paradiseIf you haven’t tracked airfare prices with Yapta.com this month, you had better do so soon.  There’s only 5 days left where you can become eligible to win a 5-night, 6-day stay at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa in our 9 Months of Paradise by Marriott Sweepstakes.

Each month, we’re giving away a stay in the Caribbean or Mexico courtesy of Marriott.  Entering the sweepstakes is easy.  All you have to do is use Yapta.com in October to track the price of any flight.  For every flight you enter (up to 25), you’ll receive an additional chance at winning the Grand Prize.  We’re also giving away Bose on-ear headphones and Starbucks gift cards as secondary prizes.

Don’t think you have any chance of winning?  Either did these Grand Prize Winners:

Denise Underwood (Federal Way, WA)… Won a 5-night, 6-day stay at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

Laquitta Sobieski (Ocala, FL)…  Won a 5-night, 6-day stay at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino

Sharon Weinstein (Branford, CT)… Won a 5-night, 6-day stay at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Will Bentley (Hammonton, NJ)… Won a 5-night, 6-day stay at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • Southwest and AirTran each launched broad fare sales this morning, with fares dropping to as low as $25 each way on some Southwest flights. Both airlines’ sales cover flights into February, though there are the usual blackout dates around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.  (See the USA Today’s travel blog Today in the Sky for details.)
  • JetBlue began its new flights to Saint Lucia Monday with nonstop service to the island’s Hewanorra International Airport from the airline’s home at New York’s JFK International Airport. The airline now serves the island with nonstop flights every Monday, Thursday and Sunday, operated by its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
  • Adventures by Disney is giving away a three-night Disney Cruise to the Bahamas when you purchase a vacation on select Adventures by Disney trips to Europe, China, Australia, Costa Rica and the American Southwest. (See the LA Times’ Daily Travel & Deals blog for details.)