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10% Rebate on Redeemed Hyatt Points (Promotion Ends September 30)

Got Hyatt hotel nights booked? Are they now through the end of September? If so, make sure you’re registered for this promo and get 10% of your redeemed points back! Doesn’t matter whether you’re using all points or points and cash. It’s been a while since this promo was offered by Hyatt. Last time it ran, the night before the promo started I had just checked out of a Hyatt hotel stay……bummer. And wouldn’t you know it, even though I’ve already stayed over 90 nights at Hyatt properties this year, right now I don’t have a single Hyatt stay planned for September. But if YOU DO, make sure to get in on this deal. And if you need some points to top off your Hyatt account for those points rebate nights, right now you can buy Hyatt points with up to a 40% bonus right now.

Business Travelers: What Do You Look for in a Hotel?

As much as I travel, and as great as my own gusto for travel is, I’m always impressed by the stamina of business travelers. You know, those travelers who week after week head out either to the same location or various locations due to living in one place and conducting business in another. I don’t actually have many friends who spend their weeks living this life, but recently I sat down and talked with my friend Rachel who has been a business traveler for a few years now and travels three weeks out of every month. I was curious about what she looks for in a hotel and how she makes accommodation choices.

Rachel’s Story

Due to a change in business travel locations, about two years ago Rachel switched from Marriott Rewards loyalty to Hilton Honors loyalty. She was pleased with Marriott, so the switch was based purely on Hilton property locations that worked better for her business location. She’s enjoying Hilton properties and has quite a huge accumulation of Hilton points now! For her, hotel location being close to her business is always more important than being close to an airport. Rachel easily maintains Hilton Honors Gold Elite Status. Continue reading

Keep or Close? Old Chase IHG Rewards Select & Hyatt Credit Cards

Good morning everyone.  A few readers have asked me if they should keep their old Chase IHG Rewards Select Credit Card ($49 annual fee) and old Chase Hyatt Credit Card ($75 annual fee) in exchange for the annual free night certificate.  As a reminder, the free night certificates are not really free, since you pay the annual fee before getting the free night certificate – they are more like prepaid free night certificates with a strict expiration date.  Both of these credit cards are no longer available to new applicants, so if you do not have these credit cards right now, there is no way for you to get them now.  That also means that if you ever cancel or upgrade to the new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card or the new Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card, you will never be able to get the old Chase IHG Rewards Select Credit Card and old Chase Hyatt Credit Card again.

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Don’t Overpay For Your Hotel Rooms!

Everyone loves a good hotel sale! I don’t know about you but to me, getting a hotel on sale means paying less than you normally would. Sales aren’t everyday events but getting the best price possible on each and every hotel stay can be an every trip event! It’s easy to know if the price you’re paying for your hotel stays is the very lowest price possible. Continue reading

100K Hilton Points Post 4 Days After Meeting Minimum Spending Requirement

Good morning everyone.  I know what you’re thinking… another Hilton post!?  Yes, I’m sorry for all the Hilton love lately, but I promise this post is worth it.  As you know, I was recently approved for the American Express Hilton Business Credit Card during my Mini July App-O-Rama.  I was refreshing my Award Wallet account this afternoon and noticed that my Hilton account balance went up 100,000 Hilton Points.  I logged into my Hilton account and saw that the 100,000 Hilton Points from my American Express Hilton Business Credit Card had just posted.  Wippie!  That was fast.  I then logged into my American Express online account to see just how fast the 100,000 Hilton Points posted to my account.

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