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Your shot at Star Alliance Gold status and Round-The-World Business Class trip

Star Alliance has a new contest up and running for all of us, called Picture your Upgrade where the grand prize offers Star Alliance Gold status and a couple of Round The World Business Class tickets on Star Alliance carriers. The contest, open for participation till 4th April 2012, has a series of tasks where iPhone, Android and BlackBerry phone owners can find themselves using their phones to make entries using a special app for this contest, available for download on your respective App Stores. There are 7 weekly tasks on offer, and each task started last for two weeks. For instance, the first task was to click pictures of three airport departure boards using the app described above, and…

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SPG Contest on Facebook to giveaway 2 nights in their Asia-Pacific properties for 2!

SPG is conducting a voting-based contest on its Facebook page to give away two nights at one of their 60 Asia-Pacific properties. The contest is called ‘2 days of Happy’, and runs through till January 26, 2012¬† 23:59 (UTC+10). Here is what you got to do to get your ‘two days of happy’! Like them on Facebook, give them your personal details and SPG membership number if you have one, make an entry in the contest by selecting which property you’d like to go for the ‘2 Days of Happy’ and put it up for voting. The member with the maximum votes at the end of the contest gets the Grand Prize of airfare plus 2 nights stay at the…

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Sign up for JetPrivilege and get 2,000 JP Miles Bonus

Jet Airways is the largest airline in India, operating on domestic as well as international routes to the Middle-East, South-East Asia, Europe and North America. JetPrivilege is its frequent flyer program, which used to offer the best frequent flyer benefits in India. If you are not already on JetAirway’s JetPrivilege frequent flyer program, and are planning to signup, now is the time to do so and lap up 2,000 bonus JPMiles for the enrollment. Jet Airways, via its Facebook page, has given out a link for new enrollments which get credited with the bonus after signup. You can access the enrollment form here. While it was an award-winning programme at a point of time not so long ago, of late…

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And Now, Like Marriott on Facebook and get 1000 Marriott Rewards points till December 31, 2011

Facebook seems to be catching the fancy of almost all hotel chains now a days, and this makes an excellent opportunity for all of you to rake in some free points with them at a click. Hyatt is running a big Sweepstakes on Facebook with all its brands, and giving away 100,000 GP points to those who participate and win. Now Marriott has entered the game and is offering the chance to win¬†Marriott Rewards points to everyone who participates. You got to log into your Facebook account, head up to Marriott International’s FB page and Like them. That enables you to participate in the Marriott Sweepstakes which are valid till 31st December 2011, once per day, everyday! That gives you…

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And we have a winner…

A few days back I announced a small swag giveaway on the blog, and asked you all to head to Facebook to drop your suggestions there about what you wanted to see more on this blog. And here we go with the winner of the BoardingArea t-shirt who dropped a suggestion on the Facebook wall. Thank you Indranil for your suggestion, and I will be in touch with you shortly to deliver your swag. Also, I’ll be covering redeeming award flights with Jet Airways and my own experiences very soon. So look out! I also promised a couple of pens to a couple of ‘Likers’ on FB. For this, I used random.org to figure out who came up with the…

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Have you participated in the Hyatt Million Points Sweepstakes yet?

Just a friendly reminder from your friend at Live From A Lounge, that Hyatt is giving away 100,000 Gold Passport points to 10 participants on Facebook, all for heading up to Facebook and putting up your name, email address and your GP number (if you have one!). What is more, per eligible ’email address’, you can participate 9 times via the 9 different pages below: Hyatt (www.facebook.com/Hyatt) Hyatt Hotels (www.facebook.com/hyatthotels) Park Hyatt (www.facebook.com/ParkHyatt) Andaz (www.facebook.com/andaz) Grand Hyatt (www.facebook.com/grandhyatt) Hyatt Regency (www.facebook.com/HyattRegency) Hyatt Place (www.facebook.com/HyattPlace) Hyatt Summerfield Suites (www.facebook.com/HyattSummerfieldSuites) Hyatt Vacation Club (www.facebook.com/hyattvacationclub) The sweepstakes are open till 9th December 2011, and if you had 10 email ID’s (gmail, hotmail, office, etc.) you could participate in the contest 10 times over!…

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Reminder: Win free SPG resort nights all this week!

Like I mentioned last week, SPG brought out the ‘Award Nights Count’ benefit with effect from 1st October 2011, and came out with an interesting contest along with it to promote the offer. They are giving away 2 free resort nights to one winner everyday, who participates in a Facebook contest and identifies the picture of one of Starwood’s many resorts correctly. The contest started Monday 3rd October 2011, and is open till 14th October 2011. The picture changes between 11 – 11:59 Eastern Time every day. Here is the link to the Facebook page where you should be heading towards, fast! Look out for the ‘Award Nights Count’ tab towards the left center of the page. All the best!…

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Here is how to make that connection!

I started this blog on BoardingArea a while back to help share a perspective from Asia about business and leisure travel in the region, with Europe thrown in for good measure. To connect with you better, there is a Twitter stream and a Facebook page which has been around for a while. Please follow @LiveFromALounge on Twitter, or Like on Facebook. Look out for some goodies coming your way on these pages in the future. Additionally, to get you your regular fix Live from a Lounge, you could also now sign up for a newsletter format by email. Find the link at the right sidebar of this page. BoardingArea has recently made this facility available. And if you are a…

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10,000 MR points/King Miles for referring Amex applications in India

I received an email from American Express while I was travelling a couple of weeks back. This was a promo which they had designed for existing card holders to refer their friends and contacts to American Express for the American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card and the American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card.                   So, the offer, which seems to be a targetted one, is from a unique tie-up between Amex and LinkedIn in India. I haven’t been at the receiving end of such a marketing offer earlier, and I hold credit cards from most prominent CC issuers in India. The details of the offer are as follows: The applicant of the…

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