Macy’s Great American Elf Adventure ~ Elf and $75.00 Gift Card 24 hour Giveaway

I know it is only August but that does not make a difference when getting ready for a huge parade.  Macy’s is preparing for their 85th annual thanksgiving parade by launching their Great American Elf Adventure.

More than 10,000 of Macy’s Parade’s ever-rambunctious elves have magically taken residence at Macy’s stores nationwide and at locations in select cities. Each day between August 9 and August 24, Macy’s will post a clue on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Macys) that will help reveal the location of the elves.  Fans who find one of Macy’s hidden elves, give it a makeover and submit their design to Macy’s Facebook page could see their elf design transformed into a flying wonder and watch it soar in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! In addition, the winner and three guests will receive a trip to New York City to see the Parade live.

To find an elf, look for clues on Macy’s Facebook page and via Twitter @macysevents or #macyself.  Each day from August 9th – August 24th, Macy’s will post a clue and password that will help reveal the location of elves. Once elf hunters have deduced the location, they must tell a department sales associate the daily password to receive their coveted sprite. The daily clue and password can also be received by texting* ELF to MACYS (62297).

In addition, 10 cities will get in on the elfin’ fun when they host Macy’s Elf-Apolooza, a fun-filled event for the whole family. At Macy’s Elf-Apolooza, elves will be distributed to fans from a custom designed mobile unit, along with Macy’s Parade items and other giveaways.

DES MOINES
Thursday, August 18th:  12:00PM-5:00PM
Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fairgrounds
East 30th Street and University Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317

EL PASO
Friday, August 19th: 5:00pm-10:00pm
El Paso, TX – Alfresco Concert Fridays
Arts Festival Plaza (or nearby)
Delta Drive at Alley North
El Paso, TX 79901

ANCHORAGE
Saturday, August 20th –– 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Anchorage, AK – Downtown Square

DESIGN IT

After the hunt is over, fans are asked to let their imagination take flight and design what could be the newest member of the Parade elf family. Once the masterpiece is complete, the artist should submit a detailed front and back photo of their creation. To enter the design, participants will need to “Like” Macy’s on Facebook and then proceed to download the “Elf” application. Entries must include the identification serial number found on the packaging containing the elf (all real Macy’s elves will have one) and upload their photo/complete application by Wednesday, August 24 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

PARADE IT

From the received entries, a judging panel from Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group will narrow down the entries to the Top 85. These entries will be posted on Macy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, August 30th for fans/friends to begin casting votes on their favorite. The Elf design with the most votes as of Wednesday, September 6th at 11:59:59 PM ET, will be announced in mid-September.  From here, the design will be transformed into a helium wonder by the magicians of Macy’s Parade Studio. Besides designing the next elf balloon, the winning artist and three guests will receive a trip to New York City to see the Parade live and enjoy their elf’s maiden flight in the holiday spectacular.

I am lucky enough to be able to provide one of my lucky readers an elf without even having to join in the scavenger hunt.

Macy’s is going to give one of my lucky readers an Elf to design and submit into the contest.

Tell me your favorite part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Please make sure to leave separate entries for each thing, if it says you get 5 entries please leave 5 comments. 1 entry per method unless otherwise specified

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#Win a $75 gift card and an elf to design for the Great American Elf Adventure from @MacysEvents on @JabberingJessi http://wp.me/pOqIg-33R

This giveaway is open US Only.
Ends August 19, 2011 @ 5:00 PM EST
(Winners will have 24 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)

Thank you to Macy’s for sponsoring for this awesome giveaway.

I disclose

Comments

  1. my fav part of the parade is sitting down w/ my daughter to watch it while all the smells of the house are there w/ the cooking!!

    trisha

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  4. I like to see the new floats, the peanuts balloons & vegging out on the couch for a few minutes… before getting back to work 🙂

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  9. My favorite part of the parade is seeing all the floats! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. Erica C. says:

    I just like seeing the floats.

  17. Cynthia R says:

    all the huge cool floats

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  21. shawna says:

    All the different floats and balloons.

  22. Valeen N says:

    I love sitting and watching the parade with my kids while eating cinnamon rolls and smelling the turkey baking!

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  28. amy deeter says:

    sitting down as a family and watching these
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  29. Sassy says:

    I favorite part of the parade is sitting down and watching it on tv with my kids. They get so excited with all the characters. It is sooo fun.

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  33. Danny Lindsey says:

    I always like the floats from cartoons
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    the celebrities (and the floats and big balloons)

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  42. Angela Brittain says:

    My favorite part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are the bits from the Broadway shows. I love it!!

  43. Pat says:

    My favorite part is the new floats.

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