Changes to American Express Centurion Lounge Access – Are you Affected?

American Express has made changes yet again to their lounge access policy. So of course the first thing we want to know is what those changes are and will we be affected. I wrote about the American Express Centurion Lounges and asked readers how they were feeling about them. Readers were mixed, with the chief complaint being the overcrowding of lounges. American Express did start limiting the number of guests cardholders could bring in with them, and as of October 2, they’ve made an even more restrictive change.

Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas – Travel with Grant meetup

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Act Now: FatWallet is Closing October 9, Request Last Cash Back Payment Now

Monday, October 9th, is the last day FatWallet’s site will be open. It’s closing, so make sure you don’t have any cash back sitting in your account. You need to request payment for your Cash Back balance! FatWallet is charging a monthly maintenance fee if you have any money sitting in your account. Everyone is now being shifted over to Ebates, FatWallet’s sister site, for discounted shopping and cash back. If you haven’t joined Ebates yet, here’s my referral link. Thanks in advance for signing up with my link, and have a great day!

World of Hyatt Announces Oasis, Blurring Lines Between Home & Hotel ($100 Off Code Expires October 31)

World of Hyatt sure is branching out lately. First they created the Try the World series of gift boxes. That’s a work in progress! Now they are luring us away from Airbnb / VRBO / Homeaway type stays with a new program called Oasis. According to this announcement, you’d be staying in a home yet receiving the amenities of a hotel-like stay. So far they’re rolling Oasis out in 22 cities around the world. We’ll also be able to earn Hyatt points and redeem them for stays.

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Giveaway: Share your Columbus Day Weekend Plans & Win a $10 Amazon eGift Card

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I don’t know about you, but I have big plans this Columbus Day Weekend.  I used a Hyatt Free Night Certificate and 30,000 Hyatt points to stay 3 nights at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course (15,000 Hyatt points / night or ~$200 / night).  I am going with my girlfriend on a relaxing weekend trip.  Monterey / Carmel holds a very special spot in my heart because my family and relatives used to drive up to Monterey from Southern California every year for Thanksgiving week.  Some of my favorite childhood memories happened in Monterey / Carmel, so I am very excited about returning.

Front entrance of the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Image source: https://monterey.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

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Join WallyPark Email List for Discounted Airport Parking (Available at 11 Airports in the US)

Do you like saving money? Do you live in a WallyPark city? Whether you travel for pleasure, business, or both, make Wally your friend! WallyPark is an off-airport company that services multiple U.S. airports. I first used WallyPark in San Diego back in 2013, and still use them when I need to park a car at an airport. I find their prices to be competitive and their service friendly and efficient. I’ve noticed they’ve grown a lot and even expanded their services to include oil changes and car washes. There are still plenty of times and circumstances, even in this Uber/Lyft world, when parking your car at the airport makes sense.

So if you live in one of the cities WallyPark services, make sure to get on their mailing list. 2 nights ago, I received an email with a promo code for 20% off WallyPark in San Diego!

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