Congratulations to our winners!

1000 Disney Gift Card Giveaway-Red

After eleven days and 289,134 entries, we have our winners in the $1,000 Disney Gift Card Giveaway!  Since we were offering one (1) $500 Disney Gift Card and two (2) $250 Disney Gift Cards, that means that we have three winners!

Congratulations go out to these winners, who have been selected, but need to claim their prizes before they are official winners!

The winner of the $500 Disney Gift Card is Cori Shifrin of White Plains! Cori won on entry number 80,246 for liking A Disney Moms Thoughts on Facebook!  Congratulations Cori!

The winner of the first $250 Disney Gift Card is Troy Stepp of Vista!  Troy won on entry number 63,732 for tweeting about the giveaway!  Congratulations Troy!

The winner of the second $250 Disney Gift Card is Lori Peugh of Arlington!  Lori won on entry number 209,018 for liking My Dreams of Disney on Facebook!  Congratulations Lori!

I have sent each of you an email congratulating you on winning.  Now, you need to claim your prize by replying to that email.  It would have come from the email address, and you have 24 hours from the time of the email to claim your prize.  For you three, I must have a reply email by 7:45AM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.  If I have not heard back from you via that email, I will be forced to select a new winner and your prize will be awarded to another!  Please don’t force me to have to do that!

You may see your name announced as the winner on various Social Media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, or others, but for the purposes of claiming your prize, I must hear back from you via email.

Once again, congratulations to our three winners!  All of us that sponsored this great giveaway wish that you each could win, but we hope that you have learned about some new great Disney blogs, and that you’ll stick around and read our posts!  It’s for all of you that we do these giveaways and write our Disney blogs.  Thanks, and we’ll see you on the Internet!

Don’t forget our Newsletter-Only Contest!

Image ©Disney Parks Merchandise

Image ©Disney Parks Merchandise

Hello everyone, remember, starting Monday, May 13th, 2013, we are having a Newsletter-Only contest!  All of you that are subscribers to our newsletter will receive a special newsletter in addition to our normal newsletter, and in it, you’ll find a Rafflecopter contest widget embedded.  The beginning contests will have small prizes, but as we reach significant numbers of subscribers to our newsletter, we’ll be giving out better prizes.  Thanks for following along with us via our newsletter, and if you have any suggestions for improving the newsletter, please feel free to let us know your thoughts!  Thanks everyone!

The contest will run from Monday, May 13th, 2013 at Midnight until Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 11:59PM.  There will be entries to be had each day, so make sure you check your newsletter every day!

Our first prize in our contest will be 5 randomly selected Disney Pins that I’ll be mailing to the winner.  Good luck everyone!  These pins will help you get started with Disney Pin Trading, or they will give you some free pins to give your kids so they can trade them if they want.

To subscribe to our newsletter, just click on our Subscribe link, enter your name and email address, and when you get our verification link via email, just click the verification link and you are all done!

Rock the Vote for MouseChat Podcast!

Today is November 1st, everyone, and that means that it is time to get out and vote!  Vote for the best Travel Podcast on the Internet!  That podcast, my friends, is!

I have been listening to the Podcast for several years now.  Their first podcast was on September 3, 2010, when they talked about the choices between staying on property or off property.  Some of my favorite episodes include “Deep Thoughts…with Jim Hill” and “Enjoying the Disney World Decorations at the Resorts.”  In almost every instance the gang has so much fun talking to one another that the podcast is done before you know it, and it’s already been an hour!  While they do have fun talking with one another, don’t get me wrong — the information they provide is top rate, and well worth your time!  The podcast is free, of course, and you can either listen from the website directly at, or you can subscribe to the show via iTunes and send it to your device!

They are up against some very stiff competition, so please take the time to follow these simple steps to place your vote.  You can do this once per day until November 15th, so please take the few seconds it takes to do so, and thank you!

  1. Navigate to the site.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, and look for the section for Travel.
  3. Click on the radio button next to MouseChat in that category (See images below)
  4. Fill in your name and email address at the bottom left part of the form, and click the submit button on the right.
  5. Some voters will receive an email, click on the link in the email to finalize your vote.
  6. Repeat these steps each day between November 1 – 15, 2012!

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Thanks! Go MouseChat!