I grew up with the wonderful in Germany with the wonderful tradition of a Christmas Kalendar, counting down the days to Christmas with a chocolate for each day of December up to December 24th. Now, many companies are extending this tradition to marketing games. This year, you can win prices with Norwegian Air, Steigenberger Hotels, H-Hotels and Choice Hotels!
Having an “Adventskalender” is a great tradition in Germany, counting down the days to Christmas by opening a door of the calendar with a little chocolate each day! And while I’m not a child anymore, I to this day have an Adventskalendar every year, courtesy of my mom! In addition to the chocolates though, you can also win “travel treats” these days, courtesy of the marketing programs of travel companies adopting this tradition:
Norwegian Air, the low-cost carrier that’s serving Europe, America and Asia, and growing rapidly, has a fun Christmas calendar with the Traveling Santa – you have to spot Santa in one of the cities Norwegian travels to and guess the city he’s in. That’ll win you a ticket to the daily prize, the grand prize and gives you access to the daily promotion! The Grand Prize are 10,000 Cash Points in their reward program, worth $1,000! An example for a daily promotion is a one way fare to New York from EUR129, a great deal! You can try it out here!
German luxury hotel chain Steigenberger is also participating. You can win prices, like free stays, each day. Steigernberger has more than 50 upscale hotels in Germany, Europe and the Middle East. They can make for a great vacation or weekend getaway! You can try your luck here!
German H-Hotels, which participates in the Wyndham Rewards program as Trademark branded hotels, has their own calendar that allows you to earn stays or prizes from coffee makers to bathrobes. If you travel a lot in Germany, you should check out their own program – HotMiles: You can currently get Gold Status for signing up and earn 1,000 points for downloading their app! You can check out their calendar here.
American residents are not left out of the Christmas cheers – Choice Hotels also has a Christmas Countdown with their “Tap the App” promotion. They are giving away more than 10,000,000 Choice Privileges points starting December 11th, so sign up and try your luck here!
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