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Comparing Credit Card Spending Requirements for Top-tier Hotel Elite Status

There was a time when most of us thought top-tier hotel elite status was out of reach. After all, who stays 25-50 nights at hotels every year? Mostly business travelers. Thanks to rewards credit cards, that’s no longer the case.… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown The Loop Hotel Review

Hotel lobby of Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown The Loop

The Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown The Loop is probably the best value hotel you can book on points in Chicago. Last October, I visited Chicago for a few days while attending the annual Chicago Seminars. My younger sister was with… Continue Reading

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Rewards Program Changes Coming in 2017

The new year is off to kind of a shaky start, with many upcoming changes in the points and miles world to be aware of. Some of them are good, while others you really have to put your rose-colored glasses… Continue Reading

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World of Hyatt: Hacking Hyatt’s New Rewards Program

Say that three times fast. Yesterday, Hyatt introduced a new rewards program called World of Hyatt, which will go into effect on March 1, 2017. The changes are negative for most people, especially those who earn elite status via mattress… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in October

I’ve slacked off on writing my monthly things to do lists partly because I got lazy and partly because…there was nothing to do. That’s changed with the end of the year approaching. Lots of promotions, both targeted and public, are… Continue Reading

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How a FREE Club1 Hotels Membership Can Save You 50% on Travel

Lovers Beach Cabo San Lucas

Yesterday, I wrote about Club1 Hotels and their free 1-year membership offer for readers. To recap, Club1 Hotels is a members-only website that offers incredible savings on hotel bookings – I’ve found over 50% savings on hotel rates through their… Continue Reading

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Free Club1 Hotels Membership Worth $675 Plus $150 Credit Giveaway!

When it comes to saving money on travel, I’ve always been the go-to person for my friends and family members. While some of them collect miles, most of them just want to know how they can save on paid travel, and I think I… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle Hotel Review

My stay at the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles De Gaulle wasn’t planned but turned out to be just what I needed. After a hellish few days, I ended up at Charles De Gaulle Airport, which is perhaps the worst airport… Continue Reading

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Earn Airline Miles AND Save on Hotel Bookings With Agoda PointsMAX

Cheap hotel rates with Agoda PointsMAX

Most of you are familiar with Agoda, an OTA booking site for hotel and flight bookings. Earlier this year, Agoda launched PointsMAX, which enables members to earn frequent flyer miles on hotel bookings. I was recently asked by Agoda to… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Suite Dining Area

After a two hour AirBerlin flight from Munich, on which I was seated in the bulkhead next to the most annoying mother-daughter who talked  THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE FLIGHT, I landed at Thessaloniki Airport. It was a beautiful day and… Continue Reading