IHG Rewards

A (Somewhat Pricey) Shortcut To IHG Hotels Elite Status

It seems there are less loopholes available today than when I first got into this hobby 15 years ago. I hear from so many folks who value miles, points and elite status differently. While I might not be the biggest fan of IHG, I wanted to cover this potential shortcut in a short post in case it helps any of my readers.

Is Marriott Rewards New MegaBonus Promotion Better Than The Competition?

Marriott Rewards has released their new promotion, MegaBonus. It has a choice for customers, making it rewarding for occasional and frequent travelers. Which is the right promotion for you?

Cheap Europe Fares, Walking Across The Border And Why Some Travel Is Scary

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.

Preview The First Two Weeks Of Daily Getaways (Vacations For Real People)

Daily Getaways are travel discounts for normal people. Some deals represent a modest savings while others can save you significant amounts of money on your next vacation. Truly awesome deals are harder to find than they used to be, so plan ahead and research the packages you’re considering.

My Presentations From The DFW Frequent Traveler University

I’m happy to share all of my slides from Frequent Traveler University, including detailed information about American Airlines AAdvantage, Club Carlson, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards, Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. I’m happy to answer any questions you have!

Breaking Down The First Week Of Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways are back and they start today. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to be patient.  If you click […]

Sizing Up The First Hotel Promotions Of 2015

After a family vacation and a whirlwind week at CES, I haven’t had the time to catch up some things I’ve wanted to.  The first hotel promotions of 2015 are out and I was interested to spend a few minutes on each evaluating where the best value was.  Here’s a breakdown of promotions from IHG, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood: IHG Rewards: Registration Link. This promotion follows in the tracks of some other variable promotions IHG has had in the past year or so, like The Big Win.  While I’m a […]

More Odds And Ends On A Quiet Sunday, June 8, 2014

Some more items of note on a quite Sunday: John at Loyalty Lobby is reporting that some folks are having their IHG accounts closed because they registered for promotions that weren’t targeted for.  There may be more to this story, as John also brings up people who were managing multiple IHG accounts and getting targeted for closure.  That strikes me as much more significant that registering for a promo you weren’t targeted for.  I also think it’s unlikely that your account will be closed if you register for one promo […]