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Awkward Family Photos Contest: Day 2

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We're so excited to have the Awkward Family Photos Game in our store that we've partnered with FamilyAndPartyGames.com to run a contest to give away copies of the game!

Each day, we're posting an awkward photo from the game along with a caption prompt. Post your best response to the prompt in the comments, and we'll pick 3 winners each day to get their very own copies of the game.

Today's awkward photo and prompt...

What was the last thing said by the person in this photo before it was taken?

Leave your captions in the comments!

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Awkward Family Photos: The Game

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Just flip over classic and never-before-seen Awkward Family Photos featuring uncomfortable moments including vacations, weddings and holidays, and read aloud the open-ended questions.


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Owe Money to the IRS? You Could Score a Free One-Way Trip with JetBlue
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April 18—Tax Day—is fast approaching. Not expecting a fat refund check? Here’s some consolation: Travel + Leisure reports that JetBlue is giving away 1000 free one-way flights to taxpayers who owe money to Uncle Sam.

The airline launched its Tax Return Return Flight giveaway on April 11. The giveaway runs until April 25, and you’re eligible to enter once a day. Just visit JetBlueTaxReturnFlight.com and fill out the required fields (name, email, age, and whether you owe money to the IRS on your 2016 return).

JetBlue will select 66 winners each day during the promotion’s first 14 days, and on the last day, they’ll choose 76 winners. These lucky individuals—who will receive the good news via email—will score a one-way flight certificate, which they can use to book trips anywhere in the contiguous United States or Alaska. That said, the certificate is only valid between May 1 and June 15, 2017, so consider whether or not you’re up for a spur-of-the-moment spring break trip before throwing your hat in the ring.

The promotion is open to adults ages 18 or older. All must be legal residents of one of the contiguous 48 United States, Washington, DC, or Alaska. (Sorry, Hawaii.) Winners probably won’t be required to show JetBlue their tax forms, but in the name of honesty (and karma), don't lie about owing money just to snag a discount trip.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

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Megabus Wants to Throw You a Free Wedding (on a Megabus)
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Marriage can be a bumpy road, but Megabus wants to give one lucky couple a smooth start by awarding them a free wedding. The discount travel company's new “Marry Me On A Megabus” sweepstakes provides winners with an all-expenses-paid ceremony aboard a bus, along with two round-trip tickets for the honeymoon and $2500 in cash.

For most people, buses don’t exactly scream “romance.” But according to Sean Hughes, Megabus's director of public affairs, they often serve as a vehicle for lasting love.

"Over the past 10 years, we have loved hearing about couples that have met on a Megabus or used megabus.com to travel to see their long-distance loves," Hughes said in a news release. "It's a pleasure to play Cupid and be a part of so many people's love life."

Touching anecdotes aside, all couples—not just far-flung sweethearts—are invited to enter Megabus’s giveaway until February 21, either through the company's Facebook page or an online form. Submit the story of how you met, and why exactly you want to be married on a Megabus. (The giveaway’s perks—which, in addition to a paid honeymoon, include free music, flowers, and an officiant; and complimentary transportation to and from the ceremony—probably don’t count toward your answer.)

The winning duo will be announced on social media on March 15, 2017; they can select a wedding destination from more than 100 cities. Interested couples can view the official sweepstakes rules online.

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