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Greg & Nick to present in Washington DC at FTU and the Travel & Adventure show

Update January 14, 2020: If you’ve been considering getting a ticket for FTU Washington DC but hadn’t gotten around to it yet, now is a great time to get one as you can save $10 when using promo code 2020, reducing the cost to $119. This promo code expires on January 31, so you have a couple of weeks to take advantage of this offer. One thing to note is that the pizza dinner referenced…

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(EXPIRED) Save $30 on FTU DC & meet Frequent Miler

One of the best ways to find out about deals that fly under the radar and to be reminded about the sweet spots you’ve forgotten is to have a network of friends in “in the game”. However, despite devoting most of my waking hours immersed in this universe of award charts and bonus categories, most of my home social circle wouldn’t know an Ultimate Reward point from the ultimate award flight. Conferences like Frequent Traveler University helped…

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(EXPIRED) FTU New York and Washington DC flash sale – save $30

Frequent Traveler University is coming to New York and DC and is offering a St. Patrick’s Day coupon for those who register now. Use coupon code LUCKY by midnight pacific time on March 22, 2018 to save $30 in the FTU Flash sale. Greg and I will be speaking at both events, so it’s a chance to come out and meet the Frequent Miler team. The Deal Save $30 on registration for FTU New York or FTU Washington DC…

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[EXPIRED] Last-minute gift for someone who should be earning more miles: a ticket to FTU

If you’re anything like me this year, the holiday managed to sneak up on you woefully under-prepared. If you find yourself struggling for a nice gift for someone you love (who you wish would start earning and redeeming miles to travel in the kind of comfort and style you think they deserve), you might consider a generous gift of a ticket to FTU Seattle this winter – to be held February 24-25, 2018 at the Crowne…

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[Expired] FTU Expo (free entry and free swag) and the FTU Signature manufactured spend corner

Greg and Nick will present at FTU Signature and FTU Expo in Chicago. FTU Signature will feature the first ever “MS corner” and FTU Expo will include a first ever Frequent Miler Lounge. We have a limited number of free tickets to the Expo to give away. Please click through for details.

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Meet the FM team in Chicago and/or Ann Arbor

Nick and I had a great time meeting points & miles enthusiasts and presenting at FTU (Frequent Traveler University) Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago.  Personally I always love opportunities to meet others in this game.  Also, meeting other enthusiasts is the single best way to learn secrets that no one blogs about.  It’s not at all a stretch to say that I’ve learned new tricks from attendees at every event like this I’ve attended. …

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The next TravelCon is coming…

TravelCon, FTU

TravelCon is/was a one-day event for frequent travelers to learn and discuss advanced topics.  Despite its name, TravelCon has focused heavily on manufactured spend techniques (techniques for increasing credit card spend and getting your money back) and only lightly on actual travel.  A similar sounding set of seminars (say that three times fast!), Frequent Traveler University (FTU), often has similar content but is usually more focused on travel.  And, unlike TravelCon, FTU is usually run…

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FTU Vegas: Who should go and how best to get there

The first frequent traveler event I ever attended was the Chicago Seminars in October 2011.  In the months beforehand, I had been reading miles & points blogs and forums voraciously and I thought I knew it all.  I didn’t.  Not even close.  I learned something new in almost every session I attended.  It was great.  Plus, I made new friends that I keep up with even today.  Six months later, I attended the similar Frequent…

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Presenting at TravelCon II. See you in Vegas? Dallas? Chicago? Newport Beach?


Travel Summary recently announced a new TravelCon to be held November 7th in Las Vegas.  Apparently the prior TravelCon OC was a hit, so they’ve scheduled another one.  In TravelCon OC, I was erroneously listed as a speaker (I was supposed to be listed as tentative).  I wasn’t able to make it to that one.  This time, I will be there and I will give a talk, but I’m not currently listed as a speaker. …

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