Free Giveaway! I’m giving you 25,000 points to use for travel anywhere!

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A few months ago, I wrote an article that covered 3 ways you can live rich and travel for free.

In that article, we talked about why you don’t need to be rich to live rich. At the same time, I revealed that Passive Panda had developed a partnership with our new sponsors American Express and Starwood, and that those sponsors where going to be offering prizes to Passive Panda readers.

One of my goals at Passive Panda is to find as many ways as possible to give you value. Giving away more than 200,000 points for free travel sounded like it fit the bill.

In May, I handed out 25,000 points and today I’m going to give you the chance to win 25,000 more.

Plus, I’ll show you how to get an additional 25,000 points guaranteed.

The Giveaway

This is important: you don’t have to buy anything to be a part of this giveaway.

You just need to follow these 3 steps.

  1. Sign up for a Starwood account here. It’s free, you just need an account number if you win.
  2. Go to and pick your favorite hotel in your area.
  3. Send a tweet to @PassivePanda with the name of your favorite hotel where you would use the 25,000 points and the hashtag #SPGAMEX.

For example, a valid contest entry would look like this:

@PassivePanda I want to stay at the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai, Hawaii #SPGAMEX

That’s it! I’ll pick a winner on August 6th, 2012 at 1pm EST. (Note: The winner will need to fill out a W-9 tax form.)

UPDATE: Congrats to Passive Panda reader Benny Hsu, winner of the 25,000 Starpoints! Stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future.

What if you don’t win? There is another way to get 25,000 points…

How you can get 25,000 Starpoints guaranteed

Right now, there is a promotion going on where you can get 25,000 Starpoints by signing up for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card.

This isn’t required for the contest, it’s just another way to get Starpoints that can be used for free travel anywhere. Full details are here.

Note: I don’t have to say anything nice about American Express or Starwood. I never would have said yes to a sponsorship if I would have been forced to give glowing recommendations of their products.

Now, as luck would have it, I actually do believe that the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card is the best small business credit card. You can see all my credit card recommendations here.

Something to look forward to…

We’re not done yet!

In the coming months Passive Panda will be giving away even more freebies. Plus, I’ll be dishing out useful information on starting a business, earning money on the side, and boosting your income.

And that’s just the free stuff! Of course, members of the Remora Method will get even more premium content.

I can’t wait to share it all with you. Make sure you’re signed up for free updates and you won’t miss a beat.

14 Responses to Free Giveaway! I’m giving you 25,000 points to use for travel anywhere!

  1. Oh darn! Only if I was living in the United States :)

    But on a serious note, way to go on giving real value to your readers James. You definitely are pushing the envelope here, and setting an example for us to follow.

    Keep em’ coming!

  2. Anca says:


    I’m not from the US either. Can I still be a part of this giveaway?

    Thanks and all my best wishes!

  3. V says:

    Great info. I want 25,000 points!!!

  4. Jessica says:

    When I click Continue on the first page – nothing happens! Too bad.

  5. Kristjan says:

    Is this contest limited to the citizens of the US?
    If so,it will be a great idea to organize something international in the future.

  6. Hey James,
    Non US citizens usually have to fill out a W-8 tax form instead of a W-9. Does this apply here as well?

  7. Kyle says:

    Sounds fun…I think I would go to Disney World:)

  8. Dan DiGangi says:

    I have been keeping up with your blog for awhile and just now started to wonder why I never tried to enter this. Thanks for offering this up! It could be really helpful in getting me around the country for some upcoming business trips and vacation time with friends.

    Best Regards,
    Dan DiGangi

  9. CBhushna says:

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  10. Santosh says:

    Great shot, I’m very appreciate your tips, Thanks for sharing this post.

  11. christina says:

    I chose the Discoverer package, because I love to explore new places — well, new to me, anyway — and a 2-for-1 deal with Spain and France would be too much to pass up!

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  12. Cameron says:

    Great discuss as well as motivating. Any idea on who the blog writer he described is? The one who facilitates his group of eight. Inquisitive to see the ever-growing group of impact.

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