Tips for Winning Travel Contests from a Multiple Contest Winner

Tips for Winning Travel Contests from a Multiple Contest Winner (Part 1 – Introduction and Disclaimer)

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I haven’t talked about this much before, but I like entering travel contests. Actually scratch that, I love entering contests because I’ve won a few of them (about 20 or so, though I’ve stopped keeping track). The prizes I’ve gotten have been as small as a free app for my smartphone to free hotel stays. I’ve also won a few bigger prizes like an all expense paid trip to New Orleans in 2012 and all expense paid trip to Montreal in 2019. I’ve also won some non-travel contests (most recently I won a Smart TV from Steamy Kitchen, and a 6 pack of wine from a local wine store), but most of my contest entries and winnings have been travel related.

La Grande Roue de Montréal and the St. Lawrence River. This was take on the trip I won to Montreal in June 2019.

So I’ve decided to write a post about how to win travel contests (kind of), but first an important disclaimer

This post and all information there within is for entertainment purposes only. I assume no responsibility or liability for any action you choose to take or not take because of information from this post, blog or any of my affiliated social media channels. This post is not an endorsement for any particular contest/sweepstake/raffle/lottery nor is it an endorsement for any particular scheme, product, company, or organization. In fact while I go into contests scams later on I will state clearly and for the record that giving money/banking information/credit card information for entry/entries into a contest or to claim a prize is scam. Please be careful not to fall victims to scams. I discuss scams and how to avoid them in Part 3.

Obviously with Covid-19 going on there are less travel contests than before, but they are still out there. This information is also useful for other types of contests (I’ve been entering lots of home goods like kitchen appliances recently).

This post has been divided into 3 parts. Click on a link below to go to that part of the post.

Part 1 – Introduction and Disclaimer (that’s this page).
Part 2 – How to Win Travel Contests
Part 3 – Mistakes to Avoid When Entering Travel Contests

8 thoughts on “Tips for Winning Travel Contests from a Multiple Contest Winner”

  1. I like your tips Alouise. Timely too as I just entered a digital nomad contest a few hours ago. Free trip, 3 weeks, all expenses paid, and the 3 locations are super close to New Jersey which is key these days because I want to be close to home. Good note on actually wanting to win these too. I caught myself a few times when about to enter cool-sounding contests that actually were not up my alley. Gotta have your energy right to align with the win.

  2. That contest sounds like it’d be a great one to win. And yes I totally agree you gotta have your energy right to align, but I hate saying things like that cause it sounds a bit woo woo. But then again that woo woo has helped me win a few contests, so I can’t complain. Thanks for the comment Ryan.

  3. Great tips and opinion for those wanting to get involved and enter such competitions. I am sure this article will help guide people down the right path to victory

  4. There are some great tips, and I think some apply to not just travel contest but any lucky draw or contests. After all, if you want to win, at least you have to be in the game. Thanks for sharing with us! @knycx.journeying

  5. Very interesting post! I fall into that category of why should I waste my time, but I like your tips and may reconsider if it is something that I really want or like. I agree wholeheartedly with the tip to do blog hosted giveaways/contests. The odds just seem better with those, right?

  6. I have never participated in a travel contest before but they always tempt me. Love the mention to the law of attraction and keeping a positive attitude! Maybe I’ll give one a shot sometime soon :).

  7. Whenever I hold a contest or giveaway on my blog, I always wish all my friends would enter. They just don’t realize how few people really enter, and how good the odds are that they could win. It’s way more fun to be able to offer a prize to someone I know, but I’m always fair and choose the winner by random drawing! Good tips, by the way — and so cool that you’ve won some great prizes!

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