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Mexico, This One’s For You! A Countdown to Cinco de Mayo

Hola Beach Lovers!  I guess I’m still in Mexico mode after staying at Mosquito Beach in Playa del Carmen this past week. Cinco de Mayo is an important day in Mexican history, celebrating the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army, but for Americans it’s an excellente excuse to sip some tequila, indulge in some guacamole and take a break from our busy lives for a little fiesta!

I can think of 5 reasons why you should broaden your cultural awareness this week and they all start with “M”. Margarita, Mexican Food, Music, Mexico (Yes, it’s possible to have your own fiesta in Mexico with our “Top Cinco’s” sale) and did I say Margarita already?

Perhaps I’m excited because mexican food and margaritas - preferably on the rocks with salt (cadillac style) - are my favorite, but we like to spice things up at CheapCaribbean.com, so we are counting down to Cinco de Mayo with a celebration this entire week – no, one day is not enough!  Mexico is vibrant from the culture and atmosphere to the food, and here are 5 of my favorite things about Mexico, which you too can experience with our Top Cinco de Mayo deals.

Uno! Catalonia Priviledged Beach sits on Maroma Beach and was voted by the Travel Channel as the number one beach in the world. Be sure to spend the day on a lounge chair taking in the sun and sand!

Dos! Valentin is a five star, adult only all-inclusive resort just 20 minutes from Cancun's airport in Puerto Morelos. The multiple restaurants and swim up bars will have you swimming in some of the best food and drinks in the Riviera Maya.

Tres! Iberostar Cozumel is situated on a beautiful stretch of sand on the quiet island. Many will spend their Cinco de Mayo underwater taking in the snorkeling and scuba adventures only Cozumel can offer!

Quatro! The Royal Cancun is a special all-inclusive, couples-only resort. A tequila bar allows  you to sample the 100+ varieties and then walk over to the 24-hour sports bar where you can pour your own Cinco de Mayo drink of choice!

Cinco! And best of all, I will be spending Cinco de Mayo at Dreams Villamagna in Puerto Vallarta! This beautiful all-inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit is a gem, with incredible dining to of course couple with  Don Julio blanco margaritas on this special day!

Okay, this blog has made me hungry – and thirsty – and I’m always looking to add flavor, so share your favorite salsa recipe on our Facebook page! If I like yours the best, I’ll give you a Margaritaville Maker to help cool off from that spiciness!

Now go celebrate! Olé!

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway: Are you the LUCKY winner?

First, I just want to thank all of you who participated in our St. Patty's Day giveaway. All of us here at CheapCaribbean.com had so much fun reading your great responses, and are truly lucky to have such a great community.

Sadly, there could only be 4 winners out of the more than 100 of you that participated. But I can assure you that there's more to come from CheapCaribbean.com! We feel strongly about rewarding our current customers for their patronage, and know that a lot of you will return to CheapCaribbean.com for your travel needs.

So, without further ado, the two grand prize ($50 AMEX Gift Card) winners are:*

Facebook Winner: Emina K.  /  Twitter Winner: Brandon H.

And the 2nd place prize (High Quality Beach Towel) winners are:

Facebook Winner: Brad M.  /  Twitter Winner: Susan D.

And just so you all know, I’d enjoy drinking any green beverage with any of you on the beach! Once again, thank you all so much for participating, and stay tune for more from CheapCaribbean.com!

*All participants were chosen at random

Get lucky with CheapCaribbean.com

Hey beach lovers this is Caribbean Jim! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we here at CheapCaribbean.com would like to give YOU, our fans, a chance to win a $50 CheapCaribbean.com Amex gift card or a high quality beach towel. Check out the rules below and THEN go to our Facebook/Twitter page to cast your vote.

We are so very LUCKY to have such great customers and fans and we would like to show our appreciation by giving away some green--well, an Amex gift card, and some other cool stuff!

Make sure you read the instructions and rules carefully.  May the luck of the Caribbean be with you!

