Category Archives for Lodging.

The best stopover deals worldwide

A number of airlines and airports offer free tours and free lodging for those transiting through the airport on their way to somewhere else.  This can be a great way to turn an otherwise painfully long layover into a mini vacation of its own. We’ve scoured the web for the best deals, but we may have missed some.  If you know of any great stopover deals that we missed, please comment below! Istanbul: Turkish Airline’s…

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Will IHG Finally Introduce Worthwhile Status Benefits? Here’s What Might Be Offered.

IHG Elite Status

Unlike many in the points and miles world, I actually have a soft spot for IHG Rewards Club. OK, so they nixed my plan to pretty much live in 5,000 point per night PointBreaks hotels on our road trip. However, thanks to having both the old and new IHG credit cards, I get the 4th night free and 10% of my points rebated on our award stays. That means a 4 night stay at a…

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My secret weapon #40Kfaraway

Last week, Nick became the presumed favorite in the 40K to Far Away challenge when he revealed the greatest sweet spot award ever: 7.5K miles each way to Hawaii.  That deal requires Turkish Miles & Smiles miles.  And, of the three of us, only Nick can easily get those miles by transferring from Citi ThankYou points.  Neither Stephen’s Amex points, nor my Chase points are capable of transferring to Turkish. In response to Nick’s post,…

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40% back on some hotels via Dosh (some good deals)

The Dosh app is currently offering some users as much as 40% cash back on hotel bookings. While that sounded to me like it would just mean inflated rates and non-chain hotels, it looks like there are chain options and there are some very good deals possible. As with anything like this, YMMV — there are surely bad deals to be found as well (and furthermore, the beta is only available to select users for now…

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Kimpton offer: Spend $300, get $60 back

If you have Kimpton stays coming up between now and September 30, 2019, you’ll want to try to sync the latest Amex Offer for Kimpton Hotels: Spend $300 or more, get $60 back. The Deal New Amex offer out for Kimpton Hotels that’s good at any Kimpton location globally: Spend $300+, get $60 back. Find this offer in your online account or you may be able to add it via Amex Connect at this link Key Terms Expires 9/30/19…

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Grand Hyatt offer: Spend $300, get $60 back [YMMV]

There’s a new Amex Offer out today for Grand Hyatt properties in the US and US territories, Mexico, and the Bahamas: Spend $300+, get $60 back. This is obviously a really nice offer if you have any Grand Hyatt stays planned during the offer period, though it is likely possible to lock in the discount for other types of Hyatt stays as long as you have the ability to stop by the front desk at a Grand Hyatt…

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Did You Apply For The IHG Status Match? If So, Check Your Status

IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite Status

A couple of weeks ago, IHG Rewards Club launched a status match and status challenge opportunity. See: IHG Offering Status Match & Status Challenge Up To Spire Elite. If you applied for a status match but haven’t heard anything from IHG, that doesn’t necessarily mean your request has been rejected. Check your IHG Rewards Club account as you might find that you’ve already received the status upgrade. I already had Platinum status thanks to having…

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Fairmont & Sofitel Amex Offer: Spend $400 & Get $80 Back

Fairmont & Sofitel Amex Offer

There’s a new Amex Offer for Fairmont and Sofitel properties that’s offering $80 back when spending $400 or more. The Deal Spend $400 or more on room rate and room charges in a single purchase at Fairmont and Sofitel hotels and resorts and get $80 back. Key Terms Expires December 17, 2019. Offer valid only at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Sofitel Hotels and Resorts in the US, Canada and Mexico. Reservations for Fairmont Hotels…

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Earn 3x Avios on Airbnb bookings

Airbnb has partnered with British Airways Avios. You can now earn 3 Avios per dollar/pound/euro spent with AirBnB worldwide. In my opinion, that’s much better than 1 Delta SkyMile per dollar spent and probably better for most than 1 Qantas mile per Australian Dollar spent. If I were booking Airbnb stays, I’d definitely consider going through the British Airways portal. The Deal Now get 3 British Airways Avios per dollar spent on Airbnb bookings when you book through the British…

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