Over the weekend I received messages letting me know that the bonus miles via the recent US Airways 50% hotel point transfer bonus were posting. Today I checked my own US Airways account and saw that my 50% bonus on transferred Wyndham Reward points has indeed posted! I had obtained those Wyndham Reward points very cheaply via the 2012 Daily Getaways promotion (which is returning next month), so in the… Read the Rest.
One of the most exciting points/travel deals for my family in 2011 and 2012 was the Daily Getaways. I have periodically checked their website to see if they had posted any updates related to this year. I had seen language on the site indicating that it was happening again this year, but I had not yet seen a date or any more detailed information….until now. As Deals We Like has… Read the Rest.
Happy Friday and a happy end to the five weeks of Daily Getaway Deals. It’s been about as I expected, at times lucrative, at times fun, and at times frustrating. However, in the end it was a very successful five weeks for many of us (at least according to the comments I have seen here). My family was able to get in on several deals including: Priority Club Points, Wyndham… Read the Rest.
Question: When does 50,000 or 100,000 hotel points at roughly a 1/3 of a cent a piece seem almost boring? Answer: When it is for Club Carlson points just days before the start of a Club Carlson promo where you can earn 138,000 bonus points! Today’s Daily Getaway deals offers 50,000 or 100,000 Club Carlson points for about $0.0039 cents a piece without an Amex and $0.0035 each with an… Read the Rest.
For many folks, tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Daily Getaway deal will be the last “big” deal of the promotion for the year….it’s a good one. It is for one of my favorite types of hotel points – Hyatt Gold Passport points. This deal is pretty straightforward as the best use of these points isn’t to transfer them to any airline, or use for some single obscure hotel located far, far away, it… Read the Rest.
I have loved the look of the Plaza Hotel in New York since seeing it in Home Alone 2 in the early 1990′s (perhaps the most memorable thing from that movie for me). I was a kid, and that hotel looked to be the epitome of opulence. When I lived in NYC, I never went into that hotel, in part because it was undergoing renovations for some of the time… Read the Rest.
We are now in the home stretch for the Daily Getaway Deals. It is the last week of the five week Daily Getaways Deals promotion. This week the hot ticket item will likely be the Hyatt points for sale on Wednesday (mark your calendars if you want a chance at that one), but Monday’s Best Western deal has some hidden value if you are a US Airways Grand Slam addict… Read the Rest.
I learned a few lessons today in the miles and points world that I wanted to share so you can avoid the mistakes I made. I guess in truth they weren’t really lessons learned so much as just good reminders for things I already knew. Also, I will announce the winner of the $100 United credit! 1. If you think you might want extremely inexpensive airport lounge access via the… Read the Rest.
I posted last night about the upcoming Choice Privileges points sale via the Daily Getaway Deals and some ways to use those points that would result in some great value. While I still think that some of those alternate uses such as a Grand Slam hit and points toward a Southwest Companion Pass are fantastic ways to use some of the points, I wanted to go back and cover some… Read the Rest.
Tomorrow (Thursday), Day 19 of the Daily Getaways brings us Choice Privileges points. These packages are promoted as two or three nights in various types of Choice hotels, but what really matters is the number of points that come with the package. You can redeem those points however you wish once they are deposited in your account. The points range from 32,000 to 40,000 per package. My parents frequent hotels… Read the Rest.