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These are giveaways and contests whose prizes are money, services or products for reunions. We urge you to read the detailed rules and requirements, on individual contest web pages linked here. Look particularly for the number of entries you are allowed to submit; some are one only but many others can be entered once a day. Urge your reunion members to enter also to increase your chances of winning. Finally, if you win, please let us know and better yet, send a picture of your prize reunion. We'll celebrate by posting your good news on this page. And so you know we're not kidding! see reports of winners.
If you learn about new contests and sweepstakes, please share the info for us to post on this page, for other reunions to enter.
Deadline May 4, 2016
Win an autographed copy of REUNION by Ron McCoy. Great for a door prize at your reunion.
The Hatfield and McCoy feud is a legendary American story, a cautionary tale of two strong-willed families. Most people understand the connotations of the phrase “Hatfields and McCoys,” but few know about the feud or the families. REUNION by Ron McCoy (2015, Ferguson Creek Publishing, paperback, 240 pages) is about the Reunion of the Millennium in 2000, signing of an official truce and about the lives of the Hatfield and McCoy descendants who now gather once a year for a reunion. Author Ron McCoy is the great-great-great-grandson of Randolph McCoy, patriarch at the time of the feud.
Deadline May 9, 2016 Reunion to Remember Giveaway in Birmingham, Alabama!
Giveaway includes Coca-Cola products for up to 100 people, Jim 'N Nick's BBQ meal for 50 people, 20 complimentary rooms for two nights at Embassy Suites Birmingha, 50 Birmingham t-shirts and caps. Reunion must be held in Birmingham/Jefferson County by July 31, 2017. Enter here
Deadline May 18, 2016
Win one of four copies of Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive by Allison Gilbert. (2016, Seal Press, paperback, 264 pages)
Author Allison Gilbert presents over 85 intriguing examples of ways to preserve memories and honor loved ones, "Forget Me Nots." Transform inherited items and heirlooms —j ewelry, clothing, letters, recipes, and other mementos — into novel keepsakes. Great for a prize at your reunion or a reward for the planner!
Deadline May 21, 2016 NESTLÉ FAMILY SWEEPSTAKES
A Big Family Reunion 20 weekly prizes of $15,000! Actual number of guests determined by how many fit within the weekly prize amount. Each weekly prize MAY include: (a) Round trip coach airfare; (b) hotel accommodations; (c) ground transportation between airport and hotel; and (d) $1,000 gift card for meals, taxes, and incidentals. Many other daily prizes including cameras, gift cards and product gift packages. Each weekly prize winner must book travel arrangements through Sponsor’s authorized designee by 12/31/2016 and commence travel by 06/30/2017.
Deadline May 27, 2016 ESPN - Disney Unforgettable Sweepstakes
Enter to win an $11,000+ reunion for six for four nights at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Includes round trip air and ground transfers in Orlando, two rooms, six (6) 5-Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option; and one (1) Disney Gift Card with a value of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) (subject to restrictions). Trip must be taken by June 30, 2017.
Deadline June 6, 2016
Enter to win one of 3 copies of Journey Around the World: Explore more than 30 fun destinations (Playmobil) by Richard Unglik. Great for kids who are curious about the world who may learn about where ancestors emigrated from. It's a fully illustrated travel journal--its peoples, their cultures, and their habits. Playmobil figurines and scenery depict different parts of the world, its exotic peoples, places and civilizations, along with its traditions and customs. Enter now.
Grand Prize: (i) $100,000; (ii) a 3-day/2-night trip for the winner and one (1) guest to New York City (RT coach-class air transportation); two nights’ accommodations; (iii) $750 and (iv) honorary title of “Official M&M’S® Taste Tester.” (ARV $102,850).
Monthly drawing for a new family card game - Perpetual Commotion. Quick re-registration required each month.
Value $15-20. http://www.goldbrickgames.com/
CONTEST WINNERS! Ever wonder if reunions really win these contests? Read on ...
Brahier Family Reunion winners of the Tinybeans Ultimate Family Reunion contest.
Congratulations to Diane, winner of our HomeAway "I Am A Cousin" Twitter Contest! Her winning photo is shown to the right.
The Great American Family Reunion Cookbook, by Lori Nawyn
Congratulations to the 2014 winners!
November 25, 2014, Jessie Larson, Mesa AZ
December 12th, Lovine Moss, Rock HIll, SC
December 18th, Ethel Harrel, Houston TX
Winner of HomeAway's $5000 vacation home rental. Entries included a picture and brief story about the family entering.
The winner, Arielle Ludwig, wrote this caption: Our family went to St Thomas 2 years ago and stayed at a condo that was next to a creepy abandoned resort.. We kept saying it looked like a scene from Jurassic Park. So we decided to take a picture and added a T Rex in the background.
REUNION WINNER HEADED TO BIRMINGHAM
Natalie Kyles, East Lansing, Michigan, is the winner of the "Reunion to Remember," sponsored by Birmingham Coca-Cola, the Sheraton Birmingham, Jim 'N Nick's Barbeque, and the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. Valued at $10,000, the prize package includes 20 rooms for two nights at the Sheraton Hotel Birmingham and a barbecue feast for 50 catered by Jim 'N Nick's Community Bar-B-Q. Coca Cola will provide beverages and the CVB will outfit the crew in Birmingham t-shirts.
