I have a quick giveaway for this morning. There will be no entry period. Just be the first person to put your name in the hat. I’ll send you an email later today to claim your prize.
UPDATE: The winners have been selected. Picking a gift card winner was easy. For the upgrades, we weren’t able to accommodate everyone, but we did end up with five upgrades — not three — to give away. We were able to help out a couple escaping to Honolulu from New York, a single traveler between two non-hubs, and a pair of newlyweds heading home for the holidays. Thank you all for entering and for your patience.
One reader volunteered two United regional upgrades. These expire on January 31, 2015, and can be used for any domestic flight as well as some shorter international flights. Feel free to apply them to your holiday travel.
I have a WallyPark gift card for ~$30. It can only be used at the Seattle location. No guarantees it has any credit left, but it doesn’t expire and the fact I still have it suggests that it is not used up.
Please don’t put your email address in the comment itself so everyone else can see it. The comment system already requires you to include your email address and screen name when you post a comment, and I can see that privately. So just post which prize you want (one request only!), and I’ll contact you later today.
Remember, just because someone else has posted doesn’t mean they have a qualifying reservation or that they actually respond to my email. It’s probably worth adding your name if you’re number two or three (or four…).