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Hilton stinks at math: book award nights separately

I noticed a curious thing this week when I was looking up some award nights: Hilton’s computers aren’t always pricing awards correctly when you look at multiple nights — and it’s not good. When looking at Hilton award availability, it might be necessary to look up (and maybe book) each night individually to get the correct price in terms of Hilton Honors points. This makes award booking more time-consuming and less transparent. Example case: a 2-night…

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Act fast if you want the Wyndham credit card offers

This morning, Greg wrote about the great promotions currently being run by Wyndham Rewards and the terrific value you can get out of the program since all hotels cost 15K per night (See: 35,000 bonus points: planning my first mattress run in years). Since there is no easy way to transfer points into Wyndham and they cap your annual point-purchasing power, the only other way to quickly amass Wyndham points is through the Wyndham Rewards…

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35,000 bonus points: Planning my first mattress run in years…

I haven’t done a mattress run in years, but I’m planning one now.  A mattress run is where you book and check in to a hotel just for the points and/or to earn status.  About 5 years ago, when Club Carlson offered 50,000 points for a one night Radisson stay my wife, son, and I each checked into cheap Radisson hotels just for the points.  We checked in, visited the room out of curiosity, and…

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$100 back on $500 at Ritz-Carlton with new Amex Offer

  There is a new Amex Offer out for $100 back on $500 or more at Ritz-Carlton. While the terms state that you must book directly through Ritz-Calrton, my experience with this exact same offer last year was that it did stack with Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts — I received the $100 back from this offer as well as a $100 resort credit and free breakfast for two, making this a pretty solid deal if used together…

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Free night anywhere with 2 stays

Wyndham Rewards has a new terrific promotion whereby you can earn enough points for a free night at any property in the world for just 2 paid stays with Masterpass. Note that you don’t have to pay with a Mastercard, just with Masterpass, the digital wallet. The Deal Get 7,500 points per stay for paying with Masterpass (up to 2 stays maximum) Direct link to promotion page Key Details Stays must be completed by October 31, 2017 (meaning you must check…

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Last Chance Deals: Twenty bucks off car rental, half off award stays, more

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This week, there are two key deals ending: an easy $20 off an Avis rental, which can be reserved for pick up and drop off by 12/31/2017, but must be reserved this week. Secondly, IHG has a sale both beginning and ending this week for half price resort properties in Mexico and the…

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Half off resort award stays in Mexico & Caribbean / Latin America with IHG

Twitter user @FlyinJaT tweeted us a picture of an upcoming IHG deal: 50% off award stays at select hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America for bookings made between August 6th and August 12th for stays from August 7th to October 27th, 2017. The Deal 50% off award stays at participating resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America Valid for bookings made between August 6th and August 12th for stays from August 7th to October 27th, 2017 Link to the promotion Quick Thoughts IHG has…

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Big bonus from Aeroplan: Great use of SPG / Marriott points

Air Canada’s Aeroplan is currently offering a historical-high 35% transfer bonus when converting hotel points into airline miles. This transfer bonus was announced a couple of weeks ago and continues through August 21, 2017. The Deal Convert hotel points into Aeroplan miles and receive a 35% more miles Ends August 21, 2017 Direct link here Best uses As a reminder, here are Aeroplan’s hotel partners: The transfer ratios from hotel programs aren’t very good for the most part. The…

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Ammo for the secret weapon: Up to 45K annually

This morning, Greg announced the addition of a new resource page: Starwood Transfers: Best, Rest, and the Secret Weapon. Spoiler alert! The Secret Weapon is Marriott and Beyond – which heralds the strength of SPG points with regard to booking Marriott stays and the strength of Marriott Rewards points when used towards Marriott Travel Packages. If you’re building towards either, you may be interested in the latest from Marriott’s social media team: the chance to…

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