If your name isn’t on the wall, here’s why it should be

Is your name on the wall?

If you’re reading this, then it should be.
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Today is your day

If you’ve ever read something useful on this site that allowed you to make a more enlightened consumer purchase, today is your day.
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Join the cause and get a set of wheels for the weekend, new luggage … and more!


You’re the reason I publish this consumer advocacy website. And twice a year, I share some of the love by giving away lots of cool premiums from my corporate underwriters.
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Don’t you dare read this story!


They don’t want you to read this. They don’t want you to get involved. They want you to be ignorant.
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Meet the underwriters: Florida Vacation Auction

Sal Dickinson is the president of Florida Vacation Auction, and he inaugurates our “Meet the underwriters” feature today. Our underwriters support the consumer advocacy you see on this site, and I’m grateful to every one of them for helping make the travel industry a better place. If you’re interested in becoming a corporate underwriter, here’s more information.

What is Florida Vacation Auction?

FloridaVacationAuction.com is a Florida-exclusive travel auction site with weekly auctions on hotels, resorts, B&Bs, vacation homes and attractions tickets as well as 24/7 buy-direct promotional offers. We are the official auction partner of Visit Florida and are Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating.
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Thanks to your help, consumer advocacy isn’t extinct yet

These aren’t the best of times to be in journalism. Budgets are being slashed. Writers are being let go. Makes me feel like a dinosaur on the verge of extinction.

But there are exceptions to every rule, and thanks to you, this site has survived.

There’s a reason why: Every day, with your help, I advocate for consumers. You won’t find anything else quite like Elliott.org, online or offline. Your comments, tips and financial support keep this blog operational as an independent voice for travelers.

I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge everyone for their help. By the way, there’s still time to become an underwriter this summer. Here’s how.
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