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News You Can Use – 1,000 Hilton Points and More!

1.   Complete 2 Surveys, Get 1,000 Hilton Points

When you join e-Rewards and complete 2 surveys in 90 days you’ll get 1,000 Hilton points.  These surveys take a long time to complete, so I usually don’t do them!

News You Can Use 1,000 Hilton Points And More

Get 1,000 Hilton Points After Completing 2 Surveys

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Confused About Timing Your Spending for the Southwest Companion Pass?

Readers have emailed and commented asking how to time their minimum spending on the Chase Southwest cards to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

That’s because when you time it right, your Companion Pass is valid for nearly 2 years instead of one!

The Companion Pass is the best deal in domestic travel!  Because your designated companion flies for nearly free with you on all your paid and award flights on Southwest.

Confused About Timing Your Spending For The Southwest Companion Pass

Get the Timing Right to Fly 2-for-1 With the Southwest Companion Pass

The key to earning the required 110,000 points for the Companion Pass are the Southwest credit cards.  And for a limited time, the sign-up bonuses on all 4 cards have been increased to 50,000 points.

Depending on how many Southwest points you’ve already earned in 2014, you’ll want to meet the minimum spending requirements on those cards at different times to make the most of this deal.

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How to Get Free and Discounted Nights With Choice Hotels Best Internet Rate Guarantee

Did you know you can get free or discounted hotel stays by submitting best rate guarantee claims with some of the major hotel chains?

Choice Hotels is 1 of 2 hotel chains (the other being IHG) that offer a free night as part of their Best Internet Rate Guarantee.  After you’ve booked your room on choicehotels.com, if you find the same hotel and the same type of room for the same dates at a lower price online, Choice Hotels will give you the 1st night free and match the lower rate for the rest of your stay.

This means that for a 1-night booking, the whole stay is free!

How To Get Free And Discounted Nights With Choice Hotels Best Internet Rate Guarantee

You Could Get a Free Night With Choice Hotels’ Best Internet Rate Guarantee

But there are some important rules you should know!

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Introduction to Hotel Best Rate Guarantees

Have you ever booked a hotel room and realized later that you could have gotten a better price elsewhere?

Did you know that most major hotel chains guarantee that you’ll find the lowest price for a room on their website?  And if you find a lower rate somewhere else, they’ll match or beat the price (and sometimes give you other goodies, like a free night!).

Introduction To Hotel Best Rate Guarantees

Most Hotel Chains Guarantee They’ve Got the Best Price

I’ll be writing about each chain in depth individually, but for now, here’s a summary of the major chains’ Best Rate Guarantee policies.

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Free Wi-Fi at Marriott!

You can get free Wi-Fi at every Marriott hotel if you’re a Marriott member beginning January 15, 2015.

There is no cost or obligation to stay at Marriott to sign-up for their loyalty program.  So everyone should sign-up just in case!

Free Wi-Fi At Marriott

Starting January 15, 2015, All Marriott Members Get Free Wi-Fi at Marriott Hotels but Only When They Book Directly With Marriott

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