Announcing Two $50 Alaska Winners

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Over the past several days we’ve asked readers to provide feedback on the site.  We’ve had an overwhelming response, and we couldn’t be happier.  Not all of the feedback was positive, but that’s how we grow to become better.  A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts with us.  Now, here are the two winners of $50 from Alaska Airlines.


Summary of the Feedback

There were 39 readers who responded in total.  Originally, we offered a $50 Alaska Airlines Discount Code.  Readers had until Friday at midnight Pacific time to respond.  The response was so great, that we extended the sweepstakes by offering up a second $50 gift card to bring the total of the prizes to $100.

Most of the feedback was positive, which tells us that we’re on the right track.  Of course, there were some negatives… like readers don’t like pop-ups and our mobile experience was not very good.

Readers want to see more trip reports and lounge reviews.  And we need to include more pictures of our adventures.  They also like that we write unique content, rather than the “me too” posts where everyone is writing about the same topic and saying the same thing.It’s ok to write about popular topics, just bring your unique voice to the conversation.

It’s ok to write about popular topics, just bring your unique voice to the conversation.

A few people encouraged us to write about things that we don’t currently write about.  Such as buying AA tickets to earn EQMs and writing with middle-aged women in mind.  Sorry, but we’re not the blog for that kind of content.  I personally try to avoid paying for airplane tickets as much as possible, using miles and points instead.  And we’re all men in our 20s, 30s, and 40s.  We offer plenty of great content, just not those specific requests.  We hope those readers find the rest of our writing useful.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to share feedback with us.  You are helping us make a better blog for people just like you.  And your kudos are motivating!



$50 Alaska Airlines Discount Code

The first winner get a $50 Alaska Airlines Discount Code.

Reader “Gymrat” had the following to say about us:

I recently started reading your blog and like that you have random/different content. There are a few blogs that I read consistently based on the similar type of content. I like that you talk about various different things, from points, miles, free things, etc. It has a good mix of different things that are not repeats from other blogs. Keep it up.

Thanks for the kudos Gymrat.  And thanks for noticing that we offer content you won’t find on other blogs.  I’ll be emailing you the information to redeem your $50 Alaska Airlines Discount Code.


$50 Alaska Airlines Gift Card

Based on how popular Alaska Airlines was, we extended the contest and added a second $50 winner.  Everyone who participated previously (but didn’t win) was carried over to the second contest.

Reader Cole said this:

This site is very useful I am trying to get as many miles as possible to go visit my daughter since I don’t have enough money to pay for flights tvo and from sitka Alaska itfs insane how much it cost just to fly from anchorage to Sitka anyways you guys should advertise mpre it took me a while to find your site but I’m glad I did thanks!

Cole, we hope that this $50 gift card will get you a little closer to your next trip to see your daughter.  Thanks for the suggestion to advertise.  When our new theme is ready, then we’ll set aside a small budget to increase our exposure to find more readers like you.

An email will be on its way soon with Cole’s gift card information.


The Bald Thoughts

We appreciate all of the support from our readers.  And we want to thank everyone that participated in these sweepstakes by providing their honest feedback… both the good and the bad.  We’re working through all of the feedback and will be incorporating as much as possible into our site redesign to make BaldThoughts 2.0 that much better.  Thanks and happy travels!

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Lee Huffman

Lee grew up loving to travel with his parents. Now he explores the world with his wife, Anna and his two children Timothy and Scarlett. He enjoys being spoiled as a Kimpton Inner Circle Member and taking full advantage of Southwest's Companion Pass. Lee wants to teach his readers how to 'Travel More. Spend Less. Live Better.' using miles, points, tips and tricks.


  1. Gymrat March 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Awesome! Thanks for introducing new items to BA.

    • Lee Huffman March 18, 2017 at 12:09 am -  Reply

      Congrats on being one of the winners! We really appreciate the feedback given by you and all the others. We’re compiling all of the results and incorporating the feedback in our ongoing strategy.

      I’ll email you the discount code. Please be sure to let me know if it works… and remember that it must be used by April 22, 2017, for flights booked out no more than 330 days from expiration.

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