Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Virgin America 'Choose Your Alaskan Adventure' Sweepstakes

Virgin America is running another sweepstakes, this time to Alaska, here with a choice of prizes for the winners. The two winners may choose from one of the following 4 packages:

1) Go for the Glaciers
- 26 Glacier Cruise of Prince William Sound, embarking from Whittier
- Admission to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- One-night stay at the four-diamond Hotel Alyeska
- Car rental
- Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $2,640

2) Explore the Fjords
- Kenai Fjords Tours boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park
- Transportation on the Alaska Railroad
- One-night stay at Seward Windsong Lodge
- Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $2,518

3) Talkeetna by Train (and Plane)
- Alaska Railroad trip to Talkeetna
- One-night stay at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
- Flightseeing around Mt. McKinley
- Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $3,034

4) Choose Your Cruise
- Ship out on your pick of Alaskan voyages with a $1,500 cruise credit, courtesy of 
- The cruise credits are non-transferable and non-negotiable for cash value and can be 
used as partial payment towards a different cruise.
- It is the responsibility of the traveler and the companion to carry required passports 
and other government approved documents showing citizenship or state of 
residency. Cruise Lines will deny boarding without proper identification.
- Winner is responsible for all transportation to and from the departing and arrival 
ports of call (i.e. Seward/Whittier/Vancouver, etc.) from and to the nearest Virgin 
America airport.
- Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $3,596

The winners will also get a pair of roundtrip coach tickets from the nearest Virgin America hub to Anchorage, AK valid for travel through Sept 9, 2013 and also 2 nights accommodation at the Millennium Alaska Hotel in Anchorage.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Priceline Live Las Vegas Sweepstakes

Just after the Orbitz sweepstakes to Las Vegas were announced here, Priceline is also joining in by giving away a Las Vegas getaway here on facebook! Sign up by June 5, 2013 for your chance to win a pair of round-trip coach tickets to Las Vegas, 3 nights at a 4 star hotel and a $250 gift card. Priceline hasn't mentioned which hotel they'll be offering, but the Wynn/Encore offered by Orbitz would be tough to top. Priceline does also have the $250 gift card so that's a nice additional perk. Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Orbitz Long Weekend Getaway Sweepstakes

Orbitz is running a Spin To Win A Long Weekend Trip Sweepstakes here on facebook! The grand prize winner will get a trip to Vegas and 9 other winners will win a round-trip domestic flight. The grand prize comprises of two domestic round-trip airline vouchers worth $900 (2 x $450) and 3 nights stay at either the Wynn or Encore Hotel Las Vegas. The other nine daily winners will get a domestic round-trip airline voucher worth $385 each. So sign up today for your chance to win as the sweepstakes ends soon on May 24, 2013!

Monday, May 20, 2013

AA Broadway Meets Motown Sweepstakes

AA, being the sponsor and official airline of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, is offering you the chance to win a package that includes: 100,000 AAdvantage miles, 2 orchestra seat tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSCIAL, a special meet-and-greet opportunity, accommodations for 2 nights at the InterContinental New York Times Square and dinner for two at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster Harlem restaurant. If this sounds up your alley, go here to sign up by May 24, 2013!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park

Located on the western side of the island of Kauai is the incredible 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific' as described by Mark Twain. The drive into the park was rather peaceful with very few cars in sight on the way up on this pleasant May afternoon. The drive from the Westin Princeville was fairly long (about 2 hours) so budget enough time to get there and back if you're living in the north end of the island.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Starwood Off We Go Sweepstakes

Starwood Preferred Guest and kate spade new york is collaborating to give away a dream vacation of a lifetime here! There are four separate prize pools for each country (US, Canada, UK and Japan), for which the grand prize includes: 250,000 SPG points (for hotels and flights), a kate spade new york for SPG shopper, a kate spade steamline suitcase and a $500 kate spade new york gift card. All travel must be completed by Dec 31, 2013. The Sweepstakes ends on June 6, 2013 and good luck to everyone!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dr Jin Review (2012)

Drama Rating: ***
Personal Rating: Decent

Similar to the jdrama Jin, the Korean series Dr Jin is also based on the Japanese manga although adapted to Korean historical events that happen in the Joseon Dynasty during the ascendency of King Gojong. Dr Jin is a modern day neurosurgeon who gets mysteriously transported back 150 years and begins to interact with the people there. Will he ever get back and what impact would he make on history?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Southwest Disney Magical Vacations Sweepstakes

