SXSW2016: Travel hacking meetup

Old Oct 20, 15, 6:24 pm
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SXSW2016: Travel hacking meetup

I'm very excited to announce that I will be hosting a Meetup at SXSW in Austin (March of 2016) on our most beloved topics:

How to earn miles and points via credit cards and other means, which cards are best for you based on your earn AND burn habits, and spending those miles and points.

This is going to be a lot of fun and I am looking forward to a nice mix of attendees, from Flyertalkers to complete newbies and everyone in-between.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP48238
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Old Oct 20, 15, 7:17 pm
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Sounds good! I'll try to make it down if my schedule permits (it should though).
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Old Oct 20, 15, 7:42 pm
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Sounds good! I'll try to make it down if my schedule permits (it should though).
Me too!
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Old Oct 27, 15, 10:34 am
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What is SXSW? Cost? (Registration fee for the meetup?)
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Old Oct 27, 15, 12:11 pm
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MSPeconomist, South By Southwest is one of the biggest festivals in the country each year for interactive (web/mobile/tech), film, and music.

The meetup I'm running will be a blast for anyone already attending SXSW, but if you're not already going, it wouldn't (IMHO) be worth buying a badge just for it as it's quite a pricey festival. I work in interactive and bought a badge two years ago and it was a blast.

For more information, see sxsw.com or for specific registration info https://cart.sxsw.com/?_ga=1.2541415...557.1445276243
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Old Dec 30, 15, 2:28 am
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sorry for the slightly OT - but does anyone know when the hotels drop the block holds they currently have going?
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Old Dec 30, 15, 8:44 am
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SXSW2016: Travel hacking meetup

Last year nothing really opened near downtown until the week before. The room blocks even for speakers are extremely scarce and still way overpriced compared to normal rates. So I don't think they are really holding anything back - but of course if people cancel or they can't sell all there rooms at $600 a night some may open last minute.
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Just wanted to post a quick "format" update. Rather than giving a presentation, this session will run as a MeetUp. What that means, basically, is it will function like a FlyerTalk "DO".

All attendees interested in Travel Hacking will come together to mix and mingle in this session and I will be on hand to offer pointers.

If there is a big enough turnout, we may do it as a more formal "session" in 2017.
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Old Feb 3, 16, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by diningdecadence View Post
sorry for the slightly OT - but does anyone know when the hotels drop the block holds they currently have going?
FYI the Hampton Inn and Suites adjacent to the convention center now has some rooms available for HHonors points during SXSW (50k/night, 5th night free) though I believe they require a 5 night stay. 14 day cancellation policy.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 1:51 pm
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Quick reminder this is happening THIS MONDAY at 9:30 am.

Access: Music Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband

Who will definitely be there?? Please say hi at the Meetup!
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Work calls, I def won't unfortunately.
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Old Mar 14, 16, 8:17 am
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SXSW2016: Travel hacking meetup

Starting in 10 minutes!! Room 210 in the JW Marriott.
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