As I pack my bags for Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry and Punjab for the next couple of weeks, I am delighted to announce that it is (almost) raining contests on The Shooting Star! This time, it’s thanks to the kind folks at CupONation, an online retail website that offers discounts and deals for a whole range of products, including Make My Trip, Clear Trip, Expedia and Yatra in the travel category.
What do you win?
A few weeks ago, I asked you through a Facebook poll, what you would most like to win – and those of you that did vote, picked a Flipkart voucher worth INR 8,000 as your top choice. And that’s exactly what you’re winning this month!
Awesome things you could buy with an INR 8,000 Flipkart voucher:
- A Sony Cybershot camera (of which I’m a proud owner)
- A Wildcraft backpack for your next trip
- A non-iPhone smart phone
- A whole bunch of books and travel goodies
How do you win?
- In 300-500 words on your own blog, introduce us to a travel experience that took you completely out of your comfort zone.
- At the end of your post, include the following to declare your contest entry:
- Please leave a link to your blog post in the comments section of this post, so we have all the entries in one place.
The winner will be judged by me and the folks at Cuponation, based on how creative and inspirational your entry is.
The more you share this contest on your social networks and help me spread the word, the more leverage I get to source more of such awesome prizes for you!
Dates to Note:
The last date to enter the contest is 4th March, 2013 Sunday, 10th March 2013. The contest will close by midnight. THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Winners will be announced through my blog. The best way to stay posted on whether you’ve won is to subscribe to my email updates (on the top right corner of the blog). The winner must contact me by email within a week of the announcement to receive the victory voucher.
So go on, put on your thinking hats, and start writing your way to victory! Good luck!
Full disclosure: Cuponation will sponsor a Flipkart voucher for me in exchange for running this contest on my blog.
UPDATE: 8th April, 2013
Contest Winner Announcement: From losing your way to a monastery in Arunachal Pradesh to skydiving in Mexico, from paragliding to discovering the boundaries of your own state, your entries for this contest have taken me out of my comfort zone; it’s been quite a task picking a single winner for this contest! And so, I have picked two, not one winner. Mini drumroll please…
Dev, whose impromptu adventure took him to the last railway station of India before Pakistan. Read his entry here.
Yash, who lost his way riding his bike in Ladakh, without connectivity or directions. Read his entry here.
Dev and Yash win a Flipkart voucher worth INR 4,000 each!
There were some posts that I wish we had additional prizes for. All I can offer this time is a special mention though, to:
Audrin, who had a close encounter with the Indian military in Tripura. Read his entry here.
Anisha, who fought her fear of heights and touched the sky, literally. Read her entry here.
Luxdeluxtravel, who lost his way to a monastery in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh. Read his entry here.
Surya, who navigated the ocean without knowing how to swim, and despite being over age 65! Read his entry here.