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Busch Gardens offers Prize of Free Landscaping in Facebook Sweepstakes

March 2, 2013

Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s’ team of expert horticulturalists will take their shovels, mulch, flowers and their creativity on the road this spring for  the Busch Gardens’ Landscaping Giveaway. For the first time ever, Facebook fans will choose one lucky winner to have their yard landscaped by the same team responsible for Busch Gardens’ award-winning beauty. For the past 22 years Busch Gardens has won the “Most Beautiful Park” award from the National Amusement Park Historical Association. The giveaway starts today, March 1. To enter and to vote, visit the Busch Gardens’ Facebook page at The winner will be notified on March 18. The giveaway is open to legal residents of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Washington DC and Delaware.

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Enter Peru Sweepstakes from Garnet Hill, Heifer International by March 12 to win trip for two to Cuzco

January 31, 2013

One grand prize winner who enters the Gift® in Peru Sweepstakes from Garnet Hill and Heifer International will be awarded an all-inclusive trip for two to the ancient Incan Empire capital of Cuzco. There, they will experience the vibrant local culture and have an opportunity to participate in Heifer International’s local alpaca project in the Andean region near Cuzco, an initiative designed to end poverty in the region and foster sustainable development. The winner will engage with a Heifer family and see first-hand the breadth and depth of Heifer’s impact in combating poverty and will also receive a $1,000 Garnet Hill gift card. The sweepstakes runs now until March 12, 2013.

For seven days, the grand prize winners will work hand in hand with Heifer to foster sustainable development in the community while experiencing the country’s colorful culture through exclusive guided tours. To learn more or to enter the Pass on the Gift® in Peru Sweepstakes, visit

“We have designed a trip that will be inspirational and transformative, not only for the vibrant and historic culture of Cuzco, but also for the opportunity to work alongside and break bread with a Heifer International family. The winner will participate first hand in one of Heifer International’s projects in Peru that, like all of the organization’s global initiatives, aims to significantly improve the livelihoods of families and communities,” said Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Heifer International

The trip includes an introduction to Heifer International’s alpaca projects in the Andean region near Cuzco. The winner will participate in and learn about all facets of alpaca care including feeding, tending to pasture and the business associated with the sale of their exceptionally soft wool to make blankets, ponchos, hats and carpets which ensures a sustainable way of life for struggling families.

For Heifer International, development is about creating a world free of hunger and poverty, where families in need thrive under their own energy and entrepreneurial spirit—on their own terms.

“This really is the trip of a lifetime. It’s a remarkable opportunity for the winner to play a role in helping to end hunger and poverty for a Heifer family,” Wendy Thayer, public relations manager for Garnet Hill, added. “Garnet Hill is thrilled to offer such an authentic way for our customers to engage with our partner in Cuzco.”

Heifer International began activities in Peru in 1963 and continues to support urban and rural communities and small-farmer organizations to improve their quality of life. Peru’s diverse cultural patterns are based on solidarity and reciprocity. Thus, Heifer’s approach to sharing resources is a key element to achieve just and sustainable development. Today, Heifer Peru works in Piura, Lambayeque, Cerro de Pasco, Lima, Junin, Huancavelica, Cuzco, Apurimac and Puno, and has assisted more than 40,000 families. Heifer’s partnership with Garnet Hill began in 2009.

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Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit, read the blog, follow on Facebook or Twitter, or call 1-800-696-1918.

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Win a Hotel Getaway to Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham By Entering Sweepstakes

July 5, 2012

Travelers wanting to get out and have some fun this summer now have the chance to create and win their ideal vacation thanks to the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® hotel brand and its “Design Your Perfect Getaway” sweepstakes.

Now through August 15, 2012, travelers who visit the newly re-designed Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham website ( can enter daily for their chance to win by “designing” their perfect getaway, including choosing a favorite vacation setting as well as daytime and nighttime activities. Plus, participants can earn two extra entries by being, or becoming, a member of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join loyalty program of more than 6,500 hotels worldwide, including those under the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham brand.

“The perfect vacation starts with a great hotel and that’s exactly what guests receive when they stay with us,” said Keri Putera, vice president of marketing for Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. “Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a night in the city or a retreat to the mountains, with more than 300 hotels—all designed from the ground up to be a part of the Microtel family—staying with Microtel means never having to compromise quality for value.”

One grand prize winner will be selected from all eligible entrants to receive a three-night, four-day trip for two to the U.S. or Canadian destination of their choice complete with hotel accommodations, roundtrip airfare, midsize car rental and $500 in spending money. Five first prize winners will also receive three free night stays at any participating Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel in the U.S. or Canada, to be awarded in the form of 48,000 Wyndham Rewards points. For full terms and conditions, or to enter, visit

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brand is an award-winning chain of more than 300 economy hotels located throughout North America and the Philippines. Each hotel is newly constructed and offers an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi access and free continental breakfast. Other amenities available at most hotels include meeting and fitness centers, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s guest loyalty program.

