Cheap Flights To Aruba, Free Airport Parking, Discounted Gift Cards And Free Batman Legos!

Here’s what I’m reading about in the world of miles and points:

Cheap Flights of the Day:

Aruba is on sale from multiple cities, including San Francisco as well as Phoenix and Dallas.

In Case You Missed It:

Better late than never.  Here’s a look at what I’m planning for hotel status in 2017.

Here’s Why You Need To Be Careful With American Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares.

An Interesting Way To Earn The Southwest Companion Pass Without Flying.

Earn Miles and Pay Less For Hotel Bookings And Car Rentals!

TODAY is the last day to enter to win $100 in free airport parking.

A $1,000 Uber ride that actually seems like a good price.

How to save an extra 5% on gift card purchases and earn 5X points per dollar.  I’m not an expert in this area but Miles to Memories is.  Follow the instructions carefully and always be careful when you consider buying gift cards.

Luxury Hotel Is Asking Russian Models To Take Down Their Sexy Instagram Pics

Marriott sets a new direction for the Aloft and Element brands.  I’ve pretty much written off the Aloft brand unless it’s the best located property for where I’m going.  The other chains just have better limited service offerings.  Element, on the other hand, is a nice brand.  I like the extra space and the small kitchen.  The words “portable wine cart” make me smile.  And, the public space improvements sound really interesting for family travel.

American Airlines has a 1,000 mile bonus for their shopping portal right now.

Discounted gift cards on eBay, including Celebrity Cruises (!), CVS, BP and more.

American Express announces new Centurion lounges in Hong Kong and Philadelphia airport.  The HKG addition makes sense but PHL is a bit of a stretch for me.

Last day to earn 4X per dollar with Samsung Pay and a double points promo going forward.

If you have kids, get Batman Legos for free.  My son is celebrating his 6th birthday with a movie party at the debut of the Lego Batman movie.  Given the price of Legos, I’m always thrilled to see an opportunity like this.

A hotel was held hostage by hackers when they disabled their ability to make guys for guest rooms.  I really have to sit down and think about this more.  Depending on how vulnerable these systems are in hotels, this could be a big issue for the hotel industry.

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