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Booking a luxury trip with points and deals

My son has just completed high school and will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall to study computer science.  Early in his junior year his guidance counselor told him that he wouldn’t get admitted to U of M since his grades were a bit lower than U of M’s accepted student average.  Three straight A semesters later, he was admitted, and I couldn’t be more proud! When he completed classes, he had…

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$40 back on $80 at Booking.com – works for existing users

American Airlines is offering a link for $40 back on a booking of $80 or more at Booking.com. This offer has no listed expiration date that I can see, so I’m not sure how long it will be around, but it could be a good way to save a few bucks. The Deal $40 back on $80 or more at Booking.com No exclusion for existing accounts Key Terms To obtain the reward as a credit…

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Transfer SPG 1 to 3 to… Choice?

You already knew that it’s possible to transfer SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) points to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, but did you know that the same is possible with Choice?  This is another one of those Rube Goldberg approaches to miles & points, but this one actually works. When Marriott bought Starwood and let loose 1 to 3 point conversions, all kinds of great things happened.  Suddenly, top tier Marriott properties (45K…

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Rocking Fairmont credit card free nights and elite benefits

Chase’s Fairmont credit card is no longer available to new applicants, but I know that many readers signed up for the card in January when I posted: The other Chase card you should consider today.  Since my wife and I signed up for the card I’ve had a chance to study up on some of the amazing opportunities that these cards offer.  Presented below are suggestions for getting huge value from the card’s free nights…

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Upgrading Marriott Travel Packages

A couple of readers have recently reported problems with trying to upgrade their Marriott Travel Packages.  This is a quick post just to affirm that it can still be done.  I just did it.  And, as expected, upgrading or downgrading has the benefit of extending the expiration date of the certificate. If you’d like background on Marriott Travel Packages, please see: 12 things you need to know about Marriott Travel Packages. Starting from Category 1-5…

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Registration open for SPG / Ritz / Marriott Q3 Promotions

Marriott, Ritz-Calrton, and Starwood are out with new promotions that begin later this month. Registration is now open for all three with links and details below. Marriott Megabonus The Offer 2,000 points for each stay starting with your 2nd stay of the promotional period 2,000 points for each new brand with which you stay during the promotion Direct link to the promotion here Key Terms Register by August 30, 2017 Valid for stays between May 27, 2017 and September 4, 2017 Quick…

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Marriott promo: 30% off room & food and beverage in Africa and Middle East

Marriott has a nice offer with some very attractive rates in Africa and the Middle East — with 30% off room rates and 30% off food and non-alcoholic beverages. Note that the food & beverage discount applies to “participating restaurants & lounges only” and does not include room service. Still, the list of participating properties is pretty extensive — if you have an upcoming trip to the Middle East or Africa, this promo is worth a look. The…

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Tomorrow 1pm-3pm only: 15% bonus on Fairmont gift cards

Tomorrow, May 12, 2017 from 1pm-3pm, Fairmont hotels will be offering a 15% bonus on Fairmont Gift Cards. The Offer 15% bonus eGift card with the purchase of a Fairmont eGift card May 12th only from 1pm-3pm Eastern time Available in denominations from $25-$2,000 with a maximum order total of $5,000 You can buy Fairmont Gift Cards by clicking “Purchase a Gift Card” on this page: Direct link to Fairmont. Key Terms Available for 2 hours…

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Great hotel point value near LAX, and a magic mirror

The other day I stumbled upon a terrific hotel point value near LAX airport. I needed a one night stay and was looking for a good deal. I checked paid and point prices for nearly every chain. Then I found the new Cambria Hotel & Suites which was available for only 10,000 points per night. That was a surprise. Lesser brands in the area were charging more. Cambria is an upper-end brand of the mostly…

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