USA Today Travel Stay and Play Sweepstakes

Enter the USA Today Travel Stay and Play Sweepstakes (link removed as contest is closed) and you can win a $5,000 Visa or AMEX gift card to spend on the trip of your choice.

Where will you go if you win?

How about relaxing on a beach in Kauai or eating your way through Paris?


I might opt for a week of theater going in London with a few days walking the Cotswolds before returning home.

Hidcote Manor Gardens The Cotswolds
Hidcote Manor Gardens The Cotswolds

Then again, I would love to stay at each of the historical National Park Lodges in the US.

Use the comment section to share with our readers what you would do if you had $5,000 to spend on travel.

Official Rules
This sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years or older at the time of entry.

The Sweepstakes is open for entry as of 11:59 a.m. (E.T.) on February 2, 2015 and will end at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.) on March 30, 2015.

You may enter daily online. You can also receive up to five (5) bonus entries: one bonus entry for each Facebook friend who enters the Sweepstakes by using the link the provided by you.

The winner will be selected on or about March 4, 2015.

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at

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