AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1, 2014 — HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals with more than one million listings in 190 countries, today announced its first-ever HomeAway for the Holidays sweepstakes, featuring 12 days of prizes and holiday cheer. Six winners will receive a vacation package from HomeAway and its partners, with the combined value of the offerings totaling over $56,000.
Contestants are eligible to win one of six vacation packages in destinations such as Beaver Creek, Colo. and Kehena Beach, Hawaii. The packages provide a fun and hassle-free vacation experience, with each winner receiving a voucher for dog-sitting services from DogVacay to provide the best care for winners’ four-legged friends while their owners are away. In addition, the packages contain extras such as $2,000 airfare vouchers from travel-booking site Hipmunk or $500 vouchers from activity booking site Peek.com to ensure that each vacation experience is seamless.
“Staying in a vacation rental is the best way to experience a new destination with family and friends,” says Mariano Dima, HomeAway’s Chief Marketing Officer. “They provide more space and privacy to connect with loved ones, extending quality time together beyond the holiday season. We’re excited to help families and friends create cherished memories together with this giveaway.”
Vacation rentals offer twice the space at half the cost of a hotel room, and come with a host of budget-friendly amenities. Kitchens make it easy to prepare food rather than eating out every meal, while access to washers and dryers allow families to pack less and avoid paying hefty bag-check fees. Many feature added perks, including private pools, hot tubs and game rooms.
How to enter
Contestants may visit the sweepstakes microsites between Dec. 1 and Dec. 12, 2014 to enter to win one of six vacation rental packages. The entry period for each vacation package will last for a total of 48 hours, starting on Dec. 1.
December 1-2: Rum Point, Grand Cayman
Seven-night stay courtesy of Evolve Vacation Rental Network; $2,000 airfare voucher from Hipmunk.com; $320 voucher from DogVacay.com and a RumYum Cakes cake tower.
December 3-4: Kehena Beach, Hawaii
Three-night stay courtesy of Kehena Beach Oceanfront Vacation Rentals LLC; $2,000 airfare voucher from Hipmunk.com; $500 voucher from Peek.com and $160 voucher from DogVacay.com
December 5-6: Orlando, Florida
Three-night stay courtesy of Orlando Fun Rentals; $2,000 airfare voucher from Hipmunk.com; $500 voucher from Peek.com and $160 voucher from DogVacay.com
December 7-8: Beaver Creek, Colorado
Three-night stay courtesy of Mountain Management Group; $2,000 airfare voucher from Hipmunk.com; $500 voucher from Peek.com and $160 voucher from DogVacay.com
December 9-10: Watersound, Florida
Three-night stay courtesy of 360 Blue; $500 dolphin tour and fishing excursion package from TripShock.com and $160 voucher from DogVacay.com
December 11-12: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Five-night stay courtesy of CaboVillas.com; $500 voucher from Peek.com and $250 voucher from DogVacay.com
For the full sweepstakes terms and conditions, please visit the official sweepstakes rules page.
HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over one million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. The Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also majority owned by HomeAway.
HomeAway also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com.
PR Specialist, HomeAway, Inc.