UPDATE: Due to the entry response, we're extending our entry phase of the contest for an extra week! You can now submit your entries below from now until Aug. 14, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Everyone wants to go on vacation, but for some people, their wallets simply won't let them. That's why we teamed up with our friends at Dr Pepper to give one deserving person $1,000 to travel wherever they'd like. Want to go on a cruise? Do it. Want to fly to California? Go for it. Want to drive to Alaska? It's your money, buddy.

The only thing you have to do is tell us why we should pick you. It's literally that simple. Tell us your story. Or, if you'd rather, you can tell us someone else's story, and you can surprise them with the prize money! Maybe it's been a tough year financially. Maybe you have a sibling or a coworker that simply won't take a vacation on their own. Maybe you have an incredible plan to cross something off your 'bucket list.'

Tell us a story, and we'll choose our favorite to be the winner! You can get your entries in between now and 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14.