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Hilton devaluation? 120K “standard” rooms at new Maldives property

Has Hilton devalued its nonexistent award chart? If the new Waldorf-Astoria property opening this year in the Maldives is an indication, it might. “Standard” rooms at this property are now available for booking — for 120,000 Hilton points per night. While that’s exciting on the one hand in the sense that it’s a great value compared to paid rates (and considering how often you can buy Hilton points cheaply), on the other hand it’s a huge increase…

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Bon Voyage, Marriott. Last-minute checklist before Bonvoy

Bon Voyage, Marriott Rewards. Hello, Bonvoy. Marriott Rewards as we know it will cease to exist on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. In its place, we’ll get Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty program covering the combined Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs. Here’s how you can prepare. Screen shot everything A great ongoing piece of advice for your life is to screen shot everything. By that, I mean to take pictures of key web pages.…

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Last Chance Cards: Marriott/SPG cards being pulled, Southwest offer ending

This post is a reminder that the coming days are your last chance ever to sign up for a couple of the cards from the Marriott portfolio, while the limited-time welcome offer for a Southwest Companion Pass with a single credit card is set to end on Monday. Read on for a summary of key dates and info. Last chance ever on two Marriott cards Both the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business card and Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American…

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(EXPIRED) Up to 40% off awards to Tahiti (must book today, econ only)

United is offering up to 40% off on economy class award tickets to Tahiti depending on your elite / cardholder status. Note that this sale is only available until 11:59pm on 2/8/19 in the local time of your airport of origin — so you only have a few hours to take advantage of this one, but if you can take advantage the savings is potentially worth it. The Deal Save up to 40% on economy class award tickets to/from Tahiti with United…

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Bonus miles with Alaska, AA, and United Airlines shopping portals

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping, American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping, and United Mileage Plus Shopping are all offering shopping portal bonuses starting today and valid for purchases through February 17, 2019. All three are running the same deal: Spend $200 by February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, get 400 bonus miles. That’s an extra 2 miles per dollar if you spend exactly $200, so be sure to factor that in when comparing portals. Links to the offers (click the airline…

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Comparing Hyatt in Hawaii: Kauai vs Maui

Over the past couple of weeks, I had the chance to enjoy some time in Hawaii, which is truly one of my favorite destinations in the world. I recently said that before I went to Hawaii for the first time years ago, I imagined it to be like a celebrity crush: easy on the eyes, but you’re probably not going to fall in love. Of course, I was wrong and Hawaii turned out to be…

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Stack to fly Turkish business class from 26K ThankYou points to/from Europe

Turkish Airlines is running a great “30th anniversary” promotion that matches well with the Current point transfer bonus from Citi to Turkish Airlines (See: Citi ThankYou: 25% Transfer Bonus To Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles): take 30% off award tickets between select US cities and Europe for February travel. You can stack the two deals to get business class to Europe from 26,000 Citi ThankYou points one way (plus fuel surcharges). The Deal Get 30% off on award…

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Hilton’s junky new Points Explorer tool isn’t always accurate

Hilton announced a new tool yesterday called “Points Explorer”. See the tool at this link. Since Hilton has variable pricing instead of an award chart, this tool purportedly shows you a range from the fewest number of points necessary to the maximum for any hotel in the portfolio. That could theoretically be helpful since you would know the best “deal” when you see it. Except it doesn’t work. Still, I think it has the potential…

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Earn 1.5K AA or 1K Aeroplan miles per Choice Hotels stay 2/1-3/31

Choice Hotels is out with a promotion to earn 4x or 6x bonus miles on hotel stays from February 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. That means you’ll earn either 1,000 Aeroplan miles per stay or 1500 American Airlines miles per stay. The Deal Get either 1,000 Aeroplan miles per stay or 1,500 American Airlines miles per stay at Choice Privileges properties between 2/1/19 and 3/31/19 when you choose the appropriate airline’s mileage currency as your…

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