Frequent Miler’s 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway! Free nights! Free gifts! Free upgrades!

As of September 2nd 2016, Frequent Miler is now 5 years old!  Tomorrow I’ll publish a retrospective, but today, to celebrate this blog’s 5 Year Blogiversary (Google seems to think that’s a word) I’m giving away lots of free stuff!

UPDATE: All contests listed in this post are now closed to new entrants

2 Nights Almost Anywhere

RadissonBluFiji.pngI have a Club Carlson free night certificate that expires October 31 of this year, and I’m willing to throw in points for a second night.  If you know of a Club Carlson hotel (Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, Quorvus Collection, Country Inns & Suites, etc.) that you’d like to stay at for two nights by October 31st, then try your hand at this contest.

To enter the 2 Nights Almost Anywhere contest:

  1. Go to ClubCarlson.com and plug in your desired location and dates (up to October 31st) to see if award nights are available.  You can pick any Club Carlson property in the world except for Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in London.
  2. Write in the comments below where you want to go and why.  Also add the number of points it would cost per night if booked as a points award.
  3. Include the following at the end of your comment: #2NightsAlmostAnywhere
  4. Each person may enter the 2 Nights Almost Anywhere contest only once (but feel free to enter multiple contests within one comment)

I will pick a worthy comment as the “winner” based on my own subjective judgment. Creativity, humor, and brevity are encouraged, but I am not looking for flattery (I promise you, that won’t help).  Everyone is eligible to participate.  I’ll notify the winner via email.

This contest will remain open until Wednesday September 7th at 10pm ET.

One of 5 Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Trackers

Fitbit ZipI’m giving away 5 Fitbit Zip wireless activity trackers to good homes within the continental US.

To enter the Fitbit Zip contest:

  1. Write a comment below. Include the following: #FitbitZip
  2. Each person may enter the FitbitZip contest only once (but feel free to enter multiple contests within one comment).

I’ll pick winners randomly.  Winners will be notified via email.  Anyone can enter, but winners must have a mailing address within the continental United States.

This contest will remain open until Wednesday September 7th at 10pm ET.

One of 5 $75 Nike e-gift Cards

I have 5 $75 Nike e-gift cards looking for a good home.

Nike gift cardTo enter the $75 Nike Gift Card contest:

  1. Write a comment below. Include the following: #Nike75
  2. Each person may enter the Nike gift card contest only once (but feel free to enter multiple contests within one comment).

I’ll pick winners randomly.  Winners will be notified via email.

This contest will remain open until Wednesday September 7th at 10pm ET.

One of 5 Surprise Mystery Gifts

QuestionI’m giving away 5 surprise mystery gifts to good homes within the continental US.  Gifts are valued at approximately $50 each.

To enter the Surprise Mystery Gift contest:

  1. Write a comment below. Include the following: #Surprise
  2. Each person may enter the Surprise Mystery Gift contest only once (but feel free to enter multiple contests within one comment).

I’ll pick winners randomly.  Winners will be notified via email.  Anyone can enter, but winners must have a mailing address within the continental United States.

This contest will remain open until Wednesday September 7th at 10pm ET.

Instant Win! [Sorry free codes have been used up]

I have 99 free Award Wallet upgrades available.  First come, first served.  Use this code to upgrade: FMilerAWPlus.

For more details about Award Wallet, please see: I love AwardWallet, but not for the reason you think.

If you don’t already have an AwardWallet account, please consider signing up with my link. For every 5 people who sign up, I’ll earn another upgrade coupon. That way I’ll earn additional upgrades to give away. Disclosure: I don’t earn any money from the referral, but if people I refer pay for upgrades to AwardWallet Plus, I’ll earn points that can be redeemed for airline miles.

