2013 Vacation of a Lifetime Winners Announced

2013 Vacation of a Lifetime Winners Announced

News, Vacation of a Lifetime Select Registry – January 28, 2013

Greetings from the Tropicana Hotel and Convention Center in sunny Las Vegas! We're here for the annual Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show this week, sponsored by our friends at the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. There's a lot of informative workshops and trade show events in the days ahead, but Monday we kicked off the week by catching up with our favorite innkeepers and friends (Select Registry members) to look back at all that happened in 2012 -- including our Vacation of a Lifetime sweepstakes!

Obviously there's been a lot of suspense building up to the big announcement after a year in the making and more than 48,000 guest entries in the drawing for a year's worth of FREE stays at Select Registry Inns and B&Bs across North America, so without further adieu -- drumroll, please...

We thrilled to present the 2013 Vacation of a Lifetime Grand Prize winners: Janet and Warren Hankammer of Bedford, Texas. 

About our winners:

Warren is the corporate welding engineer for a company called Red Ball Oxygen, and Janet is an English teacher at a high school for at-risk youths who have dropped out of school and have come back to get their diploma or are at risk of dropping out. The happy couple has been married for nearly 35 years and have a one married daughter.

They love to travel (perfect!) and try to as often as possible.  They've previously visited two Select Registry inns -- John Rutledge Inn (where they signed up for the contest) in spring 2012 and the Isaiah Jones Homestead in summer 2010. That leaves more than 300 inns for them to experience, so needless to say, the Hankammer's plan to take full advantage of this great prize!

We'll be hearing a lot more from Janet and Warren in the coming months, so stay connect to us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest to travel vicariously through their Vacation of a Lifetime.

More winners:
While Janet and Warren's next year of travel will be the envy of inn-goers everywhere, we couldn't let them have all the fun. So we drew another 20 names for some great runner-up prizes. Here's a full list of our lucky winners.

$500 Gift Certificate winners:
Alan -- Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Roger -- Hilton Head Island, SC
John & Patricia -- Providence, RI

$250 Gift Certificate winners:
Fred -- Melville, NY
Robert -- Wausau, WI
Roy -- Moorestown, NJ
Janet -- Oakland, CA
Elizabeth -- Statesboro, GA

Select Registry Mug winners:
Meganne -- Oradell, NJ
Scott -- Mableton, GA
Sherry -- West Orange, NJ
David -- North Andover, MA
Obrie -- San Francisco, CA
Wayne -- Spring Lake, NJ
Christian -- Richmond, VT
Larry -- Columbus, OH
Michael -- Wallingford, CT
Henri -- Berkeley, CA
Gregory -- Pawtucket, RI
Joanne -- Jefferson, NY
Eric -- Laytonsville, MD
Kathleen -- Eau Claire, WI
Kim -- Northbrook, IL
Sandra -- Cincinnati, OH
Elizabeth -- Cincinnati, OH
Charles -- Bear Creek, PA
Katherine -- Doylestown PA
Wendy -- Houton, TX

Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks to everyone who entered this year's sweepstakes. Want to improve your odds of winning next year? It's easy. Keep staying at Select Registry inns and bed & breakfasts.