Thursday, February 19, 2009 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — The winner of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s first annual Romance Giveaway contest recounts her experience.
Carmen Perez of the Bushkill area was pleasantly surprised when she found she had won Shawnee’s first annual Romance Giveaway contest. Perez works as a daycare provider at Allison’s Wonderland Day Care in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and a mother of two children, ages 13 and 14. Carmen’s busy lifestyle has prevented her from attending an overnight getaway with her husband for many years. With the help of Shawnee and her mother, who volunteered to baby-sit, Carmen was able to spend Valentine’s Day in style.
Carmen began her romantic getaway at The Shawnee Inn where she was introduced to her riverside king suite. “Everyone was so polite, my room was excellent, and a wonderful bottle Champagne was delivered to my room only minutes after we arrived.” Carmen and her husband then proceeded to Sam Snead’s Tavern to enjoy a special dinner for two. The evening concluded with two complimentary tickets to see Love Letters at The Shawnee Playhouse. “Everyone at The Shawnee Playhouse treated me and my husband so special. The play was beautiful. They brought us up front and presented me with the jewelry I won from Ultra Diamond at The Crossing Premium Outlets. I was shocked to see that it cost $799.99 – the contest only listed the jewelry’s value at $500.00. I was afraid to wear it!”
The next morning Carmen and her husband had breakfast in the River Room and later enjoyed their reservation at Spa Shawnee and Salon. “We loved our couple’s massage. I could definitely see us coming back for another treatment.”
After Carmen’s Romantic Weekend, she later stated, “It is very nice to know that with the economy that people are still out there to give back.”
This promotion was spearheaded by The Crossings Premium Outlets and The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Registration boxes were left at 20 different locations throughout Monroe County collecting contestants that span from all over the area. The contest winner received a Romance Giveaway grand prize which included Friday night dinner for two at Sam Snead’s Tavern, two tickets to Friday’s showing of Love Letters at The Shawnee Playhouse, a gift of Diamond Jewelry valued at $500.00 from Ultra Diamond at the Crossings Premium Outlets, an overnight stay at the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Champagne in room, Saturday breakfast, and a Saturday couples’ massage at Spa Shawnee and Salon.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is happy that Carmen’s prize was more than expected and would like to thank all of the vendors who helped make its first Romance Giveaway possible.