I’ve shown you how to earn hotel elite status by having certain credit cards and save money with perks like free breakfast. And if you’re lucky, get upgraded to a fancier room or suite!
But if you don’t have hotel status, there’s still a way to book suites for free with points! You just need to know which brands to look for!
At Certain Brands, a Standard Award Room Is a Suite! It’s Complete With Kitchen, Living Area, and Separate Bedroom
I’ll show you where you’ll get a studio or suite as a standard award room, with no status required!
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It’s great when new travel tools are created to help folks with miles & points save time and avoid frustration!
There’s a new site called Pointimize, which aims to be a one-stop search tool to find available award nights across multiple hotel chains and award flights at many airlines. The site has many other features as well!
Pointimize Could Save You Time Comparing Prices for Award Flights and Hotel Stays
The site is really new and updates and improvements are constantly being added. But I thought I’d share my experience using the site so far, including the benefits and drawbacks.
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Finding the right hotel stay for your family can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily there are a few great travel tools to help you make the decision easier!
Traveling With the Family? Finding the Best Hotel Is Easy When You Use the Right Tools
I’ll show you how to find family-friendly hotels that can save you money and make your travels more comfortable!
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In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”
The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner. Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.
Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.
Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!
Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.
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There’s a better offer for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card! You’ll earn 32,000 Choice Hotels points after meeting minimum spending requirements. And a $25 statement credit after your first purchase.
Normally, the offer doesn’t include a statement credit. So this is a good deal if you’re interested in earning Choice points for award stays.
Or if you’re working towards earning the Southwest Companion Pass! More on that in a bit!
We don’t earn a commission for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card, but we’ll always share the best offers with you!
Use Choice Hotels Points for Award Stays at Family-Friendly Brands Like Comfort Inn and Suites
I’ll show you how to find the better offer! And I’ll explain why this is NOT a card I recommend for those of y’all just starting out with credit cards.
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