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You Can Help the Hardest-Working Person You Know Win a Free Tahiti Vacation
You know that person.
The one who doesn’t seem to have an off switch.
The one who labors on day after day, week after week. You don’t know how they do it, but they somehow do.
Maybe it’s your mom or your husband. Maybe it’s your best friend. Could it be you?
If this sounds familiar, then you might know the perfect candidate for United’s Time Off in Tahiti Contest.
United Airlines will send the “hardest working person in America” to Tahiti for free.
It doesn’t matter if they work three jobs, are a stay-at-home parent or haven’t taken a vacation in years — they’re all eligible to win.
What’s Included on the Dream Tahiti Vacation
The grand prize package is valued at $21,235. The winner and a guest will be treated to a weeklong vacation that includes:
Flight: A roundtrip flight from your hometown to San Francisco, and then a business class flight from San Francisco to Papeete, Tahiti.
Transportation: All transportation between islands and to local sights.
Excursion: You’ll have a choice of excursions in Tahiti and Moorea.
Spending Money: The winner will receive a $2,000 prepaid card to be used on meals and other personal expenses during the trip.
Looks like the only finger you’ll lift will be on your silverware.
How to Enter United’s Time Off in Tahiti Contest
You can enter yourself or nominate that hardworking person in your life who won’t even take a vacation, let alone enter the contest. That person can bring a guest, too.
To enter, fill out a basic submission form with personal information like email and phone number. But that’s not all.
All entries must include a 300-word description of why you or the nominee deserves the trip to Tahiti.
This is an opportunity to distinguish why this person is the hardest-working and briefly tell their story and why they need time off.
Entries will be judged on compelling story (50%), relevance to the theme (25%) and originality (25%).
You can also include a photo, but it’s optional and the rules say it will not be factored into judging.
Cross your fingers and submit to win a Tahiti vacation!
The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Sept. 25, 2018.
All entrants must be legal residents of the United States and at least 18 years old — 19 or older if the applicant lives in Alabama or Nebraska.
There’s only one entry per nominator/email address, so choose wisely — although a person can be nominated more than once as long as it is by a different nominator.
Winners will be notified on or about Oct. 15.
In case you’re wondering, United is offering the promotion to help publicize its new nonstop service between San Francisco and Papeete that starts Oct. 30.
If you don’t win, you should probably take some time off anyway or coerce your nominee, because in 2017, there were 705 million unused vacation days, according to Project: Time Off..
To that, I say: Take a load off, Fanny.
Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She will not be offended if you decide to nominate her.