jackolanternspectacularEver fancied yourself as a pilot? Well it’s competition time, here at Experience Days, and we’re offering you the chance to WIN an awesome Flight Lesson from our website!

Flying is the ultimate experience as it combines pure adrenaline that can take your3605_1 planebreath away, with stunning scenery and unbridled enjoyment inside a range of agile flying machines. So take to the skies in a thrilling activity you will remember forever!

Throughout October, we are giving you the opportunity to win yourself an utterly unique, once in a lifetime experience, and all you have to do is head on over to our Facebook page to be in with a chance.

10734001_10205078659591377_3638713401950020498_nWe are challenging you to guess how many candy corns are filled in our Halloween pumpkin head. Simply click on the image to the left where you will be directed to our Facebook page, and comment your guess on the picture!

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What will you Xperience this Halloween?

5Halloween will soon be here, and if you’re too old for trick or treating there are still plenty of ways to get your thrills when the 31st arrives. Whether you’re looking for a unique experience gift for a loved one, are bored of the usual Halloween parties or you just want to find a new way to have some fun this October, Xperience Days have got you covered when it comes to creepy kicks.

Check out a few our favorite spine-tingling experiences that are ideal for Halloween…

Houston-Ghost-ToursYou can explore the haunted history of Houston during this spooky Houston Haunted History Ghost Tour for two, the ideal way to spend a hair-raising evening with a friend. This thrilling tour will teach you all about the sinister supernatural world that’s hiding behind Texas’s cheery charm. You can choose to explore either Houston, Old Town Spring, Tomball or Humble – it doesn’t matter which location you pick because you’re in for a terrifying treat wherever you go! Your expert guide will impart chilling tales of bedlam, mystery and murder from both distant history and more modern times, and you will leave suitably spooked!

Or why not uncover what haunts the Big Apple with the sensational New York City GhostGhost-Tour-NYC Tour for two? Famous for being the glamorous city of dreams, New York certainly has a more sinister side too, and this heart-stopping tour will take you right into the midst of it! Murder and mayhem have long haunted the celebrated streets of Manhattan, and this tour will take you deep into the ghoulish neighborhoods of either Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Hell’s Kitchen or the East Village. As you listen to the unnerving tales from your guide, and walk under the eerie glow of your old-fashioned lantern, you will be glad you brought a guest to accompany you!

New-Orleans-Ghost-TourOne of the very best things about Halloween is surely the candy, and the Gourmet Ghost Tour of New Orleans allows you to enjoy a whole range of culinary treats during your terrifying tour. First you will explore the French Quarter by foot (after dark, of course) where you will learn all about Sultan’s retreat, Lalaurie mansion and the Witch of the French Opera from your knowledgeable guide. Then, once you’ve had your fill of fear, you can discuss your chilling experience over a well-earned dinner at a renowned Creole restaurant! New Orleans has long been rumored to be one of the USA’s most haunted cities – find out why on this exciting and frightening tour.

Or what about the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour for two, an unforgettable chance toBoston-Ghost-Tour visit Boston’s dark side? Boston is no stranger to evil happenings, and during this forbidding tour you will hear all about the Boston Strangler, the Angel of Death and those involved most intimately with the Salem Witch Trials – to name just a few. With a 17th century grave digger as your guide (really…!) you will explore Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Granary Burying Ground as well as the final resting places of some of the most iconic American Revolution heroes. This is a hugely enjoyable but blood-curdling tour that will raise your spirits as well as your heart rate!

So, if you don’t want to spend too much money on a costume you’ll only wear once, why not try one of Xperience Days terrifying tours this Halloween? Of course, that’s only if you’re brave enough to handle the horror…

