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Save On Skiing Hotels: Up To 30% Off, 1k Starpoints & $25 Resort Credit

SPG skiing accommodation

If you took advantage of the recent Amex Offer for Steamboat Ski Resort, there’s a new SPG promotion to help you save money on accommodation there and some other SPG properties at ski resorts. The Deal Book a stay at one of four villa resorts in Avon or Steamboat Springs and save up to 30%. You’ll also receive 1,000 Starpoints and a $25 resort credit per stay. Key Details Book by January 22, 2018 for…

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Negative change to IHG Best Rate Guarantee

InterContinental New York Barclay

IHG has changed the terms of their Best Rate Guarantee — and it’s bad news. No more free night with IHG BRG IHG has long had a pretty generous Best Rate Guarantee — if you find a better rate on the same room, the first night of your stay is free. If you are on a one-night stay, then you get yourself a free night. This could be particularly good if you were to find a better rate on…

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Seven ways to secure a Southwest Companion Pass without flying

If you want to be free to fly around the country (and slightly beyond), with a friend, the best deal around is the Southwest Companion Pass.  The deal is simple: earn 110,000 Southwest points in one calendar year and you’ll get a Companion Pass valid for the rest of that year and all of the next year.  While the Companion Pass is valid, it can be used an unlimited number of times.  Simply book a…

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Hilton program changes: a net win

This morning, Greg wrote a post about whether or not you should cancel your Hilton card ahead of the big changes coming to the credit card lineup (See: Should you cancel your Hilton card before January 18th?). The credit cards aren’t the only big change coming for Hilton Honors — Hilton has announced some changes to the Hilton Honors loyalty program. When programs announce changes, they almost always present poor value. In this case, Hilton has…

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Caesar’s promotion: Earn Diamond status in 15 nights

Caesar’s Total Rewards is out with an interesting promotion that might be an easy way to fast-track to Caesar’s Diamond status through tier points. There is a (potentially targeted) email offer going out to earn 1,000 tier points per night on qualifying stays. Since Diamond status requires 15,000 points, you would need 15 (potentially very cheap) nights to earn the tier points necessary to qualify. I didn’t receive an email on this promotion, but Michael at…

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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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Secret Marriott cards, and how to get them

Chase advertises two Marriott cards: Marriott Rewards Premier ($85 per year) and Marriott Rewards Premier Business ($99 per year). The cards vary in a few details, but they’re very similar.  Both offer: An annual category 1-5 free night (beginning with your first card anniversary); 15 nights credit per year towards elite status; and 1 night credit towards elite status with each $3,000 spend.  And while both offer bonus categories, neither is a good choice for…

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From $18 + 2500 points: Hyatt Cash & Points rates cut at some properties

EDIT: This Quick Deal appears to be expired for the US properties originally listed, although there are still properties in India that can be booked at the lower Cash & Points rates. Last night, Extreme Hotel Deals reported a great deal at some Hyatt properties, with Points + Cash rates displaying with reduced prices on the cash portion. I assumed this was likely an IT glitch and would be fixed (my past experience booking Points + Cash anomalies has…

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