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Finishing Off Lifetime Hyatt Globalist Status!

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Those that follow my blog know that I’ve been a HyattHomerTM for a number of years now.  They consistently deliver great service and benefits to me.  They’ve done so for a number of years.  Their lifetime status is one of the hardest to achieve among the major chains.  Unlike chains like SPG, award nights don’t boost your total.  Lots of nights at cheap properties don’t boost your total.  Only cold, hard cash boosts your total.  Earning 1 million base points (by spending $200,000 at Hyatt hotels) was the only way […]

I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

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As you might imagine, I read quite a few travel blogs on a daily basis. I always start my day with world news. But, travel blogs are my guilty pleasure. When some folks reach for People, Cosmopolitan or other magazines you might find in the grocery store checkout lines, I’m checking out what my favorite blogs are saying.

Reader Question: Can You Give Away The Free Nights You Earn With The New World Of Hyatt Program?

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There will be lots of first-time questions as folks get used to the new World of Hyatt programs. Here’s one from a reader on the free nights all top-tier members are expecting to receive in the next few days.

My Hotel Elite Status: Recap of 2016 And Looking Forward To 2017

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I knew that my January was going to be brutal on the road.  It performed as advertised and I’m exhausted.  There’s still 10 days left and I still have another business trip.  Sandwiched in between I’ll need to find time to build two Pinewood Derby cars and help plan a birthday party for my soon-to-be 6-year old son.  Here’s hoping February slows down a bit. To that end, I’m running way behind on laying out hotel and airline elite status plans for 2017.  I’m still working on my flight activity […]

Cheap Flights To Europe, Bonus Starpoints, And Hyatt Diamond Status Through 2019

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Hyatt Making Big Changes To Their Loyalty Program

There are a ton of Hyatt changes out today. I’m going to have at least a few more posts to cover the details, especially since Hyatt is my primary loyalty program. But, here’s the high level bits:

20% Bonus Points On MGM And Hyatt Stays In Las Vegas

Hyatt is offering a 20% bonus on earning for paid Las Vegas hotel stays at MGM or Hyatt hotels through the end of the year. Here’s how to maximize this promotion…

$50 Statement Credit For Hyatt Credit Cardholders

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Hyatt has made a habit of finding interesting ways to reward folks who carry their credit card. They’ve featured rebates on award bookings in the past, extra bonus points during global promotions for cardholders, and now they’re offering up a nifty statement credit.

Cheap Fares To Europe, 4,000 Miles On A Car Rental And Discounted Gift Cards

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The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.