Weekend Magazine Giveaway – Several Winners And Many Choices!

It has been a little while since we had a magazine giveaway so this weekend, I will be giving away 5 magazine subscriptions to 5 lucky readers. Here is the selection the 5 winners will be able to choose from. I know that we have tablets and e-readers now but there is still something special about grabbing a magazine for your travels and reading from it. I know I still enjoy doing it and some of the ones on this list are my favorites. However, for those of you that like getting them digitally, there are some with a digital subscription included (I will mark which ones) as well as regular mailings. Runner’s World (1 year/12 issues) Running Times (1 year/10 issues) Popular Science (1 year/12 issues) ESPN (1 year/26 issues) (digital download included) Canoe and Kayak (1 year/5 issues) Vacations (1 year/6 issues) Backpacker (1 year/9 issues) Outdoor Photographer (1 year/10 issues) Popular Photography (1 year/12 issues) Wired (1 year/12 issues) (digital download included) Hopefully, you will find something on that list that you like,... ...

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Great Deal: Garmin Forerunner 310XT w/HRM For $139

BuyDig has a nice sale going on right now for this very popular GPS watch. This is actually the triathlete line of Garmin watches so it works for bicycling and swimming as well as running. These pop up from time to time around this price but that is normally for refurbished models (which I never have a problem endorsing), but I know some people would prefer new so this is your chance to jump on it! Garmin Forerunner 310XT w/HRM for $139 – NEW! – BuyDig Garmin Link BuyDig has this on sale for $169 and then you get another $30 off that price by using code SPRINGRUN at checkout for a total of $139. That is a great deal on a great watch. This watch has some impressive battery life so you will not have to charge it for quite some time on your runs. Here is the review from dc rainmaker Here is my post about gps watches  Here is the information from Garmin: Multisport GPS for Land and Water GPS-enabled training... ...

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Last Chance To Use Your Hyatt Suite Upgrade Certificates

The elite year for some loyalty programs is at an end tomorrow and some things need to be done before Sunday rolls around. One of the lucrative items to secure before that time is the Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrades. Redeem Your Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrade Certificates Before Sunday As a Hyatt Diamond member, you have received 4 Suite Upgrade certificates and they expire February 28. That does not mean that the stays have to occur by then but your reservation must be made and certificate must be applied before March 1. To refresh, the suite upgrade certificates cannot be used on award stays or the annual free night from the Hyatt credit card. They can be used on paid stays and Points + Cash stays. Every hotel handles suite upgrades in different fashions. Some of the rooms that are classified as suites may be less than you would imagine while other Hyatt hotels actually have really nice suites for upgrade availability. To apply and confirm the suite upgrades, you will... ...

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Receive 20-30% Discount When Transferring AA/US Miles

While this is nothing like the old 100% bonus on transferring or sharing miles between US Airways accounts, this could still be useful for some people who may have orphan miles in an account and want to get them in an account with a larger mileage balance before the US Airways and American Airline programs merge. Receive 20-30% Discount When Transferring AA/US Miles - American Airline Transfer Mileage Link – US Airways Transfer Mileage Link From today through March 25, when you transfer your miles from your account to another account (US to US or AA to AA), you can receive either a 20% or 30% discount on the normal transfer fees. This can add up to real savings but the 30% savings only kicks in at the 26,000 mile level. Hopefully, you are not having to transfer that many, though there are some situations where that may be necessary. Here are the details: This discount is off the cash price of transferring miles from one account to another account... ...

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Singapore Airlines Fuel Surcharges On Awards Are Now Cheaper!

As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, Singapore Airlines has moved to drop their fuel surcharges various amounts across their route network. Some of their flights carry high fuel surcharges so the decreased amounts are very helpful. Today is the day of the decreased fuel surcharges! Read: Singapore Airlines Suites Class Review They have discounted the fuel surcharges anywhere from $5 – $83 per segment and depending on class of travel and route. Some of their expensive routes, like Los Angeles – Tokyo – Singapore, have dropped the most with the decrease. If you have already booked travel at the higher amounts and there is availability still there for your preferred flights, you could call Singapore’s call center (800 742-3333)and ask them if they can reissue the tickets. If that does not work, you could switch dates and then switch back (or leave it at the new dates) as those changes are free. This is a great thing for an airline to do in passing along the fuel savings... ...

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Great Deal: Samsung NX Cameras Up To 70% Off (Refurbished)

Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is perfect for the traveler that wants to stow a smaller camera for some quality photos while on the go. Amazon has three different models of Samsung’s NX family available today for up to 70% off retail price. If you are in the market for a camera, one of these may offer the best deal for you. Samsung NX Cameras Up To 70% Off – Amazon Link Each of these three cameras come as a bundle with a lens (the 20-55mm) and is certified refurbished. Just about every piece of electronics I ever owned came as a refurbished item as they offer some of the best pricing while still offering quality and similar warranties. The models available are: Samsung NX300 20.3MP w/20-55 lens – $269 Samsung NX2000 20.3MP w/20-55 lens – $229 Samsung NX1000 20.3MP w/20-55 lens – $189 The models have functionalities like built-in WiFi for easy file transferring and other features that will be helpful to have while on a trip or... ...

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Great Deal: New 64GB iPad Air w/4G For $399 With Extras

Update: It is back in stock as of 9:50AM ET! B&H Photo Video is an incredible superstore in NYC (and online) that is a place for every computer/electronic/video/photo lover to visit for sure! They run a daily deal that discounts one item pretty heavily and today that item is the iPad Air 64GB with 4G/LTE for only $399 plus you get your pick of a case valued at $24.99, a tablet stylus, and Parallels Access 2.0 for 6 months. – B&H iPad Air Deal Link That is a fabulous price just for the iPad and if you are in the market for one, this would be a great deal! It is not the current iPad Air 2, but it is still a great model with a lot of power and very slim. I would have waited this post until the morning (these start every day at midnight ET), but it may not be around still. At the time of this post, already 44% of them are claimed. B&H only charges... ...

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Aegean Award Flights Not Showing On United – Here’s What To Do

As someone who uses Aegean Airlines as his airline for travel to almost any hub, I am very thankful for their particpation in the Star Alliance and as partners with United. It gives a lot of choices for people coming to visit me and for my trips out of here, but on a recent award booking attempt, I found a problem. Aegean Award Flights Not Showing On United.com For some strange reason, no Aegean Airline award space is showing on United.com from September 6 through the end of the schedule next year. This had happened once before and for some reason, Aegean had pulled its award space to partners. I was really dreading something like that happening again. During peak months, it is still easy to get in and out of Greece using partners like Swiss, Turkish, and Austrian. But, once the cooler months settle in, it is really just down to Turkish and that means having multiple connections around Europe if there is not award space out of Istanbul to... ...

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This Carryon Will Carry You Around

Luggage is an area where tech has been attacking hard lately – like the Bluesmart carryon. I always love seeing technological advances that can make life be more connected and help with saving time. This new piece of tech luggage is one that I would hope I would never see a fellow runner using, unless it is on the way home from a marathon! Briefcase Electric Scooter This idea is actually pretty smart and the product description is pretty surprising for what it can do. This piece of luggage does not simply carry you from the security area to the gate, it can go for 6 miles on one charge! Not only that, but it can do it with some zip – top speed is 12.4 mph! This bag could really carry you around anywhere you need to go. Imagine arriving in a new city and being a little jetlagged. Let your bag carry you to your hotel! The height is adjustable to suit various users and you can even buy... ...

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