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Stacking 4th Night Free + BRG for big savings

Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too never tried to stack a 4th Night Free with a best rate guarantee — or at the very least, they didn’t do it at an all-inclusive where you can have as much cake as you want. Hyatt wanted $1,411 for the cheapest advance-purchase member rate for my stay at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, but I had other plans. My final cost: $863.20 all-in. That’s…

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The two better methods to book the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

This morning, I published a post looking for some reader feedback on the best of a few options to book an award stay (See: Hunting for the best redemption: Hyatt, UR, or Citi Prestige?). I got some great feedback from readers — and specifically, there were two awesome suggestions that I thought were worth pointing out as even better options than the ones I considered. Quick Review In a nutshell, I am debating a possible stay at the…

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Hunting for the best redemption: Hyatt, UR, or Citi Prestige?

Some people get into miles & points to travel more, others to travel more cheaply, and still others to travel more luxuriously. Some are drawn into this obsession hobby for the thrill of the hunt — whether a way to stack as many points as possible on the earning side or redeeming for maximum value. Of course, it gets tricky in determining which option returns maximum value, and I’ve run into a bit of a…

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The best way(s) to use 180K Thank You points

With a newborn infant (already past the newborn stage!) at home, my wife and I have been cost-cutting as of late to stay on budget. As a points-and-miles collector and blogger, one topic of discussion has been which annual fees are worth paying. With recent devaluations to the Citi Prestige card, we’ve certainly considered cancelling. That’s a bit easier said than done for me as I was granfathered in to a $350 annual fee on my…

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Citi Prestige: Weird but valuable benefits

In light of the news that Citi has reduced many of the Prestige card’s travel & purchase protections, I expect that readers are wondering whether to dump their Prestige card when the next annual fee is due.  I’m wondering the same.  First, though, it makes sense to review the Prestige card’s benefits.  Specifically, lets look at the benefits that are not readily available with other ultra-premium cards.  I bet that you’ll be surprised by a…

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Citi Prestige trip delay devaluation: from 3 hours to 6 hours

A reader reports receiving a pop-up notification when logging into her Citi account with bad news: Citi Prestige Trip Delay coverage is changing from a 3 hour minimum delay to a 6 hour minimum delay. That changes the benefit from being the best in the industry to just being as good as other premium cards. Additionally, the benefit has changed from covering you and your travel companions to you and your family members. Whereas others traveling with…

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Card art gone wrong: Where is the name of my card?

Reading Greg’s post this morning about the Marriott properties to book before the coming devaluation (See: Book these category 5 Marriott hotels before it’s too late) probably has some people reconsidering the value of their Marriott Rewards Premier credit card now that the annual free night certificate is losing a number of Category 1-5 options. That had me taking stock of my credit cards, and I couldn’t help but consider how they look, even if that isn’t…

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Citi Prestige 75K is still alive

US Credit Card Guide is reporting that the Citi Prestige 75,000 point signup bonus offer is still alive in-branch through tomorrow. You would have to go in-branch to apply and they are showing a screen shot of a marketing material showing an end date of 10/7/17, so this is truly a last call. The online offer has already changed back to no signup bonus, so if you’re looking to take advantage of a signup bonus on the…

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My $500 trip delay claim with Citi Prestige

Update: Citi is now denying claims based on a missed connection (like the one outlined in this post) unless your leg arrived more than 3 hours late. See: The Fine Print: Fighting Citi Prestige’s ‘Trip Delay’ Shenanigans for a more detailed update. Greg has recently written several posts on travel insurance offered by various premium credit cards (See: Travel Insurance Showdown: Reserve vs Prestige vs Platinum). Many cards offer what sounds like generous protection benefits on the surface, but…

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