Contest Watch: Eat, Pray, Love and Win
It’s mid-summer and the season’s blockbusters are out (or forthcoming). While we don’t have an Inception contest, Pixar hit, Toy Story 3 is giving away a Disney cruise and the much-anticipated Eat Pray Love inspires a 3-week vacation giveaway. This Contest Watch wants to make your movie dreams a reality.
STA Travel – Eat Pray Love Sweepstakes
Enter Now – August 27th
STA Travel, a student and budget travel operator, is giving away a 21-day trip to Italy, India, and Bali inspired by the novel Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The movie adaptation starring Julia Roberts opens August 13th. To enter, simply sign up at http://eatpraylove.statravelpackages.com/win/. The grand prize includes all airfare, tours, and accommodations, movie tickets and a copy of the book, and Lonely Planet Travel guides.
Want to meet Grammy Award-nominated pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, take in a concert in New York City, and appear in People Magazine? Hotel Indigo pairs up with People Magazine to find out a little about your neighborhood. Simply log on to www.ichotelsgroup.com and write (in 70 words or fewer) what makes your neighborhood great, then upload your photo. Four winner will receive a trip for two to New York and a stay in the Hotel Indigo NYC Chelsea. The winners will also appear in a Hotel Indigo advertisement in People Magazine.
Disney – Gamer Giveaway Sweepstakes
Enter Now – August 15th
To celebrate Toy Story 3 and the launch of the Toy Story 3 Video Game, Disney is giving away a 7-day Disney cruise for four to the Mexican Riviera. To enter, log on to http://disney.go.com/toystory/sweeps/ .
PGA – Ryder Cup Sweepstakes
Enter now – August 20th
Finally, a way to parlay your golf knowledge (or Google skills) into a VIP trip to the Ryder Cup worth almost $10,000. To enter, simply log on to http://www.pga.com/rydercupsweeps/, answer a weekly trivia question (the more questions you answer, the more chances to win). One grand prize winner receives round trip airfare for two to Wales, five-nights of accommodations at Holiday Cardiff hotel, and tickets to the Ryder Cup held at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor at Travel + Leisure.