-Jim

Instructions:

  • Facebook and Twitter fans will have a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes; a $50 CheapCaribbean.com Amex gift card or a high quality beach towel.
  • Facebook rules: Users who vote on which green drink they would rather have with Caribbean Jim will be automatically entered to win 1 of 2 prizes. At the end of the contest, one of the users that voted for the drink that has the most votes will be randomly selected to win a $50 CheapCaribbean.com Amex gift card.  One of the users who voted for the drink with the least amount of votes will be randomly selected to win a high quality beach towel.
  • Twitter rules: Users must tweet the phrase "I want to have a green ________ (Beer or margarita) with @CaribbeanJim. #JamaicanMeGreen." At the end of the contest, one of the users that tweeted for the drink that has the most tweets will be randomly selected to win a $50 CheapCaribbean.com Amex gift card.  One of the users who tweeted for the drink with the least amount of tweets will be randomly selected to win a high quality beach towel.

Rules:

  • Must be 21 or older to participate/win.
  • Must be a U.S. resident.
  • Contest will run from March 16th - March 17th 9pm Eastern Time.
  • Winners will be chosen at random.
  • Winner will be notified on March 18th. If the winner does not reply within a reasonable amount of time, the prize will be given to another random participant.
  • CheapCaribbean.com encourages it's fans to drink responsibly.
  • Any offensive, profane, or spam messages will be removed and the user will be permanently banned from our page.

And the winner is…


First, I want to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your stories and posts for our "El Presidente" Presidents' Day Contest. We truly have some creative fans on our Facebook page, and I'm glad to have you all as customers -- seriously, I'd grab a margarita with you guys anytime.

Sadly though, like a U.S. President's term in office, all things must come to an end. With that, it's time to congratulate our El Presidente contest winner.

Please join me in congratulating our El Presidente contest winner:
Julie Cannon!

She chose Bill Clinton as the U.S. President that she'd share a margarita with, and frankly, I don't blame her one bit. Thanks to all who participated, and stay tuned for more contests from CheapCaribbean.com

Just as a reminder, all entrants' names were put into a random drawing application and that's how we selected our winner. If I had to choose from all of your stories, it would've been impossible to choose.

Thank you all very much, and Happy Presidents' Day!

Announcing the winners of our Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville contest…



Wow, we had no idea there were so many Parrotheads out there! We have thoroughly enjoyed reading fans’ “Favorite Jimmy Buffett Moments” and we hope Jimmy has gotten some joy out of the fun times you shared. While it was extremely tough to decide, we are excited to announce not 2, but 3 winners for our favorite Jimmy Buffet moments! After 3 fun days of judging – and maybe a few margaritas - we have chosen the lucky Parrotheads who will be receiving a free margarita maker. Maybe we can toast with you when it’s 5 O’clock Somewhere in the Caribbean!
Congratulations to:

  • Terri S. - "His first concert after 9/11 at MSG. I had written a letter to his company telling him how much my husbands firehouse loved going to shows together. And if it were possible I wanted to surprise my husband and a few of the other parrotheads with tickets. Well we were so suprised that they gave us tixs for all the guys plus tickets for the wives..We all sat on the side of the stage..He took a moment to point us out, and gave the guys a shout out..A night none of the the guys ever forgot.."

  • Joe F. - "Ok Jim.... Here goes I am 5 foot 9 -235 lbs, not alot of muscle @ ALL, I entered the best beach body contest @ grandturk margaritville. Hairy and fat i ran up there and busted out my best michael jackson dance moves and jiggled my way to 1st place. My friends and everyone else at the pool was absolutely cracking up!!!!! I think i might have had one too many margarita's in me. call me crazy but when they cost $17.00 a piece they seem to taste better... LOL. My reward for first place was a margarita made in my mouth by two very gorgeous women and a tee shirt that said its 5 oclock somewhere. Grant turk Margaritaville 2008."
  • Dan S. - "My favortie Buffet moment was in Cabo San Lucas. I was on a whale watching tour on a small catermaran, being served free margaritas, watching the wales along side us, and the music changed... "Changes in Lattitude". I almost didn't come home.."

Thanks to all who entered our Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville contest!

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