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Jul 31

Travel Like A Millennial (Whether You Want To Or Not)

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Where we attempt to answer the question “Just how many brands does a lodging company need?” Tru by Hilton (And Other Stuff) I got an email from Hilton today reminding me that they recently launched their 13th brand, Tru by Hilton. 13 brands seems like a lot to me, although Marriott has 30 if you …

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Jul 09

Get Extra Hotel Points For Having A Messy Room!

It’s every teenager’s dream: Not only do you get to have a messy room but you also get rewarded for doing so! And now it can be your dream, too. Going Green for Points Corporations are winning points for environmental awareness. Consumers are increasingly concerned with a company’s impact on society and are rewarding those …

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Jun 27

You’ll Never Get What You Don’t Ask For…

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Compensation when a travel provider does something wrong is always a touchy subject. While managers may have some guidelines about what they can or can’t do, there is rarely an absolute answer. Companies have tried to create guidelines, such as the Sheraton Promise from last decade*, but it’s simply impossible to get any sort of …

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Jun 26

Hilton Shopping Bonus (Better Than Nothing)

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One thing about travel companies: They never miss an opportunity to make a buck. One of the areas that they tend to do so is through shopping affiliates.* 500 Points from Hilton Hilton just sent out an email: Be one of the first 2,500 new shoppers to sign up for their Shop-to-Earn Mall and pick …

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Jun 11

Quick Hilton Canada Bonus (Stay Required)

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Oh, Canada… If you’ve signed up for the Points and Miles option at Hilton*, you’re in luck (and if you haven’t, you can change whenever you like). Register here and stay at a participating property in Canada, and you’ll receive an additional 1,500 points per night. It’s not a huge number and many properties aren’t …

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Mar 31

Hilton Tells Us Just How Little Their Points Are Worth

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As I mentioned yesterday, loyalty programs love to sell points. Usually, they sell the points to merchants, who pass them on to you as rewards for purchases, but occasionally, they’ll sell to you directly. But there’s a problem, of course. Not for the company. For you, the consumer. Bottom Line: If they’re selling, you don’t …

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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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