Road trippers traveling through Iowa can win hundreds of dollars in gift cards this summer

posted in Economic Development on July 6, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Iowa Tourism Office is offering incentives to anyone taking a road trip to and through Iowa this summer, including $200 gift cards.

The "Fuel Your Road Trip" initiative will award $25 gift cards (while supplies last) to anyone who plans their road trip using the Build a Trip tool available at In addition, each week through August 31, the Iowa Tourism Office will give away a $200 gift card. The official sweepstake rules can be found here.

The Iowa Tourism Office says gift card recipients can choose from a variety of select restaurants and travel-related services.

"We know that travelers are ready to hit the road, and Iowa offers endless adventure," Amy Zeigler, State Tourism Manager for the Iowa Tourism Office said. "Our research shows Iowans and residents in our neighboring states are more interested in taking trips closer to home this season. Whether they’re looking for natural lakes, historic caves, fine dining or local breweries, it’s all here waiting for them in Iowa. We’re excited to help fuel that journey and assist with our industry rebound."

Travelers who engage via social media during their visit will have the chance to win additional gift cards.

According to the Iowa Economic Development Authority, tourism in Iowa generates nearly $9 billion in expenditures and $517.5 million in state taxes, while employing 70,200 people statewide.


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