Jet Set Away, Thanks To Social Media

tail-jetblueBy far, one of my favorite things about social media is the amount of free things you can get.  For example, over the summer, I was tweeting back and forth with FOX Chicago news anchor Nancy Loo.  She had mentioned that one of her co-anchors had never had popcorn from Garrett Popcorn, a famous Chicago popcorn eatery.  I had mentioned that I had never had it either and within a matter of minutes I received a Twitter response from Garrett Popcorn inviting me to one of their many stores to try some of their popcorn.  Needless to say, I eventually made my way to one of their shops for some delicious free popcorn.  Ahh, the power of Twitter.

I’ve told you about a few social media contests in the past few months.  Back in October, I shared a contest with you where the Colorado tourism board decided to offer a trip to Colorado for people who had never seen snow in the Snow at First Sight contest.  While an official winner has yet to be determined, the contest is designed around social media.  Users were asked to create a video and promote their video and the contest through Facebook & Twitter.  28 people are currently competing for the trip.  Voting is currently taking place and will soon close as 10 semi-finalist are chosen for a chance to win a dream trip and share their experience through social media. 

Now another social media contest could have you jetting away on JetBlue.  JetBlue is using its social media sites to give away a number of trips and prizes.  Currently, the company has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter, which was recently rated number 9 in the Twitter 12.  However, the company wants to focus on gaining fans on Facebook.  Surprisingly, the company only has just reached 65,000 fans. 

The All-You-Can-Jet Fan Sweepstakes, which continues through January 2010, could help you win either free round-trip tickets, a vacation for you and three friends for five days, four nights, or the grand prize of unlimited free travel on JetBlue for a year.  I can deal with that!  FREE! UNLIMITED!  I’d be gone every weekend!

It’s very simple to get your name in the drawing.  All you need to do is become a fan of JetBlue and submit a ballot through the JetBlue Sweeps Page. You can also submit your name daily for more chances to win along with additional prizes.

The best part is that JetBlue said for every 250,000 fans, they’ll give away another grand prize of free unlimited flight for a year.  So if all JetBlue’s Twitter fan base also add them on Facebook that’s a minimum 7 unlimited trip giveaways!  This is definitely a simple contest to enter and win!  Happy Flying!

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