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Frugal Travel Guy Rookie Bootcamp - Sept 20th - Savannah, GA

Old Jul 17, 14, 5:45 am
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Frugal Travel Guy Rookie Bootcamp - Sept 20th - Savannah, GA

Rick (ingy) and I (Howie) are putting on a "Rookie Bootcamp" on September 20th at the Springhill Suites Savannah / Historic District.

It'll be an all day event where we'll be covering the basics about credit / card applications, mileage runs, different types of award bookings and figuring out how to achieve your goals in this game.

Even though its called a Rookie Bootcamp we'll be reviewing more advanced topics and sharing our own experiences.

Registration is open

Some details:

What: FTG Rookie Bootcamp
Where: SpringHill Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District - Savannah, GA - $159/night rate secured using code FTGS
When: Saturday September 20th 9am – 6pm
Who: Up to 100 people
Cost: $25 per person

Registration includes morning coffee, water/snacks throughout the day, pizza for lunch. We'll be doing a bunch of door prizes as well.

We wanted to do a smaller / focused event where we could actually meet and spend some time with more people individually. While we've got some topics to discuss there isn't yet a set agenda that only specific things will be talked about. Any suggestions on what you want to discuss let me know.

I'm excited to have an event in my home town ... If you haven't been to Savannah the end of the September is a great time to visit, and the location of the event is walkable for everything in the historic district.

We've secured a rate of $159/night at the host hotel for the weekend; simply call and tell them you're with Frugal Travel Guy.

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Old Jul 17, 14, 8:01 am
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I gotta admit this is quite cheap compared to other events I have seen ( thepointsguy)
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Old Jul 17, 14, 8:09 am
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Looking forward to this.... I just purchased my ticket!
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Old Jul 17, 14, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by howtofreetravel View Post
I gotta admit this is quite cheap compared to other events I have seen ( thepointsguy)
When has TPG run such a show?
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Old Jul 17, 14, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by howtofreetravel View Post
I gotta admit this is quite cheap compared to other events I have seen ( thepointsguy)
I guess they don't call him frugal for nuthin'!
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Old Jul 17, 14, 11:55 am
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"Smaller in number, hold conversations"...Sure sounds like copying the Saverocity seminars!

Imho, this is yet another way to sell credit cards. Why share the newbs with the other credit card salesmen "expert bloggers" in Chicago when you can have them all to yourselves?

From the website of Frugal Travel Guy's credit card "tool":
"Apply for all 7 cards credit cards on the same day....Because you're married, both you and your spouse should apply for the same cards to receive double the rewards!"

Needless to say I am not signing up for this one
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Old Jul 18, 14, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Looking forward to this.... I just purchased my ticket!
glad to have you. Hopefully some people will spend the entire weekend ... as we get closer I'm going to try to get a count of who to see about coordinating an event or two.
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Old Jul 18, 14, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by hdawg View Post

Cost: $25 per person

We wanted to do a smaller / focused event where we could actually meet and spend some time with more people individually.
I like the low cost; but then again, I like to do things on the cheap on BRT.


Originally Posted by gpapadop View Post

From the website of Frugal Travel Guy's credit card "tool":
"Apply for all 7 cards credit cards on the same day....Because you're married, both you and your spouse should apply for the same cards to receive double the rewards!"
Nothing wrong with that TBB. Say what you want about (most/many) of the bloggers, they encourage you to go where no man has gone before. Before anyone gets mad at me, credit where credit is do >> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060028/quotes Even this old dog has learned a few tricks.

We've been to Savannah and had a great time.
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Old Jul 21, 14, 12:02 pm
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Nothing wrong with that TBB. [/B]
I disagree! The advice to go for 7 credit cards at once were, supposedly, for a "rookie traveler" looking only for cash back cards! Go ahead, try the credit card "tool" for yourself.
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Old Jul 21, 14, 4:38 pm
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Added some additional agenda topics:

* Tips on how to get the most out of Priceline and other consolidators
* How to improve your chances of a "bump"
* Why you need to use Autoslash for your car rentals
* How and when you should write letters to customer service

We'll bring our examples, but hope you'll do the same.
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Old Jul 23, 14, 11:29 am
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Just convinced my partner to attend with me..... so you have another person registered.

Question: Do you know what the parking charge at the hotel will be for people not staying there?
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Old Jul 23, 14, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Just convinced my partner to attend with me..... so you have another person registered.

Question: Do you know what the parking charge at the hotel will be for people not staying there?
$1/hr or $20/day valet

That said, meters after 5pm Friday through 8am Monday are free

Full details: http://www.savannahga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/166
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Thanks... you can never find those free meters.... the locals take them over.... know from experience on our visits over the years!
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Thanks... you can never find those free meters.... the locals take them over.... know from experience on our visits over the years!
Park out near Forsyth; you can have a spot on my street (no meters) ... and then stop and pick up a to go cup and walk to the hotel.
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OH Howie you had to schedule this when I am away !
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