Today I’m announcing a new weekly newsletter for Hack My Trip. I hope you find it interesting enough to share with your friends and different enough that you’ll want to read it in addition to the daily posts you’ll continue to find on the blog.
Yay, Another Giveaway!
To celebrate, and to encourage you to subscribe, I’m running a giveaway — the biggest one yet. Here are the four prizes:
- Two United Global Premier Upgrades (expire January 31, 2015)
- $200 Visa gift card + RouteHappy T-shirt
- $100 Hyatt gift check (for use at most domestic and international properties) + RouteHappy T-shirt
- Travel Tech Pack with a variety of swag and drink chits + RouteHappy T-shirt
(Why the RouteHappy buzz? Watch for the new post coming out today with updates on their tools for finding and booking the best flight on your next trip.)
UPDATE: Dan has generously offered a $50 travel certification for American Airlines that will be expiring soon. I’ll add it to the Travel Tech Pack.
Everyone who subscribes to the newsletter will be eligible to win. I’ve even created a way for you to sign up directly with MailChimp. But if you choose to use the PromoSimple app below, you’ll have the opportunity to receive bonus entries for following Amol, Tahsir, and I on Twitter. Winners will be announced when the second newsletter is published at 9 AM Pacific Time on February 21. The first issue goes out tomorrow. You may enter any time between now and 8 AM on the 21st.
I’m not auto-subscribing those who already receive daily email summaries. If you’re one of the 1,000+ who get daily updates, you need to subscribe again because this is a separate mailing list.
So What’s in the Newsletter?
Although the newsletter contains a list of posts from the past week at the very bottom, I’m trying to keep the information unique. I may add some additional comments or highly a popular post. I may do a little op-ed at the beginning. There will be a section on current promotions that my new PR guy will be responsible for coordination (because I hate doing PR and marketing, in case you can’t tell).
Furthermore, I may offer future giveaways exclusively for subscribers — prizes that won’t be offered or even announced on the main blog.
I’ve seen enough awful newsletters created by corporate travel departments, so help me keep this one in a better class. If you have comments, a cool photo from your recent vacation, or just want to share a deal, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Like the blog, it’s a work in progress. I’ve made a lot of progress in the last two years, and great readers like you help ensure I can keep trying out new ideas!