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Win Trips to Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Tulum & More

May 29, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are the top picks to win some great travel prizes! Win a Stay at the Peninsula Paris: If you book a room on the Peninsula hotel website before July 31, 2014 at one of the three US Peninsula locations […]

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Win 100k Starpoints, 300k LifeMiles, European Cruise & More

May 21, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are some of my top picks to win great travel prizes! Win Up to 100,000 Starpoints for your Vacation Action Photos: Send Starwood your best vacation action shot and win Starpoints. Participants must first register on the Action […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win Trips to Asia, Colorado, Sing with Shania Twain In Las Vegas & More

May 14, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are some of TPG’s top picks to win some great travel prizes! Win A Trip To Asia: Macy’s has partnered with Delta to honor Asian Heritage Month by sponsoring a prize trip to one of the following destinations: […]

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Earn Up To 2000 Marriott Rewards Per Month With Social Media Interactions

May 9, 2014

Social media is a powerful tool for connecting with an audience and creating vocal brand advocates, especially when you’re offering them a reward or prize. I saw two examples of this recently with the American Airlines / US Airways / Hilton contest last week, and the Club Carlson promo the week before. It appears that Marriott […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win A Wine Retreat To Chile, A Trip to Phuket, A Chance To Meet Britney Spears In Las Vegas And More.

May 7, 2014

There are some fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are TPG’s top picks to win great travel prizes! Win A Luxury Vacation For Two: American Airlines is sponsoring a contest where you could win a luxury getaway for two people, including two First Class tickets (in the form of AA or US […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win 100,000 AAdvantage Miles, A Gourmet LA Getaway, Hawaii Spa Trip & More

April 30, 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 100,000 AAdvantage Miles: Join the AA shopping portal for the chance win 100,000 AA miles with their “Fly Like You Are Famous” sweepstakes. […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win A California Escape, A Beer Trip to Belgium, 24 Hours In Vancouver & More

April 23, 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 $2,500 Trip From Expedia: You could win a $2,500 vacation from Expedia to the destination of your choice for pinning your travel […]

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Travel Sweepstakes Roundup: Win Trips to Chile, Istanbul, Hawaii & More

April 9, 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 Round The World Trip with SkyTeam: SkyTeam is offering customers the opportunity to win their dream Round the World trip plus a […]

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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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