Friday, August 19, 2016

Win a 'Bates-cation'

Bates-ca·tion (bāts-kā-shən) n. a time of rest away from the demands of work, school, and household chores that includes tons of exciting adventures with Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children!

Did you catch the 20th Bates episode last night? (If not, click here to read our recap.) Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win another Bates contest.

UP does not currently have plans to run a third 20th Bates sweepstakes, but the network has an even better opportunity for Bates fans. Instead of spending a day with your favorite super-sized family from Tennessee, how about taking a vacation with them? Or rather, a Bates-cation?

One lucky individual, as well as one guest, will win a four-day, three-night trip with the Bates family! The destination and dates have not yet been determined.

This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are thirteen years or older at the time of entry. Minors must have permission from a parent or guardian.

Visit to read the official rules and to enter the sweepstakes.

Photo courtesy of UP


  1. It would be awesome if Up would host one of these sweepstakes without forcing the winner to be on TV. I get that they are doing it for an episode but there are lots of fans who would love to hang out with the Bates but do not want to be on television. That's why I never enter. It's kinda mean if you ask me.

    1. I don't think that the family would ever forced someone to be on the show if they don't want to be there :)

    2. You have to agree to be on TV to enter the sweepstakes so yes it is forced...

  2. Interesting!😊 Wish I could spend the day with the bates!

  3. I I really want to spend a day with the Bates it would be awesome !!!!!!!
    And I really want to be in tv!!! But it will never happen because I live in Texas san antonio and I'm just way to busy I did go to California and Tennessee for my sister's wedding
    I love the bates

  4. My daughter would love to enter... But were Canadian so dont qualify😒

  5. Sounds like it would be fun!! Would love to meet y'all !! And spend the day with y'all

  6. Would be fun ! Would love to meet y'all !! I have always wanted to meet y'all in person!😉😃

  7. Sounds like it would be fun!! Would love to meet y'all !! And spend the day with y'all

  8. Why do we have to be a resident of the contiguous United States? Alaska and Hawaii are America too and we always get left out!


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