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There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are my top picks to win some great travel prizes!

Win one million Qantas Points
Win one million Qantas Points

Win One Million Qantas Points: In order to win these points, you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member and earn Qantas Points in an icon you’ve not yet earned in within the last 12 months. These points must then be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account before November 3, 2014. Some  of the Qantas partners can take up to 8 weeks to credit your account, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to earn. In order to see which icons you haven’t earned in, check your Qantas frequent flyer account. If you’ve earned in all the icons already, you are automatically entered to win.

Win a trip to Iceland from Reyka Vodka
Win a trip to Iceland from Reyka Vodka.

Win a Trip to Iceland: You could win a four day/three night trip for two to Reykjavik, Iceland sponsored by Reyka Vodka. The grand prize includes round-trip airfare from the US to Iceland, hotel accommodations and airport transfers. To enter you must visit the Reyka website and provide your information. Eligibility is restricted U.S. residents who are 21 years of age or older. Enter by 11:59 pm EST on July 31, 2014.

Win a cooking vacation to Italy
Win a cooking vacation to Italy.

Win a Cooking Vacation in Italy: The KRIS Wine “Soak Up The Essence Of Italy” Sweepstakes offers a grand prize cooking vacation to Italy with Chef Anna. The winner will recieve:

  • Round-trip, coach-class airfare for two to Venice, Italy from the winner’s nearest major airport
  • Transportation for two between Desenzano del Garda train station and Anna’s Villa B&B on Lake Garda
  • Four days, three nights accommodations based on double occupancy at Anna’s Villa B&B on Lake Garda
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Welcome dinner for two
  • Two hands-on cooking classes for two, with dinner featuring the dishes cooked during class

The contest is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, age 21 or older at time of entry. Enter by 11:59 pm on June 30, 2014.

You could win a trip to NYC. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
You could win a trip to NYC. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Win a Trip to NYC: Win a glamorous weekend in New York City courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers. The grand prize trip consists of round-trip flights for two to NYC, hotel accommodation for two nights, gift cards, and even more swag. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding AK, HI, RI, and US territories) 18 years of age or older. You must fill out your information and agree to receive communications from THE GOODS, a weekly e-newsletter by the publishers of Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure, as well as other offers and promotions. Enter by 11:59 PM EST only July 6, 2014. 

Win a trip to Florida for four
Win a trip to Florida for four.

Win a Family Trip to Florida: Lands End is sponsoring the “Set Sail Sweepstakes“, where you could win a grand prize trip for four to Florida. The winner receives round-trip airfare for four, five nights accommodations at the Cheeca Lodge Resort and Spa in Islamorada, FL, $2,000 in cash, $500 resort credit and $500 towards ground transport once there. You can enter to win once daily, and you must sign up to receive emails from Lands End. You might also win other smaller prizes such as gift cards to Lands End. The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years and older. Enter by July 12, 2014.


Win a whiskey tasting trip to Kentucky
Win a whiskey tasting trip to Kentucky.

Win a Whiskey Experience Trip to Kentucky: You could win a trip to Kentucky to tour Russell’s Reserve Distillery. The winning trip includes:

  • Round-trip airfare for two to Louisville, KY
  • Accommodations for two at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY
  • Russell’s Reserve Distillery tour and tasting with master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell

By entering, you agree to receive future communications from and Russell’s Reserve. You must be a U.S. resident 21 or older to enter. Enter by 11:59 pm ET on June 30, 2014. 

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), up to a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at Marriott and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,200 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
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