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Make a Bend New Year’s resolution and win a vacation!

December 28th, 2017

Ready to take The Bend Pledge?

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.

Win a Hydro Flask + for $10 Thump Coffee!

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!)

Don’t forget your reusable water bottle when hiking in Bend!

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!

 


31 responses to “Make a Bend New Year’s resolution and win a vacation!”

  1. Sharee writes:

    I took the pledge!

  2. Erika Loescher writes:

    Tweeted about taking the #BendPledge and shared the blog post on twitter @erikagc70

  3. Heather writes:

    I am so excited!!!!

  4. Sarah writes:

    Took the pledge, shared on Twitter and Instagram. Love Bend, miss Bend. Must come soon for a visit.

  5. Elaine writes:

    I took the pledge and shared on FB

  6. Kim writes:

    Took the pledge, shared on Twitter, FB and Insta!

  7. Tobin Mikels writes:

    Tweeted the link to the blog post on Twitter and Tweeted that I had taken the pledge. Rock on

  8. Kim Lemoine writes:

    Took the pledge and shared on FB. I love bike riding in Bend.

  9. Larry Lemoine writes:

    Took the pledge. Hiking in Bend is fantastic.

  10. Kim Lemoine writes:

    Took the pledge! Love riding my bike in Bend.

  11. Courtney Q-C writes:

    Ha! I took the pledge before this contest, but double checked just now to make sure I’m entered.

    I am super stoked that since we got a dog after Thanksgiving… we’ll be able to explore these snow parks and trails… and – wait for it – LEAVE NO TRACE AND PICK UP ALLMOF PETE’S POOP (or as in the dog world, as I am learning potty or piddle)

    I am stoked to get out there in more ways and explore the dog friendly side of Bend.

    Thank you @VisitBend

  12. Jessica W. writes:

    Took the pledge, and shared via Twitter and Facebook! (I’ll have to remember my instagram to post there too. )

  13. Lauren writes:

    I took the pledge!

  14. Elizabeth Fuller writes:

    I took the #BendPledge, shared the #BendPledge on Facebook and resolve to leave Bend better than I found it when enjoying its beauty and all it has to offer!

  15. Elizabeth Fuller writes:

    I took the #BendPledge, shared the BendPledge on Facebook, and resolve to leave Bend better than I found it when enjoying its beauty and all it has to offer! I love Bend!

  16. Natalie Wallen writes:

    I took the #BendPledge and shared to Facebook!

  17. Emily Brock writes:

    I took the pledge and shared this blog post on Facebook! 🙂 Thanks Visit Bend!

  18. Jackie writes:

    I took the pledge!

  19. Tonja A writes:

    I took the pledge, tweeted & posted on Facebook!

  20. Camille Khan writes:

    I took the pledge and tweeted #BendPledge with a link to the pledge!

  21. Camille Khan writes:

    I took the pledge and tweeted the link and #BendPledge!

  22. Julie P writes:

    I took the #BendPledge and retweeted the link!

  23. Karyn Joyce writes:

    Took the #Bendpledge…shared on twitter & facebook!

  24. Lisa Erkert writes:

    I took the #BendPledge

  25. Melissa S. writes:

    I took the pledge and shared on IG. Thanks!

  26. Alexandra E Krider writes:

    I took the #BendPledge–and tell all my friends and family about it back home..

    Shared on Facebook too…

  27. Julia Paskus writes:

    Too the pledge and shared on Facebook, hope to visit again soon and leave Bend better than I found it!

  28. gina christopher writes:

    I took the pledge, tweeted the hashtag and posted on facebook 🙂

  29. Tawna Fenske Tawna Fenske writes:

    Thanks so much to everyone who took the pledge and helped us spread the word via social media. Congratulations @Julia Paskus! We drew your name to win the Hydro Flask coffee mug and Thump gift card. Please email tawna@visitbend.com for details on claiming your prize. Enjoy!

  30. Tobin writes:

    Just wondering who won the vacation package?

  31. Tawna Fenske Tawna Fenske writes:

    Hi, Tobin! The drawing for the vacation will happen in April, so stay tuned! We’ll be doing two vacation drawings per year, but there will also be lots of smaller giveaways like the one we did here for the Hydroflask and Thump card. Thanks for reading!




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