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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 03

Strong Hilton Amex Cards Ending Tomorrow

One of the best credit card sign-up bonus offers is coming to an end tomorrow, as Hilton pulls back on its Surpass and standard cards. Citibank cards will soon be converted, as they will no longer be a Hilton partner. What Can You Get? You could end up with as much as 175,000 points in …

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Sep 27

New Hotels For Millennials: “Hostels On Steroids”

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Part of the joy of dealing with corporate America is watching managers twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify decisions by claiming “our customers wanted the product.” No, they don’t want the product, they want the price. Because Who Wants A Suite, Anyway? Having realized that Airbnb probably isn’t going away isn’t going away anytime …

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Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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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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