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Get Double Points From Hilton and Starwood

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You can get double points when you stay at Hilton and Starwood hotels May 1, 2014, through July 31, 2014.

Double Your Fun & Points at Hilton and Starwood Hotels

Double Your Fun & Points at Hilton and Starwood Hotels

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How to Book Hotels for Others Using Your Points

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One of the great things about collecting miles and points is being able to share Big Travel with Small Money with the important people in our lives.  Emily and I have created wonderful memories by treating our friends and family to trips they otherwise would not have been able to afford.

Readers have asked if they can use hotel points or free night certificates to book hotel stays for friends and family without traveling with them.  I’ve written about booking award flights for others with miles, but can you do the same with hotels?

Use Points To Book Room For Others

We Booked Our Family at the Park Hyatt Goa, but We Traveled With Them

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The Ultimate Guide to Etihad Airways – Part 3: How to Find Etihad Award Seats

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The best free way to find award seats on Etihad Airways is to sign-up for Etihad Guest, the airline’s mileage program.  You do NOT need any miles in the program to perform an award search! 

American Airlines Etihad

Finding Award Seats Won’t Be Like a Game of Hide and Seek

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What’s the Best Credit Card for Hyatt Stays?

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If you have the Chase Hyatt credit card, you might instinctively reach for it to pay for Hyatt stays.  But did you know it might NOT always be the best option?  

What's The Best Credit Card For Hyatt Stays

Headed to a Hyatt? Pay With the Right Card!

Folks who have an American Express business card get a 5% discount at Hyatt hotels through the AMEX OPEN program.  And if your AMEX card earns points and category bonuses for hotel spending, you could earn cash back and points.

So how do you decide which card to use?  Your best bet may be to take advantage of the benefits on both cards!

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The Ultimate Guide to Etihad Airways: Part 2 – Using American Airlines Miles on Etihad

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For most US based folks, using American Airlines miles is the easiest and cheapest way to book Etihad award flights.  Etihad Airways partners with American Airlines, so you can use American Airlines miles to fly on Etihad.  You can’t search for Etihad flights on the American Airlines website, but I’ll show you how to search for Etihad flights and then call American Airlines to book those flights.

But there are 2 restrictions you should know.

Etihad Award Routes

Emily and Daraius Used 90,000 American Miles Each to Fly First Class on Etihad

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