DALLAS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- It's widely recognized that stress can lead to long term health issues. In fact, a May 2010 study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine released findings that among women who felt high stress, 35 percent were more likely to have heart disease. Hotels.com® knows that a long vacation, especially a free one, can relieve tension like nothing else.
Hotels.com, travel experts and a leading provider of lodging worldwide, will change all that for one lucky winner by awarding the ability to take a lifetime of vacations as part of its new "Win a Vacation for Life" summer sweepstakes. The winner receives a onetime check for 102,250USD, no-strings-attached, which he/she may use as they choose – a vacation a year for 50 years, or three months travelling the world in high style.
Beginning today, contestants can log-on to www.hotels.com/ineedavacation to register to enter the Hotels.com summer sweepstakes. Entries are voted upon after users upload the funniest, most creative and compelling photo of themselves, which shows why they deserve a vacation. The contest continues throughout the summer with a winner announced in early September.
"Win a Vacation for Life is our way of giving a huge thank you to our loyal customers," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations for Hotels.com. "It's the biggest promotion we've done to date and we are excited to be able to offer someone a chance to have 50 years of spectacular vacations courtesy of Hotels.com. We're proving that we're not only the smartest way to book travel, but also the most rewarding."
Participants can boost their chances of winning by recruiting their network of friends, family, and colleagues to vote for their picture every day. Contestants also have the option of uploading their pictures directly from their Facebook albums, enabling them to easily reach out to friends and Twitter followers to earn more votes.
In addition to the grand prize, there are plenty of chances to win daily giveaways along the way. By uploading a picture, not only do contestants become entered into the Hotels.com Win a Vacation for Life grand prize, but they also have a chance to win a Flip Ultra™ camcorder if they can accumulate the most votes of the day. Camera-shy folks, fear not! Even if you do not upload a photo, you can still be entered into a random daily drawing that gives you the opportunity to win a Flip™ camcorder of your own, just for voting daily for your favorite "I need a vacation" look.
Hotels.com also offers an exciting Summer Sale where consumers can save up to 40 percent on hotels worldwide, and when booking four or more nights travelers will receive a free Flip™ camcorder. For additional information, visit: http://www.hotels.com/deals/summer_sale_2010/.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a vacation for life. The prize will be awarded as a check in the amount of $102,250. The amount of the prize is calculated based on the assumption that a winner will take fifty (50) vacations worth approximately $2,045 each over the course of a lifetime. See Official Rules for details.
For more information on the Win a Vacation for Life sweepstakes, please visit: www.hotels.com/ineedavacation
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