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Take a trip down memory lane for a chance to win $10,000!

Community Manager

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***This sweepstakes is now closed! Thanks to our community members for their participation! Congratulations to Brandon, Sandston, VA who is our randomly selected winner!

 

 

It’s that time of year when we all start reflecting on the travel adventures that took us around the sun. We’d like to hear about your most memorable travel experience in 2017 and give you a chance to jump-start your 2018 getaway.


Share your favorite travel memory from 2017— include an image you took that best captures your adventure and explain why this trip is top of your list!


To enter:


1.Sign in or Register for the Barclaycard Travel Community.


2.Visit our Discussion Board HERE.


3.Share an original image from your favorite travel adventure in 2017 in this Discussion Board and tell us why it was the best!  

 

Click here to view the full Sweepstake Rules.


>>>DO NOT POST YOUR ENTRY HERE. YOU MUST POST IT IN THE THREAD LINKED ABOVE TO QUALIFY<<<

61 Comments
Nationally Recognized

Great idea! I posted what appears to be the first entry, but I can't figure out how to post a photo, nor can I edit my entry to try to include one now. Help!

 

EDIT: notably, the Rich Text editor for this thread has a button to "Insert Photos", but that button is entirely missing from the editor for contest entries.

Community Manager

Hi @Lenin1991 - Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your story! I've updated the editing capabilities on the discussion board. You should be able to edit your story and insert your photo now. Please let us know if you have any other issues or questions. Thanks! 

County Wise

Hello and Happy New Year :)

 

I was able to successfully submit my memory to the discussion board, but I didn't see anywhere to accept the terms and conditions before I submitted it. Is there a separate box to check, or something that I'm missing?

 

Thanks!

City Slicker

I also cannot figure out how to add a photo on my entry. I can see here the option, but not on my post. Does being on mobile have anything to do with it?

Stately Explorer

If my story is related to going to a sports event, can I not post a picture with the logo of that team anywhere in the picture?

"Submission MUST NOT include or mention any copyrighted material, contain logos, brand or product names or trademarks, except those of the Sponsor other than material in which the Entrant owns copyrights."

City Slicker

How do you add the photo? 

Community Manager

Hi @Ctadeo, Happy New Year and thank you for your question! By submitting your entry in the sweepstakes, you are accepting the terms and conditions. You're all set, please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks for sharing your favorite 2017 travel memory! 

Community Manager

Hi @Suffer-cait, if you "select" the ellipsis button next to your post on the discussion board and "click" edit story, you should now be able to upload your photo from your mobile device. Please let me know if you have any additional issues when uploading. Thanks! 

 

@Dschutz92, I reviewed your post and I see you've successfully uploaded your image with your story. Thanks for sharing your favorite travel memory! If you have any other questions, please let us know. Thanks! 

 

 

City Slicker

I plan to share about my Spanish Immersion trip to Mexico. Is it o.k. to include a couple links, including one to my website which offers more information?

City Slicker

Also, how did I get the title "city slicker" under my name? I don't remember ever picking it. Can I edit it? I don't consider myself a city slicker - in fact, I don't even like cities. I do live in San Jose, but my ideal is to live in small towns. I have lived in Santa Cruz, CA and Tilaran, Guanacaste before. 

City Slicker

Where is the entry form mentioned in the terms and conditions of this competition?

 

"By clicking "Submit", Entrants will receive one (1) Submission into the Promotion. Entrant must complete the entry form with all required information on the entry page and click the "Submit" button for the Submission to be eligible.

City Slicker

Hi there. I submitted my story with picture to enter into the sweepstakes - but nowhere could I find where to click to accept terms. I also cannot figure out where to list my phone # in the lucky event I am chosen as the winner. Help with this please!

City Slicker

 None of the above description of how to enter the sweepstakes conforms to the terms and conditions document.  What is going on?

 

"To Enter: To participate in the Promotion, go to https://www.barclaycardtravel.com, log in with your Travel Community username and follow the instructions provided on the online entry form including: 

(1) Provide the requested registration information. 
(2) Tell us your favorite 2017 travel memory. 
(3) Upload your original photograph that helps illustrate your 2017 travel memory. 
(4) Agree that you are 18 years of age or older. 
(5) Read and accept the Official Rules. 
(6) Click the "Submit" button."


City Slicker

Yeah I'm starting to think this is some kind of ploy to get a bunch of people all registered to this site and sharing personal info and not actually awarding anything to anyone. One shouldn't have to wonder if they did things correclty or not - it should be straight-forward. But it's not.

City Slicker

Call me an idiot, but while I see the discussion board I can't figure out how to add to it. Do I have to go to the last page 17 and be the next person. Shouldn't there be a big obvious button that says, "Discuss here!".

How do I add my story?

City Slicker

@LooseLucy 

 

This, too, is a really blatant problem with this whole sweepstakes thing. It turns out that you must click the green box that says "Start a Conversation +" near the top-right of the page. This is misleading, because I would have thought "Start a Conversation" would mean to start an entirely new Discussion. The link should have been something more to the effect of "Post Your Story" or "Share Your Story" or "Enter Sweepstakes".

