Uber and Starwood Preferred Guest are ending their partnership where customers can earn bonus Starpoints for Uber rides during stays.
Elite status is a finicky thing. Once you have it, the perks can be quite addictive. I’ve just started to get a taste of Hilton Diamond status with some recent stays. Now, I’m wondering if I’ve got another year to try it out….
The true value of elite status comes from how often you can use the benefits. If you never earn a first class upgrade on an airline, getting them for free as a benefit is pretty useless. Similarly, if I don’t get suite upgrades from a hotel chain, the free upgrade benefit is kinda like a pet rock.
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.
There are plenty of opportunities to save money on hotels if you search for them. 6% might not seem like a lot but it really adds up over time, especially when you consider that certain types of discounts/rebates are stackable.
I’m giving away $250 in free hotel cash. I’m also reviewing a new website that offers lower rates on many hotels than other standard booking channels, like Expedia or booking through a hotel website.