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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Timothy Grover
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Timothy Grover

I hope I win, weeeeee!
#Nike75
#Surprise

Ben
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Ben

You guys are the best!

#Nike75
#Surprise

Tom Y
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Tom Y

My Big 5 for your 5 Year Blogiversary!!
#Surprise

scott
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scott

Help me show my girlfriend that this hobby really pays off and that I’m not crazy for shopping all the time at office stores! Looking at a visit to the windy city at Radisson Blu hotel either weekend of Oct 21-23 or 28-30.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Bri
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Bri

Wanna get my bits fit with a #FitbitZip

Thom
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Thom

Traverse City, MI, for the fall colors! Oct 3-4 (38k pts/night)
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

A #FitbitZip might help me lose some weight before then.

The #Nike75 would be especially sweet now that they’re repping the Maize & Blue.

#Surprise! I’ve been here for almost the full 5 years! Happy Anniblogsary!

(Hey, it makes just as much sense.)

Josh
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Josh

Congratulations on the blog anniversary:

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

James Chien
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James Chien

Congrats!!

Thanks for all the information and deal.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Michael H
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Michael H

#Nike75
#surprise

Wish me luck!!

wuxiao0715
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wuxiao0715

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Oct 14-16 (38k pts/night)
It must be very beautiful to see the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in falls. Only 3 hours drive from Dearborn.
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

A #FitbitZip is something I always want to get.

Never tried #Nike75 before. So, hope this will be the first time to try it.

Wonder what is this #Surprise!

Brian
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Brian

#FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Hope I win…though to be fair, I’m 99% sure my wife will call dibs if she ends up liking it…

Ben
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Ben

Radisson Blu Minneapolis, Oct 22-24, 70,000 points/night. For a first time in Minneapolis, for the culture, the architecture and mostly a beautiful belated anniversary surprise for my wife. Thank you!
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Marc
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Marc

Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. Not many bloggers can remain informative for this long.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Mark B
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Mark B

One of the greatest things about traveling, is going out on a walk or run and “getting lost” in a new place. So many fun things you see! #Nike75

Mark B
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Mark B

Surprises are always fun! Thanks for such a fun and informative site! #Surprise

Anthony Guglielmo
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Anthony Guglielmo

#fitbitzip #nike75 #surprise

Thank you and I hope I win!

Andy
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Andy

Congrats!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Jessie
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Jessie

Congratulations to you!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

kiko
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kiko

Congratulations

For sure I can use them all together if I won them all

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

vic
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vic

Congratulations!!!
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Mirco
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Mirco

#Surprise

Josh
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Josh

Thanks Greg for what you’ve done in past 5 years.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Charlie
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Charlie

Happy Anniversary!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Mandrake
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Mandrake

Congratulations on your 5 Year Blogiversary!! #FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

JW
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JW

Thanks for your blogging over the years!

#Nike75 #FitbitZip #Surprise

Makarand
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Makarand

Hope I win something!
#Surprise
#Nike75
#FitbitZip
Want to hit Miami beaches before winter kicks in
57,000 points per night
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

jim
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jim

Your long time devotee here

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Alice
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Alice

Happy Blogiversary Greg
#Surprise
#Nike75
Btw – somehow being subscribed to your blog has caused my Google Calendar to think I’m going to Necker Island 😉

Leo
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Leo

Thank you for the great event and congrats

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Rick R
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Rick R

Love the Philippines and The Blu. Radisson Blu, Cebu City, Oct 18 and 19th, Standard award 38,000 points, Premium award 57,000 points. Need to get out of Alaska for a bit.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

spamman808
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spamman808

Here’s to you being the “Freequent” Miler! Congrats on the achievement and thanks for posting for us.

Wouldn’t mind using the #Nike75 to buy some shoes to go with the #FitbitZip to stay #2NightsAlmostAnywhere in Portland for my upcoming marathon on October 9th Who knows, maybe I’ll win a #Surprise?

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Best Blog. Thanks.
#Nike75
#Surprise

Tom
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Tom

Congrats on 5 Years!
#Nike75
#Surprise

Joe C.
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Joe C.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
I’m on my way to the other side of the world, in a land far far away
Across the straights from Singapore is where I want to stay
I’m not much of a golfer, and its time to step up my game
Without breaking the bank in the Lion City and showing everyone I’m lame
Provide me the stay and I’ll cover the ferry, cover that and I’ll be even merrier
The Radisson in Batam might not be the priciest but free is free and I’ll give a big cheese
28,000 per night
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Kristi H.
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Kristi H.

#Nike75
#Surprise

I love this blog and I hope I win something, but if not, will still be a loyal subscriber!

Liz Elliott
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Liz Elliott

Hey FM, I’d love a weekend at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary Oct. 21-23, but I don’t have the 105,000 points per night needed. Can you #helpagalout #mybagsarepacked #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Of course while there we’ll be eating hot dogs and deep dish, so with #Nike75 and #FitbitZip I can try to stay on track!