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Win a $40 Papa Johns Gift Card on Twitter

hero_secondary-hero-why-us.indexedAfter our successful giveaway with Sephora and a glamourized customer, we wanted to continue rewarding the loyalty of all our fans! This time with pizza!
Our favourite father ‘Papa John’ is here to lovingly serve the lucky winner equal to 4 large pizzas this fall! Choose from a variety of tasty traditional pizzas- made using fresh dough and high quality ingredients. John started making and delivering pizzas in 1984 from knocking down the broom closet of his father’s tavern and setting up a small kitchen. The business has since boomed and is now owns over 4200 restaurants, giving you a wide range of restaurants to dine at!
23c83f68133a440172e5d8fad0b48141Our last giveaway for a Sephora Gift Card was run on Facebook and we received 145 responses. This time we have decided to launch the competition on Twitter instead to broaden our social media horizons. So take a slice of the social media pie and win yourself a delicious Papa John’s Gift Card with $40 in credit.
Xperience Days offers over 2000 unique gift experiences including a Pizza Tasting Tour in 600-Pizza base ingredientsChicago for all you pizza enthusiasts! The tour visits four Pizzerias showcasing the best of Chicago- home of the original deep dish. Stay a true American and embark on a Beer Tasting and Bar Tour afterwards where you will receive generous samples of ice cold beer at each location whilst learning about the rich history of Chicago town. Check out the other experiences we offer at www.xperiencedays.com, results can be filtered by location, prices and activity in order to tailor to your preferences and find the perfect experience!
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Instructions to Enter the Competition:
It’s very simple.
1. Follow us on Twitter
2. Retweet the competition tweet

That’s it! You have now been drawn into the contest and have the chance of winning a $40 Papa John’s Gift Card. Good Luck and Happy Pizza eating!

 

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Activities to do this Fall 2014

Fall is fast approaching, so why not get outside and enjoy the beautiful colors and crisp air with a fantastic experience gift from Xperience Days? Whether you want to surprise a loved one with a unique gift this fall or are just looking for a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors, check out a few of our favorite experiences for the next few months…

Robert-Bilsland-Autumn-pano1Boston-Hot-Air-Balloon-RidesThere can be no better way to admire the sensational fall colors than with this Boston Hot Air Balloon Ride. Not only will you get to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a hot air balloon ride but you will also get to enjoy spectacular views of Southern New Hampshire from this unique vantage point. An exceptional way to celebrate a special occasion, this unforgettable experience is also just a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful New England scenery, drifting along peacefully in the clear blue sky at 1,000 feet up!

If you don’t have a head for heights, why not enjoy a guided cycling tour of La Jolla or San-Diego-Bike-TourCoronado with the San Diego Bike Tour. This three-hour adventure will get you out in the fresh air as you gain a new perspective of this beautiful Californian city. You can choose between two routes: the La Jolla tour, which takes you along Pacific Beach, Crystal Pier, La Jolla Cove and Clam’s Cave; or the Coronado tour takes you along the coast, down the Embarcadero and past lively Sea Port Village. Whichever tour you choose, there can be no better way to spend a lovely fall day than cycling along the magnificent California coast.

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If you prefer something a little less strenuous, what about this sensational Connecticut Dinner Train for Two. This is a unique chance to enjoy a special four-course dinner in a beautifully restored 1920’s Essex Clipper while admiring breath-taking views of the Connecticut River Valley, and is a rare opportunity to head back in time and experience the golden age of rail travel for yourself. Passing pretty towns, peaceful forests, scenic meadows and tidal wetlands, you may be able to spot geese, blue herons, and even bald eagles… so don’t forget to bring a camera!

Or if the arrival of fall is getting you excited about Halloween, why not get an early start onAtlanta-Ghost-Tours the spookiness with the wonderfully eerie Atlanta Phantom History Tour for two. This is a spine-tingling opportunity to explore Atlanta’s secret sinister side as you learn all about the ghosts that haunt this historic city and hear tales of incredible ghost encounters! With an knowledgeable guide leading you and providing intriguing and often unbelievable commentary, you will find out lots about Atlanta’s fascinating and chilling history – and may just experience a paranormal happening for yourself! A unique and exciting way to spend a fall evening.

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Win a $50 SEPHORA Gift Card

fullWe received such a great response from our US Twitter Competition with the delicious grand prize of a $75 Dunkin Donut Gift Card (that’s roughly a 101 donuts!) that we decided to make some more customers that extra bit happy and launch our second competition with the chance to win a $50 Sephora Gift Card!- but this time on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Xperience Days offer nearly 2000 unique s1603273-main-hero-300gifts ranging from a cool BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) Painting Class in New York to a romantic Gondola Murano Cruise in San Diego. The versatility of our products mean that are market audience are huge! Therefore we cater to every age, location and interest; this is why over the next couple of months we aim to reward the loyalty of customers with a selection of prizes.