 

Last updated on September 19th, 2016

About Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

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B. Mirisola
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B. Mirisola

Thanks to Frequent Miler, your hard work and points/travel tips have taught me enough that in the last few years I’ve traveled the world wearing out my Nike’s! #Nike75 , this includes 10 European counties, China, Russia, HK, UAE, etc. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Milwaukee Nick
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Milwaukee Nick

I would like to stay at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago Fri Sep 30 – Sun Oct 2. It shows availability at 105,000 Club Carlson points per night. Living in Wisconsin, all I do is eat cheese, drink beer and milk my friends cows. I’d like to see the big city for a change! #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Milwaukee Nick
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Milwaukee Nick

I needa FitBit Zip to walk off all the calories I put on from eating cheese curds every day! #FitbitZip

Milwaukee Nick
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Milwaukee Nick

Running to the grocery store for beer has worn out my Nike shoes! Time for a new pair! #Nike75

Brian Evans
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Brian Evans

I am really in need of some new shoes. #Nike75 would be awesome

Milwaukee Nick
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Milwaukee Nick

I have a good Wisconsin home and would love nothing more than a mystery gift to get me through the long winter! #Surprise

James Stawski
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James Stawski

Bring on the mystery gifts! Love this site! #Surprise

Kijo
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Kijo

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
We are in Iceland right now and could use the two nights at the Park Inn Keflavik (44,000 points) this weekend. Don’t ask me why I am reading my favorite blogs while I am in Iceland. While I am blaming it on the time change and having jet lag, I am pretty sure that it is because I am dedicated/crazy/obsessed with this hobby! We used Club Carlson for our first three nights, but ran out of points after the devaluation. Congrats on five years.

Kijo
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Kijo

#Nike75

Russ Traister
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Russ Traister

I could use a new pair of Nikes! #Nike75

Russ Traister
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Russ Traister

It is no surprise Frequent Miler has the best blog! #Surprise

Russ Traister
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Russ Traister

My wife wants a fitbit! #FitbitZip

Joshua C
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Your tips and tricks have provided my family with freedom in travel. Thanks! #Surprise

Joshua C
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Rockin’ Nikes since I was a young tike. Blogiversary ain’t no term they used in 1993. #Nike75

Nadine
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Nadine

i enjoy you blog. Congrats on 5 years. #Surprise

Richard Buck
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Richard Buck

Want one! #FitbitZip

Richard Buck
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Richard Buck

Thank you. #Nike75

Joseph mansour
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Joseph mansour

#FitbitZip

Joseph mansour
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Joseph mansour

#surprise

JP
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Yeah yay haha go Nike#75! Hope that everybody is doing great.

David
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David

Love me a #Surprise. Greg’s trip report on taking the train to Utah inspired me to plan a similar trip.

David Noppenberger
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David Noppenberger

Thanks for all the great tips! #FitbitZip

M Murphy
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M Murphy

Greg! Congratulations on 5 bloggin’ years. Amazing! Keep on traveling. #Surprise

Eric Stratton
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Eric Stratton

I really like Nike Shoes. #Nike75

smitty06
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smitty06

I seriously need to get moving #FitbitZip

Grant
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Congrats on the 5 great years. I’m sure you hear this often, but your blog was the first miles and points blog I read (cashbackmonitor vs evrewards and gift card resellers were my first couple posts). You led by example and inspired me to start blogging 3+ years ago. I’m sure you have helped thousands of readers and hundreds of bloggers over the years so I just wanted to sincerely thank you for all that you’ve done for the community.

If fellow BoardingArea bloggers are eligible for prizes, I would like to enter the #surprise contest.

Good luck to everyone and have a great Labor Day!

David
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David

Thanks for the years of useful content! #Nike75

Brian
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Brian

What better way to celebrate your blogiversary than a trip for my anniversary (which is on Halloween)? My wife is back in school, so long a longer trip isn’t feasible, but we would love 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Chicago Oct 28th/29th. Awards showing for 105,000 points. Thank you! #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Ronda K. Allen
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Ronda K. Allen

Your tips and advice have proven to be invaluable. Thank you for what you do! #Nike75

xgerman
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xgerman

Love #Surprise —

Larry C
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Larry C

My wife and I have a 3 week London-Paris-Marseille trip booked from Sept 19 – Oct 11,2016. All flights and hotel rooms were booked with miles/points following your amazing advice. Only problem, we don’t have enough points to book the last 2 nights in Marseille. With 70,000 points and your free night certificate, we will finish up our romantic European vacation in style and be able to say Greg/Frequent Miler helped us book it all for almost FREE ! #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Mike
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Mike

