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Hertz Devalues Points With Immediate Effect – 50-70% Devaluation In Some Instances

Hertz loyalists have just been Bonvoyed. Anyone holding Hertz points due to their previously great value might now be ruing saving them up as they’ve been devalued overnight, up to 70% in some cases. I rarely have to rent a car, so I’m not too familiar with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. My knowledge of it has been largely comprised of people raving about how much the points are worth. Be sure to check out Brian’s…

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American Airlines Award Sale: Fly Business Class To Europe For Less

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American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as that might not represent the best use of your miles. The Deal Book business class AAnytime awards to Europe from 85,000 miles this summer on American Airlines. Key Terms Expiry date unknown. Quick Thoughts As Lucky at OMaaT notes, business class…

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Walmart: Get 10% Off Uber eGift Cards

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Walmart.com is offering a 10% discount on three denominations of Uber gift cards, meaning you can save on up to $350 worth. The Deal Buy the following denominations of Uber gift cards for 10% off from Walmart.com: $25 $50 $100 Key Terms Limit 2 per denomination. Quick Thoughts While 10% off Uber gift cards probably won’t be profitable for reselling unless you have access to great rates, it’s a good discount for personal use. With…

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Can MGM free nights be Hyatt qualifying nights?

World of Hyatt and MGM have a partnership that allows some reciprocal benefits. One key benefit for World of Hyatt members is that nights spent at MGM resorts count towards Hyatt status, which means that they qualify for promotions and for earning Hyatt points. That can be great since some MGM properties can be really cheap — sometimes under $30 per night (plus a ~$35 resort fee), so it can be a cheap way to…

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Marriott double elite nights being offered again [Targeted]

Marriott Bonvoy is once again offering a faster path to elite status for some members: emails are being sent out offering double elite night credits on paid stays. This offer is targeted. I would assume that to mean that only those with little / no stay activity to be eligible, but Stephen Pepper was targeted despite being on the verge of Platinum status already this year, so it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible.…

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Book Southwest through Chase Ultimate Rewards again

According to reports over the weekend, Southwest Airlines flights can once again be booked with Chase Ultimate Rewards points. While Southwest flights have never shown up in the UR travel booking portal, it used to be possible to book Southwest flights over the phone with an Ultimate Rewards agent using your Ultimate Rewards points. However, when Chase switched to using Expedia on the back end last year, the ability to book Southwest flights with UR…

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Hilton flash sale: up to 50% off rooms in Japan, Korea, and Guam

Hilton Honors is offering a flash sale good for “up to 50% off” room rates in Japan, Korea, and Guam for bookings by May 24th and stays through September 30, 2019. While I often find these types of sales to be kind of gimmicky and not really as good as advertised, this one actually looks like it might be quite good (even if not exactly 50% off). If you’re interested in traveling to the region…

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New InterContinental Ambassador: status you can buy

Intro InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is a single brand within the much larger International Hotel Group (IHG), the latter of which also includes brands such as Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and Kimpton Hotels.  IHG has a rewards and recognition program that spans all of these brands: IHG Rewards Club.  Confusingly, while InterContinental hotels are part of the IHG Rewards Club program, they are also part of their own program: InterContinental Ambassador.  In this post you’ll…

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Best Buy: Buy $100 Delta Or Hotels.com Gift Card & Get A $10 Best Buy eGift Card Free

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Best Buy has a gift card promotion this week where they’re offering a free $10 Best Buy eGift card when buying a $100 gift card for Delta or Hotels.com. The Deal Buy a $100 Delta or Hotels.com gift card from Best Buy and get a $10 Best Buy eGift card free. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires May 25, 2019. Limit 1??? Quick Thoughts The Hotels.com gift card part of this deal isn’t very…

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