Category Archives: Choice Privileges

Marriott Gift Cards 20% Off – One-Day Sale

Considering a stay with Marriott?  You can save Big Money with this week’s Daily Getaways!  Because at 1:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, they’re selling a select number of Marriott gift cards for 20% off.

Daily Getaways has been selling discounted travel deals for a few weeks now.  And many of the packages have sold out fast.  I expect this one to sell out in minutes!

Marriott Gift Cards 20 Off One Day Sale

Save 20% on Marriott Gift Cards and Enjoy a Vacation at Over 4,000 Marriott Hotels – Like the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

I’ll explain the details.  And help you decide if this deal is right for you!

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News You Can Use – Hilton Status Match Extended, 5,000 JetBlue Points, 20% Off Silvercar, & More

1.   Hilton Status Match Extended to March 2018

Update:   The Points Guy reports Hilton is having trouble with its status match website.  However, you may still be able to request a match through this link.  Or by emailing proof of status with a competing chain, proof of stay and Hilton HHonors account number to

Via The Points Guy, Hilton has extended its status match program.

So, if you have elite status with a competing hotel chain, like Choice, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, or Starwood, Hilton will upgrade your HHonors Elite status to match.

You can submit your status match application online by June 30, 2016.  Along with something that shows your elite status with another program (like a screenshot).  And proof of a stay with that program in the past 12 months.

You’ll get Hilton HHonors elite status through March 31, 2018.  And they’ll match to Silver, Gold, or Diamond, depending on your status in another program.

News You Can Use Hilton Status Match Extended 5,000 JetBlue Points 20 Off Silvercar More

Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Offers Late Check-Out. Who Would Want to Leave a View Like This at the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri?

And remember, certain credit cards give you automatic hotel elite status.  For instance, the Chase Hyatt card gives you Hyatt Platinum status.  And folks with the Chase IHG Rewards Club Select receive automatic IHG Platinum elite status.

During Hilton’s last status match promotion, many folks reported receiving Hilton Diamond status (executive lounge access, room upgrades, late check-out when available, and free breakfast at some hotels) when they matched to IHG Platinum elite status.

So this deal is a no-brainer for folks with the Chase IHG card, which comes with automatic Platinum Elite status!

2.   5,000 JetBlue Bonus Points (Targeted)

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Save on Choice Hotel Points!

Today, April 4, 2016, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, Daily Getaways is offering discounts on Choice hotel points!

Depending on the package and how you redeem the points, you can save 50% or more on Choice hotel stays!  Here’s my full review of the deal.

And folks who are working towards earning the Southwest Companion Pass might consider this deal as a cheap way to earn Southwest points.  Because transferring Choice points to Southwest counts for the Companion Pass!

Don’t forget, these offers usually sell out very quickly!  So set a reminder if you want to get in on the deal!

Today's Daily Getaway Save On Choice Hotel Points

Choice Hotels Can Be Good for Families, or If You Travel to Smaller Towns and Cities Where There Are Often Lots of Choice Hotel Options

Let’s look at what you get with today’s Daily Getaway!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2016

1.   I shared the terrific news that the AMEX Hilton cards are offering their best-ever sign-up bonuses until May 4, 2016.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - March 2016

For a Limited Time, You Can Earn the Highest Sign-Up Bonuses Ever Offered on the AMEX Hilton Cards

2.  Did you get in on the highest offers ever (now expired) for the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest cards?

If you did, check out my posts for fun ways to use the bonus like 5 More Excellent Hotels in the US to Splurge on With Starwood Points, 10-Night Award Stays Using Starwood Points & No Money, and 5 Fun & Free 5-Night Hotel Stays Using the Starwood Card’s Limited-Time 35,000 Point Bonus

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Save 50% (or More!) at Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

New Daily Getaways travel deals start next week!  For 5 weeks, the US Travel Association partners with hotels, airlines, and other providers to offer deals on travel.  Some of them are worth buying!

On April 4, 2016, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can purchase Choice Privileges points at a discount.  Two of the packages are enough for 3 nights (or more) at Comfort Inn hotels, like the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport!  And with this deal, you save well over double the paid room rate at this hotel and many others.

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

You Can Save 50% or More on a Room at Comfort Inn Hotels, Like the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport, for a Family Trip With the Daily Getaways Deal!

I’ll explain how this offer works.  And if you should consider it!

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You Told Me Where You’re Going, I’ll Suggest Where to Stay With Points!

You shared amazing trip ideas during our most recent blog giveaway!  I love hearing about how you use miles & points to make memories and share your love of travel with the folks closest to you!

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Where Will Your Miles & Points Take You Next?

In the giveaway, we asked, “Where are you planning to fly next using miles & points?”

We received over 1,000 entries!  We really appreciate your enthusiasm and love interacting with y’all!

Remember, we’ll announce the winner this Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Good luck!

In the meantime, it sounds like many of you have awesome trips planned using your miles.  So here are some suggestions on where to stay with your points!

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10 Questions & Answers About the Southwest Companion Pass

It’s the best time of year to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, because you can get almost 2 full years of 2 for 1 travel!

But it’s rumored that Chase will soon change their application rules for all credit cards.  The Chase Southwest cards may be harder to get for many folks, and readers have been asking me a lot of questions!

10 Questions Answers About The Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass Can Save You Big Money on Travel! But You May Want to Sign-Up for the Chase Southwest Cards Sooner Than Later

I’ll answer many of the common questions here!

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