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Anyone who has travelled has no doubt had an interesting souvenir experience. From kangaroo scrotum lucky pouches to Chairman Mao watches to the more serious Mickey Mouse ears and Egyptian papyrus drawings, we have all had some fantastic souvenir experiences, some whacky souvenir experiences and some we would just rather forget. Sometimes the souvenir experience can even become the highlight of the trip like when I bought gems in Thailand.
Until now, however, I wonder if your souvenirs have been able to make you $1000?
To celebrate souvenirs and the interesting role they can play in the travel experience, Where’s Sharon and Visa want to see your best travel souvenirs and hear the stories behind them. The best part about this? Well apart from all of us getting to see your treasured finds, one lucky reader is going to win an AUD$1000 Visa Prepaid card. Who knew that tacky souvenir could be worth so much?!
So what do you need to do to win? It’s easy:
You need to do this by next Thursday, 18/12, 12 noon Australian Eastern Standard Time. Then come and check out Where’s Sharon on Friday, 19/12, to see all the finalists and the grand prize winner. I will be judging the winner. I am looking for the best souvenir with the most interesting story. Bonus points if you can make me smile.
If you need some inspiration, check out Visa’s Well Travelled Travellers campaign. There are certainly some interesting souvenirs on there.
So go through your souvenirs and share your favourite. An extra $1000 would make for an awesome Christmas present!
Please note: The Visa Prepaid card is in Australian dollars. However since it is a Visa card, it is very easy to use it anywhere in the world where you see the Visa logo. This means that you can go to a local ATM and withdraw the cash in your local currency if you are not in Australia. On the 10/12, AUD$1000 = USD$832.Terms and Conditions:
What is your best souvenir? I can’t wait to see your souvenirs and read your stories!
This competition is over. Check out the winner here.