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The Battle of the Blogs is ON!

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It's on.


In just a few short years, AZFoothills.com has become the southwest's choice for style, substance, and sophistication. How do we know? AZFoothills.com now ranks in the top 20,000 websites in the US, is visited by millions each year and has more Twitter followers than majority of the media outlets here in the Valley.  We love finding new and fresh content - from people and places to things to do, it is our mission to share the very best with our readers in real time.  


However, we realize that there are other fantastic voices to be heard in the state of Arizona, and are proud to celebrate the blogs we read when we go home at night. Submitted for your perusal (and voting): the first-ever Battle of the Blogs contest!


Battle of the Blogs contest is our way of giving our favorite bloggers the opportunity to garner attention and build traffic. Selected blogs in this contest range from foodies, life and style blogs, and people sharing their life experiences. 


Winner’s will receive an amazing opportunity to be a part of our website, network, and grow.


Rules & Regulations


* Voting is unlimited

* Voting begins March 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM (MST)  and ends April 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM (MST).

* The TOP 4 with the most votes will be announced as the WINNERS and will be contacted by Arizona Foothills staff after April 15th.


- One full week as the static banner ad on all the pages of the website

- Features in AZFoothills.com's e-newsletters, which are sent to 70,000+ Arizona residents

- An advertising mention in an issue of Arizona Foothills

- Tweets, tweets, tweets!

- The ability to guest blog on AZFoothills.com, driving traffic to your own blog


Vote Here!

You can submit your nominations for Battle of the Blogs 2014 via e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Back in the Newsstands


Did you hear? Yes, we have some exciting news to share! Arizona Foothills Magazine will be hitting newsstands again, starting with the March 2013 issue. 
We will be on newsstands at Sprouts locations, 19 to be exact! Make sure you head to your nearest Sprouts to pick up the newest issue soon!

Here is the complete list of locations:  

Chandler; 1959 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224-4007  
Scottsdale Shea; 9301 E Shea Blvd, Suite 132, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6736  
Glendale; 5665 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308-3883  
Scottsdale Miller; 4402 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3604  
Paradise Valley; 12415 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7708  
Mesa; 1933 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85203-5142  
Peoria; 8375 W Thunderbird  Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381-3685  
Tempe; 1706 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-5613  
Northern; 8040 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021-5101  
Indian School; 2824 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6863  
East Bell Rd; 245 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022-2353  
Higley; 5225 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85260-2777  
51st Avenue; 5120 W Peoria Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302-1618  
South Chandler; 2855 S Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286-4401  
Surprise; 13759 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374-3871  
Avondale; 1813 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392-1226  
Gilbert; 2582 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert AZ 85295-0726  
Ahwatukee; 4735 E Ray Rd, Unit A001, Phoenix, AZ 85044-6233  
Phoenix-Glandale; 1625 E Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020-5521


Welcome to The Clarendon Hotel


You may wonder where you can find AZ Foothills magazine, well it has made its way into another home. Thanks to Ben Bethel the Owner of the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix you can find it in their lobbies and hotel rooms starting in March.  The Clarendon Hotel is in the heart of Phoenix and perfect for all the visitors to see just how great this city truly is.  We are so excited to be in The Clarendon Hotel as it represents the state of Arizona as a great place to travel and stay.  


Battle of the Blogs

The Battle is on! Today kicks-off the first ever Battle of the Blogs.

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Many of us have blogs we love to read, browse through, and get some new ideas from, so here at Arizona Foothills we want to shine some light on those amazing blogs.  We are looking for all types of blogs to be nominated and get the chance to win some amazing prizes.  This will be a great opportunity for blogs everywhere to gain exposure here in the Valley of the sun.

AZFoothills.com is in the top 18,000 websites in the nation, have more followers on Twitter than majority of the local news stations, and are known for always having new and fresh content in real time.

From today February 1st- 28th we will be accepting nominations.  You can submit your nominations via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Starting March 1st the voting will begin and will end at midnight March 31st.

The TOP 4 with the most votes will announced as the WINNERS and will be contacted by Arizona Foothills staff.

Winners will receive the following

- One full week as the static banner ad that will be on all the pages of the website

- Featured in our E-newsletters

- Ad mention in an issue of our magazine

- Tweeted about (before and when you win)

- Be a guest blogger

Ready. Set. Nominate.


Best Of Our Valley 2013: Votes Are Being Verified

For the fourth year, AZFoothills.com has asked readers to weigh in on their favorite people, businesses and hidden treasures in the Valley. Thousands of nominees were nominated by the public, editors and focus groups, and duked it out for the honor of calling themselves the Best of our Valley. After millions of votes were cast at AZFoothills.com over the past 60 days, voting has concluded.

With more than 250 voting categories, every Valley citizen will recognize names of the selected Valley people, places and things. Find out if your favorite sushi spot, nonprofit or newscaster is a winner later this week, after votes are verified.


The best of each category this year will be featured in the March 2013 issue, a tell-all guide to the coolest people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winner with the most total votes will be featured on the cover of Arizona Foothills Magazine' s Best Of issue.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their "Best Of" status, a celebratory fete will be held in March 2013. Stay tuned for details!

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