Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate for Spring Shopping at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores #lbvfs #springdeals

It’s Spring in Florida, which means it’s time to start thinking about getting clothes to help you enjoy the warmer weather. To do that and save money, head to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

At the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, you can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise by brand names, at savings of up to 75% off (and sometimes more). There’s easy store front parking, too, which makes getting in and out easy.

To add to the savings, the mall will be holding a sidewalk sale the weekend of April 10-12, where stores will have merchandise at extra savings.

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Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Marvel Universe Live! at Amway Center December 7, 2014

Marvel Universe LIVE!

It’s only a few weeks until Marvel Universe LIVE! roars into the Amway Center, and if you don’t already have your tickets, we have some to give away.

As we mentioned previously, this high energy show will be in Orlando December 5-7, for seven performances featuring everyone’s favorite Marvel Super Heroes battling some of Marvel’s greatest villains in a battle to save the universe.

Tickets are $40, $60, and $120, and are available online or at the Amway Center box office. Use coupon code: SAVE25 to enjoy a 25% off discount on all show prices!

You can also try to win them! Thanks to the Amway Center and Feld Entertainment, we have a family 4-pack of tickets to see Marvel Universe LIVE! on December 7 at 7pm. Entering is super easy. Use the Rafflecopter form below, which also offers bonus opportunites for extra entries.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Pairs With Astronomy Magazine for Great Balls of Fire Trip and Meteorite Giveaway

Kennedy Space CenterKennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Astronomy Magazine are partnering to host the Great Balls of Fire Contest, giving away a 9.6-pound authentic meteorite collectable and a space adventure trip for four to the Visitor Complex.

The trip includes round-trip airfare to Florida (provided by Astronomy Magazine), a three-day/two-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach (provided by Marriott), Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission tickets, Lunch With An Astronaut tickets, and a Kennedy Space Center Up-Close Tour.

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Win 2 Tickets to Cirque du Soleil Varekai at the Amway Center in September

Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Cirque du Soleil‘s newest arena show, Varekai, will be appearing at the Amway Center for seven performances from September 17-21.

The show is set in a magical forest, at the summit of a volcano, and follows a young man’s adventure that is both absurd and extrodinary. The title, Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Show times are at 7:30pm Sept 17-19; 4pm and 7:30pm Sept 20; and 1:30pm and 5pm on Sept 21. Tickets are $35-$150, and are available online and at the Amway Center box office.

But courtesy of Cirque du Soleil and the Amway Center, we have two tickets to give away to see Varekai!

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Contest: Win a $50 Gift Certificate for Back-To-School Shopping at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores!

Lake Buena Vista Factory StoresIt’s almost time to start thinking about Back-To-School shopping, and the Florida Sales Tax Holiday from Aug 1-3 will help keep costs down. But you know what else will help? The great deals at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, especially paired with the $50 gift certificate we’re giving away!

At Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, you can find factory-direct merchandise from over 50 outlet shops from the likes of Old Navy, Nike, OshKosh B’Gosh, Converse, Aeropostale, Famous Footwear, and more, at up to 75% off. It’s also easy to get in and out, as there is free store-front parking.

CitySurfing Orlando is happy to be partnering with Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to give you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the mall, which can be used at any of the stores. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You can even earn extra entries by doing things like tweeting about this contest.

Deadline to enter is 11:59pm (ET) on Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Contest: Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to WWE Smackdown at Amway Center on July 22, 2014 #WWEOrlando

WWE Smackdown will be airing live from the Amway Center on July 22

Get ready to rumble Orlando… WWE Smackdown will be live at the Amway Center on July 22, and we have free tickets for you!

WWE Smackdown debuted on TV in 1999, and is still going strong today. Scheduled to appear during this broadcast from Orlando are Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kane, Sheamus, and many more!

I attended the WWE RAW event at the Amway Center last October, and it was a lot of fun! The audience really got into the show, with lots of yelling and cheering. People of all ages held up signs for their favorite wrestlers. It was an exciting event for all there.

If you’d like to attend WWE Smackdown in Orlando, tickets are currently available starting at only $15. There is also a “Me + 3” offer online that gives you four tickets for the price of three. You can purchase your tickets online or at the Amway Center box office.

But why buy them when you can win them?

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Contest: Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Professional Bull Riding at the Amway Center on July 12, 2014

Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour

Central Florida bull riding fans will get the opportunity to experience all of the excitement when the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour rides into Amway Center on July 12, 2014.

