Giveaway: Vacation Package to Victoria, BC

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The Victoria Clipper is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this July and they will have special promotions to celebrate. One of those promotions is for those who have a birthday in July – you’ll get $25 off your overnight package  which includes a round trip on the Victoria Clipper and at least one night of a hotel stay.  This is valid on adult packages only. You must book by June 30th & travel between July 1st – 31st.

The Victoria Clipper also has a special Summer promotion happening thru May 26th.  If you book a package with a trip on the Victoria Clipper & a hotel stay in Victoria thru Thursday May 26th, you can get rates as low as $99/person (depending on which hotel you choose) for travel on the Victoria Clipper thru July 7th.  Kids travel free with each paying adult. This is a significant discount from the rates later in the summer for the vacation package (rates start at $249 for 1 person, when I just checked online for August).

You can stay up to date on the Victoria Clipper specials by becoming a fan of the Victoria Clipper Facebook page or follow Clipper Vacations on Twitter.

Giveaway –  Victoria Getaway Trip – 2 Round Trip Tickets on the Victoria Clipper, 2 nights at the Oswego Hotel & 2 Tickets to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Clipper Vacations wants to celebrate their 25th anniversary by offering a special giveaway for you! Thrifty NW Mom readers can enter for the chance to win a Victoria vacation.  The giveaway will include two round trip cruise tickets on a Victoria Clipper between Seattle & Victoria, BC, plus a 2 night stay in a luxury one bedroom suite at The Oswego hotel, and 2 tickets to The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.  The total giveaway prize is valued at $1,004 USD.  The winner will have until April 1, 2012 to use the tickets/hotel stay.

This giveaway will end on Friday May 27th at 9pm pst.

The winner will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winner.  Clipper Vacations will then be in contact with the winner regarding the vacation package.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway.

**NO Facebook or email entries will be accepted! The entries must be comments on this blog post (just scroll to the bottom of the post & the bottom of the comments & add your comment at the end). Thanks for understanding! **

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Leave a comment – simple as that! :)

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Victoria Clipper Facebook page.

3) Leave a comment saying you are following “Clipper Vacation” on Twitter.

4) Leave a comment saying you “like” the Oswego Hotel Facebook page.

Disclosure: I was not provided any compensation for this giveaway.  This vacation prize package is provided by Clipper Navigation & the Oswego Hotel.   The vacation prize pack will be given to  1 winner randomly chosen.   All opinions are 100% mine. See my disclosure statement for more details.

Official Rules:

1) No purchase necessary to win  2) The potential giveaway winner will be notified by email to obtain acceptance of the giveaway prize. A full name & mailing address will be requested to provide to Clipper Navigation.  3) Odds of winning depend upon number of entries  4) family members or contractors of Thrifty NW Mom or sponsoring company may not be eligible for participation. 5) Giveaway sponsored by Clipper Navigation & Oswego Hotel  6) Giveaway must be accepted as is & not redeemable for cash  7) Thrifty NW Mom & sponsoring companies are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the giveaway prize offered.  8) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  9) All federal, state & local laws & regulalations apply.  All federal, state & local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Any person winning $600 or more in prizes from Clipper Navigation during any calendar year will receive an IRS Form 1099 for that calendar year & a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.  10) The winner is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (i.e., valid photo ID, etc) before departure.



  1. Sally says

    What a great give-away and vacation package! Thanks for offering the opportunity!

  2. Amber Erwin says

    I would love this! My husband and I are in need of a vacation!!

    I liked The Oswego Hotel

  3. Beth says

    I love victoria, it has been years since l was there last. I hope I win so I can go back and take in all of the beauty!!

  4. Katie Thielman says

    I love taking the Clipper to beautiful Victoria! My children have never been there, it would be wonderful to get to take them and experience it as a family for the first time!

  5. Brittainy says

    OOH I’d love to win this!! Such a fun place to go in the summer time. :)

  6. Kayt C says

    What a great vacation getaway! My husband and I went to Victoria on our Honeymoon.

