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Nov 28

Marriott Makes Subtle Changes For 2018. One Could Hurt.

We’re getting to the witching hour of hotel programs, that time of year when companies announce changes to their plans for the following year and hope to slip any negatives by you. Here’s what Marriott has in store.* Note that, as expected, the programs won’t be merging in 2018 and, as of this point, you …

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Nov 10

Friday Tidbits For The Weekend

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As we head into the weekend, here are a few deals that are worth looking at… Win Miles And Cruises from AA This sweepstakes shows up from time to time but it costs you nothing and could earn you a nice vacation. Sign up for weekly cruise deals from American and you’ll have a chance …

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Nov 02

Hilton Ups Its Game On Credit Cards – Positive Across The Board

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Yesterday, I mentioned increased credit card bonuses as one of my predictions for 2018 and, while I was specifically referring to airline cards, it appears that Hilton has jumped the gun. American Express is making changes to the various Hilton Amex cards that it offers (Citi cards are going away.) and they are all positive. …

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Oct 25

Club Carlson: Your Best Bet For A Hotel Program

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Before we start: I’ve gotten some questions by email recently. I’m happy to send a personal answer if you want one, but you MUST include your email in the body of the message. The Contact form does not automatically send it to me. Thanks! And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. Whenever I write …

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Oct 18

JetBlue Moves Into Minneapolis As The Industry Further Segments Itself

When Southwest Airlines started, it represented a new type of airline. As a Texas-only carrier, it was not subject to the same regulations that many of its competitors were.* Thus, as a more nimble company, it could operate more efficiently and charge less, making it the first “low cost carrier (LCC).” Over time, that model …

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Oct 15

Aria Sky Suites: Luxury At The Right Price

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Vegas week on the blog is coming to an end, but I wanted to write a review of the hotel we stayed at, because it’s worth the price if you stay in Sin City. It’ll be a bit longer than my usual post, but I think it’s a fun read. Aria Sky Suites  Once each …

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Oct 12

Marriott And The Cosmpolitan: An Unusual Las Vegas Winner

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I feel like it’s Las Vegas week on Wheel of Fortune, but the mileage version. But it’s my last day here in the sun, so the very cool tie-up between Marriott and The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (CLV, for space purposes) makes the papers today. As loyalty programs have expanded, they have started to encourage cross-industry …

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Oct 10

Bits And Pieces…

I’m out of the office and on the west coast, so I have no idea what time it is, which is kind of a nice feeling. Here are a few bits and pieces from the last few days… Las Vegas Is Back (Hint: It Never Left) We arrived in Las Vegas Sunday night and life …

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Oct 07

Subtotal: Instant Payments Add Another “Stack” To Rewards

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Save Money Or Get Miles Instantly Occasionally, I’ll run across a tip (well-known or not; this one is) that I want to post but can’t think of a way to do it without making a simple concept seem complicated (For further reference, see: Rebates, Shopping & Travel.). So bear with me, because it’s actually pretty …

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Oct 02

Las Vegas

By now, you’ve heard about what happened last night in Las Vegas. If you’re anything like me, you’re sickened by how many times you’ve read stories like these over the past few years and gotten tired of listening to government officials send their thoughts and prayers, and then doing nothing else. So today, we’re going …

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