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Chicago Seminars Holiday Inn Elk Grove

Registration for hotel accommodations for the Chicago Seminars 2013 is now live.

What better way to spend the weekend than learning how to travel frugally from none other than The Frugal Travel Guy himself along with other miles and points “celebrities”.

What is the Chicago Seminars?

A weekend conference where you’ll learn more about miles and points and get a chance to network with other frequent flyer addicts.

And hopefully this year PointsEnvy won’t try to assassinate everyone we won’t have another Tornado warning.

When is the Chicago Seminars? 

October 11 – 13, 2013

Location: Holiday Inn Elk Grove, Illinois

Chicago Seminars Schedule:

Friday 6:30 -7:20PM

A) Rookie Bootcamp with Bikeguy
B) International Bootcamp with Stefan Rapid Travel Chai

7:30- 8:30 PM

A) SkyPesos to Delta Gold with FTI and Delta Points
B) Computer Tips and Tricks with Cliff Straton
C) Managing Family Accounts with Howie

Saturday 8:30- 10 AM

A) Beginners with Daraius MMS and Mommy Points
B) Advanced Shopping Portals with Hans Mast


Coffee Break

10:15- Noon

A) Beginners Mileage Runs with Ben (Lucky)
B) Advanced Mad Scientist Greg our Frequent Miler

Noon to 1 PM



A) Beginner Credit Cards with Rick FTG
B) Advanced Rental Cars the Right Way with Daraius MMS


A) Beginner Customer Service with Capt Denny
B) Advanced Credit Card Strategies with the Points Guy
C) Cruising with Marshall Jackson
D) Hands on Award Booking with Ben (Lucky)

3:45- 4PM

Coffee Break

4:00 to 5:45

A) Beginner Award Booking with Ben (Lucky)
B) Advanced ITA with Cara K and Expert Flyer John L
C) Amtrak Awards with Bikeguy
Spouses Reception with Mommy Points

7 or 7:30 PM til ???

Cocktail Reception

Sunday 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Sponsors Workshop

10:30 – 11 AM

Charity Raffle (Thanks Again Sharon)

11-12:30 PM

A) Beginners Using Hotwire and Priceline with Stefan
B) Advanced Is the Mileage Game Just About Over? Steve Belkin the Contrarian




Hotel and Airline Breakout Sessions

3-3:15 PM

Coffee Break

3:15 to 4PM

Closing Remarks and Speaker

Hotel Registration Info
Holiday Inn Elk Grove: Register using this link. (The link should be pre-populated with the CSH code.
$79 per night with one breakfast coupon
$89 per night with two breakfast coupons
Note: Reservations are non transferable and non refundable.  Contact Holiday Inn Elk Grove at 847-437-6010 with questions.

For more information on the Chicago Seminars, follow the thread on Flyertalk here.

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