Category Archives: Hotels + Points

How to Book Holiday Inn Club Vacations Properties with IHG Points & Free Night Certificates

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  My friend Brian just told me that it is possible to use IHG Rewards Points and IHG Free Night Certificates to book rooms at Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties (the timeshare and vacation rental wing of IHG).  I never knew this was possible, but Brian sent me a list of tips in order to book the reservation.  Long story short, you can book rooms online with IHG Points (with all points or with Cash and Points), but if you want to use a Free Night Certificate, you will need to call IHG Reservations (877-318-5890).

To see the 28 Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties, you can view the map here.  This map is not super helpful, but don’t worry, I created a list of the 28 properties below.

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Hilton Vacation Package Offer: 3 Nights + 50K Points for $199 in Orlando or Las Vegas

Good evening everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I just received an email from Hilton Grand Vacations where you can get a 3 night stay in Orlando or Las Vegas + 50,000 Hilton Points for $199.  Part of the offer requires attending a 2 hour timeshare presentation (please see the terms and conditions before booking).  I’m not sure if this matters, but I am in California, I have Hilton Diamond Elite Status, and I have an American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card.  Here is the email I received from Hilton Grand Vacations:

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Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, October 2 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  If you have no plans this Saturday (October 2), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, October 2 at 8am PT / 11am ET.  I have attended all of the FTU Virtual Seminars over the last year and they are always well done, educational, and entertaining – and I am sure this seminar will be no exception!  Here is the schedule and lineup of speakers.

If you register for the seminar on Saturday, but are unable to watch the live stream, you can access the recording of the seminar and watch later on.  This is also a great way to re-watch your favorite presentations and catch any details that you originally missed.

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Are Points Posting Slower from Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card? [Fixed Now]

Updated on 10/8/21 at 11:45am PT: I believe this issue is fixed now.  My recent statement closed on October 5 and my Wyndham Rewards Points posted to my account on October 6.


Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I’ve written a few posts about the new Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card over the last few months including this recent article: More Barclays Business Credit Cards Bugs & Finance Charge / Interest Fee Errors.  I may have discovered another issue with Wyndham Rewards Points posting very slowly from Barclays to your Wyndham Rewards account.

As you can see, I received 716 points on 9/21/21.  Before September, my points would post between the 5th and 8th of every month, usually 1 day after my statement closes.  The description also changed from “Barclays Earning” to “Barclays Marketing, Advertising, Utilities Earning”.

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Wyndham Timeshare Vacation Package: 3 Nights + 15K Points for $199 in Las Vegas, Orlando, Oceanside & Myrtle Beach

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  This morning, I received an email from Wyndham Vacation Resorts for a 3 night stay in Las Vegas, Orlando, Oceanside & Myrtle Beach + 15,000 Wyndham Rewards Points for $199.  These vacation packages require attending a 2 hour timeshare presentation (please see the terms and conditions before booking).  I’m not sure if this matters, but I am in California, I have Wyndham Rewards Diamond Elite Status and have the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card.  You need to book your reservation by October 31 and you must complete your stay within 12 months.  Here is the email I received from Wyndham Vacation Resorts:

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