Congrats on your blogiversary, too.

Whynaomitravels
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Whynaomitravels

#nike75
#surprise

David
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David

In it to win it!

#Surprise

Kevin
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Kevin

Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway, Oct. 15-16, 36,000 points.
4 kids between the ages of 8 and 13. That’s enough reason to need to get away. Cleveland? Because it’s just far enough away to not hear them, but close enough to help put out the fire.
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

BothofUs2
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BothofUs2

Congrats on the Anniversary and thanks for all you do!

#Surprise
#Nike75

Mitch
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Mitch

Greg,

Hearing about what you do back in 2012 while on the #roadscholars bus changed how I think about points. You’ve remained relevant in the points world, so thanks for all the ideas! #htfm
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Tammy Kee
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Tammy Kee

Would love to see the fall colors on 10-16-16 through 10-18-16 at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson located at Gatlinburg, TN (each night is 44,000 points). My Mom’s Birthday (72nd) is on 9-9-16 & would love to say to her – “Surprise! You are going with me to Gatlinburg compliments of the Frequent Miler!”. I have the best parents & wish to Pay it Forward, for they have done so much for me. Love your blog! #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Jennifer
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Jennifer

This would be an awesome kick start for me! #FitbitZip

Jennifer
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Jennifer

This prize would help with Christmas 🙂
#Nike75

Jennifer
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Jennifer

🙂 Great prizes, thanks!
#Surprise

YUANXI ZHANG
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YUANXI ZHANG

Congrats! Hope to read more articles!
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Josh
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Josh

Glad I found your blog, love how informative and up to date it is!
The #FitbitZip would help on my health quest to get rid of the gut.
#Nike75
#Surprise

Steven Metz
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Steven Metz

Thank you for offering these free offers.
#FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Yolaviajera
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Yolaviajera

Been reading your blog for over 3 years. Congrats on the anniversary. Here’s to 5 more years!

Eric
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Eric

Congrats! Thank you for providing so many useful information.
#Nike75
#Surprise

Yolaviajera
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Yolaviajera

Need new running shoes for my MS runs. #Nike75
Would love a good surprise. #Surprise

Thanks!

Duane
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Duane

Thanks for all the tips.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Steve
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Steve

#Nike75
I need some overpriced Nike stuff!!
I have a $50 gift card but obviously that’s not enough.

misty
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misty

Appreciate your blog.. thank you!

I really need these for my new health program.
#FitbitZip
#Nike75

Could use a Birthday surprize #Surprise

TT
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TT

Wow, 5 years seemed like yesterday.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Mom’s Birthday coming up

Priscilla
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Priscilla

#nike75
#surprise

Jeff
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Jeff

Two nights in Reykjavik, Iceland to see the Northern Lights, volcanoes, etc. of the island. Looking to stay at the Radisson Blu Saga, which is a Category 5 for 44,000 points.
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Elliot
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Elliot

Thanks!

#Surprise
#FitBitZip

Jennifer
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Jennifer

My Daughter is wearing my activity tracker so I would love to win the Fitbit. #FitbitZip

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I would love to get new running shoes from Nike. Congrats on the 5 years! #Nike75

Jessica Chan
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Jessica Chan

Hi! This is Noah Kimmel’s girlfriend. Noah pays for all our getaways with the help of your blog. I secretly read your blog too and would love to take HIM #2NightsAlmostAnywhere to The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter, LA for 66,000 points Oct 21-23 for a not so #Surprise trip on me. And by on me, I mean on you. Wanna help? 🙂 Oh, and if you could throw in the #fitbitzip too, that would be great because my wrist is empty. So is my finger, by that’s another story (maybe a future giveaway?) We’ll send pics, or not…whatever you prefer. Thanks!!

P.S. I could also use new #Nike75 shoes, but please don’t give them to me because then I’d have to actually run that half-marathon I promised….

C.J. Roebuck
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C.J. Roebuck

Most useful tips and strategies are found here.

I been thinking about increasing my fitness #FitbitZip
just stepped in some paint so i need a new pair of #Nike75
birthday approaching in a few weeks so a #Surprise would be nice

Sibtain
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Sibtain

Fitbit to me is what RedCard was to us all – not required, but God would it help.
All those Target runs wore out my old kicks.
Thanks for your content!

#FitBitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Shimshon Elchanan
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Shimshon Elchanan

Bravo
Thanks for all the tips.
Your advices r awesome and Ur tips great.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise
Thx so much
Good luck to you and all

mrredskin
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mrredskin

Have enjoyed the blog for the past 4+ years. One of the very few I still read. Keep up the good work.

#fitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Kim W
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Kim W

Badger Packer Fans! Cheeseheads from Ohio!
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison, WI Oct 14
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Appleton North, WI Oct 15
Trip of a life time! First Packer Game ever! Love Love your Blog! Earned tons of trips 2015&16! #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Justin
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Justin

Happy Anniversary Frequent Miler!

#Nike75
#Surprise

Kim
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Kim

#Nike75
#FitbitZip
#surprise
Maui, Denver, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Phoenix, and back to Maui in 2016 all on miles & all credit to your blog. Thanks! 🙂

Tucker Anders
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Tucker Anders

Thanks for all the fun!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Nathan Tan
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Nathan Tan

Congratz on 5 years! Keep it up. Really appreciate all your writing/advice.

#Nike75
#Surprise

Eric
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Eric

Congrats on 5 years. #FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Will
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Will

Congrats on 5 years!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Tom
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Tom

Great site – thanks!!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Doug
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Doug

Son loves Nikes! #Nike75
Who doesn’t like a good surprise! #Surprise

Kris Will
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Kris Will

Thanks forb5 years of travel help.

Life is Happy. Even more so with a surprise! #Surprise

Joe
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Joe

Congratulations! Keep on bloggin’

#fitbitZip

FF
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FF

I’ve learned and benefitted more from your blog than any other. Truly appreciate all you do.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Joe
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Joe

I wonder what tripple dip technique you used to end up with 5 spare Nike GCs!

#Nike75

Joe
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Joe

I love surprises!

#Surprise

Josh
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Congrats Greg!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Ben
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Ben

Congrats on 5 years!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

J Peck
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J Peck

Congrats!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I need to get an actual job so travel before Oct 31 is right out. But #Surprise really is what great travel offers. Delight sometimes but not always!! #Surprise ♡

Steve P
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Steve P

I want to go to Branson because my girlfriend’s birthday is coming up. She loves country music, I’m more of a Deadhead. I will sacrifice for her, however. As a bonus, we can hit up Silver Dollar City!! 😉

Radisson Hotel Branson, September 16-18th. Points per night are 28,000.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Rob Das
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Rob Das

Would love to be #Surprise ‘d! Really enjoy your posts, and your advice. Please keep it coming.

mastervk
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mastervk

Need running shoes for completing 10K run #Nike75

Would love to get a #Surprise .

Steve P
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Steve P

You’re one of my top blogs to read everyday. No bull.

#FitbitZip
#Surprise

CopperHog
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CopperHog

Happy Blogiversary FM. Here’s t 5 more years.

#Nike75
#Surprise

Dean DeCoursey
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Dean DeCoursey

I’d love to take my 8 year old son to Radisson Orlando Lake Buena Visa on October 29 & 30 for 38,000 points per day. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere. #FitbitZip. #Nike75. #Surprise. Thanks, Dean

Amanda Wember
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Thx for all your great travel advice over the years!
#Nike75
#Surprise

Jon
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Jon

Congrats on the 5 years – truly an accomplishment in the grind of blogging. I don’t think most people appreciate how difficult it is on a day in/day out basis.

Maybe this will encourage me to be healthier
#FitbitZip
and I can buy some workout gear as well
#Nike75
and I really hope a dog isn’t one of the ‘surprises’ – that would not go over well with the wife
#surprise

Andrew
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Andrew

When you said surprise I had flashbacks to filling out 94 3×5 cards.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Naina
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Naina

Because who doesn’t like a #surprise?

#nike75
#fitbitzip

Justin K
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Justin K

Might as well give this a try …

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Cate Hesser
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Cate Hesser

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown September 25-27 #2NightsAlmostAnywhere Because I live in Minneapolis and all those darn travel hackers have already used up the free night availability in Chicago for the Chicago Seminars in October!
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Congrats on 5 years! I enjoy all of the content that you provide.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Greg
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Greg

Would like to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose International Airport, CA in late October. Going there anyways- and was going to book with some of my points- but would rather use yours 🙂 Points are 57k for a premium, and 38k for a standard. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

My fitbit is a bit dated as well, and the face is all scratched up. Would love a bright and shiny new one 🙂 #FitbitZip

May as well throw in for a surprise, too. It’s a bit past my birthday, but a belated present works for me 🙂 #Surprise

Congrats on 5 years, and thanks for all the knowledge you have imparted over the years. My wife and I currently have over 2 million points and miles squirreled away in various accounts- in large part thanks to your insights.

Thinh
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Thinh

#Nike75
#Surprise
Thanks and congrats on your 5 Year Blogiversary!

newbie008
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newbie008

Wow, it’s been 5 years, congrats and wishes for many more to come. So it has been 5 years since I started this game, not sure I am as as successful as you in this game. But, I have learned a lot from your blog and others. All started with 5x everywhere and taken different directions.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

David
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David

Thanks Greg!

I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees, Paris. I will be in Paris this October 25-30 for my honeymoon!

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#Surprise