iRetreat 2014 Valentine’s Day #SweetDeal

Have friend who may want to join you at iRetreat? Tell them the Divas are giving the first five people to register for iRetreat 2014 at Hershey Lodge $50 off the regular ticket price. They can register here using code SWEETDEAL. The conference is nearly sold out but we couldn’t help having a chocolate promotion today as we head to the sweetest place on earth this June. 

Since chocolate is on our brains today, tell us how you’d like to see chocolate involved at our event this year (click to tweet below).  We can’t wait to see you in June!

Tweet: Tell the #DDDivas how you'd like to see chocolate involved at this year's #iRetreat2014 @ Hershey Lodge. #SweetDeal
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Show Your #Selfie This Black Friday

With iRetreat: A Conference for Online Influencers nearly sold out–can you say CHOCOLATE–we want to celebrate the unique nature of influencers. Though you’re typically looking down at the screen, the Divas would like to see those lovely faces for a change! This Black Friday, receive 30% off ($175) the regular conference price ($249). Use code BLACKFRIDAY13 for 30% off your iRetreat ticket.

In addition, we are going to choose one #selfie to receive 50% off ($125). The lovely #Diva below will choose one random tweet to receive the 50% off code.

To enter, tweet out a selfie this week using #iRetreat2014 and #selfie before 5:00 pm EST 11/30/13.

Announcing iRetreat 2014 Keynote Speakers!

We could not be more excited to announce our keynote speakers, the dynamic duo behind Getting Gorgeous Events who, in their spare time, run uber successful blogs Mom Generations (Audrey) and Lady and the Blog (Vera) among other endeavors. Busy moms, entrepreneurs and pioneers as celebrity bloggers, they not only epitomize the essence of Double Duty Divas but have both inspirational and practical advice for those ready to take it to the “next level.”

Connect with AudreyMclellan and VeraSweeney on Twitter and be prepared to be amazed at what they’ve accomplish and that we’ve snagged them to eat some chocolate with–we mean–speak at iRetreat 2014.

As a reminder, discounted rooms at Hershey Lodge in the summer are prime real estate and with the conference nearly sold out, rooms are going fast and are first come, first serve. Grab your room if you haven’t already before our final iRetreat promotion on Black Friday when new attendees are likely to snag the remaining rooms. Call 1-800-HERSHEY to book today!

Call for Speakers OPEN; Early Bird Price Ending

Calling All Speakers…

We’re pleased to announce the call for speakers for iRetreat 2014 at Hershey Lodge is now open! We can’t wait to see the creative ideas and look forward to connecting with the super savvy speakers that grace our presence each year. During sessions we will also hold small group workshops for hands-on experiences. If you feel your idea would be best suited for a workshop, please note that on the speaker form. The idea for workshops is for bloggers to “dig in” and take away new knowledge on a topic.

iRetreat (formerly Reviewer’s Retreat) 2013

The deadline to complete the Speaker Proposal is November 23, 2013.

Early Bird Sales Ending

iRetreat 2014 at Hershey Lodge, June 22-24, 2014, is the first and only conference geared 100% toward blogger/brand relations. Online influencers, PR representatives, brands…all involved influencer marketing stakeholders are welcome to this family-friendly event. Our Divas must love chocolate, because the conference is nearly SOLD OUT! The early bird pricing ($199, reg. $249) will expire November 30, 2013. We anticipate, based on current trends, being sold out by the end of the year.

If you’re planning to attend, register ASAP and get ready for a chocolate adventure with pit stops (if you so choose) at Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, Chocolate World and a few surprises along the way. If you’re already registered, remember the discounted room rate is limited–first come, first serve. Call now to book your room at 1-800-HERSHEY.

iRetreat 2014 Halloween Promotion: You’ve Been Booed

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iRetreat 2014 sale is OPEN & ONE WEEK SALE!

Get Your Pass TODAY!

It’s official!! Ticket sales for iRetreat 2014 are open! Join us at the fabulous Hershey Lodge for Sunday June 22 through Tuesday June 24, 2014 for the first conference dedicated to online influencers. In our fourth year, iRetreat has has evolved into the leading forum for fostering a discussion on how brands and bloggers continue to move forward together while offering a family-friendly event that is both educational and entertaining.

Hurry and get your ticket now using the code SUPEREARLY to save $40 off of early bird pricing. Discount code is only valid for ONE WEEK and ends 11:59 EST on September 10, 2014. Remember that our 2014 pre-sale sold out and our hotel block is limited due to the popularity of Hershey Park in the summer, so don’t miss your chance to join us! Register HERE.

Get Cookin’ with Musselmans and Win an iRetreat Scholarship!

