SOURCE: Endless Vacation Rentals by Wyndham Worldwide

Endless Vacation Rentals by Wyndham Worldwide

May 06, 2010 09:42 ET

What Do Poipu Beach, Misplaced Public Displays of Affection and Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright All Have in Common?

Three Women Entertain Thousands and Win Big as Endless Vacation Rentals (EVR) Concludes Search for America's Funniest Vacation Stories

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -  The votes are in and America has spoken, selecting three lucky ladies as Grand Prize vacation winners for stories that made us smile this Spring.

Heather Armstrong of Oakland, California, while vacationing on "Pee Street" near Hawaii's Poipu Beach, had a brother who made a significant faux pas at an island music shop, offending locals by pronouncing Poipu beach "poo-poo-pee." Kim Smyth of New Lenox, Illinois, in a case of mistaken identity, gave a little TLC and a big surprise to a total stranger instead of to her husband while walking behind him in the darkened waiting line of Space Mountain at Disney®. And Linda Comb's husband of Vandalia, Ohio, mistook former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for the secretary at the school in Ohio where she works while dining at an upscale restaurant in Paris, creating quite a stir and embarrassing Linda beyond words.

As the top vote-getter, Heather will receive a one-week vacation through valued at up to $5,000 USD, plus $5,000 USD in either cash or gift cards. Kim and Linda will each receive a one-week vacation and either cash or gift cards totaling $2,500 USD and $1,000 USD respectively.

"As one of the world's largest vacation rental providers, we are delighted to send these three storytellers from our 'Laugh out Loud' Vacation Contest on fantastic getaways in exchange for sharing their funniest vacation moments with America," said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the parent company of EVR. "More importantly, in anticipation of the busy summer travel season ahead, Endless Vacation Rentals is creating a very attractive deal for travelers to showcase the incredible value vacation rentals provide. We've decided to offer $100 USD in savings on weekly vacation rentals of $500 USD or more for travelers who book on between today and August 15, 2010. From spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom unit accommodations with multiple bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens -- the resort selections on are endless and offer so much more space, flexibility and value than traditional hotel rooms for Americans vacationing with their families. With many of these vacations priced at less than $100 USD per family per night, these one-week vacation rentals are already an incredible value and we're hoping that this $100 USD booking incentive we're offering on top will help those who've never tried a vacation rental discover the value they've been missing out on this summer."

As part of the contest, visitors were also able to try their luck at the online instant win game to receive one of the 13 Last Minute VacationsSM valued at $379 USD, as well as tickle Fat Chance, the pink hippo and contest mascot. EVR surpassed its goal of collecting 100,000 tickles and is fulfilling its commitment to send two deserving families, selected by Christel House International Foundation and the Starlight Children's Foundation, on a dream vacation.

To read the winning stories and sign up to be notified of upcoming contests and special offers from Endless Vacation Rentals, visit To take advantage of the $100 USD savings offer on vacation rentals, visits and book by August 15, 2010, using the promotion code 100Spring10**.

**Travel offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Promotional discounts may not apply to all properties. Other restrictions may apply. Offer void where prohibited by law.

About Endless Vacation Rentals®
Endless Vacation Rentals, one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), provides access to one of the largest collection of global vacation rentals in the industry, allowing travelers to browse from more than 200,000 accommodations. At it's as easy and convenient to search for, view availability, and book vacation rentals as booking typical hotel accommodations online. For more information on Endless Vacation Rentals or to book a vacation rental, visit or call 1-877-STAY-EVR (1-877-782-9387).

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