What quinceañera wouldn’t want Daddy Yankee performing at her big Quince? Even better, what parents of a quinceañera wouldn’t want all of the expenses of this costly rite of passage celebration covered by someone other than themselves?! ¡Así sí tiramos la casa por la ventana! Well, apparently that’s exactly what the folks over at Verizon were thinking when they came up with their “fabulous” Mis Fabulosos Quinces Expo and Giveaway. That’s right, I said giveaway!
From now until June 31, 2012, young girls across eight different US cities will have the opportunity to enter to win an all expenses paid Quince from Verizon, as well as the privilege of having Daddy Yankee perform at their quinceañera!
Specifically, the Grand Prize will include the dress, the cake, a limo, and a party planner – pretty much the works! The Grand Prize winner will also receive 4 Verizon smartphones, four $250 Verizon Wireless gift cards, and a college scholarship. Not too shabby eh?! I’d enter if we had a quinceañera, LOL!
In order to enter for a chance to win, contestants must submit an essay to the wireless service provider answering the following questions: 1) What does a Quince mean to you? 2) What are you planning to accomplish after high school? 3) How would you use technology to make your Quince dreams come true?
Full contest details may be found Here.
In addition, at each of these eight cities Verizon will be offering free Mis Fabulosos Quinces Expos, which will include a Quince fashion show, local vendors (flowers, dresses and more), technology and social media workshops, a photo station, scavenger hunts, prizes and raffles, as well as a special parent’s lounge with fun and exciting activities just for parents. Not to mention the chance for attendees to meet Daddy Yankee in person and to get his autograph.
Anyone can attend. All members of the public have to do to obtain a special VIP pass to meet Daddy Yankee is donate an unused cell phone device the day of, at any one of the eight different locations. These cell phones are used to support Verizon’s HopeLine against domestic violence.
The dates and times for each city are as follows:
Wednesday, June 13, 2-6 p.m.
6451 Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60707
Saturday, June 16, 2-6 p.m.
200 Mill Creek Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094
Saturday, June 23, 2-6 p.m.
1599 West 49th St., Hialeah, FL 33012
Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2420 N. Belt Line Road, Suite 150, Irving, TX 75062
Sunday, July 1, 2-6 p.m.
10721 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77037
Saturday, July 7, 4-8 p.m.
9010 Viscount Blvd., El Paso, TX 79925
Saturday, July 21, noon to 4 p.m.
3825 Grand Ave., Chino, CA 91710
Sunday, July 22, 1-5 p.m.
2654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
**Dates and times are subject to change. For full contest details visit verizoninsider.com/myfabulousquince.
Juan, I’ve enjoyed many quinceañeras. They are fun! But every time I attend one in my family, I hold my breath and pray that the next event is not a baby shower. That happens way too frequently among our girls and it saddens me.
I’ve challenged the girls in my family to forego the quince and opt for a graduation party instead. But, I don’t have the influence that Daddy Yankee enjoys. I would have hoped that kind of challenge would come from him or someone just as popular.
I can certainly understand where you’re coming from, and I have also certainly cringed myself at some of the “Quiero Mis Quince” mentality out there, but the truth is a lot of young girls just want to have their big day. I don’t think it has to be over the top or extra fabulous… a small family affair como se pueda hacer should be fine. Granted, I’d rather throw a graduation party too, but hey… this one is completely free! We can’t blame young girls for getting excited about maybe winning a free quince. But I do definitely understand your point