WIN an Exciting Trip for 2 to New Zealand! + Update II [Giveaway]

MakeUseOf has teamed up with zozi, the best place to find things to do locally and around the world, to offer the chance to win an incredible 7-day trip for 2 people in New Zealand. This giveaway is open to MakeUseOf readers worldwide.

Yep, we’re serious we’re sending you and a friend to New Zealand, and this trip is going to be awesome. Thanks to Grape Escape, a zozi-approved activity provider, you and a friend will get to spend an entire week touring the North and South Islands – think VIP wine tours, food tastings with top chefs, a boat cruise in Pelorus Sound, and of course plenty of time to bask in the local scenery while taking all the photos that your digital camera can handle.

Reckon you need a break? Find out how you can enter to win this $10,000 trip.


Still here? Great. Because we’re not pulling your leg! It may sound too good to be true but this is a legit offer. MakeUseOf, in corporation with zozi and their partner, Grape Escape; is offering a chance for that ONE immensely lucky MakeUseOf reader (and a friend) to win a relaxing yet exciting seven-day food and wine tour all across New Zealand.

Update: We’re opening this giveaway to the general public. You don’t need to have a blog or Facebook/Twitter account. See below.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • 3 evening meals created by leading chefs
  • 3 VIP wine tours & tasting
  • Air transportation from North to South Island
  • All transportation on tour
  • Wine & Culinary tour guide

After the winner is chosen, the good folks at zozi will take over – personally contacting that lucky person (you!) and providing support for travel arrangements, documentation and the like. The zozi team has been organising giveaways like this for a while and they know a thing or two. So you’ll be in good hands.

How will I get there?

zozi has generously offered to pay up to $2000, which will cover most of the flight expenses needed to get the winner and a friend to the land of the Kiwi.

Where will I be staying?

Depending on where you’ll be at the time, you will be hosted by glamorous hotels and serene retreats. No expense spared!

What exactly will I be doing?

Besides enjoying yourself? Grape Escape has a planned itinerary on their site, detailing the activities you’ll be undertaking during the trip.

How do I win this trip?

It’s simple. Just fill in the form!


Update: This giveaway is now over. The winners will be selected and announced in a few weeks’ time.


This giveaway begins now and will run for a month, ending on Friday, 25th June at 2100hrs PST. So sign up, tell your friends, and get your camera ready – you’re going to need it.

The winner will be selected at random and announced via email.

[UPDATE: September 1, 2010]

Congratulations, Dan Splawn from Boncarbo, CO. (up in the mountains).

For his plus one, Dan will be taking his beautiful wife to New Zealand. Well Dan, we hope that you and your wife will have a great time tasting fantastic wine, eating fabulous food and enjoying the view. Remember to take lots of photos to show off to other MakeUseOf readers!

MakeUseOf would like to thank David Duchen from zozi for his generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interested in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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