So for the beautiful ladies and men among you, we are offering a $50 SEPHORA Gift Card. Sephora is a French brand that first opened in the US in the late 90s. We decided on Sephora as they offer a wide range of beauty products which include; makeup, skincare, body, fragrance, color and hair color. Furthermore with over 100 brands in store including popular brands such as NARS, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay and Too Faced Cosmetics along with their own product range we hope our customers will find the perfect product for them!

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Instructions to Enter the Competition:

It’s very simple

  1. Like our page: https://www.facebook.com/XperienceDays?ref=hl
  2. Share this post:

That’s it! You now have the chance of winning yourself a $50 Sephora Gift Card!

 

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Back to School!

The back-to-school time is approaching – but being an adult shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on learning something new or acquiring fresh skills. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just want to try something new, let Xperience Days school you this fall! Have a look at some of our best and most enjoyable experiences that will teach you something new…

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If you like to think of yourself as a bit of a photographer, why not take your hobby to theWashingtonPhotoTour next level with the Washington DC Photography Tour for two, a great chance to hone your skills while having a brilliant day out? This half-day photo tour will allow you to gain a whole new perspective on Washington D.C.’s most popular monuments as you learn all about architectural, outdoor and interior photography from an expert. You’ll learn all about historic buildings like the White House, Lafayette Park, and Union Station and by the end of the class will have a selection of stunning photographs to show off.

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Or you can learn to make sushi with the fantastic Orlando Sushi Making Class for two, a hugely enjoyable hands-on Japanese culinary class that will turn you and your guest into maki masters! At one of Orlando’s top sushi restaurants you’ll be learning from exert chefs all the skills needed to make perfect sushi; covering knife skills, how to roll and cut sushi, and to how to make sushi rice, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you pick things up. Plus, you’ll get to eat your creations at the end of the class with some miso soup and complementary beverage! A great gift that will teach you skills you can use for the rest of your life.

Or if you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, what about the Private Chocolate Workshop for two Chocolate-Making-Classin Brooklyn, where you and a guest can indulge your taste buds as you learn everything you need to know about buying, tasting, tempering, coating and decorating with chocolate! At Brooklyn’s renowned Jo Mart Chocolate Shop you’ll be learning from a third generation chocolatier whose chocolate knowledge is unrivalled. You will enjoy tasting chocolate from all around the world before you have a go at making and decorating your own delectable truffles. The perfect experience gift for any chocoholic…

Introductory-FlightWhy not soar to new heights with the sensational Flight Lesson in Las Vegas, an exceptional chance to combine an exhilarating scenic flight with actually learning how to pilot a plane? Nothing can compare to the unique thrill of flying through the sky, so whether you’ve always dreamed of becoming a pilot or just want to see what it feels like to fly a light aircraft yourself, this great lesson is the place to start. As well as learning new flying techniques you’ll also be able to admire spectacular views over Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon, Lake Meade and the Hoover Dam. An incredible experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life…

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Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is only a few weeks away (September 7th) so why not do something extra special this year? Forget flowers or ties and surprise your grandparents with a unique experience gift from Xperience Days! You’re never too old to learn something new or acquire a new skill, so why not make your grandparents’ day and treat them to a gift that they can actually use and enjoy? Check out a few of our favourites below…

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Oregon-Wine-TastingThe Portland Wine Tasting Class for two is perfect if your grandparents are wine enthusiasts – or even if they just want to find out a little more about their favorite glass of wine. This two-hour class will help your grandparents understand their palates and recognize distinct flavor profiles. Using a fun and thorough tasting kit, they will be taught all the basics of the grapes that go into the different wines as well as the wine making process. With lots of tasting along the way (of course!) the class also covers wine history, comparisons of wines, flavor profiles, wine vocabulary, and regions of wine importance.

If your grandparents are the creative type, why not surprise them with the Jacksonville Close up of artists palette, oil paints and brushPainting Class for two – after all, you’re never too old to paint a masterpiece! This three-hour class combines painting with a fun social environment where your grandparents can enjoy a glass of wine as they get creative on a canvas. Ideal for any skill level, the canvas, easel, paint, brushes and aprons are all provided, so all your grandparents have to do is bring their artistic licence! With guidance all the way from an expert instructor, the end result of the class will be a unique and personal painting that your grandparents can either hang up at home or give away as a gift.

