Winners of FTU Expo Tickets

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We were lucky enough to be able to give away two tickets to the Frequent Traveler University Expo taking place in Chicago this November.  It is one of the most popular conferences for airline miles and hotel points strategies, tips, and tricks.  We had several entries and here are the winners of the FTU Expo tickets.


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What is FTU Expo vs. FTU Signature?

Travelers who have been involved with the miles and points world are generally familiar with FTU events.  There is FTU Beginner, FTU Advanced, and FTU Signature.

In case you don’t win FTU Expo tickets, you can register for either FTU event here.

Both events will be held at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.  FTU has arranged a group rate of $109 per night and special pricing on parking of $3 for daytime guests.  Overnight parking will still be charged the normal rate.

Chicago is a great town to get around without driving, so consider using public transportation, Uber or Lyft instead of driving and paying for parking.  Click my referral links for a discount on your first ride!

FTU Signature

The FTU Signature event offers in-depth education sessions all levels of travelers, from beginners to advanced, over the course of 2 jam-packed days.  Plus, there’s a Friday happy hour where you can be introduced to other travelers and your favorite bloggers.

Over Saturday and Sunday (Nov 18 & 19), there will be over 20 sessions to choose from in an intimate environment.  Bring your note pads and your questions because there is a lot of information being shared… and the group sizes are fairly small, which provides an excellent opportunity for the speaker to answer your questions.Registration is $249 per person.

Registration is $249 per person if you don’t win FTU Expo tickets.

FTU Expo

FTU Expo is a new concept from the FTU team.  It is a one-day event on Saturday, November 18, 2017, that overlaps with FTU Signature.  There will be over 36,000 square feet for you to explore with 4 simultaneous seminar stages, 30 expert presenters, and 3,000 travelers and vendors.

A ticket to FTU Expo does not allow you to attend any of the FTU Signature presentations, but anyone with an FTU Signature registration can attend any of the FTU Expo that they want.

Registration is $39 per person if you don’t win FTU Expo tickets.

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And the FTU Expo tickets winners are…

We asked people to tell us the best thing they’ve learned from a previous FTU or what they hope to learn at the FTU Expo.  Here are the responses from the winners:


I hope to learn more on the partner/alliance side of points and miles redemptions. I’m OK, for the most part, on earning, but the more nuanced redemptions are where the big prizes are found. Thank you for the giveaway.


I hope to learn where to start with cards, miles, and manufactured spending. I would love to attend Signature. Still hoping to make that happen.

Joe and Kelly, be on the lookout for an email with your registration code good for one complimentary admission to FTU Expo or $39 off registration for FTU Signature.


The Bald Thoughts

As you can see from their responses, miles and points enthusiasts of all levels will be attending FTU.  That’s what I love about events like FTU (and Chicago Seminars where you can hear me speak), no matter your skill level, you will definitely learn something valuable.

And the educated isn’t just confined to the conference rooms, because you will certainly meet others who also really enjoy traveling and using miles and points to reduce their travel expenses.  These friendships will lead to sharing of best practices and tips & tricks that generally aren’t shared in public forums.  So, be friendly and say hi to a stranger.  You never know what you’ll learn!

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