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Oh Happy Day Goes to Paris

I started this blog one day because I was bored at work. I never would’ve imagined the good people and things it has brought into my life five years later. Thank you so much for reading and for being so supportive. I feel super lucky that this is my job and I couldn’t do it without all the lovely people that read Oh Happy Day. So I wanted to do something fun to give back. As a thank you I am doing a giveaway for a 7 DAY TRIP FOR TWO TO PARIS, FRANCE! It’s true. I’ve put together a major giveaway that includes 7 night stay at Mama Shelter, the hippest boutique hotel in Paris. Roundtrip Airfare from the continental United States to Paris, France. And on top of that I will personally host* the winner for two days and take them around to my favorite spots in Paris.

Do you have your berets and striped shirts all packed and ready to go? Great! All you have to do is enter. There are four ways to enter and no purchase is necessary. You can enter each of the four ways one time during the contest (if you enter all four ways it just increases your chance of winning.) Here is how:

HOW TO ENTER (You may enter each way one time.)
1. Leave a comment in the comment section below this post.
2. “Like” the Oh Happy Day on Facebook (if you already “like” it then you’re already entered.)
3. Post a link on Twitter to this contest page http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris and include the hashtag #ohhappydaygoestoparis
4. Repost a link to the contest page http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris on your own blog, then leave the link to that page in the comment section of the contest page (below).

The contest begins 5:00 AM PST 6/6/11 and ends 11:59 PM PST 6/20/11, when I will close comments. I’ll announce the winner that week.

A few important details. This trip has to be completed by the end of 2011, so make sure you are going to be able to get away in the next seven months. Also, the winner is responsible for any and all expenses beyond hotel, and airfare. Possible additional expenses could include: airline baggage fees, ground transportation in France, meals, tickets for museums etc. You have to be 18 to enter and sorry to my dear friends and family you are automatically disqualified! For Official Contest Rules go here.

*Totally optional (if you just want to see the sites sans tour guide that’s cool too!)

Now I want to tell you about the sponsor Mama Shelter! When I thought about hotels I wanted to collaborate with they were my first choice. I was so pleased when they agreed to sponsor this. Mama Shelter is a design-y boutique hotel in the 20th arrondissement of Paris (read their NYT review here). The hotel was designed by well known designer, Philippe Starck.  Each room is done differently with art and cool installations. I absolutely love hotels like this! But the best part, besides being super cool they are really affordable and are even considered a “budget” hotel!  I always recommend this place to my friends that are coming through Paris. It’s cool, it’s affordable, and an easy 17 minute bus ride to city center. Plus doesn’t their logo below make you love them? Yea for Mama Shelter!

I hope you are as excited about this as I am! I’ve only been living in Paris for four months but I’ve already fallen in love. Let me show you my favorite places like: the Paris Flea Market, the fresh food markets, Laduree for some macarons, Adorable ribbon stores, and help me on my quest to find the best hot chocolate in Paris. I’ve been saving up for this for a while, besides the hotel I’m personally footing the bill.  It’s my way of saying thank you to all my readers. Now what are you waiting for?… Go Enter!

[Post Edit 6/8/2011: The comments should be working now. Thanks for being patient! I wish I could fly everyone to Paris.]

  1. Lori

    June 11, 2011

    Only got to go to Paris for one day; would love to go back!

  2. Ali Tong

    June 11, 2011

    Wow. What a great giveaway! I think this is the best one I’ve ever seen in my life. I would LOVE a trip to Paris, my husband’s never been!

  3. Helen

    June 11, 2011

    Oh wow, this sounds like an amazing giveaway!

  4. Metta Prieto

    June 11, 2011

    Yay! We would love to check out your favorite places in Paris with you, to add to the few we already hold dear. Thanks for a great offer!

  5. Kathleen G.

    June 11, 2011

    Oh my! This would be a dream come true!

  6. Aimee A

    June 11, 2011

    Oh man. We were planning a trip to Paris for Christmas, but the mister got laid off so those plans are shelved indefinitely. :(

    That hotel is gorgeous. I don’t think I have ever run across a logo I love more than those chicken feet. What an amazing giveaway.

  7. Jamie

    June 11, 2011

    Going to Paris would be the most amazing gift I could EVER ask for!!

  8. Katie

    June 11, 2011

    I would love the chance to show Paris to the man I love! What a great contest!

  9. Angi

    June 11, 2011

    Totally AWESOME! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Nancy Wethington

    June 11, 2011

    A trip to Paris and a chance of a lifetime!

  11. Christine

    June 11, 2011

    How exciting! I’ve never been to Paris… :o)

  12. Aja

    June 11, 2011

    Jordan–Pick me! I have never been to Paris before but would love to give my old high school and college French language lessons a whirl! Thanks!

