Mini Updates: HHonors Deadline, Full PointBreaks List, and More

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I’m having a “mild” panic attack about leaving my kiddo as I head to another continent tomorrow.  This happens every time, but that doesn’t mean it gets any easier…especially when you are planning for school Easter parties and other events in your absence.  I say this as a head’s up if you see a little less activity on this site in the near future while I am crossing the Pacific Ocean and back.  I’m very excited about the trip though and do have some fun posts scheduled while I am away.

In the meantime, there are many different odds and ends going on in the points world today that I don’t want you to miss out on:

  • The deadline for the new HHonors Award chart is tomorrow night (Wednesday March 27th).  These changes are absolutely crushing for some aspirational top-tier properties like the Maldives where rates will go from 50K points per night to 95K points per night (though even the DoubleTree Times Square is almost doubling the required number of points).  However, the changes are much less dramatic (and actually good in some cases) for some middle-and lower-tier properties.  If you have dreams of staying at one of the HHonors properties that will be shooting up in category, then book now.  One Mile at a Time has a good post reminding of this impending deadline with links in that post to other helpful posts, so I recommend heading there for more detailed info.
  • I was sent some info about RocketMiles, a new company that provides a fair number of airline miles from United, Delta, American, or Hawaiian on hotel reservations.  They currently work with a limited number of hotels in a limited number of cities (that seem to favor business travel), but it was somewhat interesting.  Some mock two-night reservations at mid-range hotels returned many options that paid out from 2,500 – 10,000 United miles.  On the upper end of the range, that is worth $150 – $200 to most of us.  However, the rates for the hotels aren’t necessarily the best out there and you probably won’t earn hotel points and/or elite stay credit for the nights.  That is a deal killer for me in most situations.  This service may make sense for some who aren’t going for hotel elite status anyway, provided that the rates aren’t substantially different for the trip than what you could get elsewhere.

  • The full list of Priority Club PointBreaks is now live.  I posted about this yesterday, but wanted to share the full list here.  Nothing on the list jumps out as something that will work out for my family, but it is always worth a look to see if anything will mesh with your travel plans.  Nights are 5K Priority Club points each and are technically valid through 6/30, but popular properties will be gone long before then.  PointBreaks are one of the few times where it can make sense to transfer points from your Ultimate Rewards account to your Priority Club account via cards like the Chase Freedom® Visa, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Plus Business Card.

Middle East & Africa

BAHRAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BAHRAIN

GHANA
HOLIDAY INN ACCRA AIRPORT

QATAR
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SUITES DOHA – THE BUSINESS PARK

SOUTH AFRICA
HOLIDAY INN JOHANNESBURG – ROSEBANK

Europe

BELGIUM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HASSELT

BULGARIA
HOLIDAY INN SOFIA

CYPRUS
HOLIDAY INN NICOSIA CITY CENTRE

CZECH REPUBLIC
HOLIDAY INN BRNO

FINLAND
HOLIDAY INN OULU

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN LILLE – OUEST ENGLOS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MONTPELLIER – ODYSSEUM

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN BERLIN AIRPORT – CONF CENTRE

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN RAVENNA
HOLIDAY INN CAGLIARI

POLAND
HOLIDAY INN LODZ

RUSSIA
HOLIDAY INN SAMARA

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID – LEGANES

TURKEY
HOLIDAY INN GEBZE – ISTANBUL ASIA

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DONCASTER
HOLIDAY INN WARRINGTON
HOLIDAY INN DERBY – RIVERLIGHTS
HOLIDAY INN GLASGOW – EAST KILBRIDE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BEDFORD
HOLIDAY INN ABERDEEN – EXHIBITION CENTRE
HOLIDAY INN A55 CHESTER WEST
HOTEL INDIGO BIRMINGHAM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PETERBOROUGH
HOLIDAY INN RUGBY-NORTHAMPTON M1, JCT.18
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CAMBRIDGE-DUXFORD M11, JCT.10
HOTEL INDIGO NEWCASTLE

 

Asia

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN PUNE HINJEWADI
HOLIDAY INN JAIPUR

INDONESIA
HOLIDAY INN RESORT BATAM

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
HOLIDAY INN GWANGJU, KOREA

PHILIPPINES
HOLIDAY INN CLARK

THAILAND
HOLIDAY INN RESORT KRABI AO NANG BEACH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BANGKOK SIAM

VIETNAM
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL HANOI WESTLAKE

GREATER CHINA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HEFEI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BEIJING AIRPORT ZONE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHONGQING JINXIUCHENG
HOLIDAY INN ZHUHAI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ZHONGSHAN XIAOLAN
HOLIDAY INN NANYANG
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL NANCHANG RIVERSIDE
HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI JINXIU
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CHENGDU PANDA GARDEN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HANGZHOU XANADU RESORT