Put on Your Aprons & Get Cooking with Musselman’s Apple Butter

If you were at Reviewers Retreat this year, you tasted how Musselman’s Apple Butter can add pizzazz to your menu.  Now is your chance to get creative in the kitchen.  And, if your recipe makes us all want to join you in the kitchen, you can win a scholarship to iRetreat 2013: A Conference for Online Influencers at Hershey Lodge. The contest is EXCLUSIVE to Double Duty Divas and past Reviewer’s Retreat attendees! Not already a Double Duty Diva? JOIN US!



Details to get you started: 

Step 1:  Create a Recipe using Musselman’s Apple Butter. (See Guidelines Below)

Step 2: Share your recipe with readers in a blog post including a link to Musselman’s Apple Butter Facebook page using this link:

Posts must be published on or before September 13, 2013.

Step 3:  Share your post on the Musselman’s Apple Butter Facebook Page.

Step 4: Share your post on Twitter using the #DivasCook and be sure to @Musselmansapple.

If you did not attend RR13, you’ll will need some Apple Butter to get you started. Visit Musselman’s Store Locator to find it in your area. Winners will be selected by representatives from both Musselman’s and Double Duty Divas based on the most creative uses of Musselman’s Apple Butter in a recipe following all guidelines.

What’s In It For You (aka PRIZES!)

1st Place: 2014 iRetreat Conference Ticket + $300 Cash

2nd Place: 2014 iRetreat Conference Ticket + $150 Cash

3rd Place: 2014 iRetreat Conference Ticket
Recipe Guidelines:

  • Recipe must contain at least 1/4 cup or more of Apple Butter and must be used as a main ingredient, not just a topping.
  • Recipe must use standard cake/pan size.
  • Recipe must have simple, easy-to-follow directions, without room for error or confusion.
  • Please include a serving suggestion.Recipe time commitment must be less than 60 minutes, including prep, cooking/baking, and final presentation.
  • Make sure your recipe isn’t too similar to any of the existing Apple Butter recipes.

Good Luck!

iRetreat 2014 (formerly Reviewer’s Retreat) at Hershey Lodge

iRetreat Coming Attractions from Cecelia Mecca on Vimeo.

Reviewer’s Retreat Post Link-Up

If you love the Reviewer’s Retreat conference you may have written a post about the conference and we want to read and share! Whether you wrote a post about a previous conference or what you are most looking forward to this year you can share it here.

Here are some of our favorites and make sure you link up too!!

The Link Fairy is counting down the days:

Peanuts Are Evil tell us her “Must Haves” for the conference:

In The Kitchen with KP Steps Up Her Game at #revret:

CEO of Me has regrets, but not about the conference, check it out:

DVL Public Relations and Week99er share their Reviewer’s Retreat Takeaways:

Reviewer's Retreat Adam Levine***Adam Levine approves this message {or he would if he knew what was good for him.}

Link up your Reviewer’s Retreat post here:

Feed Me! (aka where to eat at #RevRet)

While the conference will be jam packed with great tips to fill your brain, you will need to fill your belly, too.  Below is a run down of what meals are covered during the conference and options for those meals on your own.

Sunday, June 30

The conference begins at 1pm, so you should eat lunch before you arrive.  Our cocktail party at 8pm, sponsored by Musselman’s, will have lots of appetizers and a fun dessert.

Monday, July 1

We will be providing you with a hearty morning break, a boxed lunch and a delicious afternoon snack (not to mention sampling of the latest coffee and tea from Brew Over Ice).  Monday evening will be on your own to enjoy the grounds of Callaway Gardens.  Watch the #RevRet hashtag to find any impromptu attendee meetups!

Tuesday, July 2

You will be greeted with a Southern Breakfast as we start the day…come hungry! The conference ends just before lunchtime.  Below are some options that we suggest for meals for yourself or your family:

1.  Piedmont Grille: Located right inside The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, this restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in a Casual Environment.  I can attest that the waffle bar is delish!

2.  Ironwood Lounge: Relaxing place to unwind with a cocktail and pub style fare.  Located at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens.

3.  The Country Kitchen: Located just a short drive from the Callaway Gardens gates, this restaurant has the BEST biscuits and jelly I have EVER had.  No kidding.  If you are looking for me, this is where I will be.

4.  The Gardens Restaurant: Looking for something fancier?  This restaurant is within the grounds of Callaway Gardens and has the most breathtaking view!

5.  Rockin’ Robins Malt Shop and Pizzeria:  Right on the grounds of Callaway Gardens, you will find this 1950′s style diner which is super kid friendly.  The chocolate milk shakes are to die for!

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