If you're like me, you probably spend most of your time wishing that you could afford to see Hamilton on Broadway. Well, what if I told you that you could win a free trip to Hamilton? What if I told you that you could win a free trip to see three Hamilton shows in three different cities? OK, now what if I told you could could win a free trip to see three Hamilton shows in three different cities and meet three different Hamiltons — all thanks to the original Hamilton actor and Planned Parenthood? I'll let you take a moment to calm down before I continue, because, yes, this is a thing that could happen to you or someone you love. All it takes is a $10 donation and some luck. Probably less luck than the Hamilton lottery. Probably.
This fantastic opportunity comes from the Hamilton Across America Prizeo Sweepstakes, who are giving away a trip like this for the third time this year. As Lin-Manuel Miranda himself explains in a video about the sweepstakes,
Personal note, my mom is on the board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. You are making her look like the coolest board member ever, so thank you so much.
Oh, right, and also, according to his note on the Prizeo website,
...if you win, we’ll fly you and a friend to all three cities next year to see all three productions AND you’ll get backstage meet-ups with the cast. All it takes to win is a $10 donation to Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Donating more money gains you extra entries into the contest win the trip, and/or bonus rewards like t-shirts or signed copies of the Hamilton Mixtape. (Which, if you haven't heard it yet, will absolutely change your life even more so than the Hamilton soundtrack did. And there's going to be a second mixtape eventually. Hamilton truly is the gift that keeps on giving.)
There's pretty much no downside to this opportunity, unless you considering donating to Planned Parenthood a downside. Because, IDK, you think giving "vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide" is a... bad thing. IDK your life.
Guess who's back?— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 6, 2016
Prize, yo's back.
What's the prize?
Winner & a guest sees ALL THREE HAMILTONS.
But what I do know is that opportunities to see three Hamilton shows for free don't just fall out of the sky, so if you're a Hamilton fan, know a Hamilton fan, or want to see what all the fuss is about, now's your chance. Trust me when I say tickets to Hamilton cost way, way more than $10.