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Listen to Grant on the Miles to Memories Podcast

Good morning everyone.  Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of being a guest / co-host on the Miles to Memories Podcast.  I spoke with Shawn Coomer (MtM Founder) and Mark Ostermann (MtM Managing Editor), while Joe Cheung took the day/night off.  We talked about my British Airways / Match.com love story, our pre-honeymoon to Moorea, and our upcoming road trip to Carmel / Monterey.  Subscribe to the podcast here or click the play button below to stream the podcast.  Have a great day everyone.

P.S. If you want to listen to more podcasts where I was a guest / co-host, check out my new Podcasts & Interviews page.

Great Timeshare Vacation Package Deal: 3 Days / 2 Nights for Only 7,500 Wyndham Rewards Points

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend.  I just received this great timeshare vacation package deal from Wyndham Rewards.  You can get a 3 day / 2 night vacation package for only 7,500 Wyndham Rewards Points.  That’s 7,500 points total, not per night.  You must book through this special link by October 15, complete your stay by November 24, and attend a 2 hour timeshare presentation.  Keep reading to see the 6 cities / resorts participating in this timeshare vacation package deal.

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125K Chase IHG Premier Credit Card Sign Up Bonus Posts 2 Days After Other Points

Good morning everyone.  Last month, Laura applied for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card and was approved around July 10 (after her application was reviewed by Chase).  The sign up bonus was for 125,000 IHG Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.  Laura’s credit card statement closed a few days ago and I saw on her statement that the 125,000 “New Cardmember Bonus” Points were listed.  I then checked her IHG account balance but did not see the 125,000 IHG Points.  I was a little nervous and confused, but 2 days later, the 125,000 IHG Points posted to her account.  Phew!

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Hyatt Credit Card 25% Awards Rebate: Points Posted 8 Days After Completing Stay

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  Last week, I wrote My 1 Year Wedding Anniversary Trip to Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur and I mentioned 2 Hyatt promos that stacked:

For the first 2 nights, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Monterey using a free night certificate from Laura’s Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card and 15,000 World of Hyatt Points (category 4 Hyatt).  Thanks to 2 current Hyatt promos, Laura received 2,500 World of Hyatt Points from the Elite Member Bonus and she should receive another 3,750 World of Hyatt Points as part of the 25% rebate on award stays (15,000 x 25% = 3,750).  

At the time, I was still waiting for the 25% rebate on award stays to post to Laura’s Hyatt account.  After ~8 days, the rebated points posted to her Hyatt account.  The points came in 2 increments:

  • 15% x 15,000 = 2,250 (standard 15% bonus that all Hyatt members get)
  • 10% x 15,000 = 1,500 (extra 10% bonus that Hyatt credit card members get)

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American Express Hilton Aspire Resort Credit Applied Toward Restaurant Purchase in 3 Days

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday.  From June 1 through August 31, American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card members can now use their $250 resort credit toward restaurant purchases.  To test this out, I made a small restaurant purchase at Panera Bread (through their app) on June 1.  On June 4, the statement credit posted as HILTON RESORT CREDIT.  A 3 day turnaround time for statement credits is pretty standard for American Express.  The one downside with the $250 Hilton Resort Credit is that there is no tracker that shows how much you have spent or redeemed toward the $250 cap.

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