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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!

India
Win a trip to India courtesy of SmarTours.

Win a Trip to India: You could win an eight day trip to India for signing up for SmarTours mailing list by July 8, 2014. The prize trip includes international airfare, all transfers and ground transportation, deluxe hotels, six meals, and sightseeing tours. You must be over 18 years of age to enter the contest.

Win a trip to Disney
Win a trip to Disney.

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), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 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 $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • 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 amextravel.com.
  • 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.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
Annual Fee
$550
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.
Win a Trip to Disney World: You could win a trip to Disney World with Disney’s “Recreate the Magic” contest. To enter, you must upload a “throwback” photo and write a brief memory to go with it about your travels to Disney World in the ’70s and ’80s. The grand prize is an eight day, seven night trip to Disney for six people including airfare, hotel, theme park tickets and more. See the website for entry specifications. The contest is open to legal  residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age. You can enter once per day until 11:59 pm on August 11, 2014.

Play the Southwest Baggage Hold
Play the Southwest Baggage Hold ‘Em game to win a trip to Vegas.

Win a Southwest Vacation Getaway to Las Vegas: Play the Baggage Hold ‘Em game to win a trip to Las Vegas. The grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare on Southwest Airlines for up to two people to Las Vegas, Nevada, a three night stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for two people in an Executive Suite room, two tickets to KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers in Las Vegas and a $200 dining credit at CRUSH. The contest is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, who are 21 years or older as of June 3, 2014. Enter by 11:59 pm CT on July 14, 2014.

Win a nautical vacation to Nantucket
Win a nautical vacation to Nantucket.

Win a Nautical Nantucket Getaway: You could win a trip to Nantucket for a”nautical New England summer.” The winning trip includes a three-night stay at 76 Main (the only hotel on the Nantucket’s cobbled Main Street), round-trip airfare for two and a $1,000 shopping spree at C. Wonder‘s pop-up shop on Nantucket’s Federal Street. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States, who are 21 years old and over. Enter by 11:59 pm ET on July 7, 2014. 

Win a trip to Rio de Janeiro
Win a trip to Rio de Janeiro.

Win a Trip to Brazil: You could win a trip to Rio de Janiero. The grand prize trip includes airfare for two on TAM, a four-night stay at a Design Hotels property, a $1,000 Yahoo Travel Experience and a $1,000 Latitude shopping spree. The contest is open to all legal US residents who are at least 18 years old (19 in Alabama and Nebraska, and 21 in Mississippi) at the time of entry. Enter by 11:59 pm ET on July 7, 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), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 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 $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • 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 amextravel.com.
  • 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.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
Annual Fee
$550
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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