Category: Hotel points

Marriott Double Take Offer (Double Points)

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I still can’t get used to calling the Marriott Rewards program “Bonvoy.” I’m sure they paid consultants millions of dollars to come up with that ridiculous name. I would have done it for half of that price. Marriott Bonvoy Double Take At least their next promotion is decent. Double Take is as the name sounds: …

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IHG Credit Card Now Up To 120,000 Points

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Part of the problem with having your computer repaired is that you miss out on a lot of the current buzz. For some, it’s celebrities and TMZ. For me? Miles and Hotel Points. IHG Credit Cards One of the things that I missed out on was an increase in the sign-up bonus for the IHG …

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The Basics Of Hotel Points Redemptions

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A few weeks ago, I did a piece on redeeming miles. It can be a complicated process, if you’re lucky enough to get a seat at all. Redeeming points for hotel rooms is a somewhat easier process, and a bit more rewarding. As a whole, rewards per dollar spent at hotels come at a higher …

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World Of Hyatt Bonus Promo: Up To 1,500 Points Per Night

This year, I’m abandoning Marriott for Hyatt. Thus, I’m surprised that I missed this Hyatt promotion. It’s not terrible, although it comes with a few caveats. Up to 1,500 Points Per Night Hyatt’s newest promotion is offering you up to 1,500 points per night, depending on where you stay. These points are on top of …

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Weekly News: Delta Surveys, Marriott Dissatisfaction And Snow Monsters

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It’s been a busy week for me IRL, so I’m still catching up on the news of the week. As usual, the travel world had its share of stories. Here are a few: Delta Survey Earlier this week, I received a survey from Delta regarding their SkyMiles frequent flyer program. These are not uncommon, and …

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The Basics Of Miles Redemptions

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The other day, a coworker asked me, “How can I use miles to get to Paris?” Now, most people who know me well don’t ask me questions like that. They know that it’s going to take about a half hour for the answer. She must have been having an off day, though, since she asked …

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Hyatt: King Of The Easy Points Upgrades

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Every hotel program has its advantages. Marriott has breadth and a quality luxury product. HiltonĀ  has excellent promotions and an easy path to Diamond (top-tier) status. And Hyatt has the best elite program if you are going to achieve the highest status level. But what if your demands are simple, and you only want a …

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Hotel Updates: Radisson, Marriott

Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards (Formerly Club Carlson) You know the hotel business is doing well when even the good rewards programs have lousy promotions. Sigh. Welcome to the jungle, Radisson Rewards. This is a loyalty plan that I once referred to as the little program that could, given their generous bonuses and inexpensive prices. Not this quarter, …

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IHG Winter Promotion: Free Nights. Faster.

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IHG (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, several other brands) has announced its winter promotion, and it continues a long tradition of individualized bonuses. Based on your previous stay patterns, IHG gives you a number of “tasks.” You can complete one or all of them, but usually get extra points if you finish them. I’ve always loved the …

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Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promotion

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Remember those math questions that you got in high school, which started off with, “Two trains were heading in opposite direction.” You were then required to factor in speed, distance, etc. and determine when one of the would reach Utica? Well, I hope you were good at those, since that seems to be the model …

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