Thursday 2/27 is the final day for new players to join the Manufactured Spending Tournament, I’ll actually be traveling for part of the day, but feel free to shoot me an email to email@example.com or tweet me @saverocity and I will make sure you make it on the list, for those following along on twitter we are commandeering the hashtag #milemadness for all events, please use it when tweeting about the tournament or to the players so we can keep in touch with you.
The Tournament Kicks Off on Saturday March 1st, and here is a quick introduction to the players:
The Miles Professor is a mathematician who loves to travel and squeeze every bit of value from every mile. With her blog, she aims to show how to make vacation booking with miles and points simple, efficient and luxurious. She focuses on maximizing miles and vacation time for travel to Europe, the Caribbean, South America, always using the right points for every trip and adding on stopovers plus free or “cheaper than free” one ways to get the most trips for the fewest miles! She is excited to participate in a fun contest with her fellow bloggers and is making the month of March a personal challenge for herself: Earning enough points for a trip to her dream destination, Easter Island, later this year. She’ll be traveling business class and staying at the highly acclaimed Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires along the way. Living in New York, where competition for Vanilla Reloads is fierce, time is scarce and there are no Walmarts, The Miles Professor is going to have to rely on her quickness, instincts and other techniques to seek out the right tools and scale her strategy and make her trip to Easter Island a reality! Follow The Miles Professor on Twitter @themilesprofess
Former First2Board blogger recently turned independent, Michelle Singh is an #avgeek, private pilot, and current stay-at-home mom. Her blog Miles, Points, and Mai Tais is all about her family’s travel adventures and the miles and points that make it all possible. SMF/OGG based. United Premier 1K and Alaska Airlines MVP. Follow Michelle on Twitter here @hulagrrl210
Milenomics.com is a site with two goals: to help readers spend less while earning miles and to maximize travel using the miles they’ve earned. By assigning yourself a T-Rate Milenomics asks you to place a value on your time, and use that value whenever you calculate your out of pocket costs. Learn about the Be Your Own Elite Program, EQM-Zero, and the Law of Supply and Demand (of Miles) at his site, and follow him on Twitter here @milenomics
This mysterious Ex Pat who claims to live in the USA, but is mostly seen in the Maldives, or en-route their in F created his site in order to share his passion for gathering and then spending an abundance of airline miles, hotel points, bank points and other tricks to travel the world in style. He typically uses about 1 million miles and points a year, and keep an average balance of 2-3 million points across programs and between all family members! Follow MilesAbound on Twitter here @milesabound
“Since 2013, the Free-quent Flyer has been sharing his discoveries, innovations, and analysis so that everyone can travel like he does: for next to nothing! Having broken the stories of Gobank, Walmart Bill Payments, and Evolve Money all in one year, he’s ready to blow this competition wide open.” Follow him on Twitter here: @freequentflyr
Chasing The Points is about finding creative ways to generate reward points. The quest to buy cheap or points in a large city without a car efficiently is the hunt. Join me in finding the next deal! Connect with me on Twitter @ChasingThePts or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bio- I am a Finance professional, married with several kids and currently a non-native resident of the Midwest after living in a few countries overseas. As work travel slowed I started to focus on other ways to get points and miles. I started the blog to cover points, miles, Finance and particularly reselling as the card signups were pretty well covered. Blog topics include finding great deals, especially those that rack up miles and points, then lowering the net cost through discounts, gift cards, portal bonuses, and rewards, and selling on Amazon or Ebay. Follow Big Habitat on Twitter @bighabitatcom
Tahsir Ahsan (Bengali Miles Guru) flies over 200,000 miles per year. He helps people redeem miles for dream trips all over the world and writes about his experiences along the way. You’ll most likely find Tahsir at a lounge or in the air as he spends very little time on the ground! In addition to flying, Tahsir finds new ways to earn points and miles through a variety of manufactured spending methods. On a good month, he earns close to 100,000 miles! Follow Tashir on Twitter @tahsirahsan
Trevor is a frequent flyer (putting up at least 100,000 miles in each of the past 3 years), student of the Aviation industry and a Mile and Point enthusiast. He has been to 36 countries, getting to many of them on miles and points. He can be found on FlyerTalk and Milepoint as paladinua and authors QuickCityVisits.com Follow Trevor on Twitter @tmount
From Elena’s About Me Page: My name is Elena and I’m a Texas girl born and breed. My full time job is an accountant but this is my hobby. I got into the points and miles hobby in 2010 and now I can’t get enough of it I started this blog to share points & miles earning opportunities and to share my travels around the US and eventually the world. Please email me at email@example.com for any questions or just to say hi. Happy Travels! Follow Elena on Twitter @giddyforpoints
There you have it folks, the first 10 players to enter the tournament. I also have one non-blogger who is keen to give these guys a run for their money, and I’ll introduce him shortly. Any questions, please leave the in the comments, or feel free to reach out to the bloggers directly via their websites or Twitter address. You can reach me @saverocity and don’t forget the #milemadness
Good luck to everyone! I would definitely be doing this if I wasn’t in India most of March. Is it weird to be jealous of those who are participating?
I’m jealous of India, so we are quits!
Points with a Crew says
Love this contest – it’s right up my alley on the type of contest I really enjoy, but I don’t think I have the time (or probably the knowledge) to match up with these fine fellows (and ladies!)
But I’m definitely looking forward to reading everyone’s stories (and hopefully picking up a few tricks!) along the way.
At least we can hopefully push the people using #milemadness to talk about (gasp!) RUNNING down off the first page 😀
Well, I hope you idiots are happy. No more Vanillas with credit card at CVS. People tried to warn you bloggers that a public competition would bring unwanted attention to this hobby, and it did. Thanks for killing the golden goose.
The golden goose was never killed, it was brought by the youngest brother to the castle and made the princess who was living in despair laugh again, and they lived happily ever after.
Just like you don’t know the reality of the story you try to quote, your claim that this had anything to do with the rumor is ludicrous.