Category Archives: Choice Privileges

No Status Required: How to Book a Studio or Suite Every Award Stay!

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!

How To Book A Hotel Suite With Points Without Having Status

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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Pointimize: A New Tool to Find Available Award Night & Flight Cost Information

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 A New Tool To Find Available Award Night Flight Cost Information

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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Family Travel: What to Look for When Booking Your Hotel

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!

Family Travel What To Look For When Booking Your Hotel

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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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

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.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

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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Better Offer for Barclaycard Choice Privileges, Worth ~$635! Or Use It Towards Southwest Companion Pass

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!

Better Offer For Barclaycard Choice Privileges Worth 635 Or Use It Towards Southwest Companion Pass

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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