Archive for the ‘Promotions’ Category

Promotions: gtrot September Takeover Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Our September Takeover Sweepstakes has come to an end. We are excited to announce that we will be sending Nancy Lloyd  (@paintergirl1958) to Asheville, North Carolina this fall! Stay tuned for more promotions from gtrot!

Promotions | gtrot September Takeover Sweepstakes- Final Round!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This is the final round of our September Takeover Sweepstakes. Enter for your chance to win two free roundtrip flights anywhere in the United States ($500 value)! Where do you want gtrot to send you this fall? Tweet us your response (“I want @gtrot to send me to _________ this fall! #gtrottravel”) daily for additional entries. You must sign up for gtrot and “Like” us on Facebook for valid entry. The Twitter entries are optional and will be accepted daily!

What are you waiting for? Get those entries in now!

Happy Travels!

Promotions | gtrot September Takeover Sweepstakes Round One

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Earlier today, we announced the first round winner of out September Takeover Sweepstakes, Kimberly! She won a $50 Groupon gift card. The second round of the contest started today and will extend through Sunday, September 25, 2011. The second round winner will receive a $100 Groupon gift card. The third round and grand prize winner will receive two free roundtrip flights ($500 value). Don’t procrastinate, get those entries in now!

Don’t forget these important rules :

1. You must sign up for gtrot!

2. There are two ways to enter: Like us on Facebook OR Tweet “I want @gtrot to send me to (insert city here) this fall! #gtrottravel”. You are allowed one Twitter entry a day.

3. Have fun!

Happy travels!

Promotions | #wheresJohnny?

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Today we are thrilled to announce a fun contest from our friend John Roa of AKTA and Digital Hope. As he begins his weeklong vacation abroad, he’s invited everyone to share this experience with him. No one knows where John is going, not even us.

Here’s the fun part! John will post a picture from his location on his blog and you can guess where he is! Photos will be posted through the 8th. The prizes are cool. Only the first correct guess wins the prize. The first prize winner will receive a one night stay at the luxurious Drake Hotel in Chicago. The second prize winner will receive a $100 Southwest Airlines giftcard. And finally, the third prize winner will receive a free Clipik, which is a great video editing service. Enter here:

There’s not much time, so get your guesses in now! Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend. For those of you traveling, happy travels!

Starwood Partners with Foursquare

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Starwood Preferred Guests who use Foursquare are now getting more than just badges. SPG’s latest partnership now awards Starpoints for members who link their account.

To avoid non-hotel guests from racking up points in their closest Starwood Hotel lobby, the program only awards 250 points when you have a confirmed reservation at the hotel.

We’ve seen a growing number of gtrot members linking their Foursquare accounts to gtrot to help track the places they’ve been. It will be interesting to see if more travelers sign up for Foursquare to get rewarded. This notion of earning travel awards in exchange for place check-ins is nothing new.

Travel rewards site TopGuest which rewards hotel guests ‘just for being there’ has supported multiple top check-in services and hotel loyalty programs since 2010.

So, would this make you sign-up for Foursquare if you haven’t before?

Starwood Preferred Guest | foursquare.