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Contests and a State Travel Guide

Fall photo by Bob DuBos - looks like a contest winner to me.

Since we’re thinking more about giving to others this time of year and our budgets are stretched in that direction, maybe it’s time to win a contest. It will be like a gift to yourself.

I’ve run into a few that look mighty interesting.

Win Snowshoes

You can enter up to five times in different ways to win a “9 Series Snowshoe Kit” from Atlas Snow-Shoe Company.

  • Ask or answer a question in the Wild Washington blog forum, http://wildwashington.com, which is a really cool blog dedicated to outdoor life and recreation in Washington State.
  • Link to the Wild Washington post about this on your website or blog
  • Tweet about it with the same link in your tweet
  • Link to this post on your FaceBook account
  • Watch for Wild Washington tweets for one additional opportunity


Deadline:  December 31, 2010 at noon

Win Cultural Activities

Every week the Seattle Weekly, www.seattleweekly.com, offers tickets to cultural events in their “Gimme Culture” column.

If you hurry, you can win 2 tickets to the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker for 1 p.m. on December 26, 2010 or 2 tickets to Red Ranger Came Calling at the Seattle Children’s Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on December 17, 2010.

Deadline:  December 7, 2010

Follow Clues, Get Deals and Collect Evidence in Scavenger Hunt

Washington State Tourism, Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau and Snohomish County Tourism Bureau all partnered and set up a free, interactive web-based scavenger hunt that offers clues to exclusive travel deals and travel prizes to the winners.

Visit www.TourismRevealed.com for details.

You solve cases and submit evidence which is photos of you with the objects found. Mission No. 1:  Uncloak Your Style’s deadline is January 31, 2011, 11:59 p.m. PST.

I recently received two prizes from a contest similar to this sponsored by Salty’s Restaurant – my own nutcracker ornament and a surprise gift certificate for up to $100 off for dinner at Salty’s. I won’t know what my discount is until I use the certificate because it’s sealed and if you open it prior to dining it’s no good.

Free 2011 Washington State Travel Planner Now Available

If you’d like to plan a trip to Washington or just see what we have to offer, our new travel planner is now available. Log onto www.experiencewa.com and look on the left hand side for “Free Travel Planner.”

Do you know of any other contests I might have missed? Please let me know, if you do.