If you've been dreaming of getting out of your cramped house for a while, or just want to pretend like you're heading off to Hogwarts for a spell, Omaze is sponsoring a sweepstakes that can make these daydreams a reality. That's because the winner will snag a three-night expedition traveling through the Scottish Highlands on the Belmond Royal Scotsman train—all while supporting a charity.
Here's how it works: The winner will be flown to Edinburgh and stay in the five-star Balmoral Hotel, where the last book in the Harry Potter series was written, then they'll board the Royal Scotsman train to start their journey. On the train, they'll stay in a private cabin, which includes a butler who will show you around the locomotive. Experience spa treatments, formal dining, and plenty of other luxurious amenities while on board. Upon disembarking, the winner will also get to explore some incredible spots, like the sandy beaches of Silver Sands of Morar, plus get to tour a Gothic mansion and hike to a waterfall.
No donations are required for a single entry, but if you make a contribution, you'll have a better chance of winning. Donating $10 will give you 20 entries, $25 gets you 125, $50 gets you 500, $100 gets you 1200, and $150 gets you 2000. Also, when you enter any Omaze sweepstakes from now through Tuesday, December 21, you could win an additional $50,000.
Every donation supports Black Voters Matter through Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America). Black Voters Matter helps "increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities." In addition to voting efforts, the organization also helps other community-based groups dedicated to working on other issues, including mass incarceration, healthcare, education, and more.
Entries are open until Friday, March 4, 2022, and the winner will be announced around Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Find out more here.