Think Facebook and television are for nothing more than procrastination? Be sure to plug in for this month’s Contest Watch, full of social media contests and sweepstakes . The stakes are high with a $15,000 trip on Crystal Cruises, a $4,000 vacation to South Africa, or a brush with fame during a Top Chef-inspired trip to Canada. The only hard part is choosing just one friend to take along. And if you win, be sure to tag us in the pictures!

Top Chef Getaway Sweepstakes, Vancouver + Whistler, Canada

Enter Now – April 13th, 2012

Fans of the recently wrapped show can recreate the Top Chef: Texas finale by entering to win a trip for two to Vancouver and Whistler. The chef-inspired prize features airfare, accommodations at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Fairmont Chateau Whistler, lift tickets for Whistler Blackcomb, and dining at Coast or Black+Blue, both featured in the finale. To enter, visit

Crystal Love Stories Facebook Contest

Enter now – April 16th, 2012

Ever traveled on a Crystal Cruise? Surely you have a fond memory of the experience to share, especially for a chance at a $15,000 cruise for two. Submit a 100-500 word account of your Crystal “love story” on its Facebook page. Other fans will vote for the top five entries, then a panel of judges will select the finalists and winner.

Barbados Likes You Facebook Contest

Enter Now – April 20th, 2012

To celebrate 50,000 Facebook fans, Barbados Tourism Authority is hosting 50 days of giveaways including, of course, trips for two to the island. Each time the page reaches an additional 10,000 likes, a new five-day vacation will be given away. It really is the more the merrier. To enter, visit the Barbados Facebook page and click the “enter to win” tab.

One&Only Cape Town Facebook Contest, South Africa (pictured above)

Enter Now – March 25th, 2012

Facebook users who “like” the One&Only Facebook page will be entered to win a trip to South Africa valued at over $4,000. The grand prize includes a four-night stay for two at One&Only Cape Town (a T+L 500 and World’s Best hotel), including round-trip coach air transportation via South African Airways, dinner for two at Reuben’s with wine pairings and private tour services by award-winning Micato Safaris.

Charlotte Savino is a listings editor at Travel + Leisure.