Coupon, discounts for Quad Cities Be a Tourist Weekend


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 9:59 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau


Coupon, Discounts for Quad Cities Be a Tourist Weekend on Jan. 18-21


Quad Cities – It's time to Rediscover Quad Cities and enjoy the coupons for the annual "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" in the Quad Cities.

Head out on the town during a fun-filled weekend of discounts during the twelfth annual "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" on January 18-21, 2013, for the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau's (QCCVB) popular winter promotion.

45 Quad Cities businesses and organizations have issued coupons that are good for this weekend, and some continue even longer. Over 15 hotels in the Quad Cities area are offering special rates and packages for the weekend. And over 25 other area attractions, shops, spas, restaurants, and businesses are offering great discounts.

"With Monday, January 21st a holiday for many parents and students, that weekend is a great time to be a tourist in your own backyard and enjoy an affordable hotel stay," says Joe Taylor, President/CEO of the QCCVB. "People don't have to travel far or spend a lot of money to have a great and affordable weekend getaway. And they can use The Loop coupon to get around the downtowns for free."

Go to www.visitquadcities.com/beatourist for a list of all the specials and discounts for the weekend and to easily print the coupons that you'd like to use. All of the participating businesses have a limited supply of the coupon books, along with the QCCVB Visitor Center locations (available Dec. 31). Supplies of the books are limited so it would be a good idea to pick up a booklet before the weekend starts, or just print the same coupons from the website. Call 309-277-0937 for more information.

Visit one of these Visitor Centers for a complimentary 2013 Visitors Guide (available Jan. 3) and Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard coupon booklet.
• Quad Cities Gifts & Souvenirs, 1601 River Drive, Moline, Ill. Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
• Visitor Center at Union Station, 102 S. Harrison, Davenport, Iowa. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Check out the details on events during Be a Tourist Weekend - http://bit.ly/W1VtaP



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








(More History)