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20 Free Roundtrip London Tickets Daily With British Airways and VisitBritain Sweepstakes

by on March 20, 2012 · 13 comments

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Those “You’re Invited” British tourism commercials with Judi Dench and Jamie Oliver have been  playing everywhere lately signaling a new VisitBritain marketing campaign, and the next foray came in the email on Monday morning when British Airways Executive Club emailed members about a new sweepstakes the airline is sponsoring with VisitBritain.

The sweepstakes entry page with links to the contest and rules.

Starting Monday, March 19, and running just through Friday, March 23, the airline and tourism board will each be giving away up to 10 roundtrip tickets (for a total of up to 100) to Great Britain every day on Facebook.

The first 10 people to like British Airways on Facebook and answer a daily question posted on the Facebook page will be entitled to receive one roundtrip ticket to the UK subject to verification and compliance with the terms and conditions (see below). You can also enter through VisitBritain’s LoveUK Facebook page by liking it and submitting your response on the contest page.

The submission form. Be sure your answer is longer than a Tweet--140 characters!

The first day’s question was: “What attractions would you most like to visit in Great Britain and why?” So they’re not brain-busters. The question went up around noon and the winners were announced around 6pm. It might make sense to monitor this around that time – you never know!

According to the T&C, the promotion is only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 or older. See full terms and conditions at ba.com for additional eligibility restrictions, travel restrictions and complete details. Limit one (1) ticket per person. Ticket valid through 12/31/2012. Tickets are based on availability at time of booking and are valid only on British Airways flights in World Traveller™ (economy) from the U.S. or Canada to London, Manchester, Newcastle Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen.

The other salient fact to note is that if you win, your flight must be booked by July 30, 2012, and travel must be completed by December 31, 2012, so be sure you can plan a trip to Britain for this year, maybe post Olympics.

Other than that, good luck, Godspeed, and cheerio!

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  • Joel

    Did it go up around noon EST? What time zone?

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  • Jimjam

    Couldn’t comment over at the Delta Skymiles rumor post, so here it is for our blogger:
    If Delta made that big change to Skymiles, I wouldn’t necessarily stop flying Delta, I’d just find a new Skyteam program to credit to. Isn’t that the easiest shift for everyone to make?
    I’d appreciate if the blogger could put in the time to examine all the program options in Skyteam, and tell us which ones he thinks are best to replace Delta Skymiles as your program of choice? I personally think any Skyteam program that has a set expiration date for miles should rank low, because for most of us that type of race-against-the-clock proposition is worthless.

  • http://twitter.com/mgalicki Mike Galicki

    when people don’t mention a time zone in the united states it usually means eastern. people from the east think they are the center of the universe. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/mgalicki Mike Galicki

    Today’s question just passed at 11:35 am ET. Funny thing I tried. I just pasted any text I had in my clipboard and autofilled the name details. I might have been one of the first 20, but i wonder if my nonsense text is OK. It doesn’t say you actually have to answer legitimately does it?

  • KK

    Hmm. I “liked” the BA page and answered the question from yesterday. I went back to the app page and it said “Oops, you’ve already entered! No additional entries are allowed at this time. ” About 10 minutes later I refreshed and the form was available again, but the question was the same as yesterday’s so I answered it again. Now when I go back to the page the question has changed to “What British work of art would you most like to see in person and why?” but it gives me the Oops message, even though I answered a different question. The official notice on the BA timeline appeared a little after 11:30am EST; I must have been just a second ahead of their programmers by chance.

    Bottom line, looks like they posted the question generally around the same time as yesterday.

  • Glen

    I was able to enter today at 11:56 a.m. EST. Must’ve started a few minutes early. Fingers crossed! :)

  • http://twitter.com/mgalicki Mike Galicki

    I mentioned below it started at 11:35 am today. Probably got 20 people in 15 seconds I would guess?

  • Plextor555

    Note: You will probably get a 1099 for the ‘full value’ of the ticket which would be refundable coach, probably about twice the value as a refundable ticket. Your tax bill will then be about the amount you could have bought the ticket for.

  • Jason K

    Brian… Not only is your blog the best, I just won this becuae of your blog post… no joke! I can’t thank you enough. I would recommend everyone to check their spam as this showed up in my Gmail spam. The only bummer is as someone else suspected, you do have to fill out the W-9… I’m curious to see how much taxes will be on this. Brian, you rock, thanks for posting this!!!!!

  • thepointsguy

    Awesome! Hope the tax burden still makes it worth it. Keep us updated- and congrats!

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