 

Again, this is a really poorly designed interface/process. And this being the 3rd time I add my frustration to this Comment thread, I doubt I would be selected as sweepstakes winner even if they don't end up scrapping this poorly put-together marketing thing.

 

Either way, still waiting on response from Admin @GeneaD

City Slicker

Hey, 
Posting for the first time. Intended to enter the Down Memory Lane Sweepstake, yet somehow I only posted my picture and story to Travel Stories. 

There is no official entry button for this sweepstakes that I could see.
I would really like to make that my entry. Please advise.

Thanks

 

City Slicker

Back again,

So I read through other comments and I followed someone elses suggestions and it looks like my story has posted under the sweepstakes, but I never came across an official entry form or accepted the rules and terms. 

Have a missed a major requirement or am I still registered? 

Thanks

Community Manager

Hi @stevesoffers, thank you for reaching out. Generally any sports team logo is copyrighted material, therefore, it may not be submitted. However, if you have a photo of the event that doesn’t contain the sports team logo or cannot be clearly identified, then this would be considered eligible for entry. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks! 

Community Manager

Hi @gcovello, your Spanish Immersion trip to Mexico sounds awesome! You may include links in your submission, please be mindful that your links drive to sites that adhere to the sweepstakes rules.

 

The title “City Slicker” under your name is the initial rank all users receive when they register for the Community. Ranks are earned for various activities in the community— for example, posting stories, interacting on the discussion boards, kudos, etc. Here’s a list of all of the ranks:  City Slicker,  Country Wise, Stately Explorer, Nationally Recognized, Internationally Known and Continental Advisor. Thanks!

Community Manager

Hi @Carlitchner, thank you for your message and for sharing your travel memory in the sweepstakes! The page you filled out on the “Take a Trip Down Memory Lane” discussion board (Subject > Body> Upload Photo > Post Story)  is your entry form into the sweepstakes. As you long as you completed the required fields then your submission is eligible. Hope this helps! Thanks!

Community Manager

@ScubaAlex, thanks for submitting your travel memory into the sweepstakes. By posting your entry on the sweepstakes discussion board, you are accepting the terms and conditions.  The winner will be randomly selected and notified by email (the email address you registered with your Travel Community username). Thanks!

Community Manager

@LooseLucy, thanks for your feedback. You submit your travel memory by clicking “Start a Conversation” on the right hand page of the Sweepstake Discussion Board. @ScubaAlex, we appreciate your feedback as well and are working to update the button to display “Submit Your Entry” on the discussion board page. Stay tuned. Thanks again!

Community Manager

Hi @Dobler5, thank you for sharing your “Summer Road Trip” travel memory!  By submitting your entry in the sweepstakes, you are accepting the terms and conditions outlined in the rules. You’re all registered for the “Take a Trip Down Memory Lane” sweepstakes! If you have any additional questions, please let us know. Thanks!

City Slicker

There is no link to create/post a comment.

City Slicker

I seriously cannot find the button to upload my fav 2017 pic and story.....

County Wise

To enter, I think I was only able to do 2 and 3, help?

 

(1) Provide the requested registration information.
(2) Tell us your favorite 2017 travel memory.
(3) Upload your original photograph that helps illustrate your 2017 travel memory.
(4) Agree that you are 18 years of age or older.
(5) Read and accept the Official Rules.
(6) Click the "Submit" button.

Community Manager

Hi @BabeAndMacGyver, You submit your travel memory by clicking “Start a Conversation” (green button) located on the right corner of the Sweepstakes Discussion Board page.  I’ve provided a screen grab below. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks! 

 

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Community Manager

Hi @wheresjeyr, thanks for sharing your most memorable travel of 2017! If you completed all of the required fields in your entry (Subject > Body> Upload Photo > Post Story), you’ve read and agreed with the official rules and you’re 18 years of age or older, then your entry is eligible. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

City Slicker

When I complete Step 1 and at the bottom of the page I click on NEXT STEP it sends me back to page 1.  What am I doing wrong that I can not get to step 2?  Is there a limit on the number of words you may use in a story?  Thanks for any and all help.

County Wise

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Is there a limit to the number of photo/essays we can enter? 

City Slicker
I can't figure out how to enter this sweepstakes. I joined the community and I click on the discussion board, but the link keeps taking me back to the sign in page. Where am I supposed to post my entry? Thanks.
City Slicker

Could you please comment on the following:

Even though my favorite travel adventure of 2017 was because of a tour guide from a particular tour company, I cannot follow the rules of good writing by naming them or their tour company in my submission because that would be mentioning their "brand" ???

Do I understand that correctly?

