Pensacola Beach Deal: $300 gift card promo

August 24, 2010 | By | Comments (8)

I love shoulder seasons at the beach. The crowds have thinned, the summer heat is abating, and the water's still warm enough for swimming. If you really need any more reason to go, how about a $300 incentive?

Pensacola announced a new "You Play, We Pay!" promotion that rewards visitors with an AmEx gift card worth up to $300 for booking a stay in Escambia county before the end of September. The visitor's center will award you $100 for each night's stay (up to $300) with proof of payment. The gift cards are good for use anywhere, any time, at your discretion.

Here's how to get it:

1. Register for the program on

2. Make a reservation directly with a hotel or other lodging property in Escambia County (Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, or the mainland).

3. Save your receipt. After paying your lodging bill (pre-pay if you want the card to spend during your stay), present your receipt to the nearest visitor's center (you'll find one on Pensacola Beach, on Perdido Key, and on the mainland).

How's the Beach? I'm happy to report that it's looking once again like the beach I know and love. According to the daily report (see updates on all beaches in Escambia County and the Gulf Islands National Seashore are open for swimming and fishing, though there have been some minimal reports of oil effects (scattered tar balls and such) over the past few weeks.

This photo was taken today at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. Keep tabs on the state of the beach and check out more daily photos at

Photo: Courtesy Pensacola CVB


  1. Florida Beach Cottages

    Awww. How come I am always so late in finding out about these things? I hope to join in the next one. Thanks for posting.

    February 1, 2012 at 6:03 am
  2. Elizabeth

    I felt the same way once the waters and beaches were opened again, and deemed safe to swim in. It was such a relief and I have to say, I was impressed with how communities all along the gulf came together to try and protect the natural treasures.

    February 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm
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  5. avaryann

    Speaking of the Pensacola, a great event called the 3rd annual Art and Wine Weekend is going on at Pensacola Beach this fall and it looks like so much fun! There is multiple wine tastings going on all weekend, and you can ride the ‘Art Express’ trolly for free. It takes you to 20 different locations to view all kinds of various modern art. I encourage all art and wine lovers to visit Pensacola Beach on Oct. 2-3, 2010 for the 3rd annual Art and Wine Weekend!

    September 9, 2010 at 10:44 am
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    August 27, 2010 at 11:11 am
  8. Todd Heskett

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    August 27, 2010 at 11:10 am

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