Today is Day 1 of Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways for 2017!

Between frenzied attempts to find good parking spots and seats on public transit, and the increased stress that comes with higher passenger loads on planes and longer lines everywhere, I hope you are managing to enjoy your holidays so far at least in some small ways.

Perhaps you grab a minty candy cane on your way out the door, help an elderly hotel guest pick up the cane they dropped in the elevator, help a child bake cookies, or enjoy a few late evenings with loved ones around a fireplace (a la Las Alcobas Napa Valley romantic getaway style).

Maybe you’re even whistling as you pack a suitcase to jet off to someplace tropical and warm.

The holidays are going by too fast for my liking, but I’m thrilled to be able to spend time with most of my immediate family this year. I’m looking forward to some cozy evenings by the fire with hot cocoa, and lots of laughter.

For most people (myself included), travel stress tends to creep in and threaten to steamroll all that happy holiday glow. But wait! I’m so thankful to have great readers like you that Magic of Miles is running 12 days of Giveaways, and you can win free goodies starting today!

What are the prizes?

I’ve got some eGift cards and a stack full of USPS priority boxes that are stuffed full of travel related goodies, ready to get sent out. ’tis the season to share!

Some of the prizes include:

Gogo 25 Session Gift Cards
iTunes $25 Gift Cards
Worldwide travel adapter kit
Starbucks Gift Cards
Sephora $25 Gift Card



To enter today’s (Day 1) contest –

Leave a comment on this post about how your holidays are going so far, or about how you’d like to win today’s contest.


Rules for Entry

Starting today you can enter up to three times per day for the next 12 days by leaving comments on that day’s Magic of Miles contest. Each daily contest ends at 9pm PST, and a winner will be randomly drawn by using

Share Magic of Miles’ blog with your friends and family so they can enter too, since there is no “one prize per household” rule. Shipping of prizes can only be done to US addresses (and all prizes will be fulfilled by mid-January), so if you live outside of the US you can still win but will need to be able to provide a friend’s address where the prize can be sent.

You can also stay up-to-date on the giveaways by liking our Facebook page or following us on Instagram or Twitter.

Good luck to everyone and thanks so much for reading Magic of Miles!