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Next week, I’ll be heading to Austin, Texas, for SXSW. I’ve attended a few times in the past and am excited to return to ATX for the event. This year, however, is special: As part of the music portion of the festival, I’ll be speaking on my own panel about “Getting the Most Bang for Your Touring Buck” on March 16 at the Austin Convention Center.
In addition to my talk (you’ll need a SXSW pass to attend), I’ll also be hosting a TPG happy hour and meet & greet event with fans in Austin. The happy hour will be from 5:30pm-7pm on Tuesday, March 15, and we’ll be enjoying cocktails, appetizers and running some exciting giveaways. Visit our Facebook page or enter the giveaway below.
You must enter by 2pm ET on Thursday, March 10, to be eligible, and winners will be contacted via email. If you are selected, you must confirm your attendance by 2pm ET on Friday, March 11. Please note that due to space constraints, only the winners of this giveaway will be able to attend the event.
Be sure to follow me on Snapchat (thepointsguy) for live footage from SXSW and the rest of my time in Austin!
Last week’s winners: Last week, we gave away 50,000 Marriott points. Congratulations again to Norman C., who won by following TPG on Twitter. Stay tuned for more great giveaways on the blog, as well as on TPG’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Good luck with this week’s giveaway!
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