Southwest Vacations is running a sweepstakes for a chance to win a 'magical' vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort here! Enter before May 31, 2013 for a chance to win roundtrip airfare for four via Southwest Airlines to Orlando, FL, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers via Disney's Magical Express, 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodations at a Disney Resort Hotel, a VIP tour guide for 6 hours at the Walt Disney World Resort, a 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More Options for 4 and a dinner show at Walt DIsney World Resort for up to 4. So sign up today for your chance to win!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

HSN & Norwegian Cruise Line The HAVEN Sweepstakes

HSN & Norwegian Cruise Lines have partnered to give away a 7-day HAVEN suite cruise here! The grand prize winner gets to select a 7 day cruise on any of the following Norwegian ships: Gem, Pearl, Jewel, Epic or Breakaway. The prize also includes roundtrip airfare for two to the cruise departure city and a $500 HSN gift card.  Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ANA Tokyo Gateway Sweepstakes

ANA is giving away a pair of coach class tickets to Tokyo here on their facebook page. You'll need an ANA Mileage Club account and you can enter daily until June 30, 2013. The travel must be completed between July 29, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Good luck to everyone!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Southwest 'Mom's Time Out' Sweepstakes

Southwest is running a sweepstakes here to celebrate Mother's Day. Enter before May 12, 2013 for a chance to win a Southwest $1,000 gift card. Good luck!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

CruisesOnly & Marriott's 'City & Sea' Giveaway

CruisesOnly and Marriott are partnering to giveaway a hotel and cruise vacation for two here. The grand prize winner will receive a 4 night stay for two at the JW Marriott Essex House New York in a Central Park Suite with daily breakfast at the South Gate Restaurant, a 7 night cruise to Bermuda from New York on the Norwegian Breakway and $1,000 in spending money! Five first prize winners will also be selected and will receive a $250 voucher that can be applied to any cruise booked through The sweepstakes runs until July 31st, 2013.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hilton's The Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes

Hilton is currently running 'The Ultimate Road Trip' Sweepstakes here for a chance to win a 2014 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible (options selected by sponsor). In lieu of that, the grand prize winner may also select to win $20,000 USD in cash! Additionally, the winner will receive five gift certificates each good for a one night stay and a $500 USD Hilton HHonoros Gift Card. There will also be five first prizes awarded each consisting of a package that includes: two certificates, each good for a one night stay, one $200 USD rental gift coupon for Alamo/National Rental Car and a $100 USD Hilton HHonors Gift Card. Good luck to everyone!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Icelandic Glacial Water Sweepstakes to Iceland

Icelandic Glacial Water is running a sweepstakes here for a trip to Iceland until May 31, 2013. The grand prize is a pair of roundtrip coach tickets on Icelandair (departing only from Icelandair gateways New York JFK, Boston BOS, Dulles IAD, Seattle SEA, Minneapolis MSP, Orlando SFB and Denver DEN only). The prize also includes 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Nordica in REykjavik Iceland with Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily, two 72-hour Reykjavik Welcome Cards for use at the city's thermal pools, museums, public transportation etc, two tour vouchers for the Golden Circle Trip from Iceland Travel and rountrip bus transfer from the airport to the hotel. So if you've been waiting for that Iceland getaway, sign up today for your chance to win!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Radeberger 'Win your trip to Germany' Sweepstakes

Radeberger Pilsner is offering a chance to win a trip to Germany here until June 30, 2013. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of CA, CT, FL, IL, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TX and WA who are 21 years of age and older. Ten winners will be selected and each prize winner gets 2 roundtrip coach tickets to Germany, hotel accommodations for two for 5 nights at sponsor-selected hotels, and limited transportation/tours/meals while in Germany with the trip tentatively scheduled to take place August-September 2013. The tour will take you to Dresden, Radeberg and Berlin so if you've been waiting to experience Germany, this is your chance!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines Lei Day Giveaway

Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating Lei Day by giving away 140,000 HawaiianMiles (enough for 2 people to fly roundtrip to Hawaii). You just need to do an easy personality quiz here before May 22, 2013 for a chance to win. Remember, Hawaiian Airlines is also an airline partner with ANA, Delta, Korean, JetBlue and Virgin America/Atlantic/Australia so if you win, your miles may be more valuable than you think. Good luck!