During this one-day event, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will face off with animals nearly 10 times their weight in sinewy brawn during the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion.

Tickets to this fun, family-friendly sporting event range from $15 to $75, and Ticketmaster is running a special “Me + 3 Four Pack Offer” which gives you four tickets for the price of three (look for “Special Offer” on the page). You can also pick up tickets at the Amway Center box office.

But why pay for tickets when we’re giving them away for FREE? Win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour on July 12 using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores in Orlando

Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I love to shop where there are good deals to be found. That’s why I like shopping the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. I can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more), plus there’s easy store front parking.

Mayor Clayton and Ms. Merry, rabbits from Give Kids the World VillageOn Saturday, April 12, the mall will hold their 17th Annual Spring Festival, and this free festival is perfect for the whole family. There will be character appearances by Mayor Clayton and Ms. Merry, rabbits from Give Kids the World Village; and superheroes from Heroes Alliance. You’ll also enjoy a farmers market, crafts, face painting, balloon sculpting, games and an awesome sidewalk sale.

Plus, the center is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win more than $6,000 in great prizes including attraction tickets, hotels stays, store gifts and gift cards. One hundred percent of raffle ticket sales benefit Give Kids the World.

CitySurfing Orlando is happy to be partnering with Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to give you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the mall. You’ll be able to use it to shop at over 50 spacious outlet shops and get great deals at the area’s only Old Navy outlet store, newcomers U.S. Polo Assn. and Lindt Chocolate, newly renovated Nike, OshKosh B’Gosh and Tommy Hilfiger Stores, plus other well-known outlets including G by GUESS, Justice, Carter’s, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Levi’s®, Aeropostale, Converse, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, Gap, Izod, Rack Room Shoes, and many more.

Simply use the form below to enter. Earn extra entries by doing things like tweeting about this contest.

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Win 2 Tickets to the Central Florida Home + Garden Show in Orlando April 4-6, 2014

One of Orlando’s biggest events, the Central Florida Home + Garden Show, returns to the Orange County Convention Center the weekend of April 4-6.

Central Florida Home + Garden ShowWhether you’re looking to remodel a home, or just spruce up your apartment, the Central Florida Home + Garden Show is a great place to get ideas and find vendors to help you implement them.

Hundreds of experts will be found under one roof, and there will be daily seminars from people like Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” (appearing Saturday and Sunday), as well as talks focusing on subjects like couponing, organizing, and DIY home projects.

Meet some of Central Florida’s top dogs and cool cats, and their celebrity owners appearing throughout the weekend on the Pet Pavilion Stage, courtesy of Harbor House, including WKMG Local 6 Anchor Jessica Sanchez, Orlando Sentinel Senior Sports Columnist George Diaz, and OPD Officer Tim Stanley with K9 Dog CB.

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We Have a Winner for the LEGENDS Ticket Giveaway

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We had a lot of entries for our LEGENDS ticket giveaway, but unfortunately, there can only be one winner.

The winner, picked by random.org, is Chantal Roberts. Congratulations Chantal! You have won four tickets to the show on Saturday. Check your email for details.

Thanks to the Amway Center for sponsoring our giveaway!

If you want to check out Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS at the Amway Center from January 9-12, there are still tickets available for as little as $16.

Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS at the Amway Center on January 11, 2014

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDSRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS is coming to Orlando January 9-12, and thanks to the Amway Center, we have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the January 11 show at 11:30am.

Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth. This will be a production unlike any you’ve seen.

Tickets to see LEGENDS range from $16-$75, and are available online or at the Amway Center box office.

But if you’d like to win our family 4-pack, scroll down to the form below. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you get. A winner will be picked at random from all entries, and notified by email.

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Win 2 Tickets to Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night at The Abbey in Orlando

Combine the Newlywed Game, classic board games, and a dance floor, and you have the makings of Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night that will take place September 14 at The Abbey in downtown Orlando.

Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night This interactive date night event begins with a hilarious interpretation of the classic he said/she said Newlywed Game. Six couples will compete on stage for prizes (including an overnight at Bohemian Hotel Celebration and two tickets to the Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Grand Bohemian Hotel) as they demonstrate how well they really know each other.

After this 90-minute show, couples can continue to play classic board games, or take a turn on the dance floor, even playing rounds of Twister, the True or False Derby, and Dance Freeze.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and can be purchased at coupled.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be $13 at the door. Doors open at 6:45pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm. The Abbey is located at 100 S. Eola Dr.

