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Next weekend, March 7th and 8th, 2020, I’ll be down in Washington DC at the Frequent Traveler University Event inside the Travel and Adventure Show.

FTU describes the event as follows:

In conjunction with the Travel & Adventure Show. In-depth sessions led by speakers with wide ranging expertise in all things miles, points, and manufactured spend.

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Primarily I’ll be hanging out in the FTU booth, talking about credit cards and helping people try out the rewards optimization engine I’ve built for Your Best Credit Cards.

But beyond that, I’ll be doing the following:

Book Signing / Meet and Greet: Saturday 2pm-3pm in the FTU boothMilesTalk Book

Because I ran out of books so quickly at the NY Times Travel Show in January, the best way to get a book signed is to bring one with you. I’ll suggest ordering one now using Amazon (hopefully you have Prime?) where MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Dreams Using Miles and Points is on sale for under 9 bucks.  I’ll have a few on hand for the full price of $15, but not many.

This time slot is also a good time for you to just come and chat with me about anything miles and points related on your mind – or just come say hello!

You don’t need an FTU ticket to stop by the booth. You just need, at minimum, a ticket to the Travel and Adventure Show.

FTU Closing Panel

I’ll be on the closing discussion panel Sunday at 4pm, a free-for-all discussion moderated by Stefan Krasowski. Come and ask me a super hard question 😉 This is for FTU ticket holders only.

Yes, I got you a DISCOUNT

You can register for Frequent Traveler University here and if you use promo code 2020 by Feb 29th, you’ll get $10 off.  Your end price would be $119 for the weekend, which includes:

  • A full day of educational sessions, including Manufactured Spend on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Free access to the Travel & Adventure Show and FTU stage on both Saturday, March 7 (10:00am – 5:00pm) and Sunday, March 8 (11:00am – 4:00pm.)
  • Coffee/tea in the morning and lunch on Sunday.

Will I see you at FTU DC?

Tell me here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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New to all of this? My introductory book MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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