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Crappy Flight Wins Worst Vacation Story Contest Giveaway

by on June 25, 2012 · 3 comments

in American Express, Chase, Contests, Cruises, Family Travel, Guest Blog Posts

The winner of TPG’s  Worst Vacation Story Contest is: Crappy Flight!

Turns out ending your vacation by having to endure several hours trapped on a plane with a toddler leaking all manner of foul liquids is pretty bad – for everyone involved! TPG was so impressed by the participation of readers that he agreed to award a surprise 5,000 American Express Membership Reward points to the second-place finisher, Jellyfish Jam, whose story was about a paralyzing reaction after snorkeling through jellyfish larvae.

I will be in touch to get all the necessary information to mail out the Carnival Destiny prize pack (and maybe a couple extra diapers?) to Crappy Flight as well as sending the 10,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to the Chase transfer partner of this brave mom’s choice. Ultimate Rewards transfer partners include: United, British Airways, Southwest, Korean Air, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Priority Club and Amtrak.

As for Jellyfish Jam; American Express transfer partners are: Delta, British Airways, Air Canada Aeroplan, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, Singapore Airlines, ANA, Virgin Atlantic, El Al, Alitalia, Flying Blue, Aeromexico, Hawaiian, Jetblue, Virgin America, Frontier, Starwood, Hilton, Best Western, Choice, Jumeirah and Priority Club (until Saturday) – so you can start looking into some less jellyfish infested vacation plans for next time!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest – we had a lot of fun with this one! Travel isn’t always seamless, but it’s nice to be able to look back with  humor and have a good laugh. And if you’re anything like our family … there’s a healthy dose of lessons learned with each experience. Stay tuned for more to come from The Points Guy!

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  • Jilllovesshopping

    Congrats you two!

  • BunMama

    Thanks so much! I never expected my experience would get such a strong reaction. So many of the other stories had me cringing. I guess it just goes to show that if you travel enough eventually you’ll have one of those days, too. Looking forward to all the cool SWAG and enough BA miles for a RT flight BWI-ORD. I’ll be the one with kids wrapped in triple-ply Hefty bags!

  • abarmot

    Awesome, thank you so much! My jellyfish near death experience is always a hit at parties :) The 5,000 MR points (transferred to SPG) will be greatly appreciated!

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