While we’re all for the experiential value of travel, sometimes some liquid assets are a welcome change. Pad your bank account with some cold cash from these summer contests. Prizes include first-class airfare to Hawaii, a $5,000 jewelry spree, and plain ole cash money.

Capture the Catskills Slogan Contest (Enter Now – July 15, 2012)
Have a way with words? Your clever Catskills catchphrase could earn $1,500. Submit your new slogan for the Catskills area by 11PM on July 15 to be eligible to win. A panel of judges will pick the final five to be judged by popular vote. Visit to enter.

“Live Your Fantasy” Giveaway, Cancun, Mexico (Now – July 24, 2012)
Inspired by the critically acclaimed Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, which has a limited run at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, the property is giving away a fantasy getaway. Winners receive a trip for two, including round-trip airfare, a four-day, three-night stay at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, and two tickets to Cirque Dreams. To enter, “like” the Palace Resorts page and vote for a favorite Cirque Dreams character.

“It Starts with the Diamond in Your Mind and Leads to Paradise Sweepstakes,” Hawaii (Now – August 5, 2012)
Never mind the long-winded giveaway name, there’s only one thing you need to know: You could win $5,000 in diamonds. Blue Nile, an online jewelry retailer, is giving away a dream package; In addition to the $5k in jewels, the winner will receive two first class round trip tickets to Hawaii, a three-night stay at the St. Regis Princeville, a three-night stay at the Royal Hawaiian hotel, inter-island airfare for two, and $1,000 in spending money. To enter, visit Additional entries can be earned through the Blue Nile facebook page or by following the company on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +.

Charlotte Savino is the digital listings editor at Travel + Leisure.