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Singapore Airlines Launches Krisflyer “Travel in Luxury” Sweepstakes

April 4, 2014

Singapore Airlines just announced a new sweepstakes for frequent flyer fans called “Travel in Luxury,” which offers a chance to win: 2 round-trip Business Class tickets from the U.S. to Singapore Connecting tickets with Singapore Airlines codeshare partner Virgin America A four-night stay at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore Running now through April 29, […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win Trips To Australia, Dream Vacations To Europe, Travel Vouchers And More

April 2, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are some of our the TPG top picks to win some great travel prizes. Win One Of 52 Trips To Australia: Virgin Australia, Delta and Tourism Australia are teaming up on promotion called “52 Somedays” where flyers can win […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win A Trip to Melbourne, iPad From Qatar Airways, 240,000 Hawaiian Miles and More

March 26, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are some of our the TPG top picks to win some great travel prizes. Win A Trip To Melbourne: Visit Melbourne is sponsoring a contest where you can win a vacation for two in Melbourne, Australia. You have […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win Trips to Istanbul, Iceland and Seattle, A Year Long Luxury Vacation and More

March 19, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are some of our the TPG top picks to win some great travel prizes. Win A Trip To Seattle: Win a trip to the Taste Washington event in Seattle, Washington. Two winners (plus a guest for each winner) will […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup – Win Trips to Rome, Hawaii, New Orleans, Aspen Food & Wine and More

March 12, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this month. Here are some of our top picks for everything from yodeling for cheese to a week-long Hawaiian getaway. Win A Trip To The Aspen Food & Wine Classic: Submit a video of your best “yodel” and win a trip […]

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Richard Branson Wants To Give You A Million Virgin Australia Points

February 13, 2014

If there’s one thing you can say about Sir Richard Branson, it’s that he doesn’t do anything by halves. In fact, he just announced that he would be giving away his entire account of 1,035,843 Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards points to one lucky member of Velocity Rewards. Just note, you must enter by 11:59pm AEDT […]

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Saturday Recap: 14% Discount on Frontier Airlines, Aeroplan Drastically Changes Their Program, Homeland Security Can Check Your Laptop, IHG Offers Free Internet Access For All Members, Win Cash Prizes For Travel Writing & More

January 4, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Get A 14% Discount On Frontier Airlines: Get a discount of 14% when you purchase Frontier Airlines flights by 11:59 pm EST on January 5, 2014. Travel must take place between January 6 – March 12, 2014. Caution: black out dates are: Jan. 31, […]

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Saturday Recap: Get 50% more miles on Points Hound, Discounts for SPG Escapes, Fly the New American Airbus A321, $25 Membership Fee For El Matmid Frequent Flyer Mile Program Waived, and More

December 28, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: PointsHound Is Offering A 50% Bonus On All Miles Earned For Bookings Made By January 1st: Get a 50% bonus on all miles earned when you book before January 1, 2014. The additional miles are included in the amount shown when you search for […]

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Cyber Monday Sale: Save 30% on Hotel Rooms At Over 350 Marriott Hotels

November 29, 2013

In my Giveaway post this week, where two lucky readers can win $500 Marriott gift cards, I mentioned that Marriott would be coming out with a great deal for December 2nd, Cyber Monday, and today we received the full details of their sale: “30% off of room rates at over 350 participating Marriott hotels across […]

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Marriott Gift Card Giveaway To Gear Up For Cyber Monday Sale And The Winner of 25K Skywards Miles

November 27, 2013

Last week I received word from a contact at Marriott that there will be a great deal coming out on Cyber Monday that will include discounted rates at over 350 participating Marriott hotels. While I don’t have the full details just yet, check back on Friday to see exactly what this sale entails. Since most […]

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Saturday Recap: Win an iPad or trip to New Zealand, $100 Credit Towards Twitter Ads, Earn 4X The Hilton HHonors Points, And Much More

November 23, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Win An iPad Mini From Wallaby Financial: You can win an iPad Mini with Retina Display for answering a quick, 15 question survey about Wallaby Financial that runs through November. Wallaby is a company that created an app that you can load with your […]

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Like American Airlines on Facebook for a Chance to Win 25,000 AAdvantage Miles

November 18, 2013

American Airlines will be unveiling their newest plane, the Airbus A321 Transcontinental, which customers can begin flying on January 7, 2014 from New York JFK airport to LAX. In an effort to promote their new product and gain some more followers American is holding a sweepstakes on Facebook. In order to enter the contest, all […]

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Enter to Win 250,000 Starpoints with Starwood’s Take a Spin Promotion

