Hesitation When Canceling a Very Big Trip


Last summer my family had this big idea to spend some time in Ireland next summer.  We wanted to deviate from our normal travel patterns and go for more than just a couple days.  We wanted to rent a cottage and pretend we lived there for a couple of weeks.  My husband finally had been with his company long enough to earn enough leave to be gone more than a few days here and there, our daughter was going to…

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Wyndham Rewards Makes All Hotels 15,000 Points per Night!

Wyndham Bonnet Creek

One hotel loyalty program that I have not trusted much in recent years was Wyndham Rewards. They have made unannounced or dramatic changes with property categories and transfer rates too many times for me to consider them as a viable loyalty program for my family. I have used them some in the past, mostly via points purchased in the Daily Getaways (they aren’t participating this year), but I had little hope of getting very much out of the roughly 30,000…

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IHG 70,000 Point Sign-up Offer Extended!


This morning I posted about a couple of miles and points related tasks you need to do today before March is over, but one thing you don’t have to do by today is take advantage of the 70,000 point IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card because that offer has been extended through 5/31/15 according to IHG! If you aren’t familiar the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card awards 70,000 IHG points (instead of the standard 60,000 points) after spending $1,000…

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Two Things You Need to Do Today to Earn Points!

2015 Second Quarter 5x Bonus Categories

There are always miles and points deadlines that come at the end of the month, and at the end of the quarter.  I’m going to focus on two things that are really relevant to many of us in order to not miss out on miles and points. Register to Get 20% of Your Hyatt Points Back Today: If you have the Hyatt Visa you will get 20% of your redeemed Hyatt points back from 2/17 – 7/31/15, but only if…

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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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