Don’t be left out of the BEST TRAVEL DEAL EVER Giveaway!

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Be sure to get your travel deal submitted to the BEST TRAVEL DEAL EVER giveaway before entries run out.  As announced Monday, only the first 100,000 comments on the official entry post are eligible for the prize selection.  We are firm on this entry limit so be sure to act fast before it is too late!

Grand Prize – 3,000 American Airline Miles

The best travel deal entered into the contest will receive 3,000 American Airlines. The miles will be deposited into their American Airlines account.

Prizes – Two Sets Of 1,000 American Airlines Miles

Two winners will be selected at random to each win one 1,000 American Airlines. The miles will be deposited into their American Airlines account.

Promotion Rules

  • Limited to the first 100,000 comments
  • Every comment left in the official entry post over 100,000 comments will be disqualified
  • Limit one entry per person
  • Comment must state a travel deal
  • Winning comments will be subjectively selected based on criteria of being travel related and a good deal

Winner Selection

Winners for Part I will be announced Thursday this week.

PMM Readers should also begin preparations for Part II of the BEST TRAVEL DEAL EVER giveaway which will involve more free American Airlines miles and an even more more cryptic announcement than Part I.  Get your pagers and telegraphs ready!

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About alex

Alex loves to travel and does so a lot. Logging 100,000 flight miles each year over the past 4 years, Alex uses points and miles to power his passion. Alex is continuously striving to experience the far reaches of the globe. In his day job, Alex is a Management Consultant frequently on the road advising Technology organizations. I love thinking about, reading about, and talking about all things travel. Feel free to reach me at

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  1. My best travel deal ever was a trip to Hawaii at Easter in the early ’90s when an airline settled a strike and offered $300 R.T. fares from NY to HNL on short notice. I tried that airline but the phone lines were jammed so I called AA and asked if they would match the price and they did! I have used this method several times and ended up with some fantastic deals and great routing.

  2. for the club carlson big night giveaway, a deal can be had in a cheap night to get 44K if you are in southern GA or norther FL. Kingsland GA Country Inns has a nightly rate of 89. I booked, then did a BRG on a price of 71 I found on travelocity. with the additional 25% discount that makes the night $57

  3. you can travel from ATL to MIA RT on AA using costing only 9000 avios and $5.

  4. As a Hyatt Diamond you can book a room at sold out hotels with 24-hours notice. When doing this for high-demand hotels the booking rate is close to rack. Upon check-in I’ve had great success asking for my corporate rate to be honored and often times it is. This is great for conferences and trade shows when you book late. And because you are booking almost Rack your cancelation is rather generous at 6PM the day of.

  5. Back in the 90’s AA flew a MD-11 NRT to SJC and continuing on to DFW. I had a first class ticket for the SJC-DFW leg but the plane landed with an electrical problem which pushed back the departure time a couple of hours. Most of the passengers opted for a MD-80 flight instead of waiting for the MD-11. As it turned out I was the only passenger to wait for the flight and had the entire plane to myself. The 11 flight attendents watched a movie they had rented and made sure I had plenty of Chevis Regal for this most enyoyable flight.

  6. AA Vacations often has excellent deals on flight + hotel bundles. Especially if you’re traveling for leisure on a revenue ticket, it’s always worth checking out.

    I discovered the trick traveling ORD-YUL for a long weekend last summer; hotels in Montreal were pretty pricey (as were flights from Chicago). I ended up booking a package–2 round-trip tickets and 3 nights at a very nice local boutique hotel in a perfect Old Montreal locations–when I learned the marginal cost of the hotel would be less than $120 (for three nights, when rates were showing over $300/night booked separately!). (Or, the other way, using the room rate as the base, the incremental cost of flights was under $200 each, when flights were showing over $550 booked on their own.)

  7. For one of the cheapest nights to qualify for Club Carlson’s SOGO for NYC/NJ/CT area, check out the CIS in Millville, NJ for a $79 a night rate.

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