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Quickly Earn Top Tier Kimpton Status and Two Free Nights in Just Seven Stays?!

A very intriguing and rewarding program with which I have virtually no personal experience is the Kimpton Inner Circle program. I’ve stayed at a couple of really swanky Kimpton properties, but I haven’t even come close to having any sort of Kimpton status with my very infrequent visits. But, maybe that will change. Before I get to how that can change much faster than you might guess, let me spend a minute on what the official perks are for a…

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Unlock Four Free Elite Status Levels With the Amex Platinum!

We have had an Amex Platinum card in one form or another for many years now, and even as new rewards credit cards have come on the market, the Amex Platinum remains in our wallets because it offers some very solid built-in perks that can make travel easier and more comfortable. In additional the the perks it already provided such as select lounge access, $200 in annual airline credits, and access to the Fine Hotel and Resorts perks, The Platinum Card® from American…

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Hyatt Explorist M life Status Match Success!

Hotel elite status can make your hotel stays more comfortable, and can even save you real money if you score free breakfasts, lounge access, or even some waived resort or parking fees as a result of your status. Of course you can earn hotel elite status by staying in hotels tons of nights each year, but sometimes you can also get hotel elite status by just getting certain credit cards or even leveraging one status for another. Along those lines,…

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Did You Win Hyatt Globalist Elite Status?

Last week I launched the best giveaway we have had in quite a while as it was for roughly a year of top tier Hyatt Globalist elite status! Normally earning this new status would require 60 eligible nights in a calendar year at Hyatt properties, but this lucky winner will get it for free until February 28, 2018! Not to rub it in for those who didn’t win this time around, but the Hyatt Globalist status will confer with it: No resort…

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Win Top Tier Hyatt Globalist Status!

Earlier this month Hyatt launched their new World of Hyatt loyalty program, and for Hyatt elites the changes brought with them good and bad news, depending on your own situation. Those who were used to qualifying for top tier Hyatt Diamond status annually with 25 eligible one-night stays were met with a sack of bad news to the face as the new program requires 55 – 60 eligible nights per year to qualify or re-qualify for top tier Globalist status. Because…

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Earning and Keeping Top Tier Hyatt Globalist Status

The new World of Hyatt loyalty program launched this week and while there (thankfully) weren’t any big surprises, there is still always a little bit of a learning curve when figuring out how everything will work in practice. While there are a few people who have reached out to me with some delays and glitches unique to their accounts or situations, as expected, those who did the “Last Great Mattress Run” and completed 25 eligible Hyatt stays in January and February…

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Cheaper and Better Way to Purchase United Elite Status Perks

This year, as it recent years, United has mailed out targeted offers to some folks to purchase elite status that they failed to qualify for the old fashioned way. The prices to purchase this status are almost always higher than I would be willing to pay, but since they keep making these offers, I have to assume that some people do indeed pony up the cash and lock in status for 2017 that they otherwise wouldn’t have.   This week my…

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Have Your Kids Miles Count Towards Your Star Gold Elite Status?!

Those who fly with some regularity may quickly become interested in the magic and mystery of airline elite status. Airline elite status can unlock things like upgrades, preferred seats, lounge access, better customer service, priority boarding, waived fees, and more. However, while you can sometimes leverage one airline elite status to match to another, you usually can’t just generate your initial airline elite status out of thin air. You generally have to put your tail in an airplane seat on a…

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5 Great Things About My Matched Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K Status

Before my United elite status dropped a few days ago from the relatively high Platinum level to the bottom of the elite barrel Silver level I had a few to-do’s to leverage my elite status as far into the future as possible, and I encouraged anyone in a similar situation to do the same. One of these tasks was to try and match my United Platinum status to Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K status.   To be honest, I wasn’t…

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Four Things to Do Before Your United Elite Status Level Drops

I have United Platinum status for about another week before it drops down to lowly silver status. Shudder. I’m not looking forward to that change, but it is just a direct byproduct of choosing to be home with my family as much as possible, and not flying in circles just for the sake of flying. It was the right choice, but before that precipitous drop in status and benefits occurs, I have a few final things I want to do with the higher…

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