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Being sharp on Facebook could win you a free vacation to Spain.
The country's tourism office is offering free vacations to the person who best answers questions on Facebook about the country and its customs. The contest will last through the end of February.
The tourism office said in a statement that the winner will get a week's holiday per year, for three years, plus air fare to and from Spain. Lodgings will be provided at stately Parador hotels, many of which are refurbished castles or monasteries.
Contestants have to answer a daily question on Spain that shows up at

Southwest's 3-day sale

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Southwest launches 3-day fare sale
DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines is offering a sale geared toward leisure travelers who want to make short trips this spring.
Southwest said Tuesday it will sell tickets starting at $39 each way on some routes under 500 miles.
As usual, the airline didn't say how many seats it will offer at the sale price. The sale ends Thursday.
Delta, American, United, Continental and US Airways matched the sale prices on routes where they compete with Southwest, said Tom Parsons, CEO of


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