Whether you're looking to skip town this winter or just skip some holiday stress, this month's Contest Watch has you covered.
Teva, "Teva House 2011 Fiji Giveaway," Enter Now - January 15
If you need something to look forward to, how about a 10-day trip to Fiji from April 1-11, 2011? Enter at tevahouse.com and you could win a $14,000 trip for two to Fiji, complete with round-trip airfare, seven-day Tui Tai expedition cruise, river tour, and Teva sandals (lest you step on a sea urchin while exploring). The winner will be contacted January 30 when the winter blues are at their worst.
SpringHill Suites, "Save My Holiday!" Contest, Enter Now - October 31
Whether you're staying home this Thanksgiving or hitting the road on the busiest travel day of the year—SpringHill Suites wants to help with four free nights at the location of your choice. To enter, submit a video at springhillsuites.com explaining why you need the extra room for the long Thanksgiving weekend. The public will narrow down the entries to 10 semifinalists, and a panel of judges will choose three grand-prize winners. Videos will be judged on originality, technical execution, persuasiveness, and creativity; SpringHill Suites will announce the winners on November 10.
Folgers Coffee, "Home for the Holidays" Contest, Enter now - November 31
Sometimes the most stressful part of the holidays is not being able to go home. For those looking for a pick-me-up (get it— coffee?), visit folgers.com/holiday to submit a 200-word essay answering "What is the best part of wakin' up at home during the holidays with Folgers coffee?" Five winners will receive a seven-day/six-night trip for themselves and three others to travel to their hometown destination. Each trip includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, a rental car, $1,000 spending money—and a Folgers gift basket. Destinations must be in the continental United States.
Charlotte Savino is Travel + Leisure's Listings Editor.