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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Ben
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Ben

Congrats on 5 years anniversary! Wishing you all the best any many more years of blogging.

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Pam
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Pam

Congrats 🙂

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Tim Vogelzang
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Tim Vogelzang

Congrats on 5 years! I just hit my one year anniversary of reading your blog – so that’s something 🙂 Thanks for all your work!

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Jean Lacour
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Jean Lacour

congratulations!
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Snobowler
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Snobowler

Definitely appreciate all your help over the years!

Snobowler
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Snobowler

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Jason
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Jason

I’ve been a reader every step of the way! I’d love to stay at the Raddison Narita Airport on 10/13-10/15.. not a “glamorous” redemption, I know but my fiancee is coming to the U.S (visa!) that day from Japan and would love to be in Narita for transit. 45,000 points for 2 nights. #2nightsAlmostAnywhere

Jason
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Jason

I just posted for the 2 nights, but would love to be considered for the other 3!! Congrats on 5 years.

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jessie
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jessie

Thanks for the blog!

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sw
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sw

congratulations on the milestone!

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TravelingOn
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TravelingOn

Thank you! I appreciate the blog and the givewaway!

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dlin
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dlin

Congrats and thanks for all the information you provide.

My wife and I are traveling to Madrid in Novemeber to celebrate our anniversary and we would love 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Madrid Prado #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#FitBitZip
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Justin
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Justin

You’ve been my prime resource for this game since I started, so congrats on the anniversary. We’ll be traveling to see our Belgian friends for a week in October, and a couple free nights would be awesome. We’d actually only need the one night on October 21st Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels (50k points), but could use the 2nd night as a second room if that’s a possibility (our family is rather large).
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

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allen
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allen

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
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Nate Miyashiro
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Nate Miyashiro

Congratulations on the anniversary! Hope I win! #Nike75

RC Davis
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RC Davis

Greg,here’s to 50 more years ! I read your thoughts and post,and have learned a lot !! Thanks, RC #FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surpise

blahness
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blahness

Definitely one of the first blogs I read in my RSS reader!!

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Tanya-ann Marie
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Tanya-ann Marie

I’m looking to stay at the Radisson in Lake Buena Vista (38,000 points per night). I hear they are famous for their buffet, especially the eggs. So, I would like to go there and try the eggs.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
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Nick H
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Nick H

Keep up the great work. Love your blog!

#FitbitZip
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Antonio
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Antonio

Congrats on another milestone. I enjoy how you breakdown your posts so that people like me can understand.

#FitbitZip
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Nick H
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Nick H

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

I’d love the free nights for the luxurious Country Inn and Suites Omaha West (28k points) for October 15-17! I promised my parents a hotel stay for their drive home after watching my son for two weeks while I am in Cambodia and Thailand. Nothing says thank you for watching our just potty trained 2 year old son quite like two free nights in Omaha (while my wife and I stay at the St. Regis Bangkok).

Gabriel
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Gabriel

Good stuff from this blog. Learned a lot

#FitbitZip
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somersher
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somersher

Thanks for helping me “earn my keep” as a homemaker. . . Sometimes I feel guilty that I don’t work outside the home but by capturing points for travel through your great tips I haven’t paid for an airfare in years!!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
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chung
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chung

#FitBitZip
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Wonder what the surprise is!!

taylor
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taylor

Love the niche you fill in the blogging world. Here’s to the next 5.

#Nike75
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Dave
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Dave

Congrats on 5 years – really enjoy the blog.

Paris is nice, New York City is wonderful, but my vacation hotspot of the world is 2 nights in Little Chute, Wisconsin. There is a Country Inn & Suites there with a small waterpark that my son LOVES and is constantly bugging me to stay at. What you don’t do when you’re a parent… 🙂 28,000 points/night…

Love the blog – thanks for what you do and congratulations on 5 years.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#Surprise

TIS
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TIS

congratulations!
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Misterstuf
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Misterstuf

Happy Blogiversary! You have been one of my daily reads for years and I hope you remain so for years to come.
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Joseph Pyrek
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Joseph Pyrek

Congrats on 5 years! I’ve been enjoying and utilizing your blog for a long time!
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Elizabeth S.
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Elizabeth S.

