NEENAH, Wis., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Juggling the challenging demands of everyday life? Looking for a way to reconnect with family and friends? Take a weekend trip to one of America's 550 quirky roadside destinations, like The World's Largest Field of Corn in Dublin, Ohio, or Lucy the Elephant in Margate, N.J. Weekend trips rank among the top three stress relievers, a recent travel industry study found, and an offbeat destination can be fun and relaxing for everyone. This summer, Cottonelle(R) Toilet Paper is celebrating the weekend road trip by launching http://www.PuppyTracksUSA.com , an interactive travel adventure Web site that helps inspire people to explore unusual slices of Americana.
The Cottonelle(R) Puppy, the brand's familiar yellow Labrador Retriever, invites visitors to follow his tracks to nine quirky U.S. locations. Visitors can even help pick the puppy's 10th travel spot in the Cottonelle Puppy's 10th Destination Contest for a chance to win a $90,000 trip to visit selected quirky international travel destinations. Now through Sept. 6, Americans are invited to submit a photo online or via mail of themselves with the official Cottonelle Puppy image at their favorite offbeat U.S. location.
To encourage people to get out and explore quirky America, Cottonelle has teamed up with actor and travel expert John Ratzenberger. Ratzenberger, who starred on the popular TV show "Cheers," hosts and produces the Travel Channel's "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" series about products manufactured in the U.S.
"I like exploring interesting places that take me off the beaten path," said Ratzenberger. "That's why I'm pleased to join with Cottonelle and the Cottonelle Puppy as they spotlight these unique U.S. destinations and encourage people to get out and discover the wonders of America."
"The Cottonelle Brand has been there for families during some of life's most memorable moments," said Stu Schneider, associate marketing director for the Cottonelle Brand. "The Cottonelle Puppy represents the fun and curiosity that creates memories and brings people closer together. The Puppy Tracks Web site and contest encourages people to get out and create those memories."
A group of judges representing the Cottonelle Brand will select up to 10 finalists whose entries will be posted on http://www.PuppyTracksUSA.com . Beginning October 5th, Americans have the chance to cast their vote online for the winning 10th destination.
How To Enter It's simple to enter the Cottonelle(R) Puppy's 10th Destination Contest. 1. Download an official Cottonelle Puppy image at http://www.PuppyTracksUSA.com , or get an image at participating retailers, in newspaper advertisements, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Cottonelle(R) Brand's "Puppy's 10th Destination" Contest Official Puppy Request, P.O. Box 511425, New Berlin, WI 53151. 2. Snap an original color photo of yourself and the official Cottonelle Puppy image at your favorite quirky U.S. destination. 3. Upload or mail your photo along with your entry form and a caption of 10 words or less describing what the Cottonelle Puppy thinks about the offbeat destination you visited together. In 25 words or less, explain why your destination should be chosen as the Cottonelle Puppy's 10th quirky destination.
Entries will be judged based on the quirky, lighthearted and humorous nature of the destination, the caption, and the 25-word essay. Between October 5th and 12th, visitors to the Web site can vote for their favorite entry. The winner will receive a $90,000 international trip for two including airfare, accommodations, and ground transportation. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a digital camera and a photo album. Each finalist will receive a digital video camera, a $1,000 gas card, and a portable DVD player.
There's A Winner Every Week!
In addition to the national contest, http://www.PuppyTracksUSA.com invites Americans to join the Cottonelle Puppy on his weekly adventures through the Cottonelle Puppy Tracks Sweepstakes. Starting July 11th through October 17th, a weekly winner will be announced in the Puppy's online travel log and featured as the Cottonelle Puppy's Travel Buddy of the Week. The weekly sweepstakes winners will receive a Puppy Tracks Travel Pack including a digital camera, a $100 gas card, a travel souvenir pack and $40 worth of Cottonelle products.
Visit http://www.PuppyTracksUSA.com for the official contest and sweepstakes rules and details. Void where prohibited, no purchase necessary.
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Source: Cottonelle Toilet Paper