Last updated on September 30th, 2013 at 07:20 am
When they first announced tickets for the Chicago Seminars earlier this year I immediately signed up for the October 11-13, 2013 event and planned to attend with a buddy of mine who lives in Chicago. I had every intent on going to the event until I was asked to speak at the Minnesota Blogger Conferencethat same weekend. As much as I love the idea of networking with many great travel, points and miles enthusiasts, I chose the blogger conference in my backyard over an awesome weekend in Chicago.
My Loss is Your Gain
As sad as I am that I can’t make it, I don’t want to see the ticket go to waste, so I am going to give it away to a reader who is looking to go to the sold out event. Since this is my first giveaway I want to keep things simple: anyone can express their interest in the ticket and I will use a random number generator to decide on the winner. All entries must be received by the end of the day on October 1st, 2013. That gives you a little over a week to get your entry in.
The Prize: 1 Ticket to the Sold Out Chicago Seminars ($105 Value) October 11 – October 13, 2013
While the normal cost of a ticket to the Chicago Seminars is $85, getting a ticket to the sold out event now involves an additional $20 transfer fee (which I will pay). That puts the value of this giveaway over $100. Seems like a pretty decent value for my first giveaway.
How to Enter the Contest
I’m going to try and mimic what others seem to do for these types of contests and allow entries based on various activities related to this blog. Comment, tweet and Facebook me to enter. Each method of entry has an answer criteria, so be sure to pay attention.
Each activity will count as an official entry into the contest, so an individual can get up to 3 entries. I am experimenting with a service called Rafflecopterto manage contest entries. I have heard good things about the service and hope it works well in this case.
1) Leave a Comment on this Post
Express your interest in the Chicago Seminars by leaving a comment on this blog post, answering this question:
Who are you most excited to see at Chicago Seminars?
2) Tweet Your Participation
For a second entry, simply tweet the message embedded below to indicate that you are entering into the contest.
3) Like Jeffsetter on Facebook
This is an easy one. If you have not liked Jeffsetter’s Facebook page yet, you will have the opportunity to like the page for an entry. If you have already liked the page, you get a free entry.
Enter the Giveaway!
Jeffsetter’s Chicago Seminars giveaway on Rafflecopter
P.S. If anything isn’t working or not clear, please let me know this is my first contest and I’m sure there may be a few unanticipated snags. Thanks in advance.
I’m excited to see The Points Guy and Frequent Miler. Those guys run the blogs that got me started into “travel hacking” and it would be great to meet them and pick their brain.
Excited to see all the bloggers!
Susana Lam says
Excited to see Delta Points!
Excited about seeing old friends
It will be great to see all the other people with the same travel passions!
I am excited to see TPG – the points guy
Mike Stuben says
I am looking forward to meeting other travels who share the same passion that I have!
Would love to see The Points Guy!
I am only 2 hours away and would love to go! I’m a newbie points hound and like a sponge for new traveling information!
I’m excited to see those that love to travel. It is a good opportunity to learn. Thank you!
Would love to see The Points Guy and Mommy Points
Would love to see The Points Guy
Will be there for the marathon. Would love to see the Points Guy
Captain Denny and Frequent Miler
Would like to meet other travelers and to attend with my wife. She is already going!
Journey 4 Happy says
Putting faces to any name will be exciting… I just started this points and miles business a few months ago.
Christopher Gow says
I’ve been in this travel hacking community for a few years now, and a lot of the blogs I read I still don’t know their faces. Love to see who’s writing what I’m reading.
I need to catch up with Million Miles Secrets’ Darius. hope to see you too someday.
Excited to meet all of the participants who are attending.
I’ve never attended the Chicago Seminar nor have been to the city and would love a chance to meet all confirmed speaker/talks as well as chat with fellow mile/point seekers.