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April 2016 archive

Apr 30

Hilton Amex Bonuses, Expiring Soon

Back here, I discussed the highest offer I have ever seen, 100,000 points for signing up and spending $3,000 in the first three months. That’s enough to get you at least one night at any property and, very likely, a few nights. If you like elite status, you’ll receive Gold status just for having the …

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Apr 29

New Hilton Bonus (And It’s Good)

Hilton’s new “Unlimited Bonus” is just as it sounds. Double base points on all stays between May 1 and August 31, with few restrictions. Unlimited Hilton is offering a new promotion that will get you double points for all nights from May 1 until August 31. It does require registration, but that’s the most difficult …

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Apr 28

Mother’s Day Is Coming Up; You Know What That Means…

Yup, spring is here. Not really in New England, but the calendar says it is. With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start looking for flowers and gifts. I mean, sure, you love Mom, but how often does she come with miles? By buying your presents through the “Earn Miles” or “Earn Points” sections …

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Apr 26

A Marriott Promotion for New Members

I write a lot about promotions for members of existing programs, but what if you are new to one? Marriott’s current “You Can Fly” promotion is a decent start. The Terms YCF offers new members up to 35,000 bonus points based on the number of stays that you have (one check-in and check-out, no matter …

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Apr 25

2016 Airline Prices Will Be Down. Again.

We’re likely to hit a historical milestone in the airline industry in 2016: two consecutive years of pricing declines. It may not feel like it, but overall ticket prices declined last year and, based on the commentary that I have heard on quarterly airlines earnings call, they will likely do so again this year. Back-to-back …

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Apr 23

This Week in Ridiculous Travel…

One of the nice things about traveling (or reading about traveling) is the absurdity of it all. Here’s what I got this week: Clean Sheets. Guaranteed. Hampton Inn hotels often have cute pictures and ads on the inside of their elevators (All ads are for the Hampton Inn, of course.). This was the one in …

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Apr 21

Club Carlson: A Decent Promotion from An Underrated Program

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Club Carlson, the owner of the Radisson brand (among others), tends to run excellent quarterly promotions. This quarter is no exception. You’ll start off with 5,000 points after two nights, but that number quickly ramps until you hit 15 nights during the promotion period of April 18 – July 31. At 15 nights, you max …

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Apr 19

Rocketmiles and airberlin

For those of you who don’t care for hotel points, a good alternative when booking is Rocketmiles. Rocketmiles gives you frequent flyer miles, rather than hotel points, on your stays. You may not get any elite perks that you would have been otherwise entitled to, but you will get points that matter to you. topbonus …

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Apr 16

Out of Office Notice (And A Bit on Delta)

I’ll be traveling for the next week, so postings will be infrequent, but I always like to leave things on a happy note: Going forward, Delta is eliminating its telephone booking fees. That’s right, once again, you can have the privilege of speaking to an employee without paying for it. Truthfully, it’s probably because the …

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Apr 14

Starwood Preferred Guest Announces Strong Summer Promotion

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program (SPG) announced a strong promotion for the period of May 9 – July 31, following on yesterday’s discussion of Intercontinental’s Share Forever. The Details This promotion is targeted at stays of two nights or more, the biggest negative overall. But if you do have a multi-night stay coming up during that …

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