Three Days Left to Vote in the Freddies — Who Are You Supporting?

It’s your last chance to Vote in the Freddie Awards. Balloting ends as the month of March comes to a close (my understanding: 11:59pm on March 31 in the last inhabited time zone — so for many of you, early Sunday morning).

The Freddies are the award in the loyalty industry, honoring the best in airline, hotel, and credit card programs. And it’s the voice of the frequent traveler, voted on by the program’s members which makes it in many ways the most meaningful.

In my experience talking with programs, I’ve learned that they really do want to win these awards, in fact they want these awards the most, and at the margins they do listen to their customers and hear them through the awards, and have made changes or avoided making changes with an eye towards being honored by their customers through the Freddies — and also have mirrored things that the customers’ favorite programs have done as well.

If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to vote.

If you’re not sure whom to vote for, consider what others have to say,
Heels First Travel offers a run down of their favorite picks for voting in the Americas region.

Mommy Points shared her excitement for Freddies voting last month, but didn’t share her votes.

I’d love to know, which programs are you supporting this year, and why?

About Gary Leff

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 InsideFlyer.com, 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. What, I thought this was top secret voting?! 😉 Off the top of my head, I know I supported US Airways Grand Slam, Club Carlson’s Big Night Giveaway, I like the redemption options for SPG cash and points and Priority Club PointBreaks. I also supported United and American for redemption options. I know I liked Hyatt’s elite program in the hotel category.

    That is all I can remember right now, but it was fun voting and looking back at 2011. I hope everyone takes a few minutes to do the same!

  2. @mommypoints We were all for US Airways Grand Slam too 😉 Speaking of that, I could really go for some Biscoff Butter right now…

  3. I voted for Hyatt and American Airlines for the best Elite programs.

    Best promotion was SPG stay 3 get 1 free resort.

    One question, why does Marriot and Delta airline do so well in the Freddie Awards – I am stumped.

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