Wish You Were Here $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (8/6) over

Diane Hidey —  July 30, 2012 — 238 Comments


Welcome to the Wish You Were Here Giveaway Hop! While thousands of bloggers flee to New York City for a blogging conference, we thought it would be a great idea to kickoff a giveaway for our readers (before we left)! This event is hosted by BloggerPR and will run from July 30-August 6, 2012. Each giveaway prize is valued over $25.00, so you are bound to find something you love! Good luck and have fun!

I am giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Code. I know there are always things I need/want on Amazon. I hope you win! Use the easy Rafflecopter form below. I’ve made it as easy as I could!! Thanks for checking out this blog! I appreciate your support!

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238 responses to Wish You Were Here $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (8/6) over

  1. The closest thing I had to a vacation this year was visiting my parents in Texas for 2 weeks at the end of my maternity leave. Because we have a 4-month-old, a vacation seems REALLY unlikely. Maybe next year!

  2. No vacation for us this year! The husband had to use his Vacation pto for an injury outside of work… :(

  3. No vacation this year. Hoping to go to FL (beach) next summer!

  4. Margaret Smith July 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    We’ve gone on a few day trips, rafting and to the beach. Basically, we’re having a staycation this year.
    Thanks so much.

  5. colleen boudreau July 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    cedar point.

  6. Starr Greenwell July 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    I will go to Arlington

  7. We went on vacation in our backyard this year….we got a pool!

  8. No vacation yet. I’m really hoping that changes.
    Thanks for the giveaway!! =)

  9. Well we were supposed to go to virgina but our dog had to have emergency surgery and that took our vacation fund, but that’s ok cuz now he is safe and sound.

  10. New York in October with my sister!

  11. We went to RI, NH and NY.

  12. We are going to Myrtle Beach, SC

  13. I’m hoping to go up to Boston and go visit my brother for a while. :)

  14. Ocean city, NJ and Stone Harbor, NJ!

  15. We will probably just stay home this year.

  16. Don’t think we’re getting one this year :/

  17. I went to the beach for a week.

  18. No vacation plans yet, but we’re thinking about somewhere in the US this year!

  19. We were lucky enough to be able to go to Disney World! Best vacation ever!

  20. Mary Happymommy July 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    We went to Myrtle Beach.

  21. No vacation this year, just maybe a couple of days somewhere

  22. to new york

  23. no vaction yet this year

  24. There will be no vacation for us this year.

  25. We aren’t going on a vacation this year. We did go to Tennessee to visit family for 3 days. Plus, we make several trips to our State Fair, kind of like a staycation… That begins this weekend11!! Can’t wait!

  26. we went to my grandma’s cottage for a week.

  27. I am not going on a vacation this year, I cannot afford to take a vacation.

  28. One income/one son. No holiday this year. Saving for a trip next summer to the Maritimes.

    eva urban

  29. No vacation plan so far this year

  30. Danielle Papsis July 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    We’ve gone on day trips to Freeport and the Mall… but that’s about it.

  31. We may do the 5 hour dive to the MT Washington Valley in NH in September…..it’s been a quite a while since we’ve had a vacation :)

  32. no vacation this year, no work = no money, spending my time applying for jobs

  33. Krystal Ramirez July 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    I went to Chicago my home town!! How I miss the city!!

  34. I went to Santa Fe and the ABQ!!

  35. We are going to Idaho to visit our daughter.

  36. debbie jackson July 31, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    yellowstone park debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  37. I will go to the jersey shore for vacation this summer..


  38. Theresa Shafer July 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Staying home and no vacation

  39. We’re going to Charleston, SC this fall.

  40. David Hollingsworth July 31, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    No vacation for me, although I would love to go to New York, eventually.


  41. No vacation for me, no money.

  42. We can’t afford a vacation, so none for us this year.

  43. I went to Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

  44. no vacation for me this year. I have to work

  45. Chrystal Davis July 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I’d love to take a trip home this summer, but I need to find a job!

