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Category: Hotel points

Jun 22

Why vacations will be more expensive over the next few years

When it comes down to it, airfares are only a part of the cost of a vacation.  And if you’re gone for several days or in a major city, they might not even be the largest cost.  That honor could very well belong to the hotel. Unlike airlines, which have seen somewhat of a renaissance in …

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Jun 17

What’s in my wallet? A credit card that comes with free upscale hotel nights

And you thought only airlines offered great credit cards?  Here’s one that will get you major brownie points (as well as hotel points) for date night. The InterContinental Hotels Group (ICH) may not sound familiar, but many of its brands are.  In addition to the upscale InterContinental hotels, the group includes brands such as Holiday …

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Jun 03

Starwood credit card: New bonus, good for both miles and points

Starwood Hotels (Sheraton, Westin, W, others…) just offered an increased sign-up bonus.  You can earn up to 30,000 Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points by signing up for the card.  Room nights start at 4,000 points and its even most expensive rooms are 20,000 points (with a few resort exceptions).  Note that the Starwood site offers …

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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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May 20

Hotel points: Should I care?

Short answer: Yes While my primary topic for the blog is frequent flyer miles, you can also get points for your oher travel, including rental cars and hotels. Hotels are the biggies and most people ignore them.  Unlike airlines, where you’re generally stuck with one or two airlines in your home city, virtually every major …

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