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By Deal or Destination? How do you travel?

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When planning a vacation, do you decide your destination and then look for travel deals? Or, does the travel deal determine your destination?  This question has been on my mind lately as I've been...

(EXPIRED) Hotels.com lottery-like promo: $1500 in gift cards & an epic robe for $150...

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Hotels.com has a crazy promo coming up on Friday that is akin to getting a winning lottery ticket or getting struck by lighting, but ten people are going to get zapped on Friday at...

Park Hyatt Zanzibar Royal Residence for 30K points per night

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Following my post "Most exciting Hyatt premium suites bookable with points in the US," I've been researching the most exciting bookable-with-points premium suites outside the US.  While I'm wrapping up that research I thought...
Ventana Big Sur Alila Hyatt California Big Sur House Breakfast

World of Hyatt Complete Guide

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World of Hyatt is, by far, my favorite hotel loyalty program.  Points are easy to earn (largely through their partnership with Chase), and Hyatt's generous award chart makes it possible to get huge value...

(EXPIRED) Marriott: 15% off gift cards for 5 days (7/20 – 7/24/20)

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Marriott is once again offering a discount on gift cards for those members in the US and Canada: get 15% off when you purchase Marriott Bonvoy gift cards from 7/20/20-7/24/20. While not quite as generous as the...

Most exciting Hyatt premium suites bookable with points in the US

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Last week we learned that it is now possible to use points to book Hyatt suites online.  This makes it easier than ever before to find the most exciting Hyatt premium suites bookable with...
Swimming pool at the Hyatt Regency Bali

How To Use Hyatt’s Guest Of Honor Globalist Benefit

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World of Hyatt's Globalist status is probably the most sought after status of any of the main hotel chains thanks to its generous benefits that can do much to enhance your stays. Somewhat ironically, its...

InterContinental Ambassador: elite status you can buy [Use Free Night at Kimpton: Any day...

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Update 7/17/2020: Bald Thoughts informs us that Intercontinental Ambassador elite status' Free Weekend Night can now be used at Kimpton hotels any day of the week. Update 7/11/2020: Intercontinental Ambassador elite status' Free Weekend Night...

Wyndham: Stay 2 nights, get 7500 points (stacks with 2000-point promo)

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Wyndham Rewards is offering a promo to stay 2 nights and earn 7,500 bonus points when you register and complete your stay by September 10th, 2020. This stacks on top of the current offer to...

Marriott Homes & Villas. A great path to elite status?

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I recently posted the fact that many people are closer than ever to earning meaningful Marriott Elite status (Platinum status or higher) thanks to pandemic inspired bonus elite nights that have been deposited into...
IHG Summer 2020 Promo

IHG Summer 2020 Promo: Earn Up To 4x Points Per Stay

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Update 7/16/20: When this promotion launched last month, it was restricted to US residents only. IHG has now seen the light and opened it up to all IHG Rewards Club members worldwide. h/t Loyalty...

American & JetBlue partner up (no word on award booking)

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American Airlines and JetBlue today announced a partnership. This could get interesting if it leads to reciprocal award redemption, though at the moment we only know for sure about plans to code share. American announced...

(EXPIRED) Australia in business class: decent April 2021 availability

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At this point, it's anyone's guess as to when Australia will reopen its borders to foreign tourists and even more uncertain whether Americans will be among those welcome to visit when they do. However,...

Hyatt allows booking suites online with points!

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Hyatt has long allowed booking standard suites with points, but only by calling or messaging with Hyatt.  More recently Hyatt expanded beyond just standard suites and added the ability to book premium suites with...

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