Contest roundup: Ontario resorts, Dublin, Cologne, Paris, Colombia, Peru or Vietnam!

Europe is big on this week’s list, with chances to see Dublin, Paris and Cologne. You could also find yourself relaxing close to home at an Ontario resort, or setting off for Colombia, Peru or Vietnam. Bonne chance!

Stay in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Guinness Storehouse loft airbnb contest

You could have this view from the Guinness Storehouse. Photo courtesy of Tourism Ireland.

Hurry if you want to enter this one! It’s a bit quirky, but the prize is so unusual that I had to include it. If you win, you and a guest (both over 21) will stay in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin—converted just for the night of April 24–25 into a luxurious apartment. You’ll also get a private Guinness-themed dinner, a VIP tour and more. Airfares are included, too, along with a $400 Airbnb credit to stay somewhere else before or after your storehouse sojourn. To enter this Airbnb contest, you need to answer the question “What makes you the world’s biggest Guinness fan?” in 50 to 200 words. Not open to Quebec residents. Contest closes on March 22, 2017 (and that’s based on Ireland’s time zone, so make sure to enter early in the day).

Fly away to Paris

Photo of the Luxembourg Gardens copyright Laura Byrne Paquet.

Here’s another one with a short deadline—sorry about that! I just found out about this contest, but the prize is worth the rush: a trip for two to Paris, including airfare, six nights’ accommodation and $500 in spending money. To enter, you have to watch a short video in French and answer a question about it. Don’t worry if you’re not bilingual; the contest is designed to promote the French language to non-Francophones. Open to all Canadians. Contest deadline is March 22, 2017.

See the World Ice Hockey Championships in Paris and Cologne

This is my week for finding out about contests at the last minute! However, I couldn’t resist letting you know about this dream prize for hockey fans: round-trip airfare to Europe, first-class train tickets between Paris and Cologne, six nights’ accommodations and tickets to the World Ice Hockey Championships! Not open to Quebec residents. Contest closes March 23, 2017.

Unwind at an Ontario resort

Enter this contest and you could win a $500 gift certificate that you can put toward a stay at any Resort of Ontario property. There are several within easy reach of Ottawa, including resorts in Calabogie, Algonquin Park and Picton. Entry deadline is March 31, 2017.

Explore Colombia, Peru or Vietnam

In this TourRadar contest, you could win a tour for two in your choice of three countries: Colombia, Peru or Vietnam. Note that airfare to the chosen country is not included. Contest closes on April 4, 2017.

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4 Responses to Contest roundup: Ontario resorts, Dublin, Cologne, Paris, Colombia, Peru or Vietnam!

  1. Manon Seguin March 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    My husband and I are huge and avid fans or road trips! We try to hit the road as much as possible during all 4 seasons! There is so much to see and do year round and every place has spectacular fun and seasonal things happening!
    Taught our kids to appreciate time on the road and every where they go, they now see beautiful things!!! Yyeeaaa

    • Laura Byrne Paquet March 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

      That’s great! I hope this site provides you with lots of fun ideas.

  2. Manon Seguin March 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

    Waiting to win the contest! !! Lol

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