SMD 2012 OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD.

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    Folks,

    All the news will be posted here from now on, please subscribe to the thread.

    LATEST NEWS WILL BE IN THE LAST POST OF THIS THREAD

    Please note: We will NOT send out an email to the entire database of almost 5000 for every inquire, but all announcements will be done in this thread.


    Cheers

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    LATEST NEWS. Posted Sunday July 8th 2012

    GENERAL TICKETING STARTS TOMORROW.

    WE'VE HAD REPORTS THAT AMERICAN EXPRESS PAYMENTS ARE HAVING ISSUES ON OUR NEW MERCHANT ACCOUNT.

    WE KNOW DEMAND FOR TOMORROW'S SALE IS EXTREMELY HIGH.

    WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT USE AMERICAN EXPRESS AS PAYMENT AS YOUR TRANSACTION MIGHT NOT GO THROUGH. (VISA, MC and DISCOVERY WORKS 100%)








    Posted July 2nd at 240PM Central US time.

    Folks,
    The international portion for business class passengers, is now open.

    The prices and information is below

    IN ORDER TO GET ON THE LIST TO GET A SPOT, READ THE INFO BELOW AND SEND THE CODE: "I DIDN'T GET MY PANTIES IN A BUNCH AND DIDN'T SEND AN EMAIL EARLY" TO melinda@ftef.net

    You cannot buy coach one way and business the other this time. Sorry. Plane is too small

    If you purchase any one of these seats, you'll be eligible to pre-purchase a seat on the SMD charter. Please note that your preferred class on the charter might not be available

    If you want any of these BUSINESS seats, please send an email to melinda@ftef.net with an email containing the code: "I DIDN'T GET MY PANTIES IN A BUNCH AND DIDN'T SEND AN EMAIL EARLY" The first 35 people to send an email to Melinda, will get a spot.

    You will shortly after receive instructions what LH needs to ticket you. You then have 24 hours to provide the information. If you fail to respond with your information before the end of the deadline, you will loose your spot.

    You will then be ticketed by LH. After we get a confirmation that you are ticketed by LH, you will receive a PRIVATE link for you to secure a seat on the SMD charter. You then have 24 hours to book the SMD charter. If you fail to book withing 24 hours, you will loose your spot.

    The ticketing will happen the next few days



    Starmegado IV 2012 LAX-ZRH-SFO
    Fare for LH nonstop operation on the transatlantic between Lufthansa gateways from USA to Germany.
    SEASONALITY
    Round-Trip Fare in USD ALL IN
    Class of Service
    Economy Class Trans-Atlantic
    Low Season
    $1056.01
    W
    Business Class Trans-Atlantic
    Low Season
    $3994.01
    Z

    Terms and Conditions:
    Eligibility

    §Limited to participants involved in the Star Mega Do Event
    §Participants must be booked on the Charter
    Period of Validity

    05NOV12-15NOV12
    Routing
    LAX-FRA-ZRH LH
    ZRH-SFO LX
    Fare Basis Code

    Ticket Designator
    Tour code
    Economy Booking Class W WNC/GR
    Business Booking Class Z ZNC/GR


    Lufthansa and SWISS flights

    ECONOMY CLASS BOOKING


    RP/NYCLH0150/NYCLH0150 PT/SU 29JUN12/2001Z 289T2Z
    0. 29DIRECT BIZ/MILEPOINT NM: 1
    2 LH 457 W 11NOV 7 LAXFRA HK30 1420 B 1520 1115+1 *1A/E*
    3 LH1192 W 12NOV 1 FRAZRH HK30 1255 1 1335 1430 *1A/E*
    4 LX 038 Y 13NOV 2 ZRHSFO GK30 1205 1305 1625


    BUSINESS CLASS BOOKING


    RP/NYCLH0150/NYCLH0150 PT/SU 2JUL12/1432Z 4KBMBI
    0. 29DIRECT BIZ/MILEPOINT NM: 1
    2 LH 457 Z 11NOV 7 LAXFRA HK30 1420 B 1520 1115+1 *1A/E*
    3 LH1196 Z 12NOV 1 FRAZRH HK30 1635 1 1705 1800 *1A/E*
    4 LX 038 Z 13NOV 2 ZRHSFO GK30 1205 1305 1625 JDJAPY
     
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    PROGRAM FOR COWBOY DAY ON SATURDAY

    Folks, we have the program for Saturday November 17th ready. It's an optional part in Chicago. We will aslo have 100 seats for non mega DOers available later.

