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Today Marks Six Years of The Points Guy

June 07, 2016
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Today Marks Six Years of The Points Guy
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I can't believe it, but today marks the six-year anniversary of The Points Guy. On June 7, 2010, I took off on an epic journey that changed my life forever. You've followed along as I wrote my first post while working in a cubicle at Morgan Stanley, left that cubicle to become fully employed as The Points Guy, shared some amazing deal alerts, and much more. I started the blog to share what I know and what I love — the art of points and miles strategy, and I'm so happy that you've been able to follow along for that journey.

Here's a look at the past six years of The Points Guy, by the numbers:

  • Hosted more than 175 giveaways — here's the first-ever giveaway
  • Seen nearly 108 million visits and 188 million pageviews
  • Grown our Facebook page to more than 1 million likes
  • Watched our readers spend more than 3,820,554 hours on the site
  • Given away more than $86,000 in gift cards and monetary prizes and 2.4 million miles and points.
Through Points for Peace and other avenues, we've donated to countless charities, like PeaceJam.

In celebration of six years of TPG, we're celebrating with a giveaway — I want to hear how TPG has changed your life. To enter, comment on this post and share your favorite TPG tip you've learned from reading the blog AND tweet at me with a link to your favorite blog post with the hashtag #6YearsOfTPG. On Friday, my team and I will randomly select two readers who will win thousands of points or miles to the hotel or airline of their choice — we'll buy.

TPG has come a long way since it started back in 2010, and my team and I can't thank you enough for your continued support and loyal readership. Here's to six (and many more) years!