If you live and/or work in New York City you now have a chance to win a trip to Hawaii—but you’ll have to get another MetroCard before the end of the month!
The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau recently announced that they will fly out one lucky New Yorker and their plus-one to explore the islands of Hawaii. So how does the MetroCard fit in?
From today (April 23) through next Tuesday (April 30), eight MetroCard vending machines will be filled with 250,000 Hawaii-branded cards. Once getting the card you can then go online to hawaii.nyc and enter the 10-digit code that you’ll see on the top of your card. This will be your entry to the giveaway and, if selected, you will get to choose from one of four island experiences including Kauai’i, O’ahu, Maui or the Island of Hawai’i! It’ll include round trip airfare, six nights’ accommodations, a rental car, and a $1,500 gift card to use while there. The subway stations that will be participating in the giveaway include:
- 72nd and Amsterdam – (1, 2, 3)
- 86th and Lexington – (4, 5, 6)
- 59th and Columbus – (A, B, C, D)
- 23rd and 8th – (C, E)
- 14th and Union Square – (L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6)
- Broadway & Lafayette at Houston – (B, D, F, M)
- Fulton Street – (A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr – (B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5)
The winner for the giveaway will be announced on May 8, but you may still be thinking: “Why New York?”
Chief Marketing Officer of HVCB, Jay Talwar, said: “New Yorkers are some of the hardest working people on the planet and the subway is a pivotal part of their everyday lives. We appreciate the hustle of New York City, but know that New Yorkers crave time to get refreshed and inspired. Last year, we gave New Yorkers the chance to Work From Hawaii (WFH), but this year it’s all about seeing the islands in a new way before going back to the bustle of the city.”
However, aside from the first big trip to Hawaii there will be another six lucky winners over the course of the next several months who will get a trip to one of the six islands in collaboration with large brands in New York like Governor’s Ball and the Four Seasons. Each one will be a unique experience to that island and the brand associated with it.
- May – O’ahu x The Governors Ball
- June – Island of Hawai‘i x Barry’s Bootcamp
- July – Moloka’i x Best Made
- August – Maui x The Infatuation
- September – Kaua’i x Saturdays NYC
- October – Lāna’i x Four Seasons
Those winners will be announced each month as follows:
featured image source: Hawaii Visitor & Conventions Bureau
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