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Radisson Rewards Pausing Points Expiration & Adding Elite Night/Stay Rollover

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Radisson Rewards has sent out an email to members today listing their updated COVID-19 policies regarding status, expiration of free night certificates and more. While some of those policies were already in place, they've...
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Hotel Indigo Amex Offer: Spend $200 & Get $40 Back

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We've recently seen Amex Offers for IHG's brands of InterContinental and Kimpton which offer savings of up to 20%. There's now a new Amex Offer for another of IHG's brands - this time it's...

Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Card (now with a dash of aspiration)

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The Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Card just got interesting.  It has long been a solid choice for those who can make good use of the card's free night certificates, but now Radisson has thrown...
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New Kimpton Secret Password (Ends 9/25/20)

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A few times a year, Kimpton has a secret password that gets you a special treat if you mention the password (or phrase) when checking in. The new Kimpton secret password was released a...
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Wyndham & MGM Brands Have Returned To Visa SavingsEdge – Earn 4-5% Cashback

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Back in March, a lot of hotel chains and other retailers paused their affiliate programs due to COVID-19 which meant they disappeared from shopping portals. For similar reasons, Wyndham hotel brands and MGM Resorts properties...
Marriott Summer Fall Promo 2020

New Marriott Promo: Earn 2,500 Bonus Points Per Stay + 1 Time 5,000 Bonus...

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It's been a couple of months since they've had a promotion running, but Marriott has finally returned with a new bonus points offer. Unless you'll be booking one night stays though, their new offer isn't...

[Update: Working again] Radisson standard awards not available (but e-certs work)

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Update 8/15/20: This appears to be resolved as I am now finding standard award room availability in both the US and abroad whether using points or e-certificates. ~~ We had an interesting report in our Frequent...

Get 50K Choice points + free night with $500 all-inclusive booking

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Choice Privileges is out with an interesting promotion for some of their all-inclusive resorts: make a booking at select all-inclusive resorts costing $500 or more by September 30, 2020 and complete your stay by...

Bottom Line Reviews

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I hate writing reviews.  And, I hate reading reviews too.  But reviews can be useful.  For these reasons, we've been writing "bottom line reviews."  These are short reviews containing our overall summary at the...

The Best Points-bookable Hotels in the World (Updated w/ Point Values)

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Travel & Leisure recently published their World's Best Awards for 2020. Using survey data, they rated the world's best destinations, airlines, resorts, etc. For this post, I targeted The Top 100 Hotels in the...

Top tier status via Chase’s IHG transfer bonus

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Last week we reported that Chase is offering a 60% bonus for transferring Ultimate Rewards points to IHG.  This deal is valid through the end of August.  Nick described this as a terrible deal. ...

Ventana Big Sur during the pandemic — a reader’s experience

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It's no secret that my wife and I absolutely loved our stay at Hyatt's Ventana Big Sur.  But... we stayed before the pandemic changed everything, and before Ventana Big Sur became all-inclusive.  What is...
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Hyatt 15%/25% Points Rebates From Current Promo Posting Within A Week

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Good news if you were planning on taking advantage of Hyatt's summer 2020 promotion which is offering a 15% or 25% points rebate when redeeming points - I received a rebate from my recent...

Save at Kimpton, InterContinental with new Amex Offers

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There are new Amex Offers out today for Kimpton and Intercontinental properties. These could be useful if you're buying Ambassador status as noted below. The Deal There are new Amex offers out today for Kimpton and InterContinental as follows: Kimpton: Spend...

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