Category: Travel sweepstakes and giveaways

GPSmyCity – win a free promo code by telling us which city you most want to visit

GPSmyCity is offering readers up to 20 free promo codes.

The app, which usually costs 4.99, comes in iOS and Android flavors. Each GPSmyCity app works for one city (over 470 cities around the world). Each app contains from a few to over a dozen self-guided walking tours for a single city, allowing visitors to explore on foot the best of the city at their own pace.

Here’s how to win the free promo code. Visit and find the city that you most want to experience. Leave a comment below that says which city you want to experience and why. Make sure you fill in the email field so we can send you the free promo code. In early 2016 we will email everyone a code so they can get some cool walking tours for the city they chose.

I’ll go first. I want to experience Atlanta. The Atlanta app has 13 walking tours and I’m guessing I haven’t done any of them even though I have spent a lot of time in Atlanta. It’s time for me to get to know the city.

So leave a comment below, fill out the email part, tell us which city you want, and wait for your free code.

Home Shopping Network’s NCL cruise sweepstakes

I just entered this one. You might want to unclick the box about emails, but otherwise it should be easy – just name, contact information, and age. I’d say it took me a couple minutes to enter.

Here’s the entry form. To be eligible, an entrant must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the U.S. or its territories. Entry constitutes permission to use entrants’ name, voice, likeness, photograph, quotes or video footage without further permission. You have until June 18th.

Grand prize: a choice of a seven day Haven suite cruise for two (2) on any one of the following ships will be awarded: Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Epic or Norwegian Breakaway. The trip includes roundtrip airfare from the winners nearest airport to the departure city and a $500 HSN gift card. Approximate retail value of grand prize: $11,500. All other costs are the responsibility of the winner, including but not limited to government taxes and fees, service charges, ground transportation, shore excursion fees, baggage fees and any personal expenditures. All reservations and cruise arrangements are at the sole discretion of Norwegian. Cruise must be completed within one year from award date. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.

The winners will be determined through a random drawing of all eligible entries on or about July 1, 2013.

Americans can visit Cuba legally and fre if they win this sweepstakes

Insight Cuba is running a sweepstakes for Americans to get a chance to visit Cuba. They provide legal, small group tours for U.S. citizens, Travel to Cuba is legal for only the third time in 50 years. The licensed tour operator is offering consumers the chance to explore the once-forbidden island with its “Win a Trip to Cuba for Two” Facebook sweepstakes, running now through June 17th.

To participate, like the Insight Cuba Facebook page and enter via the “Win a Trip to Cuba for Two” tab at the top. It’s a quick one, the entry form takes less than a minute to fill out.

The winner will be selected at random on June 18th to receive a free trip for two on the tour of choice: Undiscovered Cuba, Cuban Music & Art or Classic Cuba. Full sweepstakes terms and conditions are listed on the Facebook page.

The grand prize includes roundtrip airfare from Miami to Havana; first-class accommodations, meals and activities as outlined in the itinerary; U.S. Department of the Treasury License and Letter of Authorization; Insight Cuba tour leader and Cuban guide; entrance fees to scheduled activities; in-country ground transportation and transfers; in-country airfare (where applicable); travel health insurance; emergency medical evacuation; trip cancellation coverage (up to $1,000); Insight Cuba travel guidebook; and 24-hour emergency service.

Win a trip to Hawaii

If you live in the US, and don’t mind signing up for a few email lists, then this sweepstakes for a trip to Hawaii may interest you.

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Four (4) nights of accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, two (2) round trip flight tickets between any major airport in the Continental U.S. and Honolulu, HI, CA; two (2) Lomi Wawae spa treatments at the Na Ho’ola Spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki; and dinner for two (2) at Japengo. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, tips or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Major credit card may be required at check in to cover any incidental expenses. Approximate Retail Value: $3,800.

The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. who are at least twenty one (21) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws & regulations apply. This sweepstakes ends March 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Cruise Holidays of Shelby Facebook sweepstakes for a free cruise

This Facebook contest offers a chance to win a deluxe European river cruise for two from AmaWaterways.

I believe you have to like the contest on Facebook to open up the entry form. Then it’s a minute or two to give them your email, phone number, and name. Then, you should see a little thank you for having entered.


