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.
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).
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