ActiveRain Point Store is Open! Let the July Challenge Begin!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

The  ActiveRain POINT STORE is an 'imaginary store' that pops up every now and again in the rain.  Over the years we've had a lot of fun bidding on Point Store 'offerings' and having fun with what our points can buy 🤣.  All fictional folks, just for fun! 

 

Time to create more fun via the July Challenge!  Thank you to our Co-hosts Carol Williams, Kathy Streib for helping with this July Challenge!

 

There are 2 opportunities in the July Challenge to earn points!

First Challenge: After browsing through the Point Store offerings decide which  ONE offering you'd like to purchase with your earned points.  Next write a post about why you chose that particular offering and the fun you are imagining on the adventure!

Second Challenge: Give some imaginative thought at to what YOU would like to offer in a future Point Store. Write a  post describing your offering and why you  think it would be a great choice to spend points on.  The sky is the limit with your imagination!

You must follow the  July Challenge Rules carefully to earn your points!  Each  entry post must include 2 photos and have a minimum of 300 words. You must include working links to both entries on 1 comment on this post.  You can chose to do one or two posts for this challenge. 1500 points per post will be awarded in early August. Contest runs from July 1st to July 31st and Point Store will close for now.

 

Let's go shopping at the ActiveRain Point Store!

 

Golfing at Pebble Beach Resort! Offered by Carol Williams 

Weekend for 4!  Friday Happy Hour at the Tap room, dinner to follow! Saturday morning enjoy a 3 hour golf lesson plus lunch. The afternoon is free to shop or 'spa' with a $1500 resort  certificate! Saturday Happy Hour will be at the Terrace Lounge with a chef prepared dinner El fresco!

Sunday we'll play a round of golf!  Afterwards, take advantage of relaxing by the pool or spa.  For those who weren't happy with their golf game perhaps going back to the Tap Room for an attitude adjustment would be fun!  Dinner to follow at another incredible restaurant onsite. 20,000 Points

 

 

  

Make Your Listing Stand Out!!!  Offered by Kathy Streib 

Use your points to make your next listing STAND OUT with staging by The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott.   The Brothers are well known for their innovative designs and practical use of the existing structure.  And then to top it off you'll be hosting an Open House catered by Ina Garten...The Barefoot Contessa! 25,000 Points Value

 

 

Dinner in Paris!  Offered by Endre Barath, Jr. 

 Here it is, the Golden Opportunity has arrived. The best part is after you freshened up. There will be reservations for you at ADMO an Alain Ducasse Restaurant  at 27 quai Branly, 75007 Paris to a six-course feast. It has a laid-back atmosphere with dazzling view of the Eiffel Tower and unexpectedly you will find two of the six  courses prepared by non-other than your fellow Active Rain Beverly Hills Realtor Endre Barath, Jr. He was invited by Alain Ducasse to prepare the French Onion Soup as well as a classic Lobster Thermidor. Trip includes 5 night stay in a lovely French Chateau! 40,000 Points

 

 

 

Montana Secluded Ranch Resort Trip!!  Offered by Kat Palmiotti 

You and up to nine guests are invited! You’ll receive 2 weeks of total pampering and all the Montana activities you could possibly want - a guided hike to mountain lakes with catered picnic, horseback riding lessons, fly fishing, lake fishing via boat, hunting trip into the wilderness, you chose! Add in outdoor bonfires, barbecues, top-of-the-line liquor, wine and beer, an on-site chef, pool, sauna, spa treatments, shopping, wine tastings, trip to hot springs, or golfing. You decide!  30,000 Points

 

 

$2.00 Gas! !! Offered by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Mr. Crappy has NO respect for that 💩! He is Rolling Back Gas Prices to $2.00/gallon. Mr. Crappy dares anyone to trump this price! You can buy Mr. Crappy’s Good Gas at 1 Point per Gallon with No Limit!

 

 

Lake Adventure in North Carolina!  Offered by Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Fly 10 friends  to Charlotte's beautiful Lake Wylie for a week! Stay at the beautiful Hotel Maxwell. Be prepared for a week of fun, sunshine, stunning views, home-style cooking and craft cocktails.  Fill your days with a tour of Lake Wylie by boat or swimming, water skiing, tubing or simply sitting back and relaxing. By night, enjoy a delicious dinner and relaxing lakeside with sunset top shelf cocktails. You'll be treated to a front and center seating of Mother Nature's art show in the sky!  20,000 Points

 

 

Silobration Experience! Offered by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

All expense paid weekend getaway to The Silo in Veyo, Utah with posh, ruralfied, accommodations, all meals made by a personal chefs with fresh produce picked from Nerdin Gardens. Personal assistants will ensure every need is taken care of during the stay. Six of your best friends will also share in the excitement!

Sun-sprinkled walkways connect the main house to the grounds and stage venue where Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw Faith Hill, George Strait and many others stars will be play non-stop for 2-nights. Back stage passes are included for all guests!

World-class entertainment by night, massages, facials, body scrubs by day. Cocktails will be flowing freely and every whim fulfilled. Join us for a Silobration to remember for all time! 25,000 Points

 

 

 

 All travel is included with each offering on the Banana Jet Set Group.
Offered by Anna Banana

 

 

Thanks for Shopping at the ActiveRain Point Store!

