In celebration of Memorial Day, Expedia is offering folks $75 off $250+ hotel bookings through May 29, 2017. But only while supplies last.
So if you want to take advantage of the deal, I’d suggest booking sooner rather than later!
You Can Save $75 Off a $250+ Expedia Booking at Hotels Like the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Downtown Seattle
I’ll share the details and important restrictions!
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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: Your Mileage May Vary
Joe and Sharon write Your Mileage May Vary to share aspirational travel tips with readers. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Joe “Saving” Sharon at the Grand Canyon, October 2006. We Love to Do Funny Posed Pictures Like This When We Can
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
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If you’re planning a road trip, family reunion, or prefer budget-friendly hotels, there’s a great new promotion for summer travel from Best Western!
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you’ll earn a $10 Best Western travel card for each eligible night you stay at Best Western hotels from May 22, 2017, to September 4, 2017.
And the deal is even sweeter for folks with a AAA or CAA membership. They’ll earn a $20 Best Western travel card for each eligible night they stay in the same timeframe.
This is an excellent deal, because previous promotions would award a bonus based on stays, not nights. But you must register before you stay to earn a travel card.
Best Western Hotels Are Ideal for Families, Road-Trippers, and Folks on a Budget, Because Everyone Gets Free Breakfast!
I’ll explain the details and help you decide if it’s worth switching paid stays to Best Western!
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Do you collect and use IHG points? Here’s a chance to buy them for cheap!
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you’ll get a 100% bonus when you buy 5,000+ IHG points through May 19, 2017. This could save you even more than the Points & Cash trick!
I’ll Show You How to Save Big at IHG Hotels With This Promotion!
I’ll tell you about this deal!
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Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com. So I’ve asked them to share their tips on booking stays at Walt Disney World and Disneyland using free nights from hotel credit cards.
Ken and Emily: There are a few ways to save on hotels at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, like booking with points or using Citi’s 4th night free. But what about getting a truly free night?
There are hotel credit cards that offer a free hotel night each year, and some of them can be used for free nights near Disney parks!
Free Nights Are a Great Way to Get More Time at Your Favorite Disney Parks
We’ll show you cards that earn annual free nights you can use at Disney destinations!
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Lyn writes about Southwest on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has written a free guide on how to quickly and easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass. I’ve asked her to share some of the best deals on Southwest flights to help you get Big Travel with Small Money this summer.
Lyn: I love Southwest for many reasons, including the fantastic low prices they regularly offer to many of my favorite destinations like Denver, Florida, California, and New York City.
Southwest Has Great Deals – Both in Dollars and Points – to Terrific Destinations Throughout the US
I’ve compiled some of the best Southwest deals to help you stretch your points (and cash) in your summer travels.
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Good news! Via Points, Miles & Martinis, folks with the personal or business AMEX Platinum card can earn 7,500 bonus Hilton points when they stay 2+ nights at nearly any Hilton hotel.
To earn the bonus, you must register for the promotion and complete your qualifying stay by August 7, 2017. Plus, you need to pay with your AMEX Platinum card.
Pay for Your Next Hilton Stay of 2+ Nights With Your AMEX Platinum and Earn 7,500 Bonus Hilton Points
I’ll share the details of this offer. And show you how you can take advantage of this great deal.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 15,000 IHG points giveaway!
Are You the Winner of 15,000 IHG Points?
Find out who won!
Choice Hotels has released their new promotion for stays between May 11 and July 31, 2017. And it’s similar to their last promotion.
You’ll earn 8,000 Choice points after 2 stays, enough for a free night at low-category hotels. But now you can redeem those points for a $50 gift card to select merchants, like Amazon and Chili’s!
You Can Use Choice Points to Stay at Both Economical Hotels and Luxury Resorts
I’ll give you the details about this deal.
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Via Running With Miles, you can earn up to 1,000 American Airlines miles per Best Western stay through July 2, 2017.
This could be a great deal, depending on your situation! And the price of Best Western hotels along your travels.
Staying at Best Western Hotels Will Help You Reach Your Award Flight Faster!
I’ll tell you what you need to know about this promotion!
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