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Tag: Sweet Spot Spotlight

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Award spotlight: Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

Rancho Santana is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is bookable with Choice Privileges points.  I stumbled upon this place when researching...
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Air France & KLM across Europe for less [Sweet-Spot Spotlight]

Since this post was originally written, I've stumbled upon a neat little trick.  It is sometimes possible to reduce award prices by flying with...
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Sweet spot awards that I actually use [On Greg’s Mind]

We frequently post about great deals using points & miles, and we refer to these as "sweet spot awards."  Some of these are almost...
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Capital One Miles Sweet Spots

Capital One really shook things up in the rewards card space when they increased the transfer ratio to 1:1 on almost all of their airline...
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Nordic Choice Sweet-Spots: Great Value w/ Choice Points

I've long heard that redeeming Choice Privileges points at Nordic Choice Hotels offered great value, but I've never previously looked very closely at this. ...
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The Best Points-Bookable Hotels in the World

Travel & Leisure recently published The Top 100 Hotels in the World for 2021.  It's fun to peruse the list and dream about visiting some...
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Amex Membership Rewards sweet spots

Update 7/6/21: With the huge new Membership Rewards points offer available, some readers will find themselves wondering how best to use Membership Rewards points,...
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New IHG Sweet Spot: Dynamic Pricing + 4th Night Free For Huge Savings

Update 4/18/21: Seeing as IHG has been playing games with dynamic pricing recently (see this post and this subsequent update), I thought it'd be...
Qantas Sweet Spots

Qantas Sweet Spots for award tickets (economy and business class)

Qantas sweet spots are governed by the distance from the start point of your trip to the end point. While Qantas has a distance-based...
Etihad Guest Sweet Spots

Etihad Guest Sweet Spots for award tickets in business class or economy

Etihad Guest sweet spots are among some of the most interesting values with some of the cheapest partner award pricing (in very specific situations)...
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Searching for Emirates sweet spots with partner airline awards [JAL, Copa, and Qantas awards...

UPDATE 3/2/2021: Emirates has completed their partner devaluations. Now all partner awards follow the same not-great distance based award chart. I no longer know...
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Citi ThankYou points sweet spots for high value redemptions

While ThankYou points came out less valuable than Chase or Amex points when we last updated our Reasonable Redemption Values (See: A big change...
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Lap infant award tickets for less: New Aeroplan fee is $25 CAD or 2500...

Lap infant award ticket prices vary widely between programs, but Air Canada's Aeroplan is going from being one of the best options for lap infant...
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Park Hyatt Zanzibar Royal Residence for 30K points per night

Following my post "Most exciting Hyatt premium suites bookable with points in the US," I've been researching the most exciting bookable-with-points premium suites outside...

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