Staycation HEAVENand GIVEAWAY!!!








I like to think of myself as an expert when it comes to Arizona Resorts…I live for going to resorts…like I would live in a resort if my husband would let us.  Does that make me weird?  It’s partly the atmosphere and partly the kids are always entertained so I won’t hear…”I am bored!”  Oh and I love that I don’t have to cook, do dishes, or clean…LOL!!! I thought I knew all of the great resorts locally in Arizona, until we visited the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! It literally has something for everyone in the family.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is able to perfectly blend luxurious high end relaxation for adults, while also providing all day, nonstop, fun for kids.  They have a kids club, virtual reality games for kids and adults, sandy beach entry pools (6 pools total), amazing water slides, pool games, and activities for kids all day.  I spent most of the time watching the twins in the water but never once did I worry about neglecting the big kids, they had too much to do…and swimming with me was not high on the list…lol!!!

Mermaid University…another cool activity for the kids.

The whole class

@Moonmermaid on Instagram

Mila and @Captainjacklive

Charles, Finn and @captainjacklive

mermaid storytime

The twins enjoyed the pools just as much as the big kids.  And even though the girls were too little for Mermaid University…they still got to chat up one of the other mermaids who hung out in the pool and took pictures with the kids…the twins would not leave the poor mermaid alone.

The grounds at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess were also amazing…at times it didn’t feel like you were in the Arizona desert.  The resort is very large, another thing I love about it, because it just means that they have so much to do.  They have golf carts to take you everywhere, and they pretty much show up with in seconds.  I am all about convenience and they had it…everywhere and in every aspect that a resort could.  From the fabulous food (kitchen sink salad…still dreaming about you) to the hotel rooms, restaurants, and bars they had it all.  Oh and they have shopping, not the normal gift shops like other resorts, but ones filled with unique gifts, clothes, toys, and foods that you actually want to buy.  I literally bought the girls jelly cat stuffed animals because they had them and I loooooove that brand. They also have a little clothing shop that feels like a mini Nordstrom…next time I may just not pack clothes….lol!!!

outside the gift shop

cute cabanas


the food was soo good…I had to drag them out

literally I did…you know if they are posing for pics they don’t want to leave

kitchen sink salad (looove)

pretty walls

Daddy and his girls

robots in the lobby everyday!!

And our room…I mean the pictures pretty much speak for themselves and were the reason they almost had to ask me to leave.  I could have stayed pretty much…forever.  We plan to go back for Fourth of July where they have a massive fireworks display and a lot of fun activities for the kids.  On Easter the Easter Bunny delivers baskets to your hotel room…I mean how cool is that?!!  Also at Christmas time they have over 3 million Christmas lights and an ice skating rink.  I really don’t think it gets better than

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So after seeing all of these pictures and hearing how wonderful The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is…I bet you wanna go right?  Well here is your chance.  Head over to my latest Instagram post to enter to win 4 airline tickets and a 3 day 2 night stay at this amazing resort.  I am so excited to do this giveaway, good luck!!

Terms and Conditions:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or restricted by applicable federal or state laws and regulations.

Contest will occur on the Katie Stauffer Instagram page ( and is sponsored by Scottsdale CVB (the “Sponsor”). Entries for the Katie Stauffer 1 million Follower Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) will be accepted daily on Instagram Friday June 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. PST through June 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST (“Entry Period”)

Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States, 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor; Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Katie Stauffer and their respective advertising and promotion agencies, their parent, subsidiary and joint venture companies, as well as members of their immediate families and households (including children, spouses and siblings and/or persons living in the same households as such persons whether related or not) are not eligible.

All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on June 26, 2017. Entries will be collected via the following entry guidelines on Instagram:

Follow Experience Scottsdale Instagram account (@scottsdaleariz)
In the comment section of the Giveaway photo on Katie Stauffer’s Instagram page, tag 3 friends

One grand prize winner will be determined from all entries received in a random drawing on or about June 27, 2017 by Scottsdale CVB. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Limit one entry per person. Multiple entries received from any person will void all additional entries. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.

One winner will receive the following Grand Prize for Four (valid July 1, 2017 through August 30, 2017):

Round-trip airfare to Scottsdale via Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport ($400 maximum per person, must be booked 14-days prior to arrival in Scottsdale)
Two-night hotel stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess .  All expenses not specified herein are the winners’ responsibility. Approximate retail value of Grand Prize is $2,000.00. Income and other taxes on prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each winner. No prize or cash substitutes allowed, except at sponsor’s sole discretion in the event of prize unavailability. Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received.
Sponsor will notify winners by Instagram direct message/email and the winners must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the form of which will be provided to winners by Sponsor) within five days of notification attempt or an alternate winner may be selected. If the prize notification letter is returned (or e-mail bounces back) to Sponsor or its designated agent as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Sponsor will award the prize within approximately 7 days of receiving the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release from the winner. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to Sponsor and its designated agents to use the winners’ names, hometowns and likenesses for publicity purposes without any compensation to the winner. By accepting prize, winners and all travelers release Sponsor and prize givers and their agents and affiliates from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damage, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in the sweepstakes or acceptance or use of prize. Once the winner release form is returned to Sponsor, the prize will be mailed to the winner. All reservations must be made prior to use, and the prize must be redeemed by August 30, 2017.

All entrants assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by their participation in this Contest. All entrants release Sponsor, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Katie Stauffer and their respective advertising and promotion agencies, their parents, subsidiaries and joint venture companies, as well as their respective officers, directors, and employees, from any such liability.
Sponsor, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Katie Stauffer and their respective agents, their parent, subsidiary and joint venture companies, as well as their respective officers, directors, and employees assume no responsibility for any injury (including but not limited to any personal injury or death that may occur in connection with this Contest), damage or losses of any kind to any entrant, or to any entrant’s or other person’s computer or other personal property, relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest, including downloading materials or software. Sponsor, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Katie Stauffer and their respective agents, their parent, subsidiary and joint venture companies, as well as their respective officers, directors, and employees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this event or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Contest.

Sponsor, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Katie Stauffer and their respective agents, their parent, subsidiary and joint venture companies, as well as their respective officers, directors and employees are not responsible for errors or failures of any kind, including, without limitation, inaccurate transcription of entry information, errors in any promotional or marketing materials, errors in these rules, any human or electronic error, and entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, lost, late, damaged, or returned marked “postage due.”

Sponsor, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Katie Stauffer reserve the right to terminate the Entry Period prior to its scheduled termination and to choose among entries received prior to the date of such early termination. Sponsor reserve the right to review all entries on a rolling basis as they come in. In the event that entry processing challenges or technical malfunctions occur, Sponsor reserves the right to change or discontinue the entry submission procedures.

The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. All entrants agree to a complete release of Instagram upon entry.

Entrants agree to be bound by these rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these rules.





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