  7. Liz I says

    oh wow I would LOVE to win this! My husband is just finishing nursing school and we could absolutely use a vacation! :) Thank you for the chance!

  8. says

    My family and I have wanted to visit Victoria ever since we moved to the Seattle area last year! Looks absolutely beautiful!!! Fingers crossed! :) :)

  9. Ginger B says

    I really hope I win this vacation. It would make a wonderful getaway for us!

  10. Hallie Lindal says

    I have never been there before but it looks very cool!!! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!! :)

  11. Rachel M. says

    What a fun giveaway! Hopefully the weather will cooperate for the rest of this spring and summer. :-D

  12. Esther L says

    I have always wanted to go up to victoria, this would be really fun to win!!!

  13. Amber P says

    What a super exciting give-away!!!! I have always wanted to take a trip to Victoria… though now I would need to get a pasport. Small price to pay, I guess! =)

  14. Deanna says

    I “like” the Oswego Hotel page….especially since I went to SUNY Oswego! I know it’s not the same, but I love the name! :)

  15. melissa cartmill says

    I would love the chance to go on a vacation! It’s nice to get out of a small town every once in awhile!

  16. Barb Demarest says

    Wow what a great gift that would be!!!! it is so beautiful there would love to go again havent gone since my High School graduation trip SEVERAL years ago Hubby and I will be married 40 years this year that would be a really nice trip!

  17. Sonya Stemkoski says

    I would LOVE to win this getaway! I haven’t been to Victoria since my honeymoon 16 years ago!

  18. Darci Gottman says

    I’d love a mini vacation since I’ve used all my vacation time the last two years recovering from 2 surgries!!!

  19. Kristi Hammond says

    I’m excited about this give-away! I’ve always wanted to go to Victoria!!!

  20. Brandi Ruff says

    my husband and I have 2 kids and so need a get away!!! I am a stay at home mom and he works all the time!!! neither of us have been to BC so I hope we win!!!!

  21. Karen S. says

    Lovely! We celebrated our 20th anniversary in Victoria in March–it was cold and windy. But still enchanting. Abigail’s B&B is a deluxe, delectable place to stay. Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway.

  22. Michele says

    I have always wanted to go to Victoria. My husband is a pastor and quiet time away sounds wonderful!

  23. Jen says

    Not only do I “like” the Oswego Hotel Facebook page but I “love” the hotel itself! :-)

  24. Michelle says

    I’ve never been to Victoria, but it’s been on my wish list of places to visit for some time. Hoping I can win this trip!

  25. Mary Harris says

    I LOVE THE CLIPPER!!! I haven’t had a chance in a long time & would LOVE to go again!!

  26. Carol says

    Thanks for the fab giveaway! We are a super busy military family in need of a getaway!

  27. MacKenzie Lockhart says

    Always wanted to see this beautiful place. Wishing wishing hoping hoping.

  28. Jennifer G says

    Haven’t been to Victoria in over 20 years, would love to explore the island again!

  29. Shari Watson says

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this awesome giveaway. What a cool prize! :)

  30. Anna Folwer says

    This would make an awesome mini-vacay for me & hubby! Like Victoria Clipper on Facebook :)

  31. Tracy H says

    I have been wanting to go to Victoria again after a brief stop on a cruise there!

  32. Anne says

    I also like the Oswego Hotel Facebook page. They even tweet some deals that might be worth booking!

  33. Shari Watson says

    I “like” the Oswego Hotel Facebook page. (Gosh, I hope they like me back!) ;)

  34. Debbi DeMarce says

    I’ve never been on the Clipper & would love to go. Would make a great 27th Anniversary trip for my husband & I!

  35. Nikki Glaros says

    Just got my “enhanced” WA DL – would love to try it out on this trip! :)

  36. Jessica Bolling says

    Just “liked” the Victoria Clipper and Oswego Hotel Facebook pages. Would love to win a min-vacation! :)

  37. Kristin says

    Hubby and I were just talking about trying to do some getaway for our 10th wedding anniversary next March. This would be perfect!

