This is a brief news recap from last week. For faster updates, follow Miles For Family on Twitter or check the feed on the right side of the blog.
1) Not a super tempting deal, but through September 20, 2017, Citi points will convert into Hilton points at a 1:2 ratio. You need a Citi Prestige or Citi Thank You Premier card in order to perform this transfer. Could be worth it for lowest category properties, but keep in mind that Hilton frequently sells its points for 0.5 cents apiece. So, not much of a deal, really. However, if you have a ton of Citi Thank You points and need Hilton currency, it may be worth considering. (Hat tip OMAAT )
2) Today is the last day for buying Club Carlson points with 75% bonus. The price works out to be 0.4 cents per point. Access offer here IMO the deal is only worth it for Category 1 and 2 properties (those cost 9,000 and 15,000 points respectively). See hotel category listings here I actually bought 1,000 points (plus bonus) for $7 in order to top up my account for a specific award. (Hat tip LoyaltyLobby)
3) Lots of decent Amex offers came out lately, including one for Marriott. Check your accounts.
4) Complete List of Methods to Buy Gift Cards with Discounts and Bonus Rewards A very useful post by Chuck at DoC.
5) This deal could actually make sense for some. Today is the last day to buy SPG points at 35% off, as long as you purchase at least 5,000 points. So, the price works out to be 2.275 cents per point. Definitely not a smokin’ deal if you are planning to buy speculatively. But it could make sense if you need to stay at a Category 1 or 2 SPG property over the weekend. Those cost 2,000 and 3,000 points per night, respectively. Be aware that your SPG account has to be open for at least 14 days in order to take advantage of this promo.
If you need Marriott points, you may want to consider pulling the trigger because the cost will be around 0.76 cents. So, in this case, going with SPG promo is a better deal than buying through Marriott.com or transferring from UR program, due to 1:3 transfer ratio. The most obvious reason to buy is if you are looking to redeem Marriott points on a Travel Package. (Hat tip LoyaltyLobby)
6) If you’ve recently signed up for “2 free nights” offer on Hyatt credit card, you may be interested in a possibility of redeeming them in one of all-inclusive Miraval resorts in Arizona. Details on TravelCodex
7) There is a public link for 50K points offer on Citi Thank You Premier card. This is an excellent deal if you can get it to come up. I was actually able to pull it up on my iPad without issues. No incognito mode required, though YMMV You won’t receive the bonus if you opened or closed a Thank You points earning card in the last 24 months. Details and application link on DoC
8) First Visit to Disney World: 7 Insider Tips Folks around here never seem to get tired of Disney-based topics, so I try to be on a lookout for these type of posts.
Leana is the 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.