Wow time really does fly when you’re having fun! I can’t believe that it’s already been a whole year since I started blogging about the crazy quests for points and miles (and travel) my family and I have participated in over the last 12 months.
For those who have been with the blog since the beginning, you might already know that I started blogging as a way to document my uncontainable excitement about all things points and miles. The spark of inspiration was ignited after attending a phenomenal weekend at the Chicago Seminars in 2011, where my entire perspective of travel was forever changed for the better.
Growing up, I was always grateful to be part of “points-savvy” family, but I never really knew the true possibilities and potential of this quirky hobby until I was introduced to an entire community of people dedicated to frequent flyer miles and hotel points; and now, a year later, I can honestly say that this very community now contains some of my new best friends (a big shout out to you all!).
After blogging independently for 2 months, I was stoked to wake up to an email in my inbox from the king of frequent flyer miles himself, Randy Peterson, asking me to join the BoardingArea community. Now those who know me already know that I am the last person in the world to ever get “starstruck”; so I don’t know if it’s embarrassing or not to admit that I got a teensy-bit of that “omg” feeling when I read that email… With that said, what an amazing year it’s been so far, and a tremendous “thanks” goes out to all of the amazing readers out there!
Now, let’s celebrate!
What’s a birthday party without gifts? As a way to celebrate this milestone (and the fact that I’m moving in January and can’t take all this “swag” with me), I have a bunch of giveaways to pass along to some lucky winners. Some of the prizes include: some Star MegaDo 4 swag (pictured below), Club Carlson points, Lounge Passes, free GoGo in-flight wifi codes, AwardWallet 6-month upgrades, a Cathay Pacific collectible Teddy Bear, and some other miscellaneous travel items I’ve accumulated over the year.
So how do you win?
Simply leave a comment below introducing yourself as a reader, and explaining how you stumbled across the blog for the first time and what kinds of posts keeps you wanting more. I’ll randomly select a few winners for the various prizes by Monday, December 3 at noon ET. There are plenty of prizes to give, so be sure to participate below!
Thanks for a great year, and I look forward to the many days ahead!