The event is sponsored by Great Dates Orlando, which has been kind enough to give us two tickets to give away to our readers.

So if you’re looking for a fun date night, scroll down and leave a comment on this post to the following question:

What is your idea of a fun date night?

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Win 2 Tickets to See Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 Preseason Opener at Amway Center in Orlando

Ok, sports fans…this giveaway is for you!

Enter here to win two tickets to the Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 hockey preseason opener against the St. Louis Blues at the Amway Center in Orlando on September 18.

The Amway Center has graciously provided us with the tickets, and the prize includes just the tickets.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 Preseason Opener To enter, scroll down and leave a comment on this post to the following question:

What has been your favorite event at the Amway Center? If you haven’t seen anything there yet, what upcoming event do you want to see there? (Hint: You can visit the Amway Center website to see all upcoming events.)

After you leave a comment, click the button on the Rafflecopter form to let us know you did that and you 5 entries automatically. You’ll then be provided with easy ways to earn even more entries, if you want them.

The contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. We will notify you by email if you are the winner. Must be age 18 yrs or older to enter. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter.

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Taking Back Sunday Contest Winners!

We want to thank everyone who took the time to enter our Taking Back Sunday contest!

We assigned a number to every entry and then generated a winning number at Random.org. The winner was Natalene Ong. Congrats!! Your prize pack is in the mail.

However, since she lived out of state and couldn’t use the tickets to Friday’s show, we drew another winner via Random.org just for the tickets and they went to Gustavo Lopez. Lopez does a mean email version of Macho Man Randy Savage, so we hope he had fun at the show.

Yup, that’s how we roll here at CitySurfing Orlando. We made sure all parts of the prize would be used, so we had two winners. Congrats to Natalene and Gustavo!!

Thanks muchly to Taking Back Sunday, Coca Cola, Warner Bros. Records and Jay for help in putting this contest together. Stay tuned for upcoming giveaways!

Win a Taking Back Sunday Prize Pack Including Tickets to the July 8 House of Blues Orlando Show

In 2002, Taking Back Sunday burst out into the music scene with their debut album, ” Tell All Your Friends.” A year later two members quit to do other projects, but the band carried on, replaced them, and released the 2004 album “Where You Want to Be.” Two years later, they debuted on a major label with their third album, “Louder Now,” followed by “New Again” in 2008.

Last year, Taking Back Sunday went back to the Tell All Your Friends line up, and recorded their fifth self-titled album, “Taking Back Sunday,” which comes out today, June 28, 2011. The band is currently streaming tracks from it at their Facebook page, and I think it sounds really good.

Of course with every album comes the tour, and Taking Back Sunday is on one (tour, that is) with guests Thursday and Colour Revolt. They will be hitting the House of Blues Orlando (at Downtown Disney) on July 8, 2011. Tickets are $27.50 in advance or $30.50 day of.

But why buy tickets when you can WIN them?

That’s right, I said WIN. Taking Back Sunday have generously given us a great prize pack to give away to one lucky reader of CitySurfing Orlando.

What’s in this prize pack? Glad you asked. That one lucky reader will win:

  • Two tickets to the July 8 Taking Back Sunday House of Blues Orlando show (you have to get yourself to the show)
  • A copy of the new Taking Back Sunday CD
  • A Taking Back Sunday t-shirt

So, how do you enter? Easy peasy. Simply leave a comment on this post with the title of your favorite Taking Back Sunday song. You can enter once via the comments method.

Earn bonus entries by Tweeting the following phrase:

WIN Taking Back Sunday tix to July 8 House of Blues Orlando show via CitySurfing Orlando http://bit.ly/ilQnwJ  #TBSHOBOrlando

You can enter as many times as you’d like via Twitter, but make sure you have the hashtag or I won’t be able to find your entry.

You have until this Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 10pm ET to enter via either method. All entries will be assigned a number and the winner will be the number picked by Random.org.

The winner will be notified via email, so make sure you use a valid email address (don’t worry, we’ll junk your email after the prize has be awarded and we don’t sell emails, either). We’ll also announce the winner here at CitySurfing Orlando and via my Twitter @zengrrl.

Good luck and remember July 3 at 10pm ET is the deadline for ALL entries.

In the meantime, enjoy this video for Taking Back Sunday’s new “This Is All Now” single.

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