New 60,000 points offer. Terms apply.

50,000 Bonus Miles! 2x Miles on All Spending, $95 Annual Fee waived, TSA PreCheck Credit.

This week I’m giving away two tickets to an amazing destination, South Africa! Thanks to South African Airways, the winner can choose from five destinations in South Africa including Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Durban.


Just sign up for my newsletter and use the form below to enter. Then follow me on Facebook and Twitter and be entered two more times. You can also choose to follow South African Airways on Twitter and Tweet about the contest for additional entries. That means you have FIVE chances to win! What are you waiting for? The contest ends on February 27th, so enter now! If you are already subscribed or following me, just check the boxes to enter and you are good to go.

Note: It’s IMPORTANT that you actually sign up for the newsletter, a few people didn’t on a previous contest and we had to disqualify them.

Here are the technical details:
Two (2) roundtrip Economy Class South African Airways tickets valid from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth or East London, South Africa. Each passenger will be responsible for applicable travel taxes and fuel surcharges (currently approx. $580 p.p., depending on itinerary). Actual retail value of the prize: $3,200.

The tickets are subject to promotional seat availability and the following blackout periods, when travel is prohibited: 01 July – 15 August & 10 December – 15 January. Once issued, prize letter and tickets are non-transferable. A change fee of $250 per tecket is applicable once tickets have been issued. EXPIRATION DATE: 28 February, 2014

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Johnny Jet

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34 Comments On "Win Two Tickets to South Africa"
  1. Jeannie Brust|

    Oh the joy!

  2. Anonymous|

    I’ve jusy seen a friends pictures from a vacation in SA and they looked AMAZING! I’m immediately thinking- we’ve got to go! and then I get this from JohnnyJet! I’m hoping we can win this

  3. Robyn|

    Boo – I just entered everything and I have to be a US citizen to win!

  4. Anonymous|

    I love your website! Keep up the great work! Happy trails!

  5. randy|

    what an offer

  6. neil anderson|

    I follow both your twitter entries as required, it doesn’t show as an entry, nbanders

    1. Ben Stagg|

      Hi Neil,

      Though I’m not entirely sure why this happens, there are two things you can do to try and address this problem. You can clear your cache and try reloading the page. Alternatively, if you are running ad blocking software, sometimes this will disrupt widgets, etc. Try turning that off and reloading the page.

  7. Charlita Mcp|

    Johnny you have the BEST sweeps! Love the site

  8. Jay Hawk|

    Re: Twitter: Why do you need to “Access your direct messages.”?
    Authorize PromoSimple to use your account?

    By PromoSimple
    PromoSimple helps websites and blogs create and manage giveaways and promotions.
    This application will be able to:
    Read Tweets from your timeline.
    See who you follow, and follow new people.
    Update your profile.
    Post Tweets for you.
    Access your direct messages.

    1. Ben Stagg|

      Hi Jay,

      Promosimple, whose widget we use to facilitate the contest, decides what permissions to request from Twitter, we are unable to alter these terms. I believe the reason they require the access to direct messages is for the “Twitter ‘Tweet'” entry so the widget can publish the tweet directly if you choose to utilize that option. I have contacted Promosimple for further clarification. If you have concerns I would recommend looking at Twitters terms of service if you have concerns. Thank you.

  9. Pointsandtravel (@Pointsandtravel)|

    no loady the formy

    1. Ben Stagg|


      Though I’m not entirely sure why this happens, there are two things you can do to try and address this problem. You can clear your cache and try reloading the page. Alternatively, if you are running ad blocking software, sometimes this will disrupt widgets, etc. Try turning that off and try again.

  10. wayne|

    Was about to enter when I read the comment requiring US citizenship to win. Ah, well.

  11. D-ROCK|

    Here’s to hoping! I would love this trip!

  12. Suzy|

    Thanks for the contest.Some friends just had a nice trip to Africa.

  13. Caron|

    Oh, wanderlust! You fill my heart. Winning would be amazing. Great contest.

  14. Kiera Reilly|

    Thank you for this contest. My trip to South Africa in 2009 is one of my favorite trips ever, and I would love to return and explore more of this amazing country.

  15. cher marsh|

    Awesome trip

  16. Claudia Davis|

    I tried gaining the 4 extra entries to your contest on your website for following on twitter etc. but I keep receiving error messages. Can you help? I did clear my cache so that is not the issue. Thank you so much.

  17. Henry parker|

    I went to Johannasburg in 1985 on business and my wife wants me to take her. Great chance with your contest.

  18. BlondeBrunetteTravel|

    I just get errors from PromoSimple when I try to show I follow on Twitter.

    1. Ben Stagg|

      We recommend that you clear your cache and try reloading the page. Alternatively, if you are running ad blocking software, sometimes this will disrupt widgets, etc. Try turning that off and reloading the page.

  19. Jerry Mandel|

    $580 X 2 = $1,160!!! OMG! Any other airline available?

  20. randy|

    good deal…..

  21. Marcia Grubb|

    I subscribed to your newsletter, followed on Twitter, like on Facebook, and tweeted on Twitter(GiveAwayCity), and there is now where to show where I did these things. Just a box that shows how many days left to enter and how many entries, and my entries so far and it still shows zero……..hummmm

    1. Ben Stagg|

      Hi Marcia,

      Sorry you’re having issues, there are a couple things you can try to do to address the problem. If you did not use the widget above to enter your contact info and follow Johnny on social media, that is what you have to do to enter. After you enter your contact info a second window will appear in that box to confirm your liking/following. Alternatively, you can try clearing your recent cookies and reload the page or try a separate e-mail address in the contact info. I hope one of these things helps!

  22. Elizabeth Langston|

    Thanks! I follow both of you on Twitter (@2brno2b) but don’t want to authorize an app to post tweets for me, so the entry form won’t recognize that I follow you. :-( Pinned, though: http://pinterest.com/pin/13229392627911003/

    1. Ben Stagg|

      Hi Elizabeth,

      You are correct that the entry form will not recognize that you follow, and unfortunately the form is what we use to randomly pick a winner. I have asked Promosimple why they require some of the terms on the Twitter App. I was told that all of that wording is from Twitter, and they have no control over it, but Promosimple assured me that they would never access a user’s direct messages and will never send a Tweet without being initiated by the user clicking on a Tweet button. Not sure if that assuages your concerns, but I thought I would pass it along. And thanks for Pinning!

  23. Anonymous|

    I don’t have a form to enter the contest on this page. Where is it? Thanks, CP

    1. Ben Stagg|


      If the Promosimple widget is not loading, you can try deleting your cookies and reloading the page. If that does not work, you can find the entry form on the Promosimple site. Here is a direct link: http://giveaways.promosimple.com/win-two-round-trip-tickets-to-south-africa-on-south-african-airways-expiration-date-feb-28-2014/

  24. Claudia Davis|

    after days of trying, I finally was able to get 4/5 entries. My facebook entry won’t register even if I UNLIKE then LIKE again. The error message is “This field is required.” I have cleared my cache and temp files. Still, no luck. I even went to the link you posted above.

    1. Ben Stagg|

      Hi Claudia,

      We have reached out to Promosimple with a question about why this may have happened. If you have issues with subsequent contests please let us know.

      Thank you!

  25. Marcia G|

    It’s working here now! :)

  26. SacredSlang|

    Fingers crossed…

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