How To Get a Free Camera (Or Running Shoes) Tomorrow
If you own a DSLR and are in New York City, you may be eligible for a free camera upgrade. Tomorrow, Samsung is hosting #DITCHtheDSLR Day, a pop-up event dedicated to their lineup of mirrorless models--and why they're just as powerful as their bulkier counterparts. Head to Times Square between noon and 6pm to take their top-of-the-line NX30 SMART Camera for a spin (with the help of professional photographers, there to take you on photo walks and offer their best shooting tips). If you like what you see, you can trade in your old DSLR and get an NX30--for free. (That's a $999 camera, for those of you keeping track.) But get there early and bring any kit lenses or batteries that came with your dinosaur, as only a limited quantity will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Want more freebies? Just down 42nd Street, Westin Hotels & Resorts will be installing a social media-activated New Balance vending machine in honor of National Running Day. Just tweet a designated hashtag at the machine, and it'll dispense t-shirts, sneakers, and other New Balance gear, which you can put to use on a 5K run through Midtown, led by Westin's running concierge, Chris Heuisler. Find the machine outside the Westin New York Grand Central beginning at 8:30am; the 5K kicks off at 10:30.
Nikki Ekstein is an Assistant Editor at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her on Twitter at @nikkiekstein.