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Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Jan 26

Everything We Know about Valuing Points Is Wrong

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One of my favorite topics is discussing how much individual points are worth. I have X points in program Y and an award costs Z points. Find enough instances of Z and you can come up with a pretty good idea of how much points are worth in a system. If I find 10 hotel …

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Sep 01

End of Year Promotions from Marriott, Hyatt

Apparently, many of the major hotel companies are doing better than I thought they were, since they sure aren’t giving bonuses that inspire me to switch brands. Marriott MegaBonus Ouch. This one is downright lousy. Marriott’s MegaBonus is possibly the weakest one yet. The kicker for this one is that you get to choose which …

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Jul 05

Triple United Points from Hilton, But…

In one of the odder combo promotions between hotels and airlines that I’ve seen, but it’s probably worth mentioning. One of the most common complaints that I hear about promotions are when they are limited to customers in the United States or hotels in the United States. This one works the opposite way: It’s only …

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Jun 30

Last Chance for United Credit Card (And Take Uber to The Airport)

United 50,000 Miles Credit Card This is it. One day (today) left to pick up 50,000 miles from United before the bonus goes back to 30,000. The card is not something you need unless you are a United frequent flyer, but it does come with a couple of lounge passes, which can save your skin …

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Jun 22

Reader Question: Pay with Points Or Cash?

Reader Question: We are currently booked at the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok for a total of 120,000 HHonors points for five nights, at 30,000 points per night, plus the fifth night free on an award stay bonus. We could also pay with a combination of points and cash, which would cost us 60,000 points, plus approximately $260 …

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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 02

Highest Ever Hilton Amex Offer and a Darn Good Southwest Chase Card

The Hilton Surpass Card – 100,000 Points Apparently, the card bonus wars aren’t over among issuers, as Hilton raises the bar to six figures. Through May 4, The Surpass Card from American Express is offering 100,000 to sign up and spend $3,000 within your first three months as a cardholder. I’ve never seen a bonus …

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Mar 26

Huge Hotel Credit Card Bonuses Ending Soon

I’m traveling this weekend, checking out the cherry blossoms, so I’m keeping posts short, but one thing worth noting is that there is a limit to the banks’ generosity when it comes to credit card bonuses, and we are approaching the end. We have “excess” bonus offers at three of the major hotel companies and …

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