hotels.com Mystery Suitcase Sweepstakes Offers Prizes Based on Travel Personalities

Fun and interactive Facebook initiative provides five secret suitcases based on various travel themes

Sep 21, 2011, 11:58 ET from hotels.com

DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you spontaneous? Adventurous? Stylish? A lover of culinary delights? Whatever your travel style, hotels.com® is offering an engaging, personality-driven Mystery Suitcase sweepstakes with five unique prize packages built around a distinct theme.

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The contest, which runs through October 2, 2011, simply asks Facebook users to choose their favorite travel style from the options of:  spontaneous, adventurous, stylish, world traveler or sweet & savory. Contestants then click on the option that best describes their travel personality. Five lucky grand prize winners will each receive the mystery suitcase for the category they chose with contents valued at up to $899. Additionally, twenty first place winners, selected from daily random drawings, will win $25 "mystery" gift cards to undisclosed retailers.

"In true hotels.com fashion we're launching another fun and interactive program for our social media followers," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for hotels.com. "We're thankful for our loyal Facebook and Twitter fans and the mystery suitcase sweepstakes is a unique way to reward our followers and attract new fans all with the element of surprise."

Mystery gift sponsors include: GOAL ZERO, TOMTOM, N3L Optics and Too Faced, among others. Each bag will contain a variety of travel related goodies based on its bag theme.

Sweepstakes open to US residents age 18 and over. For more information, or to enter Mystery Suitcase, visit: http://on.fb.me/hotelsmysterysuitcase on Facebook. Shop and book the latest travel deals at www.hotels.com/deals.

About the Mystery Suitcase sponsors:

GOAL ZERO (Presenting the adventurous traveler) – GOAL ZERO offers an innovative solution to the demand for transportable energy with the highest quality solar panels and power packs, equipped with relevant accessories needed to power any device, anywhere.

TOMTOM (Presenting the world traveler) TomTom is the world's leading provider of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world's best navigation experience.

Too Faced (Presenting the stylish traveler) Too Faced Cosmetics has earned a reputation for being trendy, irreverent, innovative, and fun. From unique products and packaging, to shade names with a wicked sense of humor and undeniably glamorous formulas, Too Faced truly lives up to the brand's philosophy: "Why be pretty when you can be gorgeous?"

N3L (Presenting the spontaneous traveler)N3L Optics (Newton's 3 Laws of Motion) is a new and revolutionary sunglass store committed to carrying the world’s best assortment of sport performance optics. Designed specifically for the athlete and outdoor enthusiast, N3L Optics’ innovative retail technology and highly trained associates will forever change the way performance eyewear is discovered, ensuring that you will always find the right frame and lens to enhance your active lifestyle.

Press contacts:
Meghan CallaghanRuder Finn for hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1608
Email: callaghanm@ruderfinn.com

Taylor L. Cole, APR
hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com

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