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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. Ashley Woodruff

    June 8, 2011

    and, I posted about this amazingness on my blog: Quark

  2. Donna

    June 8, 2011

    Wow. This is the absolute most awesome giveaway I have ever seen! I have been to Paris once, and I have been dying to go back ever since! It could very possibly be my favorite place in the world. I love it. I’m going over to Facebook to like you right now.

  3. Stephanie Ford

    June 8, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway! We were hoping to go to Europe this year to celebrate our 10th anniversary, but we just bought a house so it’s not in the budget. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  4. stetson

    June 8, 2011

    seriously the most generous giveaway ever. mama shelter looks so amazing (as do all your tour ideas!) i’d love to go!

  5. Lauren

    June 8, 2011

    I’ve got my beret, baguette, and bagage in hand! Such a fantastic giveaway!

  6. divrchk

    June 8, 2011

    I’ve traveled quite a bit but never to Paris… This would be fab…

  7. Jen

    June 8, 2011

    Congratulations on 5 years!

  8. Jane

    June 8, 2011

    I’ve been married for 3 1/2 years and haven’t taken a honeymoon yet; this would be awesome.

  9. Lauren

    June 8, 2011

    well shucks – i just started following this blog & HOLY CRAP WHAT A GIVEAWAY. how incredibly thoughtful & generous of you! pick me pick me! haha! ♥

  10. rachel

    June 8, 2011

    thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway! i have my everything crossed in hopes of winning!

  11. Alayna

    June 8, 2011

    I would definitely take a trip to paris!

  12. Katie

    June 8, 2011

    Oh, I would LOVE to go to Paris! Such a wonderful and generous giveaway! Thanks!

  13. Katie

    June 8, 2011

  14. Sarah

    June 8, 2011

    here’s my lil’ needle in a haystack! Thank you for the opportunity! :]

  15. Julie

    June 8, 2011

    I got married last month and would love to go to Paris with my sweetheart! Love your blog!!

  16. DANIELLE

    June 8, 2011

    So generous of you! The hotel looks awesome. Glad you and your family are enjoying life in Paris!

  17. Drew

    June 8, 2011

    Pick me! My girlfriend’s never been to Paris and I never got to see the catacombs when I went.

  18. Mariel

    June 8, 2011

    What an AMAZING giveaway! So glad to have found your lovely blog! Hubby and I still haven’t gone on a honeymoon (2 years) so this would be PERFECT if I won!! :) Thanks for your generosity!!

  19. Ashlyn Chugg

    June 8, 2011

    Wow! Mama Shelter looks amazing, and a free trip? PLEASE pick me.

  20. Mariel

    June 8, 2011

    I “liked” Oh Happy Day on FB!

  21. Mary

    June 8, 2011

    Paris…I need to see you. Je t’aime.

  22. Mariel

    June 8, 2011

  23. Amanda

    June 8, 2011

    Oh my goodness… this would be an amazing trip!

  24. Lacey

    June 8, 2011

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. I found you through Grosgrain. I’d just DIE if I won. 😀

  25. Noelle

    June 8, 2011

    Oh I would love to take my husband to Paris! Thanks so much for giving readers this opportunity!

  26. Brittney

    June 8, 2011

    This is amazing! It is my dream to visit Paris one day!

  27. Mariel

    June 8, 2011

    I mentioned and linked your blog giveaway on my lil ol’ blog: http://marielsarah.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesdays-child.html

  28. Lindsay L

    June 8, 2011

    This is the best giveaway EVER!!!! And it would be amazing to win. See, my fiance Andrew has never been on a plane…and he’s 25. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad during the college in Manchester, England. So I have seen a lot of Europe. Poor guy, I talk about it all the time and rave about how gorgeous it is. I want to share it with him so bad because I know he would absolutely love it.

    We were originally thinking about making it across the pond for our honeymoon (we are getting married May 27th, 2012) but the funds aren’t going to be there for us do so. Therefore, what an opportunity this would be!

    I love your blog – I especially love the pictures you post from overseas. Brings back memories – thank you!

  29. Julie

    June 8, 2011

    This would be a dream come true! A trip to Paris and you as a tour guide? Nice. Very nice indeed! Thank you for the chance. :)

  30. Tina Fussell

    June 8, 2011

    I would love to go to Paris again! It’s a short flight from Copenhagen too!

  31. Kelsey

    June 8, 2011

    J’espere que je gagner! J’adore Paris!

  32. Poppy Darlington

    June 8, 2011

    I hope I win this amazing giveaway. I’m already in the process of planning a trip Italy and would love to add 7 days in Paris to the itinerary.

  33. Kelli W

    June 8, 2011

    What a very generous thing for you to offer. Thank you! And keep up the great work!

  34. KayLynn

    June 8, 2011

    Bonjour’ Paris!

  35. Silvana Kathryn

    June 8, 2011

  36. Tina

    June 8, 2011

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

  37. Lindsay L

    June 8, 2011

    I liked Oh Happy Day on Facebook!!

  38. Erin

    June 8, 2011

  39. Tina

    June 8, 2011

    Oh my goodness you have a lot of comments! Everyone must want to go to Paris!

  40. Kelsey

    June 8, 2011

    Wow! What a dream-come-true it would be to win this! You are such a sweetheart to foot the bill! I hope You get someone WONDERFUL to show around!!

  41. Kelsey Cole

    June 8, 2011

    send me and my love to Paris!! :)

  42. Lindsay L

    June 8, 2011

    I tweeted the give away!! My Twitter Name is #Cert Nutr

  43. Becky

    June 8, 2011

    Well, I just have to try! Sounds like a perfect honeymoon trip…

  44. Blair R.C.

    June 8, 2011

    My heart skips a beat at the thought of going to Paris. Thank you for the chance!

  45. Celeste

    June 8, 2011

    I would LOVE a trip to Paris. It would help me fulfill my lifelong goal of traveling to Europe :)

  46. The Little Wife

    June 8, 2011

    What an a amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Anna

    June 8, 2011

  48. Jenna

    June 8, 2011

    Oh I would love this more than anything in the world!

  49. Nikki Caprara

    June 8, 2011

    One of my greatest dreams is to go to Paris! Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway.
    Nikki

  50. Kelsey Cole

    June 8, 2011

    liked oh happy day on facebook!

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