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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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Reminder: Enter My 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Giveaway By 5pm ET!

September 30, 2013

This is just a friendly reminder that you have until 5pm ET today to enter this week’s Thursday Giveaway contest for your chance to win 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points. I just reached 25,000 Twitter followers – so thank you to all of you who already follow me – and to celebrate, I’m going to give away 25,000 Southwest […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points And The Winner of the 100,000 Hyatt Points Giveaway

September 26, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Twitter is one of my favorite ways to communicate – whether it’s staying up on all the latest trends and promotions, or just staying in touch with other travelers and readers. In fact, it’s one of the […]

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Reminder: Win 100,000 Hyatt Points With #TPG100KPayday!

September 23, 2013

This is just a friendly reminder that I am giving away 100,000 Hyatt points this week and if you want to enter, you must do so by 5pm ET today! Over 1,000 of you have left comments on the original giveaway post, but remember, there are 3 other ways to enter as well – on […]

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Thursday Giveaway: TPG 100K Payday – Win 100,000 Hyatt Points!

September 19, 2013

A couple weeks ago, when registration for Hyatt’s “Discover New Possibilities” fall promo opened, I held a giveaway for 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for readers who shared their travel inspiration, but today, I’m back with an even bigger giveaway of 100,000 Hyatt points! One of the great things about Hyatt is that they have […]

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The Winner of the 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway Is…

September 16, 2013

After last week’s announcement from Chase that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures, I decided to give away 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points for my Thursday Giveaway. To enter, all you had to do […]

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Saturday Recap: Discount Cathay Pacific Fares, 1,000 Bonus Hilton Points With Mobile App, National’s One Two Free Promotion

September 14, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Chase Ink Cards Switching to Visa Signature Products: Since they launched, the family of Chase Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, have been World MasterCards, but over […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points!

September 12, 2013

The big news today from Chase was that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Cash and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures. While those of us who have had any of these cards for a while now will keep the World […]

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The Winner Of The 50,000 Hyatt Points Is…

September 12, 2013

For last week’s Thursday Giveaway, the good folks at Hyatt sent me 50,000 Gold Passport points to reward one of my readers. The point of the contest was to tell me what inspires you to travel in a 15-second video. I got a ton of great entries via Instavid, YouTube and Vine, with live-action shots, […]

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Reminder: Enter My 50,000 Hyatt Point Giveaway!

September 9, 2013

This is just a friendly reminder that you only have until 5pm ET tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10, to enter my “Share Your Travel Insipiration” Thursday Giveaway contest for your chance to win 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points. That’s more than enough for two nights at top Hyatt properties around the world (they’re only 22,000 points […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Share Your Travel Inspiration For A Chance to Win 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points!

September 5, 2013

In the miles and points world it can be easy to get caught up in elite status, first class cabins and the rush of “free” travel. However, travel is about more than just “beating the system” and watching your point wealth grow. We all have our own motivators for why we travel – whether it […]

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The Winner Of The US Open Swag Bag Is…

September 3, 2013

For last week’s Thursday Giveaway contest, I decided to give one lucky reader the cool swag bag I got while attending the US Open and visiting the Starwood Preferred Guest suite at the USTA including a cute Kate Spade tote. The items in the prize include: Kate Spade “Love is in the Air” Starwood tote […]

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Thursday Giveaway: SPG US Open Swag Bag

August 29, 2013

For last week’s Thursday Giveaway, we gave one lucky reader a pair of courtside tickets to a first round match at the US Open, and on Monday evening, I was invited to attend a match at the USTA with Starwood Preferred Guest. I had a great time even though the men’s matches were rained out, […]

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The Winner of the US Open Tennis Ticket Thursday Giveaway Is…

August 26, 2013

For last week’s Thursday Giveaway, I managed to snag two tickets to a match at the US Open tomorrow courtesy of the folks over at American Express and Starwood. All you had to do to enter was Tweet me telling me your favorite tennis moment and include the hashtag #TPGUSOPEN. I received a ton of […]

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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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The Winner Of The $200 American Airlines Voucher Thursday Giveaway Is…

August 19, 2013

In honor of American Airlines unveiling the first of its new fleet of domestic A319′s at Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Airport, our Thursday Giveaway last week was a $200 American Airlines voucher to use on any AA flight – but hopefully one on one of these new planes, which go into service next month. To enter […]

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