Yes, just about everything in today’s issue is some kind of free contest. There are a lot, and I’m pretty sure I left something out. But be sure to skim through and see if there is anything you might have missed this week.
The Weekly Flyer has managed to secure yet another free night at the W Hotel Atalanta, which is asking for reader support for their campaign to support the non-profit MusicCares. Read more at Points, Miles, & Martinis. Having never been to Atlanta or a W hotel (I’m a Hyatt guy) I’d love the chance to try something new. It takes only a few minutes of your time to enter:
Remember my post about the new Air New Zealand preflight safety video last week? It was studded with cartoons of famous celebrities. If you can recognize them, soccerfanz10 on FlyerTalk shares that you can win a free around-the-world trip to London, Los Angeles, Auckland, and Hong Kong. The contest prize includes flights only, but I’m sure you all have enough points for the hotels.
This isn’t a limited-time deal, but some people have been asking where you can get AA gift cards at Costco for 10% off. Not all Costcos sell them, even in the same city. The Flight Deal has a recently updated list.
AAdvantage Geek shared yesterday an opportunity to win 100,000 AAdvantage miles. The catch is you have to create and film a short video. Yes, more work, but that probably also increases your chances of winning. Think of what you could do with that many miles! He also has a recap of other American Airlines contests.
Hilton sent out an email yesterday encouraging people to enter their foodie contest to New York, co-sponsored by Bon Appetit. Am I the only one who misses Gourmet magazine? I’ve only gotten about three recipes from Bon Appetit to ever work–sometimes I think it’s just meant to be eye candy. Anyway, you don’t have to cook anything, just EAT EAT EAT!
MichaelW Travels shares that you can win a free trip to Scotland to celebrate the release of Disney’s new movie, Brave (I refuse to call it Pixar, which they are slowly bringing down to their level…) Anywhoo, it would be fun to go visit the old plot of land my great great grandfather used to farm for potatoes.
Hilton HHonors is giving away seven different vacations now through the end of August. Decide whether you like food, golf, relaxing, or something else when you get away from it all. HT to Frugal Travel Guy.
FTG also shares a contest to win a free trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from Eagle Creek, which makes some very good, cost effective luggage. I used one of their backpacks when I headed to Europe for a month after college and loved it.
Kathy at Will Run for Miles tells us how you can get free personalized luggage tags with your own pictures.
Also from KLM, you can play a game through their online iFly magazine to win two tickets to Hamburg. The link opens up the magazine, and it’s a little hard to navigate, but just click on the index button (below the arrows on the right) and find the entry that says “Game.”
Stacey at Very Good Points is giving away 10K United Airlines miles. All you have to do is guess the city and country in which her picture was taken. You have until Thursday to enter.