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Worst Hotel Point Expiration Policy Improves

The worst hotel loyalty program point expiration policy award had to go to Choice Privileges. In fact, I just wrote a reminder to redeem Choice points a few weeks ago since their points expired on December 31st, two years after the year in which they were deposited into your account – even if you continued to have activity in your account. It is very, very rare for a US hotel or airline loyalty program to expire your points if you continue to have…

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Redeem Points That Expire Tomorrow!

The end of the year marks the end of the line for lots of miles and points opportunities – more than I could possibly offer reminders for without sending everyone (including myself) into information overload. However, some deadlines are common enough or strict enough to warrant some specific reminders. Yesterday I offered a reminder to use the Amex airline fee credits that come with some Amex charge cards before the end of the year. Today I want to remind you…

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Another Hotel Program Introduces Points + Cash Awards

Last week Choice Privileges introduced Points + Cash awards for for their properties that go for more than 10,000 points per night.  While I really like points + cash awards with various programs as it allows you to essentially “buy back” some of your points as sometimes favorable prices, I don’t frequently use Choice Privileges, so I wasn’t overly excited with this news specifically.  However, after digging into it a bit more today, I can seem some good uses, especially…

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Bad Change at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas

The Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel is one of the best hotel values for staying near Atlantis and accessing the massive water park and other Atlantis amenities on a budget.  Many of us buy Choice Hotel points in the annual Daily Getaways sale with the plan of using them in the Bahamas at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island. My own family has completed one stay that way and purchased enough points to have another stay in the future. For years…

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$21 Flight to Vegas, 50% Bonus on Choice Points, and More

Here’s a quick round-up of today’s miles and points news and updates… Fly to Las Vegas for $21 on Frontier Airlines on new route from St. Louis:   Continuing the streak of crazy low economy fares, I’m happy to share another one on Frontier Airlines to/from St. Louis and Las Vegas for just $21!  Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Oct. 28, 2014 for domestic, nonstop travel on Tuesdays from January 13, 2015 through February 10,…

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Choice Hotel Points for Sale: Under $100/night for Atlantis, Zurich, Paris, and More!

Today (Wednesday May 21st) the Daily Getaway Deals brings us Choice Privileges points up for sale, and this is a deal I have enjoyed in the past. I did a summary of the first week of deals here, and while I don’t plan to post a reminder before every single deal the way I have in years past, I do plan to post reminders the night before (or sometimes morning of) some of the deals that might be of more…

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Review of Comfort Suites Paradise Island (With Free Atlantis Resort Access)

Our family has gotten into the routine of taking a trip mid-January after all the holidays are over.  Usually we take a ski trip, but this year my husband specifically asked to go somewhere warm.  Hey, I’m flexible, so many months ago we put the wheels into action to take a family trip to The Bahamas in the middle of winter! I had no desire to pay the prices that the Atlantis resort usually wants to stay on-property, but I…

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Use Points to Save Big When Going to Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas

This week I was able to book a trip that I have had in the works for at least 18 months…a trip to take my family to Atlantis in the Bahamas.  Call me a sucker for the delightfully family friendly commercials on TV, but it’s always been on my list of places to visit.  However, when I initially looked at prices I balked and pondered if it was really worth that amount for pretty modest looking accommodations.  There were some…

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How and Why I got Choice Privledges Elite Status for Free

I’ve written many times about why elite status is important to us on many of our traveling adventures.  I get nothing out of the psychological aspect of having elite status, so I don’t try to get status in a program (even if it is free and easy) unless I am actually going to get real value out of it.  However, I have a trip coming up at a Choice Hotels property, but as you may or may not know, their…

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Daily Getaway Deal (Thurs): Good Deal on Choice Hotel Points

This afternoon’s Daily Getaway deals are packages of Choice Hotel point – and I kind of like this deal. In case you are new to the Daily Getaways, they are daily deals for the next five weeks on discounted hotel stays, discounted points purchases, car rental deals, and more. The travel packages are provided by U.S. Travel Association, in cooperation with participating travel operators of the U.S. Travel Association and advertising support provided by American Express. To get an additional…

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