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Tour Peoria with Prickly Pete

Post Date:05/06/2019 8:01 AM

It’s National Travel and Tourism Week! On May 5-11, 2019, the U.S. travel community celebrates the impact travel and tourism has on the economy, business and personal well being. To celebrate all the amazing places and people in Peoria, we are giving away gift cards to local spas, restaurants, theaters and more!


Follow Visit Peoria, Arizona on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get all the clues to find Prickly Pete and hints to the trivia questions that will enter you to win those prizes. Each day of the week, we will post those hints and clues on the Visit Peoria, Arizona social media pages.
Monday, May 6 – Where’s Pete? Hints and pictures of Prickly Pete will be posted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find him, take a selfie with him and tag us to be entered to win a Cibola Resort and Spa gift card.
Tuesday, May 7 – Answer our Tourism Tuesday trivia for a chance to win a Go Paddle AZ gift card! In acres, what is the surface area of Lake Pleasant?
Wednesday, May 8 – Meet Little Pete! Print out Little Pete, take him to your favorite Peoria place, and grab a selfie with him for a chance to win TheaterWorks tickets. Don’t forget to tag us and use #pricklypete.
Thursday, May 9 – Have lunch with Pete! Head out to Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road, find Pete, take a picture with him and tag us in it for a chance to win a gift card to Char. He’ll be there from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Be sure to tag Visit Peoria, Arizona and use #pricklypete in your posts. Remember, your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles must be set to "public" in order for us to see your picture. Additionally, you can reply with your picture in the comment section of the contest post on the Visit Peoria, Arizona pages if you would rather not set your profile pages to "public." One winner each day will be selected randomly from those that participated and the name will be announced at the end each day.

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