ResortQuest Treasure Hunters Discover Nearly $30,000 in Prizes at Contest’s Halfway Mark
Winners get to experience luxury vacations for less than $5

FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. (March 8, 2010) — Midway through an 11-week $1-a-day giveaway promotion, ResortQuest has distributed $29,384.61 worth of luxury ski accommodations in total winnings to savvy and persistent treasure hunters from Ocala, Fla., to Broken Arrow, Okla.

Each week the ResortQuest Vacation Treasure Hunt features a different ResortQuest rental property — a condo, vacation home or hotel suite — at a ski destination in Aspen, Breckenridge/Keystone or Steamboat, Colo.; Park City, Utah, or Sun Valley, Idaho. The lucky winner is entitled to a vacation stay at the economical cost of $1 per day.

During the past five weeks avid hunters have found themselves scouring ResortQuest’s Web site for clues, while others chalked it up to pure chance.

Mary B. of Decatur, Ga., is the latest winner of ResortQuest’s online Vacation Treasure Hunt. On Tuesday, March 2, she won a five-night stay for $1 a day at <> #202 in Breckenridge, Colo.— a prize valued at nearly $2,400.

“I still can’t believe I won,” said Mary. “My three kids were jumping up and down wanting to know what happened and my husband was equally shocked. It was very exciting.”

As a full-time mom and part-time bookkeeper, Mary’s day-to-day schedule is full. Determined to win the Vacation Treasure Hunt, she put a reminder on her weekly calendar and set the kitchen timer to 7:50 p.m. every Tuesday to remind her to go to the computer and wait for the first clue.

“I once won a pair of tickets in a raffle, but I can’t even remember what they were to,” said Mary. “This, however, I will never forget.”

Mary plans on making her trip to Breckenridge a fun-filled family getaway with her husband and three sons.

BlueSky Breckenridge #202 is a platinum-rated condominium at the newest luxury resort in Breckenridge. With only 52 residences, this boutique resort is a luxurious and intimate property complete with quality furnishings and extraordinary views of the surrounding mountainous region. The unit also features a gourmet-style kitchen, fireplace with a stone hearth and private furnished balcony.

Other winners stretch across the nation:
Jeremy F. won a five-night stay at Aspen Lodge #4204 at Trappeur’s Crossing Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. — a $3,500 value.

Chelsea B. of Ocala, Fla., won five nights at the gold-rated Resort Plaza in Park City, Utah — a prize valued at $5,000.

Debra O. of Broken Arrow, Okla., won a five-night stay in the Royal King Suite #2208 at The Inn at Aspen in Aspen, Colo. — a prize valued at $2,200.

Jim H. of Carefree, Ariz., won a five-night stay for $1 a day at the platinum-rated River Ridge Townhomes in Sun Valley, Idaho — a prize valued at $4,500.

Carlyle R. of Acworth, Ga., won a five-night stay at Mont Cervin Plaza #23 in Park City, Utah — a prize valued at $6,300.

ResortQuest Vacation Treasure Hunt is held every week until March 30. The next contest — featuring a five-night stay April 10 through April 15 — starts Tuesday, March 9, at 8 p.m. EST.

To participate in the contest, treasure hunters navigate through ResortQuest’s ski-destination Web sites to locate a hidden treasure map icon. The treasure map reveals the toll-free number and promotion code needed to call and claim the prize. The Web site offers clues to help treasure hunters find the location of the map. New clues are continually added until someone finds the map and calls to claim the treasure.

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

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

Media Contact: Buck Banks, NewmanPR, 305-461-3300;

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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