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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. Maria

    June 6, 2011

    What a tremendous giveaway!!! So excited just to enter, your life abroad there has really whet my appetite for France, would die to go!!!

  2. Nicole

    June 6, 2011

    How fabulous! This is incredible, and I would die to be able to go!

  3. Ms. Amy

    June 6, 2011

    I am dying. My husband finishes medical school at the end of August, and we have 6 days before he starts his residency. This would be a perfect celebration for such a huge event (especially since we are b.r.o.k.e from school expenses).

  4. Kim

    June 6, 2011

    I want to go to Paris!

  5. Kate

    June 6, 2011

    How incredible! What a lucky person the winner will be!

  6. Emily O.

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my goodness…amazing! This has to be the best giveaway ever – it would be a dream to win for me and my husband.

  7. K

    June 6, 2011

    me too!

  8. Cameron

    June 6, 2011

    Quite an amazing giveaway! I’ve fallen for Paris through your pictures and adventures and would LOVE to visit with my husband!

  9. Charlotte

    June 6, 2011

    A very exciting prize! I have always wanted to see the sights of Paris with the man I love – this would be such an amazing, wonderful trip! I love your blog and it would be truly exciting to see Paris through your eyes for a few days! fingers crossed!

  10. Amy

    June 6, 2011

    Wow! I love your blog and your awesome for doing such an amazing giveaway! This would be my belated honeymoon!

  11. Amanda

    June 6, 2011

    What a wonderful giveaway! I have made the announcements everywhere!

  12. Catriona

    June 6, 2011

    A fabulous blog and equally fabulous giveaway! I’ve my fingers and toes crossed! :)

  13. Elisabeth

    June 6, 2011

    Wow…just, wow. Coolest giveaway ever. Thanks for making this possible.

  14. Rose

    June 6, 2011

    Please, oh please, dear universe hear me! Gods and goddesses of all faiths (especially those of the stay-at-home-mom who has never had a break from her babies in seven years) please guide the forces that be to include me in this.

    Seriously. This would be a dream come true.

    Thanks for the super awesome giveaway. This is incroyable!

  15. Apt2bbakingco

    June 6, 2011

    Send me to paris!!

  16. Emily B

    June 6, 2011

    this is big! what an awesome idea and very generous of you.

  17. Julie

    June 6, 2011

    I LOVE Paris and have been dreaming about going back! *crossing fingers* Thank you soo much for this awesome giveaway Jordan!

  18. Lisa

    June 6, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway – thank you so much!

  19. Rebecca

    June 6, 2011

    Wow, Jordan. This is incredible. All I can say is I HOPE I WIN! 😀

  20. Summer

    June 6, 2011

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? Really? Awesome! I’d love to win this one. Fingers are crossed.

  21. anne

    June 6, 2011

    what a FUN, GENEROUS idea and gorgeous hotel!

  22. Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris

    June 6, 2011

    I already live in Paris, but I would love to stay at Mama Shelter with my hubby and see all your favorite places! Pick me! ….just think of all the money you’d save!
    And all jokes aside, reading your blog has been my inspiration to finally get out of my countryside suburb and get into the city more! My husband and I have made a few fun trips to Paris this Spring and are planning on making many more!
    Very fun blog and always fabulous photography!

  23. Lindsay F

    June 6, 2011

    Yes, please!

  24. ellie

    June 6, 2011

    this would be AMAZING!!! I think it would be the only way to get my husband to travel to europe! please!

  25. Marlo

    June 6, 2011

    It will be a happy day to spend some time in Paris with my hubby!!! What a generous offer!

  26. Meghan

    June 6, 2011

    What a dream trip this would be!

  27. Shayna proctor

    June 6, 2011

    This is just such a great give-away. How exciting.

  28. Jolynn K,

    June 6, 2011

    What a fun giveaway!!!! I am so excited because my husband and I are trying to go to Paris later this year. Thanks so much.

  29. Zoey

    June 6, 2011

    I’ve never been to Paris. I really want to go there!! This giveaway is fantastic…Thank you so much Jordan By the way I am fan of your blog..

  30. Marlo

    June 6, 2011

    Ignore the blog in my last post- typo! Here is the actual link…

  31. Carrie

    June 6, 2011

    Love the blog…..and what a great give away!

  32. jennifer c

    June 6, 2011

    paris je t’aime!

  33. Jerami G

    June 6, 2011

    Wow! What an incredible giveaway. So fun :)

    I just did a post on my blog, here it is:

  34. Kristina

    June 6, 2011

    I am not sure of I qualify as I live in Switzerland, but I only need a train ticket to come to Paris :) Would looooooove to win!!!

  35. Sarah

    June 6, 2011

    I can’t think of a better way to see Paris than with a fabulous tour guide who lives there!

  36. Cecelia

    June 6, 2011

    I can’t believe how generous you are – this is an amazing contest! Thank for you for the chance to win!

  37. christine

    June 6, 2011

    *fingers crossed* !!!

  38. JB

    June 6, 2011

    What a wonderful idea! Would love not only the time in Paris, but your guidance to make the most of it.

  39. Sasha

    June 6, 2011

    Join Facebook!

  40. sarah

    June 6, 2011

    this is awesome. i have my passport ready ( and hubby’s too ). would love to come over there.

  41. Brystal

    June 6, 2011

    Oh wow! We are a homeschooling family and we just finished studying the impressionists and post-impressionists and my daughter (she’s 6) keeps telling me she HAS to go to the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay (sp?) to see the REAL paintings. What an awesome giveaway!

  42. Roxanne

    June 6, 2011

    Ohh la la! Merci beaucoup, Jordan!

  43. karey mackin

    June 6, 2011

    whoa. this is silly-generous! wonderful wonderful wonderful…

  44. Leigha

    June 6, 2011

    Amazing!! Congratulations on five years!

  45. Sara

    June 6, 2011

    This is amazing. Not only the prize…but your generosity! What a GRAND gesture!

  46. Johanna

    June 6, 2011

    This is a dream come true. I have never been out of the country but Paris is on my short list of places to visit.

  47. Lisa

    June 6, 2011

    Paris!!! Yes please!!! What a great opportunity and what a fantastically generous way to give back to your reader community. Thanks!! Can’t wait to see who wins. : )

  48. Laura

    June 6, 2011

    Ohh la la! What an amazing way to show how much you value your readers.

  49. Annie

    June 6, 2011

    This would be the most amazing thing ever. Pick me!

  50. Marjorie

    June 6, 2011

    I’d love to go back to Paris!

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