  46. stacey dempsey July 31, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I am going to san fransisco in oct , yippee

  47. No real vacation, but I’m going to San Francisco overnight for a concert next week.

  48. Theron Willis July 31, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    This August, I’d like to take a vacation at Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles.

    Hope to win!

  49. Caroline Morin July 31, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Unfortunately, I had no vacation this year and will probably not get one any time soon, but that’s okay!

  50. I’m not planning to go on any vacations this year

  51. I haven’t been anywhere for vacation this year yet but hope to get to NYC!

  52. To the shore for three days

  53. No vacation for me this year :(
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  54. No vacation for us

  55. My mom and I go gambling in April and October – that’s our vacation

  56. Don’t know. We can’t afford to go on vacation.

  57. I didn’t go on vacation this year.

  58. Barbara Montag July 31, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    No vacation this year – lack of finances.
    Thank you.

  59. my vacation i away from the kids and the house

  60. The Beach. :)

  61. we went to Disney World.

  62. We went to Disneyworld with the kids!

  63. We went to Orange Beach.

  64. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard July 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    we are hoping to go on a camping holiday

  65. Not yet, hoping for maybe something in the fall.

  66. We went to Cancun, The Wisconsin Dells, Washington DC and will go to Paris & Amsterdam

  67. No where this year. Can’t afford it.

  68. We already went to Disneyland.

    Thanks for the chance.

  69. Jennifer Haile August 1, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    We took a two day trip to Monterey, CA.

  70. We went to Daytona Beach in april for a week alone, it was wonderful!

  71. No vacation for me this year. Just stayed home.

  72. hoping to go to california

  73. We went on a cruise to Cyprus this year.

  74. We went to Yosemite this summer.

  75. NYC, baby

  76. Went to Michigan’s UP.

  77. Debra L. Guillen August 1, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Spent 2 weeks with my Mom on S. Padre Island

  78. I’m visiting a friend in MN for a long weekend. Does that count?

  79. We are just taking weekend trips around our state.

  80. nowhere, just some day trips when we get the time

  81. Maria pronounced Mariah August 1, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Sadly no vacation for us. Medical bills took precidence.

  82. We enjoyed two weeks in the mountains of Gatlinburg, TN

  83. Sadly no vacation for a few years.
    Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  84. I will be going to Atlanta

  85. I’m going to Washington (state) for vacation this year! :)

  86. Arthur Caudill August 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    I didn’t get to go anywhere this year, but my wife and daughter went to Colorado.

  87. No where!

  88. went on a cruise and heading to florida soon
    msboatgal at aol.com

  89. Jemima Puddleduck August 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    My backyard. At least it’s nicer this year than it was last year :)
    We did visit some family last month, but that’s more like the opposite of a vacation!

  90. we went to new york

  91. We went on a family cruise in April – 19 members of our extended family set sail together. It was fun! And we’re planning family camping trips, too, once the weather cools off and we can head to our favorite stomping grounds — the Southern California desert sand dunes!

  92. Kathleen Fitzsimmons August 2, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    I’m just going to the beach

  93. I went to Florida


  94. were going to myrtle beach tomorrow

  95. As usual, we will not be going anywhere for vacation. Just staying home.

  96. Amanda Alvarado August 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    We haven’t didn’t go anywhere this year. We will (hopefully) be going to the beach on Monday though.

  97. We didn’t go anywhere :(

  98. Melanie Schemanski August 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Just staycations this year for us as we moved to a new state in January

  99. We stayed home this summer due to the arrival of our firstborn 2 weeks ago!

  100. No vacation this year!!! Pregnant and already have 5 kiddos…I don’t feel like dragging them all out haha!

  101. no vacations for me for a long time

  102. We aren’t going on any vacations this year due to money.

  103. no vacations this year… I am moving to florida from new jersey next month

  104. Susan Foster O’Bryant August 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    We had a staycation this year, to save money. But we’ll be going somewhere next year when the economy will hopefully (please please please) be better.

  105. Cheryl Abdelnour August 2, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    We went to Michigan. Had a lot of fun there.

