It’s officially summer and the open road is calling! This summer, the Sears Auto Center is looking for 21 teams of adventurers to travel America’s most iconic highways. Through the “Exploring My America” campaign, each team selected will embark on a week-long journey along one of nine famous American roadways, outfitted with everything they need for the trip, including an HD video camera and WiFi card to document their travels along the way. How cool is that, I might need to sign up for this except I’m not sure my little ones are ready to go traveling in the car.
These highways will include:
- Pacific Coast/Highway 101: Olympic National Park, Forks, Wash., to San Diego
- Route 66: Chicago to Los Angeles
- Coast to Coast/Route 20: Oregon Coast to Provincetown, Mass.
- Atlantic Coast/Route 1: New York City to Key West, Fla.
- Road to Nowhere/Highway 83: South Padre Island, Texas to Bismarck, N.D.
- Appalachian Trail: Atlanta to Gorham, N.H.
- Loneliest Road/Highway 50: San Francisco to Ocean City, Md.
- Great River Road: Grand Rapid, Minn., to New Orleans
- Dixie Overland Highway/Highway 80: Savannah, Ga., to San Diego
I’ve done the Pacific Coast/Highway 101 drive before it is a very beautiful drive and a very relaxing vacation. Stop and go as you want with all of the beautiful beaches along the coast line. We went from Washington all the way down to LA.
Each team will be competing for cash and prizes as they document their travels. After the teams are selected, you can vote for the best videos at exploringmyamerica.com beginning July 11. Your votes will help determine daily and weekly winners. Each week, the best road tripper will receive a $500 cash prize. Sears Auto Center will also choose top content and moment of the week awards and hand out a $200 Sears Auto Center gift card to the submitting team. So have a ton of fun, be creative and share it with everyone else. And if you weren’t selected, your votes could make you a winner. Daily voters will be entered into a random drawing to receive $100 cash or Sears Auto Center credit. For official sweepstakes rules and details, visit exploringmyamerica.com.
Would You like to Be One of the Teams:
Log on to on to www.exploringmyamerica.com to submit an audition video for a chance to have your team selected for the road trip. Beginning July 11, three teams will depart each week for seven weeks on their great American adventure. Prior to departure, each team will receive an inspection from the Sears Auto Center Blue Crew, $500 in Sears Auto Center store credit for any last minute tune-ups and $1,500 in travel funds for food, gas, lodging and other expenses. As teams share their travels each day through video, they will compete for cash prizes. America will vote for the favorite videos and simply by casting their vote, they too could win cash ($100 or Sears Auto Center credit). Road trip team submissions will be accepted through August 8.
Everyone can Win:
Enter to win a paid vacation along an iconic highway
Vote on the travelers selected and win prizes
Sears Auto Center: Getting You Ready for All Your Summer Road Trips
Selected to participate in this campaign or not, remember the tune up before you travel on the road. Sears Auto Center carries all the essentials you need to drive safely across America. Sears Auto Center also has the products to take your car to the next level, including custom wheels, performance suspensions and navigation systems. For more information, visit sears.com/auto.
No Entries are on this post, this is a sponsored post. In addition to this sponsored post I have worked with Sears Holding Corporation in the past. I was even in one of the Kmart on-line marketing pieces.