This post brought to you by Cooper Tire. All opinions are 100% mine.
Road trips are enjoying a revival thanks to smart parents who are realizing that trips on four wheels are easier on their nerves as well as their wallets. Traveling by car can be very fun experience as long as we remember a few things.
-Clean up the vehicle
-Get a tune up
-A cooler packed with drinks
-A fold up potty chair if you have young ones
-A basket or backpack filled with healthy snacks, snacks keep the kids quiet for a bit
-Keep a spare key to the vehicle in your pocket
-A GPS is a great tool to have along but be sure and track your path out on a map just in case
-Take along some simple car friendly toys and activities for the kids
-Be sure to schedule in a few potty or diaper change breaks along the way
-If this is a trip longer than 2 hours be sure and stop every couple of hours to stretch the legs
-Bring neck pillows for the whole family, it is really comfy to take a nap and not have a stiff neck when you wake up
-Save those road trip memories and enter to win Cooper Tire's "My Every Day Road Trip" contest.
Where do your tires take you every day? Share a video about your not-so-everyday every day road trips and you could win a $5,000 gift card toward free gas for a year! Visit the contest tab on the Cooper Tire page to find out how: Cooper Tire's My Every Day Road Trip Contest. The contest will run March 1 through March 29.
How to Enter
Starting 3/1/13 Cooper Tire Facebook fans may submit their not-so-every day road trip stories on the company’s Facebook page in one of the following ways: a written story, a photo or a video. Winners will be selected based on criteria such as originality, creativity, and their passion for Cooper tires and compelling content.
The top written story will win a $100 gift card to use toward gas for one week while the highest rated photo entry will receive a $500 gift card to use toward gas for one month.
The top five video finalists will each win a new set of four Cooper tires and advance to the final phase of the competition. In the final phase, Cooper Tire Facebook fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorite Every Day Road Trip video, to help determine the final winner. The video with the combined highest score and most votes will be awarded a gift card for $5,000 toward gas for one year to fuel their daily drive.
Opportunity to Win for Voting
Cooper Tire is also offering its fans a chance to win a Road Trip Kit just for voting during the My Every Day Road Trip sweepstakes. Beginning April 15, fans can vote for their top video to help determine the overall Cooper Tire Facebook video winner. For each vote (one per day), fans will automatically receive an entry to win a Road Trip Kit. The prize pack includes several items to keep them on-the-go, including a $100 Cooper Tire auto service voucher, a $50 gas card, $50 iTunes gift card and Cooper gear.