value!


Winner is:

Stephanie A from Mesa, AZ!


Are you ready for the BEST. GIVEAWAY. EVER?!

…as in you’re not gonna believe it when you see it?

YES- it’s true! We are about to make one VERY LUCKY family VERY HAPPY!!

We’ve joined forces with some amazing bloggers and sponsors to give one family THE ABSOLUTE BEST prize package!

Are you ready for this? {You might want to sit down}


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Yep, you read that right.

We are giving away a COMPLETE FAMILY VACATION!

That’s over a $3500 value!!!

Can you believe it?! I know, I can’t either. But it’s true! And it’s time to introduce EVERYTHING that this FABULOUS vacation includes!

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1. One lucky family will be flown into Branson, Missouri!

3. Branson MO

Now if you’ve never been to Branson- you are missing out! A vacation mecca, Branson is one of the most family friendly resorts in America. With 53 theaters and 100+ shows, it is known as the live entertainment capital of the world! (In fact, there are more theater seats in Branson than there are on Broadway!) Branson is also home to an international award-winning theme park, as well as a variety of attractions from outdoor adventures to one of a kind museums. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, you’ll be blown away with its beauty.

2. You’ll stay as guests at The Dutton Inn for 5 nights!

4. The Dutton Inn

The Dutton Inn offers fine lodging in the heart of Branson’s theater district- within easy walking distance to dozens of Branson’s finest shows, restaurants, and shopping locations. Enjoy the new luxury beds and wake up to a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning. Oh, and this is no wimpy breakfast- we’re talkin’ scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, sausage, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, toast, English muffins, juices, coffee, tea, & hot chocolate! Yummmmy!

But that’s not all…

Upon arrival at the Inn, you will be given tickets for your family to attend FOUR Best of Branson shows and THREE top attractions!

Aren’t you just dying over this prize??

3. Your family will get tickets to The Dutton Family Theater

5. The Duttons

The Duttons present an entertainment experience of a lifetime! Each Dutton plays numerous instruments — They sing, dance and make you laugh in a show that is guaranteed to be one of your favorites! Featuring a wide array of musical genres, the Duttons combine beautiful vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, high-energy dancing, and heartwarming comedy that will keep everyone entertained.
These seasoned performers not only own their own theaters in Branson, MO and Mesa, AZ, they have toured the world over and been featured on television networks from China to Europe, and several right here at home in the United States. In fact, you may recognize them as finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent!” They were awarded “Branson’s Best Show” and even Simon Cowell says, “I absolutely loved it!”

4. Your family will get free one-day admission to the world-class Silver Dollar City Theme Park

6. Silver Dollar City

Are your kiddos going to flip or what?

America’s Best Theme Park premieres the World’s Most Daring Wood Coaster, Outlaw Run! Discover amazing adventures with 30 additional rides and attractions, 40 live shows, 100 demonstrating craftsmen, 60 shops, 17 award-winning restaurants, and the Midwest Living Culinary & Craft School. The 1880s theme park also hosts America’s Biggest KidsFest with non-stop rides during Summer’s Moonlight Madness.

5. Your family will get tickets to Ride the Ducks land and water sight-seeing tour

7. Ride The Ducks

Your trip to Branson would not be complete without a trip on Ride The Ducks- one of the most unique sightseeing tours around. They’ll tell you all about the area, show you some amazing sights, splash into Table Rock Lake, and they’ll even let you drive the Duck on the water. They’ll also give you free Quackers when you’re boarding. (Oh, and you’ll be able to use your Quackers to save money at different locations for the rest of your vacation.)

6. Your family will get tickets to the famous George Dyer show

8. George Dyer

Bringing his world-class, award-winning tenor voice and showmanship to the Branson stage, George Dyer wows his audiences with an array of hits from Broadway, Disney, Power Ballads, Opera, Love Songs, Gospel and classic standards, as well as contemporary favorites. Spotlighting his gifted family throughout, George takes you on a mesmerizing musical journey that is inspiring audiences to enthusiastic ovations. If you like Josh Groban, Mario Lanza or Michael Buble, you’ll love George Dyer.

7. Your family will get tickets to The Brett Family “Celebrate” show

9. The Bretts

Having appeared on worldwide television and in more than 3500 live performances around the globe, The Bretts celebrate their 15th anniversary in Branson, Missouri with the all-new THE BRETTS CELEBRATE SHOW. Don’t miss the fun, the energy, and the inspiration in this fast-paced, high-energy family entertainment experience, this is the best Bretts show yet!

