that's what friends, or fans, are for: free stays in greater phoenix

I'm coming out of hibernation for this one. It was bound to happen, sweeps meet social networking. The Greater Phoenix Visitors and Convention Bureau is giving its Facebook fans the chance to win a series of stays at some of the areas finest properties. This is directly from the email press release that just landed in my box.

Starting April 29, fans of the CVB's "Visit Phoenix" Facebook page can win multiple-night stays, dinners for two, spa treatments and rounds of golf at some of Greater Phoenix's most renowned resorts.

First up: A two-night stay at Royal Palms Resort and Spa and candlelit dinner for two at the resort's signature restaurant, T. Cook's. To win, Facebook users simply must be the first to post the correct answer to a trivia question about the resort on the Visit Phoenix wall.

In subsequent weeks, Facebook fans of Visit Phoenix can expect to find similar packages from the Ritz Carlton, Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Montelucia Resort and Spa, The Fairmont Scottsdale, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, The Westin Kierland, The Phoenician, the Arizona Grand and more.

Fun! I'll be there. On Facebook, and at one of these resorts if I get lucky. For the Greater Phoenix CVB, click HERE.