I enjoy your blog. Way to go on 5 years! Here’s to many more!
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Evan
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Evan

Thanks for the contest and congrats!

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Dan
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Dan

Love your blog.

Lost my Fitbit 6 mos ago. Instead of spending time in lounge I’d walk the airport and get my steps in before a flight. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
#fitbitzip

james
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james

Whew! that was close! just got in before the 540th commenter. Will be glad to accept any gift other than a Collie with a quizzical look, although it is a very cute picture. Kudos, congratz, felicitations, etc. and thank you.

#perpetualpointmachine

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Kijo
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Kijo

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Gene Rinehart
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Gene Rinehart

Congrats on 5 years.

#Nike75

Jimmy Liu
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Jimmy Liu

Congratulations on 5 years!

We would like to bring our kids to Mickeyland next month and stay at the Radisson Suites Castle Anaheim – Buena Park, which is 28,000 points per night.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#Nike75
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EIG
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EIG

I’ve got a half marathon coming up in December. A #FitbitZip and #Nike75 may get me off my butt!

Congrats on the 5 yr Blogiversary! #Surprise

Kat
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Happy Bloggerversary! I’m super impressed with your prize closet! You can re-gift to me anytime.

My family would love a weekend at the Country Inn and Suites Champaign North, IL for a weekend of football + tailgating at University of Illinois. I have a freshman daughter on campus this year. I’m not sure she misses me all that much, but she will definitely turn up for bratwurst and cupcakes. (28,000 per night for a standard award.) #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#FitBitZip would be great –because I need to lose a few.

#Nike75 We are a basketball family –and only Nike shoes will do for my kids.

#Surprise me, please!

Thanks!!!

Fenix
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Fenix

Thanks for the past 5 years!

#FitBitZip
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Helmholtz
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Helmholtz

Congrats FM.

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JP
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JP

Congrats! I’m new to the blog but already really enjoy following. #Nike75 #Surprise

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Thanks for the last 5 years of education and entertainment!

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Sheryl Tedford
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Sheryl Tedford

#FitbitZip
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I find your blog most interesting and what you’re doing to make a living. Inspiring, to say the least. I’m getting ready to figure out how to do this myself, taking a lot of “steps,” no surprise.

Malibu Miles
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Malibu Miles

You have helped my wife and I rack up 100’s of thousands of miles.

Great blog and we hope for many more years of successful writing.

Enjoy Nector Island!!

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Wendy
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Wendy

Congrats! Happy Bloggerversary!

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Benny I
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Benny I

Happy 5th Bday!

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FW
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FW

Congrats on 5th yr anniv!
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scotty
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scotty

#FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise
Cheers and here is to many more miles and pts to come.

Frank
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Frank

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congrats

Marvin Wong
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Marvin Wong

Congrats on 5 years! Looking forward to many years of great posts! 🙂 #Surprise

Yogesh
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Yogesh

Congratulations on 5 Year Blog Anniversary!!

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Yogesh
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Yogesh

Congratulations on 5 Year Blog Anniversary!!

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Yogesh
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Yogesh

Congratulations on 5 Year Blog Anniversary!!

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Archana
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Archana

Congrats on 5 years anniversary! Love your blog!!

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Justin
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Justin

Congratulations on 5 Year Blog Anniversary!!

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Stephen E
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Stephen E

Congrats on the 5 years. have really enjoyed your blog since i started this hobby.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere. My wife and I are taking a trip to Paris in October. We would love to stay at the Radison Blu Hotel Champs Elysees for our final night. I am a big cycling fan so staying on the Champs would be incredible. It would be only 1 night and 70k points.

