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Earlier this week I described the upcoming Frequent Traveler University that will be held in New Jersey on April 27th – 29th. You can read all about the FTU and why you should consider joining in the fun in this post. However, the short version is you get to have a good time with fellow miles and points junkies, hear from some top bloggers and points experts, and hopefully hone your points-earning and -redeeming skills. There should be things at the conference for both newbies and old pros.
The good news is that in addition to registration being open for the conference, the hotel booking link is now live! The host hotel is the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center. The rates are pretty reasonable at $129 per night. This rate can also be cancelled without penalty until one day before the event, so you aren’t signing your life away by reserving the hotel. 😉
Since this site is called Mommy Points, it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t mention the current cash and points option to reserve a room at the hotel. If you are currently richer in points than cash, rooms can be reserved for 2800 SPG points + $45 per night. In comparison to the $129 rate, you are getting about $0.03 per point value going the cash and points route, which is a pretty solid deal. SPG points really are consistently valuable points! I bet the cash and points option won’t be available for long, so I would make a reservation quickly if you want to go that route.
You can also reserve a room just on points at a rate of 7,000 SPG points per night. I would personally not recommend that option unless you are really points rich and cash poor as that redemption rate comes in lower than the cash and points option, but it may be a good option for some folks. Otherwise, I would go through the official link so that you get a good deal, and the organizers get credit for the room – since I’m sure there has been a commitment made to the hotel for a certain number of reservations.
There are only 250 slots available for this conference (roughly half of what is available for the Chicago Seminars), so don’t get left out if you want join in the fun!