Do you need some extra Hilton points to top-off an account for an award stay?
Until January 8, 2015, you can get a ~33% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Hilton.
Normally, points transfer at a ratio of 1,000 ThankYou points to 1,500 Hilton points. But with this deal, you’ll get 2,000 Hilton points for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points you transfer, or a 2:1 ratio.
Need More Hilton Points? You Could Transfer Citi ThankYou Points and Get a 100% Bonus
Is this a better deal than transferring ThankYou points to other travel partners? Let’s find out.
There’s now a better offer available for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card. You’ll get 30,000 points (worth $300 in gift cards) after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 4 months.
Normally, the sign-up bonus for this card is 20,000 ($200) points after you spend $1,500 in the 1st 3 months.
You’ll Get a Sign-Up Bonus of 30,000 Points With the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card
The sign-up bonus for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card has been as high as 40,000 points in the past. So while this is a good offer, it’s not the best deal I’ve seen for this card.
I’ll show you how you can combine this card offer with other Citi ThankYou cards to get Big Travel!
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!).
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.
If you collect American Express Membership Rewards points, check your account for targeted transfer bonus offers!
Until November 30, 2014, you could get a bonus of 33% to 50% when you transfer points to JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, Starwood Preferred Guest, or Hilton.
But not everyone will get the same offers! You have to log-in to see if you’ve been targeted.
Check Your American Express Membership Rewards Account for Targeted Transfer Bonus Offers
I wrote about the 50% bonus Starwood Preferred Guest transfer (targeted to Platinum and Centurion cardholders) and the Virgin Atlantic 40% bonus. Let’s see if the other deals are worth it!
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!
Starting January 15, 2015, All Marriott Members Get Free Wi-Fi at Marriott Hotels but Only When They Book Directly With Marriott