Grand Prize includes a three-month stay in Florida, car rental and new Florida wardrobe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2019): With winter just around the corner, most of America is preparing for frigid temperatures and dreary, snow-filled days indoors. However, the future is much brighter for one lucky winner and a guest in  the “Skip Winter” sweepstakes who will have the opportunity to skip winter entirely with a three-month escape to Florida.

From Oct. 15, 2019 through Nov. 15, 2019, U.S. residents who register at will be entered for a chance to win a three-month stay in Florida, complete with a Hertz car rental and  a $1,000 Simon gift card for new Florida “winter” attire . The grand prize includes:

  • Up to twelve (12) weeks of vacation rentals in Florida through Expedia
  • Round-trip coach class airline tickets for one (1) winner and one (1) guest from the nearest major commercial airport to the winner's home to their chosen destination in Florida (ARV: $1,400)
  • Ninety (90) day Hertz car rental to cruise around in Florida
  • One (1) $1,000 Simon gift card to shop for a new Florida wardrobe

With average high temperatures hovering near 70 degrees in the winter months, Florida has long been a haven for visitors trying to shake off the cold. Florida’s year-round subtropical climate offers the perfect opportunity to walk along the beach, dine al fresco, visit a theme park, go kayaking or do just about anything and everything outdoors. It’s the ultimate respite to escape the shivering, the shoveling, the falling down, and the bundling up.

One “Skip Winter” Grand Prize winner will be selected on Nov. 22, 2019. No purchase necessary. To enter, simply visit

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About the “Skip Winter” Sweepstakes
No purchase necessary. Entrants may submit a maximum of one (1) entry per person during the entry period. The sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. PT on Oct. 15, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Nov. 15, 2019. Open to all legal residents of the United States, excluding residents of the state of Florida, who are the age of majority and at least twenty-five (25) years old or older at the time of entry. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries on Nov. 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. PT. The winner will be notified via the email address used at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. See official rules at



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