5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points via App

Club Carlson app bonus points

In the last year several hotel chains have offered some bonus points if you are willing to book a stay using their mobile apps.  Starwood has an offer for 500 bonus points for up to three stays booked via their app with an Amex that expires this week, but now Club Carlson has come out with a very limited offer of their own via their app. In an email I received today from Club Carlson with the subject line “Your…

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Discounted United MileagePlus Award Sale to Hawaii!

Grand Hyatt Kauai or St. Regis Princeville

If you have time in your schedule to squeeze in a spring trip to Hawaii from April 14, 2015 – May 19, 2015 using United miles, then you can save 9,000 miles over the normal redemption rate.  Normally it costs 22,500 United miles in each direction to fly to Hawaii, but if you book for those spring dates by April 19, 2015, you can go for just 36,000 miles round trip in economy! As I point out in this post,…

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Discounted Vegas Packages, Universal Tickets and Hotel Points for Sale from .4 Cents Each!

Daily Getaway Week 2

We are now in the second of five weeks of Daily Getaway deals with a new deal going on sale each weekday at 1PM Eastern through April 22nd.  The deals are all travel related, and will vary daily from blocks of points, to car rental certificates, to hotel packages, to theme park tickets, and more.  The quantity on some offerings is very limited (6 – 50 packages), while other offers have thousands of packages available.  I highly recommend you pay…

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Tip to Earn 2,000 Easy American Airlines Miles

AAdvantage Dining Bonus

Probably like most of you, I have received lots of emails from US Airways related to the merger with American Airlines.  With all of the emails that have come in recent weeks it is easy to overlook one or two, but there was one that stood out to me because it represented potential missed miles if I didn’t act in time. Many years ago I joined the US Airways Dividend Miles Dining program in order to earn miles in the…

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Save $25 Off $250 Hotel Reservation

Travel Pony

A hotel site that we use from time to time to save money is Travel Pony (my link, feel free to leave your own in the comments).  No one site always has the lowest prices, but Travel Pony is usually very competitive on the hotels they serve, especially when they offer limited time discount codes that stack on top of their other savings.  Today they are offering $25 off a $250 hotel reservation using code 25OFF250, which isn’t too bad…

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What’s Next for the US Airways Credit Card


The day that US Airways and American Airlines are combining their loyalty programs is here.  The US Airways Dividend Miles program is officially no more, but what about the US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard? I’ve been screaming from the rooftops, occasionally using exclamation points on my blog to encourage everyone interested to apply for that card as soon as possible before the opportunity goes away for ever, and slowly but surely the avenues to apply for this card are closing.…

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Eating in Aruba


One of my very favorite things to do while traveling is eat. Heck, it is one of my favorite activities when we are at home, too, but I really like experiencing different foods around the world.  I don’t usually eat fancy or expensive food, but I just like experiencing whatever it is that different destinations have to offer.  On our recent trip to Aruba we were excited to try out some foods the island had to offer, but while we…

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Free Nights Each Year from Three Hotel Credit Cards

Indoor pool at Radisson Blu Madrid

Hotel credit cards are the often quiet, but very powerful workhorses of the miles and points world.  Maybe it’s just me, but I see and hear much more about airline credit cards than hotel cards, even though I don’t think hotel points are any less valuable for most of us than airline miles. One of my favorite things about hotel credit cards (in addition of course to the big sign-up bonuses) are the annual perks that so many of them…

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Flying in Coach After Three Years Up Front


I have to acknowledge up-front that I feel totally silly and petty writing about the merits and drawbacks of my recent economy flights to Spain given the devastating events of Germanwings Flight 9525 that left Barcelona the same morning we did.  I’m writing about our flights as I normally would, because this is what I do, and fixating on the Germanwings Flight doesn’t seem appropriate either given that I have virtually nothing to add to that discussion other than my…

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New Club Carlson Bonus Points Promotion

Radisson 5k bonus points

The lucrative Club Carlson promo that awards 30,000 point for stays of three nights or longer ends on March 29th, but they have announced a new promo that will begin for stays effective April 17th. If you book an eligible stay at a Radisson or Country Inn & Suites property by April 7th you can earn 5,000 bonus Gold Points per night from April 17th through June 27th.  This offer is limited to participating hotels in the U.S., Canada and…

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