Bellevue, Wash. – August 7, 2003 – Smile and say “Free.”®, the world's leading online travel service, now

Bellevue, Wash. – August 7, 2003 – Smile and say “Free.”®, the world's leading online travel service, now allows travelers to zoom in on a chance to win a dream vacation – free of charge. Travelers who visit's “Picture Your Perfect Trip” contest home page at between Aug. 7, and Sept. 30, 2003, can enter to instantly win exciting prizes. Each day, one grand prize winner will receive a free trip up to $2,000, and five first prize winners will win Nikon COOLPIX 2500 digital cameras.

“Everyone has a different idea of the 'picture perfect' vacation, from a father-son fishing trip or a river-rafting adventure, to a romantic Hawaiian getaway or a skiing expedition,” said Teri Franklin, product manager for “Expedia's 'Picture Your Perfect Trip' sweepstakes lets travelers build their own customized vacations, including flights, lodging, car rental and destination activities, with a chance to win it all for free.”

To enter the sweepstakes, travelers should visit and enter an e-mail address at the prompt. After entering the “Perfect Trip” search, an undeveloped “photo” will appear on the screen. As travelers continue through the planning process, the photo will develop and identify instant winners.* Travelers can enter the contest once a day, and winners will receive immediate notification of the prize they are awarded.

About Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) is the world's leading online travel service and the fourth largest travel agency in the U.S. Expedia's award-winning Expert Searching and Pricing (ESP) technology delivers the most comprehensive flight options available online. ESP also allows customers to dynamically build complete trips that combine flights, Expedia® Special Rate hotels and other lodging, ground transportation, and destination services and activities. Expedia's quality and leadership have been recognized in awards such as PC Magazine's “Editors' Choice” and Forbes “Favorite General Travel Site.” Expedia is a majority-owned subsidiary of IAC, InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI). CST: 2029030-40

*The prize indicated is subject to verification. Limit one (1) game play per person per day. Multiple game plays and/or entries submitted by a single entrant in a given day are void.
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