#FitBitZip – fitness is awesome!!!
#Nike75 – Really need a new pair of running shoes
#Suprise

John Marquez
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First, Thanks for all the tips, been following you for the past three years. As to Club Carlson, I need a reason to visit Paris, again. I know, I know- -I need a reason? Well, son went to university in Paris and we visited a lot. He graduated and we have not been back in two years. My wife and I miss our restaurants and the walks. Especially now, after just reading The best street in Paris-life on the Rue des Martyrs. So, if you are wiling to give us the voucher and points, why not go first class. Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees! October 13 to 16th; 105K points each night (I really do miss the old days, one free night after a rewards nights.) Thanks, TIO. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere.

John Marquez
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Need the motivation. #FitbitZip

marshdom
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marshdom

Congrats on 5 years! And thanks for all the great posts.

#FitbitZip
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Rob P
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Rob P

Generous giveaways! #Surprise #Nike75 #FitbitZip

Rob P
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Rob P

I’m being dragged to a wedding (not mine). Country Inn & Suites Houston-Westchase, 28,000. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Bobby T.
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Bobby T.

Thanks for 5 years of great posts!
#FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Greg H
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Greg H

Way to go! 5 years is quite an achievement!

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kimberly
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kimberly

Thank you for all the deals you’ve shared over 5 years. I’d love to get my little guy a new pair of shoes!
#Nike75

I need something to hold me accountable.
#FitbitZip

Cindy
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Cindy

Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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dcacoaster
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dcacoaster

What a great 5 year run! May the next 5 bring more terrific content.

#Surprise
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nssimida
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nssimida

Happy 5th Birthday!

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Jan W
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Jan W

Happy 5th year to you, the blogger, and me, the reader!

#FitbitZip
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Marcia Morris
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Marcia Morris

Congrats and I’ve been enjoying your blog for the last year. I would love for my daughter and I to take a trip together to Washington DC to visit the White House. She’s always wanted to go there as she is very much into US history and would always joke about becoming the first women President but Hillary might beat her to it

Li
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Li

Keep up the great work! Your loyal reader!

#Nike75
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Ted
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Ted

Thank you! You have made the cut on my to-read list (one of very few) throughout the years since 2011!

#Nike75
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Dave
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Dave

#surprise #nike75 #fitbitzip

And because I’ve already used my two free Hyatt nights at the Sydney Park Hyatt: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney for 70,000/night. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Lela
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Lela

Thanks for giving out gifts!

#Nike75
#Surrise

Isaac
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Isaac

Thanks for all you do to help me think outside the box!

#fitbitzip
#nike75
#surprise

vstanley
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vstanley

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog! Happy 5th Anniversary!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
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Lantean
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Lantean

I think i’d like to go to Svalbard

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Lantean
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Lantean

Congrats on making it 5 years! Keep up the good job.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
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Seth
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Seth

Congrats on 5 great years! #surprise #nike75 #fitbitzip

Megan Parsons
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Megan Parsons

Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago – *only* 105,000 points – SOS need a break #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#Nike75
#surprise

Mert Aytug
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Mert Aytug

Park Inn By Radisson Abu Dhabi, Yas Island – 28,000 points per night – Hooray to 5th year of FM from me, wife & 2 little ninjas!

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#Nike75
#FitbitZip
#Surprise

Charlene
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Charlene

You asked for creativity, humor and brevity.
Here it is: creativity, humor and brevity.
I would like Club Carlson at Lake George, Vt as we have never been there.
It is 38k points/night.
#Fitbitzip
#Nike75
#surprise
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

DW@AL
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DW@AL

Congratulations on 5 Year Blog Anniversary!! #FitbitZip #Nike75 #Surprise

Daniele Bryson
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Daniele Bryson

Cheers to 5 years!!

I’d love to go to Radisson Blu Chicago because the building looks so trippy and of course so I can go watch Da Bears!! Redemption for Bears v Lions weekend is 105k pt/nt. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Brian C
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Brian C

#surprise me! With a great travel gift or a #nike75 please.

Your blog is great and always provides the no nonsense view at this great hobby.

Matt
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Matt

Thanks for giving us 5 years worth of helpful content!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Taylor
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Taylor

Congrats, wonder what the hobby will look like in 5 more years

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

John
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John

This was one of the first travel blogs I followed when I started.

