50,000 Marriott Rewards Points Giveaway

August 16, 2012

Throughout August, Marriott Rewards is hosting a “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook game where members can win one of six grand prizes tailored to their personal travel tastes and preferences. To celebrate this promo they’ve given me 50,000 Marriott Rewards points to give away to a lucky TPG reader as well, so read on below […]

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And the SPG Contest Winners Are…

August 14, 2012

I greatly enjoyed reading through the entries of the “Stretch your Starpoints” promotion we ran last week. I am always amazed at my readers’ creativity and if you didn’t get a chance, check out the entries in the comments section of this post. I spent several hours on Saturday reviewing the top entries that provided […]

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Reminder: Last Day To Enter To Win 60,000 Starwood Points

August 10, 2012

Update: The 30,000-point bonus is no longer available. The bonus is now 25,000 points for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards after $5,000 spend within the first 6 months. This is just a reminder both for all you who are getting in on the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal and Business credit cards 30,000-point sign-up bonuses as well as […]

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More Chances to Win 30,000+ Starpoints

August 8, 2012

Update: The 30,000-point bonus is no longer available. The bonus is now 25,000 points for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards. Yesterday I announced my contest to win one of two sets of 30,000 Starpoints. I’m a mean person and am actually making my readers work for the prize- I’ll award the winners who get the most bang […]

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60,000 Starpoint Contest Master Entry Post

August 7, 2012

Update: The 30,000-point bonus is no longer available. The bonus is now 25,000 points for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards after $5,000 spend within the first 6 months. As I posted yesterday, American Express just raised the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal and Business credit cards to 30,000 points. To celebrate, they’ve given me […]

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Crappy Flight Wins Worst Vacation Story Contest Giveaway

June 25, 2012

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 […]

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Vote on The Worst Vacation Story

June 22, 2012

The responses to the TPG contest to find the Worst Vacation Story Ever have been overwhelming. Literally some of them had us reeling in disbelief and gagging from the descriptions! We’ve narrowed the list down to 5 of our favorite stories and would like your help deciding who deserves the Carnival cruise prize-pack and 10,000 […]

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Family Travel Series: Review of the Carnival Destiny and Reader Giveaway (10,000 Chase Points + Goodies)

June 20, 2012

This is the final installment in TPG’s Family Travel Series: Cruising, written by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your […]

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Take 10 Seconds to Register for a Million US Airways Miles and VIP Disney Vacation

April 27, 2012

While I may not be the luckiest person when it comes to contests, almost every time I post about them I end up getting emails from TPG readers who end up wining. Last year one TPG winner won big in the Southwest 10 million point giveaway and recently a TPG reader emailed me that he […]

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Reminder: Win 22,000 Free Hyatt Points!

February 15, 2012

On Monday I wrote about a chance to win a bunch of Hyatt Gold Passport points as part of the buzz they are trying to create around their current promotion. You have until 11:59pm EST today to enter to win one of three sets of 22,000 Hyatt points. It’s simple to enter: simply guess which […]

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Expiring Upgrade and Perk Exchange

February 14, 2012

I’ve been involved in the frequent flyer community for years and the thing I love the most is when people go above and beyond to help each other out and expect nothing in return. When US Airways launched their Barclay’s credit card in 2006, they ran a crazy promotion where they sold 50 cent fares […]

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Oneworld Megado Moments

January 28, 2012

The Oneworld Megado madness continues in Los Angeles this weekend, and seatmate contest winner Conor, Eric and I have been busy in Dallas and Seattle this week hanging out with the folks at American Airlines and Boeing. We’re still in the midst of all the events, but I thought I’d share some of the lighter […]

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The Ten Finalists for the Great Seatmate Contest Round 2 are …

November 19, 2011

Bad Teacher HighFlyer2 Ethan the Magician The “Other” Brian Points Dad Jasmine from New York PHD in Fun The ‘Stache The Points Rapper Tricia – All Party A big thank you to everyone who submitted a video! My team and I had a great time watching all the entries. Please cast your vote by 11:59pm […]

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Pan Am Review Episode 7 and Golden Days of Flying Contest Results

November 12, 2011

… Danielle returns for week 7 … The most recent episode of Pan Am swirls around the romantic attachments of our two sister stewardesses, Kate and Laura, set to the backdrop of 1960’s race relations. The two’s traditional character roles seemed reversed, however, when the normally controlled and covert Kate finally gets vulnerable with Nico, […]

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Congratulations to …

November 8, 2011

Zasm, who carries the Amex PRG and SPG Amex PJ, who carries the Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Amex PRG, Amex Platinum and Amex SPG L.Yang, who carries the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Freedom, Amex PRG, and Amex SPG card/Chase Priority Club BarelyElite, who carries the UA MileagePlus Select, SPG Amex, and Amex Platinum Steelsnow, who carries the Chase […]

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Pan Am Episode 6 and Golden Days of Flying Twitter Contest

November 3, 2011

Danielle returns for the Week 6 Review … After coasting along for well over a month Pan Am flies full speed ahead down to Rio de Janeiro and into turbulence with this week’s episode! “The Genuine Article” was anything but; touting tawdry affairs, counterfeit resumes, less-than-honest intentions, and even, knock-off handbags. The horror! The Plot […]

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Free Southwest Rapid Rewards Points With Chief Reward Officer Promotion

October 7, 2011

Southwest is running a massive promotion giving out tons of free points for answering easy surveys. Register here and then play each week’s games for 100 points a week (6 weeks = 600 points). Southwest points are worth up to 1.66 cents each, so you will earn $10 towards flights for taking roughly 6 minutes of your […]

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Q4 Chase Freedom Spend Bonuses and Million Dollar Sweepstakes

October 5, 2011

Update: The Chase Freedom card no longer offers a bonus of 10% on all purchases plus a 10 point per transaction bonus additional 10% Cash Back. Instead, both of those benefits have been replaced with a 10% annual bonus at the end of the year on all purchases. The Chase Freedom is a cash-back card that gives 1 point per dollar spent on all […]

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TPG/Starwood American Express Contest: Win 100,000 Starpoints

August 16, 2011

Starwood Preferred Guest points are one of the most valuable points out there. Most points aficionados value SPG points highly because there are many ways to get really good value out of them – such as Cash & Points, airline transfers, free nights (including 5th night free), Starwood Moments and night & flights packages. To highlight all […]

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Tokyo Giveaway Winners

August 6, 2011

I apologize for the delay, but things have been pretty busy lately, so I am just now announcing the winners from my pre-Tokyo giveaway. In case you may have forgotten, when I was first planning my trip I reached out to the TPG community for recommendations for the best places to see during my whirlwind visit. […]

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British Airways Visa NYC Michelin Promotion and a Chance to Dine with TPG

August 3, 2011

I, like many of you, got in on the British Airways 100,000 mile bonus this spring and I recently received an interesting NYC dining promotion, which sparked my interest: “Use your British Airways Visa® Card at any NYC MICHELIN Guide 2011 star-rated restaurant today through October 1, 2011.  Dine once and receive a $50 statement credit.  Dine […]

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Help Me Plan My Trip to Tokyo!

May 27, 2011

Next Friday I will be flying to Tokyo for the first time. I’ll have three days to spend there and I’d appreciate your help figuring out where to go and what to eat. I’m going solo and I don’t speak a lick of Japanese, so I’m in need of your best recommendations! I generally don’t […]

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