Good morning everyone. Since Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner, several hotels are running buy points promos now. I wrote about 7 airline buy miles / points promos yesterday and I have all the latest offers on my Buy Miles & Points Page. Always check the math to make sure that buying points makes sense for you. Do not buy points speculatively unless you have a use in mind. With that said, here are the 6 promos that are ending soon. First up, Choice Hotels is offering a 25% discount when you purchase Choice Privileges points. This offer expires on November 26.
Good morning everyone, happy Friday! A few weeks ago, I was at the Chicago Seminars travel conference and learned about SELECT, an elite membership that offers exclusive discounts on travel, dining, events and much more. According to their website, “SELECT members enjoy unpublished rates at over 500,000 hotels & resorts and VIP perks and treatment at thousands of premier restaurants, travel partners, nightlife venues, retailers, and experiences. Enjoy airfare discounts, rental car savings, complimentary elite status and more – opportunities you won’t find offered to the general public.” Here are some of the benefits SELECT members have access to:
- 5% off Hawaiian Airlines flights
- 12% off Air New Zealand flights
- 20% off Silvercar
- 15% off Hyatt
- 15% off Brooks Brothers
- 30% off Tumi
- 25% off Tommy Bahama
- 15% off Bose and much more.
I signed up for a SELECT membership since they were running a promotion at the Chicago Seminars. You can get a $50 discount by using my SELECT link. As you can see, there are 8 distinct headings when you sign into your SELECT account. I will go through each heading and show you a sample deal available. I did not pick and choose the best deals from each heading, just deals that stood out to me. Lastly, new deals are constantly being added to SELECT, so check back often. Under the Hotels heading, they offer up to 70% off bookings at 200,000+ hotels and 10% cash back at 300,000+ hotels.
World of Hyatt program changes have been coming at us from all sides. I wrote about the major ones last week. Because of how Hyatt is now charging on their Cash+Points rate, going forward the math makes more sense to book rooms using an all points rate. Then it struck me. I better start accruing way more Hyatt points if I won’t be able to stretch points and their value like I used to. So I began looking at my options for increasing my Hyatt points stash. Continue reading
World of Hyatt program changes have been coming at us fast and furious these past few weeks. As I say, Hyatt giveth and Hyatt taketh away. Rather than write multiple posts on each change I thought it best to have them here all in one place. As with all change and perceptions, how you view them depends on your lens. Let’s start with Hyatt’s “giveth” first. Continue reading
Boston is a city of World Series champions, and I’ve long been a champion of Boston as a winning city to visit! Have you been to Boston? It may seem like a strange question, but I find that a lot of people haven’t been to one of my favorite cities. I’m not exactly a tourist there, and not exactly a local, either. I’m sort of an in-betweener because I went to college there and lived in Boston after that, so I know the area really well. Continue reading