Holiday Inn

IHG (Formerly Priority Club) Fall Promo: The Big Win

Most people will know the program that covers such brands as Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental Hotels as Priority Club.  They’ve changed the name of the program to IHG Rewards.  I don’t find their program that rewarding so I don’t spend a lot of time writing about it or staying at the properties.  That being said, they offered me a lucrative amount of points (71,800 in all) if I completed all the goals of the challenge. You need to register for the promotion to see what types of offers […]

TopGuest Slowly (Quickly) Becoming Less Valuable

I was pretty psyched when points first started posting from my TopGuest check-ins.  I had written about how easy it was to setup TopGuest to interact with FourSquare a few months ago. Most of the reason why I signed up was to earn points for a potential repeat of the USAirways Grand Slam promo that I earned 100,000 miles from for virtually no money.  Shortly after I signed up, Comfort Inn points stopped posting and we learned they had withdrawn from the program.  No biggie, still plenty to feast on. […]

How To Be a Hotel Elite Without Living In a Hotel

I always enjoy helping friends and family get into the mileage game.  But, it can sometimes be difficult to get started.  Generally speaking, most people don’t travel enough to earn the type of status that makes for an awesome experience. That’s where credit cards come in.  There are a number of different ways to play the credit card game.  You can choose a card that’s well-rounded and gives you flexibility to redeem points lots of different places.  My favorite there is the Chase Sapphire card, which View From the Wing […]