Welcome to this month’s giveaways!
Each month we offer at least one giveaway to our loyal readers as a way to say thank you. These may range from anything from luggage to travel clothing to travel vouchers to photography gear.
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Current Giveaway Details: February 2019
This month we have a fantastic giveaway from Travel Talk Tours of your choice of a tour in Turkey, Morocco, or Egypt!
The prize value varies depending on the tour you choose and when you travel, but the value ranges between USD $700 and $1200!
Travel Talk Tour of Turkey, Egypt or Morocco (Open Worldwide).
Brand/Manufacturer: Travel Talk
Product Link: Travel Talk Tours
Approximate Value: $700 – $1200 USD
Giveaway Open to: Worldwide
Sometimes when we travel we find it’s easier to let someone else handle the logistics, and just enjoy the ride. That was the case when we travelled in Morocco and Egypt a couple of years ago, when we travelled with Travel Talk.
Our tour in Morocco saw us sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert. riding camels, and exploring beautiful towns and cities like Essaouira on their 10 day Exotic Morocco tour. It was a wonderful introduction to the country, and you can see our full review of our Morocco tour here.
In Egypt we took the 9 day Jewels of the Nile tour. This covered the major highlights of Egypt, including the Pyramids of Giza, time in Cairo, a cruise on the Nile river, the temples of Abu Simbel, and much more.
We really enjoyed this tour, which let us experience a great deal of Egypt in one go. You can read our full Egypt tour review here.
As you can probably tell we enjoyed our tours with Travel Talk Tours a great deal, and in fact, later on this year we’re going to be taking their Essential Turkey tour!
We’re delighted therefore to be able to give one of you the chance to experience a Travel Talk Tours tour yourself! We’ve partnered with Travel Talk Tours to offer you a tour of either Egypt, Morocco or Turkey, with four tours to choose from if you win.
The four tours that you’ll be eligible to take if you win are:
- Egypt: 9-day Jewels of the Nile
- Egypt: 9-day Felucca Odyssey
- Morocco: 8-day Adventure Morocco
- Turkey: 9-day Essential Turkey
One winner will receive a tour for one (1) person from the list above. The equivalent retail value will depend on the tour chosen and the dates of the tour. Tour must be booked within 6 months of winning and must be taken within 2019.
The giveaway winner prize includes all the following:
- The price of the tour
- Guided tour with driver and transport
- Local fees
- Local accommodation during tour
- Included activities as noted on trip itinerary
- Breakfasts during tour plus a few other meals (see tour itineraries)
- Airport transfers (included on most tours, see itinerary details)
The prize does NOT include any of the following:
- Entrance fees to museums and attractions
- Optional activities
- Meals (unless noted in itinerary)
- Accommodation before or after the tour
- Visa fees
- Trip insurance
- Any other costs not specifically noted as being included
See the full terms and conditions below for more information.
How to Enter the Giveaway
Please read the rules below to enter the giveaway:
1 – You need to be signed up for our newsletter.
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2. Check the rules of the giveaway
Before signing up, read over the rules (listed in detail below the entry form) to make sure you are eligible to apply. While we strive to have our giveaways open to all subscribers, some of the giveaways have geographical, residency, age, or other restrictions.
3 – Use the form below to enter the giveaway.
You must use the same e-mail address that you used to sign up to the newsletter with, as we’ll be checking e-mails this way to validate your entry. You must be an active subscriber when we make the draw to be eligible to win!
Enter the Giveaway!
Winners will be randomly drawn with 1 winner receiving a tour from the four (4) listed options.
The retail value of the giveaway is approx USD $700 – $1200, based upon full tour prices in 2019 with local fees included.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a valid email address, and have a valid mailing address.
Winners will be contacted by the email provided (so please use an email to enter that you check regularly). If a winner does not respond to email within 72 hours, another winner will be chosen.
The winner will be contacted via email by us and their details passed on to Travel Talk Tours for prize completion. The tour must be booked within six months of winning, and is valid for any 2019 tour departure date.
