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The Freddie Awards are kind of like the Academy Awards of loyalty programs, with all the major players in attendance and all the drama of the announcements as travelers from around the globe vote for their favorite hotel and airline programs. This year marks the awards’ 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, I’ll be bringing five lucky TPG readers with me.


The 2013 Freddies will take place on Thursday, April 25, at the Hilton McClean Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, outside Washington, DC. The evening is always a lot of fun, and a great chance to socialize with the brass of many of the loyalty programs we discuss daily here on TPG.

The events include a cocktail party from 5:30-7:00pm, the awards ceremony and dinner from 7:00-9:30pm and an after party until 10:30pm.

I have six tickets to attend, so I wanted to invite five TPG readers to come along with me for an evening of fun and travel talk.

In order to win, go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite airline or hotel loyalty program and why, and the TPG team and I will pick five winners at random to attend with me. Only comments on my Facebook page will count as entries. We’ll announce the winners by next Wednesday, April 17.

Please note: this giveaway will just be tickets to sit at my table at the award ceremony.  I will not be providing any travel or accommodations, so you have to get yourself there and arrange your own stay or transportation home.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on loyalty programs and what you love about them – as well as to meet a few of you at the ceremony in a few weeks!

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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