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Best uses for Marriott free night certificates (35K and 50K)

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In recent posts, I asked readers for recommendations for the best places to use free night certificates, and the response was awesome.  In the second iteration of this post I present many more of...

Emirates removing round trip discount on first class award tickets

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One Mile at a Time reports that as of July 1, 2021, Emirates will only allow Flex Plus awards for first class. This means that the round trip discount will no longer exist. As...

The Greenbrier Pigeon Forge Vacasa rental via Wyndham Rewards. Bottom line review.

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This week, I had the chance to try out my first Vacasa vacation rental booked via Wyndham Rewards. The Greenbrier 2936 is a Vacasa-managed 1-bedroom cabin in the Legacy Mountain Resort in Sevierville, TN...

Best Hyatt Category 1-4 Hotels & Resorts

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I've updated this post with many reader suggestions, including another category 4 hotel in Hawaii! I recently wrote about my plans for using free night certificates from Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott ( “Forced” to adventure...

Buy points for less: Save on Choice, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, and Wyndham points

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  There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you're doing, it's often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better...

25% transfer bonus: Brex to Avianca LifeMiles

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Avianca LifeMiles is offering a 25% transfer bonus on points transferred from Brex, or Capital One, until July 2, 2021.  We reported the Capital One transfer bonus earlier here.  Note that while Capital One...

25% transfer bonus: Amex to Hawaiian Airlines’ HawaiianMiles

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Amex is offering a 25% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines miles through June 30th, 2021. The Deal Through June 30th, get 25% more Hawaiian Airlines' HawaiianMiles when transferring from Amex Membership Rewards. Note that...

25% transfer bonus: Capital One to Avianca LifeMiles

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Capital One is offering a 25% transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles until July 2, 2021.  The standard transfer rate is 1,000 Capital One Miles to 1,000 LifeMiles, but with this promotion, 1,000 Capital One...

Best Radisson hotels in the U.S. for your free night certificates

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The Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Card offers a free night certificate after each $10K of annual spend, up to $30K.  Each certificate can be used to stay at any Radisson hotel in the...

Hilton extends free night certificates due to expire 8/31

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Yesterday, Hilton announced that they have extended free night certificates that were set to Expire 8/31/21 and those will now expire on 1/3/22. This only affects those certificates that were originally issued prior to...

British Airways increases guaranteed award seats

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One Mile at a Time reports a positive development from the British Airways Executive Club program: they have doubled the number of guaranteed award seats on every flight. Note of course that British Airways award seats...

Best uses for IHG 40K free night certificates

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I recently wrote about my plans for using free night certificates from Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott (“Forced” to adventure due to free night certs). In that post I asked readers for recommendations, and the...

Marriott limits Points Advance holds to no more than 60 days

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Marriott Bonvoy's Points Advance option is a relatively unique loyalty program feature. Unlike competitors, Marriott allows any member to easily make a points reservation online even when they don't have enough points in their...

The trick to finding IHG 40K free nights

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The IHG Premier card and the IHG Select card (no longer available to new applicants) offer a free night certificate each year upon renewal.  IHG also often offers these free night certificates as rewards...

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