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Here are some fun travel contests and sweepstakes from around the Web this week – and here’s hoping you win a trip somewhere you’ve always wanted to go!

Win a trip to Cartagena, Colombia

Win a Trip to Cartagena, Colombia: Agree to receive email communication from LAN and TAM airlines and you could win a trip to Cartagena, Colombia. The prize package includes round trip flights for two to Cartagena from Miami and three nights in the Hotel Casa San Agustin, including breakfast. You must be a resident of the 48 contiguous United States and of legal age in your state to enter. Enter by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 4, 2014.

Win a $500 Best Western Gift card for submitting your favorite photo in Michigan
Win a $500 Best Western Gift card for submitting your favorite photo in Michigan.

Win a $500 Best Western Travel Card: Best Western is all about Michigan this month. You could win a $500 Best Western Gift Card for sending your favorite photos taken in Michigan to the Best Western blog. To enter, submit an email with ONE photo attached to, and make sure the subject line is: Michigan 2014 Photo Contest. You must also provide your name and email address in the body of the email, along with a brief photo description (names and email addresses will not be publicly displayed). The photos will be posted on the blog two to three days after being received. You must be a resident of US or Canada and 18 years or older to enter. Enter by August 31, 2014.

Love The Hobbit trilogy? Win a trip to New Zealand to see the screening of its last installment.

Win a Hobbit Fan Trip to New Zealand: Fan of The Hobbit? You could win a trip to New Zealand and the opportunity to view the conclusion of The Hobbit trilogy in the first official screening of the film with the director. In order to win, you must complete four challenges, including making a video. The challenges will demonstrate your knowledge of The Hobbit, and if you are determined to be the “biggest fan,” you will be one of six winners of a trip for two to New Zealand, including round trip airfare, hotel stay, a guided tour of filming locations, a screening of the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with the director, transportation and travel insurance. Winners must be able to travel between October 31 and November 7, 2014. The contest is open to legal residents of any nation who are 18 and over. Make sure to select your country of residence when entering. Enter by 11:59 p.m. PT on September 22, 2014. 

Win a trip to NYC and tour the future of travel
Win a trip to NYC and tour the future of travel

Win A Trip to NYC and Tour the Future of Travel: You could win an all expenses paid trip to NYC for an exclusive look at some of the companies leading travel innovation today. The winning trip includes:

  • Free flight to NYC from anywhere in the continental US
  • Two nights at the Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC
  • One free ticket to Skift’s Global Forum covering the Future of Travel in NYC on October 9, 2014
  • Exclusive access to four travel startups located in NYC

You must be a resident of the 48 contiguous United States who is 18 or over to enter. Submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 18, 2014.

Win a trip to Ireland
Win a trip to Ireland

Win a Trip To Ireland: You could win a trip for two to Ireland in honor of Irish Heritage Week. To enter, “like” the Yahoo Travel Facebook page, then select your favorite photo from Heritage Week. You can enter once a day until the deadline. The trip includes airfare for two from the United States to Dublin and six nights at the Manor House Hotels, in up to three cities of your choice. You must be 21 or over to enter. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2014.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

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.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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