For the past decade, J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham brand highest in overall guest satisfaction in the economy lodging segment.

Each Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Microtel Inns & Suites Franchising, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 771-7171, TDD (800) 824-2082 or (888) 304-6835 (Español) or by visiting For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit

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Atlantic Brand Luggage Announces its Win a 2-Day LEGOLAND Florida Vacation Sweepstakes

July 3, 2012

Atlantic® brand luggage, part of the Travelpro® family of brands and a market leader in affordable, lightweight family luggage since 1919, announces its Win a 2-Day LEGOLAND® Florida Vacation Sweepstakes.

LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With over 50 family rides, “hands-on” attractions and shows, LEGOLAND® Florida provides education, adventure and fun in this second park of its kind in the United States. LEGOLAND® Florida is located in Winter Haven, FL, just 45 minutes from the Orlando theme parks and downtown Tampa.

“As the official luggage of LEGOLAND® Florida, lightweight, durable and affordable Atlantic luggage is pleased to offer a family the opportunity to a win 2-day fun-filled vacation to LEGOLAND Florida,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for Atlantic® and Travelpro® brand luggage.

The 2-Day LEGOLAND® Florida Vacation Sweepstakes offers an exciting grand prize package that includes:

• (4) Four, 2-Day Admissions to LEGOLAND® Florida

• (2) Two nights at a LEGOLAND® Florida Bed and Brick property

• Car voucher

• Exclusive behind the scenes tour with a LEGOLAND® Florida Master Model Builder

• A 2-piece set of Atlantic luggage

The sweepstakes begins July 1 and ends August 1. For additional sweepstakes details and to enter drawing, visit or enter here to win.

Also, if you need to stay nice and cool this summer, head over to the LEGOLAND® Water Park in Florida! With a wave pool, tube slides, and body slides, there’s plenty of fun for those hot summer days. There’s something for everyone from 375 foot water slides for the older kids, to DUPLO Splash Safari for the younger LEGO® fans, and families can imagine, design and build a unique LEGO® vessel and set it afloat on the 1,000 foot long lazy river.

LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun! There are currently four other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to

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HOJO Hosts Facebook Sweepstakes to Award Ultimate Harlem Globetrotters Fan Experience

January 19, 2012

Fans of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters now have a chance to win a 3-day/2-night trip for four to Tampa, Florida, to see the Harlem Globetrotters perform live at the St. Pete Times Forum with the Howard Johnson® hotel brand and its “Globetrotter Getaway” sweepstakes.

Now through February 15, 2012, Wyndham Rewards® members who “like” can enter for a chance to win the trip which includes airfare, hotel accommodations, $250 for travel expenses, select Harlem Globetrotters merchandise and a private meeting with the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Howard Johnson has always been about fond memories, happiness and making people smile,” said Rui Barros, Howard Johnson brand senior vice president. “With this latest opportunity, we’re continuing that tradition, providing one lucky fan with the experience of a lifetime.”

In addition to the grand prize, five first prize winners will each receive 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points, redeemable for one free night stay at any participating Howard Johnson hotel in the U.S. or Canada.  Five second prize winners will each receive an autographed Harlem Globetrotters jersey. Full sweepstakes terms and conditions are available at

Howard Johnson International, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of primarily midscale and economy hotels featuring single, double and suite accommodations. All properties in the U.S. and Canada, and most properties in other regions, offer complimentary high-speed Internet access, expanded cable television, in-room coffee and weekday newspaper. Select hotels offer complimentary Rise & Dine® continental breakfast and allow pets.

Howard Johnson hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by more than 6,500 participating hotels throughout 36 countries worldwide. For more information about Wyndham Rewards, visit

Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 446-4656 or by visiting All Howard Johnson hotels are independently owned and operated.  Howard Johnson International is an indirect subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit

CruiseOne Hosts ‘Second Chance’ Sweepstakes for Laid-Off, Retired, Current Teachers to Win Cruise Franchise

August 15, 2011

CruiseOne, a cruise-only agency franchise company, is offering teachers – current, laid-off and retired – an opportunity to launch a new career path. A “Second Chance at Success” contest will provide five winners with the opportunity to start a new career as a CruiseOne franchise owner.

“Each member of the CruiseOne executive team fondly remembers a teacher who had an impact on their life,” said Dwain Wall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CruiseOne. “This contest is not just for those who have recently been laid-off – it’s also for the teachers who influenced us – for Mr. Flannery, Mrs. Cianciulli, Mrs. McLelland…without them, our executive team knows we would not be where we are today.”

