If your spring or summer travels bring you through Amarillo, it may net you $1,000 in cold cash.

From March 1 through September 31, stay a night in an Amarillo hotel, motel or B&B, send us a copy of your receipt, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for $1,000. Stay two nights and we’ll enter your name twice; stay three nights and get three entries- up to a maximum of 10 entries for 10 nights.

There will be 10 drawings during the summer, so a total of $10,000 will be given away.

“It’s a challenging time for everyone to plan a trip. But for 10 lucky winners, chances are their entire trip to Amarillo will be more than paid for,” Jerry Holt, Vice President of the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council, says.

“Who wouldn't want a chance to win $1,000, much less while enjoying a stay in Amarillo? This is an excellent opportunity to encourage travelers to stay an extra day and see all of the wonderful attractions that exist in our hometown,” Phyllis Payne, General Manager of the Ambassador Hotel, said.

Why Amarillo?

It’s already a great value, with bargain pricing for accommodations, attractions, restaurants and shopping.

“Amarillo has an abundance of things to do, from TEXAS, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and the Amarillo Dillas, to name just a few. Add a chance to win $1,000 and there’s no reason to visit and stay anywhere else,” William V. Anderson, Executive Director of Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, says.

Other major attractions include Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, Wonderland Amusement Park, Big Texan Steak Ranch, Don Harington Discovery Center, Amarillo Botanical Garden, Amarillo Dusters arena football and the Amarillo Dillas baseball team.

For a complete list of attractions, see the Amarillo CVC web site at www.visitamarillotx.com.

This promotion is being launched through the Amarillo CVC web site and will be featured throughout the spring and summer in advertising and promotions across Texas and the region.

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce employees and their families, and Amarillo hotel, motel and B&B employees and their families, are not eligible for this contest. No purchase necessary. Complete rules are at

www.visitamarillotx.com/entersweepstakes.cfm.

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Visit the Amarillo CVC website at www.visitamarillotx.com