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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 Diving Trip in Nassau’s Paradise Island: Sponsored by Southwest and the Discovery Channel to promote Shark Week, the “Dare to Dive” sweepstakes is giving away a trip to Paradise Island in the Bahamas’ Nassau that includes three $1,000 Southwest giftcards, a $2,000 voucher for a three-night stay at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau, and a $600 gift certificate for a diving excursion at Stuart Cove. Limit is one entry per day for US citizens 21 years or older, and the sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Win $2,500 Cash or an Icelandic Getaway: To promote the American-Icelandic adventure comedy film Land Ho, movie theater chain Cinemark is giving away either $2,500 or a trip for two to Reykjavik, Iceland including airfare, a three-night hotel stay, and $1,123 spending cash. Open to legal residents of the US aged 21 and older, who may enter once per household. This sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Win a Three-Night Trip for Two to Scotland: Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and the Starz network TV show “Outlander,” you could win a four-day, three-night trip for two to Edinburgh, Scotland, including round-trip airfare, a stay at the Balmoral Hotel, and a visit to the “Outlander” set in Cumbernauld, Scotland. Open to legal residents of the contiguous US (not including Hawaii or Alaska) aged 21 and over, who can enter once daily per email address. This sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, August 18, 2014.
Win an Eight-Day Trip for Two to Japan and a Camera: Japanese beer company Sapporo is giving away a seven-night, eight-day trip for two to Tokyo, Japan, including round-trip airfare, a week-long hotel stay, $2,400 spending cash, and an HD Activity Camera with a custom skin graphic. (In addition, each week, one winner will be awarded one of these cameras.) Open to legal residents of the US aged 21 and over, who can enter once daily. This sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Win A Viking River Cruise for Two Down the Danube: Viking River Cruises is giving away a spot for two on its eight-day 2015 “Romantic Danube” itinerary, with destinations in Austria, Hungary and Germany. The grand prize includes round-trip airfare, an outside river-view stateroom, six guided tours with audio headset, all onboard meals, and a culture curriculum. Open to legal residents of the US who are 18 or older (19 if a legal resident of Alabama or Nebraska), who can enter once per person via Facebook. This sweepstakes ends at at 3:00 p.m. PT on Friday, August 29, 2014.
Win a $500 Travel Voucher from Expedia: Through its “Thrown Back Thursdays” contest, Expedia is giving away $500 travel vouchers to people who post a “throwback” photo (that is, one from a past trip) on Instagram, being sure to tag @Expedia and include the hashtag #throwmeback. Open to US citizens 18 or older with a Twitter or Instagram account; you may enter this contest as many times as you wish, as long as you use a unique photo each time. A different winner is announced by Expedia on Instagram each week, for a total of eight winners. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, September 1, 2014.