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Or, if your grandparents like to be outdoors, why not treat them to the Seattle Lakes Scenic Tour Cruise for two, a great chance to explore the Washington countryside on a fun sightseeing trip? This memorable day out will allow your grandparents to discover Seattle’s spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring views, and they can even choose which cruise they prefer: the Kirkland and Lake Washington cruise includes views of Mount Rainier, Husky Stadium and South Lake Union; the South Lake Union and Lake Washington tour offers sensational views of Evergreen Point, Medina, Husky Stadium, the Arboretum and more! A fabulous day out that your grandparents will treasure.

If your grandparents have a passion for food, then the Manayunk Food Tasting Tour Of Manayunk-Food-ToursPhilly for two is the ideal experience gift. During this brilliant culinary tour, your grandparents will explore many of the tastiest establishments in historic Manayunk, Pennsylvania, including:  Sorrentino’s Deli, Marchiano’s Bakery, Tasty Twisters, Angelo and Josephine’s and Sweet Elizabeth’s – to name just a few. From mouth-watering pastries to fresh soft pretzels, delicious tomato pie and delectable cheesestakes, your grandparents will have a fantastic time tasting the unique flavors of this gourmet Italian culinary scene in Philly!

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Wedding Season

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Wedding season is upon us, so if you’ve been invited to a friend’s nuptials but are unsure what gift to get, look no further. Kitchen appliances and home decorations are all very well, but why not go the extra mile and surprise the newlyweds with a gift they can actually can use and enjoy together? Let them start as they mean to go on with a fabulous and unique joint experience gift for Xperience Days…

Danville-Tango-LessonsThe newlyweds may (or may not) have mastered their wedding dance, but the Tango is a whole new ballgame! This San Ramon Valley Tango Lessons for two is an exceptionally unique present that a couple will remember for years to come. Whether they can dance up a storm or have two left feet, these classes can cater to any level, and they will learn all the correct dance steps and techniques from a professional Tango instructor. Because there are four classes there will be plenty of time to learn the eight steps of tango, ochos, and molinete, and they will soon be the envy of all other couples on the dance floor.

Dallas-Cooking-ClassWhat could be a better gift for a newly married couple then a fun activity that teaches them something they can use throughout their marriage? Whether they’re a couple who love to cook together or whether they’ve never even used their oven, this Indian Cooking Class for two in Dallas is an ideal gift. This hugely enjoyable and informative class will teach the newlyweds the art of Indian cooking as they learn how to prepare Indian dishes using authentic ingredients and recipes. Whether the couple want to use what they learn and host impressive dinner parties or would rather just treat themselves to some tasty Indian creations, they’ll have a wonderful time during this class and will take home many new culinary techniques.

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Or why not treat a couple to a memory they will never forget, and surprise them with this wonderful Hilton Head Dolphin Watching Cruise for two along the South Carolina and Georgia coastline? Newlyweds will seize the chance to enjoy an exciting adventure at sea as they scout for dolphins and other wildlife, and with commentary from a marine naturalist they are bound to learn a lot along the way too. With stunning views of Harbour Town, South Beach, Daufuskie Island, Grendier Shoals, Tybee Lighthouse and the Lowcountry marshes, this is a day out that will be treasured for years to come.

Philadelphia-Movie-TourIf you’re looking for a gift for a couple who are passionate about movies, then the Philadelphia Movie Tour for two is the ideal experience gift. Film buffs will love exploring the streets of Philadelphia and wandering onto the set of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Visiting sets from Rocky, The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, National Treasure, Philadelphia, In Her Shoes, Marley & Me, and the current hit show Cold Case, the newlyweds will learn many behind-the-scenes secrets and lots of movie trivia throughout this awesome sightseeing tour.