  38. Jen says

    My family and I have always wanted to try the Clipper! My kids haven’t even been to Canada yet… And we live so close!

  39. Rebeka Marcille says

    We went to Victoria for our honeymoon 7+ years ago, i just loved it! I would LOVE to go back again! Every moment so beautiful and memorable and we savored every second!

  40. Lisa Jones says

    Oh’ how I would love to win this. I LIKE THE VICTORIA CLIPPER PAGE. Pick me, pick me!

  41. Suzie McCausland says

    I have been hoping every Friday they draw my name on the local Portland radio station for this trip…….Fingers crossed this will do it for me!!!!

  42. Michelle Paige says

    Would love to win this vacation for my family. We sure could use the time away! Wish us luck! Thank you! Michelle

  43. Alison K says

    I would love to take a trip on the Clipper…it has been years since we have gone!

  44. Lisa Davidson says

    I love the Victoria Clipper! This would be a nice getaway without the kids;)

  45. Tina P. says

    My husband and I love Victoria! We haven’t been there for nearly 10 years now and would love to go back!

  46. Darci says

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Victoria. It would be great to go back for our anniversary!

  47. Becky says

    This would be awesome!! a nice trip away.. (plus a good excuse to get my boyfriend to get out of the country– “why travel out side of the US when theres so much to see here” LOL)

  48. Mary Dempsey says

    With my daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandkids now living with us, I think this would be a great getaway for a couple of old people! 40 years this summer!

  49. Barb Seidl says

    Oh how I would love to take my husband on this for our 25th anniversary on Aug 2. Good luck everyone!!!

  50. Brenda Reifsnyder says

    I would LOVE to win this. It has been years since I’ve been to Victoria, and my hubby and I have never been there together! Would be cool for an Anniversary Trip

  51. Megan says

    I would love to surprise my husband with a trip like this! He does so much for us – he deserves a vacation!!

  52. Christine says

    I’ve been to Victoria many, many years ago and always wanted to go via the Victoria Clipper. I’m thankful for an opportunity to win a prize to enjoy it again! Thank you.

  53. Vjollca Gery says

    I’d love to take the hubby to Victoria. He’s usually deployed, but home now and we need a vacation.

  54. Marcia says

    We were married in the month of July, and spent our honeymoon in Victoria! I’d love to go back, and we could really use some time reconnecting. Good luck, everyone!

  55. Crissey Rasmussen says

    I have “liked” the Victoria Clipper page on Facebook for a long time!!

  56. Carri says

    LOVE Victoria! Haven’t been there since I was 21, which was a… while ago.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  57. Heidi Anderson says

    My husband and I took the Clipper to Victoria for our honeymoon six years ago. It would be awesome to revisit such a beautiful place!

  58. Micki says

    and I “like” the Victoria Clipper Facebook page to keep up on the great getaway deals!

  59. Caitlin says

    I would love to win this. We’ve been wanting to go to Victoria for some time now, but just can’t afford it. You should pick me.

  60. Amy Crawford says

    I love Victoria, and I the last time I was there was when my husband and I took one last grown-up getaway when I was very pregnant with my now 2 1/2 year old son.; We would love to try and do that again!

  61. Holly Dey says

    This would be amazing to win because I am working full time and going to nursing school. My fiance has been unemployed for the last 10 months. We have a 7 year old boy and we are celebrating our anniversary in July. I will keep my fingers crossed.

  62. Carrie S says

    This would be the perfect way for my husband and me to celebrate our anniversary in August!

  63. Teresa Kelly says

    I would love to go to Victoria with my husband! We didn’t have a honeymoon last year so winning this trip would be perfect. Better late, than never! ;)

  64. Melody Lindquist says

    Thank you for all you do to help us save money and eat in these difficult times. I can’t even imagine a vacation as it’s been way too long since I’ve had one. But, hey you can’t win unless you try! My hubby of 31 years and I would love this! Again thanks for all you do!

  65. shann says

    I would love to win this for my husband and I to have a little get away from our busy life. It would be a great gift!

