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Free Points for Using Topguest

October 3, 2011

Free points are my favorite kind, so I cherish an opportunity to build my balances without breaking the wallet- unless it takes up a lot of my time. Topguest is a way to get free points just by using social media sites Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Gowalla and Instagram. The whole concept is that hotels want […]

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Follow Me on Twitter! (Shameless Plug to Help Me Hit 5,000 Followers)

September 27, 2011

At the time of writing this post, I’m about 70 followers away from 5,000, so if you haven’t done so, please follow me! If you don’t have a Twitter account, get one here. If you are sick of hearing about Twitter and think it’s a stupid fad that’s going away, you should actually check out some […]

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An Open Letter to Companies Regarding Social Media Free Point Promotions

July 22, 2011

There have been a rash of free point social media campaigns lately and many have come to an ugly or disgraceful end, so I feel it is my duty to write a letter to anyone who is considering a free points social media campaign. Dear hotels, airlines and other companies who want to give out […]

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250 Free Starwood Points for Liking Aloft Austin at the Domain

July 22, 2011

Update: It looks like this promo will come to an end at 10am central time, so hurry up if you want in! I just got this email from the hotel: To whom it may concern: Due to the overwhelming response from your promotion on your website of our SPG points for liking our page, we […]

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Huge Savings (Including Starwood) With American Express Link, Like, Love Facebook Promotion

July 20, 2011

I have to admit, I’m a little bit skeptical of all the companies rushing to cash in on social media. My eyebrows are raised mostly because a majority of companies don’t think out long term strategies and simply encourage people to “like” them to boost their number of followers or fans. I mean, how many […]

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3,000 SPG Points for Liking Sheraton Madison

July 14, 2011

3,000 SPG points is about $90 to me, so this one is a NO BRAINER. It’s not gonna last long, so do this right away. Click here, like them, fill out the form, share it with your friends when prompted. There’s a chance this promo may be over or limited to Wisconsin residents, but I […]

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Starwood Launches Foursquare 250 Point Promotion

May 11, 2011

Social Media is all the rage these days – Delta is on the ball helping people through their @DeltaAssist Twitter account and hotels have been driving stays through Facebook, like the ill-fated Hilton Garden Inn 10,000 point debacle we all had fun with in February. I personally see the value of social media, because it […]

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American Airlines 30 Deals, Day 4: Win 30,000 Miles for Sending a Tweet

April 21, 2011

Today’s installment of American’s 30th Anniversary promotion is an easy one – simply follow @AAdvantage on Twitter and Tweet something with the hash tag #Deal30. American will pick 30 people who will win 30,000 miles each. I used to be really skeptical of contests, but I recently won 10,000 US Airways miles, so I might […]

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A Happy Ending to the Hilton 10,000 Point Text Debacle

March 14, 2011

As many of you remember, a couple weeks ago we all had some fun taking advantage of a silly social media promotion that was sponsored by a Hampton Inn in Massachusetts. Within a couple hours and after thousands of people texted in, the hotel ended up deleting their email account, shutting down their phone line, […]

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Up to 4,000 Miles for US Airways Dividend Miles Sign Up

March 12, 2011

US Airways is offering 2,000 miles for simply signing up for a free Dividend Miles account.  This deal is technically for new members, but as long as you use a different address and email address, you should be fine. They are also throwing in another 2,000 miles if you book and fly on US Airways […]

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NYC Twitter Promo: Win Two Free Lufthansa Business Class Tickets to Europe

February 28, 2011

Yes, yet another social media promotion. Lufthansa is celebrating the launch of their A380 service to NYC and will be giving away a pair of business class tickets to a savvy Twitter follower on Monday, February 28th. Seems like a lot of work, but winning two business class tickets to Europe is pretty awesome (though […]

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bmi 100 Ticket Giveaway

February 27, 2011

Social media promotions have been more and more prevalent this year and I think this trend will only continue in the future as companies find new ways to engage their customers. I’ve seen so many recently that I’ve actually created a new category, “Social Media,” so I can tag and identify these unique and timely […]

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