Win The Ultimate VIP Minneapolis Vacation

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YOU COULD WIN THE ULTIMATE FALL VIP MINNEAPOLIS VACATION!

MEET MINNEAPOLIS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF SWEEPSTAKES


MINNEAPOLIS, OCT. 1, 2014 Ranked by _Travel+Leisure_ as one of the top-10 cities for fall travel, Minneapolis is a hot autumn destination, and you could win your way here. From Oct. 1 through Nov. 14, Meet Minneapolis, Convention & Visitors Association, is offering a chance to win a GRAND PRIZE WORTH $6,000! The Ultimate Fall VIP Getaway Sweepstakes also includes additional prize drawings that begin on Friday, Oct. 10 and occur every Friday until the grand prize drawing on Nov. 14. 

The grand prize winners ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES A TWO-NIGHT PENTHOUSE STAY AT HOTEL IVY, THE CHEFS TABLE EXPERIENCE AT RESTAURANT MARIN AND TWO TICKETS TO SEA LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES at the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America. Each weekly sweepstakes prize includes a stay in a boutique hotel, tickets for two to the Guthrie Theater and a restaurant certificate to dine out in Minneapolis. 

In addition to Hotel Ivy, Meet Minneapolis hotel partners providing prizes include: Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, Grand Hotel Minneapolis, The W Foshay Minneapolis, Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis and The Westin Minneapolis. Other restaurant partners include: Union, CRAVE, Mannys, Vics and Ling & Louies the perfect spots to taste-test the city. The Guthrie Theater is a Tony Award-winning company on the banks of the Mississippi River in the famed Mill District where winners will experience the best in live regional theater. Official rules and registration can be found at go.minneapolis.org [http://go.minneapolis.org/], where other fabulous deals and exclusive experiences can be had every day. Sign up for a weekly deal alert email there, too!

We encourage all our potential visitors to enter daily to win, said MELVIN TENNANT, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. These weekly prize packages give a glimpse into the many exciting opportunities to be had when you spend a weekend, or more, in Minneapolis! 

HALLOWEEN season in Minneapolis adds to a wide-variety of fall fun. From spooky carnivals to the annual Zombie Pub Crawl (which is going for a world record this year!), Minneapolis is home to the haunted. Register for the Haunted Hay Run or run off all that candy at the Monster Dash Half Marathon. Love to carve pumpkins? Rock out in costume? Fun for all the ghouls and goblins can be found in one handy place: http://www.minneapolis.org/halloween-happenings

Minneapolis truly is an ultimate fall destination with shopping, delectable dining and comfy downtown hotels. On top of the urban delights in the city, Minneapolis is naturally gorgeous under its canopy of gold, red and orange leaves. From family fun to nightlife attractions, this season is the perfect time to explore Minneapolis, City by Nature. Then, visit minneapolis.org [http://www.minneapolis.org/] for sample itineraries, fall events and the best listing of Halloween happenings in the city.    

ABOUT MEET MINNEAPOLIS

Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit of the greater Minneapolis area. 

Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.

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