  66. Diana says

    With a 10 year old, a 4 year old and a 4 month at home this would be a nice adult getaway for Mommy and Daddy!

  67. Denise Hammer says

    I love visiting Victoria. It is beautiful there. I’d love to try a visit via the Clipper.

  68. Angela Turner says

    What I would do to win this package!! My husband and I soooo need a vacation! We have 3 boys- 17, 10 & the youngest just turned 1. We dedicate our time to our jobs and our family and would oh-so-much LOVE to win this! Fingers are crossed… Pick ME, Pick ME! :-)

  69. brandi ruff says

    I have heard such wonderful beautiful things about victoria… be able to get away with just me and my husband would be amazing!!!!!

  70. brandi ruff says

    pick me! pick me! such a gracious give away plus and Art gallery to take in while there such an experience!

  71. John Sattgast says

    We did a weekend about 15 years ago on the Clipper to Victoria. It was great. Wouldn’t mind trying it again.

  72. bri says

    This sounds awesome-I’ve always wondered about VC, but the cost of a ticket is out of my price range. It would be awesome to win. ;o)

  73. Cori Harrison says

    I don’t just “like” the Clipper vacation facebook page I love it…living in Federal Way but having grown up in Victoria all my family and friends are back there so love knowing of the deals they have going to travel :-)

  74. Cori Harrison says

    And of course any fan of the Clipper has to be a Follower on Twitter…as I am :-)

  75. Cori Harrison says

    Growing up in Victoria I have never stayed at any of the hotels there but I now “Like” the Oswego Hotel facebook page and would love a chance to check it out :-)

  76. Cassandra Fortner says

    I’d love to take this trip! This would be a welcomed getaway from our recently stressful lives, not to mention that I love Victoria!

  77. Wendy Scott says

    I would love to win this sweepstakes! My Mom died in January and all my time off has been used for her and her estate. A weekend getaway would be much appreciated :) Thank you for all the goodies/freebies you have on this site.

  78. Darryn DeMarce says

    I’d love to surprise my wife with a trip to Victoria. Thanks for making this opportunity available.

  79. Nicole says

    My husband is from Eastern Canada and I would love to surprise him with a trip to Victoria for his 40th birthday!

  80. Claudia C says

    Victoria is such a beautiful, romantic destination and the Clipper adds to the experience. I would love to celebrate our anniversary in Victoria!

  81. Shana E. says

    Wow! This would be such a blessing to celebrate here for our 20th Anniversary coming up. (We went to Victoria on our honeymoon so it would be so special!)

  82. Melissa says

    My husband and I have been wanting to go to Victoria for so long! I would love to win this prize.

  83. Dana Woods says

    Oh how perfect this would be for my husband and I this summer. He has worked so hard this year.

  84. Kristin Hansen says

    I love the Victoria Clipper! I went to Victoria (and of course took the Clipper) when I was in 8th grade with my mom and will never forget the wax museum. The entire trip was incredible and I’d love to take my 11 year old daughter and make it a tradition!

  85. Debbie B. says

    I was 14 when I went to Victoria with my family. Would love to go with my husband!

  86. Maggi says

    I checked in and liked Oswego Hotel on facebook! (and will plan on staying there next time!)

  87. misty says

    like the victoria clipper facebook page and the oswego hotel page and man I need a vacation !!

  88. Tammy B says

    The last time I was in Victoria was June 17, 1992, on a day trip with my college boyfriend and my parents. Little did I know on the boat ride back my boyfriend would be asking my Dad’s permission to marry me. He was so excited to get a “yes” he proposed that same night!

  89. AB says

    My husband and I took our honeymoon in Victoria, and we would LOVE to go back! :)

  90. Shawnda Hicks says

    What a great prize! We would love to escape from the kids .. I mean, win this great prize!

  91. Tracey Coon says

    I love Victoria and I love the Victoria Clipper! And it’s been way too many years since I’ve been able to go!

  92. sam says

    my 8 year anniversary is coming up in july and would love to go on this trip! lived in seattle for 7 years and still haven’t visited victoria!!!