August 29, 2013

Starwood just launched a fun online promotion called Take a Spin, where you can win a number of instant prizes such as free nights or Starpoints, and be entered to win the grand prize of 250,000 Starpoints. You can enter online once a day now through October 10, 2013, or you can also enter onsite at […]

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Barclaycard Announces #LiketoLove Facebook Sweepstakes With Grand Prize Of Up To $25,000

July 30, 2013

Barclaycard announced the launch of their first social network driven campaign, #LiketoLove, on Facebook with daily and weekly prizes as well as a grand prize of up to $25,000 now through September 8, 2013. To enter, you must be a US resident 18 years or older: Visit the #LiketoLove Sweepstakes, and like the page. Once […]

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The Winner of the Thursday Giveaway of 2 Free Radisson Nights Is…

July 29, 2013

For last week’s Thursday Giveaway, I decided to give away two free night vouchers good at any North American Radisson or Radisson Blu property to be used before December 31, 2014. To enter, you had to tweet me @ThePointsGuy with the hashtag #TPGFreeHotel and tell me which North American Radisson or Radisson Blu property or […]

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Travel Contests and Tax Consquences – How To Minimize Your Prize Tax Burden

July 24, 2013

I love to win things as much as the next person, but the dark underbelly of travel contests and sweepstakes prizes is that travel providers usually attach really high valuations for  prizes – which is great for them as a tax write off, but terrible for the winners since you have to pay taxes on […]

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The Winner of Thursday’s Giveaway of a Delta Platinum Medallion Choice Benefit Is…

July 22, 2013

For the second Thursday Giveaway, I decided I would let the chosen winner pick a Delta Platinum Medallion Choice Benefit since I have yet to select one for this year. In order to be considered, you had to post a comment on the giveaway post telling us which Choice Benefit you would benefit from and why […]

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And the Winner of Our First Thursday Giveaway Is…

July 15, 2013

Last Thursday I decided to start a new weekly blog feature called Thursday Giveaways where we will be holding fun little contests and award our loyal readers with prizes. For the first contest I asked readers to comment on The Points Guy’s Facebook wall with your favorite golf related story using the hashtag #TPGgiveaway. This […]

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Introducing Thursday Giveaways: Mastercard’s Priceless Events and a Sir Nick Faldo Signed Golf Towel & Other Swag

July 11, 2013

In celebration of hitting 10,000 Facebook followers, I wanted to kick off a new weekly blog feature where Team TPG will be giving away prizes to our loyal readers every Thursday – so get ready for some fun contests and a grab bag of prizes! To kick us off, I’ve got some great swag to […]

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Announcing Our 20 Winners for Reaching Over 20,000 Twitter Followers!

May 10, 2013

Yesterday I held a Twitter giveaway to help me reach 20,000 followers. We had over 800 retweets and @thepointsguy now has 20,317 followers! For the prizes, I mentioned there would be 20 winners in total: 19 who will each get a $20 retailer e-gift cards of their choice from Staples.com and one very lucky winner will get 20,000 Chase Ultimate […]

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Twitter Giveaway to Celebrate 20,000 Followers: Win 20k Chase Points!

May 9, 2013

As of today I have 19,965 Twitter followers and need you to help me reach 20,000! Prizes This time I’ve upped the ante on giveaways. There will be 20 winners in total: 19 who will each get a choice of $20 retailer e-gift cards of their choice from Staples.com (so I can max out the […]

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And The Winner of the 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway Is…

May 3, 2013

On Tuesday, I talked about the Top 10 Current Travel Credit Cards that I covered in one of my Frequent Traveler University seminars last weekend in Tysons Corner. But I wanted to get my readers’ feedback on their top travel credit cards, so I decided to host a contest for readers who commented on the […]

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The Winners of the TPG Spring Cleaning Contest Are…

April 17, 2013

Last week I announced the TPG Spring Cleaning Contest and the findings of the national survey that I conducted through The Princeton Group to find out just how well people keep track of their miles and how they use them. As part of the contest, I said I would give out six one-year free trial memberships to TripIt […]

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Saturday Recap: Starwood’s Hear the Music Promotion, Changes to Hyatt Diamond Amenities Internationally, 7,500 Bonus TrueBlue Points for New Members; Marriott and Iberia Partnership

April 13, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: TPG Spring Cleaning Contest And National Survey Results: Earlier this week, I announced the results from a national survey that I commissioned The Princeton Group to conduct to find out how much people know about and are using their miles. It turns out that 73% of Americans […]

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