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Miles and Points Recap: Increased Offer on Hilton Amex, Renting DVC Points, Marriott Changes, Hat Tipping and More!

1) The sign-up bonus on Amex Hilton HHonors card (not Surpass) has been increased to 70K points, no annual fee. This is the highest offer ever, and could be a hot deal  if you have specific plans for Hilton points. Apply here  (non-affiliate link)

Hat tip to Dannythedealguru who found out from Pointshacker on Twitter, who in turn, found it on Reddit (?) via dude who heard about it from a mail carrier pigeon (with no name). Phew! Hat tips out of the way.

Update: reader Doug has pointed out that the offer on Citi Hilton HHonors Signature Visa has just been  increased to 75K points, no annual fee. Here is non-affiliate link.

2) Marriott has announced category adjustments, aka the slide continues. Details here  Book on or before March 24th in order to lock in the current award rate. Lazytravelers.net has a good overview of upcoming changes if you want to take a look.

3) An interesting post on TheDealMommy blog explaining DVC points’ rental concept Basically, with some flexibility, you can stay in Disney properties for half the price by dealing directly with owners. Definitely worth the look, especially if you usually pay cash. Get trip insurance if you go this route.

4) Personal referrals on Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Plus now give 10,000 points per approval. If you are looking to send one to a friend, now is a good time. You can generate your link via Chasereferafriend (h/t DoC)

5) Rules for changing your Southwest Companion pass on Travelisfree

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Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.

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4 thoughts on “Miles and Points Recap: Increased Offer on Hilton Amex, Renting DVC Points, Marriott Changes, Hat Tipping and More!

  1. There also appears to be a 75k sign-up offer for the Citi Hilton Honors Visa with no annual fee. I may be getting this soon since I don’t have to worry about cancelling and stay at HIltons regularly.

    https://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Hilton/HHonors/signature/2016/Feb/external/75k/default.htm?BTData=mN.B.gAB4f.J.Blq.MX40.OUg.i9y.q6!.Bj.Cd.Gy.E&app=UNSOL&sc=FPSHCDZ6&m=2CJ8111111W&cmp=AFA~01~120201~CARDSACQ~LinkOffers&B=S&ID=3004&uc=ERM&t=t&AID=12509705&PID=7715336&ProspectID=2019F993DCA4419EBC16E52F4B36B4AD

    • @Doug Yup! It appears, this offer just came out. Probably, in response to Amex card. It is a very good deal, especially if you have specific plans for Hilton stays. I will update the post. Thanks!

    • @jflynn17 I believe it’s a hit or miss kind of thing. I know some have had a success, so it doesn’t hurt to call and ask. Danny (whose post I’ve linked to ) tried to get a match from Amex and struck out. Your experience may be different, though. Let me know how it goes.

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