  93. Karen says

    Would absolutely love to win this excursion!! My husband has been hoping to take a vacation (which he desparately needs), and we have been wanting to go to Victoria :-)

  94. lacey - Sam says

    We recently got married and didn’t get a chance to go anywhere for our honeymoon. Hoping to get lucky….. Thank you for the opportunity.

  95. Kassi says

    “like” the Victoria Clipper Facebook page – done they have such amazing packages….wow

  96. Jennifer Smith says

    Oh my gosh would our little family LOVE to get away. My Soldier works so hard everyday and has done 2 tours in Iraq in 3 years!!! He really deserves this!!! :) :)

  97. Kassi says

    “like” the Oswego Hotel Facebook page….wow their views are amazing…thanks for offering this special package- i would not get the possibility of doing something this amazing with out it. :)

  98. Shannon Ergun says

    I haven’t been to Victoria since the Princess Marguerite sailed. I would love to go again.

  99. Melissa says

    I love Victoria! Hope you draw my name as the winner of the 2 night vacation!

  100. stacy says

    Wow! I am crossing my fingers. Thanks for the chance. Hubby and I could really use a getaway!!!

  101. Katie says

    I have family on the island and would love to visit them and enjoy some rest and relaxation before our baby is born!!!

  102. victoria says

    omg i WANT and NEED this, I have a 2 year old and a newborn and needless to say I havent slept much in the past 5 weeks. I could use some time off with the hubby. :)

  103. anca Gale says

    would love to win this trip. Been planning to visit Victoria BC since we moved to Seattle, 2 yrs ago!

  104. Misty Hammond says

    I like the Victoria Clippers FB page, great deals posted all the time!

  105. Jaimie F. says

    I would love to win this for an anniversary trip!!! So beautiful up there.

  106. Beth says

    What a wonderful contest!! Victoria is such a beautiful place!! I “like” it on FB as well as in real life :)

  107. Rachel says

    This sounds like a very nice vacation! My husband and I have three kids and we need a getaway!

  108. Emily says

    I would LOVE a family vacation to Victoria! I think my girls would love the ferry ride over too. =)

  109. Emily says

    Ooh – the Oswego Hotel looks fab! Hope to be able to check it out someday soon!

  110. martha says

    I have never been to Victoria! Would love to win this for our 20th anniversary!

  111. Teresa F says

    Would really love some alone time with my husband from our 4 small boys :)
    Thank you!

  112. alisa says

    I loved Victoria when we went when I was little it was great to take a family trip to!

  113. Darcy says

    Fantastic giveaway…have not been to Victoria in years and have never been on the Clipper!

  114. says

    Would love love love to win! Our 5 year Anni is in July and with two kids under two (one arriving any moment) we may not be able to afford something romantic other than dinner!

  115. joan douglas says

    love victoria & the clipper & the hoteliers are so friendly! awesome restaurants, fun & fabulous shops, amazing ‘first peoples’ history & story poles and who doesn’t love parliment at night? spectacular city on a working harbour!

  116. Carol says

    I haven’t been to Victoria for so long! I’ve always wanted to go via the Clipper!!

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome getaway!

    Andanbre @ gmail dot com

  117. Carol says

    I’m following “Clipper Vacation” on Twitter.



  118. fritter says

    I’d love this trip. Our 5 year anniversary is this July and I have been searching for something. Thanks!
    farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

  119. Kristin Buhmiller says

    What a great give-a-way. I’m new to this site and absolutly LOVE it!!

  120. Karen Horan says

    This year is our 20th Anniversary and I have been wanting to take the Victoria Clipper cruise for some time. This would be perfect!!

  121. Karen Horan says

    I LIKE the Victoria Clipper Facebook page. Some of the deals are awesome!!

  122. Matt Daniel says

    I follow Victoria Clipper Facebook page &
    I follow Clipper Vacations on twitter
    I like the Oswego Hotel on Facebook Thank you!!!

  123. Mandy R says

    I would love to win this!! My hubby and I could totally use a vacation. Never had one before.

