Win Two Tickets to Switzerland on SWISS

Don’t Let Winter Weather Böögg You Down
The April 15th festival known as Sechseläuten (pronounced zecks-e-loyten) which takes place in Zurich, Switzerland heralds the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Tradition holds that an effigy representing winter, known as a Böögg, be burned. The longer it takes the Böögg to burn, the colder the summer. Judging from what most of the U.S. has experienced this winter, it could be a long time before all the snow has melted away.

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My SWISS flight from New York to Zurich

But never fear! I’ve partnered with SWISS, the flag bearing airline of Switzerland, and Switzerland Tourism to help get you in the spring spirit. After all, there is no better time to visit Europe than spring and Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent.

Here is what the lucky winner will get: 2 round-trip tickets on SWISS to Switzerland (approx. value $3000 each*) and 2 First Class 8-day Swiss Rail Passes, which includes free entry to over 400 museums! To enter, sign up for my newsletter and use the form below as usual. There are additional chances to enter if you like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. You can also like and follow SWISS on Facebook and Twitter for entries, and tweet about the contest for more chances to win. That’s a total of 6 chances to win!

Because this prize is so amazing, SWISS and I want you to briefly tell us why you want to go to Switzerland. There’s a place for you to use on the form. Please be creative and sincere. “Just to go,” isn’t going to cut it.

Enter by midnight on April 14th. A winner will be announced on the 15th, just in time for Sechseläuten!

Thanks to SWISS and Switzerland Tourism for the opportunity to run this contest, and good luck to you!

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 Tell SWISS and me why you want to go to Switzerland.

* The prize letter expires one year after the date it is issued. Taxes and fees apply, but SWISS will waive the fuel surcharge

Comments

  1. Erna Stucky says:

    The best thing Swiss did was er-instate direct flights from Zuerich to San Francisco.
    Thank you Swiss!

  2. todd stern says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  3. Christine burd says:

    I signed up for your newsletter

  4. Christine burd says:

    I liked you on FB

  5. Christine burd says:

    I follow you on twitter. @seaburd49

  6. SpringSki2013 says:

    Great coincidence. I’ve been looking into flights to Switzerland to go spring ski Chamonix. Have you covered spring ski season in that area? I searched but nothing came up.

  7. Marcia Cloutier says:

    I would LOVE to visit Switzerland for a few reasons! 1.) I’ve never flown Swiss Airlines, 2.) My brother lives in Germany and I haven’t seen him in several years! and last but not least 3. My mother once visited Switzerland (when she visited my brother)and said it was beautiful and to be sure to one day visit! Winning it would just make the trip that much nicer :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    My wife is from switzerland and would love to see her mothercountry… never been there

  9. Shelly Schnepp says:

    Ive been to Europe only once, and after the horrible year I’ve had getting through a difficult divorce I could really use a break!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am following you on twitter but did not want to give that app permission to access my info so I did it separately kninedoc

  11. What a great contest! Good luck everyone, the winner is going to have a trip of a lifetime.

  12. My grandfather was born in Switzerland and came to the US when he was 18. I have visited Switzerland but think it would be amazing to go there with my mom and show her the cottage in Innertkirchen where her father was born.

  13. I still can’t enter from any of the links, am I the only one having this problem? :(

    • Johnny Jet Johnny Jet says:

      What computer and browser are you using? I’m having trouble with IE10 and they are working on it

      • I use Google Chrome, and I have a Dell. It shows the entry box, but there’s no option to enter under it like there normally is…?

      • Firefox always locks up on the Facebook links but the others work fine for me. I entered this one because I’ve not yet made it to Switzerland and have always wanted to see Montreaux and ride some of the trains just to take in the scenery.

  14. Obviously the winter is bogging me down since I am furiously flipping through travel blogs for soothing! I know it’s not Switzerland (which I can only admire from afar in this economy) we’ve considered checking into long term hotels Seattle locations. We heard that they have packages that we can afford this year. I still have hope I can win this contest though, so Followed, Liked, Shared and Tweeted.

  15. I’d love to win a trip to Switzerland ‘cuz I’d like to see how they put all those holes in their Swiss Cheese!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Best chocolate, best bread, best cheese, best muesli, amazing landscape, kind people, great winter sports, my in-laws…need to say more?

  17. For the fondue, for the raclette, for the cheeses, the wines, the cows and their cowbells, for the mountains and the rivers and the chocolates, and the ski chalets and the castles and the boats, did I mention for the watches? For the Swiss people, in all their beautiful cantons, in all their diversity and richness, to enjoy Switzerland beholding its many gifts to the world that it has been delivering for as long as it has – and keeps doing so. Did I mention for the romantic side of the country given the backdrop of Switzerland’s sheer breathtaking beauty, too? Did I mention for Switzerland’s chocolates (yes, I did mention the chocolates…) and the country’s raw physical beauty that remains the envy of many others?

  18. YAN GOLDBERGER says:

    I AM REALY “DYING” TO VISIT SWITZERLAND AND I DO HOPE THAT EVENTUALLY MY DREAM WILL COME THROUGH

  19. Ech wett weder mol hei!

  20. I went to Switzerland 30 years ago. It was amazing!

  21. Anonymous says:

    On April 15th the lucky Swiss may have a Sechseläuten, but we have another kind of ‘festival’ on that day…the grand celebration known as our tax filing deadline. After that day it is guaranteed that there will be no francs in the Bank for una vacanzas, so it is without shame that I say – pick me!

