I've officially been running this blog for 10 years!
What all began as a hobby with zero readers back when I was working at a newspaper in 2010 has now blossomed into a successful website that has reached more than 10 million people all around the globe.
I could not have possibly turned a little hobby blog into a full-blown career without some amazing readers helping me along the way. So now it's time to say thank you.
In celebration of my 10-year blogging anniversary, I'm going to be running a giveaway series over the course of 5 weeks, giving away some of my favorite travel gear and goodies. Entering is absolutely free, and I hope you get as excited about this as I am!
The ADB 10-Year Anniversary Giveaway Series
I'll be giving away different prizes over the course of 5 weeks. The schedule is as follows.
- Week 1: Entries open from 12 p.m. EDT April 30, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 6, 2020; winner chosen at noon Friday, May 8, 2020.
- Week 2: Entries open from 12 p.m. EDT May 7, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 13, 2020; winner chosen at noon Friday, May 15, 2020.
- Week 3: Entries open from 12 p.m. EDT May 14, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 20, 2020; winner chosen at noon Friday, May 22, 2020.
- Week 4: Entries open from 12 p.m. EDT May 21, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 27, 2020; winner chosen at noon Friday, May 29, 2020.
- Week 5: Entries open from 12 p.m. EDT May 28, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT June 3, 2020; winner chosen at noon Friday, June 5, 2020.
Winners will be notified each Friday during the giveaway period.
What can I win?
I'll be giving away prizes over the course of 5 weeks. The things you can win include:
- My favorite travel gear like backpacks and apparel
- Gift cards to one of my favorite travel companies
- A big-ticket tech gadget that I think you'll love!
Scroll down to each week below to learn more about the exact prizes.
For a preview of what you can win, check out this Facebook video.
How do I enter?
You only need to fill in your name and email address in order to be entered to win. BUT, each week you'll also have the opportunity to earn additional entries by doing a “scavenger hunt” around this site. There will be questions to answer about A Dangerous Business and my travels; the more you answer correctly, the more entries you earn for that week's giveaway.
Who can enter?
Some prizes can only be shipped to US addresses. Please check each week to see where the giveaway applies. (Don't worry – there are a few prizes that will be open to worldwide entries!)
How are winners chosen?
Winners will be chosen randomly around noon each Friday during the giveaway period. Winners will be alerted by email that same day.
The prize: 2 winners won hidden pocket travel scarves from Speakeasy Travel Supply.
I now have 5 of these great infinity scarves in my closet. Not only are they cute, but they're also extra functional, with a hidden zippered pocket that's large enough to fit a passport and money. Check out these scarves here.
How to enter to win: Entries for this giveaway have now closed.
The winners: Winners this week were Rose F and Emily W.
*Note: This week's giveaway is sponsored by Speakeasy Travel Supply, who are donating 2 scarves.
The prize: One winner will win one of my favorite theft-proof backpacks from Pacsafe!
This week, one winner can choose between a Pacsafe Venturesafe 15L GII Anti-Theft Daypack and a Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Convertible Backpack.
I travel frequently with both of these backpacks, and think they are both excellent travel bags! One is a more traditional backpack with space for a laptop, while the other is a smaller bag that can convert from a backpack into a cross-body purse. Both have theft-proof features like slash-proof material and lockable zippers.
How to enter to win: Entries for this giveaway are now closed.
The winner: This week's winner was Kathleen W.
The prize: This week, one winner will take home a pair of SUAVS shoes, my new favorite lightweight shoes that are perfect for travel.
I was introduced to SUAVS back in 2018, and immediately fell in love with the shoes made by this US-based, women-run company. The shoes are lightweight, breathable, and infinitely packable. The uppers are made from recycled water bottles, and both the shoes and the inserts are machine washable.
I own 3 pairs of the Zilker knits (in pink, gray, and white), and have worn these shoes in all sorts of places, from the desert in Morocco to the beach in Puerto Rico. SUAVS makes shoes for both women and men, too – Elliot has a pair that he also loves.
How to enter to win: Entries for this giveaway are now closed.
The winner: This week's winner was Randi H.
*Note: This week's giveaway is sponsored by SUAVS, who are donating a pair of shoes.
The prize: Two winners this week will receive $100 gift certificates for Urban Adventures, a tour operator that specializes in local day tours all around the world.
