Here's how it works: Starting Tuesday, April 23, MTA MetroCard vending machines in participating stations around the city will be stocked with 250,000 refillable Hawaii-branded MetroCards, and every card will feature a special code on the back. For a chance to win the trip, you just have to buy one, visit Hawaii.nyc, enter said code, and fill out a brief registration, and you'll automatically be entered.
Winners will get to choose one of four different 7-day/6-night trips for two to either Kauai, Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii, all of which include roundtrip airfare, accommodations, a weeklong car rental, and a $1,500 gift card for spending money.
The special MetroCards won't be available everywhere, but here's a list of the subway stations where the vending machines should be stocked:
- 72nd and Amsterdam
- 86th and Lexington
- 59th and Columbus
- 23rd and 8th
- 14th and Union Square
- Broadway & Lafayette at Houston
- Fulton Street
- Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr
A drawing will be held in early May, and the winner will be notified on or around May 8.
However, even if you don't win the big prize, there is hope still. Flights to the Aloha state, while certainly not free, are cheaper than ever.