Hope I win one of the Nike e-gift cards. I could use use it! #Nike75

Dan
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Dan

Congratulations! #FitbitZip

Kathleen
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Kathleen

Happy Blogiversary !! I’m going on a cruise in two months and could sure use the #FitbitZip

Elena
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Elena

Congratulations on the 5 years! A Fitbit will be awesome. #FitbitZip

darN NYC
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darN NYC

#Fitbitzip I think it is about time to track my daily moves (health) as I am walking my new yellow Lab who wants to walk until he sniffs every tree in NYC.

Elena
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Elena

Surprises are fun! #surprise

Drew M
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Drew M

I love #surprise (s) from the blog that got me started in the game.

darN NYC
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darN NYC

#Nike75
Just Win It

Elena
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Elena

A new pair of Nike shoes sounds great right now. Also it’ll be cool if I win a contest, haha, never win these things on blogs. #Nike75

Trevor
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Trevor

I would love loVE LOVE to stay at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, Cape Town (57K per night, from 10/23 – 10/24) because…the other Vendôme is a continent and too many red arrows away #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Juan
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Juan

Need a new pair of NIKE’s. Love the blog. #Nike75

Juan
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Juan

I love surprises! #Surprise Happy Blogiversary!

J.
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J.

Thanks for the giveaway. #nike75

L Gibson
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L Gibson

Absolutely love your blog!!! Congratulations! #surprise

J.
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J.

Thanks for the mystery giveaway. #surprise.

J.
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J.

Thanks for the fitbit giveaway. #fitbitzip.

Juan
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Juan

Been wanting one of these for a while so I can get back on track with my fitness. #FitbitZip

Juan
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Juan

Would like to stay at the Radisson Hotel – Lake Buena Vista in Orlando next month for a Disney vacay. Would come in handy for taking the extended family along. Per nights in points 38K. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Mandy S
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Mandy S

29 October – Radisson Blu Dublin Airport – 44,000 / 30 October Radisson Blu Dublin – 70,000 — SO has been invited to a conference in Dublin that weekend – 1 night at the airport so we can go to Malahide, the second downtown for the conference. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Mandy S
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Mandy S

#Nike75

Mandy S
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Mandy S

#FitbitZip

jeff
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jeff

Pick Me #FitbitZip

Mandy S
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Mandy S

It would be nice to have a #Surprise

jeff
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jeff

New shoes I need. #Nike75

jeff
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jeff

Surprise, I going to be picked below: #Surprise

Adam
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Adam

#nike75 congrats on 5 years!

Adam
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Adam

Looking forward to all the great content to come in the next 5 years #Surprise

David Z
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David Z

Happy 5th! Many more!! 🙂

#fitbitzip #Nike75 #Surprise #

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Congrats on your first 5 years. Best wishes for many more. : )

Thanks for the coupon code. Was *finally* able to successfully upgrade.

Trying to get this lazy bag of bones back in shape, so some new #Nike75 gear would certainly help.

GeoffB
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GeoffB

I’d like to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, in Riga, Latvia (38k points per night). Thanks for not putting any of the typical sweepstakes Riga-marole on this one 🙂 #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Elaine
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Elaine

#FitbitZip Been wanting one of these.

darR NYC
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darR NYC

Feeling lucky Lucky!
Finally reached AW Plus ! Bam! !

savemesf
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savemesf

FTW #Nike75

Elaine
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Elaine

#Nike75 Could use a new pair of sneakers for my hopefully new fitbit ( ;

Elinor
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Elinor

#FitbitZip, #Nike75
So need to lose weight for my daughter’s bat mitzvah on October 29. How helpful would these be?!?
#Surprise ME!

Elaine
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Elaine

I have a wonderful home and sure do love a good #Surprise!

Daniel Fuerstman
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Daniel Fuerstman

I’m going to enter them all at once here. As I am in the middle of trying to lose 80 pounds, the #FitbitZip and #Nike75 would be awesome. And hey, for all I know, the #Surprise mystery gift could also fit that theme.

