Bloggertunities: Go Houston 4th of July travel campaign

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Our Go Houston! Travel Blogger campaign is completed! What an amazing campaign with 9 bloggers showing off the best of what Houston has to offer from accommodations to dining and entertainment. Want to know how well it turned out? Contact me and I’ll give you some numbers that will WOW you and want you to do your next campaign with me and my group!

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Go Houston! Travel Blogger Campaign – July 4th weekend


Updated … we have 8 blogger participants!  Our sponsors were so impressed with the quality of our applicants they extended the number of spots!

New Creative Writing and Social Media Marketing (home to Money Saving Parent) brings you this 4th of July weekend getaway.   A huge thank you to all our Houston sponsors; Hotel Sorella, Smashburger, Studio Movie Grill, Bistro Alex, Straits Restaurant and Houston Convention Center City Pass Program.   Big thanks to David Murphy of for his beautiful blogger button!

What is available to participating bloggers:

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HOTEL STAY: Three days and two nights at the amazing and award winning Hotel Sorella located in Houston’s CityCentre.   Each night is approximately valued at $200 including tax.   Your stay dates are July, 4 and 5th.   An additional day of stay may be available at Hotel Sorella or at another equally amazing, luxury hotel here in Houston.  You may request the additional day.

Your additional day will be at the FABULOUS landmark downtown Houston Hotel Icon!  Luxury accommodations as well as the Line and Lariat for dining or you can go out on the town.  Check in early and take some time in the spa.

Fine Print:  Standard room – please indicate if you are a party of two or a family of four or more.   The room is for up to four people, additional rooms may be obtained at your expense.

The hotel offers a pool as well as Wi-Fi is standard and available for free for all guests.  Valet parking is available.

Find out more about your location and


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This weekend CityCentre will be host to live music and entertainment in the square as well as their yearly fireworks display.

CITYPASS:   The CityPass Houston offers you a one stop ticket to your choice of FIVE major popular Houston attractions.  Choose from Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Zoo or Kemah Boardwalk, The Children’s Museum or Museum of Fine Arts.

City Pass is currently $46 for adults (regular price $84.76) and $36 for children (regular price 64.19).   The pass is good for up to 9 days from date of purchase.

Fine Print:   Up to four CityPass are available (2 adults-2 children).  Should you have more in your party they may be obtained at your expense.    If you don’t have children, then only two adult passes are available.

Studio Movie Grill Passes (2 movie tickets for couples, up to four tickets for those traveling with children).


Complimentary Continental Breakfast at the hotel each day of your stay.

Smashburger Gift Card for $20 – Smashburger is on site.

Straits Restaurant – $50 for couple upon check in – amount to be increased for up to a family of four.—houston-pages-7.php

Bistro Alex (on hotel site) Voucher for up to three course meal (alcohol not included).

Total package approximately value for blogger family of four . . . . $750.00

Before you ask – No, I’m sorry travel expenses (air, bus, train, car, gas etc.) are not included.

What do you need to do? 

Put this button on your blog.   (pictured above) 1) save the image to your PC.   2)Please link it to  If you need help with this step let me know.

Join Blog Free Houston and Beyond on Facebook.  Our group members get first notice of all campaigns and all information will be available on Facebook.  We will not be emailing out instructions.

Fill out the application.  (APPLICATION)

Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:

1)      Content:   Looking for good writers, especially those with travel, local and or review content (not just local Houston but for your area).  Any niche may apply, but you do need to have a travel or local category on your blog.

2)      Are you a local Houston blogger with local content about dining, entertainment or other topics on your site?

3)      Previous review posts and writing skills.

4)      Site design and presentation.

5)      Social media reach.

6)      Unique monthly views.

This campaign is all about quality, not just quantity.   It DOES NOT go to the highest page view or social media count.

Five bloggers will be selected.   Three bloggers will be wait listed in the event anyone is unable to make the travel.   Please be sure to select your choice of three travel dates – because we hope to bring many more adventures like this to you!  If not selected for this campaign you may be selected for the next.

If selected you are required to: 

LIKE and FOLLOW our sponsors on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Social media shares throughout your stay using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and any other forms available to you using appropriate hashtags and @s for each location.

You have 7 days in which to produce your Go Houston! Travel Blogger content and report in your blog links and social media share links.   This deadline must be strictly adhered to.

Are you interested?   Then get started with your Go Houston Travel Blogger Badge and let’s Go Houston!

Look for additional Go Houston!  Travel campaigns in the future, as well as other New Creative Writing and Social Media Campaigns when you join our Facebook Group at Blog Free Houston and Beyond.



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