From hitchhiking to spending air miles, myriad ways to save money while you travel exist -- and, if you’re really clever, maybe even a way to score a free vacation. But if you’re looking for a guaranteed free trip, here's one of the easiest ways yet: just take a selfie.
As part of a new contest, booking site CheapTickets.com is giving away six FREE trips to entrants with the best travel-selfie game.
To win, all you have to do is enter here through Facebook or Instagram, and upload your old or new "trelfie" (what they’re calling travel selfies *shudder*) to the site’s interactive world map; you can post your submission under five categories: adventure; beach/pool; clubbing; group; and road trip. Then, post your selfie on social media and get your friends/followers to vote for yours.
A panel of judges will select one grand prize winner, who will win five round-trip flight vouchers worth $1,650, as well as $1,000 to spend on any hotel bookings through CheapTickets.com. The sponsor will determine which airlines you'll be able to fly with, FYI. Pro tip: bonus points go to photos that demonstrate originality and promote budget travel. So selfies taken at a street food cart? Totally legit.