This early year, TPG has raised money and raised awareness for a charity close to our hearts and our hearts: Rainbow Railroad, an organization dedicated to helping members of the LGBTQI+ community who are struggling with poverty. persecution in their homeland for relocation. In collaboration with Chase Sapphire, we ran a sweepstakes to see one lucky reader win a ride worth 1 million Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The grand prize winner also received one-on-one advice from Brian Kelly to plan the trip of a lifetime.
All it took to participate was a $10 donation – and TPG readers responded overwhelmingly.
By the end of the campaign, we had raised over $300,000 to support Rainbow Railroad’s work around the world. And 1 lucky reader was randomly selected to take home the grand prize.
So, how did that lucky winner spend a million Ultimate Rewards points? Read on to find out.
A dream honeymoon come true
Points and miles make many dreams come true, as our winner discovered while planning her dream honeymoon. Before winning the grand prize of 1 million Ultimate Rewards points, he was able to redeem the rewards to travel around the world as a holder Chase Sapphire Priority Card – and he was even able to give his parents points for some great trips over the years.
But on his honeymoon, he went all out.
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The newlyweds will travel to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bali and Singapore in a whirlwind adventure after their marriage. With the points earned, the couple exchanged for business class seats on Singapore Airlines as well as a few notable hotel stays. They are especially excited about their time in Mandapa, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali. In fact, they say they’ve been dreaming of forest views from the villa pool for years — and these properties are now eligible to earn and redeem Marriott points.
They also redeemed some of their points for free nights at Andaz Singapore and Park Hyatt Tokyo by deliver them to World of Hyatt.
And while we could only pick one winner, you don’t have to be a points millionaire to make at least some of these dream rewards a reality. Tags like Chase Sapphire Reserve allows you to earn hugely valuable Ultimate Rewards points that can get you one step closer to your own bucket list ride.
We are delighted that our winner has been able to take this dream trip and with what he has booked, we believe it will be an exceptional start to a happily married life of a lifetime. Of course, this was made possible thanks to his donation — as well as the support of everyone who donated to our Rainbow Railroad support campaign.
And a special thanks to the Chase Sapphire team for their incredible generosity with the grand prize. We wouldn’t be able to do this without your help.