    Saturday November 17th (OPTIONAL)


    Official Cowboy day in Chicago!
    Hosted by Tommy, Randy and the SMD Team

    9 AM Brunch Hyatt Schaumburg



    Enjoy an all-in action filled day with:
    - Line dancing lessons given by the famous CountryPat http://www.chicagocountry.com/
    - Riding lessons
    - We’ve rented a farm for the day – Learn how to milk a cow, feed chickens and be a part of the first SMD hoedown! http://www.wagnerfarm.org/
    - Lunch catered by famous Hackney’s. http://www.hackneys.net/
    - AND more
    - Sponsored by Hyatt Regency Schaumburg


    7 PM The Giddy Up Charity Affair at the Hyatt Schaumburg.
    - The SMD country and western band will be entertaining.
    - CountryPat and his crew will be showing off with their professional line dancing.
    - YOU will be able to show what you learned today
    - Charity auction.

    Program ends late.
    The price for this entire day is only 169 USD 100% of the proceeds goes L I V E S T R O N G
    LIMITED SPOTS!!
     
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    LATEST NEWS. Posted Sunday July 8th 2012

    GENERAL TICKETING STARTS TOMORROW.

    WE'VE HAD REPORTS THAT AMERICAN EXPRESS PAYMENTS ARE HAVING ISSUES ON OUR NEW MERCHANT ACCOUNT.

    WE KNOW DEMAND FOR TOMORROW'S SALE IS EXTREMELY HIGH.

    WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT USE AMERICAN EXPRESS AS PAYMENT AS YOUR TRANSACTION MIGHT NOT GO THROUGH. (VISA, MC and DISCOVERY WORKS 100%)
     
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    A HUGE THANKS FROM LIVESTRONG!

    And from me personally on behalf of Randy, Tommy, Gary and all the members of Milepoint that make such things possible. Randy and I just got done dropping off a $25,000 check from Milepoint for funds raised during the SMD4 seat auction and Frequent Traveler University. LIVESTRONG didn’t know we were bringing the check. Needless to say, they were a bit surprised!
    LIVESTRONG-Check Photo.jpg

    We know there's more great things to come, but today was a pretty good day!
     
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    HOTEL BOOKING INFO


    First, a few ground rules:



    1. Everyone will be required to book the group rate at each of the participating hotels.

    2. Sharing rooms is allowed. If sharing a room, all attendees must be registered on the reservation to be eligible. Note that only the primary person making the registration will be able to reference their GP number on the reservation at the time of booking. Once you receive e-mail confirmation, you can call back in and add on the second GP #.

    3. No GP# on the reservation, no promo. Pretty straight forward. J

    4. We’ve blocked some suites for upgrade auctions that will be conducted closer to the event.

    Your next question is going to be, “What’s the promo?” Hyatt is working on the final pieces of the promo. Todd hasn’t slept in 3 weeks (okay, maybe 2), and should have everything buttoned up shortly.

    Without further ado, the hotels:

    San Francisco:

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: Rate is $169 per night, single or double occupancy.

    BOOKING LINK

    PROPERTY LINK

    Houston:

    Hyatt Regency Houston: Rate is $169 per night, single or double occupancy.

    BOOKING LINK

    PROPERTY LINK


    Chicago:

    Hyatt Regency Schaumburg: Rate is $99 per night, single or double occupancy.

    BOOKING LINK

    PROPERTY LINK
     
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    PARK HYATT ZURICH INFO

    Hyatt has supplied us with the following info for PH Zurich:

    Park Hyatt Zurich is now open for booking. The StarMegaDo4 group rate for the night of November 12th using the group code G-44XG is 480 CHF (Approx. USD $480). There are three ways attendees can book:

    1. Website
    http://www.zurich.park.hyatt.com
    They can go to the website of Park Hyatt Zurich and book their room over the button "Check Availability" then Enter CORPORATE/GROUP code of G-44XG

    2. E-mail
    Guests can write an e-mail with their reservation and the block code to the following e-mail address:
    europe.reservations@hyatt.com

    3. Phone call
    Guests can directly call the number +41 43 883 1250 for their reservation with mentioning the block code.


    While this is an expensive rate relative to the others, it is over 50% off the current Hyatt Daily Rate. Zurich will not be a requirement to stay to participate in Hyatt promo’s. Guests of the Park Hyatt Zurich will be treated to a welcome reception.
     
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    Just a heads up that we have started processing wait list spots. If you're on the list, keep an eye on your inbox as we're only holding seats open for a limited time before moving down the list.
     
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    FROM OUR GOOD FRIEND TODD AT HYATT GOLD PASSPORT:

    The wait has ended. I have been busy as a bee working to get this wrapped up, and I’m excited to announce the Hyatt Gold Passport promos for SMD4. There were TONS of great suggestions submitted, many of which were highly considered. Without further ado:

    Double Your Stay Points
    In addition to our Fall promotion currently running, you will be able to participate in the SMD4 promo:
    · Checkout dates of Nov. 1st, 2012 – January 31st, 2013
    · Earn double base points for all eligible charges to your guest room during your stay

    Triple Your Dining & Spa Points
    Did you know you can earn Hyatt Gold Passport points at our restaurants and spas when you visit for a meal or spa treatment and aren’t staying the night? Now this is even more rewarding:
    · Nov. 1st, 2012 – January 31st, 2013
    · Earn triple base points on all eligible charges in participating restaurants and spas when not staying the night. Present your Hyatt Gold Passport card to your restaurant server/spa receptionist to earn points and pay for your transaction with cash or credit.
    · Visit www.hyatt.com/diningandspa for participating locations. Most Hyatt locations worldwide are expected earning benefit by the end of 2012

    Upgrade your status
    · SMD4 attendees not yet Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond members will be upgraded on Nov. 1st to Diamond status, good through February 2013.

