Well, here we go: this is my first sweepstake-linking blog-post, and it's a really good one.
FlipKey, a vacation-rental company with over 150 000 properties worldwide, has a contest on right now called "Flippin' Awesome Vacation Giveaway". (You have to be over 18, and a US-resident to enter.) The grand prize is indeed awesome: one week's stay in one of three vacation homes located in Bali, Costa Rica or Tuscany.
Wait, let me say that again, with pictures:
If you win, you can invite up to 10 friends to come and stay with you. So head over to FlipKey's Facebook page and enter to win! You can enter from now, until January 10th, 2012.
I've written about my preference for vacation rentals over hotels before. When you're traveling with kids, it's often just easier and more enjoyable to stay in a more home-like environment rather than a hotel room. The homes featured in the contest are obviously a step-up from the homes most of us live in, but hey, the kids can probably deal with that, right?
You can find out more about FlipKey, and the sweepstakes at the FlipKey website and blog.