Why I’m Giving Away 1 million Points

Over the past nine years I’ve had the opportunity to travel for business – a lot! I’ve earned almost 2 million frequent flyer miles during that time and countless hotel points (I stopped counting, but if I had to guess, I’d say I’ve earned around 3 million hotel points in various programs.) I realize that this type of travel provides a very unique opportunity for me to see the world and that many other people don’t have that opportunity. I’ve been all over the world and some of my favorite places are Alaska, Hawaii, Thailand and the UK.

After blogging on Boarding Area for a year, I’ve had the chance to interact with so many readers who travel, but not the extent I’ve been able to travel. I would love to give every reader the chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip, but unfortunately, that’s not possible. So, a million point give away is the next best thing!

During the month of October I’ll be running a weekly contest. The weekly winner will receive either Starwood or Hyatt points. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered into the grand prize drawing. You can enter up to three times a week (once via Twitter, once via Facebook and once on my blog) however, you don’t need to enter three times to win….since the winner will be selected based on their answer one entry is all it really takes! We’ll be judging based on creativity. Be unique, be clever and put your heart into it!

What am I giving away?

4 weekly prizes

  • Week 1 (Oct 1 – 7th, 2012) – 20k Starpoints
  • Week 2 (October 8th – 14th, 2012) – 50k Hyatt Gold Passport Points
  • Week 3 (October 15- 21, 2012) – 20k Starpoints
  • Week 4 (October 22- 28, 2012) – 20k Starpoints

Grand Prizes

  • Grand Prize #1 – 300,000 Delta Sky Miles & 200,000 Hilton Honors Points
  • Grand Prize #2 – 240,000 US Airways Dividend Miles, 100,000 Marriott Rewards Points & 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points


How to enter:

There will be on blog post each week on which you can enter. You can comment on that post, you can tweet an answer and/or you can post on Facebook. Using the same answer on all three forums will not help your odds of winning since we’re judging based on creativity. However, if you’ve got more than one great answer, you can use the multiple points of entry to submit those.

The first weekly contest is located here. There’s also a bonus entry method. Visit Lufthansa Flyer’s blog and comment on his post located here.

All of the contest rules and information are located on the 1 year 1 million points home page

Good luck – I can’t wait to see who wins!

6 Comments on "Why I’m Giving Away 1 million Points"

  1. I totally dont want to win. 🙂

  2. That’s so awesome! I’m pumped, and hope I win something! Thanks!

  3. I so want to win :@) I want a vacation

  4. I want to take my wife and daughter around the world, so we can share some amazing memories.

  5. What a generous offer! I don’t travel nearly as much as I’d like, being a wage slave chained to my desk and all… but a vacation would help!

  6. Thanks for making dreams come true.

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