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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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Reader Giveaway: Come With Me To The Freddie Awards!

April 12, 2013

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 […]

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TPG Spring Cleaning Contest And National Survey Results – Do You Know Where Your Points Are?

April 10, 2013

I recently commissioned The Princeton Group to conduct a national survey to find out how much people know about and are using their miles, and the results were very interesting. It turns out that 73% of Americans who have frequent flyer miles don’t know how many they have and 59% said they don’t know how […]

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And The Winners Of My Club Carlson Golden Giveaway Are…

March 8, 2013

On Monday I announced my Club Carlson Golden Giveaway contest where I asked readers to tell me their favorite feature of the Club Carlson Visa, besides the bonus award night benefit, for the chance to win one of two $500 Visa gift cards and Club Carlson Gold Status for a year. People submitted their entries […]

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Don’t Forget to Enter My Club Carlson Golden Giveaway – Ending Today!

March 6, 2013

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter my Club Carlson Golden Giveaway for the chance to win one of two $500 Visa gift cards and Club Carlson Gold status. The contest closes at 11:59pm ET tonight and I’ll be announcing winners on Friday. To enter, I want you to tell me what your favorite […]

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Enter My Club Carlson Golden Giveaway – Win $500 and Gold Status

March 4, 2013

Because of its lucrative earning structure, some great redemption values, a generous elite status system and new credit card products, I’ve been giving the Club Carlson hotel points program a close look in my Maximizing Club Carlson series, whose posts include Base Level Earning and Redemptions,  Business Program, Elite Status and  Cash + Points Redemptions. This […]

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And the Winner of the 16k Amex Points Twitter Giveaway Is.. @stevengrady!

January 11, 2013

Yesterday I was on the verge of hitting 16,000 Twitter followers so I decided to hold another Twitter Giveaway. In order to participate you had to be sure to follow me on Twitter, and then retweet my special 16,000-point giveaway tweet: “About to hit 16k followers, which means a giveaway! Follow and retweet by 11:59pm ET today […]

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And the Winners of the “Rad Giveaway” Free Radisson Nights Are…

December 14, 2012

This post was scheduled to run today prior to getting news of the terrible school shooting in Connecticut today, but everyone on The Points Guy team is thinking of the victims and their loved ones affected by the tragedy. Thanks to all who entered my “Rad Giveaway” this week where I offered the chance for […]

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Last Day To Win 4 Free Nights At Radisson With My “Rad Giveaway”

December 12, 2012

This is just a reminder that you have until 11:59pm ET tonight to enter my “Rad Giveaway” and win one of four free nights at any Radisson Blu or Radisson in North America. There are four different ways to enter, and you can enter once by each method. I will select one winner from each […]

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Enter my “Rad” Giveaway – 4 Free Nights At Any Radisson Blu or Radisson in North America

December 9, 2012

In honor of Radisson’s 50th anniversary, the chain has been giving away one free night at any Radisson Hotel once a day for 50 days in its “50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms” campaign – and today, I’m giving away that free room right here on The Points Guy. Except, it’s not just one free […]

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Giving Away 14,000 Amex points on Twitter for 14k Followers!

October 24, 2012

Today I hit 14,000 followers on Twitter! To show my appreciation for all of your support, I’ll be giving away 1,000 Amex points to 14 random followers today and tomorrow. All you have to do for a chance to win is follow me on Twitter, @thepointsguy, and retweet my special 14,000-point giveaway tweet using the […]

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And the Winner of the 3rd TPG Mega Do #GreatSeatMate Contest Is…

October 16, 2012

@Hathaway78! The readers have spoken and your entry topped the online poll, Facebook likes and did pretty well in the Twittersphere as well! Congrats- we will be in touch to get your information and get you registered on the Star Mega Do 4. The winning entry: The runners up will each get 5,000 American Express […]

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