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Sunday Round-up and Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

by on April 24, 2011 · 26 comments

in Free Miles/ Points, Hilton, Lufthansa

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There’s going to be a ton of content coming out this week as I continue to expand on my Maximizing Amex series, so I’m taking a bit of a break today. However, I did think it would be fun to do a little virtual Easter egg hunt. I hid 10 of the following eggs in random posts from 2011. If you find one, simply comment below with the name of the post where you found the egg. The first person to find each egg and comment here will win  TPG Enhanced Memberships (ad free emails delivered with the day’s posts usually an hour before they post to the public and breaking email alerts of mistake fares and other time-sensitive deals). If you are already a TPG Member, you will be upgraded to the next tier. For example, Enhanced Members will be awarded Premium benefits (your choice of either a private phone consultation or two discounted award bookings – $50 a ticket each rather than $100+ in addition to the free early bird emails and breaking deal alerts).

In other points news, check out the following promos. I didn’t think they were worth of dedicated blog posts, but you may want to take advantage of them nonetheless.

1) Free 250 Hilton points for “liking” Hilton Garden Inn on Facebook. Once you “like” them, click on the “Like Us for Points” link on the left hand side of the screen and then enter your HHonors numbers in the form. You are obviously giving them access to your information, so “like” at your own risk, but it is an easy 250 free points. Hat tip to Loyalty Traveler


2) 50,000 mile sign-up bonus for the US issued Lufthansa Miles and More Barclays Mastercard. If you’ve overdosed on Amex/Chase/Citi sign-ups recently, this may be an easy way to get some more miles. I’m not a Miles & More expert, but you can use the miles on all Star Alliance flights, but note that fees are pretty high.  Hat tip to View from the Wing

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  • Julianne

    I use vista, so I don’t think the easter eggs are showing up. But I THINK that the French Laundry review and the ” Its Official Park Hyatt Maldives is a Category 6″ thread both have them, since I see some gobbledy gook signs in the 2 threads.

  • Aaron
  • Rob Padowski

    I found one on the Global Entry Rocks My World entry on 4.15.2011 !!!

  • sebastian

    I just love easter egg hunts. I found one in your 4/15 post “Global Entry Rocks My World”.

  • Danielle

    Great post “Twenty of My Favorite Airline Awards” has one!

  • sebastian

    since Rob beat my post by a minute, I found another in your 1/31 post “How to Use Same Day Flight Changes to Your Advantage”

  • Candice

    Found one on the “Insane Deals on Flights to Europe, Delta NYC-CPH $150 total” from February 15, 2011. Should have taken advantage of that one…Cheers!

  • Susan Griffin

    I looked very long and hard and could find no others than the ones already mentioned. So since there is one on this page I choose it.

  • Joanna

    http://thepointsguy.com/2011/02/new-points-guy-membership-program/

    I found one on 2/16/11- the Points Guy Membership Program

  • The Points Guy

    @Julianne- the weird symbols were a casualty of my web host switch. They should be fixed by today. But yes, there is an egg in the Park Hyatt Maldives post, so congrats!

    @Aaron- Correct!

    @Rob- Correct!

    @Danielle- correct!

    @Sebastian- Correct!

    @Candice- Correct!

    @Susan- I like the way you think outside the box- I’ll give it to you!

    Four more left. A couple hints:
    One is in a post from a recent trip- you can call it gaudy, but don’t call it tacky.

    One is buried in a post, so don’t cry too hard if you can’t find it. It would take Madonna a while to find it too.

  • The Points Guy

    @Joanna- correct!

    Three more left..the two hints still stand..

  • Scott

    “Gaudy”? Very funny. I just found an egg in the post “Bon Dia from Barcelona (And My Initial Thoughts on AA International Business Class Service)”

  • The Points Guy

    @Scott- correct!

  • karan chopra

    Ahh i found it on the 100,000 mile breaking news one!

  • nikki chopra

    Ahh i found it on the 100,000 mile breaking news one!

  • edgar

    Twenty of My Favorite Airline Awards

  • Brian
  • Jasher

    I’m not sure if my last post worked, so I think here is the final egg:
    Park Hyatt Buenos Aires: Heaven on Earth
    http://thepointsguy.com/2011/01/park-hyatt-buenos-aires-heaven-on-earth/

  • Jasher

    I think this is the complete list:
    1) How to Use Same Day Flight Changes to Your Advantage 2) It’s Official: Park Hyatt Maldives is a Category 6 Hotel 3) New The Points Guy Membership Program 4) Twenty of My Favorite Airline Awards 5) Global Entry Rocks My World 6) Breaking Deal Alert: 100,000 Miles for British Airways Visa 7) Insane Deals on Flights to Europe, Delta NYC-CPH $150 total 8) Bon Dia from Barcelona (And My Initial Thoughts on AA International Business Class Service) 9) How to Book a Delta SkyMiles Award and 10) Park Hyatt Buenos Aires: Heaven on Earth

  • The Points Guy

    @Brian and jasher- well done!

    I’ll be in touch this evening with an email confirming enhanced status

    Well done!

  • http://www.elijahnouvelage.com Elijah N.

    I found one in “Bon Dia from Barcelona (And My Initial Thoughts on AA International Business Class Service)”

  • http://www.elijahnouvelage.com Elijah N.

    Whoops! Someone already found that one. : (

  • David

    Just got back into town, hahah. Are there any left, Brian?

  • Dennis Murphy

    Global Entry Rocks My World has an Easter Egg!

  • Jennifer Church
  • MJLouise

    Is the Hilton Garden Inn FB promo still active? I clicked like but didn’t see anything on the left about like for points.

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