  13. Nancy

    June 11, 2011

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Paris! This is an amazing giveaway! Would love to win it! :]

  14. Nancy

    June 11, 2011

  15. Amy Pennington

    June 11, 2011

    WOW!!!!! This is seriously the neatest thing – probably EVER.

    I tweeted, liked, AND here is a link to my blog post mentioning the giveaway:
    http://bunniesandbows.blogspot.com/2011/06/marriage-and-most-incredible-giveaway.html

    I cannot even imagine strolling through Paris with my honey! <3

  16. sophie_866@msn.com

    June 11, 2011

    Wow, what an amazing give away ! be sure to ask whoever wins to leave a link to their trip/photographs of it ! xo

  17. Rae

    June 11, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway! oh i hope i win!

  18. Sophie Mutch

    June 11, 2011

  19. Faye Schmelig

    June 11, 2011

    Oh, how I love Paris! Already have my passport!

  20. Monique

    June 11, 2011

    Love your blog and love, love, love the flower chandelier you posted about! It’s such a great idea. Actually, all your ideas are inspiring and when I get married (if my boyfriend ever changes his mind about weddings!) then I’ll be using some of your fab wedding ideas :)

  21. Kristyn

    June 11, 2011

    Paris is the most amazing city ever!! Can’t wait to see your favorite spots.

  22. Alicia

    June 11, 2011

    this is amazing! Love it!

  23. Susan Phillips

    June 11, 2011

    Paris is my dream trip, maybe even my dream place to live, but always has meen the one place that I have wanted to go. And the Paris Flea Market—WOW—can’t even imagine the treasures. I’ll need to bring several home. The Eiffel Tower—– The the Lourve–heaven. A week is not enough. And the pictures I can take, to paint later. Pick me. Susan

  24. Bethany

    June 11, 2011

    There are not enough superlatives to describe this contest!

  25. Felicity

    June 11, 2011

    I’ve never been to Paris but think it would be amazing! What a great giveaway!

  26. Judy

    June 11, 2011

    What a generous and thoughtful opportunity you are providing to a lucky winner. I’ve just discovered your blog and love it!

  27. Holly

    June 11, 2011

    Oh, wow! I was a missionary in Paris umpteen years ago. What a dream it would be to be back!

  28. Annemarie

    June 11, 2011

    Wow. This is just sooo awesome. We haven’t gone a vacation in years!

  29. Audra Kelly

    June 11, 2011

    PIck me! Pick me! Some time away with my husband sans children sounds heavenly!

  30. Sarah @ Loved Like the Church

    June 11, 2011

    The last time I was in Paris, my husband {then boyfriend} proposed to me. *sigh* It’s been 6.5 years since we’ve been there and are always hoping to go back.

  31. Sarah @ Loved Like the Church

    June 11, 2011

    I like you on facebook!

  32. Bekah

    June 11, 2011

    I want to win this AH

  33. Sarah @ Loved Like the Church

    June 11, 2011

  34. Amy

    June 11, 2011

    Oh, how I love Paris and would love to go before our twins arrive!

  35. Jared

    June 11, 2011

    Paris is my wife’s favorite and she would love to go back.

  36. Sarah @ Loved Like the Church

    June 11, 2011

    Just blogged it!

  37. DearAbbyLeigh

    June 11, 2011

    I would LOVE to win this trip! My husband and I haven’t been able to do a real vacation since we got married 3 years ago. This would make a happy day indeed :)

  38. DearAbbyLeigh

    June 11, 2011

    just liked you on Facebook – don’t know why I wasn’t already :)
    (Abby Barnhart)

  39. DearAbbyLeigh

    June 11, 2011

  40. Dewey

    June 11, 2011

    Love your blog! I read it every day. And I would love a trip to Paris! That is exactly what I need right now.

  41. Jennifer

    June 11, 2011

    Your blog has definitely made Paris seem so dreamy. A trip to Paris for my husband on our Anniversary – now that would be some surprise! Crossing my fingers.

  42. yanna

    June 11, 2011

    so excited for a chance to winnnnn :)

  43. Bethany

    June 11, 2011

  44. Bethany Allred

    June 11, 2011

    Wow what a generous giveaway! Hope to be the winner!

  45. Karen Stevens

    June 11, 2011

    would SO love to to to Paris… always dreamed of it!!

  46. Carla

    June 11, 2011

    What a fabulous giveaway! I haven’t convinced my husband to go there yet. Pretty sure a free trip is all the convincing he’ll need :-)

  47. Bonnie

    June 11, 2011

    Fingers crossed! I love Paris!

  48. Randi

    June 11, 2011

    Pick me!!!!!!

  49. Christina G

    June 11, 2011

    Paris!

  50. Appletree

    June 11, 2011

    omg, you are so generous. It’s my 10th anniversay this summer and Paris would be AMAZING!!! it could never happen since my hubby in unemployed. You are so cool.

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