8. Your family will get free admission to the Titanic Museum

10. The Titanic Museum

You’ll get to visit the permanent Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Mo. and see one of the world’s largest collections of rare and personal Titanic artifacts. Experience authentic interiors, view a first-class suite, third-class cabin, and the Captain’s Bridge. Walk the Grand Staircase, sit in a lifeboat, and hear real passengers’ stories. Interactive adventures are around every corner.

Personal passenger and crew stories come alive through talented crew members as you explore each room in this ship-shaped adventure. This unforgettable adventure will capture the hearts of all ages. Journey back to the Edwardian era and experience life on board as an actual Titanic passenger.

9. Your family will get tickets to The Hughes Brothers “It” Show

11. Hughes Brothers

Over 50 amazing singers, dancers, and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create “it.” With everything from Broadway to country to comedy to patriotic to gospel to rock-n-roll, you’ll feel the energy & emotion of over-thetop production numbers with brilliant lighting & sound. “it” delivers everything you want in a Branson show…and more.

How’s THAT for one fun-filled, jam-packed family vacation?! Imagine the memories you could make!

FINE PRINT :Included airfare, show, and attraction tickets are for a family of five. If your family is larger, you may pay the difference. Airfare is provided solely from within the Continental US (international winners must arrange own travel to a state within the Continental US). Prize package must be used before November 31, 2013.  Dates subject to availability.


Time to get your “click” on & follow all of the websites who made this giveaway possible. One word, you guessed it, PINTEREST!!! We all LOVE Pinterest & ALL of these talented bloggers have their own Pinterest boards that you should definitely be following!!

JUST THINK OF THE AMAZING THINGS ALL OF THESE BLOGGERS PIN EVERY DAY!!! Sheesh, inspiration overload… at it’s best!!

There are just TWO {2} steps to enter the giveaway…

#1) Click on each image {or name} below to follow each fabulous website on Pinterest!

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#2) And THEN, fill out the form below. Voila, you’re done!!

*This promotion is sponsored and administered by The Duttons and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. We hereby release Pinterest of any liability.  This Giveaway will run for two weeks starting Tuesday, June 11th at 5:00 AM PST and ending Tuesday, June 25th at midnight PST. Once the giveaway ends, the winner will be chosen using and contacted within 24 hours by email. This post will be updated with the winner’s name once we’ve heard back from them. Winners will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  This “Family Summer Vacation Giveaway” contest is open worldwide, except in Puerto Rico and everywhere else where prohibited by law. Winners must be of full legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live. Airfare is provided solely from within the Continental US (international winners must arrange own travel to a state within the Continental US).

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  1. aimee @ shugarysweets

    My grandma goes to Branson every year. She has been telling me I need to take my family, but we haven't been there yet! Those photos are gorgeous and now I REALLY want to go! great giveaway Nikki (and friends)!!

  2. Teather

    How many time can you enter?

  3. Yvette @

    Nice giveaway, ladies! As we have our plans already set for this summer, I am not going to enter the contest, but I followed each of your Pinterest boards anyway. Good luck to each contestant for a wonderful vacation giveaway!!

    If you feel so inclined, I'd love a follow back! ;) Thank you!

    1. Jackie

      My pleasure to follow you on Pinterest! I'm Jacquelyn918 (I think! Lol)

    2. Jackie C

      Ok... I'm Jacquelyn8197 on Pinterest! Gah!

  4. Jackie

    Thank you for this contest!!!

  5. Allison Peck

    My mom has been trying to plan a family trip to Branson for years! This would be so great to win and be able to take her finally.

  6. Alisha

    This is amazing! My husband and I met at Fort Leonard Wood, MO when we were 16. He said he went to Silver Dollar City as a child once, but I have never been. Now we have 3 boys, and this would be a wonderful experience for any family like ours! Thank you for sponsoring such an incredible time of memories for a family!

  7. Jennifer C.

    Haven't had a family vacation in 4 yrs. My family would LOVE this!!!!

  8. Bonnie Leighton


  9. Heather

    Hi - The form does not seem to load on my computer. Is there another way to fill out the form?

    1. Chef in Training

      Try clearing your browsers cache and loading the giveaway post again. it should load. Please let me know if it doesn't. Thank you.

  10. Melissa H

    Great giveaway! I didn't see a form to fill out. Is this comment enough to enter?

    1. Chef in Training

      Try clearing your browsers cache and loading the giveaway post again. it should load. Please let me know if it doesn't. Thank you.

  11. Anita

    Last thing I can call a vacation was when we moved to this state 4 years ago. We need a vacation! This would be so fun!

  12. Danielle Johnson

    Branson was my first experience in the Midwest 12 years ago and I loved it! Now that I have four children, I would love for them to see where their daddy grew up :)