October Frequent Flyer Seminar in Chicago

May 4, 2011

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been asked to be a presenter at the 2011 Chicago Seminars, which is a grassroots organized conference on maximizing frequent miles and points. My session will be “Maximizing American Express – Choosing the right card and getting maximum value out of Membership Rewards”. I’ll be covering all of the tips on Amex and teaching all the tricks on transfer partners and the best overall ways to maximize the value of your American Express points. If you want to attend the event, the registration fee is $75 and it includes lunches and all events. If a lot of TPG readers decide to come, I may plan to have a special side event (even if its a short meet-up on the side) so let me know if you are attending. I had such a great time meeting the group at the Frequent Traveler Awards, I want to have another opportunity to do the same.

Registration link is here.

The event as a whole is a “must attend” if you are new to the frequent flyer world or even if you want to learn insider tricks to getting the most out of your miles and points.


Friday October 28th Early Bird Specials 7-8PM
“Maximizing Delta Miles and Delta Award Tickets”
“Technology Skills You Need To Know”

Saturday October 29th
9AM to 9:45AM: “Rookie Bootcamp
Coffee Break
10AM to 11:45AM: “Award Bookings” with Gary Leff
or “Hyatt and Priority Club” with Lucky
1PM to 2:45PM: “Priceline Bidding, Expedia BRG and Timeshare Tips” or
“SPG and United” with Lucky and United Captain Denny Flanagan
Coffee Break
3PM to 5PM: “Mileage Runs” or “Credit Cards” with The Frugal Travel Guy (My workshop will be somewhere in this time slot as well)
5PM to 6PM: Breakout Session for “Mileage Runs with Hands-on Workshop” orMeet the Speakers”
8:30PM to 10PM: “Costumes and Cocktails”

Sunday October 30th
9AM to 10:45AM: Sponsors Workshop
Coffee Break
11AM to 12:45PM: “Pudding and Pickles” with Mr. Pickles and The Pudding Guy or Moderated Breakout Sessions on AA, DL, CO/UA, US, SPG, Hilton, Marriott, Priority Club
2PM to 4PM: “Cherry Pickin’ ” with Beaubo and Randy Petersen

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