March 18, 2010

Hip Hip Hurray Giveaway | $50 Goby.com "Create Your Own Adventure" Gift Card! (Ends 03/26)



This week's giveaway is a day late in posting - apologies! I spent a good chunk of time outdoors yesterday because Spring is HERE!

With the start of Spring, I - like many of you reading this - am looking for fun things to do outdoors with my hubs and kids. Whether it's parks, events, or destinations, we really enjoy getting out and about once winter is over but we - like you - don't have unlimited funding for fun. The cheaper, the better!

Today's giveaway is right in line with finding frugal fun for your family (say that five times fast - whew!).


From their site:

Goby (GO-be) is a new search engine that's all about finding fun ways to spend your free time, from a weekend to a week off.

When you visit Goby for the first time, this is what you'll see:


You can search your city (or any city if you're planning a trip) for destinations, events, family friendly, restaurants, outdoor, even offbeat places to visit. Goby covers all 50 states and has a total of 200 categories of events/destinations to search. The search engine is easy to use (I tried it and found a ton of stuff for the greater Cincy area, all well sorted into easy to navigate labels) and you can also share your finds on Facebook with your friends and family as you can connect by your Facebook account to Goby.

I know many of you out there reading this blog not just because you want to save money in your day-to-day life but because you *need* to save money to make your family's budget work. I'm happy to share this giveaway with you because I'm hoping it will help you plan a little *fun* for your family without breaking the bank!

Onto the giveaway!

I've been graciously given (1) $50 "Create Your Own Adventure" Gift Card from Goby.com to give away to one lucky winner!

How to enter:

Visit Goby and check out your city (or a place you'd like to visit - whatever floats your boat), then come back here and post a comment below answering, “What type of adventures you found on Goby?” ;-)

You can earn an additional (4) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to add @TheRealGoby to your tweet then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted (add the url from your tweet please).

2. Follow @TheRealGoby and leave a comment here that you did.

3. Fan Goby on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall; come back and leave a comment here that you did.

4. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you MUST leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog - and if you do have a blog that is not public, be sure to leave me a means of contacting you. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on FRIDAY, March 26, 2010, at 10:00 pm EST. I will announce the winners (selected by Random.org) on MONDAY, March 29, 2010.

Good luck!

Have a giveaway going on at your blogjoint? Drop the link to your giveaway post here and spread the word! Please use a simple format to help everyone navigate the links: Your Name | Giveaway Item | End Date. Thanks!



*DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation of any sort for sharing this giveaway with you. For more about my personal disclosure policy, read my disclosure page.

42 comments:

  1. I am following The Real Goby on Twitter (atlantagalknows)

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

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  2. On Goby.com I found that there's a Friday Art Stroll tomorrow night in Atlanta--who knew?!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

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  3. I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

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  4. Fanned Goby on Facebook and left a comment

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

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  5. I found all sorts of Children's Museums (that I'd never heard of before) in our area! The one that sounded best was the Explore and Moore Children's Discovery Museum in Woodbridge, VA.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I'm following Goby on Twitter. (@hawaiismn)

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  8. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/10679947986

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I'm a Facebook fan of Goby and left a comment.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm an email subscriber.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I'm a Goby Facebook fan and I posted on their wall.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow the Real Goby on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  13. This weekend in NC I found West African dance classes.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  14. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/10700753884


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  15. I am a new subscriber to your blog.

    wilson1am@yahoo.com

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  16. I am a fan of the real goby on facebook.

    wilson1am@yahoo.com

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  17. I am following @therealgoby on twitter (wilson1am)

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  18. I went to goby.com and I found out about a kite store in Traverse City and I also found out about a newer waterpark!

    wilson1am@yahoo.com

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  19. I found out in Dallas I can Rent a Lamborghini Gallardo! My husband would FLIP out!

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  20. I subscribed by Google Reader!

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  21. I found several miniture golf courses that I didn't know where in the area :)

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  22. I'm a google subscriber.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I found out about a great place not too far away for family fun called Storytime. We might just check it out. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I found kids activities in Train Depot for kids. Great to bring kids to on weekends, and the best part is very close to home.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  25. Follow @TheRealGoby@tcarolinep

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  26. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/10731953125

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  27. Fan Goby on Facebook @tcarolinep JessiKatie S. and comment left.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Goby/74861881347?ref=search&sid=1180764122.3123469318..1#!/pages/Goby/74861881347?v=feed&story_fbid=410243416347&ref=mf

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  28. I found a lot of dance performances for the area there is Swan lake coming Apr. 8 which would be awesome to see!!

    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  29. I follow the real goby on twitter!!

    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  30. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/10775199205

    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  31. I subscribe by email!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  32. I am a FB fan of goby!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  33. There is a cool exhibit at the local musuem for kids.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

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  34. Email subscriber

    Thanks
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  35. I just learned on Goby that we have a Ghost town just 15 miles away. I never knew that... that is a cool offbeat attraction for sure!

    rclink at triad.rr.com

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  36. I follow @TheRealGoby on twitter as "calidreamin87"

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  37. I searched for museums near me & I found some neat ones:
    -Museum Of Contemporary Craft
    -Froelick Gallery
    -Oregon Historical Society

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  38. I subscribe to your feed w/Google Reader.

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  39. I'm a fan of Goby on Facebook & I left them a comment! :)

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