‘Regis and Kelly’ Plans February Sweeps Vacation Giveaways

Jan 10, 2006  •  Post A Comment

“Live With Regis and Kelly” has upped the ante for the show’s signature travel trivia contest to be broadcast during this year’s February sweeps.

Last year, “Live” took a liner full of viewers on a week-long cruise. This year’s promotion, called the “Out of Control February Fantasy” contest, will give viewers a chance to design vacations to anywhere in the world for themselves and up to 11 family members and friends. Winners will receive cash to cover meals and incidental expenses for each traveler for seven days and six nights. In addition, the show will cover the taxes on the winning packages.

Starting Monday, Jan. 30, one winner will be chosen per weekday. The show is teaming with travel Web site IgoUgo.com for the promotion.

During the week of Jan. 16-20, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will dole out one clue per day on “Live.” Viewers who wish to enter must collect all five clues and submit them online or on postcards. Selected contestants who correctly answer the day’s trivia questions will spin the wheel to determine how many guests they can take with them.