As part of their marketing campaign for their Chicago-Helsinki seasonal route, American Airlines has invited me to fly to a media event in Helsinki as their guest. I asked if I could fund my portion of the trip, and if they would instead be willing to host one of my blog readers. They have graciously agreed, and so we have ourselves a killer giveaway!
unlucky reader will get to accompany me to Helsinki, with all expenses paid by either American or myself! This is a fantastic opportunity to visit a new destination for me, and I’m excited to be able to share it with one of you guys!
Round-trip Business Class travel from the US (whichever airport you’re closest to that’s served by American) to Helsinki, provided by American Airlines, along with two nights hotel accommodation in Helsinki, and any meals or transportation costs while we are together on the trip, provided by me. You are responsible for your own souvenirs, hotel incidentals, and other personal expenses.
Please do not enter the contest if you won’t be able depart on July 15th and return on July 18th. I will of course be blogging about the trip, and there may be other promotional events as well, so you will also need to sign a media release.
Sorry, but only US residents 18 or over, in possession of a valid passport, may enter.
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post or on Twitter using the hasthtag #hAAlloHEL, telling me why you should be the winner. The more creative the better, so feel free to use words, videos, pictures (like the extremely professional one I made above), memes, sarcasm, or whatever medium you’d like. You may enter once in each format, and please make sure you are using a valid email address. Entries will be accepted until Sunday, June 2nd at 11:59PM Pacific.
I will pick my favorite ten entries on Monday, and will post them for y’all to vote on. Voting will go until Thursday, June 6th. The winner will be announced on the blog on Friday, June 7th.
**Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Entries for contest start May 30 2013 and end June 2 2013. Winner announced June 7 2013. Winner agrees not to contaminate Lucky’s warm nuts on American. Eligibility requirements: Limited to US residents over 18; entries can be submitted via Comments and Twitter; one per person per medium; odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received; winner will be selected on June 7th and notified via the Email or Twitter account used to enter; an alternate will also be selected in case the original winner is not able to attend the event. Winner must have a valid passport. The winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility.
* Prize will be reported to the IRS as income to the winner on Form 1099-MISC
Good luck, and let’s have some fun with this!