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Last Day to Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, December 4 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  If you have no plans tomorrow (Saturday, December 4), 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, December 4 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:

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3 Quick NYC Hotel Reviews: West 57th Street Hilton Club, Kimpton Muse & Conrad Midtown

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  Laura and I were in New York City last week for Thanksgiving and stayed at 3 different hotels.  I wasn’t planning on doing a full, in-depth review of each hotel, but I figured I could share quick reviews of each property.  First up is the West 57th Street by Hilton Club.  This property is part of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club timeshare group and we stayed there on a 2 night timeshare package that I bought a few years ago (before the pandemic).  We both attended a 90 minute timeshare presentation, but we didn’t buy anything.  After the presentation, we were given 5,000 Hilton Points, a $100 Stay A Night On Us certificate, and $100 in dining vouchers for nearby restaurants.  Our room was very nice, but the website photos don’t really sell the property.

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5 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: United (30%), Spirit (60%), Radisson Americas (100%), Etihad (50%) & Hilton (50%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  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, United Airlines is offering up to a 30% discount, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires today – November 30.

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Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, December 4 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  If you have no plans this Saturday (December 4), 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, December 4 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:

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Booking Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham Rewards Points is Really Easy (Just Call)

Good afternoon everyone.  A few months ago in April 2021, I wrote about My Experience Booking Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham Rewards Points.  The booking process has come a long way since April, so I wanted to provide an update and show how easy and quick it is to book a Vacasa Vacation Rental using your Wyndham Rewards Points.  Here are the steps I recommend:

  1. Start your search here: https://www.vacasa.com/search?maxbeds=1&maxrate=350&place=/usa/ (this will show all properties that have 1 bedroom and cost less than $350 / night)
  2. Enter the city or state you are interested in
  3. Enter your check in and check out dates (this will only show properties that are available for the duration of your stay)
  4. Then look at all the properties that have ratings / reviews, focusing your attention on properties that have the best / most / recent ratings
  5. Then look at the photos and read the description (some properties charge a resort fee or parking)
  6. Once you have identified your top 1-3 properties, it is time to book the reservation

For an upcoming trip to Maui, I settled on this Vacasa Vacation Rental: Hale Kai O Kihei 207 – Kihei, HI

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