Home for the Holidays

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Home for the Holidays Contest Final Version (3)

Everyone’s favorite season has finally arrived! It’s the time of year when ice skating downtown with friends every weekend is the norm, drinking hot chocolate and eating sweet treats daily is acceptable, and heading home to spend time with family and friends is what every college student looks forward to the most. I, like most students, love being away at school for the majority of the semester. However, as soon as Mariah Carey Christmas carols hit the radio and bells start ringing for The Salvation Army outside of the local grocery store, my anticipation to get home for the holidays begins.

Although we all look forward to heading home for the holidays, we at eCampus.com understand that for some, it can be difficult to get there. No one should have to spend their holiday in a deserted college town for lack of traveling expenses. Now, with our help, hopefully no one will have to! We are proud to announce our Home for the Holidays contest. We are celebrating the season of giving by paying for one student to travel home for the holidays. One lucky winner will receive a $300 check to spend on travel expenses this holiday season. Whether by plane, train or automobile, we want to send you home for the holidays!

To enter, simply answer the question “What do you love most about going home for the holidays?” through our Facebook or Twitter page. For Twitter, tweet your answer to @ecampusdotcom using #homefortheholidays. For Facebook, visit the eCampus.com Facebook page and click on the Home for the Holidays link at the top of the page.

For those of you who will be traveling on your own dime this holiday season, don’t forget to check out Orbitz.com for top travel deals.

Good luck and happy holidays from the eCampus.com team!

Home for the Holidays Infographic


‘Tis the season for student travel! Through a student survey and some great data from our friends at Amtrak we found that 88% of students are planning to travel this holiday season.  Most students are traveling alone by car to make it home this holiday season.  There will be enough spent on gas for 1,943,576 students to rent textbooks for an entire semester!

Over 80,000 students will be traveling by train this holiday season on Amtrak.  Using the Student Advantage Card those students will enjoy over $850,000 in savings!  Among the Amtrak everyday passenger discounts, the Student Advantage Card holders get a 15% discount when riding the Amtrak trains. The Student Advantage Card is the nation’s largest student discount program for students 16 years of age and older to access thousands of discount locations across the country, near your campus and online. Get your Amtrak Student Advantage Card today to start your savings on train travels with Amtrak.  Are you headed home for the holidays?

Sources: eCampus.com & Amtrak Student Advantage

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Are You Headed Home for the Holidays? (infographic)
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