I Won A $100 Best Western Gift Card Through Social Media

Best WesternI’ve had very good luck winning a variety of travel contests in recent years.

My biggest win to date came recently when I won a trip for 2 to Hawaii from Billabong!

Here are some other contests that I’ve won:

Last week I entered a contest through Twitter. Best Western was celebrating #InternationalHappinessDay with the giveaway of a $100 Best Western gift card.

Entering was simple- all you had to do was respond to a tweet to enter for a shot at the prize. Best Western wanted to know, “Who you would take on vacation with you.”

This wasn’t a hard question to answer.best westernI responded, “Easy- my wife and two little guys!

Like most of these contests, I forgot that I had even entered. Then last night, I saw a tweet from @BestWestern with some awesome news.

We hope a $100 BW gift card spreads #BWsmiles to you and your family! CongratulationsĀ @MichaelWTravels, please DM us your email address to receive your card.”

While $100 towards a hotel might not sound like much, I’d hope to get one free hotel night. That’s really not bad for sending a tweet which took less than 20 seconds!

I always feel that it pays to enter these kind of contests. Odds aren’t great that you’ll win but then again, you never know, somebody’s got to win the prize!

Have you ever won a travel contest or a contest ran through social media? If so, let us know about the prize you won.

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