How much time and effort did we have to put in to perfect our research and bibliographies for reports? Now all they have to do is Google.
We also had to practice our cursive handwriting over and over again to make sure that each loop and curve connected just so. Do kids even learn cursive these days? Wouldn't it make more sense to teach them to type in elementary school instead?
And what about road trips? We spent hours in the car entertaining ourselves, scouring license plates for letters of the alphabet, trying to read books without getting carsick... these days my girls sit back in their luxuriously comfortable car seats and watch the movie of their choosing while I stare out at the open road.
What's next? Massage chairs for them at the park?
Fortunately for all of us, Alamo has created a way for the entire family to have a fun and entertaining time while in the car and on vacation thanks to their innovative, social media invention, #AlamoGames2Go.
(If this is the first that you're hearing about #AlamoGames2Go, don’t worry – there is still a lot of summer and family fun to be had!)
This summer, Alamo has created four different #AlamoGames2Go, so to participate all you have to do is choose one or all of them to do each day, share your photos on your favorite social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine) using the #AlamoGames2Go hashtag, and then visit the #AlamoGames2Go Facebook tab for a chance to win various awesome prizes.
The four great game options are:
1. Alamoding – a take on "planking," players should strike their best driving pose and capture it in a photo.
Along with the fun of participating in each of the four #AlamoGames2Go, let's talk about the incredible weekly prizes and grand prize that are up for grabs for playing!
This prize includes an Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; Alamo Beach Towel; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; Banana Boat Sunblock; Solace Suction Catch Game; Beach Ball; Solar Sound Speakers; $50 AMEX Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; and a Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame!
Destination: Theme Park
This prize includes an Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; Alamo Water Bottle; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; String-Cinch Backpack; Chammyz Sports Towel; Koozie Picnic Cooler; $50 AMEX Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; Aluratek 7" Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame!
This prize include3s an Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; Aloe Up Insect Repellant; Grand Truck SkeeterBeeter Pro Hammock; Dynamo Multi-Function Flashlight; $50 AMEX Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; and an Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame!
This prize includes an Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote; (5) Alamo Sunglasses; ZAGAT Book 2013 America's Top Restaurants; $100 StubHub Gift Card; $75 Shutterfly Gift Card; and an Aluratek 7” Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame!
In addition to one of the above packs, three $50 AMEX Gift Cards will be given out each week as runner-up prizes! At the end of the games, a grand prize of $5000 will be awarded to one VERY lucky person!
Keep in mind that if you play all four games in one day, you get a bonus entry for that day – the more you play, the better chances you have at winning!
This fun #AlamoGames2Go campaign doesn't end for an entire month (on September 16th) so you have plenty of time to head over and get in on the action. Have your smartphone handy? Then, ready, set, #AlamoGames2Go!
This post was brought to you by Alamo, but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.