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Thursday Giveaway

Reader Giveaway: TPG Swag Bag and 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

March 7, 2014

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at the 2014 New York Times Travel Show for the third year in a row, and it was a great opportunity to connect with readers about some of the exciting new changes in point valuations, frequent flyer programs (I’m looking at you Delta!) and credit card bonuses. […]

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Special Reader Giveaway: TPG Meet & Greet in New York City This Weekend!

February 26, 2014

Following up on my New Year’s resolution to have more face-to-face with my readers, I have planned a very special event in Manhattan this Saturday, March 1, following the first night of the New York Times Travel Show to do just that! I am living my dream – I have the opportunity to travel the […]

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Thursday Giveaway: United GlobalFirst Special Edition Amenity Kit and 10,000 United MileagePlus Miles

February 20, 2014

I recently made my first long-haul trip in United GlobalFirst from Los Angeles to Melbourne and I am currently ‘down under’ at the moment exploring the wonders of Australia – and to celebrate, I am giving away a special edition United amenity kit and 10,000 United miles! On my trip down, I was treated to […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Passes To The 2014 New York Times Travel Show

February 13, 2014

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Offer expired March 9, 2014. The first weekend in March, I will be making my third appearance speaking at the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in NYC. As with last year, I have […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

February 6, 2014

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Offer expired March 9, 2014. Well, the big United devaluation finally went into effect earlier this week, and the next major one is Southwest’s Wanna Get Away redemption devaluation set to take place March 31, 2014, when […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Delta Sky Club Passes

January 30, 2014

News on the airline lounge front has been pretty dismal lately with American/US Airways announcing that they would no longer grant complimentary access to Amex Platinum and Business Platinum cardholders starting March 22, and Delta jacking up its membership fees over $200 as well as restricting Platinum and Delta Reserve access to their lounges to […]

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Reader Giveaway: Shania Twain in Vegas with SPG Moments

January 28, 2014

I was supposed to go to Las Vegas at the end of the month so I as I wrote about last week, I was looking into what events were available through SPG Moments since they often offer exclusive access to otherwise sold-out or hard-to-buy tickets as well as extra add-ons beyond the price of a […]

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Throwback Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points

January 23, 2014

It’s Thursday – and that means it’s time for another reader giveaway! I’m at almost 33,000 Twitter followers (just about 300 left to go!), so for this week’s giveaway, I wanted to take it to Twitter and get people talking. Since it’s Thursday, I thought it would be fun to do a Throwback Thursday post […]

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And the Winners of My LA Times Travel Show Giveaway Are…

January 18, 2014

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ll be appearing at the LA Times Travel Show tomorrow on a panel at noon titled, More for Your Money: The Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars along with Johnny Jet and moderated by LA Times Web Buzz columnist Jen Leo. So for the giveaway this week, I wanted […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Tickets to the LA Times Travel Show and Lunch With The Points Guy on Sunday!

January 16, 2014

I had a great time being a panelist at the LA Times Travel Show last year, and I’m back in the City of Angels for this year’s show this weekend, January 18-19. I’ll be appearing on a panel on Sunday at noon titled, More for Your Money: The Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars along […]

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And The Winner of the Sundance Opening Day Package Is…

January 15, 2014

I’m excited to be heading to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this weekend, and on Monday, I announced a reader giveaway to celebrate. The prize was an Opening Day Package from Chase Ultimate Rewards Experiences that includes: Two tickets to the Day One screening with premium, reserved seating and round-trip transportation between […]

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Reader Giveaway: Sundance Film Festival Opening Day Package For Two

January 13, 2014

Back in October, Chase Ultimate Rewards was selling exclusive packages to the Sundance Film Festival,which begins this Thursday, January 16th. There were four separate packages available – Opening Weekend Celebration, Closing Weekend Celebration (both were $4,000 or 400,000 points each), Opening Day tickets or Closing Night and Ceremony tickets ($300 or 30,000 points). I ended […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Two Free Radisson Nights

