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Published: 30/01/2014 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Apparently the end of January and February are ripe with social media promotions.  Here are a few I’ve found interesting. 

jetBlue is offering a Valentines Day trip for two to Savannah, GA or Hilton Head Island, SC.  Here’s the Facebook marketing text and it’s getting some clever responses,

“Roses are red. Our jets are blue. Send us your pic. Win a trip for two!

Post a photo of you and your loved one to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #SAValentine by 2/7/14 and you could win a romantic getaway to Savannah, GA or Hilton Head Island, SC.”

And the pictures are coming.  Head to Twitter and search #SAValentine and lots of folks have put up photos and clever responses.  Here’s the official website if you want to get in on the game. 

Qatar Airways is also offering a February promotion called #Destigram.  I am guessing this is a combination of Destination and Instagram.  And I guess it works for me.  The contest features Qatar’s eight new destinations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Edinburgh, Scotland;  Larnaca, Cyprus; Miami, Florida; Dubae, UAE; Sharjah, UAE, Sabiha (Istanbul), Turkey; and Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. 

It too is easy and works like this.  1. Follow Qatar Airways on Instagram. 2. Share an Instagram photo from one of the places on their link, a 3 letter hashtag (aka #MIA for Miami, USA) and #Destigram and 3. Win one of 10 prizes.  Prizes include Business and Economy Class tickets, and a share of 1,600,000 Qmiles that can be used across oneworld alliance airlines, which is pretty impressive. 

Here’s the official site for #Destigram Contest Tips to make sure your photo is in the running. 

Up to this point in time, I’ve left Instagram as a social media platform for my teenage daughter.  However, this promotion may just make me think again about setting up an account. 

United wants to know if you’ve found love on a United flight?  Enter their contest by February 5th for a chance to fly away with your sweetheart. 

It’s easy they say.  And the pay off is great – two United BusinessFirst tickets anywhere United Airlines flies.   Got a United love story, just enter here and you could win.   

Loews New Orleans Hotel is wrapping up a 10 days of giveaways sweepstakes celebrating 10 years in New Orleans.  The last day is January 31, 2014 so you may still have an opportunity to win.  Enter on Facebook through this link.

Loews Madison Hotel in Washington DC also has done a promotion for 20% for their social media fans.  Here’s how they billed it, “SHHHhhh.... Only our savvy social media fans know about this exclusive offer, so reward yourself with our Social Secret Deal on weekend stays — NOW through FEBRUARY 28.

Follow Loews Madison Hotel on Facebook and you too can get the deal.  The most recent posting was January 17, 2014. 

If you know you’re heading to a destination, it’s probably worth checking out social media before you get there.  Who knows, you just might get a better rate  or win tickets to a destination of your dreams. 

By Elizabeth Atkinson

 

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