I’ve mentioned many times that hotel points have their place in your vacation fund toolbox. Sure, vacation rentals are usually a better fit for a family of four or more. However, there are times when you have no choice but to reserve a hotel room. That’s what happened to my husband recently. Once in a […]
A Point Addict’s Dilemma on Picking a Beach Family Getaway
Nope, you didn’t come to the wrong blog. The photo of a toilet is just a special treat for my favorite reader Ramsey (oops, he goes by Father Ramsey now). You are welcome! Anyway, one of huge problems I have as an avid participant in this hobby is just relaxing and not obsessing about every […]
Converting My Amex SPG to… Delta Card?
I know, it does sound crazy, doesn’t it? Last September I signed up for Amex SPG in my husband’s name. So, the annual fee was coming due and I had a decision to make. I’ve mentioned before how much I detest paying annual fees, and at this time, my only “keeper” is Chase IHG card. […]
Miles and Points, Blob
1. The increased offer for Chase United MileagePlus card will expire on September 2nd. Read more on it in my list of bonuses and in this post. My husband and my brother-in-law both got approved for this offer. 2. Through November 15th, earn 1,200 Rapid Rewards per reservation at Choice hotels in USA. Could be […]
Why I Made a Speculative Transfer From SPG to AAdvantage
First things first: All mileage transfers from SPG are speculative. Why? Because they are not instant. If I had a specific plan and date in mind, SPG is not a program I would rely on. A lot can change in 2 or 7 days it takes for the transfer to go through. For most families, […]
Hotel Redemptions for a Family of Five. Part Two.
This is my second part on hotel redemptions for a family of five. In my previous post I’ve considered several programs that could provide a decent value on points. Here are a few more. Hyatt Gold Passport Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest It costs only 5,000 points and the rate starts at $93 plus tax. […]