And the Winner is…

You really showed us how much love is out there, and it was pure ecstasy seeing how many of you gave the gift of the ‘munk. Thank you so much for sharing us with your friends and family—it’s folks like you that keep us goin’ strong.

We wish we could give all of you free travel, but alas, we had to select one winner. Out of all the submissions, we chose one lucky person at random to win the $500 Mr & Smith Hotel Collection giftcard. And that winner is…



Emily Crutcher, who’s been working hard on her dissertation and shared the love with her friend Alex!

Congrats, Emily. We hope you can manage to sneak away from your studies for a long weekend and enjoy some R & R. 

While yesterday was the last day to enter to win, it doesn’t mean you have to stop sharing the love. Head to to show your friends and fam you’ve got the inside scoop on travel.

- Jacqueline

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Share the Love and Win!

It’s your lucky leap year! With an extra day during February that means you get an extra day to Share the Love, and an extra chance to win a $500 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection Get A Room! giftcard. 

Since we kicked off this contest on Valentine’s Day, we’ve seen a lot people giving the gift of hipmunk and some adorable love notes exchanged, as well. Check them out:

From: Kelly

To: JT

Can’t wait for our trip! I love you <3 <3

From: Marina

To: Sasha and Cholponai

Happy Valentine’s Day to my dearest friends, Sasha and Cholponai :)

Me and my fave travel website, the Hipmunk, are sending you lots of love and wishes of happy travels. :)))

P.S. I generally don’t observe St. Val’s day, but couldn’t resist sending something so cute your way :) 

From: Kai

To: R

I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day! This little guy is gonna help us get to the sunshine as cheap as possible! Yaaay!

From: Rillion

To: Randy

It’s a contest, yes, but I like having the chance to recruit a chipmunk to tell you I love you.

To share the love, head to our homepage and click on the hipmunk’s sign. He’ll be your guide and will shoot a a note to your friend via email. Be sure to log-in or create an account for your chance to win. Tomorrow, March 1, we’ll randomly select one winner and post their name right here on the blog.

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The ‘Munk of Love

February is the designated month of love, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the hipmunk love we see on facebook, twitter and throughout the blogosphere all year round.

Now it’s our turn to give back some love with a chance to win a unique hotel experience.

When you head to our homepage, you’ll notice the cupid ‘munk who will be your guide to sharing the love. Let him know who is in need of a little hipmunk in their lives—whether they’re heading to their sister’s wedding in San Diego, planning a multi-city business trip, or just need a little smile to start their day—the cupid ‘munk will shoot a note over to your friend via email.

If you log in or create an account before sharing some hipmunk love with a friend between today and the end of the month (Feb 29…woo hoo, leap year!), we’ll enter you for a chance to win a $500 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection Get a Room! gift card. Our friends at Mr & Mrs Smith have some chic and fantastique boutique hotels in their global portfolio including some fabulous ones on our own continent in Los Angeles, NYC, Boston, and Montreal.

On March 1, we’ll randomly select one person who shared the love and post the winner’s name to our blog.

The finer print: we encourage you to share the love with all of your friends; however, to make sure nasty spammers don’t steal all of the fun, each person will only be entered to win once. See the official rules here.

And, as you know, we aim to take the agony out of your travel. So while you’re on the site, make sure to log in or create an account, and save your airline and hotel preferences. Also sign up for our newsletter and follow us on facebook and twitter  to get sneak peeks, exclusive promotions and savvy travel tips. We promise we will never spam you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

- Jacqueline

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