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Category: Hilton

Oct 16

Tips and tidbits for the weekend

I know, it’s only Thursday, but I’m out for much of the weekend and have a Pats game tonight, so I don’t know when I will be able to get to this.  I’m guessing that by game time, I’m going to be wishing that Gillette Stadium were a dome. Hilton is rolling out yet another …

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Sep 28

Delta: What you need to know about earning miles

It quickly became apparent to me that trying to do one post with everything that you need to know about Delta is too much for one post, so I’m going to split it up a bit.  Since earning and redeeming miles are what most people are interested in, we’ll start there. With 2014 almost over, …

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Sep 17

Double-dipping with Hilton (corrected version)

(I have corrected information below regarding the Citi American Express Hilton credit card.  In the original post, I meant to write that you get Diamond status once you spend $40,000.)   I spent last night at the Concorde Opera Paris, the newest Hilton property in the city (Insert Paris Hilton joke here.).  And while that sounds …

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Aug 07

Are these really the best programs?

Every year, publications such as US News & World Report put out articles about what they believe are the best travel programs.  These articles may sell a lot of magazines, but as far as you are concerned, they could be useless.  The problem, of course, is that the authors of the articles choose criteria that …

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Jul 31

Thursday Tidbits: Delta in-flight improvements, Citi Thank You redemptions

In-flight entertainment is about to get better on Delta, as it begins to roll out streaming Wi-Fi on all two-class products and seat-back entertainment on domestic narrow-body aircraft.  The former is available on planes that have Gogo Wi-Fi and will be completed by the end of 2015, allowing you to stream to your personal devices.  The latter …

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Jul 22

Hilton Honors launches Q3 promo: Double or Triple points

Hilton’s Q3 promo, which oddly runs from August 1 through October 31, offers double base points for stays Monday-Thursday night and triple points on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stays.  Base points are those that you get just for the night (based on how much you spend) and do not include any bonuses.  Note that …

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May 29

Hotel points: Second quarter bonuses

Note: The primary focus of this blog will always be airline miles, but hotel and even rental car points are key to your free vacation, so you’ll see me write about those, also.  You’ll earn your points based on dollars spent, not nights stayed, but room availability is generally much better than airline seat availability …

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