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Posted 30 Nov, 2016 | 2 Comments
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We have another great giveaway to announce for Goats On The Road readers! TM HCC – MIS Group is giving away a $250 gift card each week between Nov. 28 to Dec. 21, 2016, so you’ll have four chances to win! If you find yourself sitting at work, dreaming of a beautiful getaway then this could be the perfect contest for you.

Note: This contest is for U.S. residents only.

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How Do You Enter?

Simply create a Pinterest board (if you don’t have Pinterest yet, Click Here), add 10 pins to your board and make sure at least 3 are from the TM HCC – MIS Group blog or website. These pins should showcase your ideal international vacation. Then you just need to add #DreamHolidayContest to each pin on the board.

Once your board is created, head over to TM HCC – MIS Group’s Dream Holiday Contest Page and on the right side of the page you’ll see a place to enter your name, email, travel plans and Pinterest Board URL. Once you’ve added your info and your board, just click the “Send Your Board Now” button and voila! You’re entered.

The contest is very easy to enter, especially if you’re already a Pinterest user, but even if you’re not you can easily join Pinterest and create a board within 15 minutes… not bad for a $250 hotel gift card right?!

Pinterest is an excellent tool for trip planning, we have 22 of our own boards, and many group boards that we are a part of. Get planning your trip on Pinterest and win 🙂

Note: If you’d like more information on how to create boards on Pinterest, click here.

The Judging

Yes, there are judges to this contest! To better your chance of winning the gift card, you’ll want to make sure that your board has a consistent theme (ie: a specific destination), and includes a variety of pins like landscapes, food, people etc.

While it is vital that at least 3 pins come from the TM HCC – MIS Group website or blog, the other pins should be from a variety of sources. Get creative! Surf around the web and find some of your favourite articles about your dream holiday destination and pin them to your board.

You should also make sure that your board is aesthetically pleasing. The judges will be looking over each board and they will award points for beautiful imagery. Make your board as sexy as possible to maximize your chance of winning!

And lastly, the judges will be looking at the size of your board and audience. Make sure you share your board with your friends and family. Get people talking about your board and get everyone excited about your amazing holiday dream.

To help you get started, check out this sample board that features a dream vacation touring European Christmas markets!


When will the judging take place?

The TM HCC – MIS Group judges will definitely be busy but they are up to the task. There will be four judging days. On each judging day, they will evaluate all entries that have been submitted up to that date.

This means if you submit your board on the first day of the contest, but don’t win on the first judging day, you still have a shot to win on the next three judging days, but you can still only win once.

Here are the days they’ll be judging contest entries:

  • December 5th
  • December 12th
  • December 19th
  • December 22nd

The winners will be notified via email so make sure you keep checking your inbox (and your junk mail just in case) so that you know if you won or not.

That’s it! It’s a pretty easy contest to enter and the payout is awesome. Four chances to win $250 in gift cards. Those can go a pretty long way during the holiday season!

If you have any questions about the contest, how to enter or how it will be judged, please feel free to Contact Us and we’ll help as best we can.

May the best board win…

Disclaimer: Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase through them, we receive a small commission. This will never cost you extra and in many cases you receive a special discount. We appreciate your support!

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Dariece Swift

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Dariece is a co-founder of Goats On The Road, and an expert in saving money, finance management, building an online business and of course… travel. She loves meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and learning about the unique cultures of our world. She has over 10 years of experience helping others to realize their travel dreams and has worked in numerous jobs all over the world to help pay for travel. Her advice about long-term travel, remote work, and location independence has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider and Forbes.

Learn more about Dariece Swift on the Goats On The Road About Us Page.

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