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Convert Choice Hotels Points to Cash with Bakkt App (32K Points = $100)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  Earlier this week, it became possible to convert Radisson Hotels Americas Points into Choice Hotels Points on a 2:1 exchange rate (2,000 Radisson Hotels Americas Points = 1,000 Choice Hotels Points). Last year, Choice Hotels partnered with the Bakkt app to allow you to convert points to cash.  If you now have Choice Hotels Points, you may want to consider converting some Choice Hotels Points to cash with the Bakkt app.

I do not plan on converting any Choice Hotels Points with Bakkt since I can get more value redeeming points for award stays.  You can also transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Choice Hotels Points at a 1:2 exchange rate (1,000 Citi ThankYou Points = 2,000 Choice Hotels Points).  If you do not have any plans to use your Choice Hotels Points for award stays and do not plan on transferring points into your Choice Hotels account, you may want to consider this option.

To get started, download the Bakkt app (iOS or Android), create an account, and then link your Choice Hotels account.  Currently, Bakkt only partners with Choice Hotels and Wyndham Hotels.  Click on your Choice account.

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5 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Spirit (80%), British Airways (40%), Avianca (160%), Air Canada (100%) & United (90%)

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 the 5 offers that end soon.

Up first, Spirit Airlines is offering up to an 80% bonus, depending on the number of Spirit Airlines Free Spirit Miles you purchase.  This offer expires today – January 20.

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Wild Prediction: Chase Freedom Unlimited will Change to 2X Everywhere

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  As you know, I like to make Wild & Crazy Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions.  Today’s prediction missed the official 2023 deadline, but it just came to me, so I thought it was worth sharing.  As I reminder, I am 100% correct 1% correct on my predictions, so take this with a grain of salt.

As a reminder, the Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card currently earns 1.5% cash back everywhere (1.5X Chase Ultimate Rewards per dollar).  That used to be great until the likes of the Citi Double Cash Credit Card (2% cash back everyone / 2x Citi ThankYou Points), American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card (2X Membership Rewards Points everywhere), Capital One Venture X Credit Card (2X Capital One Miles everywhere), and the handful of other 2% cash back cards came onto the scene.

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3 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Frontier (125%), Hyatt (25%) & Spirit (80%)

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, Frontier Airlines is offering up to a 125% bonus, depending on the number of Frontier Airlines Early Returns Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on January 15.

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[Targeted] Westin Princeville, Kauai Timeshare Vacation Package: $799 for 5 Nights + 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  Yesterday, I wrote Hilton Timeshare Vacation Package Deals: $299 for 4 Night Stay + 150,000 HH Points (7 Destinations Available) [Expires January 10].  Today, I have a targeted timeshare vacation package offer at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas on the north shore of Kauai.  The cost is $799 for a 5 Night / 6 Day stay, plus you have your choice of 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points or a $75 resort credit.  15K points is worth $100 to me, so that brings the cost to ~$140 / night.  You do need to attend a 2 hour timeshare sales presentation, but that seems like a pretty good deal for a great property in Hawaii.  I have experience with timeshare sales presentations and they are not too bad.  I will go through the booking process to show you what it is like, what is included, and how much it costs.

Here is the letter I received and here is the link to the landing page.  Unfortunately, this offer is only available if you received a targeted email or letter with a personalize code.  You might be able to call in and see if you are eligible at 1-855-762-0111.

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