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IHG Chase Offer: Save 10% At Select Brands (Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites & Candlewood Suites)

IHG Chase Offer

There’s a new and targeted Chase Offer that’s offering a 10% statement credit at four IHG brands – Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites. The Deal Earn 10% back on your IHG stay when you spend $100 or more at the following brands: Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express Staybridge Suites Candlewood Suites Key Terms Expires September 27, 2019. Maximum cashback of $38. Offer valid one time only. Complete payment for your…

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LifeMiles Award Sale: Save 7-31% On Select Routes Worldwide (Plus Buy LifeMiles With Up To 145% Bonus)

EVA Air business class hors d'oeuvres

Avianca has launched an award sale that can save you 7-31% on select Star Alliance routes worldwide. Discounted awards are available in economy, business and first class, with the average discount ranging from 10-15%. In addition to that, Avianca is currently selling LifeMiles with a bonus of up to 145% which could be a good way to boost your account balance to book some of these awards if that represents good value for you. The…

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Why I like Marriott resort fees as a percent of room rate

I really like the Inn at Bay Harbor, in northern Michigan.  The standard award price for this hotel is 35K points, which makes it a perfect place to spend those 35K free night certificates that come annually with a number of Marriott credit cards (at least until Peak pricing ruins everything). In general, I hate resort fees.  With all else equal, I’d prefer to book awards with Hyatt or Hilton, neither of which charges resort…

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New Hyatt promo: double or triple points

Hyatt has announced its newest promotion: get either double points at most Hyatt brands and triple points at Hyatt Place properties beginning with your second qualifying stay during the promotional period. The Deal Get double World of Hyatt points on eligible spend at “over 500 Hyatt hotels and resorts, 10 plus participating M life Rewards destinations, and more than 200 participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels” for stays between September 15, 2019 and December 15, 2019. Get triple…

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New Delta routes to Tokyo Haneda airport available

Delta put many new routes on sale today to and from Tokyo Haneda airport. That’s good news for those traveling to and from Tokyo as Haneda is much more convenient for accessing Tokyo — and it meant at least a temporary glut of award space that was available via Virgin Atlantic for 60K miles each way. While I don’t see much availability now, it’s worth keeping your eye out if you have hopes to visit…

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Twenty 500-mile upgrades & fast track to AA status via targeted offer

American Airlines Planes

A reader sent us a tip yesterday that he and and his wife both received offers to fast track to American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status that sounded pretty interesting as the offer included twenty 500-mile upgrades form the outset just for registering. Here is the text of the email — note that I’m adding strikeout text where I think it belongs since the text as copied by reader Mark didn’t include it: You’ve been exclusively selected to…

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$100 back on $500 at select Marriott brands

There is a new (targeted, but widely available) Amex Offer out today good for $100 back via statement credit when you spend $500 or more at select Marriott Bonvoy luxury brands. This one is good at the higher-end brands, though you may be able to lock in the savings to use at other brands by buying a gift card at one of the included brands if you’re able to find one that sells gift cards at the…

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Conrad Bora Bora vs St. Regis Bora Bora: Which was better?

Fair warning: this post is going to be long. After spending the past week in Bora-Bora, I can unequivocally say that it was the most stunningly beautiful place I have seen in my travels to ~60 different countries (so much so that I’ll have a separate post that is much less content-heavy and mostly full of pictures of some of the scenic beauty you can expect here). Everyone looks for something different out of their…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Flash Sale: US To UK For 20,000 SkyMiles Round Trip + Taxes/Fees

Delta award sale NYC-LON Jan-Feb

Delta has launched a new flash sale on award trips to the UK. The headline rates are excellent with flights to the UK from only 20,000 SkyMiles round trip, but taxes and fees make this a little less enticing. The Deal Book award flights from the UK on Delta from 20,000 SkyMiles round trip. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Must book flights by September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts Miles-wise, this is…

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