While you finish up your last-minute online shopping, why not slip a little something in for yourself? Enter these contests and sweepstakes to find yourself on a wild safari, an all-inclusive vacation in Mexico, or even a New Year’s retreat to, er, Minnesota, for some pro football. Good luck and happy clicking!
“Monkey See, Monkey Do” African Safari Contest, South Africa
Enter Now – January 31st, 2013
Do you have a secret talent for animal impressions? Submit a video of your jungle call on Facebook to win a 10-day family safari for four (two adults and two children under 12) to South Africa. The itinerary includes airfare, a stay at Cape Town’s Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, two days at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and a stay at the Etali Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve. The Top 25 video entries selected by online voting will be available for viewing February 1-8, 2013, and a panel of judges will determine the grand prize winner based on quality, creativity and humor. The grand prize safari winner will be announced in mid-February.
“My Cabo Moments” Sweepstakes, Los Cabos, Mexico
Enter Now – December 17th, 2012
The Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a Facebook sweepstakes to win a 4-night / 5-day all-inclusive vacation for two at the oceanfront Melia Cabo Real resort including airfare and a $1,500 gift certificate from Pandora jewelry. To enter, simply like the Los Cabos page before December 17th.
Radisson Super Fan Sweepstakes, Minneapolis, MN
Enter Now – December 10th, 2012
Football fans can win two round-trip tickets to Minneapolis, to watch the Vikings take on the Packers on Sunday, December 30, 2012. The winner will receive a three-night stay at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis from Friday, December 28 through Monday, December 31, lower-level tickets to the game. Other perks include passes to the post-game press conference, dinner for two at FireLake Grill, a chauffeur to and from the airport, a meeting with Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, a tour of the training facilities at Winter Park, pre-game VIP sideline passes, and $500 spending money for the trip. To enter the sweepstakes, visit the Radisson Facebook page and complete a set of questions about the Radisson brand. Share the link to the contest and you could receive additional entries.
James Hotel Social Media Contest
Enter Now – January 18th, 2013
To celebrate the upcoming opening of The James Royal Palm in Miami, The property is giving away spa credits and accommodations at The James New York, The James Chicago, and the brand new The James Royal Palm. To enter, like The James hotel’s Facebook page and click the “Enter Now” button. Using Pinterest, pin photos from the “Luxury Liberated” album of photos and then choose three other photos from the web to illustrate what “Luxury Liberated” means with the hashtag #LuxuryLiberated. Be sure to tag @The JamesHotel. There is no limit on the amount of images each user’s “Luxury Liberated” album may contain. Winners will be chosen each week.
Charlotte Savino is a listings editor for Travel + Leisure