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Category: Hyatt

Aug 30

Extended stay properties (with a quick review)

When traveling for more than a few days, most people look for the closest and least expensive brand that they’ve heard of and hope for the best. It’s hard, though, to prepare for all the additional costs, including meals, internet access, etc. There is a way around those issues: use an extended stay property. Extended …

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Aug 29

Quick hits: Hyatt targeted promotion, Lyft

For those of you who are New Englanders, you probably have fond memories of Story Land, whether you’ve gone there yourself, taken your kids or both. I’m in New Hampshire for the weekend but couldn’t manage to disconnect completely. A couple of things worth noting: This is the time of year that summer promotions come …

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Jul 29

Airline sales and internet haters…

It’s that time of the year, when airlines start to put out fare sales for the fall promotions, filling seats that might otherwise go unsold. This week was the discount carriers, including JetBlue, Virgin America and Southwest, with the network carriers likely to follow in the next few weeks. It’s always nice to think that you’re …

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Jun 04

Racking up hotel points fast

FD: Certain cards may compensate me if you are approved through my banner found here. Thank you in advance! As I mentioned yesterday, I got an unusual number of questions last week when I talked about, of all things, doing surveys for miles. I like surveys-they’re easy and I can do them while watching TV. …

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May 19

Earning points and miles for taking surveys

The most common question I get is “How can I easily earn XXX,000 miles by next week so that I can book a first class trip to YYY?  Fortunately, that’s also the easiest question to answer: Sadly, you can’t.  While there are numerous alternatives to flying as a way to earn miles, I have yet …

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May 04

Double points for dining at Starwood restaurants

One of the rare benefits that Starwood (and Hyatt, I believe) offers is the ability to earn points at their hotels’ restaurants, even if you are not staying there.  It’s a good way to keep your points from expiring if you need activity, and most of the hotels’ restaurants aren’t too bad (with the notable …

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Mar 02

Death by a thousand cuts at Marriott…

Marriott is quickly becoming the Delta of the airline industry.  As one of the largest players in the game, it is able to make changes that, independently, have virtually no impact on customers but, as a whole, begin to hurt. Over the past couple of days, I have noticed two changes at Marriott Rewards that …

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Feb 12

New Hyatt Diamond benefits; This program is worth a look

In an age where airlines are pulling back elite benefits, it’s nice to see that the hotels are going the other way, such as Hilton’s announcement of lifetime Diamond status yesterday. Hyatt is probably the single best program out there now and, if I were starting from scratch, I would probably go with them.  As of …

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Jan 14

And we’re back! First quarter hotel promotions…

It’s official, I’ve entered the 21st century. Verizon is offering free Wi-Fi on my flight and, for the first time, I’m typing at 30,000 feet. It’s actually Jet Blue’s Fly-Fi product which is supposed to be pretty good, although it’s been in and out for me. Then again, I can’t complain about free. So, after …

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Dec 24

Hotels: Bonus points from Intercontinental, free Wi-Fi from Hyatt

Intercontinental announced that it is offering double miles to customers who earn airline miles instead of points, through April 30.  ICH is never overly generous with these promos, though, and this one is no exception, with bonus points limited to 10,000.  Of course, since you only get 1-2 miles per dollar spent (in almost all …

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