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Hilton Honors Devaluations Update (March 2018)

  On February 20, I posted about cheap Hilton sweet spot redemptions in the Americas and Europe. On February 26, I posted another piece on redemptions in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Guess what: in just one month, Hilton has managed to devalue some of these properties. Gee, how dynamic of them! The HistoryContinue Reading

30% Bonus for Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to JetBlue and What You Can Do With It

  From now until May 19, 2018, you can get a 30% bonus for transferring Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue. It means, 1,000 ThankYou Points = 1,040 TrueBlue points (HT ha_ka on Reddit). I’ve done a fair share of JetBlue writeups in the past. This is a fantastic deal if you’re interested in flights inContinue Reading

What Are Points Worth to You?

  Let me point it out right away — this is not about points valuation. Over the weekend, I received an email from a reader who has questioned my redemption principles in response to my Hilton Honors series. He brings up an interesting point, the point, I happen to disagree with. He basically says that “extremeContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 4: Maximize Points Redemptions at Top Hilton Hotels

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? Should IContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 3: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in Asia, Africa and the Middle East?

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? For theContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe?

UPDATED 3.23.2018 Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review In my previous post, I enlightened bored you with some suggestions on how to use the $250 Hilton Resort annual credit fromContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review

  The reason for this and the follow-up post is to help you decide if the card is for you, because $450 is not a small matter.  Let’s take another look at the major AMEX Hilton Aspire card features. $450 annual fee 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points (after you spend $4,000 in the first 3Continue Reading

Club Carlson Devaluation 03.01.18 and the Hotels You Might Want to Book Now!

  There is yet another Club Carlson devaluation. According to Loyalty Traveler (because I was too lazy to count), 55 hotels are going up and 69 are going down in award category. Not too bad, right? Wrong! Because the numbers don’t matter. Let’s put it another way: 9 half-decent hotels in somewhat interesting locations are goingContinue Reading

New Revamped IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Review IN DETAILS: for Better or Worse? (Book Until April 30, 2018)

  It’s been a while since I was excited by the IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks promotion. A reminder: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks used to allow you to book selected properties at 5,000 points a night. I kept away from covering them for exactly one year — here is my last one if anyone’s interested. Read it,Continue Reading

New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More

  Now that American Express has wrestled exclusive rights to all Hilton cards from Citi, there are 4 Hilton American Express credit cards left. I’m not big on wasting bandwidth on marginal features and benefits no one cares about, so I will list the major selling and “counter-selling” points. Hilton Honors American Express Card NoContinue Reading

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