About a month or so ago I saw an option to redeem 7,500 Starwood Preferred Guest points for two luxury suite seats at a Cub’s home game at Wrigley Field. I value SPG points at greater than two cents per point value, but I value this experience even higher than that. It just so happened that the deal appeared as I was trying to plan something special for my husband’s… Read the Rest.
Today is the last day of April, so that means it is the last day for some various promos and deals in the miles and points world. Here’s a quick rundown of what ends today, so that you don’t accidentally miss out on anything that is important to you! Last day to purchase AviancaTaca LifeMiles at 100% bonus, which comes to 1.5 cents per mile. You can use these miles… Read the Rest.
Someone in my household who will remain nameless is quickly approaching a BIG birthday. The actual big date isn’t until next year, but we are warming up to it by stepping up the birthday celebrations a notch this year. Though he did dub our small family celebration at a local Hyatt The Best. Birthday. Ever. last year, so I guess the bar was already set kinda high. Anyway, last week… Read the Rest.
The Starwood Preferred Guest program has given away $50 Ticketmaster concert cash codes in the past. I took advantage of that promo and it worked out great with very little effort on my part. This time getting the Ticketmaster codes takes a little more work than it did last time, but it is still a promo worth paying attention to if you have some SPG stays in your near future. … Read the Rest.
For the most part I like to use my miles and points for travel, but every now and then I stumble across a pretty reasonable deal to use points for something else. Over the past few years I have seen some decent opportunities to use SPG points via the “Moments by SPG” program to gain access to different events. Today I saw some packages posted in the SPG Moments program… Read the Rest.
Yesterday kicked off the start of the second quarter Hilton HHonors promo and today Starwood Preferred Guest announced their next bonus points promotion. With the exception of Hilton, most hotel programs do not operate their promotions on a tight quarterly schedule. It is common to see gaps (sometimes a couple of months long) between promos. So, I am pretty pleased that the next SPG promo will start on May 1… Read the Rest.
There are many reports of a nice little gift from Starwood Preferred Guest when you qualify or requalify for Gold or Platinum elite status in 2013. For those not familiar, the traditional route of achieving Gold status is 10 stays or 25 nights at SPG hotels in a calendar year. Platinum status is achieved via 25 stays or 50 nights in a calendar year. Remember with SPG that award stays… Read the Rest.
Here are a few fast updates from the ever-changing world of miles and points…. As expected, American Airlines matched the British Airways promo that was announced earlier this week. If you fly in an eligible fare class from the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and Europe in First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fares* on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies flights then you get 20,000 bonus AAdvantage… Read the Rest.
In case you have missed them, here are a few quick updates from the miles and points world… There is up to a 25% bonus on purchasing Starwood Preferred Guest points through 4/30/13. SPG points are very valuable, though are probably a bit less valuable than they were a few months ago. If you purchase the 13,000 – 20,000 points you are given the full 25% discount. That comes to… Read the Rest.
It looks like Lucky and I have come to the same conclusion… Starwood Cash and Points reservations are now more available than they were before the cash and points award chart was changed yesterday. I spent a unhealthy healthy amount of time playing with cash and points reservations in the days and weeks leading up to the award chart change, so there are some properties that I am pretty familiar… Read the Rest.