January 9, 2014

With the craziness of the holiday season behind us, we’re getting back to our Thursday Giveaways and are kicking off the season with the chance to win one of two Free Room Night Voucher for Radisson Hotels and Resorts. These vouchers are each valid for one free night in a standard room, double occupancy at […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Citi AAdvantage Concert Tickets – The Temptations in NY

December 19, 2013

Today’s Thursday Giveaway goes out to all you music lovers out there. The good folks at Citibank have offered me two tickets to an exclusive Citi Private Pass event in January that’s sure to make any Motown fan swoon. Like many of the other premium Citi credit cards, the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Mastercard – […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Club Carlson $500 Gift Card and Concierge Status Twitter and Instagram Giveaway

December 12, 2013

This week, the good folks over at Club Carlson have given me another set of two $500 gift cards and two of their highest-tier Concierge level status valid through February 2015 to give away to lucky readers. As a reminder, Concierge status gets you get the following perks: -Complimentary room upgrades -Elite Rollover Nights – […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Club Carlson Concierge Status and $500 Gift Cards

December 5, 2013

This has been a busy holiday week what with killer Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals, and with 2013 quickly coming to an end, I’m sure more than a few of you made some mattress-running hotel reservations for the final sprint towards status. However, just to inject a little bit of fun back into […]

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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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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 Skywards Miles And The Winner of a Neiman Marcus Gift Card

November 21, 2013

Prior to take off on Emirates’ A380 on Monday, I posted a picture of myself enjoying a glass of Dom Pérignon in my First Class suite announcing that I would be giving away Emirates Skywards miles while in flight. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get linked up to the wireless internet once we were airborne, […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Neiman Marcus Gift Card and the Winners of Orbitz Vacation Packages

November 7, 2013

Earlier this week the AAdvantage eShopping portal came out with a great deal where you can earn 18 miles per dollar spent online at Neiman Marcus – which ends today! Though not quite as lucrative as the 35x miles eBags bonus last month, this equates to buying AA miles at 5.6 cents apiece (plus whatever […]

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Thursday Giveaway: $1,000 in Orbucks + Free Flights and the Winners of 18,000 Avios

October 31, 2013

Last week Orbitz announced the launch of its new loyalty program, Orbitz Rewards creating a welcome addition to the travel-booking sphere that should help consumers earn even more value back on their travel spending. Members of Orbitz Rewards will earn “Orbucks” based on the kind of travel they purchase.  Flight bookings earn 1% of the […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 18,000 Avios and the Winner of the Tumi Vapor Carry-On Bag

October 24, 2013

While the current Amex transfer bonuses to British Airways (20% until December 31) and Virgin Atlantic (30%) aren’t the best they’ve ever seen, they are still decent options to maximize your American Express Membership Rewards points- especially if you know how to extract the most value out of those programs. So, for today’s Thursday Giveaway, […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Tumi Vapor Carry On Bag And The Winner of the $250 Sear’s Gift Card

October 17, 2013

Earlier this week, the AAdvantage shopping portal was offering an incredible 35 miles per $1 spent at eBags, the world’s largest online retailer of bags and accessories. I ended up ordering quite a few bags myself (and snagging a ton of bonus miles in the process), so I wanted to give one of them away this week for […]

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Thursday Giveaway $250 Gift Card And The Winner of 26,000 US Airways Miles

October 10, 2013

Last week, American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping was offering a limited-time bonus of 12X miles per $1 at Bloomingdales, and in this post, I wrote about how you could maximize the offer by stacking it with the Chase Freedom‘s 5X quarterly bonus spending categories – which include department stores such as Bloomie’s – right now. While […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 26,000 US Airways Miles And The Winner of 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

October 3, 2013

Earlier this week, US Airways announced their 100% Share Miles bonus. Now through October 15, 2013, you’re able to share miles, and the person receiving them, will receive a 100% bonus. If you were to purchase miles, they normally cost 3.5 cents each plus a 7.5% tax, and sharing miles costs 1 cent each plus […]

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