Posts Tagged ‘Contest’

Radisson Celebrates 50 Years – Hotel Giveaway

Sunday October 28, 2012 at 5:05 AM | 84 Comments

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Radisson celebrates 50 years with hotel room giveaway

Radisson is celebrating 50 years of being a leader in the hotel hospitality industry and guess who gets a special gift? You!

Radisson is inviting 50 of their favorite bloggers to give away a free night’s stay at any Radisson hotel One blogger a day, for 50 days, will be giving away a room to one of his/her readers beginning on Monday, October 22, 2012. Are you feeling lucky?

Radisson Hotel Giveaway Rules

The winner receives a free night voucher, valid for one free night, standard room, double occupancy at any North American Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel of the winner’s choice. The vouchers expires one year after issue date. The full terms and conditions are located on the room night voucher.

Please leave your name in the comments below and where you might like to stay (transportation not included.) Make sure to sign in with your e-mail address.  The giveaway on this blog starts on Sunday, October 28 and ends on Friday, November 2, 2012 at midnight.

Radisson will contact the winner at the close of the contest to send the voucher, so be sure to leave a valid e-mail address.

Readers may enter on as many blogs as they like. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary.

What are you waiting for? Let’s join the party!

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The Radisson “50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms”  giveaway is sponsored by Radisson.  Radisson supplied me with a one free hotel night and one hotel night to give away to my readers.

Winner to be determined using

11/3 UPDATE: The winner is Joe K, who was commenter #38.

Giveaway: Fly Through Airport Security with Clear Card

Thursday June 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM | 24 Comments

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Harried traveler making a mad dash through Vancouver's YVR Airport in Canada

Fancy yourself the James Bond type? Armed with high tech gadgets, Bond is able to enter high security buildings with his top-secret security clearance levels. At the wave of a hand or the scan of  an iris, Bond is able to go places not accessible to the mere mortal.

Biometrics could save you time at the airport

Enter Clear, the nation’s  biometric secure ID program that speeds you through airport security.  I recently joined Clear because I am a frequent flyer and I spend a lot of time waiting in airport security lines.  The Clear program recently launched its expedited traveler service at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). CLEARlanes will be located at every terminal at SFO, allowing all passengers on any airline to use their biometrics to speed through security.


Clear comes to San Francisco International Airport

Win your own Clear card FREE

Want your own Clear card? Leave a comment, including your e-mail address, offering a time-saving travel tip and you’ll be entered into the random drawing for your very own one-year James Bond experience, Clear card. Giveaway winner selected after June 30, 2012 deadline.

Everyone’s a winner here at What a Trip. Even if you don’t win the one-year Clear card, you’ll be able to experience the Clear card for three months compliments of Clear.  Enter code CMNB08 on the Clear page.  Hurry, this code expires July 31, 2012.


Verify your passport, scan your iris and provide fingerprints at

Clear at Denver, Orlando & San Francisco Airports

Since re-launching in November 2010, the CLEARlanes at Denver International Airport and Orlando International Airport have been used more than 500,000 times. CLEAR has a base of more than 200,000 members across the U.S., including about 40,000 in San Francisco.

CLEAR membership costs $179 for one year with unlimited use. Members may add their spouse or partner with the Family Plan for an additional $50. All children under 18 may use the CLEARlane free of charge, and with no enrollment necessary, when accompanied by an adult member. Enrollment can be a one or two-step process. Go straight to the airport to register online (don’t forget to bring your passport) or sign up on-line, you’ll need a credit card, and finish the process of passport verification, finger printing and iris image scan at an airport kiosk. Allow at least 15 minutes for the membership verification process.

For more up-to-date happenings, follow Clear on Twitter and like their page on Facebook. For all things travel related, follow Travel Expert Nancy D. Brown on Twitter.

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Speed through airport security with the Clear card.


WINNER: Congratulations Jen Leo. You are the winner of a one year CLEAR card. The winner was determined using


If You Go:

CLEAR (855) ClearMe (253-2763)

The Clear card giveaway was sponsored by Clear supplied me with a one-year membership for review.

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Who Makes You Smile Contest – Win a Trip to New York

Thursday February 16, 2012 at 7:07 AM | 0 Comments

"Who Makes You Smile"

Who Makes You Smile contest

Smile if it makes you happy

Smiling is healthy; not only for you, but for the people around you. Smiling can lift your spirits. Unless, of course, you are traveling somewhere where smiling is frowned upon. Did you know that the people of Bhutan actually have a happiness quotient?

Who makes you smile? The folks at think smiling is important and have created a contest asking “Who makes you smile?” Upload a pictures and you and a friend might win a trip to New York City.

"Henning Sami Trolls"

Who Makes You Smile? These Norwegian hand carved Sami Trolls from Henning make me smile

Californians Smile Often

I know that when I am traveling, I always smile at people and say, “hello.”  One time I was horseback riding in Norway and my Norwegian riding companion said, “I’m going to try that.” “Try what?,” I replied back.  “I’m going to be like you and say hello to everyone who crosses my path. ” It’s not that Norwegians are not friendly people. It is simply that they don’t offer greetings to strangers on the street.

Do you smile to strangers or do you reserve your smiles for friends only? Who makes you smile?

Who Makes You Smile Contest Details:

Visit the Who Makes You Smile contest page. Upload a digital photo of yourself with someone that makes you smile. In 140 characters or less, describe why that individual makes you smile and enter for a chance to win a teeth-whitening session, photo shoot,  trip to New York City and $1,000. in spending money.  Now if that doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. Sorry this contest, sponsored by, is only open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. See official rules for details.

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