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Premium routes with wide open awards

UPDATE 3/20/20: I’ve added Qatar flights from North America to the list. Business class awards are wide open in January and February 2021!  I’ve also added United flights to Israel which are wide open this summer through September.  San Francisco to Tel Aviv via United is wide open in January and Feb 2021. One of the many weird things about life under COVID-19, for me, is that I don’t have any travel plans.  I can’t…

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Hilton Hawaii Amex Offer: Spend $1,000 & Get $200 Back

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki

A new Amex Offer appeared a few days ago for Hilton properties in Hawaii that can save you up to 20% on your stay. This can be stacked with other offers like the Hilton Aspire resort credit to save even more. The Deal Spend $1,000+ on room rate and room charges at Hilton brand hotels in Hawaii and get $200 back. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires June 30, 2020. Offer valid only at…

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Build your own Hawaii vacation package with 2 credit cards

Hawaii vacation: when you hear those two words, what comes to mind? Palm trees, pineapples, coconuts, sandy beaches, waterfalls, mountains, luscious scenery and more I’m sure. For the majority of people, another word also comes to mind: expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way thanks to award travel. In fact, one new credit card welcome bonus could cover four round trip tickets to Hawaii in economy class. One additional credit card could cover five…

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Hawaii tip: Cat 4 Hyatt in Maui now bookable

As I was looking through Category 4 Hyatt locations, I stumbled on one that recently became bookable with Hyatt points: Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is a Destination Hotel that is now bookable with 15,000 Hyatt points per night or a Cat 1-4 Hyatt free night certificate. While you will not get any Globalist benefits when staying (i.e. no free breakfast, no room upgrade, parking ?), the location is appealing for those who want to be near the…

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[Now Cat 5 30K-40K] A 25K Kauai Hawaii Marriott worth booking today for a later stay

Hawaii continues to be one of my favorite destinations in the world.  And Kauai, in particular, is my favorite island.  It’s simply drop-dead gorgeous everywhere you look. Now, here’s a tip from a reader that will especially appeal to those with 25K Marriott free night certificates or category 1-4 travel package certificates. There is a 25K per night property in Kauai that is awful at the moment, but may be great (or at least pretty…

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(EXPIRED) Amex to Marriott 30% transfer bonus through 10/31/19

American Express is offering card members a 30% bonus when transferring from Membership Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy. With the 30% bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will result in 1,300 Marriott Bonvoy points. The Deal 30% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy. I believe this offer is open to everyone with Membership Rewards points, but please let us know if the offer doesn’t appear on your account. Key Terms Expires 10/31/2019.…

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Ideas for awesome Delta Vacations

If you have Delta SkyMiles, this week (through Friday 9/6/19) is the time to spend those miles.  Delta Vacations has extended their incredible promotion in which miles are worth 2 cents each towards vacation packages.  In many cases this means that you can purchase airfare, lodging, and sometimes even rental car and activities for less than you would normally pay in miles for the flight alone!  Even better, you’ll earn miles for these flights!  To…

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Hacking vacation packages, debating Hawaii, and more

This week Nick is vacationing in Bora Bora.  On our weekly FM on the Air, he compares the Conrad to the St Regis Bora Bora.  Which is better?  He also talks pros and cons of Hawaii vs. Bora Bora.  Next, we talked vacation packages and shared tips for getting the most out of them.  Finally, I talked live with a Delta Vacations rep to find out if the SkyMiles deal of the year has been…

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Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu (Kauai, Hawaii)

I recently spent a week at the Koloa Landing Resort, Autograph Collection in Poipu, Kauai.  Some will be surprised to hear that I stayed at Koloa Landing instead of the much loved and nearby Grand Hyatt Kauai.  More about that later.  To read about the Grand Hyatt, please see Nick’s review here: Grand Hyatt Kauai: a great guest of honor stay and great redemption. Koloa Landing Resort basic info Location: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii Hotel chain:…

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