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Exciting New Products 2014

Summer is a time where a lot of people are taking it easy… but not us here at Xperience Days! We’ve been busy adding some awesome new experiences to our roster for you to enjoy, so whether you’re looking for a unique experience gift for a friend or a fun way to spend a summer’s day, check out a few of our new favorites below…

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Charleston-ToursGo behind the scenes of charming Charleston, South Carolina, during this sensationalSightseeing Walking Tour of Charleston. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the fascinating history of this city as you pick one of five brilliant tours: walk through a graveyard at night and hear chilling stories of Lowcountry superstitions with the terrifying Charleston Ghost and Graveyard Tour; take in historic highlights and famous landmarks with the Charleston Stroll Tour; explore the city’s oldest streets, cemeteries, churches and dungeon with the Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour; learn about the city’s evilest residents with the Charleston Haunted Jail Tour; or enjoy a totally uncensored look at Charleston’s disreputable affairs with Darkside of Charleston Tour!

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You can get your tastebuds going with the mouth-watering Old Pasadena Food Tour for two in California. This delectable experience gift will take you and a guest right through the colorful and vibrant streets of historic Old Pasadena as you explore its exceptional ethnic eateries: you can taste your way through world cuisine cafes, sample specialty olive oils, sip on gourmet teas and indulge in some of the best delicious and authentic Italian gelato you’ve ever had. You’ll learn all about this unique neighborhood’s rich history, striking architecture and folklore along the way, so this truly is a historic AND gastronomic adventure!

a cup of martini with olive on a old pub black and white conversionWhy not take a tour back in time with the fabulous Philadelphia Mad Men Cocktail Tour for two? Whether you’re a fan of the Mad Men TV series or just enjoy drinking cocktails, nothing about this 1960s inspired tasting tour will disappoint. The cocktail party will begin at the glamorous Stratus Rooftop Lounge where you will start off with a French75. You’ll then head to the Continental Martini Lounge where you will enjoy sipping on an Astronaut martini at this super cool bar. Then it’s time for some more cocktail fun at Cuba Libre, where you will try the best Mojitos in all of Philly as you learn about Cuba’s fascinating history.

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Or why not explore the heart of Harlem during the Historic Harlem Food Tour in NYC? During this two and a half hour walking tour you will learn all about this iconic neighborhood and its rich history as you sample some of the best bites of the Big Apple! You’ll begin in the East Harlem neighbourhood and will stroll through the captivating markets, stopping at the tastiest eateries and enjoying the diverse flavors and cultures of this neighborhood. You’ll try foods inspired by the Deep South, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa during this sweet and savory adventure – to name just a few! A great way to gain a new perspective on NYC, or an exceptional experience gift for a foodie!

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Go Nuts for Donuts!

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In order to promote our social media channels, Xperience Days is excited to announce one of our very first competitions with many exciting prizes to be won!

Over the next two months we will be launching fortnightly contests on our social media channels; Facebook and Twitter that allow our followers to be rewarded for their loyalty to Xperience Days.

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Xperience Days offer nearly 2000 unique activity gifts that cater to everyone! Ever wanted to learn the guitar? Or fly an airplane? Xperience Days aim to make these dreams a reality. Make that special occasion that extra bit special, by treating a loved one to a gourmet wine tasting class, luxurious Pamper Spa Day or an off-road adventure. Whether you’re celebrating a Father’s Day gift, a Wedding gift, Anniversary gift or even a corporate reward we are happy to assist you in finding the perfect gift from our huge selection only a short click away!

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Our first contest in order to promote Xperience Days and celebrate the arrival of our new US Marketing team is a free donut giveaway! In the form of a delicious $75 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Since 1950 Dunkin’ Donuts (as you might know!) have many tasty treats to tickle your taste buds and make the mornings a munchkin better!

Their fresh bakery donuts come in an assortment of sweet glazes including classics and personal favorites. But it doesn’t stop there! If you left your sweet tooth at the Dentist, then there are still plenty of options for your savory snappers. Finally, wash all these scrumptious snacks down with a Hot or Cold Beverage. Enough to soothe and refuel you to continue the rest of your day and embark on your next experience!

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To be entered into our contest to win our $75 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, applicants must be following us and RT the competition tweet. Simply click here and follow the instructions to our Twitter contest!

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Good Luck everyone! I’m off to go and buy myself a Frosted Kreme Maple Donut and Dunkaccino! :)

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