Anniversary Giveaway #2: All About Chicago!

When I hosted the 5-year anniversary giveaway in January to thank my readers and supporters, I hinted that there would be a part 2. I’m happy to say that it’s finally here! Thanks to wonderful partners and fantastic friends, I have not one, but TWO more incredible prize packs to give away.

Both prize packs in Giveaway #2 have everything to do with my beloved hometown, Chicago. Whether you’re coming to Chicago for Spring Break, plan to visit during the summer, or have been looking for a reason to make your first trip to the Windy City, you’ll want to pay attention.


Prize Pack #1: Magnificent Museums

  • 4 tickets to The Field Museum. This natural history museum is one of my favorites! It’s home to SUE the T. rex, as well as to world-class permanent and temporary exhibits, like Inside Ancient Egypt and Cyrus Tang Hall of China. If visiting with the little ones, definitely allow them to explore and discover at The Crown Family PlayLab!
  • 4 tickets to Chicago History Museum. Often hidden in the shadows of Chicago’s bigger museums, the Chicago History Museum is a must-visit for Chicago residents and is a fun stop for travelers to Chicago. The kids will have a blast in the Konen Family Children’s Gallery, including the “Sensing Chicago” exhibition, where visitors are encouraged to use their five senses to “explore Chicago, uncover the past, and discover that history is all around” us.

Prize Pack #2: Baseball And Beer

  • 4 tickets to a 2016 Chicago Cubs home game. As a lifelong Cubs fan, I’m accustomed to saying, “Wait til next year.” Well, this year just may be THE year according to baseball experts and passionate fans. How awesome would it be to attend a game during a potential championship year in beautiful, historic Wrigley Field? (Multiple dates to choose from)
  • Cubs and Pubs: Wrigleyville Taverns tour with History On Tap. My longtime friend, fellow Cubs fanatic, and beer expert, Liz Garibay, is the one-woman show behind History On Tap. Wanting to combine a love for pubs, beer, and history, Liz created History On Tap in 2002 to explore Chicago’s past through its great breweries and saloons. Liz has taken it to another level by combining those passions with her love of the Cubs to create this tavern tour centered around The Friendly Confines.

Wrigley Field

One winner will be chosen at random for each prize pack (so, two winners total). To enter, follow the instructions in the widget below. Please note that leaving a comment on THIS BLOG POST is MANDATORY. Please indicate in your comment which of the prize packs you’d like most. If you don’t have a preference and would be happy with either, state that, as well. Should you be chosen a winner, what you indicate in your comment will determine which prize you’re awarded. Be sure to include an email address that you actually check, since it’s what I’ll use to contact you if you’re a winner. Lastly, the entry period closes on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 11:59pm CST.

Thanks again for five years of support and encouragement, and GOOD LUCK!

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31 Responses to Anniversary Giveaway #2: All About Chicago!

  1. Jessica Bernabei February 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    “Go, Cubs, go
    Go, Cubs, go
    Hey, Chicago, what do you say
    The Cubs are gonna win today”
    I’ve been a Cubs fan my whole life, I hope this IS the year!!

  2. Paula Folinazzo February 28, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Two great packages, I’d love either one! Thanks working mom!

  3. dpham February 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Awesome prize! Would love to win Baseball And Beer!

  4. Jeffrey February 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    I would love to take my boys to a Cubs game, they are both huge fans!

  5. Jill February 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! I’d love to win the tickets to the museums!

  6. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer February 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Congratulations on your anniversary Fran! Although I love museums, I would personally prefer the Prize Pack #2: Baseball And Beer! Happy February 😀
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  7. Marc February 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    Baseball and beer sounds great!

  8. Pola (Jetting Around) February 29, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Chica, you know we differ when it comes to baseball allegiances… But you know what? I’d go experience the whole thing just for the hell of it (with a Sox hat on, of course…) and because I’ve been to the other museums a few times. Plus, I’ll be in Chicago in spring, and baseball and spring is like gin and tonic, haha.
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  9. Alyssa February 29, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Baseball and beer!

  10. Cassandra February 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    My preference would be the Baseball and Beer prize pack, but I would be happy with the Magnificent Museums prize pack as well.

  11. Mama Munchkin February 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    A game and beer sounds like SO much fun for me to do with my boys. Happy 5 years… that is SO awesome!!!

  12. LAuren Marinigh February 29, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    Happy anniversary. These sound like great experiences!

  13. Katie Baird February 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    I left a big part of my heart in Chicago when we moved away 10 years ago. Would love a great excuse to return to visit!

  14. Joellen Burger February 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    I would love to win Prize Pack #2: Baseball And Beer! It sounds like so much fun! Please pick me to win! 🙂

  15. Aaron March 1, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    I would probably prefer the Prize Pack #2: Baseball And Beer. Museums are cool, too!

  16. Sarah Hirsch March 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Let’s Go Cubbies!!! This will be the year!!!!

    Happy anniversary! What great prizes!!

  17. Mona March 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm #


  18. Erin Marie March 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    I hate baseball, but I LOVE beer! I’d choose that. 😉
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  19. Amy Catania March 2, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    Delighted by your success, Francesca. Congrats on two years! I’d love either prize!

  20. Polly March 3, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    Baseball for sure! Not going to lie, I’m hoping to catch a Nats game 😉

  21. Amanda O. March 3, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    Baseball and Beer would be so fun, but both packages are great!

  22. Maia March 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Let’s go Cubs! 🙂

  23. Tonya March 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    I’d love both, but Prize Pack #1 especially appeals to me.

  24. Cheryl e. March 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Baseball and beer

  25. Sara Braunlich March 4, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    This is a great package for Chicago! I would love to go and see the Cubs! 🙂

  26. ILona B. March 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    Cubs Tickets since my kids have NEVER been to Wrigley Field

  27. Kathleen Lawson March 5, 2016 at 6:47 am #

    I would love to win the baseball tickets! What a fantastic giveaway!

  28. Traveling Ted March 5, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    Are the tickets convertible to the White Sox?
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  29. Mary Moore March 5, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    Museums – because I’d like to take my kids along.

  30. Kovas March 5, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Baseball and beer, so Chicago 🙂

  31. Marianne March 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Congrats on 5 years!!

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