Alabama’s Beaches Flip for Friends, Fans and Followers

The Alabama Gulf Coast offers plenty of great features. Now visitors are invited to share their favorites on three online social contests.

Gulf Shores, AL, April 22, 2009 --( Lately, people have been flipping for the sugar white sand in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Join the excitement, and get social with the Alabama Gulf Coast, which has recently launched three fun and easy social marketing contests. See details at

Visitors can unleash their budding photographer, and shoot their next vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Then, they can post those great photos to enter the "Show Us Your Best Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Vacation Ever contest". They could win a three-night stay on our sugar white beaches, a Flip Video camera and other great items. They can enter on Facebook, become a fan, and submit a photo or video.

Or if YouTube is more a visitor's style, they can upload a video of their Gulf Shores/Orange Beach vacation to their YouTube account, and send a comment to tell about the video. As long as the video is relevant and decent, it will be added to the contest section on the CVB's YouTube page.

This contest runs March 1, 2009 to August 15, 2009. Then, visitors can keep an eye on their networking page. They just might be the winner.

Participants can increase their chances of winning by entering a second contest: "We Flip for Friends, Fans and Followers". Entering to win a two-night stay and a Flip video camera could not be easier. Simply, send a friend request on MySpace, become a fan on Facebook, or follow on Twitter. All of existing friends, fans and followers at the beginning of the contest were automatically entered to win this random drawing. The deadline for entry is July 31, 2009. Shortly thereafter, the winner will be notifed on his or her social networking profile.

Finally, the first round of the "What Makes You Flip for Gulf Shores/Orange Beach" contest has ended but a second contest will be held June 1, 2009 through August 15, 2009. A winner in each contest will receive a two-night stay on the sugar white beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, a Flip Video camera and other great items.

To enter, visitors should submit in 100 words or less what makes them flip for the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area. The can post this copy to the CVB's TheBeachisCalling Blog, MySpace page or Facebook page. They can also reply to the “What Makes You Flip” Tweet on Twitter. Visitors should remember that they have to become a friend (on Myspace) or fan (on Facebook) before they can post to these sites. Once again, the winner will be notified on his or her social networking profile. Please note that for those people posting comments on the blog on TheBeachisCalling, a public profile is required to be considered for the prize.

These three online contests are administered by the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Please direct any comments to

Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
Carol Weaver