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If you're particularly adventurous and would like to have a shot at a free spring break, consider checking out various sweepstakes conducted by tour operators and student travel groups. You'll risk not getting a package, of course, and you can't pick where you go or what the accommodations are, but tour groups generally put together very solid spring break packages as sweepstakes prizes, since winners will generate a lot of word-of-mouth advertising, and sponsors want them to have had an excellent time. For 2005, STA and Breakaway Tours are just two of the companies sponsoring contests for spring break packages to Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|