Cindy Knafl, Oak Lawn, IL, won the 2013 Fun and Games Giveaway box.
Congratulations, Cindy! Click image to enlarge.
Charles Ellington, Detroit MI, of the Vincent/ Ward Family Reunion won our Potpourri Giveaway box. Congratulations, Charles!
Hattie George, Cedar Hill, Texas, of the Cooper-Bledsoe Family Reunion won our Cookbook Giveaway. Three of the six books were from other family reunions and Hattie reported that her family is doing a cookbook for their summer reunion! Congratulations, Hattie!
$20,000 family reunion prize from Smucker's
Carmell C. of Provo, UT, won the fourth annual Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest. Her winning recipe was inspired by a treasured dish her mother made for Sunday night dinners. Her unique twist on an old favorite has become a new family tradition which she refers to as a "celebration of family and good times."
Carmell won the $20,000 grand prize to host a family reunion and $1,000 to enlist a personal planner to help with the details. Four runners-up each received a Smucker's gift basket for their delicious recipe. Check for new contests, giveaways and promotions
Wyndham Vacation Rentals $28,000 prize
Krissy Jones of Stevensville, Montana, won Wyndham Vacation Rentals Ultimate Family Reunion Contest's grand prize up to $28,000 for her photo-essay entry, "Wild Leonard Family in Texas." Jones and up to 10 family members receive their choice of accommodation at any Wyndham Vacation Rental, round-trip airfare, one activity and a $2,500 cash card.
Another big winner! Alexander Wilson of Raleigh NC won a $20,000 cash prize for a family reunion in the Concannon Vineyards - Family First Sweepstakes 2011.
$10,000 reunion prizes
Monique MacGregor won a $10,000 family reunion as part of New Zealand's Anchor's store's 125-year celebrations. Monique wrote that her family had reunions long ago. "We usually have a hangi (traditional cooking method), go to the cemetery to pay our respects, clean their graves, play sports and go swimming and horse riding." Monique is planning for the extended family – all 140 of them – to get together over Christmas.
Each of ten winners will receive a family reunion up to the value of $10,000.
The winners include a group of 41 moms who met on an online forum two years ago, a family of brothers and sisters who were adopted and have never met, and a family detective tracking their family tree.
YMCA of the Rockies sweepstakes winner
The latest winner is from the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, where an essay was required for entry. Joan from Slidell, Louisiana, won a family reunion for up to 30 people, 10 lodge rooms, two night stay and breakfast daily. After hurricane Katrina, Joan's family was forced to move farther apart and their planned reunion had to be canceled. Years later, Joan looks forward to her family reuniting at the YMCA of the Rockies and creating new family memories.
Family Tree Magazine and MyHeritage.com's Family Reunion contest winner is Patricia Skubis, Madison, Wisconsin, whose reunion is with her fourth cousin once removed, Brigit Mose, who visited from Denmark. Patricia's Danish family immigrated to the US in 1888. Patricia's account of how her discovery finally happened will appear in Family Tree Magazine. Runners-up were Linda Mehlinger, whose mystery photo of a lady and five schoolgirls in a rickshaw being pulled by a Zulu warrior led to the discovery of a cousin in South Africa who had pictures of the same people and Pam Ingermanson, whose Norwegian ancestors settled in Idaho lost touch with family who ended up in Ohio.
2011 Grand Prize winner of the KFC Ultimate Family Reunion is Jessica Abrams, Atlanta, Georgia. About 100 members of the Lawrence family celebrated their 26th family reunion for a fun filled day at the Putt Putt Fun Center in Lynchburg, Virginia where KFC catered lunch, provided a guest DJ, putt putt golf, bumper boats, go karts, games and more, all courtesy of KFC. Other winners received KFC gift checks for their reunions.
2009 KFC Sweepstakes winner
More than 150 Satcher Family members were KFC's 2009 Ultimate Family Reunion sweepstakes winners. Family essay writer was Kathleen Satcher Wright, Huntsville, Alabama. The extravagant, three-day event included lavish decorations, red carpet treatment, entertainment, celebrations, music and dancing, door prizes and gifts, KFC food, and the KFC Pride 360 Award.
The Malone Family Reunion was a winner of TVOne's Family Reunion show:
games and competitions among family reunions.
As you can see, the family treasury just got a $25,000 boost!
Verizon Wireless winners
The Lathern-Holt Family Reunion of Hawthorne, California, won Verizon Wireless “It's A Family Affair” contest for up to 100 members. The all-expenses paid family reunion is valued at $20,000.
Congratulations Holy Rosary Academy, Union City NJ, Class of 1989!
Thanks to Patty Villegas for entering the reunion video contest, sponsored by Reunions magazine. The class received $100 for their reunion treasury.
2007 Grand Prize Winner Kendie Reich of Maryland with her family. Prince George's County (Maryland) Conference & Visitors Bureau (PGCCVB)
2006 Grand Prize Winner Yolawnda Rogers of Ohio with her family. Prince George's County (Maryland) Conference & Visitors Bureau (PGCCVB)