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Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win trips to New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu or Southern California.

Win 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points
Win 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points

Win 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus Points From MakeVegasYours.com

You have five chances to win a set of 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, and five winners will be selected at random.

To enter, you have to tweet how you you would use your winning points and make sure to hashtag #MVYentry on Facebook or Twitter. Of course, make sure to follow to Hyatt on Twitter and Facebook too.

Winners will need to be Hyatt Gold Passport members before they can be awarded points. Enter between 11:59am CT on September 18, 2014 though 12 noon CT on September 19, 2014. 

Win A Trek Through New Zealand from Air New Zealand, Eagle Creek and 100% New Zealand

Win a hiking trip around New Zealand. Shutterstock.
Win a hiking trip around New Zealand. Shutterstock.

The grand prize trip consists of a 12 day hiking vacation for two to New Zealand including:

  • Roundtrip economy air transportation for two provided by Air New Zealand to Queenstown
  • 11 nights accommodation at various hotels/lodges
  • Daily guided treks and hikes
  • Some meals
  • Eagle Creek camping and hiking gear

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter and the contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Florida, New York, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Enter by November 9, 2014. As per the terms and conditions, travel must be booked and confirmed by July 15, 2015.

Win a Trip to New York Winter Fashion Week From Shermans Travel

Win a fashion trip to NYC
Win a fashion trip to NYC

The grand prize trip includes:

  • Three night stay for two at the Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
  • Two tickets to a fashion show at the Winter 2015 NYC Fashion Week
  • $500 jewelry shopping spree at BaubleBar.com
  • $500 beauty products shopping spree at Julep.com
  • $200 Uber credit for VIP ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Round trip airfare for two

The contest is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 or older at the time of entry. Enter by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2014.

Win a Neil Patrick Harris Adventure in L.A. or New York From Fodors Travel

Win a trip to NYC or LA
Win a trip to NYC or LA

Win a trip to the city of your choice (New York or L.A.) and plan your itinerary based on suggestions from celeb Neil Patrick Harris. The grand prize trip includes:

  • Roundtrip coach airfare for two to either New York or L.A., provided by Orbitz
  • Two night hotel accommodations for two
  • A Neil Patrick Harris itinerary of your choice
  • One iPad mini with special surprises
  • Copy of the hardcover edition of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
  • Copy of a Fodor’s travel guide to New York City or Los Angeles

10 runners-up will also receive a copy of the hardcover edition of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. You must be 18 or older to enter and a U.S. resident. Enter by 11:59:59 p.m. on October 6, 2014.

Win a Trip to Southern California From WE TV

Win a trip for four to Southern California
Win a trip for four to Southern California

Win a three day, two night trip for four to Southern California. The grand prize includes:

  • Round trip airfare for four
  • A two night hotel stay
  • Winery tour
  • Ground Transport
  • $400 in salon treatments for winner and each guest
  • Dinner prepared by a personal chef
  • $800 in spending money

The contest is open to U.S. residents 21 years or older. Enter by 12:00 p.m. ET on September 26, 2014, by submitting the online form. Limit one entry per person per day.

Win a Trip to Honolulu, Hawaii From Contenelle

Win a trip to Hawaii
Win a trip to Hawaii

Win a five day, four night trip for two to Honolulu, Hawaii including:

  • Round trip coach airfare
  • Hotel stay for four nights

The contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, ages 18 and over. Enter via the webpage by submitting your information by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 20, 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.

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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 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.
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Annual Fee
$550
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Recommended Credit
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