Dissatisfied with the ticket prices from your home airport to your final destination? Try separating your itinerary in order to find cheaper flight combinations! This tactic works particularly well when your main airport hub routes aren’t that strong to your final destination. For example, I live in Miami but am looking at airfares to China. As
Special thanks to Dion for the lead! If you’re a current Uber user, you can register for a “Shop Your Way Rewards” account with Sears to earn $2 in points for every Uber trip you take. This is an incredible deal that will allow you to redeem at Sears, Kmart, and Lands’ End. In sum,
From One Mile at a Time and View from the Wing: Use this site and follow the instructions to register for SPG’s latest partnership! By creating a China Eastern Airlines “Eastern Miles” account and linking it to your SPG account, you can receive the following benefits: SPG Gold and Platinum members will receive 1 bonus Starpoint
In case you are one of the existing or new (through the SPG program) Marriott Platinums, you can register for free United MileagePlus Silver Status (valued at $970 by The Points Guy). Even if you aren’t a Platinum member, you should link your accounts to take advantage of reciprocal program benefits. Here’s How: Step 1. If
For tonight only, JetBlue is throwing a flash sale with some of the most compelling airfares I have seen, including from FLL to Chicago for only $39. You can reduce the cost of your trip even further by leveraging JetBlue points. That same flight from FLL to ORD costs only 1,800 points plus applicable fees.
Personally, I find Starwood’s SPG program extremely lucrative if you like being pampered and finding huge deals. Even if you’re not an elite member, you can still find some great deals, particularly if you take advantage of Starwood’s BRG program. Take advantage of these two lucrative SPG promotions to earn epic points: #1. SPG’s More For You Program (register by
Update: In an earlier post, we showed how you could buy and use hotel points for rooms for as little as $21 per night at Hilton. They recently extended their promotion to 10/31/2016, so you have a couple more days to find out if there are any category 1 or 2 properties you would visit!
DD and I are spending just $40/night each on JetBlue flights and 4-5 star SPG hotels for a 5-night trip to Mexico City! Airfare was free using JetBlue miles matched earlier in the year (promotion expired). For hotels, we used SPG’s BRG program to get kickbacks, points and discounts worth $375. On average, we’re paying about $80 total per night for rooms that cost $200
Continuing on the hotel theme, here’s how to get absurd value with cash and point deals for only 5 seconds of work. Besides straight up spending your points for hotel rooms, you can sometimes “save” or stretch your points through cash and point deals. You typically have to specifically “check” or “select” that you want to see
In an earlier post, we talked about a strategy to use best rate guarantees to earn additional discounts or rebates off the lowest rate, potentially saving hundreds or more per hotel stay. Today, I wanted to introduce another strategy for extremely low cost hotel stays. Click here to visit part 2 of the hotel points series.