  106. We have no vacation plans, just local day trips.

  107. we went to iowa!

  108. Sadly, no vacation for me.

  109. I’m going to D.C. to visit my brother.

  110. Nowhere, we’re staying home this summer :-(

  111. We had a fantastic vacation in the Outer Banks in June.

  112. We do not go on vacation. We don’t have the money plus my oldest daughter plays travel softball all year. thank you!

  113. Went camping on Bear Island, NC

  114. I haven’t gotten a vacation yet this year, but I’m hoping to be able to take a road trip to Boston before the end of the summer!

  115. no trips for me

  116. we don’t go on vacation since we are retired and live in a vacation hotspot (wisc northwoods)

  117. We plan to go to the beach in the next couple of weeks before school starts.

  118. My parents live in new orleans, so we take any opportunity to visit!

  119. no vacation yet but going soon!

  120. I’m hoping to go to Myrtle Beach in the fall. :-)

  121. This year we went to Tumbler Ridge BC, its no to well known but there are alot of hiking trails and even the chance to see real Dinosaur footprints on those trails! After our hikes we went to the museum and my son has been obsessed with dinosaurs ever since! We had alot of fun!

  122. Myrtle Beach

  123. We went to Niagara falls, NY

  124. Went to the coast

  125. South florida for New Years

    ky2here at msn dot com

  126. We staycationed at the beach

  127. I went to NC to visit family and spend some time on the beach

  128. There is no vacation planned for us this year. It would be nice to get to northern Arkansas though. Very pretty up there.

  129. not doing anything this year, probably not going anywhere next year either

  130. Linda Lansford August 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    I want to go to biloxi

  131. we went to see my parents in VA last month.

  132. No vacation this Summer for us.

  133. Helen Stockwell August 4, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    I went to Hawaii… best time!

  134. No vacation for us this year.

  135. I’d like to go on vacation to upstate new york.

  136. Aimee Fontenot August 5, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    We actually didn’t go anywhere this year, but we had originally planned to go to Mississippi or Florida. Maybe next year things won’t be so tight.

  137. I’d like to go to the beach but not sure that will happen right now.

  138. We will be doing a weekend road trip the end of this month to Put in Bay island in Ohio.

  139. Not really an official vacation, but a friend and I are taking a little road trip to the coast for a couple of nights.

  140. Hawaii

  141. Christy Weller August 5, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    We usually just take 1 or 2 road trips.


  142. I’m going on an Alaskan cruise for my Birthday in September!

  143. We didn’t go on vacation this year but we’ll probably go to Orlando next year

  144. We went to Disneyworld earlier this year for their Leap Day promotion. Thanks for asking!

  145. Jennifer Mae Hiles August 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    I”m hoping to go to Niagra Falls for a weekend – my husband has never been there but we need to get his passport first!

  146. We are going to VA beach next week.

  147. I went to Busch Gardens already and will be heading back before the end of the month

  148. No vacation this year. Maybe next year. :)



  150. Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    visiting family in ALabama
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  151. We traveled from Michigan to Napa valley CA for a family vacation with my family of 4 and met up with my brothers family and my Mom.
    It was fantastic

  152. We did not go on vacation this year.

  153. Hoping to go to Hong Kong this year some time

  154. New Orleans and Ocean Isle beach, NC

  155. We will go to the Cape.

  156. going to New Mexico

  157. Diana Stanhope August 5, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    I will go to New Orleans.

  158. Ocean City, thanks

  159. My vacation was visiting my mom and dad. :-)

  160. alyce poalillo August 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Money being tight again, we will be staying home

  161. We went to Denver for a dear friends’ wedding.

  162. Amanda Hoffman August 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    maybe the beach thats it though

  163. We went on a camping trip and also one week to San Diego

  164. Jo-Ann Brightman August 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    No vacation this year

  165. natalia ryjova August 5, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Im going to mexico in two weeks

  166. We haven’t had a vacation in forever, but hopefully next summer we will for sure!

  167. i want to go back to Missouri to visit family for the holidays

  168. no money so no traveling vaction, had a trip to a local waterpark and that is basically it.

