Islands of Aloha Giveaway!

Update February 18, 2012:  This giveaway is now closed for entry.

And the winner is: Congratulations, Lucky #11: Winnie Ma. Please email me at with your mailing address, so I can send you the tickets as soon as possible.

Thank you all for participating and don’t forget you can still enter the following giveaways to win tickets:

Primetime Parenting

Frugal Philly Mom

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Welcome to my first giveaway on Culture Jaunt! As you know, I am covering the Philadelphia International Flower Show 2012. This year’s theme is Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha and will be taking place March 4 – 11.

Not only will you get to experience wonderful exhibitions focused on the orchid, but experience Hawaiian culture as well. From Hula dancing to delicious food, a waterfall that turns into a volcano and even a man cave. Whether you’ve been to the Flower Show before or will be a first-timer like me, you won’t want to miss this chance to win:

Two tickets to the Flower Show!

The Rules

1. ‘Like’ Culture Jaunt on Facebook or follow me through WordPress, if you prefer.

2. Comment (only once) below why you want to go to this year’s Flower Show.

3. Open to US residents only (or International residents with a US shipping address)

4. Giveaway ends at midnight Friday, February 17, 2012

5. The winner will be announced next Saturday, February 18, 2012

6. I will pick the winning comment randomly via

Update: So far, you all have wonderful reasons to go to the Flower Show and I wish you could all win these tickets. Unfortunately, I only have 2 to give away. However, there are other giveaways that you can enter to raise your chances:

Primetime Parenting

Frugal Philly Mom

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This post is brought to you with the support of the Philadelphia International Flower Show. Connect with them in any of the following ways: Facebook, Youtube, the PHS blog, Flickr, the Flower Show blog and Twitter by clicking on the buttons below. Data collected in this giveaway may be shared with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).

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12 thoughts on “Islands of Aloha Giveaway!

  1. I would love to go to this year’s Philadelphia flower show because I have never visited the Hawaii Islands yet and this will help fulfill my wanderlust! I can just image feeling that I’m in the tropical destination while walking along the rows of flowers in the convention center. I hope that picks me! 🙂

  2. Every year for the past 10 years I have taken my daughter to the Flower Show for her Birthday. It is something that we have both enjoyed. It started by me wanted to give her the gift of scents, so she could enjoy the beauty and smells that surround the Flower Show. I love that she appreciates the beauty and wants to continue this tradition. In a time where most teenagers couldn’t care to be with their Mom, this one event brought us closer than any other. I would love to continue this tradition especially because the theme is Hawaii and it is somewhere that I have always dreamt of visiting… the islands, but, money has always been an issue. Please help me continue the tradition of giving the gift of scents to my daughter and visiting Hawaii all in one trip.

  3. I would love to go to the flower show this year and take in it’s beauty! It is as close to Hawaii that I am ever going to get! 🙂 I would take my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Thanks Liz

  4. I have a lovely 76 year Mother whose birthday is in March. She absolutely l-o-v-e-s the flower show, the beauty and the mechanics it possesses. My sister and I have been taking my Mother every year for the past 4 years, Mom has been diagnose with Lewdy Body Dementia,about 6 years ago and while she is still able to get around(slowly) and she can remember, we are enjoying her wisdom,every smile and laughter she can give us. We make it a beautiful day for her, to keep things simple we rent a wheelchair, she picks out a bunch of her favorite flowers, based on the show and we take her lunch. I could really use some help to get my MoM there. Unfortunately, my finances are not where I need them to be to help out with the expenses. We have to keep this enjoyable tradition up for her while she is still physically able, (which could change at anytime) and for us while we still have each other. We take alot of picture so she can have the memories. She is expecting for me to help take her. Hopefully we will Win. Pick us Thank you Judi

  5. I would love to take my mom to the flower show this year. My eldest sister used to take my mother every year for her birthday, as the flower show always comes to Philadelphia during that same week. I want to continue the ritual that my sister started, but sadly, after my sister died in 1999, my mother has not been back to the flower show. It might have been too painful in the years past, but this year I hope we can go and celebrate my sister’s memory as well as my mother’s birthday. Sincerely, Lysa Monique

  6. I would love to got the the flower show this year because my mom and I have gone together for the past three years and it has become our tradition that I plan on keeping up with for many years to come. I love spending this precious time with my mom. Also, my parents honeymooned in Hawaii and it is coming up on their 25th anniversary so the Hawaiian theme would be perfect, and something to look forward to for Spring/Summer.
    Sincerely, Ashley Arizini

  7. I would love to go to the flower show this year.I always used to go but now money is to tight.I miss having that day to relax and enjoy all the beauty of it all.Thanks for the chance!

  8. The Philadelphia Flower Show is always a welcome respite from winter, and even though it’s been a very mild one this year – I still need the flowers, the ideas and the beauty! Plus it’s Hawaii – who wouldn’t want to see that?

  9. I go every year with my cousin it’s our tradition! But this yea i’m actually really excited for the Hawaii theme and new additions to the show!

  10. I would like to go to this year Flower Show (Hawaii Theme) with my father. My father love orchids very much and other flowers. I wanted to experience what the flower show has for this year and how pretty would it be with the building being expanded.

  11. I was born and raised in Philadelphia but have never been to the flower show. I am very interested in getting ideas for my balcony garden in DC. The show is world renowned. I also plan to use it as a get together for family I haven’t seen in awhile.

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