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3 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Radisson Hotels Americas (50%), Spirit (60%) & IHG (100%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 3 offers that end in the next week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 3 offers that end soon.

Up first, Radisson Hotels Americas is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of Radisson Rewards Americas Points you purchase.  This offer expires today – October 14.

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5 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Air Canada (85%), Choice (35%), United (100%), Marriott (50%) & Radisson Hotels Americas (50%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 5 offers that end in the next week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 5 offers that end soon.

Up first, Air Canada is offering up to an 85% bonus, depending on the number of Air Canada Aeroplan Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on October 9.

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Buy Tickets to the Chicago Seminars (Oct 21-23), FTU Virtual (Oct 29), Orange County FTU (Nov 12-13) & FTU Virtual (Dec 3)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  There are lots of fun miles & points events coming up in the next few months, so check your schedule and see if you can attend any of these events.  I will be presenting on Vacasa Vacation Rentals and How to Cancel & Rebook Hotels, Airlines & Rental Cars, so if you are interested in those topics, I recommend attending the in-person or virtual events.  Here are details for these 4 events:

Chicago Seminars

  • Date / Time: October 21-23 (4pm – 8:30pm on Friday, 8am – 8pm on Saturday, 8am – 4pm on Sunday)
  • Location: Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove (next to Chicago O’Hare Airport with free airport shuttle)
  • Price: $135
  • Info: FlyerTalk thread
  • Purchase: Eventbrite booking link
  • Grant’s Presentations: Vacasa Vacation Rentals and How to Cancel & Rebook Hotels, Airlines & Rental Cars – date and time TBD

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3 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Hyatt (30%), Radisson Hotels (40%) & Air Canada (85%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 3 offers that end in the next week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 3 offers that end soon.

Up first, Hyatt is offering up to a 30% discount, depending on the number of World of Hyatt Points you purchase.  This offer expires today – September 30.

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A Letter to my Younger Travel Hacker Self

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  Last night, my wife and I were watching Lifetime’s Married at First Sight.  On that episode, the contestant wrote letters to their younger selves, so I thought it would be fun to write a letter to my younger travel hacker self.  Here goes…

Dear Grant,

Your love of travel will continue to grow and you will experience many amazing sights, sounds, food, and memories along the way.  Enjoy the little things in life (like an upgrade or two), but remember to be flexible with your travel plans when things don’t go your way. 

Find people who love travel and travel hacking as much as you do, but don’t be discouraged if your close family and friends are not as excited about these things as you are.  

Take the trips you want to take when you want to go, even if they are not the most flashy or exciting. Don’t chase other’s dream trips and don’t compare yourself or your trips to others.  

Set low expectations for your trips so that you will be happily surprised with the journey.

Last but not least, don’t fall in love with a single credit card or reward program, they can break your heart at a moment’s notice.  Remember, loyalty is not always a two way street.

Sincerely, yourself, from the future

Grant

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