Operating in more than 150 cities in 60+ countries around the world, Urban Adventures offers unique and culturally-immersive day tours and trips. A sister company of Intrepid Travel, Urban Adventures hires local guides, focuses on small groups, and has a commitment to responsible travel that I love. I've been on many Urban Adventures tours in several countries around the world, from Turkey to Vietnam to Lithuania.
And don't worry – gift cards are valid for more than a year, meaning you can use yours later once it's safe to travel again.
How to enter to win: Fill out this Google Quiz. Your name and email are the only things required to enter, but you can earn one extra entry for each scavenger hunt question that you answer correctly. This week, you can earn a total of 5 entries.
Who can enter: This giveaway is open worldwide to anyone age 18 and older.
The entry period: Entries are open from 12 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 21, 2020, and close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The winner will be chosen at noon on Friday, May 29, 2020.
Enter the Week 4 giveaway!
Click the button to take this week's quiz.
The prize: In the last week of the giveaway, someone will win a GoPro Hero 8 action camera!
Check back for more details on May 28!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The ADB 10-Year Anniversary Giveaway Series (\”Sweepstakes\”) begins on April 30, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and ends on June 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (the \”Promotion Period\”). Individual giveaways will take place weekly, with entry periods running from 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays through 11:59 p.m. on the following Wednesday.
The Promotion Period each week is as follows:
- Week 1: 12 p.m. EDT April 30, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 6, 2020
- Week 2: 12 p.m. EDT May 7, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 13, 2020
- Week 3: 12 p.m. EDT May 14, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 20, 2020
- Week 4: 12 p.m. EDT May 21, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT May 27, 2020
- Week 5: 12 p.m. EDT May 28, 2020 – 11:59 p.m. EDT June 3, 2020
The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Round Door Media, LLC (“Sponsor”), with co-sponsors for individual prizes that include Speakeasy Travel Supply Co. and SUAVS. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at email@example.com during the Promotion Period.
2. ELIGIBILITY: The giveaways of Speakeasy Travel Supply Scarves and SUAVS Shoes are open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older (the \”Entrant\”). The giveaways of a Pacsafe Backpack, GoPro, and Urban Adventures Gift Card are open to Entrants worldwide who are at least 18 years of age. Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \”Promotion Entities\”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Week 1 Prize: Two (2) winners will receive one (1) Hidden Pocket Travel Scarf from Speakeasy Travel Supply Co. (approximate retail value, or ARV: $50).
Week 2 Prize: One (1) winner will receive one (1) Pacsafe Backpack. Winner will be able to choose between a Pacsafe Venturesafe 15L GII Anti-Theft Daypack (approximate retail value: $100 USD) and a Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Convertible Backpack (approximate retail value: $100 USD).
Week 3 Prize: One (1) winner will receive one (1) pair of SUAVS shoes (approximate retail value: $95-$110).
Week 4 Prize: Two (2) winners will receive one (1) Travel Gift Card from Urban Adventures (approximate retail value: $100).
Week 5 Prize: One (1) winner will receive one (1) GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera (approximate retail value: $400).
Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
This Sweepstakes is open as follows:
- Week 1 Hidden Pocket Travel Scarf from Speakeasy Travel Supply Co. is open to legal residents of the United States.
- Week 2 Pacsafe Backpack is open to Entrants worldwide.
- Week 3 SUAVS Shoes is open to legal residents of the United States.
- Week 4 Urban Adventures gift card is open worldwide.
- Week 5 GoPro is open worldwide.
Prizes will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
4. HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form, which can be found on the following website at https://www.dangerous-business.com/10-year-anniversary-giveaway.
An email address is required for entry, and Entrant can earn additional Entries each week by answering questions about A Dangerous Business Travel Blog. Each correct answer will earn one additional entry.
There will be a new entry form each week, posted at the above URL. Entrants may enter once per week.
Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
5. WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted each Friday afternoon around 12 p.m. EDT during Promotion Period (May 8 for Week 1, May 15 for Week 2, May 22 for Week 3, May 29 for Week 4, and June 5 for Week 5) by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately one hour after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 7 days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.
Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \”the Prize Claim Documents\”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.
9. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Round Door Media, LLC cc: ADB 10-Year Anniversary Giveaway Series at 1905 Ridge Meadow Court, Twinsburg, OH 44087. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than one month after the Promotion Period has ended. For accessing a Winner List online, visit https://www.dangerous-business.com/10-year-anniversary-giveaway. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.
10. SPONSOR: Round Door Media, LLC, 1905 Ridge Meadow Court, Twinsburg, OH 44087, firstname.lastname@example.org