  124. Donna Spencer says

    What an awesome oportunity! Clipper Ship, beautiful Oswego hotel, how generous!

  125. Adrienne Del Toro says

    Oh my gosh, this sounds so fun! Thanks for posting the deals – what a great idea! I could use a nice mini vacation.

  126. Kim says

    Hoping to take my in-laws to Victoria when they are in town for my daughter’s graduation.

  127. penny says

    Have heard that Victoria BC is absolutely beautiful. It is one of destinations to see!! Thanks for all of the savings and postings :)

  128. Linda says

    Thank you for a great giveaway to Victoria. I went on my facebk and” liked it ” was just a tiny portion of what I felt. I thought it was great! please enter me in the giveaway. I am one of your followers and enjoy getting your e-mails. Many specials have I been able to get before they were all used up!

  129. Debbie DeMarce says

    The rules didn’t say anything about limits on # of entries. I won’t flood you, but would love to win this one. Thanks

  130. Kerri says

    Would love to go back to Victoria with my husband, such a quaint and romantic place!

  131. Sandy B says

    I miss Victoria and winning the prize would give me a good excuse to go back. Plus I need to show my daughter where I used to live for 3 years!

  132. Andrea says

    enter me please! :) I’ve lived in Wa for 10 years and have yet to go to Canada! :)

  133. Meg says

    Ohh I hope we win ;) My husband woke me up at 6 in the morning to take me to Victoria in 2005 on the clipper. That day he proposed to me ;) One of the best days ever!! It would be so wonderful to go back!!

  134. Shakti B. says

    Thank you for offering this giveaway. I would love to go on another vacation to Victoria. Such a great city for walking.

  135. Crystle says

    I would love to get re-acquainted with Victoria! I haven’t been there for a long time!

  136. Crystle says

    I “like” the Oswego Hotel Facebook page.
    Wow! Looks beautiful and convenient to the Harbor

  137. Emily says

    Want to win this for my mom…. she deserves a special break and always wanted to go.

  138. Laura says

    My husband just returned got a transfer back to Seattle after living in Eastern WA during the week and coming home on the weekends. We wanted to celebrate with a getaway and this would be perfect.

  139. Janet says

    Victoria, BC is one of my favorite cities! I would love a chance to visit again and ride the Victoria Clipper..thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  140. MKR says

    Hmm, this sounds like a great way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary! I’ve never been to Canada and Victoria sounds amazing.

  141. Jenifer Phillips says

    I haven’t been since I was a kid, and I can still remember it! My husband and I have been wanting to go there for years…and now with the fussiest baby in the world, I deem that hard to do.

  142. Janina says

    I hope I win this, my husband and I just got married and would love to go to B.C.!

  143. Kathryn Bryan says

    Here is my commet. I love your site and read it everyday. I really really really want to go on this trip. I have not taken a vacation in 12 years……lol

  144. Kim says

    I would love to visit Victoria! I haven’t been there since I was little and my husband has never been to another country, I think we need to visit and winning a trip would finally get us there! (especially with 2 little ones, we never plan stuff for us)

  145. Amy Lacey says

    We are planning a trip here in July – we could use some help to make it memorable!

  146. Lilypad says

    We went to Victoria on the Clipper in summer 2007 and had a fantastic time! We’ve always wanted to go back but haven’t been able to afford it…thanks for the chance to win a trip.

  147. LIsa Davis says

    What a wonderful trip this would make. Our friends live in Victoria and we keep meaning to visit them. Our son just adores boats and the Clipper would be certainly the highlight of the trip!

  148. Katie says

    We have been wanting to take the Clipper up to Victoria for awhile now! What a great giveaway!

  149. Rachel says

    We would love to get away this summer and we haven’t been to Canada in quite a while!

  150. Laura Ch says

    Would love this! Victoria is a super easy, fun getaway from Seattle. Thanks for the fantastic prize and opportunity!

  151. Sabine Cadice says

    We cannot afford a vacation this summer, so this would be a blessing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  152. Adrienne Stutes says