What is the ‘7 Escapes’ campaign?
The 7 Escapes is a social campaign offering Singaporeans the chance of a lifetime to win an escape for two to their dream destination with their favourite escape ambassador. The seven themes for the campaign are FEAST, FLAUNT, PLEASURE, UNLEASH, ENVY, WANT, and IDLE.
How do I take part in the escapes?
There will be two rounds. Round one will involve submitting a write-up of your dream escape. Round two will involve completing a social task, after which the winner will be selected by a designated panel.
What do I have to submit for the first round of the contest?
Round one will span over 3 weeks, where you will need to submit a story of your dream escape and an image relating to the specific themes. Tell us where you would like to go and why this is your desired escape. Submissions will be judged on creativity and votes accumulated on the Ready To Travel website.
What happens after round one?
The top 20 participants will be shortlisted based on social voting on the Ready To Travel website, and be notified via email.
What do I have to submit for the second round of the contest?
In the fourth week of each escape contest, the top 20 participants will be asked to complete a social task before a designated deadline.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee required.
Can I take part more than once?
Yes, you can participate more than once throughout the 7 escapes, but you can only submit one entry per escape, and can only win once out of the 7 escapes.
How do I submit my entry?
You can enter the contest by submitting an entry on the Ready To Travel website, or via the Ready To Travel app by including #7Escapes in your itinerary task description.
Can a family unit with more than one individual submit more than once?
Yes. As long as a person is not an employee of SATS, Ready To Travel, or its affiliates, anyone, regardless of affiliations other than what was previously mentioned, can submit an entry, each considered individually.
What are the contest deadlines for the respective escape themes?
Submission deadlines will be available on the submission page of the website, and will be updated with each theme. The deadlines will also be announced on the Ready To Travel Facebook page.
Will I be notified when my submission is received?
Yes, you will receive an email letting you know that your submission has been received by the site.
Can I use a nickname with my submission?
Please enter the contest using your real name when you login via Facebook. This is for the purpose of identifying the winners. Note that your real name will appear on our Ready To Travel website and Facebook page.
What happens if I forget to fill out a field in the entry form?
Your submission will be void. Please enter all required fields for your submission to be valid.
What happens to submissions after the contest ends?
All data belongs to Ready To Travel after the contest and may or may not be reuploaded to the Ready To Travel website.
How old do I have to be to take part in this contest?
You have to be at least 18 years of age by the submission date.
Can I submit my post via social media instead?
No, all entries have to be submitted via the Ready To Travel website, or the Ready To Travel app.
Can I submit with a smartphone or tablet?
Yes. As long as you are connected to a web browser that brings you to the Ready To Travel site. You may also use your smartphone to submit via the Ready To Travel app.
Can I submit via the Ready To Travel app?
Yes. You can submit your dream escape via the Ready To Travel app by hashtagging #7Escapes in your itinerary task description. Do note that your submission will be limited to only 500 characters if you submit via the app, and your submission will be uploaded onto the website within 2 working days.
Can I submit with another person or in a group?
No, submissions may only be submitted by individuals.
Who qualifies for this contest?
This contest is open to all Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents, regardless of race, education, or gender.
Can I email by my submissions directly to SATS or the Ready To Travel team?
No, all submissions have to be entered via the Ready To Travel website or the Ready To Travel app.
How will the submissions be judged?
For each escape, the top 20 participants with the highest votes on the Ready To Travel website will be selected to proceed to round 2. The submission with the highest votes will be used if there is more than one submission per participant. The final winner of each escape will be chosen by a designated panel appointed by SATS and be notified via email.
Where can I vote?
Votes will be tabulated on the Ready To Travel website.
Can I vote for my own submission?
Yes. You can vote for your own submission.
Can anyone vote?
Yes. Anyone can vote, as long as they have a Facebook account.
How do I vote?
Voters have to login via a Facebook account on the Ready To Travel website. Votes must be submitted through the website itself.
Can a person vote as many times as they want?
Individuals can submit up to 10 votes a day.
When and how will the top 20 participants be announced?
The top 20 submissions will be announced on the Ready To Travel website and Facebook page shortly after the stipulated submission deadline. They will also be personally notified via email.
How do I check on my submission popularity and status?
The top 10 entries in the running will be posted and updated daily on the Ready To Travel website and Facebook page.
How do I know if I make it to the top 20?
The top 20 participants will be informed via email and listed on the Ready To Travel website and Facebook page.
If I win an escape, do I have to stick to the destination I submitted?
Yes. However, Ready To Travel reserves the right to alter your itinerary and destination at any time for any reason the organisation deems fit.
If I win an escape, when will I have to travel?
You have to be ready to travel within 30 – 60 days from the time the winner is announced.
Can I bring along a friend or family member on the winning trip?
The winner will be going on a trip for two with the theme’s fronting influencer. Upon winning, you can nominate one other person to go on the trip with you, provided he/she is not a Ready To Travel employee or anyone working on the campaign.
Can I exchange the final prize for cash?
Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or cash equivalents.
What will happen during the sponsored trip?
The winner will travel with the influencer to his or her desired dream destination. Segments of the trip will be captured on video to be used on Ready To Travel’s social media channels. However, there will be significant portions of time where the winner will have their personal time to enjoy the trip however they seem fit.
What expenses are covered during the trip?
The holiday prize comprises of the following items only: flight tickets, hotel accommodations for the duration of the trip, regular meals, ground transport arrangements, each at and according to Ready To Travel’s absolute discretion. All other costs and expenses associated with the holiday, including but not limited to excess baggage charges, travel insurance, medical support and provisions, travel supplies or necessities or amenities, travel gifts, opportunity costs et cetera are expressly excluded.
How will the winner be notified?
The winner will be notified via his or her personal email. In addition, the announcement of the contest winner will be released on the Ready To Travel website and Facebook page.
What if I cannot travel during the specified period?
Please be available 30 – 60 days from the time the winner is announced. If you are unable to travel within the stipulated time frame, your prize will be forfeited and Ready To Travel reserves the right to choose another winner to serve.
If I win, will I be filmed during the travel period? What else do I have to do?
Upon winning the contest, you will be asked to give Ready To Travel the right to film at any time during the trip, for up to 72 hours. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of the prize. Further tasks may be asked of you during the period of travel, which you have to agree to upon acceptance of the prize.