Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Royale Reno-cation

Having just come back from a trip with my husband and still living in a kitchen that is less than a year old, I should probably be content.  That doesn't mean that I wouldn't enjoy winning Royal's Reno-cation contest. 


The Grand prize includes $13,000 to spend on a home renovation in any way the winner chooses AND an 11-day, $7,000 Royal Caribbean cruise for two on the “Jewel of the Seas.”  An additional $5,000 in prizes will be given away to secondary winners in the form of 15 weekly prize packs from the Royale Luxury Bath Collection that include a personal heated towel rack, new luxurious towels, and premium Royale robes.


I could gladly take $13,000 to finish off the odds and ends that aren't done yet in my house, like my sadly mismatched bedroom, the 30 year old yellowing plastic closet doors and maybe even spring to replace our poorly laid and aging floors.  And never would I ever turn down a vacation in the sun...I wouldn't really even care where it would be.


Go here if you'd like to enter.


As part of participating in a Mom Central Canada blog campaign, I get to do my own mini giveaway too.  The folks at Royal will provide a $50 Cara Restaurant gift card, accepted at Swiss Chalet, Montana’s, Milestones, Kelsey’s and Harvey’s, as well as a $50 Home Hardware gift card.  It's not a vacation and a new room, but hey, it's a night out.  Cuz you know, for us old married couples, dinner and a browse around a hardware store without the kids is about as romantic as it gets.  


Enter my contest by telling me what your ultimate "reno-cation" would be.  Where would you go and what room would you want to change?  Remember that you don't have to be a blogger to enter, just leave me an anonymous comment and leave me a way to get back to you if you win, which I'll decide randomly on April 27th.  Won't that be fun?  Canadians only.

That's two contests to enter.  Good luck to all!

This giveaway is now closed.  Random.org #33.  Congratulations Roswell.

45 comments:

  1. I can't say what I would renovate, because I know that we will be moving soon. But someday I would love to do a big kitchen reno, or a big bathroom reno (with a jacuzzi for 2). And I would travel anywhere tropical while it's taking place!!

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  2. You know what? I would totally go for the $15000 check and use it as a down payment for a house of our own. But if it had to be a renovation I would build a garage. We need one. And I have GOT to go on a cruise someday. :)

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  3. I would do some painting and then go to Hawaii to relax!

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  4. I would take my son to Disney!! And if not disney I would love to visit Aruba!

    As for the room in my house. I think I would start with the kitchen for sure. It is greatly needed. It is really horrible.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I think I'd redo my bathrooms... I hate them! The people who lived here before me did such a terrible job. I think they closed their eyes, spun around, and threw grout and tiles randomly!

    As to where I'd go, my favourite place on earth is Niagara Falls. My very first "grown-up" vacation, planed by myself, was to Niagara, so it holds a special place in my heart.

    Thank you!

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  7. I'd go to Italy (we're dreaming here, right?!) and just do a small kitchen reno - granite counters would be a dream!
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  8. I'd transform my backyard into an oasis in the city. And for a vacation I choose Santorini Greece.
    dmhaen at gmail dot com

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  9. mmmm Santorini ...
    Our trip would be a toss up between a mediteranian cruise with hubby or a trip to disney with kids & 3 grandkiddies. We just renovated our kitchen... so would probably take the $$$ and buy new furniture or work on some landscaping.

    dreppy at live dot ca

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  11. I would definitely get rid of our blue/pink kitchen with all the oak cupboards. My worst part of the kitchen - the floors! I hate cleaning them and seeing the pattern every time I walk into the room. It would take about 13000 or more to re-do it for sure!
    I would go to somewhere in the Bahamas!
    Joanne F

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  12. I think I'd redo some painting... I hate what i have! The people who lived here before me did such a terrible job.

    As to where I'd go, my favourite place on earth is Hawaii.

    Thank you!

    sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I would love to renovate our kitchen and then take a trip to Hawaii to relax.

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  14. I really badly want to take a trip to Italy with my son & husband.

    For a renovation, I would fix up our spare bedroom to make it my baby's own room. It needs furniture pretty badly.

    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  15. I would love to fix up our basement or organize our very messy 2 car
    garage that doesn't have any room for any cars!! I would love to go to London.

