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Do the negatives outweigh positives in the new Marriott program?

After reading some of the rumors in advance of Monday’s Marriott announcement, I commented to Greg that I was excited about going to the Marriott event in New York to find out how they would put a positive spin on it if all of the rumors were true (going revenue based, eliminating transfers to airlines, etc). I think I went into the event with a healthy bit of skepticism. I found myself pleasantly surprised by…

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$10 off Casino and Travel Loyalty conference Zorkfest

If you like to lay a wager now and then, you might be interested in checking out Zorkfest 2018, which is a conference covering everything from gambling strategies & tips to leveraging loyalty programs and miles & points. I haven’t ever attended Zorkfest, but the list of speakers includes a number of familiar faces from the miles & points world. ZorkFest founder Micheal Trager reached out with an offer for $10 off for Fequent Miler readers…

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New Hyatt fast track [Targeted]

Hyatt is once again offering a fast track to Globalist status “lite” for employees of select corportations. I’m not aware of a list of qualifying companies, but it’s worth checking with your travel department or perhaps trying your company email to see if your company is included if you have upcoming Hyatt stays planned and can take advantage of the offer. The Deal Complimentary Explorist status trial offer for employees of certain corporations with an excelerated path…

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The huge wins in yesterday’s Marriott announcement

The sky didn’t fall yesterday; on the contrary, it’s the award prices at some of the most aspirational SPG properties that will fall during a brief window of opportunity later this year. Marriott’s newly announced unified program was highly anticipated, with many longtime SPG enthusiasts fraught with trepidation over the unknown future of the combined program in part due to the rumors swirling about Marriott’s intentions. In the end, most of the changes turned out to…

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Improved Southwest rebooking: easily see if prices went up or down

Southwest is unique in its change policies in that you can change your flight at any time and either pay just the difference in price or receive a refund/travel credit if the price drops — even if you paid in Southwest Rapid Rewards points. While that policy has been awesome, it’s been kind of annoying if you have a lot of Southwest bookings as you had to hunt around a bit to figure out what you…

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NYC to Paris or London from $99 OW / $283 RT – travel light

Cheap flights to Paris

Primera Air is having a fare sale to Paris and London, with one way tickets from $99 and round trip tickets from $283. The Deal Newark EWR to Paris CDG from $99 one way or $283 round trip Newark EWR to London STN from $99 one way or $312 round trip Boston BOS to London STN from $99 one way or $312 round trip Key Terms One carry-on item and one personal item included. Checked baggage,…

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IHG Accelerate 2018 Q2 registration available

The 2018 IHG Accelerate Q2 promotion is now available for registration. IHG’s latest version of the Accelerate promo will once again feature targeted offers that differ by member and is valid for stays from May 1st through July 31st, 2018. Click the picture below or the link under “the deal” to log in and check for your offer. The Deal 2018 IHG Accelerate Q2 promotion registration is live Direct link to log in and check for…

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(EXPIRED) $30/day Avis rentals at 1pm Eastern 4/13

Today (Friday, April 13th) at 1pm Eastern time, Daily Getaways will be offering one of the few deals that looks almost universally good: Avis 1-day car rentals for $30 (President’s Club membership will also be available for $750). While there are certainly times when you can rent a car for less than $30 per day, there are also plenty of times when it would represent a nice discount over normal rates. Note the restrictions below before…

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Look to Greyhound for hotel deals (yes, Greyhound)

Greyhound offers special member-only hotel deals for those signed up for Greyhound’s loyalty program (yeah, they have that… who knew?).  I’ve posted about this before (see: Excellent hotel discounts via… Greyhound), but this is the first time I’ve taken advantage of it. I wanted to book a stay at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.  Hyatt’s member rate was advertised as $254, but it was really $288.41 after taxes. Their government rate was slightly better at…

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