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Does SPG Amex Card Night & Stay Credit Benefit Apply...

by Points, Miles & Martinis
A few weeks ago I shared how I was applying for the SPG Amex credit card. One of the benefits of the card in addition to the signup bonus offer, is the 2 stay and 5 night credit each year. This benefit actually posts immediately upon activating the card....

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Google Flights Map reveals the airfare deals

Loyalty Traveler

Google Flights has been my go to website for finding low airfare deals out of an expensive airport like MRY, Monterey, California. This post shows how I search for low flights from Monterey. You can...

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Why Family Travel Is So Important

Mommy Points

I’m pretty easy going with a lot of things in life (or at least I try to be), but like with most people, there are some topics that I’m pretty passionate about.  Given what I spend my...

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Citibank Hilton 50,000 Point Offer: New Link Found,...

View from the Wing

While the link that I had for Citibank’s 50,000 point bonus for the Hilton Visa Signature card expired yesterday, reader Phil emails to let me know that there’s another link that will not...

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It’s Saturday again, and it’s time to put your seatback in the upright position, ensure you luggage is in the overhead bin and your tray table is stowed as we go to this week’s video. This week, for those of us who have flown aboard A380s (or with some... Read more

My friend came up with a brilliant idea that I can hardly wait to try on my next vacation. It's simple but very indulgent. Genius! Read more

Time to get back to our good ol’ weekly giveaway. This week I am giving away a bunch of travel stuff I think you will like. All of these things I use from an auto/airplane power inverter plus a 10,000mAh power brick (& a tiny spare 2600mAh one just in case). So what do... Read more

Last month there was lots of talk in the media that North Korea would be requiring men to get the same haircut as leader Kim Jong Un. A couple of days after hearing about this, USA Today reported that these stories were most likely not true. With little known about Kim Jong Un... Read more

So it’s not really a big deal, but I’m never thrilled when my Birchbox contains a food item or tea bag in place of a […] Read more

The other day we shared an opportunity for Points, Miles & Martinis readers to enter our giveaway for a chance to win 2,200 Hertz Golf Plus Rewards points, enough for a weekend rental. Hertz is continuing to innovate their loyalty program with new features so we thought it... Read more

In the April issue of Travel + Leisure, writer Melanie Lieberman goes deep inside the beast that is the airline snack industry for an in-depth expose on– wait. No. That’s not true. There’s no incisive investigative reporting, but there is a pretty fun... Read more

On the third night of an Iowa Ag Tours two weeks ago, our group checked into the Hilton Garden Inn Ames, Iowa. My surprise was learning I had been upgraded to a one-bedroom suite. I did not tell the other travelers about my upgrade. Only today, did I realize that I am Hilton... Read more

A month ago I reported that American planned to eliminate confirmed-at-booking access to extra legroom economy seats for first-tier elites effective March 17. Only March 17 came and went and several American AAdvantage Gold members and similar tier elites shared with me that... Read more

Elite status seems like a pure fringe benefit.  From traveling for work so much, you get a set of benefits at hotels and airlines to […] Read more

While standing in line for boarding of my flight to Frankfurt a couple weeks ago I (along with everyone else in line) was approached by a guy handing out what appeared to be business cards. Yeah, I thought it was strange. But it turns out he was soliciting passengers to complete... Read more

We weren't expecting to spend all of our vacation at the pool, but the pools here were just so fantastic that we never left! And we'll be back! Read more

This past week in South Africa I learned so much about what it takes to produce great photos that my head is spinning. While I still have a long way to go (and tons of equipment to buy) before I become great at photography, I’m excited to keep on learning in future... Read more

While I am not a nudist and don’t intend to become one any time soon I found some recent news from Germany to be very interesting. Munich has “designated six official ‘Urban Naked Zones‘ in parks offering privacy but also only minutes away from the busy... Read more

If you read about 5K races, you have undoubtedly seen advertisements or mentions of The Color Run. The Color Run says that it is “the happiest 5K on the planet” and continues to expand throughout the world. They currently are held in almost 100 cities around the... Read more

Hilton’s limited time offer for the Citi Hilton HHonorsTM Visa Signature® Card is ending today, April 18, 2014. New applicants will receive 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first four months, plus a $50 statement credit after spending $50+ at a Hilton hotel... Read more

Are you valuing miles based on the absolute maximum cost you'd be willing to pay for the premium cabin products you're using miles for, or lowering that valuation a bit based on the number of options you have to redeem for that product?The post How Much Should You Value Miles?... Read more

When my JAL flight had to be re-booked on AA metal due to weather in Chicago, I was more than a bit upset. Instead of experiencing the JAL SKY SUITE, I was rerouted on one of American’s older 777s from Dallas to Tokyo. Don’t worry though, I got to experience the JAL SKY... Read more