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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 and include the hashtag #ohhappydaygoestoparis
4. Repost a link to the contest page 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. Danika

    June 6, 2011

    Are you KIDDING me?!?! My husband and I could take the honeymoon we never had in the most romantic city on earth. Sign me up! Sign me up!

  2. Amanda

    June 6, 2011

    Are you kidding me? This is so awesome! Here’s hoping for good luck!

  3. martha

    June 6, 2011

    yes please!

  4. Amanda

    June 6, 2011

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway and congrats on the 5 year blog anniversary!

  5. Anne doventry

    June 6, 2011

    Pick me! :)

  6. Courtney

    June 6, 2011


  7. Amber Wallace

    June 6, 2011

    Wow!!! Wow wow wow wow wow! I would absolutely love to win!

  8. Diana

    June 6, 2011

    My birthday is Bastille Day and I’ve always wanted to celebrate it in Paris!

  9. Danielle

    June 6, 2011

    Wishing for this so hard. So very hard.

  10. Christen Bufford

    June 6, 2011

    OH PRETTY PLEASE LET IT BE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. denise purdy

    June 6, 2011

    Oh, how I would love to return to France…it’s been 45 years!! PLEASE!

  12. Christina

    June 6, 2011

    Ah, this is such an exciting giveaway! I was just thinking how I’d love to go to Paris in the next couple of years!

  13. Smedette

    June 6, 2011

  14. Kelly

    June 6, 2011

    Wow what a generous and fantastic giveaway! The trip of a lifetime it sounds like :)

  15. Theresa (Miss Charlotte)

    June 6, 2011

    I’ve never been outside the continental US…this IS my 15th wedding anniversary year….hmmm, I wonder if I should find a sitter first? 😉

  16. Erin

    June 6, 2011

    What a fabulous giveaway! I’ve never been to Paris and would love to go to the City of Love with my love and experience Europe the first time together! Hope to see you in Paris!

  17. Marm

    June 6, 2011

    I spent a few days in Paris once and would love to go back especially with you as a guide.

  18. Tracey

    June 6, 2011

    crossing all my fingers and my toes. i need a vacation, badly!

  19. Emily Anne

    June 6, 2011

    This is an amazing contest – wow! Never been to Paris so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I like on facebook and tweeted about the contest @hgolightly13

  20. tiffanykapri

    June 6, 2011

    Never been to Paris (or anywhere, really), and would looooooooooove to go!

  21. Sasha

    June 6, 2011

    the best giveaway ever!!! J’adore Paris!

  22. Tamika

    June 6, 2011

    Paris! I would love a trip to Paris. I’ve got my fingers crossed!!!

  23. Meredith

    June 6, 2011

    “Big” doesn’t even begin to cover it–this is amazing!

  24. Erica

    June 6, 2011

    Awesome! I’d take my mom for sure.

  25. Christen Bufford

    June 6, 2011

    I blogged about your giveaway! What an awesome prize!

  26. Araya

    June 6, 2011

    Wow, this would be my dream 5th wedding anniversary vacation.

  27. Stephanie R.

    June 6, 2011

    Paris is my favorite city in the word. Regardless of whether I win, you should know that I have learned so much from your blog and it has enriched my life.

  28. Leslie

    June 6, 2011

    Thank you so much for a fantastic thank you! I love your site!!

  29. Linda R

    June 6, 2011

    OMG I read this twice thinking I was crazy – then I realized you are the crazy one LOL. What a giveaway – WOW. Much like the lottery I’m sure there is no chance this would happen to little ol me but it’s fun entering 😉 French flea markets – be still my heart!!! French ephemera oh yeah…. would be nice. one can hope 😉

  30. Shosh

    June 6, 2011

    Wow – very cool! I love those peony pictures you posted, they’re beautiful.

  31. amanda

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my goodness, you are amazing! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! <3


  32. Linda R

    June 6, 2011

    Tweeted for sure!

  33. Linda R

    June 6, 2011

    “liked” your Facebook 😉

  34. LH

    June 6, 2011

    Pretty sure this is the best giveaway ever!

  35. Miranda B

    June 6, 2011

    Wow! This is an amazing giveaway; thank you for being so thoughtful! Paris, France has been a DREAM of mine ever since I could remember! My husband and I had hoped to go there for our honeymoon, but alas we never got to go because he was deployed with the military. Here we are four years later and we STILL haven’t gone! LOL This would be great!!!!

  36. Kristi

    June 6, 2011

    I want to go to there.

  37. Kristin

    June 6, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway, thank you!!!! i keep telling my huband i wish we could go for our 5 year anniversary this month!!! i am keeping my fingers crossed! 😉

  38. Jaime

    June 6, 2011

    Amazing!!!!! Would LOVE to win the trip :) And of course I have “liked” you on FB ages ago :)

  39. Sarah O.

    June 6, 2011

    I’ve never been to Paris, this would be fabulous. I would love to go with my hubby. How romantic!

  40. OHmommy

    June 6, 2011

    Paris with my husband? Yes, please. A girl can dream…

  41. Lexy

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my gosh. I’ve never been outside the US, so this would be an amazing treat!

    I liked you on FB and tweeted the contest as well (under LexyLevin)! Fingers crossed, but either way, I’m crazy about your blog!

  42. Brianne A

    June 6, 2011

    Holy COW!!!! This is soooooo exciting!! Thank you SO MUCH for doing this!!!

  43. Susan

    June 6, 2011

    This would be a dream come true…what a generous giveaway Jordan! Here is my post link:

  44. MaryEllen Harley

    June 6, 2011

    Wowsers! What a wonderful gift! Oh Paris, I do love you so…

  45. Kelly Ventura

    June 6, 2011

    What a giveaway! Here’s to hoping…..

  46. Jessica

    June 6, 2011

    One of my favorite cities! Would LOVE to revisit. Thank you for the opportunity!

  47. haya

    June 6, 2011

    wow!!! winning this trip would be amazing. how awesome of you to offer up this fantastic experience!

  48. Jenny Odor

    June 6, 2011

    Wahoo, yippeee, Paris!! This is such an amazing gift, I am truly in awe of your heart to bless others.

  49. Ashlynn

    June 6, 2011

    Dang Gina – go Jordan!!!

  50. Amanda Pressel

    June 6, 2011

    How wonderful! August will mark our 10th wedding anniversary. What a fabulous way to celebrate! Thanks for the opportunity.

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