The "Other Keys"
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Florida in the summer is great, but Florida in the winter? Even better.

In our latest contest, Visit Sarasota is offering one lucky reader and a guest a chance to counter winter’s advances with a four-day getaway to Florida’s “Other Keys”—Longboat and Lido in sunny, sparkling Sarasota County, Florida. The amazing package, which you can enter to win at the bottom of this page, includes (for both people):

  • Roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S.
  • 2 nights at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, with breakfast daily and 2 daily Resort Activity Passes (unlimited access to the tennis gardens, golf courses, watersports, Mind and Motion fitness studio, Kids Camp)
  • 2 nights at Lido Beach Resort, with breakfast daily
  • Dinner at Lido Grille
  • Kayaking excursion in the mangroves

Here’s how to enter:
Use the form below to sign up for my newsletter, and follow me on Twitter and Facebook for additional entries. (If you’re already a subscriber/follower, just check the appropriate boxes.) You can then use the form to follow The Resort at Longboat Key Club (@LBKCR) and Lido Beach Resort (@LidoBeachResort) on Twitter—and Like the Longboat Facebook page and the Lido Facebook page and the Visit Sarasota Facebook page—for even more entries.

The contest runs Wednesday, November 6th through midnight on Tuesday, November 19th.

The fine print:
All official rules apply. Also, the prize package is subject to availability, and blackout dates apply.

Good luck!

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19 Comments On "Win a Trip to Longboat and Lido—Florida's "Other Keys""
  1. PointsandTravel ✈ (@Pointsandtravel)|

    John, the twitter link is too long by 1, so an error message shows up and does not allow for the chance for that entry.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      thanks for letting me know! Will fix now

  2. Kay Dougherty|

    Don’t know why but I couldn’t get the “Tweet” to work from this site or from cutting and pasting it in Hootsuite. Will try again later!

  3. CasSandra|

    John, Links to FB Likes on the following: Facebook “Like”Longboat Key Club, Facebook “Like”Visit Sarasota, Facebook “Like”Visit Sarasota. They just spin and spin without going to any page

  4. Pamela H|

    Thank you for the opportunity to get away!

  5. elisse|

    I already follow you on Twitter @elkhorninn, but I keep getting an error message when I try to “authorize the app” to follow you on twitter! :-(

    1. Anonymous|

      It confirmed my Twitter follow! ;-)

    2. Dan (PromoSimple)|

      Hi Elisse,
      I’ve verified that your Twitter follow for JohnnyJet was recorded but if you have any questions or issues please feel free to email us at support @

  6. Plainsgal|

    Would love to see the Keys this time of year when its cold up in PA.

  7. Marcia Cloutier (@MarciaCloutier)|

    I loved your fallen soldier story too. I cried as I read it…

  8. Susie|

    If I win, will make a sidetrip to NoName Key, you’re welcome to join me at the NoName Bar for a burger and beer

  9. Ross Olson|

    Thank you for this generous giveaway! My wife and I could use a really fantastic getaway! Ross Olson

  10. David Kyle (@DavidKyle702)|

    A friend of mine recently moved to St.Pete and said that entire area down there is amazing. I’d love to get out of Vegas and hit the beach!

  11. nancy reid|

    Wonderful trip but can’t enter by any of the twitter links

  12. Carl Todasco|


  13. Jesse|

    Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed

  14. Kirsten|

    Another great contest! Thank you, Johnny.

  15. Mariah|

    Just letting you ,know that I leave for this trip in less than 4 weeks and am very excited to finally get away for my anniversary that happened last August.

  16. F Way|

    Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good site!

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