Marriott’s Promos Search Tool

Looking for more ways to maximize your Marriott stays? It is the worst feeling to fly, stay in hotel, or rent a car and afterwards realized you missed out on a promo. Sometimes you can get your points retroactive, but many times you can not. If you are staying in a Marriott location I recommend using their location search tool for promos. There is normally a long list of specific offers running concurrently at any given time.

Marriott's Promos search tool

Marriott’s Promos search tool

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Booking Hotels with MileagePlus Awards

Are you saving points for a future vacation? Perhaps you have researched flights and hotels to map out an effective travel points plan. Trying to come up with a strategy to get enough points in the correct reward programs can be a daunting task. There is an alternative. What if you could use your airline miles for flights and hotels? Booking award flights and hotels with miles is not something new. This use of miles has been around for awhile now, but many points gurus advise against using miles for hotels. It is argued that there is greater value in using miles for flights than hotels. I agree with this notion, but when our goal is to have both miles and hotel points diverting resources to two pursuits is not always the best method. I am going discuss how booking hotels with miles can have its advantages. Continue reading

Expedia Triple Points

Expedia Triple Points with Mobile App

For a limited you can earn triple points with Expedia when you book your travel with the Expedia mobile App. When booking hotels and cars exclusively the standard earn rate is 2 points per dollar. With this offer then, you will earn 6 points per dollar. If you are booking flights exclusively, with Expedia triple points, you will earn 3 points per 5$. Click here to learn more.

Expedia Triple Points

Expedia Triple Points

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Virgin America Double Points 2016

Virgin America double points is back for the winter of 2016. Now through February 29, 2016 you can earn double points on qualifying flights. See below for a list of qualifying flights. To learn more and register click here.

The standard earn rate is 5 points per dollar, so with this offer you will receive 10 points per dollar. Double points does not apply toward status points. You still earn 5 status points per dollar.

Virgin America Double Points

Virgin America Double Points

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Marriott’s Megabonus and More

Marriott’s Megabonus

Marriott’s Megabonus is back starting February 1st and is valid until May 15, 2016. This year’s Megabonus is a little different than last year’s version. On this go around a free night is earned after the first two stays. Here are rules:

  • Register by April 15, 2016
  • Stay at participating properties between February 1 – May 15, 2016
  • Win #1: Earn a free night after two stays
  • Win #2: Unlock your new bonus points offer – and register when it appears in your online account
  • Win #3: Every stay counts at 4,000+ hotels worldwide
  • See terms and conditions.
Marriott's Megabonus

Marriott’s Megabonus

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