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There are some fun travel contests and sweepstakes around the web at the moment. Here are my top picks to win some great travel prizes:
Marriott’s #WIN3NYC sweeps gives you a chance to experience the “Best of NYC”: Courtesy of Marriott, you could win a three-night trip for two to New York City, including three nights at the participating hotel of your choice, 200,000 American AAdvantage miles, and two Smart Destinations Explorer Passes to visit your choice of three out of 59+ city attractions. To enter, choose one of four postcards listed here (be sure to scroll down) and either tweet it with the hashtag #WIN3NYC or submit it with your name and email address. You could also Instagram a photo from one of the participating hotels and use the same hashtag. Open to U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, one entry per person; an additional entry can be earned for every entrant you refer. Sweepstakes ends on July 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm ET.
Free Radisson hotel stays for life: The “Radisson for Life!” contest will give one winner a five-night Radisson stay every year for life – or more specifically, 58 consecutive years. Enter only once by filling out this online form with your name, contact info, and some feedback on your experience (if any) with Radisson’s properties. Up to seven additional entries can be made via social media, at a rate of one entry across all three applicable platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), using these weekly hashtags (be sure to scroll down). Open to anyone 21 years or older, though note that residents of several countries and the Canadian province of Quebec are excluded from this contest. Contest ends on August 17, 2014 at 11:59 CT.
Win a trip to Norway or a weekend staycation: Voss Artisan Water’s Spin & Win Instant Sweepstakes on Facebook includes two travel prizes, each to one winner: a $7,000 trip to Norway, or a two-night getaway (plus some meals) at a hotel near the winner’s home. The Norway trip includes a five-night stay at the Thief Hotel in Oslo, Norway, round-trip airfare, and two dinners. US residents of the lower 48 states who are 18 years or older may enter once daily by ‘liking’ Voss on Facebook, then registering with your email and a password, and confirming your registration via email. Sweepstakes ends on July 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.
Win an National Geographic trip to the Galapagos Islands: To promote the movie “Noah,” National Geographic is giving away a 10-day National Geographic Galapagos Expedition for two. Worth $18,000, this trip includes airfare, a week-long cruise in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour, and two one-night stays in a hotel in Ecuador at the start and end of the trip. This contest is open to US residents who are 18 years of age and located in the US at the time of entry. One entry per person is allowed each day of this contest, but if you share news of your entry on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll be given one extra entry for each of your friends/followers who enters as a result of your share. Contest ends on July 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Two trips to New York City for the 2014 US Open: Time Warner Cable and the Tennis Channel are offering two winners the chance to each win a five-day trip for two to New York City to attend select US Open Tournament matches – tentatively scheduled for September 2 through September 6, 2014. Trips include: round-trip coach flights to New York City from the major US airport nearest the winner; standard hotel accommodations for five days and four nights; two tickets to an earlier-round US Open match; two tickets to a later-round US Open match; $500 in spending money; and a Tennis Channel exclusive experience for two, which includes a tour of the Tennis Channel set, a meet & greet with Tennis Channel talent, and access to Time Warner Cable Studios at the US Open. To participate, you must be 18 years old, ‘like’ Time Warner Cable on Facebook, and complete the resulting registration page. Enter by 11:59 pm ET on July 31, 2014.
Reminder: Win a wine week for two in Tuscany: You could win a wine vacation including six nights at Villa Montecastello in central Tuscany, tours of several Tuscan wineries, and $2,500 towards airfare. By entering, you agree to receive emails from PureWow, Epicurious, The Daily Sip, Hipmunk & Fathom. The contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States who are 21 and over. Enter by 11:59 pm ET on July 27, 2014. With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.