City Slicker

Hi I just uploaded my favorite travel memory story.  But now I want to upload the photo.  Can you please tell me how I can add that to When Your Loverboy, Guapo Hombre Spontaneously Dances in Ice Beer Garden????  Thanks, Helen  at tendernest@msn.com

 

 

Thanks for your assistance!!!!!!

Internationally Known

So is the winner randomly drawn from all entries, and story originality or quality has no bearing? Thanks

City Slicker

to enter the swepstakes do you post pic and text where it says "Start a Conversation" tab?

Community Manager

Hi @ez2pleze, thanks for reaching out! Each participant is allowed one submission per person. The sweepstakes rules require one photo per entry, however you may upload additional photos.  Let me know if this is helpful or if you have any other questions. Thanks!

Community Manager

Hi everyone – We’ve updated the submission button on the Sweepstakes board.  To enter, please click “Submit Your Entry” at the top right corner of the sweepstakes board.  Please see screen grab of the entry page and button (highlighted in yellow) below. If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you! @arcoiris17 @panther1us

 

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Community Manager

Hi @imhelen – Sure, I’m happy help!

 

Go to your entry on the sweepstakes discussion board, “select” the ellipsis button next your post and “click” edit story. Then “click” on the camera icon labeled photos. You will be able to insert your image in this section.

 

Here’s a direct link to your post: https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Take-a-Trip-Down-Memory-Lane/When-Your-Loverboy-Guapo-Hombre-Sp... 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!!

Community Manager

Hi @Ed4000, thanks for your question! Yes, that’s correct the winner is randomly drawn from all entries. However your entry could inspire other travel enthusiasts to shape their next journey. For new community members not familiar with your stories, they might be interested in reviewing and potentially “kudo-ing” previously published “travel stories” based on your sweepstakes submission. We also plan to feature some entries in different areas of the community. Hope this helps! Looking forward to reading your favorite 2017 adventure! If you have any other questions, let me know. Thanks! 

Internationally Known

Yes, that is how I read the T&C. It is not a "contest" but rather a "sweepstakes" among those who meet the stated minimum eligibility requirements. So no need to rack your brain for your most killer story. 

Internationally Known

Good, because my brain is racked enough, and Stormtroopin2 is the best story teller around these parts anyway!

 

City Slicker

My entry has been added twice - how do i delete one?

City Slicker

I'd love to aprticipate but all of my photo are being rejected due to excessive size.  How do I reduce the size of the files for submission?


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It’s that time of year when we all start reflecting on the travel adventures that took us around the sun. We’d like to hear about your most memorable travel experience in 2017 and give you a chance to jump-start your 2018 getaway.


Share your favorite travel memory from 2017— include an image you took that best captures your adventure and explain why this trip is top of your list!


To enter:


1.Sign in or Register for the Barclaycard Travel Community.


2.Visit our Discussion Board HERE.


3.Share an original image from your favorite travel adventure in 2017 in this Discussion Board and tell us why it was the best!  

 

Click here to view the full Sweepstake Rules.


>>>DO NOT POST YOUR ENTRY HERE. YOU MUST POST IT IN THE THREAD LINKED ABOVE TO QUALIFY<<<


 

City Slicker

I just noticed my entry to the take a trip down memory lane is short one word.  Can I edit it?

 

thanks, Jim Dooley, jiminsd

City Slicker

Is there way to edit to add a photo? I did not see where to add before I posted.

 

Thanks!

City Slicker

wrote:

memoryBanner_2_1200x628.jpg

 

It’s that time of year when we all start reflecting on the travel adventures that took us around the sun. We’d like to hear about your most memorable travel experience in 2017 and give you a chance to jump-start your 2018 getaway.


Share your favorite travel memory from 2017— include an image you took that best captures your adventure and explain why this trip is top of your list!


To enter:


1.Sign in or Register for the Barclaycard Travel Community.


2.Visit our Discussion Board HERE.


3.Share an original image from your favorite travel adventure in 2017 in this Discussion Board and tell us why it was the best!  

 

Click here to view the full Sweepstake Rules.


>>>DO NOT POST YOUR ENTRY HERE. YOU MUST POST IT IN THE THREAD LINKED ABOVE TO QUALIFY<<<


Surprise,Surprise.

City Slicker

I forgot to add my photo. can I edit my submission and include the photo?

Community Manager

Hi @AllFive – did you add your submission to the sweepstakes discussion board located here: https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Take-a-Trip-Down-Memory-Lane/bd-p/memory-lane-sweepstakes

 

I see you created the same “travel story” twice on your profile, but I’m unable to locate your submission on the board. In order for your entry to be eligible for the sweepstakes, please add your story to the Sweepstakes Board.

 

I removed your duplicate travel story. In the future you can edit your post by clicking “article options” button on the story page and selecting edit from the dropdown menu.

 

If you have any additional questions let me know. Thanks! 

Community Manager

Hi @robbwith2Bs – yes, sometimes if you add the image to a word file and save a copy of the image from the word file it will reduce the size. Also, you can select the image size as small when you’re uploading your photo on the discussion board. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks!  

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