For the “2NightsAlmostAnywhere” , I have only one trip coming up between now and 10/31 and it’s to Orlando so in keeping with the FM spirit, I’d much rather they go to someone who would use them for a high-value redemption.

Elaine
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Elaine

Thanks for the AW upgrade. Been wanting to sign up for it and now I did. (Through your link, of course) and my husband did as well. This will give me the determination to finally sit down and enter all the info. – Thanks for a fun contest and while I’ve only started to read FM since the RC days, I am now a loyal subscriber and love your site. Here’s to many more years!

Kenneth Hall
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My son was inspired by the Olympics and really needs a new pair of sneakers. #Nike75

Phil
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Phil

#fitbitzip-lost mine, so in need!

Ryan
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Ryan

I’d love a #surprise and a #fitbitzip with a #nike75 for good luck.

Chris
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Chris

Thanks for the AW upgrade!
#FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Jaime
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Jaime

#FitbitZip, #Nike75
Help make me healthy.
#Surprise ME!

AC
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AC

#Nike75

#Surprise

DanR NYC
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DanR NYC

#2nightsalmostanywhere
Salem Massachusettes (Raddison Hotel, 28,000 CC points per night)

Halloween surprise (weekend) for the family from Oct 28-30. Kids can trick o treat on Monday at “home” with friends

Nancy
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Nancy

Sept 24-26, Country Inn and Suites, Annapolis MD – 38,000 points – #2NightsAlmostAnywhere. Passing thru the area and would love to visit Annapolis, the Naval Academy and the Inner Harbor.

Rick ingersoll
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Rick ingersoll

Congratulations on Five Years Greg. My how time flies.

Rick I the Frugal Travel Guy

Kaye Shen
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Kaye Shen

#Nike75 #surprise #2nightsalmostanywhere
Country Inn & Suites Harrisburg Northeast Oct 28-30 for Halloween @Hersey Park with kids

David
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David

Yanisa would like the #Nike75

-David

David
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David

Who would like a #Surprise ? I would.

-David

Trevor
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Trevor

#FitBitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Stacy
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Stacy

Need a new #fitbitzip Lost mine going through security to ride ferry to the Statue of Liberty!

Andrew
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Andrew

Just had to throw away some run down running shoes. New ones would be great! #FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Jay
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Jay

Oct 27-29 RADISSON BLU ROYAL HOTEL, DUBLIN
I have never been to Ireland before. I’m based out of Boston. Would be a nice Avios redemption to DUB from BOS. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere
Some new gym shoes would be nice #Nike75
A nice addition to the gym gear 🙂 #FitbitZip

corinne g thompson
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corinne g thompson

#FitBitZip I like.

corinne g thompson
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corinne g thompson

#Surprise me!

corinne g thompson
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corinne g thompson

#Nike75 too.

Ralph
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Ralph

Congrats on 5 years!
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Jon
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Jon

I could use some golf shirts! 🙂
#Nike75
#Surprise

CD
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CD

Love your blog. The best one IMHO. And if it’s not too much trouble, #FitbitZip #Surprise #Nike75

David
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David

Faithful FM reader here. Always recommend to those who ask me about the points game. Keep up the good work.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Andrea
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Andrea

Thanks for running this giveaway!
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Scott
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Scott

Award Wallet upgrades all taken Greg, FYI

(Unfortunately not by me)

Thanks anyways!

Frank
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Frank

#FitbitZip

Thanks for the great blog.

Eli
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Eli

#fitbitzip
#nike75
#surprise

Meaghan Rhoades
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Meaghan Rhoades

A weekend trip, we’d love to embark
An October visit to Hersheypark in the Dark
The rides are fun and there’s chocolate treats
Carlson Harrisburg Northeast we’d stay, the Country Inn & Suites
38,000 points per night is how to stay
October 21-23 we’d get away
We’d love this contest to get us there
That contest being #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Frank
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Frank

#surprise

I love surprises.

Mike Powers
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Mike Powers

Congrats on 5 years… Appreciate all the advice and news you provide! #nike75 #surprise

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