“Help! I Need a Vacation!” Hotels.com Has One For You

By SMW.com Staff

Calling all tired, stressed, overworked and drained single women! Pay close attention and repeat after me: I deserve a vacation!

It’s a widely recognized fact that stress can lead to long term health issues. In fact, a May 2010 study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine released findings that among women who felt high stress, 35 percent were more likely to have heart disease. It’s time to take care of you, and Hotels.com® knows that a long vacation, especially a free one, can relieve tension like nothing else.

SingleMindedWomen.com and Hotels.com are giving away some nights off to a few lucky people. The “I Need a Vacation” contest via Hotels.com and the “Single Women Escape” promotion on SingleMindedWomen.com will help you get the break you need.

The “I Need A Vacation” sweepstakes works like this: Hotels.com will award one winner a check for $102,250 USD, no-strings-attached, which you may use however you want: go on vacation every year for 50 years, take a year off a la “Eat Pray Love” style, or stash the cash for a soon-to-be-determined travel plan.

Log-on to www.hotels.com/ineedavacation and register to enter the Hotels.com summer sweepstakes. Upload your photo or vote for someone else. Entries are voted upon after users upload the funniest, most creative and compelling photo of themselves, which shows why they deserve a vacation. The promotion continues throughout the summer with a winner announced in early September.

Participants can boost their chances of winning by recruiting their network of friends, family, and colleagues to vote for their picture every day. Contestants also have the option of uploading their pictures directly from their Facebook albums, enabling them to easily reach out to friends and Twitter followers to earn more votes.

The Single Women Escape contest works like this: Simply comment on this post and tell us why you need a vacation. We’ll pick one winner to get a free one-night overnight stay provided by Hotels.com at Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles and we’ll arm with you with the best travel accessories. The travel swag bag, from Passport Boutique in Boston, contains one Love Quotes scarf ($85), a Bucky eye mask ($13), “Take Charge” Cord organizer ($20), Tepper Jackson luggage tag ($15) and a Plane to See bag ($10).

So start here and leave your comments, then head over to hotels.com to register for their sweepstakes. Someone has to win, right? It might as well be you – you deserve it!

**The contest ends Aug. 27, 2010.

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