Planning on going to Disneyland because it is the happiest place on earth and I need more smiles in my life. Radisson Suites Hotel Anaheim – Buena Park @ 42k points/night #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

I hope I win something since I have bad luck. #Fitbitzip #Nike75 #Surprise

Scott
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Scott

Have a trip planned with my in-laws toward the end of October to Paris– and we’re sharing a rented apartment with them. Would love to be able to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris for 2 nights, so we could have some “romantic” time away from the in-laws in our own hotel room. The room would cost 70,000 points per night— 140,000 Club Carlson points for 2 nights.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Lost my wife’s Nike+ Fuel band, so winning a Fitbit would get me out of the doghouse. Well, at least partly.

#FitbitZip

Missed out on the big Nike.com portal bonus due to having to travel and free time being non-existent. Hopefully Nike will do another big portal bonus again soon!

#Nike75

I love surprises! Unless that “surprise” is our dog leaving us “surprises” somewhere in the house.

#Surprise

Gabe
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Gabe

Congrats on a great 5 year run!

#Fitbitzip
#Nike75
#Surprise

joe
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joe

Cool.
I need exercise.
I win stuff.
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Stacy M
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Stacy M

Yes! My friend that works for American says if I win 2 nights she’ll take me to London! Soooo…….we’d love to see escape Texas, where there is no fall and see the leaves change in London. Park Plaza County Hall going for 87,500 points/night for 10/21-23. Happy Blogiversary!
#2nightsAlmostAnywhere

GQ
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GQ

Been reading since the beginning. Congrats on 5 years and thanks for the giveaways!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

KoolFatKat
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KoolFatKat

Congrats!

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Alexander Jonathan
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Alexander Jonathan

I’m going on a road trip with my best pup and am looking to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Orlando Airport, FL, 15,000 points per night. I hear they are furry friendly. Woof woof.

#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Teddy
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Teddy

I’m trying to cut down on my Accor stays, now that their program is kind of meh. Staying at the Radisson Blu Madrid Prado (70k points) for my upcoming trip would give me a taste of the Radisson #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

Since I might be doing a lot of walking, a #FitbitZip will surely be useful

As is also a new pair of Nike walking shoes #Nike75

I wouldn’t say no to a #Surprise gift, especially if it’s the doggie in the picture.

Dwi S
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Dwi S

Me and my husband will have 1 day in Madrid in our trip. A free night at the Radisson blu Madrid Prado (70,000 pts) will be a nice surprise for him (though if he’s reading this then the surprise is ruined) #2NightsAlmostAnywhere

My old FitBit is busted, a new #FitbitZip will do wonders

A #Nike75 voucher means I’m that much closer to a pair of brand new running shoes

A #Surprise gift is always welcome (especially if it’s the good kind)

Raj
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Raj

Now that I’ve got 2 young kids, I need to work out more (not just run after them)! #FitbitZip

See my previous comment 🙂 #Nike75

Who doesn’t love surprises? Maybe you can surprise me with a Sapphire Reserve too 🙂
#Surprise

Dawn B
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Dawn B

Congrats on 5 great years! Hope you have many, many more ahead of you.
My boyfriend just booked a flight to Melbourne, FL at the end of this month to see his grandson for the very first time. Due to some health issues (all resolved now), he hasn’t been able to meet his grandson yet, so he’s going down to celebrate the baby’s first birthday. Staying at the Radisson Resort at the Port (38,000 points per night) would put him really close to the family. #2NightsAlmostAnywhere.

Dawn B
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Dawn B

Ooooh, I love a good surprise! #Surprise

Nick O
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Nick O

Congrats on 5 years, Greg! Here’s to 5 more and thanks for all the help.

#FitbitZip
#Nike75
#Surprise

Penn Adam
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Penn Adam

#FitbitZip
#Surprise
#2NightsAlmostAnywhere
#Nike75

Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai City Centre, Chennai (formerly Madras), South India – requires 15,000 points per night. My father is admitted at a hospital not too far from this hotel’s location. I could use it to when I visit him. We’ve stayed at this hotel once, and had good experience.