There’s an interesting group of travel contests and sweepstakes to help save you the green in your wallet —
Canyons Resort is making the most of its appearance on the current 16th season of ABC show The Bachelor. Canyons is offering fans of the show the opportunity to win four grand prizes, including a mountain getaway to Park City and Canyons Resort, which is Utah’s largest, with more than 4,000 acres of skiing and riding for all skill levels. My personal favorite run at Canyons is called Boa, a cruiser which snakes its way — pardon the pun — down more than two miles, for a fabulous warm-up or end-of-day run.
One of “The Bachelor Ultimate Getaway Sweepstakes” grand prize winners and a guest will enjoy a romantic retreat to Canyons Resort, which features 4,000 acres of what Utah markets as “the greatest snow on Earth.” Just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport, Canyons features the first chairlift in North America that will keep your butt warm on the way up the mountain — the Orange Bubble Express has heated seats, much like the heated seats in your car.
The grand prize winner and guest get three days of skiing or riding, including equipment, a private ski lesson, three nights at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, a couples spa treatment at Golden Door Spa, a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Wasatch Mountains, and round-trip airfare. You can also zip down the mountain on the new zipline ZipTour Adventure, and the town of Park City has some interesting art galleries and restaurants. Be sure to stop in for a cold one at the Wasatch Brewpub on Main Street, which offers up some tasty microbrews, including one called Polygamy Porter.You have until March 19th to enter this free sweepstakes. Click here for sweepstakes details.
Fiji is a Polynesian paradise on everybody’s ‘bucket list’. I was lucky to visit last year, for scuba diving in Fiji’s pristine coral reefs, dolphin watching cruises, and visits to local villages which welcome you with a traditional welcome of songs, prayers and a ceremonial drink of kava, a fermented beverage made of the root of a local plant. Enter Dole’s “Warm Up & Win” sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win a trip for four to Fiji, including air, six nights’ hotel, and $500-per-day spending money. Unlike many other sweepstakes and contests, you can enter this one more than once — Dole invites you to enter daily — but the registration won’t go through unless you agree to receive Dole’s quarterly newsletter with recipes, coupons and other company news. Runner-up prizes include warm down comforters, slippers, winter coats, and coffee makers. Approximate value of the grand prize is $18,000.
For news about sweepstakes to win vacations in Napa, Paris and New York City,
Napa, Paris or New York? Those are the choices if you win one of the three grand prize trips in American Airlines’ “Check It Out. Check It Off” sweepstakes. Enter by March 19 for a chance to win a trip for two worth up to $17,000, including airfare and three nights’ hotel. The Napa Valley prize also includes a winery tour, some meals, a home wine center and a $2,500 gift card. The New York City prize also includes tickets to a baseball game — either the legendary New York Yankees or New York Mets — a city tour, some meals, and $2,500 gift card. The Paris prize also includes a city tour, some meals, $1,500 gift card. Click here to register, and pick the trip you want to win — Napa, Paris, or New York City. Unlike a true sweepstakes — which does not require a purchase — this is a contest that requires you to book a flight on American Airlines on your MasterCard to be eligible for entry to this giveaway.
Photo contest — Capital One Financial Corporation, which issues the Visa travel card Venture, is offering a $15,000 dream vacation and other prizes to somebody who uploads the best photo of themselves somewhere iconic, plus a caption of why you deserve to win a dream vacation. If you haven’t been to someplace iconic — like this photo of me at the the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, Egypt — the Venture Adventure sweepstakes allows you to insert any old photo of yourself into a template provided when you enter. Be creative both in your photo and caption, since others will be voting for their favorite submissions, so sharing with friends and family is both encouraged and rewarded. The contest runs through March 9, 2012. Click here for contest details and entry form. At the close of the travel contest on March 9, a panel of judges will review the top-50 highest scored submissions and narrow the field to ten finalists. Travel expert Randy Petersen, of Flyer Talk, will then select the grand prize winner. Other prizes will include a $1,000 travel voucher for the most viral entry of the contest, and 25 noise canceling headphones are being given away to the top new five viral entries submitted every week.
Somebody has to wi these sweepstakes. It might as well be you. And if you do, be sure to let EcoReport know. You can find more great travel deals on the NYC on the Cheap Daily Deals page, where 100+ budget travel discount deals are featured daily.