Category Archives for Nights.

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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St. Regis Amex Offer: Spend $500+ And Get $100 Back

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

A new Amex Offer for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts appeared yesterday which is offering $100 back when spending $500 or more on room rate and room charges. Before booking anything, note that this is only for properties in the US, US territories, Canada and Mexico. The Deal Spend $500+ on room rate and room charges at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and get $100 back. Key Terms Expires May 31, 2019. Offer valid only…

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Grand Hyatt Kauai: a great guest of honor stay and great redemption

What I love about collecting points is using them to enjoy travel experiences that I wouldn’t otherwise have. I recently spent 10 days in Hawaii, which I split over stays at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, Andaz Maui, and Hyatt Regency Maui thanks to the ability to use points. While earning points is a lot of fun in its own right, the real purpose of earning them is to be able to burn (use) them for…

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Transfer bonus to Hilton from Membership Rewards [Targeted / YMMV]

American Express Membership Rewards is offering a targeted (and variable) transfer bonus to Hilton Honors. In the Frequent Miler family, we’ve seen 10%-30% bonuses. YMMV as to whether or not you are targeted / find value in this one, though I think most should probably pass on this one (see more below). The Deal Amex Membership Rewards is offering targeted transfer bonuses of anywhere from 10%-30% when transferring to Hilton Honors. The usually ratio is 1,000 Membership…

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Free night after 2 stays w/ Best Western

Best Western is offering a promotion to earn a free night voucher (valid at any property in the US, Canada, or Caribbean islands) when you stay 2 times between February 4, 2019 and April 14, 2019. You must register before completing your stays. The free night certificate is only valid for 60 days though, so you’ll need to go in with a plan for how to use it if you plan to participate in this promotion. The…

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La Quinta Makes Negative Change To Pet Policy – Properties Can Now Charge A Pet Fee

Truffles Pepper

La Quinta has announced a change to their policies and it’s a negative one if you ever stay at their properties with your dog. One of La Quinta’s unique selling points has long been that it’s a pet-friendly chain. Not only that, but they didn’t charge a pet fee. That can offer huge savings, especially if you’re traveling with a dog and just need somewhere to stay for one night. I’ve found that the majority…

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Hilton Mexico Amex Offer: Spend $500+ & Get $100 Back

Hilton Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

In addition to the latest Kimpton Amex Offer, there’s a new targeted Hilton Amex Offer for their properties in Mexico. This one might therefore have limited appeal – especially with a higher than average spend requirement – but it could save you up to 20% if you’re planning a paid vacation in Mexico. The Deal Spend $500+ on room rate and room charges at Hilton brand properties in Mexico and get $100 back. Key Terms…

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New Kimpton Amex Offer: Spend $300 & Get $60 Back (Targeted)

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle.

There’s a new Kimpton Amex Offer that’s offering $60 back when spending $300. The length of this offer coincides with their Q1 promotion, so this might provide an opportunity to save 20% while completing one or more of your promotion tasks. The Deal Spend $300+ on room rate and room charges at Kimpton Hotels and get $60 back. Key Terms Expires May 1, 2019. Offer valid for stays only at Kimpton hotel locations in the…

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