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Here are some miles and points updates to keep you in the loop in 60 seconds or less…
All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Delays Opening Until at Least September 15th:
Los Cabos got nailed with Hurricane Odile last year, and as a result the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos has been closed doing repairs and renovations for quite some time. They were scheduled to re-open on August 15th, but that is now officially not going to happen. The newly re-scheduled re-opening date is September 15th, though truthfully I wouldn’t trust anything until they are officially open for business.
Thus far folks with impacted reservations between August and September seem to not be very happy with the compensation packages offered to them. If you do want to risk making a reservation after the 9/15 date then be aware you can earn up to 12,000 bonus points on your eligible reservation via this promotion. For what it’s worth, the property does look like it will be very nice once it reopens, but I would personally hold off on making firm plans to visit until they are officially re-opened.
Earn 75,000 Hilton HHonors Points via Limited Time Increased Sign-Up Bonus:
The Citi HHonors Visa Signature Card currently has a very strong sign-up bonus for a card with no annual fee in the form of 75,000 Hilton HHonors points after $2,000 in purchases in the first three months. The “normal” sign-up bonus for this card is around 40,000 – 50,000 points. The terms indicate that the bonus points aren’t available if you have had a Citi HHonors Visa Signature that was open or closed in the past 18 months, so take that into account if you have had the card in the past.
Outside of the sign-up bonus points, having the card also gives you instant Silver status, a fast track offer to HHonors Gold status, and more. You can view all the details about the offer here. This is not an affiliate link, just an offer I thought was worth sharing.
Buy American Airlines Miles from 2 Cents Per Mile Through 7/13:
Via a somewhat complicated two part promotion you can buy American Airlines miles for right at 2 cents each, which isn’t a “drop everything and buy now” price, but it certainly is a better price than they normally offer. The promotion awards 15% off the regular prices + up to 27,500 bonus miles. The sweet spot of the sale seems to be at the lowest tier where the 27,500 mile bonus kicks in, which would mean you purchase 76,000 miles for an all-in price of $2,078.63, and as a result you would get a total of 103,500 miles at a rate of about 2 cents per mile.
That is a lot of money (more than I have to spend on miles), but it also gives you enough miles to fly to Europe and back in business class at the saver level, which isn’t bad considering you can’t usually find those tickets for around $2,000 if you are looking to outright purchase them. That is just one example of how buying miles at this price can make sense in some situations.