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Qantas relaunches Daily Giveaway

Qantas Airways Vic’s Daily Giveaway online travel sweepstakes, hosted by Vic the Koala, Qantas’ very own spokes-koala, is back by popular demand. Following last year’s campaign success, Qantas has re-launched the sweepstakes with new, exciting travel prizes as well as enhanced ways to interact with Vic, ask questions about traveling to Australia or New Zealand and start planning your next vacation. Vic, the smartest (and most generous) koala on the Web, will be giving away a prize a day from September 4 to 29, 2006. Lucky travelers and site visitors will have the chance to “Ask Vic” questions and win luxurious and exotic destination prizes, courtesy of some of Qantas’ valued travel partners.
To meet and see Vic in action, site visitors can go to to register to win and ask Vic for insider tips about traveling to the land Down Under. Once registered, sweepstakes entrants will be eligible to win daily prizes, weekly grand prizes, and the Ultra Grand Prize including:

The “Ultra Grand Prize”: Coral Princess Cruises offers three nights of discovery on the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding islands on a luxury expedition offering reef moorings, a rainforest experience on Dunk Island and a chance to discover an uninhabited tropical island.

Weekly Grand Prizes:

A “Sydney Spectacular” five-night luxury stay at the Four Seasons Sydney Hotel; Harbour BridgeClimb; Captain Cook Cruises top deck lunch cruise; Sydney Opera House tour and dining; VIP Tour at the Sydney Aquarium; Australia By Air air safari and eco-tour to Blue Mountains.
A “Hamilton Island Romantic Getaway” enjoy four nights at the Reef View Hotel, full activities to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with Fantasea Cruises, and a Heart Reef scenic flight with Hamilton Island Aviation.
“Australia’s Outback Experience” Travel from Kakadu to Uluru (Ayers Rock) with hotel stays including Mirambeena Resort in Darwin, Voyages Alice Springs Resort, and Sails in the Desert. Enjoy the scenes of the Outback with five days car rental from Hertz and board the Ghan for an overnight train journey. Dine under the stars at the famous Sounds of Silence Dinner at Uluru.
Download the Vic Widget to see the prize on offer every day with a little desktop application. The widget will also post the name of the winner from the prize the previous day.

No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States, D.C., and Canada (except in the province of Quebec, where it is void, and wherever else prohibited or restricted by law), 18 years of age or older, as of September 4, 2006. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. See Official Rules for a list of prizes and details of the sweepstakes, available at The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Only one prize can be won by each winner.