What You Need to Know When Booking American Airlines Award Tickets

Note: Some offers mentioned in this post are no longer available. Click here for an updated list of current credit card sign up bonuses.  Since I often receive questions about the amount of miles that the AAdvantage program charges for some American Airlines award tickets, I thought that I should explain how American Airlines AAdvantage … Continue reading What You Need to Know When Booking American Airlines Award Tickets

Best Ways to Book Hawaii on Points and Miles

In case you haven't noticed, we're kind of obsessed with Hawaii.  Although plane tickets can be pricey and award ticket availability can be a challenge, I've learned the best ways to book Hawaii on points and miles and now I'm going to share. Here's the interesting thing: most options on this list involve flying on one of the … Continue reading Best Ways to Book Hawaii on Points and Miles

Insane SPG, Marriott, and Ritz redemption opportunities coming soon!

If you're considering an award stay at a Marriott, SPG, or Ritz-Carlton property, you may want to wait until August to book New category assignments of SPG, Marriott, and Ritz properties under the new program have been released! Click here to see the full list. Click here for more details about the new program, but here … Continue reading Insane SPG, Marriott, and Ritz redemption opportunities coming soon!

My favorite credit card is devaluing in August 

The Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton programs will be combined into one program on August 1, 2018.  I wanted to expand on one of the changes mentioned in my post about what we know so far. My favorite credit card is devaluing in August  Starwood Preferred Guest has been my favorite hotel loyalty program since the beginning … Continue reading My favorite credit card is devaluing in August 

Update: Overview of the new SPG and Marriott program (2018)

Update: New category assignments of SPG, Marriott, and Ritz properties under the new program have been released! Click here to see the full list. For the past 5 years, Starwood Preferred Guest has been my favorite hotel loyalty program.  In addition to great redemption opportunities for free hotel stays, the program also has great airline transfer … Continue reading Update: Overview of the new SPG and Marriott program (2018)