This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.

You need a vacation. Whether you work from home as a professional blogger or you make the daily commute to a more conventional office, it pays to have some time away from the world of work. At the same time, you want to save as much money as possible in doing so.

Well, getting something for free is one way to save a few bucks. The kind folks at Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes are currently hosting a contest that they call the Chain of Friends Sweepstakes. In short, they want to give you an entire hotel for a weekend. We’re not talking about a just room; we’re talking about the whole hotel!

The Grand Prize at Hampton

Hampton’s current contest has the one massive grand prize of offering you 100 rooms for two nights. This way, you can have one crazy weekend with your chain of friends.

On the one hand, you could use this sweepstakes to get some much needed rest and relaxation, but since you are reading Blogging Tips, you may have some ulterior motives. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could host your own blogging conference or other kind of meet-up? Providing all of the attendees with a hotel room in the process?

Even if you do not win the grand prize, Hampton is offering 100 first prizes. Every day, they’ll be giving away a weekend stay for the winner and three of their friends at a Hampton hotel of their choosing. Presumably, this means that you get two rooms to share between the four of you.

How to Enter

You don’t have to write a dedicated blog post or jump through too many hoops to enter this sweepstakes. The entry form is actually very short.

You just need to supply your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. This is presumably so that they can add you to their marketing list, but there is a checkbox at the bottom to opt in (or opt out) of receiving “further communications on special offers and more.”

You can check out the official rules if you want to fumble your way through the lawyer-speak. From what I can see, it’s open to residents of the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, and Mexico.

Where Would You Go?

A weekend getaway is a great way to recharge the batteries, but thanks to the wireless Internet offered at most of the Hampton hotel locations, it doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to disconnect from the matrix. If you were to win, which hotel would you choose?

Speaking for myself, I’d love to spend a weekend at the Hampton Inn Manhattan – Times Square North. It’s been several years since I was last in the Big Apple and I’m thinking that New York misses me. Okay, maybe I miss it.

It would be on a weekend, so I wouldn’t be able to attend a taping of the Colbert Report or David Letterman, but being in Times Square would put me in the middle of the action for lots of other things to do.

Do you need to get away from it? Enter Hampton’s Chain of Friends sweepstakes and invite 199 of your closest friends to the weekend of your lives.

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