Register for FTU & Save $10 + T-Shirt Giveaway

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Frequent Traveler University has been one of the main travel conferences over the last 7 years where savvy travelers go to network and learn the latest travel hacks.  This Fall’s events will be held at the Marriott O’Hare Hotel in Chicago in November 2017.  And there are two options to choose from – FTU Travel Expo ($39) and FTU Signature ($249).  If you register for FTU using our link and promo code, you’ll save $10 off your registration.

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Should you attend FTU?

Regardless whether you are a beginner or a seasoned travel veteran, you will learn something when attending an FTU event.  I usually learn at least one solid tip during the sessions I attend, but even more knowledge is gained when networking with other travelers.  Those one-on-one discussions often yield the travel hacks that nobody is willing to share in a public setting!  The networking and making new friendships if often what I value most when attending a conference.

Participants should attend this event if they:

  • Want to learn the tools to travel in luxury at budget prices
  • Want to earn huge amounts of miles and points
  • Want to maximize frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card rewards

Are you ready to register for FTU?


Register for FTU Travel Expo – $29 with our promo code

The FTU Travel Expo is a one-day conference that is held on November 18, 2017, at the Marriott O’Hare Hotel.  It will be spread across 36,000 square feet of exhibition space with 4 simultaneous education stages.  The organizers are expecting 3,000 travelers to attend the FTU Travel Expo.

Sponsors include Norwegian Airlines and Marriott Hotels and sessions will be geared towards travelers of all experience levels.

Confirmed speakers include FTU regulars such as Ed from Pizza in Motion, Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai, and Ben & Jon from No Mas Coach.  Guest speakers will include Rudy Maxa, Nomadic Matt, Chris Guillebeau, Chris McGinnis & Johnny Jet, and more.

To register for FTU Travel Expo, use our referral link and the promo code “FTUEARLY” to pay only $29 for this awesome event.  The promo code is only good through July 31, 2017.  After that, registration will go back to the normal price of $39.

Please note that when you register for FTU Travel Expo, it does not provide access to FTU Signature events.


Register for FTU Signature – Save $10 Promo Code

The FTU Signature event is also held at the Marriott O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, but it is 3 days of networking and educational sessions instead of 1 with the FTU Travel Expo.  These sessions tend to be more intimate and allow for more interaction with the speakers to ensure all of your topical questions get answered.

When you register for FTU Signature, the sessions are designed for intermediate and advanced miles and points travelers.  Your registration will include a full weekend of exclusive seminars, meet the experts sessions, and access to social activities.

When you register for FTU Signature, your registration will include access to the FTU Travel Expo.

To register for FTU Signature, use our referral link and the promo code “FTUEARLY” to save $10 off and reduce registration to $239.  The promo code for FTU Signature is only good through June 25, 2017.  After that, registration will go back to the normal price of $249.


FTU T-Shirt Giveaway

register for FTU - FTU TShirtMy buddy Marty from FTU was kind enough to donate 3 FTU t-shirts for my to give away to loyal readers.  I have 2 Men’s Large and one Men’s X-Large t-shirts for this sweepstakes.

To enter, simply comment below and share your favorite tip you’ve learned from any travel conference that you’ve attended.  In the comments, also please state which t-shirt size is your preference.

Final deadline to enter is Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12 noon Pacific time.  At that point, I will choose 3 winners at random.  If there is a conflict of size choices among the winners, the first winner will get first choice, the second winner will get second choice, and the third winner will get the remaining shirt.

Please note that there is only one entry per person.  Spam or inappropriate entries will be eliminated and not eligible for entry.  We are not responsible for entries that are lost in transmission or affected by any errors or other difficulties.  Only comments that are approved by someone from the Bald Thoughts’ team are eligible.  Entries must be submitted by the deadline to be considered eligible for the sweepstakes.  There are no alternative entry methods available.

I will email all winners and request their mailing address so that I can mail the t-shirt to them.  Please note that we will only mail to domestic US addresses.  If you live abroad and are a winner, please provide a domestic US address for the t-shirt to be mailed to.


The Bald Thoughts

If you’d like to register for FTU Travel Expo or FTU Signature, now is the time. With our referral link, you can save $10 off your registration.  Please note that the FTU Signature discount expires this Sunday (6/25) while the FTU Travel Expo discount is good through July 31, 2017.  Both will be great events to learn from the speakers and network with others who share a love of travel like you do.

In the comments, please let me know if you’ll be attending.  I’m still working out my calendar to see if I can attend, but would love to meet you if I do.  I will be at the Chicago Seminars during the weekend of October 20-22, 2017, so please register for that to hear me speak about Kimpton Hotels’ Karma loyalty program.

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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. Prateek June 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm -  Reply

    Haven’t been to one yet, but have been meaning to go

    • Lee Huffman June 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

      That would be great Prateek. What would you most like to learn when attending?

  2. Alex Coombs June 25, 2017 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    I haven’t attended one quite yet, but my wife and I are planning on it the next time around!

    • Lee Huffman June 25, 2017 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

      Awesome! Today’s the last day to save $10 off using our link and promo code for FTU Signature. You still have a little time for the FTU Travel Expo.

      What are you most interested in learning about when attending?

  3. Beau June 26, 2017 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    I learned on long haul flights to book the 4 seats in the middle. They often go unsold and you can stretch out and sleep! My tshirt size is XL

    • Lee Huffman June 26, 2017 at 7:37 am -  Reply

      Great tip Beau! Everyone (including me) usually wants the window and aisle seats first.

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