New York – December 2011

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I was recently given the opportunity to go to a conference in New York in early December. The event was only announced a month before it was on, and I knew it was something I wanted to be at.

I am lucky that my employer is pretty generous when it comes to opportunities like these, but even so, they weren’t going to pay the $2.5k or more needed for relatively last minute return flights. The deal was that I could go and they’d pay for my ticket to attend, but only if I fund the travel costs.

This opportunity is the prime reason for collecting and using points in my book- facilitating something that would otherwise be out of reach. Continue reading…