To enter CruiseOne’s contest, current teachers, laid-off teachers or retired teachers (including teachers’ assistants and professors) must complete an online entry form by October 31, 2011.  The form and all contest details can be found at or on CruiseOne’s Facebook page,

“Historically, we’ve found that teachers make great travel agents and former educators are currently some of CruiseOne’s top producers,” said Wall.  “Teachers have an instinctive knack for sales and many bring exactly the right approach, and passion for success, to our business.  We are excited to see how our winners do in 2012!”

The five Grand Prize Winners will be announced by late-November, 2011.  They will receive a free CruiseOne franchise including a waived $9,800 initial start-up fee, as well as one year of waived monthly service fees.  Additionally, CruiseOne will bring the winners to its new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for six days of in-depth training.  Winners will be reimbursed for their travel and provided with complimentary accommodations during the training program.

“The travel industry, and cruising specifically, is growing at an amazing rate,” said Wall.  “CruiseOne is the ideal opportunity for teachers seeking the ability to work from home, be their own boss and most importantly, enjoy a profitable career in a field that lets them see the world.”

Initial submissions will be judged by members of the CruiseOne network development, marketing and executive teams.  Semi-Finalists will be selected after a phone interview, and asked to submit a resume, CruiseOne Franchise Application and a 1,200 to 2,200 CruiseOne Business Plan.

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CruiseOne, the nation’s largest home-based franchise travel agent network, was founded in 1992 and currently has more than 720 locations.  The company is part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), the nation’s largest cruise retailer.  The franchise has relationships with every major cruise line and many tour operators and as a result, offers consumers the lowest possible pricing.  CruiseOne is consistently recognized for its efforts, including being named Royal Caribbean’s “Partner of the Year,” Celebrity Cruises’ “National Account Partner of the Year” and Carnival Cruise Line’s “Travel Partner of the Year.”  A proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA), MinorityFRAN, and VetFRAN, the company is consistently ranked in major editorial awards including Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 500”, Forbes magazine’s “Top 20 Franchises to Start,” the Franchise Market “Top 100 Companies,” and FranchiseBusinessReview’s “Top Low Cost Franchises.”

National Park Foundation, ARAMARK Present ‘National Park Adventure Sweepstakes’

August 8, 2011

Mt. McKinley, viewed from Mount McKinley Village in Denali National Park. National Park Foundation and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations are closing out the summer with a “National Park Adventure Sweepstakes” with one giveaway each week now through Labor Day © 2011 Karen Rubin/

National Park Foundation and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations are closing out the summer with a “National Park Adventure Sweepstakes” with one giveaway each week now through Labor Day. Individuals can win a trip to some of our country’s most spectacular parks from the East Coast to the Last Frontier.

Participating is easy. Enter each week by visiting the links below during the given dates for a chance to win a National Park adventure giveaway. You could win a two-to-four-night stay at one of the destinations listed, access to an activity unique to that particular park, an “America the Beautiful” park pass and more. Alaska Airlines is providing airline tickets as part of the prize package for Olympic National Park and Denali National Park and Preserve.

• Mesa Verde National Park: From Aug. 8 – 14, enter at to win a two-night stay at Far View Lodge, cliff dwelling tour tickets and more. Click here for complete rules.

• Shenandoah National Park: From Aug. 15 – 21, enter at to win a two-night stay at Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge, a horseback riding or rock climbing adventure and more. Click here for complete rules.
• Olympic National Park: From Aug. 22 – 28, enter at to win a three-night stay at Kalaloch Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and/or Lake Crescent Lodge, a resort credit to create your own adventure and more. Click here for complete rules.
• Denali National Park and Preserve: From Aug. 29 – Sept. 5, enter at to win a four-night stay at McKinley Village Lodge or McKinley Chalet Resort, a white-water rafting adventure and more. Click here for complete rules.

National Park Foundation and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations will contact the winner via email and then announce the winners for each giveaway every Monday starting August 15 on National Park Foundation’s Facebook page as well as the individual pages linked above. The winner for the final giveaway to Denali National Park and Preserve will be announced on Tuesday, September 6. For more information, go to

You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites — all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow.

Join – This is Your Land.

ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, a division of ARAMARK, delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks, national forests, specialty hotels, museums, and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. In partnership with its clients, ARAMARK Parks and Destinations seeks to enhance the guest experience by offering industry-leading hospitality, environmental stewardship, recreational, and interpretive programs. For more information on ARAMARK Parks and Destinations and each of its properties, visit

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Titanic Museum Attractions Will Send 12 People on 11-Day ‘Back to Titanic’ Trips to Belfast, Ireland

June 13, 2011

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. – June 13, 2011 –

To commemorate Titanic’s Irish heritage, Titanic Museum Attractions in Branson, Mo. and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will give away six 11-day trips for two to Belfast beginning today.  The 12 winners of the “Back to Titanic 100th Year ‘Tour Ireland’ Sweepstakes” will go to Belfast where they will visit the birthplace of the world’s best-known, most luxurious ocean liner.

