One of the ways to my heart is absolutely through my stomach, so part of my devotion to Hyatt’s elite status program is due to the generosity of their breakfast benefit. If you have Diamond status, it is full breakfast for every registered guest in the room if there is no lounge open. With some hotels this even means almost unlimited room service breakfast. It is a tremendous benefit for… Read the Rest.
A couple of weeks ago I shared the news that US Airways was again offering a popular promo that offers a 50% bonus when transferring hotel points in from select hotel partners, including Wyndham Rewards. Since the transfer ratio from Wyndham Rewards is actually pretty good with the bonus, I transferred some of my own points both because it was a good deal, and to test out a couple of… Read the Rest.
Here are a few quick updates on some different happenings in the miles and points world today. Some folks on Flyertalk are reporting that many once again are being targeted for a United MileagePlus Card that offers 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months of having the card. You can then get an extra 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user. All in all, that is… Read the Rest.
Thanks to a reader who emailed me this morning with some info regarding a new United promotion where you can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for making hotel point transfers into the United MileagePlus program. At first the promotion sounded pretty interesting (especially for those who had been building hotel point balances in anticipation of the Grand Slam), but….the transfer rates are so miserable that even with up to… Read the Rest.
Marriott graciously is providing 50,000 Marriott points to the winner of a giveaway on this site in conjunction with their own “Traveling Type” Facebook contest that just ended (I believe they are announcing those winners soon). We had almost 900 valid entries for the 50K point giveaway on this site, so thanks very much to all who took the time to enter. I love being able to connect readers with… Read the Rest.
As soon as we got back from the 2012 Summer Olympics, I started planning a trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics that will be held in Sochi, Russia. The Olympics really are an amazing experience that brings folks from all over the world together, and I would love to be able to go to Russia and see figure skating, snowboarding, etc in about a year and a half. One of… Read the Rest.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I’ll keep this short, but I just wanted to announce the randomly selected winners of the 3,000 Hertz points and the Star MegaDO Cowboy Day ticket. 3,000 Hertz Gold Points Winner: Congrats to entry #420, Jonathan, who said: I’ll need a car after I fly first class to Hawaii! SMD4 Cowboy Day Winner: Congrats to entry #15, Hank ,who said: It will… Read the Rest.
If you haven’t already entered to win one of several awesome prizes from Marriott’s “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook game, the deadline is coming up soon on August 31st. Marriott is so excited about the game, that they are offering 50,000 Marriott points to a Mommy Points’ reader in order to help get the word out and remind everyone to play! In case you aren’t familiar with redeeming Marriott points,… Read the Rest.
Some of the major fall hotel promotions have now been announced, namely from Hyatt and Marriott. I’ll say up front that neither is a “knock your socks off” kind of promo, but both are interesting in their own way. Marriott Fall MegaBonus: Marriott runs “MegaBonus” promos many times per year, and there are actually just two weeks between the summer and fall MegaBonus promos this year. As is usual, there… Read the Rest.
A couple months ago I did a post that talked about several of the summer hotel promotions, but now that we are actually into summer, I wanted to revisit a few of the current promos, include a big reminder, and share a hotel promo rumor! I first wanted to remind everyone to start narrowing down their Starwood Preferred Guest “Nice Choice” selection, in case you haven’t already done so. The… Read the Rest.