July 11, 2006

Win a New Jeep Compass SUV or GPSMap 60Cx - 2006 Geocaching Contest


So, the Jeep Geocaching Contest is back for 2006 and you can win a new Jeep Compass in the process. The Jeep compass is the new Compact SUV coming from Jeep this fall. Right now, the contest is in the pre-launch stages as they distribute all those little Jeep Travel Bugs. If you want to get one sent to you so that you can drop it in a local cache to help with the contest set-up, visit the Jeep Geocaching site listed below.

Starting August 1st, the contest will run with 5,500 Jeep Travel bugs nationwide each with a unique tracking number on it. There will be some directions on the travel bug and at the Jeep Geocaching site to tell you what to do and how to win. Like last year, the contest will ask you to take photos and submit them for judging to Geocaching. Garmin is the official sponsor/GPS of Geocaching. Weekly winners of the photo contest will win a new Garmin GPSMap 60Cx . There will be one overall winner who gets the Jeep Compass.

ReadMore at Jeep Geocaching

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July 10, 2006

Magellan RoadMate 3000T Giveaway - Are you Lovin' it?


In a sure sign that GPS’s have gone mainstream, McDonalds is now giving away Magellan RoadMate 3000T GPS’s in their Pirates of the Caribbean promotion/contest. You can also win a Volvo convertible, and a few other Pirates of the Caribbean type prizes (i.e. DVD’s and such). So, you can get your entry codes on Big Macs, Large Fries or Large soft drinks, go to the website, and see if you won. You can also get entry codes without buying their stuff. “You will be required to provide your email address in order to obtain either one Code or one Instant Win Code and one Late Night Bonus Code by email.” You can go to their website for registration and ways to get your code sent to your email. So go win that GPS (or car….) They are giving away 28 cars in 28 days. Are you lovin’ it matey?

ReadMore at McDonalds

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July 3, 2006

Another Week another Winner - $25,000


Another week and another $25,000 given away to the first place finisher Michael S from Alpharetta, GA in the Up Your Budget contest. This past week took people on a road trip to the North East to some great weird locations including the world’s largest Globe, named Eartha, in the Delorme headquarters. If you have been to Yarmouth Maine, you have probably seen it rotating inside its glass enclosure. Visit the Delorme website to read up on Eartha. Also, click the big Cheese Guitar ad at the top of our homepage for your chance to win the road trip contests.

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June 17, 2006

Another Week Another set of Winners - Up Your Budget Contest


Week 2 took a 1203 mile trip from the Pabst brewey in NJ to Sparta WI. Gail V from Michigan won $25,000 this week, while two others won $10K and $5K, all for a little investigation and mapping work. If you want to check out the contest that is sponsored by Budget Rent a car and the two guys from that TV show Weird US, click on the link on the right side of our our main page - this week it says "Jane's $10,000 smile". Basically they post clues about locations in the US, you assemble a road trip from location to location that they leave cluses about and guess what the total distance should be for the trip from location to location. Guess by Thursday and new winners are announced every Friday. Come on, you're into GPS's and mapping; how about a virtual road trip to win a little prize money?

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June 9, 2006

Winners Announced in Up your Budget Contest


Hey, the winners were announced in the "Up Your Budget Treasure Hunt" road trip contest that ran this week. The contest laid out clues for locations going down the East coast. You needed to figure out the distance between the locations and figure out the total distance for the entire road trip. You like mapping and road trips. So, you want to win your share of the money? First place is $25K, awarded each week. Sounds pretty good.... it's being run by those guys from Weird US.

See their site for more details: Click on the Ad (Wanna win $25,000?) on the left side of our homepage for more information.

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June 7, 2006

Montana GPS Quest - Win a trip to Montana


Another GPS based contest out there - 'tis the season to grab your handheld and head outdoors. This one comes to you from the tourism board of Montana, and has you using your GPS to find postcard sized stickers. The stickers contain an image of Montana, that are stuck up in public places around St. Paul and Minneapolis MN. See the site for details.

Now there is a way to enter without actually picking up a GPS. There are lots of other smaller prizes that are worth checking into at the site. Well, you'll just have to go check out the website to see how to enter from the comfort of your livingroom! Contest starts June 11th.


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June 4, 2006

Plan a Roadtrip - Win $25,000


We want to call your attention to a new promotional game that seems to be well suited to those who are into GPS's and are GPS inclined. There is $160,000 in prizes up for grabs in this, and the first prize is $25,000. Not bad for a little computational work on how many miles a particular road trip will take. Basically each week clues will be posted to the UpYourBudget blog.

Click on the Ad (Wanna win $25,000?) on the left side of our homepage for more information.

The object is to be the first contestant to guess and submit the exact number of total miles for the journey. In the event that the exact number of miles is not submitted, the first submission closest to the exact number of total miles without going over will win. To accurately calculate the total miles, contestants will need to figure out the exact course of the journey. You'll have to read more at the contest website. The contest runs 4 weeks, and clues will be posted starting on Monday, and the winner will be announced each Friday of that week. So, get out your mapping software and get to it! The contest is sponsored by Budget Rent a Car and run by the guys from Weird US - the TV show on the History Channel and authors of the books.

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