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How To Stay At A Hilton Hotel For Free Until April 30th

How To Stay at a Hilton Hotel For Free Hotels are expensive, except when they’re free. Today I’m going to show you how to use a limited-time promo that Hilton is running until April 30th, 2018 to stay for free, or almost free, at Category 1 Hilton properties. This hack could be a great way to explore a new city without having to pay for hotels or qualify for Hilton Gold or Diamond status for…

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Why are Marriott Travel Packages a good deal?

We recently posted a quick deal because availability for the JW Marriott Phu Quoc is wide open for 2018, and we noted that it is a great option for a 7-night Marriott Travel Package. A reader later wrote to ask a question that comes up every now and then: Why are Marriott Travel Packages a good deal? More specifically, they asked: Why do you say the Marriott Travel Package is a really good deal? Seven nights…

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How to find Hyatt Points Plus Cash Deals

Early this week we reported that Hyatt has been discounting the cash portion of their Points + Cash awards at certain properties.  It’s not clear if there is rhyme or reason to this, but at the time of this writing the deal is still happening at a few locations (Extreme Hotel Deals has been keeping their list up to date).  Normally Hyatt’s Point + Cash prices are half the normal point cost for an award…

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How do you use Chase Pay in-store?

Chase Pay at ShopRite

Recently, there have been some terrific Chase Pay promotions, a couple of which have been available in-store only (see Chase Pay: 10x at Best Buy up to $400 per card (now expired), and the Chase Pay Shop Rite offer, which is still active through February 4th. As these in-store Chase Pay promos have come around, some readers have asked how do you use Chase Pay in-store? The process is actually pretty easy. First, you need to download the Chase Pay…

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Earn 5X Membership Rewards With NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week 2018

American Express is one of the sponsors of NYC Restaurant Week. To celebrate, they’ve launched a new promotion offering 5X Membership Rewards points when using your card at participating restaurants. The Deal Earn 4X bonus Membership Rewards (for a total of 5 Membership Rewards) on purchases at restaurants that are participating in NYC Restaurant Week 2018. Key Details Must enroll here before redeeming the offer. Limit of 1,000 bonus Membership Rewards per card. As you earn…

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New 50K Southwest Premier link alive

Last week, we posted a Quick Deal noting that the signup bonuses on both the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus and the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier credit cards had increased to 50,000 points after $2,000 spend — which is terrific news for those looking to earn an easy Southwest Airlines Companion Pass early in the year so as to get maximum value from that pass (See our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass for more…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Award Deals: Domestic R/T From 12,000 SkyMiles / Direct Transcontinental From 21,000

BOS-JFK from 12,000 SkyMiles RT

There’s a new set of Delta award deals out, this time offering domestic round trip tickets from 12,000 SkyMiles and transcontinental tickets from as low as 21,000 SkyMiles. The Deal Award tickets from 6,500 each way (round-trip purchase required) Direct link to landing page Key Details Book by January 9, 2018 for travel between January 27, 2018 and March 7, 2018 Must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure Maximum stay 30 days…

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4X Fuel Points on travel gift cards at Kroger

Through 1/23/18, Kroger is offering 4X Fuel Points on select travel gift card purchases. While some of these brands can be purchased at a discount now and then, the extra fuel points might make these a decent deal if you’ve got a large tank or two to fill. The Deal Get 4x Fuel Points when you buy one of the following travel category gift cards: Disney Gift, Southwest, Delta, Carnival, Uber, Airbnb, Hyatt, Hotels.com plus Amusement Parks, Water…

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Awards wide open: JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Cat 5 Marriott

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

  About a year ago, I enjoyed a stay at one of the most unique properties I’ve seen in a chain (and an absolute gem of a Category 5 sweet spot): The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. I reviewed my stay (see: Marriott Cat 5 Sweet Spot: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa). Unfortunately, in the time since, award availability has been nearly nil (as noted by Greg in…

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