Winners receive airfare to and from Ireland, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations. The Back to Titanic 100th Anniversary Tour begins in Belfast, where winners will learn the history behind the world’s most famous ocean liner. Their journey continues in Dublin where they’ll take advantage of everything the beautiful city has to offer. They’ll also have a special presentation by Rory Golden which will include the first-ever images of the discovered Titanic wreck and the impact Titanic has had on society.  Winners will experience many breathtaking areas of Ireland with guided tours and exclusive events taking place in Belfast, Dublin, Cobh and Kilkenny offered only to these travelers!

To enter the Back to Titanic 100th Year ‘Tour Ireland’ Sweepstakes,” visit and click on the sweepstakes banner to register.  Each person entering the sweepstakes may enter one time per day between June 13, 2011 and Feb. 1, 2012.  The winner will be drawn in early February 2012.

In May 1911, the RMS Titanic slid down Slipway No. 3 at the Queen’s Yard of Harland & Wolff and settled on the waters of the Victoria Channel in Belfast, Ireland while more than 100,000 people looked on.  At the time, she was the largest movable manmade object on the face of the planet.  In the coming months, RMS Titanic would complete numerous successful sea trials with Irish workers and crew members on board.

The following April, when Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage, the world watched as the A-List celebrities of the day – the Astors, the Strauses and Guggenheims – boarded alongside everyday working-class people.  Four days later, after striking an iceberg on her starboard side, those same diverse passengers would carry out amazing acts of generosity, kindness and heroism as well as unthinkable acts of cowardice as they struggled for their lives in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912.

It has been 99 years since a lookout in the crow’s nest shouted, “Iceberg right ahead!”  For the twelve months leading up to April 15, 2012, when it will have been a century since the RMS Titanic was lost, Titanic Museum Attractions will pay respect to and honor those 2,208 passengers and crew members with an ongoing series of special events, activities and ceremonies.

As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attractions will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.  As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.

Each and every day, Titanic Museum Attractions provides a gateway to 1912, where First Class Maids and a variety of Officers and crew members bring the stories of the fabled ship and its fascinating passengers to life by retelling their stories in vivid, dramatic detail.  The priceless artifacts throughout the museum shed additional light on the lives of those passengers and crew members when guests see the actual belongings of those on board and artifacts that sailed on Titanic’s maiden voyage.

The Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Branson, Mo. opens daily at 9 a.m.  Reservations are strongly suggested (many days sell out entirely). Or, passengers may purchase tickets online at or by phone at 800-381-7670.  For more information and details about the “Back to Titanic 100th Year ‘Tour Ireland’ Sweepstakes” visit

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Costa Rica Tourism Board sponsors Get Going Costa Rica Family Adventure Sweepstakes

January 3, 2011

The Costa Rica Tourism Board, together with the National Aquarium and Los Angeles Zoo, is excited to announce the Get Going Costa Rica Family Adventure Sweepstakes that will send two lucky families of four on an all inclusive family eco-adventure to Costa Rica for six nights and seven days, the summer of 2011. Winners will be accompanied by Los Angeles Zoo and National Aquarium conservation experts to learn more about the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s rich lands, fauna, and flora, as well as gain insight on existing research being done to preserve Costa Rica natural habitat.

The Get Going Costa Rica Family Adventure Sweepstakes has already opened its first entry period with the National Aquarium and will remain open until April 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm EST. Participants can register on a weekly basis by visiting , the National Aquarium Facebook page, or by opting in while registering to receive weekly email reminders that will include a sweepstakes registry link. Winners from the National Aquarium sweepstakes period will be announced on in April 2011.

Sweepstakes winners will be flown to Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, and begin their adventure by enjoying the sun and beach in Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica’s top-rated coastlines. Throughout the week, the families will observe dolphins and whales in Costa Ballena, explore the wildlife and pristine beaches of Corcovado National Park, while spending time with the National Aquarium and Los Angeles Zoo conservation teams learning about the important conservation work being done to in Costa Rica.

“The National Aquarium is excited to have the opportunity to show these families parts of one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world,” commented Laura Bankey, conservation manager of the National Aquarium. “Through our exhibits and conservation initiatives, we hope to inspire people to enjoy, respect, and protect these amazing habitats. Allowing families to experience, first-hand, the rich natural resources of Costa Rica will provide a once in a life time experience that will create lasting memories and a renewed sense of stewardship to our natural world,” she added.

With the help of the National Aquarium and Los Angeles Zoo, Costa Rica can showcase their country as a family oriented, sustainable, tourism destination heaven.

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