Tax Refund Travel Ideas + Hampton Hotels Giveaway

It’s that yucky time of year. Everyone in the US has either filed their taxes or they’ve requested an extension. Some of you may owe Uncle Sam thanks to new tax law changes that went into effect this year, and some of you are lucky enough to get a refund. So now that you just might have an unexpected chunk of change burning a hole in your pocket, what are you going to do with it?

In past years I’ve always paid off a few bills and put the bulk aside for a family vacation. One year I used the refund to purchase new camera equipment. Another year I spent it on the kids summer clothes. This year, why not use your refund to make some fun travel memories by spending a weekend at a family friendly destination? And keep reading for a travel giveaway opportunity thanks to Hampton Hotels to enhance your next trip.

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale-Westgate

Suggestions on which Hampton Inn property to spend a fun weekend:

Austin – Located just steps from the University of Texas and only a few blocks from the Texas State Capitol, this newly opened property features a rooftop swimming pool with breathtaking views. The property is also in close proximity to Austin’s famous 6th street, surrounding entertainment districts and downtown restaurants.

New York – UN Property – This newly opened hotel is located in the convenient base of Midtown Manhattan, just walking distance from iconic sites including Times Square, famous flagship stores such as FAO Schwartz, and the always-bustling Grand Central Station.

Orlando – This property is located in Kissimmee, Fla., conveniently situated just three miles from Walt Disney World® Resort, and less than ten miles from Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and the Orange County Convention Center.

San Diego – Located right in the heart of Embarcadero San Diego, this property is located in close proximity to the world famous San Diego Zoo, historical Gaslamp District and close to SeaWorld.

Chicago – Downtown – Located just steps from the famous Magnificent Mile, this property is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, IL. The property is conveniently located near must-see Chicago sites including the John Hancock building, Navy Pier, and numerous famous deep-dish pizza restaurants.

Of course, these are just a few of the many family friendly Hampton Hotels properties located around the US. Hampton Inn would like to give one reader of TravelingMamas.com a two night stay at the Hampton Hotels of their choice. It’s super easy to enter. Just visit HamptonInn.com and leave a comment here on this post with the name of the property you’d like to visit. You can enter once per day per email address. Winner must be 21 years of age and a US tax paying citizen (since this is all about using your tax refund). One winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org and will be contacted by email to respond within 48 hours with legal name and mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday April 23, 2013. Certificate for stay must be used at a Hampton Hotels located in the USA.

So what are you waiting for? Getting to planning your tax refund family vacation!

Winner Update: Congrats to Jennifer comment #8 which was chosen by Random.org.

This giveaway has been provided by Hampton Hotels.

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  1. We would love to stay at the Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown. We are only a couple hours drive from SD and would love a weekend to explore and take our kids to the zoo.

  2. My kids would love to visit Chicago. They’ve been talking about Wrigley field for over a year now.

  3. Would love to stay at the san diego one with my family and and have a staycation and see the zoo SeaWorld and beach together without having to drive home we are about 1 hour from all that. Or maybe have a date night with my husband.

  4. Would Love to go to Chicago with my hubby as a 1 year anniversary to us <3 pic me traveling momma !!!

  5. I would love to go to New York…Maybe the Empire State Bldg location?? A girl can dream, right?

  6. 4/18 entry…I’d stay at Hampton Inn Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge…as long as it’s the Smokies 🙂

  7. I would love, love, love to stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front, great property, beautiful beach!
    Thanks so very much for a chance, good luck to all=)

  8. I would LOVE to stay at the Hampton Inn in Branson on the Strip! 🙂 I met my husband in Branson, we are going to have a baby in August, so it would be great fun to be able to go back one more time before busyness ensues!! 🙂

  9. This road trip mama would love to have a weekend with my son at downtown Chicago!

  10. 4/22 Hampton Inn close to Universal Studios. I would go to Universal too while I was there 😀

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