San Diego Miles and Points Meet Up on Saturday June 7

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San Diego Miles and Points Meet Up on Saturday June 7

One of my close friends lives down in San Diego and she has been telling me to come down and do a miles and points meet up.  After comparing our travel schedules, we finally settled on Saturday June 7.  The location and time has yet to be set.  If no one shows up, I guess it will just be the two of us, sharing millions* of secrets about travel hacking, booking premium class awards, hotel loyalty programs, and sweet cash back deals.

(*slight exaggeration)

I also have a Marriott Category 1-5 Free Night Certificate that expires at the end of July, that I need to use as well.

Unused Marriott Stay Certificate

I have narrowed down my choices to these 3 properties.  I will probably book whatever hotel is close to where we meet, when that is decided.  Since I don’t San Diego very well (besides Legoland, Sea World, and Petco Park), I am open to suggestions for places to meet, probably for a casual dinner.

SD Map

If you have any suggestions, please let me know.  If you will be able to attend or think you might be able to attend, please let me know as well.  I’m looking forward to meeting some new faces next weekend.

26 thoughts on “San Diego Miles and Points Meet Up on Saturday June 7

  1. Mike

    Grant: Do you know if you can use AMEX gift certs to buy Walmart Money Orders? I was denied today. The device (with a register paying attention…non idiot) asked for my 3 digit code. I entered the 3 digits on the back. Wouldn’t take it. She told me that they (meaning all of Walmart) does not take AMEX gift certs for money orders. She was real nice about it. However, I’ve read tons of past blog articles that say they do.

    Any thoughts?

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    1. Grant

      American Express gift certificates, not gift cards? I have never heard about American Express gift certificates. I know you *cannot* use American Express gift cards since they do not have PINs.

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  2. Ben Hughes (@rubiety)

    I’m in San Diego and would love to come. I can definitely recommend that Courtyard Central – I had a nice stay there on a MegaBonus certificate a couple months ago. Have been to the Residence Inn too, but I prefer the Courtyard. Both are easy driving distance to everything in downtown/uptown.

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  3. Mike

    We have 3 Barclay’s Arrival cards in our family. They just sent a pretty easy promo to hit. Spend $750 in June, July, and Aug (each month, no misses), and get 5000 points.

    That’s an easy $50 when you can simply by gift cards. I checked the fine print. They’re not excluded.

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  4. Steven

    Grant – A couple friends and I would like to join. We are fans of you… :-).. Please let me know what kind of food you like to eat. I will make some recommendations. There are many restaurants in Downtown Gaslamp, Seaport Village, Headquarters (new shopping area next Seaport Village), etc…

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    1. Grant

      Thank you Steven, I’m surprised I have so many fans in SD. Any restaurants you can recommend near the Courtyard Marriott?

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          1. chrisflyer66

            I like PF Changs, but I wonder if it would be busy on a Saturday night. We could certainly make a reservation, but they may not want us to hang out and talk for a few hours after dinner if they are busy. Maybe we could head to a boba tea shop or a starbucks or something like that after dinner for a good place to chat.

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