    Besides, even if my budget was Swiss-sized, we have no flughofen bun en Amérique, making even the best vacation a dreary affair. However, I believe with all certainty that Swiss can help me find a good one … whether it be German, Rumantsch, French – as long as it is Swiss!

  22. I woould also like to enter the contest but cannot find a form anywhere.

    • I’m sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with the form. If you have any ad blocking software running, you can try disabling it for this site and trying again. If that isn’t the case, you can try clearing your cache, or trying from a different browser.

  23. I need some travel therapy of the sort that only happens in lovely Switzerland. Good Luck everyone!

  24. I followed @johnnyjet on Twitter, Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MyDarlin/status/322128956415434753 and followed @flyswiss_us on twitter – but the entries would not record in the above form.
    Please make sure I get the entries I deserve
    @MyDarlin

    • I reloaded this page and it’s now showing my total 6 entries. I’m a happy girl. Thanks for offering this chance to win.
      Recently discovered my grandfather and great-grandfather (John Zimmermann) were Swiss. I want to discover my true homeland.

  25. kerry krebill says:

    I haven’t been to Switzerland in 22 years, since my daughter was a student in nearby Freiburg im Breisgau in the Black Forest. I have wanted to spend time again in that country ever since, but it just has never worked out. I have driven through several times (and taken a spectacular train ride), but what a wonderful excuse this would be to REALLY experience the Swiss life!

  26. Switzerland is just one of those magical winter wonderland type of places that you have to check off your bucket list. A dreamy European getaway at its finest. Count me in!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I was a Circle Member with Swiss, then a HON member when Swiss merged with Lufthansa and now am a Senator member as I was retired last year. This September will be my 111th trip to Europe. We have been to 16 countries in Europe and almost all of them have been on Swiss International Airlines – my favorite. Always great service and always on time!

  28. I was following/liking/etc Johnny Jet & SWISS before the contest was launched. I think I tried to enter, but I don’t believe any of my attempts worked because in the box about, it says I have 0 entries, 6 remaining possible entires and 6 remaining total possible entries. I’m confused.

  29. I have already liked Swiss on Facebook for a while now!

  30. Jodi Boulier says:

    I would love to meet my husband there on his way back from working out of country!

  31. Julie Barthel says:

    I’ve never been out of the country. I would love to be able to explore the alps by hiking and biking. My camera would be clicking non-stop with all the beauty and splendor of the country. It would be so exciting when I returned home to share my experiences with my friends and family.

  32. Rebecca P says:

    I was meant to travel abroad! Too bad my wallet doesn’t agree.

  33. Its been way too long since I visited my home land. Time is overdo and I’m homesick…………Winterthur, Lucerne and Geneva along with pilatus and titlis

  34. “Boogged” down is an understatement – I’m living in the land where winter just won’t go away. Today, April 11th, we have experienced yet another snowstorm with blowing and drifting snow. And the forecasters say we have at least 2 more to expect in the next 10 days. Now I know Switzerland is also a land of snow found in their beautiful Alps, but I’m ready to trade the icy Lake Superior here in Minnesota for the ice-free Lake Geneva in Switzerland and experience an area where SPRING truly exists. PLEASE pick me as your winner…….PLEASE!!!

  35. Matt VandeKerkhof says:

    I’d love to surpise my wife with a trip to see old friends in Switzerland for her 40th birthday.

  36. Caitlin finnegan says:

    Why Switzerland? I’m already thinking Zurich later this year, in order to visit the National Museum (love national history museums) & Reitburg Art Museum. My travel agent tells me I must visit Lucerne as well and take a day trip to Liechtenstein. Of course, there must be generous consumption of the Swiss chocolate I pay an arm-and-a-leg for when traveling in other European countries!!

  37. Thank you for the opportunity. I’d be delighted to celebrate my best friend’s wedding this summer in Zurich!

  38. I can’t enter the contest…but whoever wins this contest will have an amazing time in Switzerland! I’ve been there and it’s just amazing!

  39. I love SWISS Business Class … probably the best transatlantic Business Class product for comfort and consistency.

  40. Ivonne Davila says:

    I need a break from the mundane and the opportunity to start living/seeing life! To view all the wonders that God has made! Switzerland is famous for its majestic scenic views as well as its multicultural eclectic mix of people. So I’ll look foreward to being choosen to travel to Switzerland and seeing all this splendor.

  41. Swiss chocolate! Thank you for the chance to win a trip to eat some.

  42. Thanks for the chance to win, JJ!

  43. Anonymous says:

    Signed up for the newsletter and liked on Facebook!

  44. I have never been and have always wanted to see this Country

  45. Gosh, it says I have zero entries now. I was already packing my bags, I really want to go!

  46. Joan Kosmac says:

    I would love to travel to Switzerland! On my bucket list! I would love to live there! Ticino region on the lake….!!!!

  47. Lora White says:

    I want to meet the people that make up Switzerland – who, during WWII, did not give in when surrounded by Axis countries – and exhibited such fortitude, determination,and hospitality – Much respect is due Switzerland and it would be an honor to visit. and yes, chocolate, fondue, cheese, the awesome sights….

  48. Pamela Goldman says:

    I feel like there’s nothing more valuable in life than making memories with your loved ones, and traveling the world is the best way to do that. I want to make memories with my lovely niece that will last us both a lifetime, visiting Switzerland, and really experiencing that adventure together is a dream come true and will last long after the trip is over.

  49. Pamela Goldman says:

    Btw, pdg725@hotmail and lilysaunt@hotmail (my Facebook email) are one and the same person.

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