ResortQuest Poised to Award Another $50,000 in Vacation Prizes with Extended "Vacation Treasure Hunt" Contest

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ResortQuest to give away a 5-night stay for $5, every Tuesday through September. Winners will stay in one of ResortQuest's beach vacation rental properties--a condo, vacation home or hotel suite on the Florida Panhandle, Alabama's Gulf Coast, South Carolina, or Delaware.

Fresh off the success of its ski-oriented Vacation Treasure Hunt, ResortQuest stands poised to award another $50,000+ in vacation rental stays as it expands the popular online contest to its beach locations.

The first participant to win ResortQuest's beach vacation prize was Ms. Jeanette B. of Cincinnati, Ohio. As she works at a travel agency, Jeanette was already familiar with ResortQuest's vacation rentals, regularly recommending the company to her clients. She's excited that her first-hand experience of staying at a ResortQuest property on the Florida panhandle will benefit her travel clients, though she admits she's most looking forward to "lying on the beach and doing nothing."

Jeanette and her guests--she hasn't yet decided who should come with her--will enjoy five nights at Waterscape Condominiums in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The two-bedroom, two-bath condominium overlooks the resort's Tropical Oasis Gardens and Pools, with views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico just beyond. The prize is valued at $2,400, but as winner of the Vacation Treasure Hunt, Jeanette will pay just $5.

"We've received such great feedback from our Treasure Hunt participants so far," says Cheryl Spezia, vice president of marketing for ResortQuest. "Continuing the contest through the summer travel season will allow us to introduce guests to ResortQuest's wonderful vacation rentals at beach resorts such as Waterscape, Azure, Wild Dunes, Sea Pines and TOPS'L."

The winner's advice for future treasure seekers? "Don't give up," she says pointedly. And Jeanette should know. She began playing the online vacation contest when it was launched in January and even came painfully close to winning last month. Jeanette found the hidden treasure map in March, only to discover the prize had been awarded just moments before her call. When she found the map last Tuesday, she says, "I could feel my heart beating" and hoped that this time she'd be the winner. In the end, she's happy that she won the beach trip instead, as she confesses, "I don't know how to ski!"

Last week's contest was the first of 26 weekly promotions. ResortQuest will give away a 5-night stay for $5 every Tuesday through September. Winners will stay in one of ResortQuest's luxurious beach vacation rental properties--a condo, vacation home or hotel suite on the Florida Panhandle, Alabama's Gulf Coast, South Carolina or Delaware. A new contest starts each Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT, April 6 through September 28.

To participate in the contest, treasure hunters navigate through ResortQuest's beach-destination Web sites, solving clues and searching for a hidden treasure map icon. The treasure map reveals a toll-free number and promotion code needed to call and claim the prize.

To learn more about the contest rules and how to participate in ResortQuest's Vacation Treasure Hunt, visit Vacation Treasure Hunt.

For more information about ResortQuest, contact Cheryl Spezia at 850-362-4008 or toll-free at 800-862-4853.

Headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the nation, with a portfolio of nearly 10,000 U.S. vacation rental properties. With partner affiliates in North America and Europe, ResortQuest offers more than 100,000 vacation rental options in over 140 destinations worldwide.

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