Various Hotel Program Updates for 2015

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Club Carlson Members who have Silver, Gold, or Concierge status will now be able to have discounts on food and beverages at participating hotels worldwide. Previously, the discounts only applied to in-hotel restaurants in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It also looks like they increased the discount from 15% to 20% for Concierge status.…

Points and Miles Updates 2.26.15

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IHG Points Break list is out where you can redeem hotels for 5,000 points. These are few and far between but it may help someone during their travels. Bookings valid through May 31, 2015. Starwood.hotels has partnered with Uber where you can earn 1 Starpoints for every dollar spend with Uber. You must have one…

Tips For Timeshare Presentations

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Two popular posts I have written about Timeshare Presentations are my Holiday Inn Club Vacation (HIVC) Presentation in Vegas and the Hilton Grand Vacation (HGV) Presentation in Vegas. If you have the time and/or patience to sit through one of these presentations, they could be pretty good deals. If you want to know about current offers,…

Making Your Money Work for You

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If you are in this points and miles game, you probably love saving money. You might even do some couponing or enjoy finding new ways to make money. With interest rates so low, our money sitting in the bank is not doing anything useful. I’m sure its just depreciating in value as we speak due…

Delta’s Temporary 20 min Bag Guarantee

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Until March 31, 2015, if your checked-in bag on a domestic flight does not arrive within 20 min of your arrival, you can fill out this form within 3 days of flight to receive 2,500 miles. According to the website, “you must be a SkyMiles member at the time of travel to be eligible and…

Discounted Flights on AlaskaAir from West Coast to Hawaii

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Alaska sent out their insider newsletter letting subscribers know about their 5% discount on select economy flights. You must book by 2/23/15 and you must travel from 3/3/2015 to 4/1/2015. Their select discounted flights also include several Hawaiian islands from the west coast. Below are the selected flights: From San Jose, CA From San Deigo, CA If…

American and US Airways Off Peak Economy Awards

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I had previously posted about American Airlines reduced mileage awards by having a CitiAAdvantage credit card and want to go over another mileage saving option which is the American and US Airways off peak economy awards. These are designated times during the year to select regions in the world where it will cost you less points…