    The final terms and conditions for the above are still being written, but here are a few things to keep in mind:
    · To participate in the above promotions you will need to register on a registration page MegaDo organizers will post to the Official Announcement thread. This will happen prior to Nov. 1st 2013
    · You must stay at each of the Hyatt host hotels during the SMD4 on the negotiated group rate. If you have not already booked your rooms, please refer to the Official Announcement thread
    · Double and triple miles will post 4-6 weeks after January 31st, 2013

    And there you have it. Here’s to another great MegaDo!
     
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    We've gotten feedback from a number of attendees that they want to begin travel home on Saturday despite also wanting to attend Cowboy Day.

    Additionally, we've been working with Star Alliance on their participation in the program and it looks like they will only be able to have an extensive amount of executives present at the European portion, even if some representatives will be available in Chicago to celebrate 15 years of stardom.

    Based on these two things, we've decided to alter Cowboy Day We will now have a Cowboy night dinner on Friday evening after the official program ends Friday afternoon. Immediately after the United event at Willis Tower ends, we’ll bus it back to the lovely Hyatt Regency Schaumburg for a short break and then head straight in to the Giddy Up Affair with a side of Star Alliance – 15 years of stardom.

    On Saturday, Cowboy day will go according to the original program, but there will be NO dinner Saturday night.

    If you’ve donated the 169 USD for Cowboy Day, you don’t need to do anything and nothing is due, please just observe the changes below.
    If you’re not happy with the program change, just send an email to tommy at milepoint dot com and I’ll refund your money.

    Friday night Program

    630PM: Registration for non – Mega DO participants opens in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.
    7PM Giddy Up Affair with a side of Star Alliance – 15 years of stardom.

    Saturday

    Brunch/ Cowboy Day program is unchanged.

    If you’ve NOT donated to participate in Cowboy Day, you have two options:

    1: If you’re planning on heading home on Saturday, you donate 99USD to participate in Friday night festivities. The proceeds of Friday go to Livestrong and the donation will be tax deductible. The amount includes open bar, food and of course extensive entertainment.

    2: If you can attend Cowboy Day Saturday, the price is still 169

    If you've already paid $169 for Cowboy Day you'll be able to attend both Friday night and Saturday, or request a refund if you're unhappy or unable to participate in the new program.

    Thank y’all for understanding.


    To make your selections, click here: http://ftuevent.ticketbud.com/smd4-cowboy-day
     
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    THE OFFICIAL MEGA DO BRANDED COWBOY HAT IS HERE!!


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    A good quality cowboy hat with the SMD4 logo on it is a must.

    The hats come in 2 colors: Black and Beaver, they come in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL

    Please get your order in before October 17th as these hats are custom made.

    Your hat will be handed out with your lanyard at the Hyatt SFO

    Get your hat today! https://ftuevent.ticketbud.com/official-smd-cowboy-hats-with-exclusive-smd-branding-unisex

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    There are no returns or exchanges.
     
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    Folks,

    United has generously given us some really exciting opportunities to bid on. The auction will benefit all the MegaDO official charities, including the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.

    Auctions will be open till October 20th at 12 noon central time.

    Be one of only 3 participating in a once in a lifetime 747 experience! (3 available)

    Be one of only 3 participants getting a very exclusive behind the scenes nose to tail tour of a 747 by one of United’s Chief pilots, Cal Janacek, while on the ground at ORD. See all the behind the scenes part of the aircraft no one gets to experience, all explained to you by a world class United Pilot.
    Also, included in the experience, you get to be the one of only 3 passengers that gets to take a taxi ride around the airport on a 747 in any seat you prefer, except the cockpit (sorry we tried)!


    Get a full hour of 777 or A320 simulator time at United's facility in Denver. (4+4 available)

    Get a real simulator experience hosted in Denver. Get instructions and a crash course before stepping in and spending a full hour in a 777 or A320 simulator in Denver.

    4 winners will get a 777 experience and 4 winners will get an A320 experience.

    The sim time will need to be scheduled in advance and travel to Denver is NOT included.

    So there you have it. Happy bidding!

    TO BID, GO TO THIS THREAD: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/united-related-auction.47927/
     
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    Folks,

    The Star MegaDO blogging team is blogging live on megado.com

    Melinda and Summer are rocking and rolling throughout the event here: http://megado.com/blogs/
     
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