Category Archives: Choice Privileges

Hotel Hustle Is a Better Way to Search for Hotel Award Nights!

I’ve written about using Award Mapper to search for award nights at different chain hotels all at the same time.  It’s a great time-saver!

But now there’s a smarter award night search tool.

Hotel Hustle will show you:

  • Chain hotels in a specified city (map or list view)
  • Number of points required for an award night
  • Available award rooms for specific dates
  • Paid cost of the room (for comparison)
  • Value (cents per point and if it’s a good deal overall)

And if an award night isn’t available, you can set up alerts.  If the room you want becomes available with points, Hotel Hustle will email you to let you know!

Hotel Hustle Is A Better Way To Search For Hotel Award Nights

Hotel Hustle Searches for Available Award Nights, Compares Cost of a Paid Room, and Lets You Set up Alerts

I love new travel tools that help save time and aggravation!

How Does It Work?

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in Central America

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in Central America:

  • Belize (Belize City) (Starting June 2015)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose) (Starting March 2015)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In Central America

Want to See the Mayan Ruins in Belize? Southwest Will Take You There Starting June 2015

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in the Caribbean

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in the Caribbean:

  • Aruba (Oranjestad)
  • Bahamas (Nassau)
  • Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)
  • Jamaica (Montego Bay)
  • Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In The Caribbean

Flying Southwest to the Caribbean and Not Sure Where to Stay? I’ll Help!

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in Mexico

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

Let’s start by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in Mexico:

  • Cancun
  • Mexico City
  • San Jose del Cabo (Los Cabos)
  • Puerto Vallarta (starting June 2015)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In Mexico

Planning a Trip to Mexico on Southwest? I’ll Show You Where to Stay!

In some cities you’ll have lots of choices, and in others just a few.  I’ll explain!

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News You Can Use – Alaska Airlines 1st Checked Bag Free Next Month, Triple Miles With US Airways Card (Targeted), and More!

1.   Your 1st Checked Bag Free on Alaska Airlines in January 2015

Via View from the Wing, you can get your 1st checked bag FREE when you fly during the month of January 2015.

News You Can Use Alaska Airlines 1st Checked Bag Free Next Month Triple Miles With US Airways Card Targeted And More

He’s Smiling Because He Can Check His Bag for FREE! (Or Is He Grimacing Because He’s Flying a Different Airline and Has to Pay?!)

One person on the reservation must be an Alaska Airlines frequent flyer member (free sign-up) for everyone on the reservation get their 1st checked bag (under 50 pounds) free.  If you’re eligible you’ll save $25 per flight!

2.   3X Points on Stays at Choice Hotels

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