Blog Giveaway! Two Can Win!

Congrats to winners kodoma and Ryan K! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Time for another giveaway! This one will be a little different from the past few giveaways we have had here. Today, it will focus more on the travel aspect.

At the end of the giveaway, I will pick two winners (rather, will pick them). The winners will get their pick of the following magazines:

  • Islands – a one year subscription (8 issues) – website
  • Cruising World – a one year subscription (12 issues) – website
  • Flying – a one year subscription (12 issues) – website
  • Plane & Pilot – a one year subscription (12 issues) – website



Here are the rules of the giveaway. Please pay close attention to them! 🙂

  • The giveaway will run for 24 hours (until 5PM EST, Sunday May 4)
  • I will notify the winners within 10 minutes of the giveaway closing and must receive a response of the selection of magazine and address to send to by 8PM or I will select another winner!
  • The winner (there will be 2) will be able to choose one of the magazines above
  • Readers may comment once today and once tomorrow
  • The comment should be about what you have been able to do with miles and points or would like to
  • The final decision is mine alone – I am the one providing the gift subscription and will have the final say
  • Good luck and comment away!
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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • I was able to take a trip with my husband and kids to Australia ( business class and free hotels) with the help of Running with Miles.

  • I’m strictly “small potatoes” in the miles and points world, but still, I’ve been able to book two trips to Milan using my UAL miles. Feels pretty special!

  • Because of miles and points, our family travels to Europe every summer. Loving it!

  • I can use my miles and points to bring my family to many dream international locations in bus class seats and 5 stars hotel

  • Because of Chase UR points, I’ve been able to stay four nights at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome at 22k/nt!

  • love the blog! cant wait to find a race to join you on. I got a 4-day trip this week and cant wait to combine my two loves, running and travel.

  • Going around the world in business class and 5* hotels later this year, thanks to citi, chase, ihg brg, Amex

    Canada England Italy Spain Qatar Singapore Australia.
    And just came back from Hong Kong Taipei and Tokyo

  • I was able to live in hotels and resorts for a year and half in CA and NV, while waiting for my next job to materialize and move back to Europe.

  • I have reached elite level at several hotels (Hilton, Hyatt) and love those free amenities. Free breakfast and Wifi saves our family a bundle when traveling internationally.

  • My husband and I just returned from Australia and New Zealand. We were able to fly Qantas FC and stay at Park Hyatt Sydney with miles and points. Loved it so much we are trying to repeat for next year!

  • I was able to fly with my wife from Vancouver to Aruba with first class envoy seating for our 30th anniversary. The flights were wonderful and I am saving up for first class seats to Europe next year.

  • Points have given me the chance to show my nieces there is a world outside of their little town in SC. We’ve been to Atlanta, Philadelphia, NYC (twice) and next two spots on the radar are Chicago and Niagara Falls / Toronto. Free trains, planes and hotels all make it possible!