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  16. My ultimate renocation would be to have the ensuite re-tiled and modernized with some nicer faucets, and spend some time in the Turks & Caicos while someone did it! How nice would that be?

    hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I would like to do some repairs in our bathroom and kitchen as they both need some fixing up.
    While that is being done i would enjoy being on a family cruise somewhere warm and would look forward to the buffets.


    Thanks

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  18. With $13,000 I'd replace my flooring both on the main floor and upstairs. Always wanted bamboo! Then I'd have the house painted from top to bottom!
    If I could go on a trip, I'd go to California for sure. Hello Beach!
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  20. I had to delete my initial comment because I didn't completely answer the question, I hope you will accept this answer instead

    My ultimate renovation would be my bathroom so that I could make it bigger. My ultimate vacation would be to take my family to Disneyland.

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  21. My ultimate reno-cation would be to finish my basement into a home theatre room, then relax in Las Vegas!

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  22. I would redo our living room and then take off to Costa Rica!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

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  23. Id love to go somewhere hot and mabey tropical, and to change up the kitchen definetly!

    timesurge(at)live.ca

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  24. I would like to redo our basement & make it into use able space instead of a place to store junk
    & then I would reward myself with a trip to Fiji

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  25. I would replace all the flooring and the windows in my house, and while the work was being done, I would be enjoying my honeymoon in Tuscany. Oh, to dream!

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  26. I would renovate our laundry room and replace some of the windows in the house..maybe turn one of the bathrooms into a sauna..ahh that would be like a vacation all itself but for a real vacation I think I would love to go visit machu picchu :D

    Thanks for the chance!

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  27. i'd replace my carpets with hardwood and then i'd jump on a plane to cayman!
    pegcitymomma AT gmail DOT com

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  28. i would redo all the flooring in our place and then take off on a cruise. babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  29. I would love to renovate my kitchen and take my family to the Beaches resort in Turks and Caicos!

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  30. I would love to redo my bathroom, new tub/shower and then take the kids camping up north
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  31. My Ultimate Renocation would be to redo our kitchen with updated cabinets and fixtures. I would also like to replace the tub in our main bathroom.

    While the house was in chaos, a trip somewhere tropical would be nice!!

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  33. i would love to have my bathroom and kitchen completely redone and take the kids to mexico and climb pyramids , lay on the beach and when we got home have all the renos all done , how fun
    roswello athotmail dot com

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  34. I would love my kitchen and eating area renovated. Also as a stay at home mom I would love to go to an all inclusive resort anywhere warm and sunny

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  35. I'd love to go to Italy while my ensuite and MBR were being renovated professionally!

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  36. I would redo the kitchen and vacation in Italy

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I would redo the living room and visit the Caribbean.
    wrotek5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I would love to redo the bathrooms with a sunken tub and walk in showers. Of course, the upstairs could use new hardwood floors. and of course, I will go to Bermuda or Aruba!

    mwflynn 62 at gmail dot --- com

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  40. Gosh I would love to renovate my basement and turn it into a huge playroom and then I would take off on a cruise to somewhere hot and sunny with a beach... and have a cocktail served in a big pineapple with an umbrella in it.
    asmithonline@yahoo.ca

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  41. I'd rip up a bunch of our floors. And I dream of Thailand.

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  42. I'd makeover the backyard. We need a new deck.

    So many choices for a trip - probably travel to and train around Europe.

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  43. I would have the outside of our house and garge resided and possibly the fence repainted as well. And if there was any extra money, I'd get our lawn re-seeded since its so nastily patchy. And for a getaway - anywhere scuba diving! (Preferably the Caman Islands or something...) :o)

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  44. My list of priorities includes:
    -a second full bath in our basement
    -dry-walling and painting in our rec room
    -new carpet in both our main floor bedrooms
    -new carpet in our basement (rec-room and 3rd bedroom)
    -a new front door (does this count as a renovation?) :D
    -a new fence
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    I just remembered another two items on my reno-cation wishlist:
    -new kitchen appliances (specifically a range and a new refrigerator)
    -a new countertop

    I'd also love to put some money towards our upcoming honeymoon (right now we are considering a cruise)

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