Free $1,000 Travelocity Voucher and $10,000 Spots to Kimono


(Photo: Royce Bair)

Hello lads and lasses. This post is intended as a morsel, a sugar high and respite. Life is serious enough, so this post will require zero calories of brain power.

Not to worry, of course, as we’ll be back to our regular content with the next how-to post.

In the meantime, some goodies: the “Kimono” winners and a $1,000 travel voucher giveaway.


Congratulations, after much tallying and consideration, to the winners of the $10,000 spots to the “Opening the Kimono” event! Please keep an eye on your inbox for follow-up details:

– Sheila McCarthy (votes)
– Jacqueline Biggs (“wild card” views)

First, sincere thanks to all who submitted video case studies, even those who re-submitted old videos and therefore weren’t eligible. Second, HUGE thanks to Dustin “America’s Trainer to the Moms” Maher for making the “wild card” scholarship possible — you rock!

Three honorable mentions for the “wild card” seat are below (out of dozens of great videos), and one includes a pic of me drunk at my London book launch. Oh, Internet, you hurt so good T_T

Two of them highlight post-4-Hour Workweek (now 2,172 reviews!) travel adventures:


Alright, moving on…

I wanted to have some fun and get people traveling. “But I can’t travel… it costs too much!” is a common refrain. Partnering with a new start-up called PunchTab, I wanted to remove this barrier.

Here’s how it will work, as PunchTab explains:

Entering the giveaway is simple and takes only 30 seconds. Register by connecting to the giveaway widget below using Facebook. For each step you complete, you’ll earn a giveaway entry:

1. Like this blog post by clicking on the Facebook Like button (+1 entry).
2. Become a fan of Tim Ferriss on Facebook (+1 entry).
3. Leave a comment telling me where you’ll go and what you’ll do there (+1 entry).
4. Tweet about the giveaway (+1 entry).
5. Unlimited bonus entries by pasting your invite link everywhere you can. For example:

– For every friend who clicks the invite link you Tweeted in step 4, you’ll earn +1 entries.
– For every friend who then joins the giveaway, you’ll earn +5 entries.

Giveaway ends June 30, 2011 at midnight PST. Open to residents of North America.

Enjoy! Attack! Discuss!

Posted on: June 23, 2011.

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699 comments on “Free $1,000 Travelocity Voucher and $10,000 Spots to Kimono

  1. Congrats to Sheila!

    Now I can move on with my life and not check Tim’s site every 30 minutes. :-)

    Best wishes to all the other contestants.


  2. If I win, I’d use the Travelocity points to visit, and actually move, to New Jersey. I’ve been considering the move for some time, but cannot travel back and forth to find a place and then move because I’m in Florida (too costly of a process). These additional points would help the overall cost of the initial moving process.


  3. Thailand & it’s islands have been on my list for some time now and I’ve finally managed to talk the wife into it. All we need to do now is win the voucher and we can go ;)


  4. If I were to win, I’d go to an all-inclusive resort, maybe in Puerto Morales, Mexico. I’d read, walk, snorkel and try really hard not to work at all. I’d also take my Mom, who could really use a vacation. We’d go back to the Dos Ojos cenote and swim in the gorgeous underground lake….


  5. I want to go to Greece, i want to hike every inch of it. i want to spend the night outside next to fountains, and eat my lunch while sitting on an ancient relic.


  6. If you win where will you go and what will you do there?
    I’d head to Osaka, Japan in search of collecting more unwanted Japanese instruments. I’ve acquired a shamisen and 2 unwanted kotos so far and am bringing them home to Los Angeles.