And the Great Seatmate Winner Is…

by on November 21, 2011 · 12 comments

in General TPG Business, Mega Do

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Competition was fierce this year and the votes were razor close. In fact, as of 11:59pm EST, there were two people tied for third place, so I ended up considering four finalists for the top prize:

  • Ethan the Magician (20%, 427 Votes)
  • Points Rapper (17%, 363 Votes)
  • Bad Teacher (16%, 342 Votes)
  • The “Other” Brian (16%, 342 Votes)

As I stated in the original post on the giveaway, I understand that online polls are by no means scientific (and this one was a WordPress plug-in, so hardly foolproof from those who wanted to manipulate the results), so the final winner would be selected by me.

I re-watched the top 4 videos and went with the one that I found most entertaining and creative- and that is Points Rapper a.k.a Conor.
The three runners up will each receive $100 American Express Gift Cards- we will be in touch with you directly about getting them shipped to you.

Here’s Conor’s winning entry.

I asked Conor for a quick bio on his miles and points/ travel background:

“I grew up in Charleston, West Virginia.  Inevitably, my checked bags

would end up in Charleston, South Carolina.

Long ago, I learned the value of traveling with just a carry-on.
Recently, thanks to the Points Guy’s advice, I’ve been able to take my
trusty 20″ red Victorinox to some pretty amazing places for free!

In the past year, I’ve used miles to fly business class to Tokyo,
Seoul, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.  I’ve collected over half a million
miles and points from various credit card sign-ups and special
promotions in 2011.

I love to travel, try new restaurants, and see live music.  And, while
I’m sure this comes as quite a shock, I am not actually a professional

I’m fairly new to all of this, and am excited to meet everyone at the
MegaDo!  Thanks to the Brian for the opportunity!”

A huge thanks to all who entered- I had a blast watching all of the entries and I look forward to many future contests!

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  • BadTeacher

    I won’t claim not to be slightly traumatized by the loss, but to be honest I did think from the very beginning that Conor put together the best video. Have fun. You owe us some sort of trip report.

    Brian, thanks for the opportunity. I’ve enjoyed following your site for the past year or so. I’ll put the gift card to good use buying pizza for the kids. I think they deserve it.

  • IPBrian

    A big congratulations to Conor! It was a terribly creative video…Have a great trip man!

  • Gpapadop

    Congrats to the winner! And the other 3 finalists too. Kind of heart broken to see all the kids getting stuck with their teacher:-) As a participant who did not crack the top 10 I admit it was a lot of fun creating my video and very educational. One of these days I am going to take it to the next level and….learn how to edit video:-0

  • Robertallen100

    Happy Diwali $100′s!!!!!

  • Ethan Jones

    Congratulations to Conor! I look forward to hearing about the trip. Also – congratulations to Bad Teacher and The Other Brian, and many thanks to The Points Guy for pointing on the contest. It certainly made for an exciting weekend!

  • Tricia-All Party

    Congrats Connor!

  • Jamison

    congrats Conor! have fun in Santa Barbara brian! -Jamison

  • Kathy K

    Congratulations Conor! I hope you enjoy every moment of the trip as much as I enjoyed Star Mega Do. Rock on! Kathy

  • Conor

    Thanks, gang! There were SO many good videos (especially BadTeacher, IPBrian, and Ethan) – I’m honored to be chosen. The general sense of positivity and fun among all the participants is really cool – it’s what I like about this site and the miles community in general. Looking forward to my first Mega Do, and I’ll definitely report back on the trip! Thanks, Brian!

  • Miffsc

    Congratulations to the winner! You will have a super time! Looking forward to meeting you!

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