COMPETITION CLOSED 8TH JULY 2006
... and remember to read the small print at the bottom of the page.
HEY! HOW ABOUT TWELVE MONTHS OF FREE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
As well as a travel pack containing tshirts and other goodies, WORLD NOMADS -the leader in travel insurance tailored for backpackers and budget independent travellers- are offering a MAJOR PRIZE of a free travel insurance policy... valid for up to twelve months!
WORLD NOMADS is underwritten by Allianz, and their travel insurance covers every country in the world. The level of cover in their policy recognises the needs of young, independent and adventurous travellers. You can join online, make a claim online, and extend your policy online.
TO ENTER ... simply visit the WORLD NOMADS website, and follow the links to discover how much a standard twelve month policy (including travel to USA, Canada and Japan, but without any extra cover for expensive items) would cost you. World Nomads insurance is available to residents of over forty different countries, and you'll be surprised by what great value it is, especially considering the great cover you get. Your answer should be in the following format- "I am a resident of (your country) and a twelve month travel insurance policy with World Nomads would cost me ..... " Send your entry, titled WORLD NOMADS COMPETITION" to email@example.com
P.S. WORLD NOMADS ARE ALSO RUNNING THEIR OWN FANTASTIC COMPETITION. CHECK IT OUT WHILE YOU´RE ON THEIR SITE. YOU COULD WIN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
THE LUCKY WINNER IS. . . Melinda N. from Australia. Congratulations Melinda. I will put you in touch with the good guys at World Nomads so you can claim your prize.
PAC-SAFE are unrivalled in the market of secure travel accessories. I am the proud owner of four terrific products from the PAC-SAFE range, and I know for a fact that the innovative design of PAC-SAFE's accessories helped protect my valuables when I was the target of a pickpocket in St Petersburg last year. In short, PAC-SAFE products are stylish, safe, and top quality. This month, PAC-SAFE have released no less than eight new products to add to their already extensive range, and they areb giving away to one lucky The Savage Files reader an awesome Metrosafe 200, pictured at left.
TO ENTER ... simply visit the PAC-SAFE website, and find the four products from their range that you would find most useful in your travels. Using the 'contact us' link at the bottom of their page, tell Pac-Safe the names of these four products. In the 'subject' field, choose 'other', and in the body of the email, begin with 'THE SAVAGE FILES COMPETITION'.
OH, FOR AN EXTRA CHANCE TO WIN A METROSAFE, YOU'LL SEE THAT PAC-SAFE ARE GIVING AWAY ANOTHER ONE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SIGN UP FOR THEIR NEWSLETTER! THE LUCKY WINNER IS Katia H. from Germany. Congratulations, Katia!
We all know that ENERGIZER make the best batteries on the market, and that they have the best television commercials. But did you know they also make the world's best headlights? These little babies are tiny, so compact you can slip them one into your bumbag. But they pack a punch. With six LED's, they'll light up the darkest night. But we don't have just one ENERGIZER headlight to give away... we have FIVE!
TO ENTER ... simply visit ENERGIZER'S European website, and find the six-LED headlight. Answer the following question.. "How many hours does the headlight run for on the three AAA Energizer batteries that are included?" Send your entry, titled "ENERGIZER COMPETITION" to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHILE YOU'RE ON THE ENERGIZER WEBSITE, YOU'LL FIND ANOTHER OPPORTUINITY TO WIN A FANTASTIC ENERGIZER PRODUCT, A 'HARD CASE' FLASHLIGHT!
THE LUCKY WINNERS ARE. . . Judith N. from the USA, Arianne K. from Germany, Bruce M. from the USA, Kevin H. from the USA, and Eleanor D. from England. Congratulations everyone. Winners should email me with their address so I can get these bad boys into the post ASAP.
And I'm delighted to have CAMELBAK on board for this new competition. CAMELBAK were the original and are still the unrivalled, makers of personal hydration systems. It's easy to enter, and one lucky winner will walk away with their choice of either a CAMELBAK 'ALPINE' OR A CAMELBAK 'ISIS' (ladies fit) hydration pack.
TO ENTER ...simply visit the CAMELBAK website, and answer the following question.. "What are the reservoir capacities of the 'Alpine Explorer' and the 'Isis' hydration packs?" Send your entry, titled "CAMELBAK COMPETITION" to email@example.com
THE LUCKY WINNER IS. . . Sara Faith J. from the USA. Congratulations Sara Faith. Email me with your address, and I'll let Camelbak know where to send your prize. I assume you'll want the Isis?
How cool is this? You could win a free kayaking tour with 'GAEA Guides - guided kayak nature tours' , Fort Myers, Florida. Get intimate with nature! You will travel with a professional naturalist to places rarely seen, and see the magnificence of Nature in Southwest Florida, in her true form, in quiet, easy to handle kayaks. I thoroughly enjoyed my day of paddling with GAEA Guides, and I'm sure you will as well, regardless of your paddling ability.
