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25x United miles on Radisson with card-linked MPX offer

The Mileage Plus X app is offering a card-linked offer to earn 25 United Mileage Plus miles per dollar spent on Radisson hotels on up to $300 spent. This expires on 9/30, so it looks like you could either use it for a stay before 9/30 OR I think you could book an advance purchase rate for arrival any time through the end of schedule — which is through *2022* and earn this return. That could be a great…

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Hilton extending status until 2022, pausing point expiration, flexible bookings

Hilton Honors has announced their plans to extend member status and pause points expiration and the news is very good: all members whose status was scheduled to be downgraded on March 31st will automatically receive an extension through March 31, 2021. Those who have 2020 status (i.e. those who earned status based on their 2019 stays) automatically receive an extension through March 31, 2022. New bookings — even those at reduced-price advance-purchase rates — will be flexible up…

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Hilton Q1 2020 Points Unlimited Promo: Earn 2,000 Points Per Stay + 10,000 Points Every 10 Nights

Hilton Q1 2020 Points Unlimited

Update 3/22/20: Due to COVID-19, Hilton has extended the promotion date from May 3 to May 31, 2020. ~ Hilton has opened registration for its Q1 2020 promotion which is called Points Unlimited. It rewards you with bonus points for every stay, along with additional bonus points for every 10 nights you stay during the promotion period. The Deal Earn 2,000 bonus points for every stay, plus 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights you…

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My Top 10 Category 1 & 2 Hotels In The US

Hyatt Place Austin Round Rock

If you only get to go on vacation once or twice a year for a few days at a time, it can make sense to save up your hotel points and redeem them for luxury properties so that you can maximize your enjoyment at the destination. My wife and I take a different approach though. We’ve lived in hotels and Airbnbs for the past 2.5 years or so, so we usually only redeem points for…

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Earn 10% Back At Many Hilton Brands With Targeted BankAmeriDeal/Chase Offer

Hilton Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

In addition to the Chase Offer (and possibly BankAmeriDeal) for Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn stays, there’s a targeted offer that’s good at most Hilton brands but which specifically excludes Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn. The Deal Earn 10% cashback on your Hilton stay when you spend $200 or more with targeted BankAmeriDeal (and possibly Chase Offer). Key Terms Expires April 14, 2020. Maximum $50 cash back. Offer only valid at Hilton Hotels…

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Hampton Inn/Hilton Garden Inn Chase Offer/BankAmeriDeal: Save 10% On $150-$400 Stay (Targeted)

Hampton Inn by Hilton sign logo

There’s a new – and targeted – Chase Offer that’s offering 10% cashback as a statement credit when paying for a Hampton Inn or Hilton Garden Inn stay. The Deal Earn 10% back on your stay at Hampton by Hilton or Hilton Garden Inn when you spend $150 or more. Key Terms Expires April 14, 2020. Must spend $150 or more. Maximum statement credit of $40. Offer only valid at Hampton by Hilton and Hilton…

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AA SimplyMiles: Earn 3x AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar On IHG Reservations

SimplyMiles IHG 3x

The American Airlines SimplyMiles card-linked program has a great new offer available if you have an IHG stay coming up in the next six weeks. They’re offering 3 miles per dollar spent at IHG properties when paying with a Mastercard linked to your SimplyMiles account which is great seeing as IHG credit cards are Mastercards. Even better, this will stack with portal cashback and IHG’s latest promotion, making any upcoming stay particularly rewarding. The Deal…

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Marriott shows rates with taxes and ALL fees (price transparency checkbox)

I stumbled upon something really cool last week.  Sometime recently (I don’t know when), Marriott added a new price transparency checkbox to their web-based property search.  Checking this box changes the display to show prices with taxes and resort fees included.  This is an awesome step in the right direction. In an ideal world, all-in pricing would be the default view, but with competitors not yet matching this feature it’s understandable why Marriott has made…

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(Big update: Delayed to 2021) Hyatt devaluation: peak & off-peak pricing in 2020

Update 3/13/20: Running With Miles has reported an awesome change of heart from Hyatt: they will delay the introduction of peak and off-peak pricing for award stays until 2021. Those changes were set to go into effect on March 22nd but surely in light of reduced demand across the board Hyatt has decided to delay the introduction. Furthermore, only five properties will change categories this month. Direct link to more information The five hotels which will change category on…

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