Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 9:59 am

Coupon, discounts for Quad Cities Be a Tourist Weekend

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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