MegaDO Winner for Deals We Like

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This past week many of the bloggers on BoardingArea participated in a giveaway for 2 seats on the sold out Star MegaDO. Each of the 30 or so bloggers have selected (or will select) a winner today and pass that person onto the final drawing. Out of those ~30 entrees submitted, two will be selected to actually win a seat.

Without further ado, the winner (per is reader MidTierStatus who stated that his/her best deal was  “$50 roundtrip DTW – NYC.” Congrats – I have my fingers crossed that you’ll make it to the final two! Please email me today to confirm you’ll be able to attend if selected. If not, I will move onto the runner up (Becky, comment number #76).

Thanks for everyone who submitting their best travel deal yet! Some of my best travel deals over the past few years include:

  • $400 roundtrip flight to Israel
  • 4,500 Avios points oneway from NY to Montreal on a flight that would have cost $250
  • $119 roundtrip flight to New Orleans
  • $29 one way flight to New Orleans thanks to the recent JetBlue mystery money promotion
  • Sending my brother to California for free thanks to this past Spring’s JetBlue mystery money promotion
  • Southwest companion pass where Mr. Deals can fly with me for free!
  • Over $3,000 in American Airline bumping money in the past few years (with some actually putting me on better flights)
  • $800 in United Airlines bumping money for hanging out in Houston airport and being upgraded to business class
  • Free Hyatt hotels for my honeymoon in Bali and Vietnam thanks to Hyatt’s Faster Free Night promotion (please Hyatt bring that back!!!)
  • Free 9 nights in Kauai and Honolulu at Hyatt hotels, again due to the Faster Free Night promotions
  • Bringing my parents and siblings to Europe and staying in Copenhagen and Stockholm for free thanks to Starwoods free night promotion (which I miss as well!)

While this is not an inclusive list, hopefully it will help highlight some deals to be had with just a little bit of  effort! Yes, the free hotel nights were easy to obtain when I traveled for work every week, so not as easy for the everyday person, but all the rest can be yours!

Keep up with the travel deals! Congrats again MidTierStatus!

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