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Waiting For Choice Points From Daily Getaways? They’re Probably There (But Hidden)

File this under strange-but-useful-to-know if you're waiting on Choice Privileges points. If you bought points during the recent Daily Getaways sale, it might seem like you haven't received them yet. However, they might actually...
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Hyatt Peak/Off-Peak Pricing Coming On Oct 26 – Here’s More About How It’ll Work

We've received more information from Hyatt about peak/off-peak pricing and there's some good news here. Off-Peak/Peak Award Pricing Just as a reminder, here are the off-peak, standard and peak pricing levels that Hyatt will be introducing: We...
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[Many Points Deals Still Available] Daily Getaways: Full Week 1 & 2 Deals Announced...

Update 10/20/21: New Daily Getaways deals have now ended, but there are still several points deals available to purchase if you're interested. Discounted IHG, Hilton, Choice, Wyndham and Best Western points are all available,...
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Caught Up In The Southwest Mess? Keep An Eye Out For Free Vouchers

If you were due to fly with Southwest this past weekend, my commiserations. That sadly included my in-laws who came out to join us at the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM. They flew back...

Hyatt Category Changes & Off-Peak/Peak Pricing Are Coming Soon – Consider Booking Now

Back when we knew no better, Hyatt announced that they'd be implementing category changes for a bunch of their properties that would take place in March 2020. To go along with that, they'd also introduce...
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Awful deal: United offering new Miles By The Month subscription service

United has launched a new subscription service called Miles By The Month where you can buy MileagePlus miles at a discount each month. In the unlikely event that this sounds exciting to you, it...

[Update: ] Amex may code coin & bullion purchases as cash advance

Update 10/4/21: Travel With Grant has caught a new key upcoming change: American Express is removing coin & bullion purchases from their definition of a cash advance. US Mint purchases should be fine for earning...
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Hilton Extending Status, Rolling Over Elite Nights, Maintaining Reduced Status Requirements & More

Hilton has come out with a very welcome announcement today advising that they'll be once again extending elite status for all of next year. That's not all though - elite nights from 2021 will...

Reminder: check your flights for price drops

Just a quick post to remind readers that in this time of highly flexible airline change and cancellation policies, it is worth monitoring any trips you have booked for price changes. This morning, I...

GoBank Accounts Closing, Changing To GO2bank & Adding $3.74 Fee For Walmart Load

Green Dot has announced that it's closing all GoBank accounts and, separately, launching a new product called GO2bank. The email they've sent to existing GoBank customers states the following: As a valued customer, we’d like to...

Quick tip: How to search for Air Canada Aeroplan award tickets

We recently wrote a post about Air Canada's Aeroplan potentially offering greater availability on United airlines flights than United is. Over the past week, I've seen at least a dozen questions between various private...

Choice Privileges Now Partnering With 20+ Casinos

Hyatt has a partnership with MGM Resorts M life, Wyndham has a partnership with Caesars Rewards and now Choice has a partnership with Penn National Gaming so that you can earn points when staying...

Changes coming to Bank of America Preferred Rewards for Wealth Management (but don’t panic...

A reddit user named ShadowRegent today flagged an announcement in the fine print on the Merrill Lynch web page that outlines the benefits of Preferred Rewards for Wealth Management indicating that program will end...

Marriott Moments back; Hilton offering festival tickets with points

During the pandemic, a number of hotel programs temporarily suspended the redemption of points for experience packages. This week, Marriott Moments re-launched their experiences auctions and Hilton Honors has today sent out an email...

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