Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Win a Trip to Australia - SoCal residents only

Normally I wouldn't promote a sweepstakes with so limited entry qualifications, but, since there are so many Southern California readers who visit this blog, I decided to include it.

The sweepstakes is put on by Qantas Airlines and awards five (5) grand prizes of:

  • Round-trip Economy airfare for two (2) aboard Qantas A380 from Los Angles to Melbourne

  • $1,000 in cash

  • Seven (7) nights accommodations in Melbourne, Australia
Who can enter:

Sorry, but only legal U.S. residents of the following Southern California counties are eligible to participate:

Los Angeles
San Bernardino

How to enter:

just go to www.qantas.com/win and enter online. (remember, that's qantas.com, not quantas.com). You'll have to act fast because the deadline for entering is 11:59PM on October 5, 2008. You can enter once per day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Tempe and Renew Your Vows

Oktoberfest celebrations are coming up fast! And, this year's celebration in Tempe, Arizona (near Phoenix) is including a new festivity: vow renewals.

Why vow renewals? Well, it seems Oktoberfest started out in 1810 in Munich as a wedding celebration, when Bavaria's Crown Prince Ludwig married Therese of Saxon-Hildburghausen. The celebration lasted five days (imagine that wedding bill!), and they had so much fun they repeated the celebration the next year, and the next, and, well, you know the rest of the story. Now we all celebrate Oktoberfest.

For the celebration in Tempe, couples are invited to register for a chance to renew their vows on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Oktoberfest Polka garden at Tempe Beach Park. (Tempe has a Beach Park? Yeah, that surprises me too.)

To be part of the vow renewal, couples have to register at ArizonaWeddings.com by Monday, September 22, 2008. Thirty-six couples will be chosen to win food and drink at the festival, plus gifts and a entry into a drawing for a special prize. You have to a legally-married couple in order to participate, as well as be a resident of Arizona. When you go to the website to register, you'll find the Oktoberfest banner at the bottom right of the page. Click it and go to info on how to register.

But, even if you don't plan to renew your vows, you still might want to check out the Oktoberfest festivities. Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake is located at 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway near downtown Tempe and near Arizona state University.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Win a Car, a Cruise, or a Bunch of Other Stuff

Okay, all you "win a vacation" aficionados, I've got a real gem for you this time!

Here is a sweepstakes which has a car as the First Prize and a cruise (4 in all) as the Second Prize!

How Do I Enter to Win These Fabulous Prizes?:

You can go to the following websites and enter online (You are allowed to enter one time per day):











How Long Do I Have to Enter?:

This fabulous sweepstakes begins on August. 15, 2008 and ends on February 15, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Who Can Enter:

This sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least twenty one (21) years old at the time of entry. Yes, that means you Alaska and Hawaii! Many sweepstakes are only open to the "lower 48," but not this one!

What Can I Win?:

First Prize:

Car or cash equivalent of $25,000. Winner must be a licensed driver and will be required to provide proof of insurance at time of delivery.

Second Prize:

Four (4) second prizes of a cruise for the winner and one (1) guest to the Caribbean valued at $12,500, or $12,500 cash. If you choose the cruise you will be awarded: roundtrip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) to Miami, FL (port of departure); seven (7) days and six (6) nights accommodations aboard a Cruise ship; and $7,700 spending money that can be used toward taxes. Your travel companion must be 18 years of age or older, unless he or she is the child of the winner.

Other Prizes Include:

25 shopping sprees or cash equivalent of $1,000
500 BP gas cards valued at $50
150 Cooking.com gift certificates valued at $50
300 Tastebook.com gift certificates valued at $29.95
2,250 Coverleaf Digital Magazine gift certificates valued at $25
710 Decorating Inspiration memberships valued at $14.85

These are the same people who put on the $50,000 Dream Vacation sweepstakes a few months back, but there are tons more prizes. And, what's better than a new car or cruise to the Caribbean? One you don't have to pay for! So, go and enter.