Parents and kids alike will appreciate this roundup of spring contests. Now if only they could agree on appropriate clothes to pack.
Sceptre Tours “Luxurious Ireland Vacation Giveaway”
Win a 6-night 3-city Irish vacation with airfare and rental car (Mercedes 200 E series) from Sceptre Tours. Enter here to be eligible. Careful, the contest automatically signs you for to receive the Sceptre newsletter but for 2-nights each at Adare Manor, Ashford Castle, and the Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, we think it’s worth it.
Wimco Villas “Break for a Cause” Contest
Anyone who travels to a Wimco destination between now and May 1st will automatically be in a drawing to win a free week-long villa vacation on St. Barts. Don’t pack your bathing suit just yet, there’s that whole “cause” part. The villa vacation must be given to a primary school (of the winner’s choice) as a fundraising auction item.
For those unable to travel with Wimco, the company has a secondary contest. Visit here to nominate a school of your choice to win a $1000 scholarship. The school (minimum 40 fulltime students, maximum 1500) with the most nominations wins.
‘Tween Waters “Summer Vacation Facebook Promotion”
Normally the combination of “tween” and “Facebook” make me uncomfortable, but the idea of a free vacation to Captiva Island in Florida assuages my fears. Tween Waters Inn Island Resort is giving away a 2-night trip for 4 (estimated value $500) to one lucky Facebook fan. To enter, become a fan of the property before May 31st and you’re automatically entered in the drawing. Visit www.facebook.com/tweenwaters to enter.
Adventures Cross-Country “Summer of a Lifetime Sweepstakes”
Students finishing 8th-12th grade this year have the chance to win a summer service trip to Costa Rica. The Adventures Cross-Country tour includes Spanish-language classes, a construction project, jungle rafting, and an excursion delivering school supplies to underserved students . Entries will be received until April 9th and the winner will be announced on April 22nd. Visit www.adventurescrosscountry.com/wincostarica to enter.
Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor at Travel + Leisure.