Giving away free trips has always been a popular marketing idea, but it seems to be the go-to option these days. Just check out some of these giveaways listed on USAToday.com:
- If you are a student between the ages of 8 and 18, you can enter the National Parks Traveler Take Your Family to the National Parks essay contest. Students need to submit a park-related essay by March 1, and they could win a 3-night stay for 4 at one of 13 national parks across the country.
- LAN Airlines wants to hear your story of love. If you think you have a winning tale, then write about it on their Facebook page and be entered to win two round-trip business class tickets to Buenos Aires.
- For avid baseball fans, you can submit a short film stating your ideal day at Spring Training to Arizona's Office of Tourism Facebook page by February 15, and you could possibly win a $1,600 Spring Training vacation. (If you don't want to go through the hassle of shooting a video, just enter for a 4-day spring training trip on Tempe's website by February 15.)
- If you have an American Express card, use it at Dunkin' Donuts all through the month of February, and be entered to receive a number of prices. The top prizes are tickets on JetBlue flights.
So if you are interested in a free vacation, look into these options and keep your eyes open for any other possibilities...you'll be surprised how many are actually out there.