This prize is completely transferable, so you might as well enter even if you're not planning a trip to Florida... if you can't use the prize, you can give it to a friend who can.
TO ENTER ... simply visit www.GAEAGuides.com, follow the link to 'Estuary Tours', and find the answer to this question: "How many species of birds live in the estuaries?" Email your answer to GAEAKayaks@aol.com, remembering to use "THE SAVAGE FILES COMPETITION" as your subject line.
THE LUCKY WINNER IS. . . TO BE ANNOUNCED BY GAEA GUIDES
That's right folks, I'm even throwing in a free copy of each of the three books from THE SAVAGE FILES LIBRARY
Winners will receive either of my two travel books, or the Spanish Cookbook that Maria and I published last year, illustrated with all our best photographs from Madrid and around Spain.
TO ENTER ... click here and complete the new and improved DIRTY DOZEN TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPH COMPETITION!
THE LUCKY WINNERS ARE. . . Belen from Spain, and Carol H. from the USA (both with a perfect score of twelve out of twelve) and Chih-Pien C. from the USA, with a score of ten out of twelve.
But it's not just my own books that I'm giving away. My good friend Tim Leffel, a keen traveller, and editor of the online travel magazine "Perceptive Travel", is offering two copies of his popular travel guide, "The World's Cheapest Destinations" to be won by lucky The Savage Files readers.
Tim has been around, it's fair to say, and in this book he shares some of his bargain finding tips with you, covering twenty-one countries where you can make your travel dollar go a whole lot further.
TO ENTER... simply answer two questions..
1. What is the price of the e-book version of "The World's Cheapest Destinations"?
2. Name two of the contributors to the current edition of "Perceptive Travel".
Send your entry, titled "CHEAPEST DESTINATIONS COMPETITION" to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LUCKY WINNERS ARE. . . Pamela S. from the USA and John H. from the USA. Winners should email me with their address, so I can let Tim Leffel know where to send your prizes. Unbelievable but true: This prize went unclaimed in my previous competition!
Direct from the shelves of THE SAVAGE FILES EMPORIUM online store, you could make a stand against terrorism with your choice of a unique "Terrorists can go kiss my ASS!" coffee mug, tshirt or mouse mat... or an extra-large coffee mug or tile drink coaster, emblazoned with 'The Savage Files helpful hint #471'... "Never take beer to a job interview!"
TO ENTER...just email me and tell me why you think you should be the winner!
Send your entry, titled "THE SAVAGE FILES EMPORIUM COMPETITION" to email@example.com
THE LUCKY WINNER IS. . . Sean R. from South Africa.
When I invited Maria to Paris, I was faced with the daunting task of finding a hotel room online, something that would impress my sweetheart, but wouldn't break the bank balance. Where did I turn? To HOSTELWORLD of course! At Hostelworld, you can surf a range of hostels and hotels in cities all over the world. You can view photographs of the rooms, compare prices, check availability, and make your booking... all from your computer. These guys rock! From the world leaders in online accommodation booking, you have the chance of winning one of five Hostelworld GOLD CARDS! The Gold Card entitles the holder to pay no booking fees when booking hostels online with hostelworld.com for one year. Normally a $2 booking fee applies to each booking you make so the GOLD CARD means considerable savings for someone travelling for a year on a budget.
TO ENTER... use the worldwide hostel search engine on my website. You will find the link in the left hand column on my journal page or the index page. Give me the names of two hostels in Madrid that you can book through that service.
Send your entry, titled "HOSTELWORLD COMPETITION" to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LUCKY WINNERS ARE. . . Mary Kay K. from Canada, Arianne K. from Germany, Sara Faith J. from the USA, Kevin H. from the USA, and Steffi K.from Germany. Winners should email me with their address, so I know where to send their prizes. SMALL PRINT
1. While you are encouraged to submit entries to all of the separate competitions above, I would suggest not trying to enter any one competition more than once.
2. In the cas eof third party competitions, once the sponsor company has notified you of your win, the agreement is between you and them. If there are any conflicts (and I don't see why there would be, but I'm just being over cautious here) I would do my best to help resolve them, but would not take any responsibility.
3. Because some of these competitions are being conducted by third parties, it is possible that one person may win more than one competition. This does not signify any foul play, just good luck. In the case of the competitions I am running personally, winners will be chosen at random or according to whatever means I have specified in the entry details .
4. No correspondence will be entered into. I'm not sure what this means, but it's always at the bottom of every competition, so I was loathe to omit it. I guess it means that if you don't win, don't come crying to me about it. Life goes on.