Fifty Winners Chosen, Fifty More to Go
in the "Get Off Your County Seat" Sweepstakes

Second-round of winners chosen for weekend getaway to the Raleigh area

Raleigh, NC -- The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau and American
Express invite North Carolina residents to "Get Off Your County Seat" and visit Raleigh,
during a year-long sweepstakes rewarding 100 winners, one from each of North
Carolina's 100 counties, with a personalized weekend getaway to the Raleigh area.
Twenty-five North Carolinian's have been chosen in the second-round of drawings,
bringing the total number of winner to 50. The next set of 25 winners will be chosen in

Winners from the following counties have been chosen: Buncombe, Caldwell, Carteret,
Catawba, Chowan, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Franklin,
Gaston, Gates, Granville, Hertford, Jackson, Jones, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery,
Nash, Orange, Pasquotank, Pitt, Richmond, Rowan, Sampson, Polk, Randolph, Wake,
Watauga, Wayne and Wilson. Residents of these counties are still register for the grandprize,
which will be awarded in June 2010.

Each winner will receive a personalized weekend to the Raleigh area based on their
areas of interest. Sweepstakes prizes include: two-night accommodations for two; gift
certificates to a variety of area restaurants; two tickets to a special event tailored to
specific interests; American Express Gift Card; a ZSpotCard for extra discounts at more
than 250 area restaurants and attractions; as well as a mix of attraction, transportation
and tour vouchers.

To enter, North Carolina residents must go to and fill out the
online entry form and take a short quiz to determine what type of seat best fits their
personality. Entrants will take the quiz and determine where they match among six
categories of visitors: Creative Genius, Foodie, Fashionista, Adrenaline Junkie, Rock Star
Wannabe or History Buff.

Sadly, not everyone can win, but the sweepstakes website also showcases the Raleigh
area as an affordable destination. Package deals are listed on,
as well as on, so visitors can still enjoy a great weekend in Raleigh
with options that are budget-friendly and match any interest.

The Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, as the official destination marketing
organization of Raleigh and Wake County, accelerates sustainable economic growth and
development by increasing visitor and convention business. Through its website, and other tools, the GRCVB assists local visitors in a variety of ways.
Of note, more than 10.3 million travelers visited Wake County last year, with 73% of
those visitors being North Carolina residents.