We’re days away from the start of 2018, which means most of us are trotting out our New Year’s resolutions.
Eat healthier. Exercise more. Watch less television. You know the drill.
But how about resolving to leave Bend, Oregon better than you found it? That’s the idea behind The Bend Pledge, which Visit Bend launched a couple months ago as part of the Visit Like a Local campaign.
The idea is simple: Everyone who spends time in Bend is invited to vow they’ll abide by a set of values that Bend lovers hold near and dear. We’re talking about things like staying on trails and picking up your litter, not solemnly pledging to fight your enemies with a hand-forged sword (in case that crossed your mind. No? Just me? Carry on).
Everyone who takes the Bend pledge will be entered to win a Bend vacation that includes three nights of lodging, meals, and activities for the entire Bend stay.
But how about we throw in a little something extra just for readers of this blog? Say, a 16-ounce reusable Hydro Flask coffee mug (your choice of colors!) plus a $10 gift certificate to Thump Coffee so you can fill that bad boy with a tasty beverage or two.
Step one: Go here right now and take The Bend Pledge.
Done? Pat yourself on the back! You’re now entered to win that Bend vacation I mentioned (plus you’re an all-around awesome person, so yay, you!)
Step two: Now, share it with your friends. Here are a few ways you can do that:
- Tweet about taking The Bend Pledge using hashtag #BendPledge and tagging @VisitBendOR. Include this handy link so your friends can take the pledge, too: http://bit.ly/2pO1vr7
- Share your Bend Pledge enthusiasm on Instagram using the #BendPledge hashtag and tagging @VisitBend. Be sure to include the link, too! http://bit.ly/2pO1vr7
- Post on your Facebook page about how jazzed you are about taking the #BendPledge. Include the hashtag in your post so we see it, and be sure to share the link so your friends can take the pledge: http://bit.ly/2pO1vr7
- Share this blog post on any of the aforementioned social media channels using the #BendPledge hashtag.
For each of those things, you’ll get one entry in the giveaway for the Hydro Flask and Thump card. That’s in addition to being entered in the vacation giveaway, so you’ve got some pretty good chances to win.
Step three: Comment on this post to let us know which things you did.
We’ll draw a winner on Thursday, January 4. Good luck to all of you, and have a very happy New Year!