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Bet You Didn’t Know: How To Look Up Your Priority Pass Guest Policy Online

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Just because this series is called “Bet You Didn’t Know” doesn’t mean I personally know everything. Oh, sure, I might have a few little-known tips that I enjoy sharing with Frequent Miler readers from week to week. But there’s plenty I don’t know. In fact, there’s so much more I don’t know than I do know that one could easily fill an entire encyclopedia with all of it. They could…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Updates on Walmart kiosks, digital Priority Pass, and more

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Now that summer is officially underway, we can start planning our outdoor activities — barbecues, trips to the beach, and of course a visit to the Yukon Sign Post Forest. Wait… what do you mean “what the heck is the Yukon Sign Post Forest?” You know, the Sign Post Forest at Watson Lake in the Yukon. It’s one of Canada’s greatest tourist attractions, now boasting over 77,000 individual road…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Entering Priority Pass Lounges Without a Physical Membership Card

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A few weeks ago my flight was delayed out of LAX, which of course meant I had extra time to engage in my favorite activity – people watching. Seeing folks from different walks of life intermingle with each other is fascinating to me, and so I made myself comfortable on the floor next to one of the 3 available power outlets in LAX Terminal 2 and occupied myself with a bit of real life Americana. No,…

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Are 5K PointBreak nights really a great deal?

As you’ve probably heard from numerous other blogs, the latest IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks list looks pretty good.  Every few months, IHG Rewards Club (previously known as Priority Club) releases a new list of hotels that are available for only 5000 points per night.  For the first time in a while, there appear to be quite a few attractive properties on the list.  I’ve often wondered if this was really as good of a deal…

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Why I no longer like the Marriott credit card

A number of hotel loyalty programs have recently suffered major devaluations.  Here is a summary borrowed from One Mile at a Time: Hilton has literally destroyed their award chart for high end redemptions by adding three new hotel categories and introducing seasonal pricing Marriott has added a new hotel category, and 36% of properties went up in price Over the past couple of months Wyndham has more than doubled the cost for redemptions at their…

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Why you should cancel your Points & Cash awards

UPDATE: It looks like I goofed.  Multiple readers have stated that they have received the full 10% Priority Club points rebate even for Points & Cash awards.  I don’t know why my experience (a year ago) was different.  Please disregard this post! If you have the Priority Club Select Visa and you’ve booked a Priority Club Points & Cash award, you should cancel it.  Here’s why… 10% rebate Priority Club Visa cardholders are automatically given…

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To have and to hold

Recently I’ve fallen in love with two old friends.  No, I’m not talking about my true love, Ink Bold, or her equally fantastic twin, Ink Plus.  I’m actually talking about two cards that I hold, but almost never use… Priority Club Visa I was attracted to this card over a year ago by a generous 80K sign-up offer which I spent for cash & point nights at the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel.  One of…

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An almost Free After Rebate stay at IHG

If you’re thinking of staying somewhere other than a Club Carlson hotel this summer (see “When 138000 points is not enough”), you might want to take a look at IHG.  IHG is the chain that comprises Holiday Inn, Hotel Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, and more.  IHG’s rewards program is Priority Club. Several current promotions can stack together to add up to nice savings: 18% Cash Back a cash back site named BeFrugal is currently offering 18%…

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It never hurts to ask

I’ll keep this post short since I’m writing on my iPad’s touch screen. I love my iPad, but writing more than a sentence or two is a bit tortuous. I’m writing from my room at the Hotel Intercontinental in London. I booked three nights at this fabulous hotel using 80,000 points I “earned” by signing up for the Chase Priority Club visa, plus 10,000 points I had earlier accrued, plus $60 per day. The same…

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