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Now that you’ve earned airline miles for your flights, it’s time to figure out your accommodations.
Enjoying Our Free Nights at the Grand Wailea
Have a Goal
You should have a destination goal in mind such as Hawaii, Florida, or Italy before you apply for a hotel credit card. This way you get the right card so that you can get your accommodations for free (or mostly free)!
Most hotel redemptions are actually free because you don’t pay any taxes and fees. In some cases, you might pay a few dollars in taxes if there is a local tax or fee. Continue reading
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There are several reasons to transfer hotel points from your account to a partner or family member’s account.
We Used Points at the Park Hyatt Milan
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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Wander The Map
Jenna is the creator and writer of Wander The Map. Her husband Micah is the photographer and videographer. Through blog posts, photos, and incredible videos they hope to inspire folks to get out and see the world.
Micah and Jenna at the Grand Canyon
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So you’ve signed up for 2 Southwest credit cards or have got ~104,000 Southwest Companion Pass points. But how do you earn the remaining points for the Companion Pass?
You Will Get 104,000 Southwest Points From 2 Southwest Credit Cards, but You Still Need 6,000 More Points to Reach the Companion Pass
There are 2 easy ways to earn more Companion Pass points for your Southwest Companion Pass:
Note: If you don’t have hotel points, don’t worry! I’ll explain the fastest and cheapest ways to get them. I’ve also experimented with whether the transfers count towards the Companion Pass and how long it takes to transfer points.
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Today is the last day to make Club Carlson hotel bookings
before it costs more points for the same hotel room.
From tomorrow, March 15, 2014, many of Club Carlson’s hotels will cost more points per night. Check out the full list of hotels that cost more or less points to see if this impacts your travel plans.
The Mayfair in London Will Cost 20,000 More Points per Night!
Club Carlson hotels include Country Inns and Suites, Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, and Park Plaza.