  169. We are just taking some day trip to amusement parks this summer

  170. We went to Florida!

  171. unfortunately there will be no vacation for us this year, or the next few probably. If I had a choice I’d love to go on vacation to the mountains!

  172. no vacation but might travel up north end of the month

  173. We are going to Yellowstone National Park next month

  174. Won’t be having a vacation this year, no money.

  175. I’m going to Oregon!

  176. day trips up in the mountains
    Thanks for the contest.

  177. I am having a staycation this year…staying home for the holidays ☺
    FB ID: ladybugcda

  178. Going to Oregon next week

  179. to visit my son in North Carolina

  180. We couldn’t afford to go anywhere this summer, but maybe next year!

  181. Paul T/Pauline T August 6, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    we are heading to disney world sometimes this fall – – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  182. Leslie L. Stanziani August 6, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    I have not went nor will not be going on vacation till next year.I hope to go to New Jersey(I am in Fl).

  183. Stefanie McMullen August 6, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Sadly, nowhere. We can’t afford to take a vacation nor can my husband get the time off. We’ve actually never really been on a real vacation.

  184. we visited myrtle beach sc

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  185. I am not vacationing this summer but have gone out of town for a few days to visit my friend

  186. Having recently delivered baby #5, there is no time/money for a vacation this year.

  187. Going to Bloomington, IN next week

  188. We took a weekend and went to New Jersey, and my daughter took two friends with her. It was a nice little mini vacation!

  189. No vacation yet this year

  190. We spent a couple days at Virginia Beach

  191. I went to Tennessee! It was great!

  192. Denise Donaldson August 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    I went to Branson. :)

  193. We went to Cancun for the first time last February. I doubt we ever go back but I can say I have been there.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  194. no vacation planned so far this year

  195. kelly nicholson August 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Where did you/will you go for vacation this year?

    miami beach

  196. Went to Wisconsin Dells!

  197. Went to Niagara Falls.

  198. I don’t care just to get away… does that count

  199. We didn’t go on vacation this year.

  200. Caitlin McClure August 6, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    I visited my parents in TN :)

  201. outer banks–north carolina :)

  202. Virginia Beach! =)

  203. We went on a road trip to St. Augustine, Florida this year. And I sooooo can’t wait to get back there! :-)
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  204. We’re not going anywhere

  205. st. louis, mo

  206. We went to Hawaii over spring break

  207. no vacation this year :(

  208. I went to the DMV area to visit a bunch of family.

  209. We just went camping and fishing!!

  210. We went to California for a week!

  211. the two concerts I have went to were a prize as Other then that no money for any extras but next year shall be great

  212. Melissa Shirley August 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    My family and I went to the lake of the ozarks in MO.

  213. Italy, but won’t happen.

  214. nowhere,but in may we are going to north carolina

  215. we didnt go anywhere :(

  216. No vacation this year, I took summer classes so I am stuck at home. Thanks@

  217. im more of a staycation person. I will just go to a lake and sit there for a few hours and thats enough to de stress

  218. No vacation this year.

  219. Florida Beach

  220. the beach!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  221. Michelle Spayde August 6, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    No vacations

  222. we are hoping to go to the beach at the end of the month

  223. We will go to the beach

  224. We are doing a staycation this year. We had a house siding party and family and friends came to help side our home. we felt the love and had a party after.

  225. We won’t be taking a vacation this year.

  226. Margaret Walker August 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    We went to Southern Kentucky to visit my brother and family.

  227. Thanks for the giveaway…a few long weekends @ San Diego.

  228. We can not afford to go on vacation this year

  229. we went to orlando a couple of times and to cocoa beach a couple of times@!

  230. Jacob LaFountaine August 6, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    I don’t vacation

  231. We just stayed home this year

  232. no vacation this year.

  233. I want to go to bora bora for my honeymoon this year

  234. i think we might go to cape henlopen

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