Our $32,000+ Honeymoon in Paris for only $2,000! – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

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Paris Giveaway

This Could be Yours!

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Miles and points let us have a great honeymoon in Paris, and we could have paid a few hundred dollars instead of the ~$2,000 in taxes and fees because we chose to fly British Airways.

But it took lots of time and planning to get to Paris.

It took time to collect the miles and points, apply for credit cards, complete the minimum spending, make sure the miles/points posted to our account, and to make the airline and hotel bookings.  We also had to be flexible in our departure city and eventually flew out of Boston.

However, it was totally worth it in the end because we got to experience First Class airline flights and a 5-star hotel stay which would otherwise have cost $32,000.

Of course, very few people can or will actually *pay* $32,000, but that doesn’t make the retail cost any lower.  If you want such an experience and don’t use miles and points, you’re going to have to pay $32,000.

And that’s why I collect miles and points!

Now let’s have a blog giveaway!

Here’s what we have to giveaway:

  • British Airways Amenity Kit, Pajamas & Slippers
  • Model of the Eiffel Tower
  • British Airways model plane (A319 & A320 1:200 scale)
  • Cafe de Paris CD
  • Paris city journal
  • Set of coasters, Paris travel pouch, and Eiffel Tower key chain

You can enter by leaving ONE comment per person on this blog post.  To make this fun, comment on what’s your dream honeymoon or vacation destination!

I’d also be very grateful if you would consider voting for the Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project in the Chase Community Giving program.

Shanti Bhavan is a US-based charity which provides 17 years of schooling and training to the poorest children in India – many of whom’s parents are considered “untouchable” and who face tremendous disadvantages.

You earn an additional entry by liking & commenting on the Million Mile Secrets Facebook page with your dream honeymoon or vacation destination.

And a third entry by sending a tweet to @MilMileSecrets with #MMSParis

I’ll pick two random winners from the comments, facebook, and twitter after the contest closes on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST!

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266 responses to “Our $32,000+ Honeymoon in Paris for only $2,000! – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

  1. I had my dream honeymoon…in Tahiti and Bora Bora, but I would LOVE an anniversary trip to the Maldives!

  2. Dreaming of exotic location for next dream trip….Bora Bora.

  3. I would love to travel throughout Asia for a month plus. I’ve never been and it sounds amazing.

  4. maldives!

  5. dream honeymoon: anywhere with my wife.

  6. dream vacation: puffin hunting

  7. We had a great honeymoon in Turkey years back. For my second honeymoon I would love to go to Norway. BTW, I loved your posts about your trip with Emily. So romantic to plan it all.

  8. Not married yet but would love to just go vacationing in Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

  9. Madiera

  10. Landing on the moon. Easy peasie.

  11. I swear I’m not just saying this because of the giveaway, but Paris is my favorite destination on earth. At least, of the places I’ve visited. So it’s my #1 pick for a honeymoon, 2nd honeymoon, family vacation, or “just because” getaway!

  12. I like your itinerary, will be using it as a standard for my upcoming 2 nights at the PH Vendome though going in coach

  13. Backpacking for 1-2 months in Kenya & Tanzania. Thanks for a great blog!

  14. Dream vacation= Tulum, Mexico. Diving, Awesome boutique hotels, sun, surf, food!

  15. My dream vacation? 1st class to Switzerland, ride the golden line train and enjoying the scenic view s while day dreaming~ lol

  16. I’d love to use my SkyPesos to get to French Polynesia for my 5th wedding anniversary next summer.

  17. My dream vacation is a cruise around the world

  18. Bora Bora or Maldives!

  19. Paris with someone special…though as I’m the only one collecting points, it’ll take a while yet to get there!

  20. I’d take 6 months off and go around the world in one trip!

  21. Bora Bora or greece

  22. My dream vacation destination right now is split between Anchorage or Seattle (so I could introduce my boyfriend to my mom, she’s getting cancer treatment in Seattle so it would depend on when we went), or Scotland so we could visit his sister.

  23. On my next honeymoon, I’d like to go trekking in the Himalayas. I have a book from the 1980’s about this that I’ve hung on to through about 10 moves, so clearly I’m meant to go.

  24. Dream vacation: returning to Paris the way you did it. I only had two days and am dying to take my family back there to do it right!

  25. My dream honeymoon would be going to Asia and staying at resorts with my accumulated Marriott and SPG points

  26. We are getting married next May and our dream is to travel to Europe… It’s a continent neither of us have ever visited! Hopefully we can afford it, but anywhere not home with my new husband would make me happy.

  27. Good luck on winning the contest everyone! The gifts we brought back for you are really cute and I know you will enjoy them! 🙂

  28. I would love to go to the Galapagos Islands someday!

  29. Dream Vacation: Maldives

  30. Paris!!

  31. I would love to go to New Zealand!

  32. My dream vacation would be Hawaii!

  33. The gorgeous Hungary would be a nice destination!

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  35. Jiuzhai Valley, China!

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  39. Dream Vacation: Shanghai, Beijing, Xian and Suzhou with my family

  40. Phuket Thailand

  41. My dream honeymoon is a round-the-world trip that lasts a year, spending time getting to know each other better.

  42. Paris, my wife would love to go back to Paris.

  43. Aileen May Ocariza

    would love to go to Paris with my one and only husband and bestfriend! That would be a lifetime treat 🙂

  44. Looks like a fabulous vaca!

  45. Octoberfest in Germany! Or maybe somewhere on the Mediterranean. Fun to dream about! 🙂

  46. Australia would be amazing! Never been there before!

  47. My dream vacation would be to New Zealand and Australia

  48. Definitely Mendoza, Salta and Patagonia, ARGENTINA!

  49. dream honeymoon would be a long two week trip to Asia and to eat all that that continent has to offer!

  50. I am working on my short-term dream vacation to St. Marten and long-term one to Amalfi Coast. If I win, please send prizes to the family who travels with 2+ kids, they deserve to have extra Christmas stocking stuffers.

  51. Australia, gold coast specifically surfer’s Paradise.

  52. Ww just had our 25th wedding anniversary, 10 days in Paris and 7 days in Rome. Bliss! Next London, Hong Kong And Bali.

  53. New Zealand has been on top of my list for a long time

  54. Anywhere is Europe is good. 🙂

  55. One month across Asia!

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