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New York Boat Show Tickets and more!

The New York Boat Show celebrates its 106th anniversary next month with a new 5-day format and the best deals of the season on boats and marine gear!   The show runs January 4 through the 8th at the Javits Center.    You can win 4 tickets to the show by filling out the entry form on 7online (CLICK HERE).   Plus, you can win other get prizes, including a dream vacation and a $250 show shopping spree, by entering the sweepstakes available on the boat show's website at nyboatshow.com.






Win a trip to the Grammys from AARP

Listen to your favorite music free online, and you could win a trip to the 2012 Grammy Awards!

Enter the AARP Red Carpet Sweepstakes for your chance a the grand prize, which includes airfare to Los Angeles, Grammy Awards tickets, hotel accommodations, spending money and more.

AARP Free Music Radio has all your favorites, from the oldies you grew up with to today's hottest hits. You can also tune in to hear an exclusive collection of Grammy winners.

To enter, visit http://aarp.promo.eprize.com/redcarpetsweeps/ and fill out the form by January 10. 


Free airport Wi-Fi from Skype

Merry Christmas, air travelers! Starting today, Skype is setting out to make travel a little more pleasant this holiday season by offering one hour of free Wi-Fi at more than 50 airports across the United States, including LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty.

From December 21 through December 27, travelers will be able to access third-party hotspots using Skype Wi-Fi and connect with loved ones via a Skype video or voice call for free.

Skype Wi-Fi is available to travelers on PCs, Macs and iOS devices. To get started, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac or Skype Wi-Fi app. Sign in with a valid Skype ID, and then check your wireless network connection to see if you're in a supported hotspot.

For more information, visit http://blogs.skype.com/en/2011/12/skypeholidaywifi.html.



Win a trip to the 2013 Super Bowl from Pepsi

The NFL's regular season is winding down, and the Jets and Giants are making their last desperate attempts to secure a playoff spot in the hopes of a trip to the Super Bowl. Luckily, thanks to Pepsi, you don't have to strap on pads or wear a helmet to have a shot to make it to the big game.

Enter Pepsi's Shop Save Score Super Bowl Sweepstakes for you chance to win a trip for you and three friends to New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII in February of 2013. The grand prize consists of round-trip airfare, two double-occupancy hotel rooms for four nights, four tickets to the game, four tickets to the Pepsi Super Bowl party, ground transportation, $500 spending money and four gift bags.

Visit ShopSaveScore.com/ to enter. The contest runs through February 5.


Orbitz 25 Days of Giveaways!

We're getting a bit of a late start to this one, but there's still plenty of time for you to score coach-class airfare vouchers valid for travel in the domestic U.S.!

Follow @Orbitz on Twitter and enter the Days of Giveaways for your chance to win. Simply retweet the giveaway message posted on the @Orbitz Twitter page, then wait for the winner to be announced. If you're the lucky one, send a direct message via Twitter within 48 hours to claim your prize!

The contest runs through December 22. For more information and complete rules, visit http://www.orbitz.com/App/PerformMDLPDealsContent?deal_id=social-media&cnt=PRO  


Free Fries Friday at Burger King

Fast food giant Burger King is introducing its new recipe for thick-cut French fries on Friday, and you can try them for free all day today.

The new fries feature a thicker cut potato and feature 20 percent less sodium. They are cooked in trans-fat free vegetable oil.

To get in on the fry-for-all, visit a participating location and pick up a value-sized fries on the house. No purchase is necessary.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/BurgerKing and BK.com.


National Cupcake Day

Thursday, December 15 is National Cupcake Day, and several businesses are offering freebies to celebrate.

Marble Slabs (one location in Lindenhurst, Long Island) and MaggieMoos (locations throughout New Jersey and one in Queens) are giving away a free ice cream cupcake to all customers between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at participating locations.

Visit MarbleSlab.com and MaggieMoos.com for more information and to find the closest store near you.

In addition, many restaurants in New York City will be featuring a special cupcake dessert. They include Atlantic Grill, Bill's Bar & Burger, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Isabella's, Kibo, Ocean Grill, Primehouse New York, Ruby Foo's and Wildwood BBQ.

Be sure to check with your local bakery or cupcake shop to see if it is offering any special promotions to mark the day.


Breakstone's Taste Test Sweepstakes

The number of holiday shopping days left is dwindling, and if you need help stuffing your wallet with cash for presents, check out Breakstone's Taste Test Sweepstakes, where your vote could nab you $2,500.

Follow along with host Sandra Lee in the battle of the kitchen bloggers as three cooks prepare three courses with Breakstone's sour cream as the star of holiday dishes. Watch the videos and enter to win daily prizes.

One grand prize winner will take home a pre-loaded gift card worth $2,500, while weekly winners will each receive a $50 pre-loaded gift card.

To enter, visit BreakstonesTasteTest.com/.


Win a Disney Christmas Parade trip!

ABC 7, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Chevrolet would like to send you and 3 Guests to Walt Disney World® and you can win it all from ABC 7, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Chevrolet. 
Enter for your chance to win between December 12 and December 25, 2011. One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare for 4 persons, hotel accommodations at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel for 4-nights, ground transportation from Orlando Airport to and from Walt Disney World ® Resort, 5-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option and a $500 Disney Gift Card.

For more information and to enter the sweepstakes, please visit www.abcparadeeastsweepstakes.com/newyork



Better Homes and Gardens Gift Guide Giveaway

Each year, Better Homes and Gardens magazine puts together a holiday gift guide of the year's best gifts. Now, you can take home the top 10 picks from the 2011 guide!

Enter the Gift Guide Giveaway for your chance to win one of the prizes, which include an Eco-Friendly Bird Feeder, a Tulip Trowel, a Passions Gardening Journal, a set of 3 Copper Blue Nesting Bowls, a Favorite Throw, a Terra-Cotta Slow Cooker, a Ellipse Birdhouse, an Electric Juicer, a set of 3 Two-Tone Hourglasses, a BambooChic Lite Calypso Wrap and a set of 6 Turquoise Tealight Holders.

To enter, visit BHG.com/giftguide and fill out the form. The contest is open to all U.S. residents who are 21 and older. Entries must be received by the end of the year.