Win a free 7-night cruise for 2, offered by Cruise Holidays and AmaWaterways
Winner will choose from a November or December 2013 “Christmas Time Cruise” or a “Christmas On The Rhine” cruise
Entries accepted until March 31, drawing to take place April 8, 2013
One entry per person
More terms and conditions are posted on the Cruise Holidays website

St. Patrick’s Day Ireland vacation sweepstakes from & Great Value Vacations

The contest is open to U.S. residents 21 and older and can be entered by visiting’s Facebook page until March 21, 2013.

I’ll be entering because Ireland has always been pretty high on my list. I even have some Irish ancestry. And naturally, we’ve talked about Ireland on this site since we’re all about dreaming up possible vacations here:
Solo travel plan for Ireland
, movie tourism in Ireland, and Dublin travel plan to list a few.

So here are the details for the contest: Great Value Vacations, in partnership with, offers an Ireland Coast to Castle Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will receive an unforgettable Irish vacation for two, as well as a custom suite of products and services including a 1-year Global Explorer membership, Ancestry DNA kit, Family Tree Maker 2013, and research with’s ProGenealogists.

2013 marks the year of The Gathering, a year-long celebration of all things Irish during which Ireland and its people are welcoming the Irish diaspora, as well as anyone with a love of Ireland to visit. Great Value Vacations is making it possible for one lucky winner and a companion to take part in what has been dubbed “the people’s party.” In addition to the vacation, the winner (whether of Irish descent or not) will have the opportunity to research their roots using a variety of products and services donated by
The Ireland Coast to Castle Vacation includes:

Round-trip economy class air
1 night at the 4-star Croke Park Hotel, Dublin
4 nights at winner’s choice of more than 1,000 Bed & Breakfasts located throughout Ireland
1 night at the 5-star Adare Manor, Limerick
Automatic rental car for the duration
House of Waterford Crystal Tour
Full Irish breakfast daily

According to Great Value Vacations’ Brand Manager, Laura DeMaio, “The Irish people have always held their ancestry in high regard, so in addition to a luxury Irish vacation that provides travelers with the flexibility to visit the regions they most want to see, we’re delighted to include a variety of products that will enable the winner to research their roots prior to the vacation, and then based on those results, select Bed & Breakfast accommodations located in the region(s) they’re most interested in visiting. Of course, the sweepstakes is open to all U.S. residents, not just those of Irish descent.”

Megabus offering free rides to kcik off 2013

I know many travelers think of buses as just a notch above matatus, but…

Megabus is offering up 200,000 free seats to passengers traveling within the U.S. or Canada. The deal is offered to those traveling Monday through Thursday between January 9 and February 28, 2012. Free seats are available on all routes with the exception of Kirkland, Quebec and Montreal, which have select dates. Book by December 19, 2012, and keep in mind there is a 50 cent booking fee. To book your bus seat, go to and use promo code “TRYMEGABUS”.

Dubai nightlife sweepstakes

Here’s a link to a sweepstakes for some sort of nightlife in Dubai. I’m not sure I totally understand what you win, but it only takes a minute to enter. And there are four different prizes – I’m not even sure if any include airfare to Dubai…

Kayak hotel giveaway: make an account, use their search engine at certain times

The KAYAK Hotel Giveaway is actually pretty complicated – too complicated for me to bother but some of you may want to try it. Create a KAYAK account and connect it to Facebook, then conduct any KAYAK hotel search during any of the Play Periods.

The next window of opportunity is: Thurs, Oct 18, 5-8pm ET. Official Rules.

Win a Dubai tour

Friendly Planet Travel has a Facebook giveaway today – a six-day luxurious trip to Dubai. I think I entered – just like them on Facebook, and then enter their sweepstakes by giving them your email, phone number, birthday, and zip code.

For anyone that has dreamed of rubbing elbows with the rich and famous; yearned to gaze into the desert from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; or fantasized about seeing the Burj Al Arab, the world’s only seven-star hotel, now is the chance to experience luxury without the price tag. Friendly Planet Travel will give one lucky Facebook fan a trip for two on the six-day Dazzling Dubai tour, valued at more than $5,398.

The “Be Dazzled by Dubai” sweepstakes will run until Nov. 18, 2012. All that’s required to enter is to become a fan of Friendly Planet’s Facebook page and enter the required information.