Oceania

AUSTRALIA
HOLIDAY INN TOWNSVILLE

Mexico

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GUAYMAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TOLUCA ZONA AEROPUERTO
HOLIDAY INN IRAPUATO
HOLIDAY INN MONTERREY NORTE
HOLIDAY INN TUXPAN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MEXICO SANTA FE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MEXICO CITY NORTH-TLALNEPANTLA

Canada

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DEER LAKE
HOLIDAY INN WEST KELOWNA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RED DEER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES OAKVILLE-BURLINGTON
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES OSOYOOS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DRYDEN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES REGINA
HOTEL INDIGO OTTAWA DOWNTOWN CITY CENTRE

Central & South America

ARGENTINA
HOLIDAY INN BUENOS AIRES EZEIZA AIRPORT

BRAZIL
HOLIDAY INN FORTALEZA

COLOMBIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SUITES TEQUENDAMA BOGOTA

COSTA RICA
HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSE-AUROLA

EL SALVADOR
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL REAL SAN SALVADOR

HONDURAS
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL REAL SAN PEDRO SULA

NICARAGUA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MANAGUA

United States

ALASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FAIRBANKS

ALABAMA
HOLIDAY INN MOBILE-DWTN/HIST. DISTRICT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TALLADEGA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CLANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ANNISTON/OXFORD

ARKANSAS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ROGERS – BENTONVILLE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LITTLE ROCK

ARIZONA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES FOUNTAIN HILLS – N. SCOTTSDALE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES TUCSON AIRPORT

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CALEXICO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES TURLOCK
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SACRAMENTO NORTHEAST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FRAZIER PARK
STAYBRIDGE SUITES PALMDALE
HOLIDAY INN AUBURN

COLORADO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AMD SUITES CO SPRINGS-AIR FORCE ACADEMY
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES CRAIG

CONNECTICUT
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DANBURY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWINGTON

DELAWARE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WILMINGTON-NEWARK

FLORIDA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES FT MYERS I-75
HOTEL INDIGO JACKSONVILLE-DEERWOOD PARK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LAKE OKEECHOBEE

GEORGIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SAVANNAH AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ATLANTA WEST – THEME PARK AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BLAIRSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RINGGOLD (CHATTANOOGA AREA)

IOWA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WATERLOO- CEDAR FALLS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MASON CITY

IDAHO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MCCALL-THE HUNT LODGE
HOLIDAY INN BOISE AIRPORT

ILLINOIS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LINCOLNSHIRE
HOTEL INDIGO CHICAGO-VERNON HILLS
HOLIDAY INN MOUNT PROSPECT – CHICAGO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHICAGO-MIDWAY AIRPORT

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EVANSVILLE-NORTH(I-64 & US 41)

KANSAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JUNCTION CITY/FT. RILEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TOPEKA WEST I-70 WANAMAKER

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BOWLING GREEN

LOUISIANA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SLIDELL NORTHSHORE

MASSACHUSETTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS -MILFORD

MARYLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BALTIMORE-BWI AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WASHINGTON DC EAST-ANDREWS AFB

MAINE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FREEPORT

MICHIGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GRAND RAPIDS – SOUTH
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DETROIT-WARREN

MINNESOTA
HOLIDAY INN FAIRMONT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BEMIDJI

MISSOURI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ST CHARLES

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GREENWOOD
HOLIDAY INN VICKSBURG

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SIDNEY

NORTH CAROLINA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MOORESVILLE
HOTEL INDIGO RALEIGH DURHAM AIRPORT AT RTP

NORTH DAKOTA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BISMARCK
HOLIDAY INN MINOT (RIVERSIDE)

NEBRASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BEATRICE

NEW HAMPSHIRE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL NASHUA

NEW JERSEY
HOTEL INDIGO BASKING RIDGE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PARSIPPANY-MORRIS PLAINS

NEW MEXICO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ALBUQUERQUE – AIRPORT

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OWEGO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SYRACUSE

OHIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DEFIANCE

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MCALESTER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES TULSA-WOODLAND HILLS

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES KITTANNING
HOLIDAY INN CLARION

RHODE ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SMITHFIELD – PROVIDENCE

SOUTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES NEWBERRY

SOUTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WATERTOWN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VERMILLION

TENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HURRICANE MILLS (WAVERLY)
HOLIDAY INN JOHNSON CITY

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DEER PARK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MOUNT PLEASANT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ENNIS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DALLAS-ADDISON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES TYLER
HOLIDAY INN TEMPLE-BELTON

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES PRICE

VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWPORT NEWS
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL RICHMOND DOWNTOWN

VERMONT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SPRINGFIELD

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SUMNER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES VANCOUVER-PORTLAND METRO

WISCONSIN
HOLIDAY INN STEVENS POINT – CONVENTION CTR

WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWELL-CHESTER WV
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WESTON

WYOMING
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SHERIDAN

 

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Comments

  1. Another fabulous post highlighting some critical changes in the points game! Thank you! You save me hours of time on FT and hotel/airline websites. My family appreciates it.

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