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Blogger Contest: Scenic CruiseThis past summer I went on a spectacular river cruise along the Danube with Scenic Cruises. I always thought river cruising was for old people but now I know just how wrong I was. I had an amazing time starting out in Budapest and ended up in Regensburg, near Munich. I visited four countries along the way: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. I could have added one more, Czech Republic, if I had chosen a different excursion. What’s amazing about Scenic Cruises is that all of their excursions are INCLUDED for all passengers. Oh, and did I mention that they have electric bikes? No other river cruise company offers this and it makes a huge difference going up hills. Here’s my story about my river cruise with Scenic Cruises.

As you can see from the photos, I had an amazing time. Now, guess what? Scenic Cruises has teamed up with Hundredbacklinks.com to offer an eight-day European River Cruise for two as the prize for a blogger contest!

How to enter:
To enter to win, all you have to do is write a 500-word blog post (please don’t exceed the word limit) in English on 5 Reasons to Take a River Cruise with Scenic Cruises. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been before or not.

Enter in three easy steps:
-Write a 500-word blog post entitled ‘5 Reasons to Take a River Cruise with Scenic Cruises’ (blog post can be fewer than 500 words but not more)
-Publish your post on your blog
-Tweet your post, using the hashtag #MyScenicCruise and Cc @Hundredbacklinks and @ScenicCruisesUS. Then email your entry to hundredbacklinks.info.
-Entries will be judged on creativity, ability to inspire interest in Scenic Cruises and clarity of writing.

Fine print:

  • Entries must be received by midnight October 30, 2013 PDST with the winner to be notified within seven business days.
  • Travel must commence by September 24, 2014.
  • Contest is open to U.S.residents only.
  • Winning blogger agrees to write a minimum of two posts for their own blog about their Scenic Cruise, additional social media posts such as Twitter, Instagram, etc. Details to be confirmed once a winner is selected.
  • Runner-up gets a $500 in Visa gift certificates.

Here are ALL of the official rules.

Ready to enter? Get writing and good luck!

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23 Comments On "Blogger Contest: Win a European Scenic Cruise for Two"
    1. Angus Nigel Blunderbuss|

      Here’s the thing – there are many of us (of a certain age) who either do not participate in nor have any interest in many of the social media sites that have sprung up in the past few years. We use e-mail to communicate with others and cell phones to actually make phone calls. Full stop. We have no interest in letting people know at what time we used the toilet and the name of our new baby goat. Hence, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
      serve no purpose in our lives. I have been to 137 countries and find my experiences rewarding enough on their face. I am happy to send people postcards or e-mails about my travels, but eschew the notion that everyone has to have all sorts of social media accounts. If you have contests, perhaps you might consider allowing people to enter them via e-mail, rather than blocking out a significant portion of your readership by requiring them to use other means of communication. Thanks.

      1. Hundredbacklinks
        Hundredbacklinks|

        Hi Angus,

        I see where you are coming from but social media is a very powerful tool for marketing. That’s how I’m able to talk these companies into offering such incredible prizes.

      2. Mike T|

        Angus: The problem is that sponsors want engagement, and the social media tools provide that capability for anyone. Bogging can, quite literally, be conducted via email. Even that, however, is not enough for most sponsors. You need to curate a community, and in order to do that, you need to reach folks via multiple channels.

  1. Juliann|

    Wow! Sounds awesome! I’ll have to start drafting something to enter.

  2. Nancy Reid|

    Oh boy, this is one day I wish I had a blog! I’m an old person who has a river cruise on my
    bucket list! LOL I’m going to share this with @alywalansky If she wins maybe she will take me!

  3. Thomas Barrett|

    Wow. Looks like it’s open worldwide!

    1. Hundredbacklinks
      Hundredbacklinks|

      It’s only open to U.S. Residents

  4. BlondeBrunetteTravel|

    This has been floating around in my mind with an exclamation point since we spoke at TBEX. My sister has reminded me approximately 1,457 times (but who’s counting) to enter so better get to work on my entry. Oh dear – went over 500 words in mere enthusiasm!

  5. BlondeBrunetteTravel|

    Writing our entry for this contest was an excellent way to continue to avoid unpacking all of the boxes from my recent move! It was great to see you and Natalie at TBEX John and I’m working on convincing my sister to go to Malaysia and get burned with cigars to get rid of her asthma! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

    1. Hundredbacklinks
      Hundredbacklinks|

      ;-) Great to see you too and good luck!

  6. Roni Faida (@RoniFaida)|

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! I’ve got my thinking cap on…

  7. TieiraRyder|

    Hmmm just may do this sounds fun! Will have something up by the 30th!

  8. Rachel Blackney|

    I would love to do this! But it seems that airfare is not included so that makes it tough. I love this idea though.

    1. Hundredbacklinks
      Hundredbacklinks|

      Airfare is not included

  9. Pointsandtravel|

    I hope I won! http://www.pointsandtravel.com/5-reasons-take-river-cruise-scenic-cruises/

    1. Hundredbacklinks
      Hundredbacklinks|

      Competition ends Oct 30!

  10. Jane Schwalm|

    I’ve already written and published about scenic river cruising on my blog. Can I just link it to you or do I need to do another one? http://airlandandsea.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/river-cruising/

    1. Hundredbacklinks
      Hundredbacklinks|

      Good question. To play it safe just create another post with five reasons and then tweet it.

  11. bitt|

    hi..drop by here…came from Malaysia…
    wow awesome contest…

  12. BlondeBrunetteTravel|

    When will you announce the winner (she asked anxiously yet hopefully)?

    1. Hundredbacklinks
      Hundredbacklinks|

      Monday!

      1. Diana|

        Did I miss the announcement? Who are the lucky people?

        1. Hundredbacklinks
          Hundredbacklinks|
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