Note you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, but you must be an active subscriber when the draw takes place to be eligible to win. Draws take place within a week of the contest closing.
The data entered into the giveaway form will solely be used for the purposes of verifying your entry, checking you are an active newsletter subscriber and contacting you if you are a winner.
Winners (first name and last initial, and country of residence) will be announced on the bottom of this page and in our monthly newsletter.
We thank Travel Talk Tours for providing this awesome prize for this giveaway!
Full Giveaway Terms and Conditions
These are the full terms and conditions!
- The promoter is: Finding the Universe & Independent Travel Cats
- Finding the Universe & Independent Travel Cats contributors, and their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the giveaway including helping to set up the giveaway shall not be permitted to enter the giveaway.
- The giveaway is only open to active newsletter subscribers of the Finding the Universe & Independent Travel Cats monthly newsletter.
- There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway.
- Route to entry for the giveaway and details of how to enter are via this blog post
- You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the giveaway.
- You must fill out all the requested information in the entry from to be eligible. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
- Closing date for entry is February 27, 2019 at midnight EST. After this date no further entries to the giveaway will be permitted. Only one entry may be submitted per participant. Multiple entries will not be considered, and will invalidate all entries by participant. Incomplete, incorrect or otherwise invalid entries will not be considered. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all participants.
- No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
- The prizes are as follows: 1 winner will receive a Travel Talk Tour for one (1) person, on one of the following tours: Egypt: Jewels of the Nile, Egypt: Felucca Odyssey, Morocco: Adventure Morocco, Turkey: Essential Turkey
- The prize does not include any flights. The winner is responsible for arranging their own transport to the tour start location.
- The tour must be booked within six months of winning, and is valid for any 2019 tour departure date.
- Local Payment is included within the prize and does not need to be paid.
- The prize:
- is subject to availability
- has no cash value
- can only be claimed by the winner
- cannot be transferred to another person
- cannot be used for a tour already booked, paid in full or deposit
- is valid on 2019 departure dates listed online on the Travel Talk Tours website
- Does not cover any extra fees as optional activities or entrance fees – please see your tour “inclusions” online.
- The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice and for any reason. Any changes to the giveaway will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
- No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and the promoter reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
- Winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. Promoters are not responsible for prize fulfilment nor for any technical failures. Winning entry will be verified. A list of winners will be displayed on this page and published in the monthly newsletter.
- Promoter reserves the right to publish winner’s first name and last initial and country of residence. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
- The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 72 hours of notification, the promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
- The winner consents to providing their name, email, and mobile contact number to the promoters for the sole purpose of enabling their prize to be delivered.
- The promoters’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the giveaway will be final.
- By entering this giveaway, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- The giveaway and these terms and conditions will be governed by UK law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the UK.
- Images included in the giveaway post may not depict the exact prize, and are for illustrative purposes only.
- Residents of Canada will be required to answer a skill-testing question to claim their prize.
- Void where Prohibited
We wish you the best of luck!
If you have any questions or concerns about the giveaways, please let us know in the Comments section below or email us directly.
Here is a list of some of our past giveaway winners:
- Anissa E. of Washington D.C., USA, who won a USD $200 voucher for use to buy any backpack on the Arcido store
- Anke K. from South Africa, who won a USD $200 voucher for any walking tour offered on the Take Walks website
- Michelle B. from Germany, who won a Travelccessories Toiletry Bag & Travel Laundry Kit with a retail value of USD $100
- Russell C. from England, UK, who won a 5-piece Manta Sleep travel package with a retail value of USD $90
- Toni K. from Kentucky, USA, who won OOO Traveling luggage with a retail value of USD $298
- Gary R. from Ontario, Canada, who won a Tinggly Best in the World travel gift card with a retail value of USD $119
- Tracy C. from Australia, who won a who won a free lifetime subscription to our travel photography course with a retail value of USD $99
- Vicki L. from the USA, who won a custom Passport Map with a retail value of USD $129