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And the Winner of the Star Mega Do 3 First Class, Great Seatmate Giveaway Is…

by on July 20, 2011 · 21 comments

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Kathy Klass! Kathy was an active participant – submitting numerous entries via Facebook and Twitter (@katruns26point2). Her winning entry, which was randomly drawn using random.org, was submitted via Facebook on Monday at 7:10pm:
Kathy Klass
I will share my tutu with you.

How generous!

The winner!

A little bit about Kathy:
“It all began when I was 10 and collected pen pals from around the world!  In 1982, I took my first trip to europe and never stopped traveling.  I spent a year in Amsterdam (1990-1991) where I received a Master of Law in European Community and International Business Law.  I actually hoped to stay abroad and work, but the recession got in the way.  I traveled whenever I could.  From 1989 forward, I went to Mykonos at least once a year – totally 20 times. I went to Mainland china in 1999 to accompany my sister who adopted her daughter at that time.

I also love running – and a number of years ago realized that I could combine that with my love of travel.  I’ve run marathons in four countries (US, Panama, France and Spain), and have run marathons in 49 States (the 50th state – New Hampshire – I’ll complete in October).”

Kathy also had written a song for an entry, which went a little something like this:
(sung to the tune of the Letter, by the Box Tops)
Gimme a first class ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain’t got time to take economy.
Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home,
…’Cause my point guy just a-won me a frequent flyer’s dream prize

I don’t care how much money I gotta spend,
Got to get back to the Star Alliance Mega Do 3,
Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home,
‘Cause my point guy just a-won me a frequent flyer’s dream prize.

Well, next to the point guy, I’m gonna be the best seatmate
The kind you couldn’t forget about no mo’.
Listen mister Kelly can’t you see I got to get back
To my Star Alliance Mega Do 3 once a-mo’–anyway…

Gimme a first class ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain’t got time to take economy.
Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home,
‘Cause my point guy just a-won me a frequent flyer’s dream prize.

If for some reason Kathy can’t make it, the alternate is:
Nick Handy: I’d be a great seatmate because I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

Nick also won a $50 gift certificate to US Airways – his airline of choice.

Now onto the runners up:
Bad seatmate winners: you each get a gag gift from Tokyo! You have a choice of either The Ultimate Cork Screw “McLovin the Muscle Man,” The Human Anatomy Pregnancy Pelvis or Citrus Sippers – Ice Cubes with Built-In Straw. You can claim your prize by sending me a direct message on Twitter. First come, first served! Oh yea, I’ll also throw in a $25 e-gift certificate to either American Airlines, Continental or Tumi. Just include your email address when you message me.

The goods!

thrashsoundly: Finally, I have time to sit down and clip my toenails and shave down these calluses. Hot towel? #badseatmate

scflier: I sleep best on a redeye when I’m cuddled up with someone. #badseatmate

miffSC: I will limit use Skype to call my family and friends when you are sleeping so it won’t bother you. #badseatmate

Some of my other favorite/creative entries were the following.
Each of you also get a $25 gift certificate (American, Continental or Tumi), I’ll message you within the next day, so hang tight!

Generosity Award:
NoelRunkle
: I’d be a #greatseatmate because I’d let you go down the inflatable slide first.

The Bizarre Award
Adam D. Swain
: I’m the BEST seatmate . . . ever since TSA took all my sharp objects away.

The Service With a Smile Award
LizzyDragon84
: I’d be a #greatseatmate because I’d shine your shoes and ensure that your seat is neat and clean before you sit down.

Most Useful Seatmate Award
zbender
: I can fix unserviceable seats and IFEs. #greatseatmate

The Service Animal Award
rmohr
#greatseatmate here- I promise to keep my pet goat on my lap at all times

The Teachers Pet Award
Joseph May: I’m a great seatmate because my home page is thepointsguy.com–Really!!!!

The Security Award
J. Keith Van Straaten
: I will protect you from pie-throwers. #greatseatmate

The Shameless Self Promotion Awards: (An easy way to a blogger’s heart is to link to his/her blog!)
#1) Hans Mast: I’d be a great seatmate because I’m a promoter: I spend a lot of time promoting services and blogs that I love and believe in. I’ve linked to you from my blog and Facebook a number of times.

#2 (the other way to my heart is using my links!): Rob Hamill: I would be a good seat mate because I am the biggest TPG fan on the block – signed up for half a dozen cards through your links and have referred 20+ people.

The Above and Beyond Award
Gee Emm
: I’m a great seatmate because I’ll put your amenity kit socks on for you.

Thanks to all who entered – I hope you had as much fun as I did! Until next time…

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  • Binod Tripathi

    good choice…hopefully she is actually a good mate, and not just verbiage :-) (I am jealous off course!)

  • Dave

    Kathy, sounds like you may enjoy a company my friends started: http://www.blazetravelguides.org/

    Congrats!

  • http://infamousdx.com Mike L

    Congrats to Kathy and other winners!

    And thanks, Brian, for hosting an awesome contest!

  • Miffsc_traveler

    Congratulations to the winner, Kathy. And thanks for a fun contest Brian! Definitely think it increased your exposure!

  • Miffsc_traveler

    Congratulations to the winner, Kathy. And thanks for a fun contest Brian! Definitely think it increased your exposure!

  • Miffsc_traveler

    Congratulations to the winner, Kathy. And thanks for a fun contest Brian! Definitely think it increased your exposure!

  • Buh_bound

    Putting your amenity kits socks on for you is “Above and Beyond”? Really?

    Congrats to everyone who entered, especially my FT/MP friends!

    Thank you, Points Guy!

  • Gpapadop

    Congrats to Kathy…I guess my only chance now is the milepoint draw:-)

  • RH

    Congrats! Very honored to be among the runners-up. Looking forward to hearing from you, TPG

  • Dan

    Now for the big question… what will I be reading on my Twitter feed??

  • YessMissWin

    Have a fabulous time Kathy! Congratulations

  • Simon

    Kathy – good for you! Have a great time, and we all expect a trip report – do not disappoint!!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Kathy and to you Brian, for a successful and highly creative contest. And next time when you need a seatmate, remember that Pitt Alumns never let other Pitt Alumns drink and fly solo. We do it together !

  • Katstarr

    Thank you all for your congratulations. To say I’m psyched or excited is putting it mildly. I’m grateful for this opportunity, and want the points guy to know that I’m steadfastly working on improving the nail biting, the flatulence, the bad breath, the snoring, the clicking sound I make when I’m nervous, talking while I’m chewing food, the rocking back and forth, the standing up on first class seats and yelling “na na na na” to the passengers’ seated in economy, the slurping, loudly applauding when the plane lands, the tendency to sigh for no reason, and ….. last but not least… I promise to start taking the meds needed to avoid the sudden outbursts attributable to my Tourette’s Syndrome…

  • http://roniweiss.com Roni Weiss

    Congrats, Kathy! Enjoy. :)

  • @GeeEmm

    Got my TUMI cert. Thanks again, TPG!

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