Is This Chance to Win One Million MileagePlus Miles Worth Your Time?

“F or a limited time, if you make a hotel booking with Travelzoo’s new hotel search you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win 1,000,000 United MileagePlus® miles!” is part of an e-mail message which I received from Travelzoo — which is “a global media commerce company” that publishes offers from greater than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local companies.

Is This Chance to Win One Million MileagePlus Miles Worth Your Time?

Book your reservation for a room at a hotel or resort property directly through the official Internet web site of Travelzoo through Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time for your chance to win one million MileagePlus miles and $5,000.00 as the grand prize.

You earn an additional entry for each reservation you book for the duration of The Travelzoo Million Miles Sweepstakes — but there is a limit of one entry per person per day regardless of the number of e-mail addresses you use.

A confirmation e-mail message will be sent to you from Travelzoo once the reservation has been completed.

One Grand Prize

The grand prize — whose approximate retail value is $25,000.00 — will be awarded to one lucky winner; and it consists of one million United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles plus a cash stipend of $5,000 which will be awarded in the form of a check, as the winner may choose to use the stipend toward any tax liability associated with acceptance or use of the grand prize.

No other prizes will be awarded in this sweepstakes.

How to Enter Without a Purchase

No purchase is necessary to enter or win; and a purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible.

To enter via postal mail, send a postcard which includes…

  • Your name
  • Complete address
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number

…and mail it to:

The Travelzoo Million Miles Sweepstakes
625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100
Rochester, NY 14625-2437

Each postcard must be:

  • Mailed separately
  • Postmarked by Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Received by Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Select Official Rules, Terms and Conditions

This sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States — including the District of Columbia — who are age 21 or older at the time of entry. This sweepstakes is void in Alaska, Hawaii, outside the United States, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else this sweepstakes is prohibited.

The winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about Friday, December 9, 2016 from among all eligible entries received.

Other rules, terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — including but not limited to those dealing with:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • How to find out the name of the grand prize winner
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation


Although hotel and resort properties may purportedly offer members of Travelzoo benefits such as room upgrades and free breakfast, keep in mind that if you do book your reservation for a room at a hotel or resort property through Travelzoo and you are a member of a frequent guest loyalty program, you may not receive or be able to enjoy some or all of the benefits which you might normally receive had you instead booked your reservation directly with the lodging company, as companies within that industry are pushing for customers to bypass “middlemen” such as Travelzoo.

If you decide to book your hotel or resort room through the official Internet web site of Travelzoo — this sweepstakes might be worth your time and effort if you were planning to book your hotel reservations through Travelzoo anyway — remember that additional reservations booked within a day do not earn you additional entries, as you are limited to only one entry per day. Try to book one reservation per day instead.

As your chances purportedly increase the more times you enter this sweepstakes, you should determine whether or not submitting your entries via multiple postcards using postal mail through Wednesday, November 30, 2016 is worth your time and effort.

I have decided that this sweepstakes is indeed not worth my time and effort to compete for one prize — but I present it to you here anyway in case you decide that you would like to participate in the attempt to win one million MileagePlus miles.

Source: Travelzoo.

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