oM Giveaway: Free Membership PLUS $200 Visa Gift Card

After a long, hard-working 2010 and a brutally cold month of January, we’re announcing a special contest giveaway for this first of February 2011. Our favorite home exchange site is giving away two (or really, 40,000) things and you could be the very lucky someone to win them.

The big ticket item (promising memories to last a lifetime) is a free year-long membership to—or a second free year if you’re already a member—AND a $200 Visa Gift Card. (Don’t refresh the page. You’re reading this correctly. We know, it’s pretty super.)

We recently interviewed the founder of and were reminded of why we love to travel, especially when it means living like a local and paying zilch for a beautiful home someplace exotic around the world, or just a quick train ride away from New York City.

If you’d like to have 39,000 homes at your disposal and $200 in your pocket, enter to win by doing the following quick and easy things:

1) Follow us on Twitter and tweet this message (if you already follow us, just tweet!):

“Win a free membership to plus a $200 Visa card! Just follow @offManhattan and RT!”


2) Sign up for our email list. (If you’re already a subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win the giveaway.)

Enter your email address:

At the conclusion of your first home exchange, an editor from would love to hear a bit about your experience, so we hope you won’t be shy when it comes time to share the details of your exciting journey!

You can do 1) and 2) to be entered twice, and tweet once a day to be entered multiple times to increase your chance of winning. Deadline is Tuesday , February 8th at 11:59pm EST – a winner will be chosen at random and announced the next day. Good luck!