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Somebody has to win - it could be you

eTN Staff Writer  Jun 03, 2010

Desperately need a vacation but funds are lacking right now? Have a bunch of creativity with nothing to show for it? Why not enter one these two vacations where you may be rewarded with free travel simply for your creativity? Like they say, somebody has to win, it might as well be you.

Show Your Best "I Need a Vacation" Photo to Win A Lifetime of Vacations
It's widely recognized that stress can lead to long-term health issues. In fact, a May 2010 study from the US National Library of Medicine released findings that among women who felt high stress, 35 percent were more likely to have heart disease.¬ģ knows that a long vacation, especially a free one, can relieve tension like nothing else., travel experts and a leading provider of lodging worldwide, will change all that for one lucky winner by awarding the ability to take a lifetime of vacations as part of its new "Win a Vacation for Life" summer sweepstakes. The winner receives a onetime check for US$102,250, no-strings-attached, which he/she may use as they choose - a vacation a year for 50 years, or three months traveling the world in high style.

Contestants can log on to to register to enter the summer sweepstakes. Entries are voted upon after users upload the funniest, most creative and compelling photo of themselves, which shows why they deserve a vacation. The contest continues throughout the summer with a winner announced in early September.

Participants can boost their chances of winning by recruiting their network of friends, family, and colleagues to vote for their picture every day. Contestants also have the option of uploading their pictures directly from their Facebook albums, enabling them to easily reach out to friends and Twitter followers to earn more votes.

In addition to the grand prize, there are plenty of chances to win daily giveaways along the way. By uploading a picture, not only do contestants become entered into the Win a Vacation for Life grand prize, but they also have a chance to win a Flip Ultra(TM) camcorder if they can accumulate the most votes of the day. Camera-shy folks, fear not! Even if you do not upload a photo, you can still be entered into a random daily drawing that gives you the opportunity to win a Flip(TM) camcorder of your own, just for voting daily for your favorite "I need a vacation" look.

Win US$50,000 in Travel by Creating the Next CheapTickets Commercial
Are you the next titan of Madison Avenue? Maybe a budding filmmaker with a future that includes red carpets and award ceremonies? CheapTickets is ready to give US$50,000 in free travel to the next great advertising genius who can create a 30-second commercial that shows travelers just how to good it feels to save with CheapTickets. CheapTickets is planning to feature the winning spot on the Travel Channel, which is aired in more than 95 million US households.

To enter the "We're Too Cheap to Advertise" contest, anyone with a digital video camera and a passion for cheap travel can upload their up to 30-second video commercials to between June 1 and July 13, 2010. An expert panel of judges will narrow down the entries to six finalists based on creativity, video quality, fit to contest theme, and viral potential.

CheapTickets will then open voting to the general public in the final round from July 20-27, 2010. The three contestants that get the most votes stand to win:

- Grand Prize: US$50,000 in free airfare, plus your commercial will run on TV
- First Prize: US$5,000 in free airfare
- Second Prize: US$2,500 in free airfare

CheapTickets will announce the winners on or about July 28, 2010 and showcase the winning commercial as its 2010 ad campaign planned to air on the Travel Channel throughout the month of August 2010.

It is recommended that commercials highlight the brand's motto: "The Less You Pay, the Better it Feels," with an emphasis on booking hotels or vacation packages online at

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