 

Anna Banana, Carol and Kathy

 

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Comments (137)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anna:

Thank again for a fun challenge. Here are my 2 entries - my selection, and my suggested offering!

I'm Off to Paris - Bon Voyage

My Point Store Offering

Jeff

 

Jul 29, 2022 11:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Awesome Jeff Dowler, CRS !   Thanks for playing with us in this months challenge!  Enjoy your weekend!

Jul 29, 2022 11:52 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Jeff,
Love your entries. Thanks for playing along with us.

Jul 31, 2022 07:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Here we go!!!  I'm Shopping at the ActiveRain Point Store too

                           ActiveRain Points in the Future

Jul 29, 2022 06:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hey Kathy - very imaginative entries!!

Jul 30, 2022 12:12 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathy Streib 
It's been a fun Challenge, hasn't it? I still haven't written mine. Darn it! I do know what I would choose, though. I bet you can guess.

Jul 31, 2022 07:21 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Below are my two entries into this months challenge. 

"I Am Ready To Spend My Points"

"Azores Portugal Here We Come"

Thank you for hosting the challenge!!!

Jul 30, 2022 11:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

George Souto is in the house of points!  Woo Hoo! I look forward to reading your posts!  Enjoy your weekend!  And...thank for playing with all of us!

Jul 30, 2022 12:13 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
We're going to have fun and get pampered at Pebble Beach and I'm going to anxiously await for next time the Point Store opens.

Jul 31, 2022 07:25 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I didn't think I was going to make it in time...almost forgot to post link here!

I Know Exactly What Trip I Want To Purchase With My Points

Jul 31, 2022 03:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired
Jul 31, 2022 07:07 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sharon Tara 
You've made an excellent choice. We're going to have fun getting there and being in Paris! We'll even divert the Banana Jet to Germany and come back and pick you up when you're ready to come home.

Jul 31, 2022 07:30 AM
Sharon Tara

Now that is service...well worth my 40,000 points and more!

Jul 31, 2022 09:39 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Love your entry Sharon Tara !  You're going to be jetting around Europe in style!

Jul 31, 2022 08:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Anna... here are my submissions for the July Active Rain Challenge:

Dinner In Paris... And More .

A Trip to Paris... Part 2

Jul 31, 2022 07:31 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Wayne Martin 
Thanks so much for your entries into the July Challenge. Who wouldn't want to shop at the ActiveRain Point Store anyway?

Jul 31, 2022 07:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hi Wayne Martin well you made it!  Awesome!  Thanks for your entries!

Jul 31, 2022 08:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks for your entry. I hope you get the second one done too.

Jul 31, 2022 07:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Good for you Nina Hollander, Broker ! Shopping at the Point Store is a fun thing to do, isn't it! 

Jul 31, 2022 08:47 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Here is my first entry into the ActiveRain July Challenge:
Road Trips For Life

Jul 31, 2022 08:51 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hi Carol why am I not surprised your title is about road trips!  You are our road trip queen!  Can't wait to buzz on over and read what your plans are next!

Jul 31, 2022 09:34 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Here are my entries. Thank you "Banana Ladies" for hosting the July Challenge! 

Banana Jet Flight 722 to North Carolina is Now Boarding

I Know A Place I’ll Take You There | Future Point Store

I wonder what August will bring 🤔

Jul 31, 2022 09:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker just managed to post my second entry for the July challenge.

Jul 31, 2022 09:16 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Nina Hollander, Broker !

Jul 31, 2022 09:24 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Thanks for both of your entries, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
Like you, I'm anxious to see what an August will bring.  😊

Jul 31, 2022 09:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist looking forward to reading your entries! 

Jul 31, 2022 09:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sorry, forgot to post this link here. Thank you ALL again, for hosting!

Cashing In Points for People - What ActiveRain is REALLY All About!

Jul 31, 2022 11:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

It's all good Debe Maxwell, CRS !  I think you know the head elf well :)  The 3 of us had a fun time - great summer time challenge!

Jul 31, 2022 02:33 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much for playing along, Debe Maxwell, CRS . We know you've been busy!  We had so much fun with the Challenge this month. 

Aug 01, 2022 06:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker here is my  second contribution  hope to help spend AR points for the good https://activerain.com/droplet/H6p7  and my  previous one that  was well received........https://activerain.com/droplet/GZWC thought I post it here as well, Endre

Jul 31, 2022 06:05 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. I so love your point offering!  See my comment on your post!  Let's rock this out and help our little fur baby rescues live a good long life!

Jul 31, 2022 07:00 PM
Carol Williams

Hey Endre Barath, Jr. 
I love your entries into the Challenge. Thanks for playing along!

Aug 01, 2022 06:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Anna, Carol Williams & Kathy Streib for hosting this UBER FUN challenge! Now, we just need to turn this into REALITY! Can't wait for the next point store offerings!!

Points have been issued! If anyone reaches out about not receiving their points, please send them my way.

Thank you all again! 😘

Aug 02, 2022 04:08 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Truly our pleasure Debe Maxwell, CRS !  Fun challenge for the middle of summer fun and imagination!   Thank you!

Aug 02, 2022 04:23 PM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Endre Barath, Jr., I enjoyed your post as did Mr. Bigglesworth 

Aug 08, 2022 11:41 AM