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Blog Giveaway: 8,000 Hyatt Points!

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Emily and I want to thank you for supporting our blog!  So this week we’re giving away 8,000 Hyatt points.

Blog Giveaway 8,000 Hyatt Points

Book a Free Night at the Hyatt Place Naples / 5th Avenue for 8,000 Points Before It Increases to 12,000 Points on August 1st!

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6,000 Flying Blue Miles Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the 6,000 Flying Blue miles giveaway!

6,000 Flying Blue Miles Winner

Are You the Winner of 6,000 Flying Blue Miles?

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Part 10 – Viva Cuba! – What to Do in Havana: Part 1

Emily:  When I learned about America’s more relaxed policy towards travel to Cuba, I jumped at the opportunity!

Cuba has a lot to offer.  My friends and I were drawn to the classic cars, the Art Deco architecture, and, of course, the friendly people!  We also love music and dance, which is one of Cuba’s specialties! Rick Steves recently produced an excellent video on Cuba that’s fun and informative.

The US and Cuba reached an agreement for direct flights.  Flight availability to Cuba from various US airports and search engines is ALWAYS changing, so be sure to try multiple search engines and cities, if possible.  Readers have reported that some flights to Cuba from the US may be opening up.  When I went to Cuba in December 2015, flights were not scheduled yet. My friends and I flew via Cancun, and continued our journey to Havana.

Note:  Regulations surrounding US travel to Cuba are always changing, so make sure you check the current rules before planning your trip.  There are limited opportunities to use miles & points, but you can save some money.  I’ll show you how later in this series!

Part 10 Viva Cuba What To Do In Havana Part 1

There’s So Much to See in Havana, From the Bright Colorful Buildings to the Hauntingly Beautiful Street Art

My travel partners included many of the same friends who accompanied me to Croatia!

Robbie (pink hair) is a professional dance instructor who teaches salsa, kizomba, and bachata.  Sarita is also a dance teacher, as well as a graphic designer.  Gissell teaches fitness classes and loves rock climbing.

On this trip, I went with 3 new friends – Diana, a local art teacher, Chelsea, who manages a hostel, and Antonio, who works in IT design.  Traveling as a group of 7 was fun, but definitely challenging at times!  We had a great time together, and can’t wait to return!

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“I Think I Got My First Delta Account When I Was Around Age 12”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  GodSaveThePoints.com

Gilbert Ott is the creator and writer of God Save The Points.  He writes about tips and tricks on how to earn miles.  You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

God Save The Points - Interview With Gilbert

Flying British Airways’ “Baby Bus”, Their Direct Flight From New York to London City With Only 32 Seats, All Business Class!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I was young!  I think I got my first Delta account when I was around age 12.  I don’t quite remember why I was so hell-bent on it, but I was.

Perhaps I read an in-flight magazine talking about the places it would take me.  I got everyone in my family an account too.  They were NOT miles people…

Why did you start your blog?  What’s special about it?

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Citi Prestige Changes Confirmed – Lower Bonus, Higher Minimum Spending, but Old Offer Still Available for Now

I wrote last week about rumors the Citi Prestige would soon be changing, but it wasn’t clear whether the sign-up bonus would increase, decrease, or stay the same.

Now, via Reddit, the new offer for the Citi Prestige is online.  And it’s NOT as good.

You’ll now earn 40,000 Citi ThankYou points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.  Previously, the offer was 50,000 Citi ThankYou points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the same timeframe.

But there’s still a way to get the previous 50,000 Citi ThankYou point offer!  I don’t know how long the link will last.

We don’t earn a commission on the Citi Prestige card, but Emily and I will always share the best deals!

Citi Prestige Changes Confirmed Lower Bonus Higher Minimum Spending But Old Offer Still Available For Now

The Citi Prestige Still Comes With Terrific Benefits, Like the 4th Night Free on Paid Hotel Stays Booked Through the Citi Concierge. But the Sign-Up Bonus Is Decreasing!

I’ll share what we know about the changes!

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