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gtrot spring raffle winners!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Announcing the winners of the 2011 gtrot Spring Raffle!

Amelia in Tel Aviv with the most delicious falafel she's ever had!

Meet Amelia, the gtrot Free Flights for a Year Grand Prize Winner!

gtrot: Congratulations Amelia, by inviting your friends to join you on gtrot you won 4 roundtrip flights!


gtrot: Yes! Where do you want to go next?

Amelia: “Offhand, I’m thinking possibly to Nairobi, because (as my extensive research has shown) thats the best way to get to Mt. Kilimanjaro.  But I might just spin a globe and let fate decide.”

gtrot: Thanks for using and happy travels!

Congratulations to the 5 $100 Groupon Bucks winners (pictured below) and the 20 winners of the Let’s Go Travel Guides who chose great destination books like Europe 2011, Roadtripping and exploring Thailand.






Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring raffle.Stay tuned to our Facebook Page and Twitter account for more travel sharing updates, options for travel deals and future promotions!

gtrot giveaway: Win free flights for a year!

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Are you looking to get away this spring? Whether you’re escaping to the slopes, sunshine or just to South by Southwest - we want you to share it on gtrot. To sweeten the deal, you could win free flights for a year!

How do you enter? Invite your friends to join gtrot. The more friends who join, the more chances you have to win! You’ll also be entered to win one of 5 $100 Groupon Bucks prizes or one of 20 Let’s Go Travel Guides. So what are you waiting for? Share you trip on gtrot and invite your friends to join you!

Drawing will take place March 10th, 2011 so start spreading the word today!

gtrot promotion

Promotion details:
1) No purchase necessary. Entries are based on how many new Facebook friends join gtrot between February 16th and March 9th. Friends are identified by registered users you are connected to on Facebook that also join gtrot. Entrants will receive a weekly email, until the end of the promotion, identifying the number of their eligible entries.
2) Drawing will take place March 9th, 2011. Winners will be notified via email. If they do not claim their prize within 30 days they will forfeit their prize and an alternate will be selected. Winners names will be announced on The Trot Blog.
3) Free flights for a year includes 4 roundtrip flights. Limit $300 per roundtrip flight.

Win a Trip to Antarctica

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to go to Antarctica? What, are you crazy? Of course not! Now we have a chance for you to go for free!

Win a trip to Antarctica with Julie Scardina! All you have to do is share why you’re passionate about the environment in 300 words or less- that’s not even a full page of writing that could win you a $45,000 trip! Talk about a payday!

So what are you waiting for? Apply for the trip of a lifetime! Learn more about how to enter on Julie’s website. Then make sure to share it with us on facebook or twitter so we can send some gtrot Travel love your way!

Win a Trip to Los Angeles from DIWYY & 3FLoz

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

DIWYY- A Girl’s Guide to Travel, Studying, Working, and Volunteering Abroad is hosting a great contest with 3Floz. Design your favorite travel essentials- all at the carry-on friendly size of 3FLoz- share it online and enter to win a trip to Los Angeles! Hurry, submission deadline is August 24th.

How do you enter?

1) Check out the awesome product lines sold at – whether you are headed out on a vacation, want to spice up the beauty products in your gym bag or just like trying new products, is your single source for shopping!

2) Create your ideal product kit with at least three items in it that are carried by and a kit name. If you need some help getting the creative juices flowing, check out the existing kits sold by

3) Enter by completing the form on DIWYY.

4) The top five submissions, as chosen by the DIWYY and staff, will advance to the voting round (August 24-31, 2010) where a grand prize winner and runners-up will be determined.

Enter to win? Share it with us in the comments, on facebook or twitter. Check out how we’re making travel easier by signing up for our free application.

Eat, Pray, Travel for Free!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love yet? The billboards of Julia Roberts eating gelato in the beauty of Italy may be enough to get your travel itch. You might be able to save your $12.50 ticket money to experience the trip for yourself. STA Travel is giving away a free travel package to experience Italy, India and Bali just like the movie. So what are you waiting for? Enter to win your Eat Pray Love adventure today!

Where would you go if you won $25,000? Leave a note in the comments or let us know on facebook or twitter. Don’t forget to keep sharing your travel plans on Gtrot!