Bits ‘n Pieces for October 24, 2013: Duffle Bags of Gold and First Class Awards

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Umm, the Travel + Leisure offer isn’t exactly free – you need to sign up for some service, which can potentially sell your name and address for more junk mail.

  2. I didn’t know Daraius of MMS had ethical boundaries that he wouldn’t cross. Very insightful article!

  3. @ptahcha.

    It is free. You don’t need to signup for anything and you’re free to give a fake email address.

    You’re welcome to give a fake address as well if you don’t want junk mail but that may be self-defeating 😉

    We’re currently getting a daily print and digital WSJ, Time, Bloomberg, Barron’s, US Weekly, and several other magazines from them for free with no catch. They just want to boost their subscriber numbers. I haven’t noticed any junk mail because of it.

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