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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

November 6, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions. Here’s a look at the latest interesting contests, trending topics and more on social media from the week. I’ll be combing through Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram pics and more […]

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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

October 30, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions. Here’s a look atthe latest interesting contests, trending topics and more on social media from the week. I’ll be combing through Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram pics and more to […]

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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

October 23, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions. Every week, Team TPG and I comb through Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram pics and more to find the most interesting things going on. Here’s a look at the latest […]

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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

October 16, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions. Every week, Team TPG and I comb through Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram pics and more to find the most interesting things going on. Here’s a look at the latest […]

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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

October 9, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions. Every week, Team TPG and I comb through Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram pics and more to find the most interesting things going on. Here’s a look at the latest […]

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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

October 2, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions. Here’s a look atthe latest interesting contests, trending topics and more on social media from the week. I’ll be combing through Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram pics and more to […]

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Hyatt Launches “World’s Largest Focus Group”

September 26, 2013

I think a point that often gets lost in all the discussion of points and miles is that loyalty programs are a two-way street. We, as consumers, give our time and money to certain brands, and in return, they reward us with discounts, perks and free things. In the best of circumstances, this involves a […]

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Social Media Travel Roundup – News, Contests, Promos, Trends and More

September 25, 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming the method airlines, hotels, credit cards and consumers get in touch with one another about the latest news, deals and promotions, so I thought I would start a new series on the site on Wednesdays rounding up the latest interesting contests, trending topics and more on social media from the […]

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Leveraging Social Media To Fix Your Travel Problems

September 4, 2013

If you’ve been following the site lately, you’ll know that I’m currently en route from New York JFK to Cape Town via Amsterdam on KLM and that I had an extremely frustrating time securing Economy Comfort seating on KLM that required conversations not only with live representatives at both Delta and KLM as well as […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Two Tickets To A US Open Tennis Match

August 22, 2013

If you’re a tennis fan, we’ve got a really exciting prize for this week’s Thursday Giveaway. I talked to the good folks over at American Express, and they (and their partners at Starwood) have given me two tickets to a US Open match to give away to one lucky winner this week. The tickets are […]

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How Do I Follow The Site And How Do I Contact The Points Guy With Questions?

August 18, 2013

Multiple TPG readers have asked: “How do I get in touch with the Points Guy to ask questions about miles and points, and how do I follow the site via e-mail or a feed?” I have been asked countless times by readers how to follow the site via e-mail or a feed, or how to […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 20,000 British Airways Avios If You Can Find My Instagram Lucky Charm

August 8, 2013

After a great flight from JFK to Dublin aboard business class in Aer Lingus (review to come), I touched down in the Emerald Isle this morning and have been enjoying a beautiful summer day in the Irish capital. Because I enjoyed my flight – which I was able to book in business class one-way for […]

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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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#throwbackthursday: 8 Of My Most Memorable Flights/Trips

May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday, also known as #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, is when people post old pictures of themselves from the past. Well, I thought I’d do a fun walk down memory lane including pictures from some of my memorable past flights/trips. For me, some of my best trips may not be the best in-flight products, […]

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$10 Off Uber and $5 Off Seamless Food Orders With Amex Sync

May 11, 2013

Amex Sync is an ongoing promotion where you sync your American Express cards to your various social media accounts including Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, and when you either enter Tweets with particular hashtags in them or you check in at various locations, you get discounts at participating merchants. Though it doesn’t explicitly state it in […]

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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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Free Admirals Club One-Day Passes From Klout

May 7, 2013

The social media firm Klout and American Airlines have teamed up to offer “influencers” with high enough Klout scores free prizes including One-Day Passes to the Admirals Club and a free one-year Admirals Club Membership. Klout measures a person’s “influence” based on their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, FourSquare and Google+ profiles and activity, and then […]

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ExpertFlyer Travel Giveaway Sweepstakes On Facebook

May 4, 2013

ExpertFlyer is one of my favorite travel websites because it lets you search for award availability on dozens of airlines, routing options, fare information and seat availability. It also has extremely useful functions like setting flight alerts which will automatically email you when airlines release award seats on flights you want, so you can book […]

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Which Airlines Respond To Tweets Fastest?

February 22, 2013

A social media benchmark company called Unmetric, which monitors the daily activity of over 6,000 big brands on social media released an infographic yesterday with the relative Twitter reply times of the major airlines and it turns out that American Airlines is the fastest to respond to Tweets, with an average reply time (ART) of […]

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Amex Sync: Get a $25 Amex Gift Card for $15

February 12, 2013

Update: This offer was pulled in advance, but stay tuned for more American Express/Twitter deals. Right now, you can essentially get $10 for free by purchasing a $25 American Express Gift Card for only $15 by March 3, 2013. Here’s how: You must have an American Express Card that is synced with Twitter (see sync.americanexpress.com/twitter […]

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My Delta Nonstop NYC Experience

January 19, 2013

A while back, I wrote about a promotion Delta was having called Delta Nonstop NYC, where you could complete online missions and search for Delta Red Coats in NYC to win a trip to Los Angeles. As it turns out, I was a winner in their online game, and at first I was excited about […]

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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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Twitter Giveaway: 16,000 Amex Points to Celebrate 16,000 Followers

January 10, 2013

I currently have a grand total of 15,973 followers on Twitter, so to celebrate getting to 16,000 soon, I will be giving away 16,000 Amex points today (transferred to the Membership Rewards partner of your choice) to a lucky follower to say thanks for listening to what I have to say on the social networking […]

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