Blog-beg for a free vacation

Do you like free stuff? Well, if you’re not a newlywed, there are still plenty of ways to score a trip on someone else’s dime. They guys over at HomeAway have set aside $5,000 in prizes at some top-shelf vacation rental destinations. If that doesn’t sound like a lot of cash, consider how much blogging I’d have to do to hit that (hint: a lot). And, the worst part is that all you have to do is what I do!

Just slam out a blog post; you can do it by photo, video or the old fashioned written word. It should explain why you are so deserving of a week of absolute bliss while the rest of us have to suffer. Tie your sentiment to one of HomeAway’s properties. Use the site for inspiration if you must.

There’s a catch. There’s always a catch. The contest ends today at 11:59 PM CST. That’s when the voting begins. You thought rational people would determine your fate? How foolish …

Remember: losing this contest gets you nothing except really cool trip ideas.