Category Archives: IHG

Act Fast! Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly coach round-trip from lots of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, Portland, and Tucson, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, KLM, Air France, United Airlines, and more!

I found a flight from Los Angeles to London departing November 11, 2017, and returning November 20, 2017, for ~$459.

And a flight leaving Phoenix on January 17, 2018, and returning from Madrid on January 31, 2018, for ~$385!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through February 2018.

Cheap Flights To Europe

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened a world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

Making Moms Paris Dreams Come True Part 1 Introduction Planning

I Had a Great Time Traveling With My Mom to Europe!

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

My mom, Connie:   Emily asked me if I would like to visit Paris. I said, “Oh yes, of course!” but did not realize that it would be a dream come true.  I was excited beyond measure, me going to Paris and with my daughter.  It just could not get any better.  Paris?  Really?  The food, the shopping, the sites to see truly was a dream come true.

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Register Your IHG Account for New Spring Promotion and Earn Bonus Points

Here’s another new hotel promotion to sign-up for today!

With IHG’s Spring Bonus promotion, you’ll earn bonus IHG points when you register, then book direct and stay 2 nights from April 16, 2017, to May 15, 2017.  Each IHG member (free to join) will get their own customized offer.

Plus, if you pay for your stay with the Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, you’ll earn an additional 5,000 IHG points.  That’s enough for a free night at IHG PointBreaks hotels.

IHG Spring Promotion 2017

Have IHG Stays Coming Up? Be Sure to Register for Their Latest Promotion to Earn Bonus Points!

I’ll share the details!

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Daily Getaways 2017 Preview! Save on Rental Cars, Hotels, Amusement Parks, & More

A few weeks ago, I told you about the upcoming Daily Getaways promotion.

Via One Mile at a Time, we now have a preview of what to expect from the 2017 Daily Getaways!  You’ll have the chance to save on hotels, car rentals, amusement parks, and more!

Daily Getaways is a 5 week long promotion offered every year by the US Travel Association.  And they’ve released a preview of the first 2 weeks.

Daily Getaways Preview 2017

Daily Getaways Can Sell Out Quickly, So Take a Look to See If Any Interest You Before They Sell Out

I’ll share what we know about the deals, and let you know if they’re worth it.

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“We Aren’t Just About Doing Disney for ‘Cheap.’ We Talk About How to Save on Deluxe Stays”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Mouse Hacking

Ken writes Mouse Hacking to help travelers maximize the value of their travel (particularly to Disney) within their budget.  You can follow him on Twitter, too!

Mouse Hacking

Pirate Night on the Disney Dream

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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One of These (Many!) Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights

Yesterday I told you about a few targeted spending bonuses that were being offered on various Barclaycard cards, like the Arrival Plus and JetBlue Plus cards.

And now, folks have reported receiving offers on other cards too!  Including cards issued by Chase, like the Chase IHG and Chase Hyatt card.  And a different (but great!) offer on the Barclaycard JetBlue Plus card.

So it’s worth checking your email, spam, and snail mail to see if you qualify for any of these deals.

Most of these offers are 2nd quarter promotions, so the spending requirement will likely run from April 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017.  And most of the offers require activating your card, but there are a few exceptions!

Targeted Bonus Spending Offers

The 10,000 JetBlue Points You Can Earn With One of These Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll share more about these targeted offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you.

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You Actually Can Book Many Disney World Resorts With Points

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 Walt Disney World hotels with Chase Ultimate Rewards points!

Ken and Emily:   If you’re a Disney fan, you know their amazing parks and experiences keep travelers coming back!  Many folks who visit Walt Disney World don’t consider using miles and points to offset the hotel cost of their trip, because most Disney resorts don’t belong to a loyalty program.

More seasoned travelers know they can book the on-site Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin using Starwood points.   But did you know you can book other Disney resorts with flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards?

You Actually Can Book Many Disney World Resorts With Points

If You Stay at a Disney Resort, You Can Use Extra Magic Hours to Visit the Parks Before the Crowds!

I’ll show you how to book Walt Disney World resorts with Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

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Easy Way to Rack-Up Thousands of Bonus Delta Miles

Looking for more ways to earn Delta miles?  Good news!

Via Rene’s Points, through June 30, 2017, you can earn 1,000 bonus Delta miles for each new Delta partner you earn miles with.  Including partners like hotels, car rental agencies, shopping, dining, and more!

A “new” partner is considered one that you haven’t earned Delta miles with since March 24, 2016.  And you must register for the deal to qualify.

Delta Promotion

Never Used Delta’s SkyMiles Dining Program? Sign-Up With This Deal and You’ll Earn an Extra 1,000 Delta Miles After Your First Purchase at a Qualifying Restaurant!

I’ll share the details of this promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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“If It Seems Like a Good Deal, Jump On It. If You Wait to See If It Worked for Others, It Will Expire”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Discounts & Deals 4 Military

Bobby started Discounts & Deals 4 Military to highlight discounts and easy ways to save money that is unique to military members.  You can also find him on Facebook!

Discounts Deals 4 Military

Trip Back Home to Oregon

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Best Cards to Use at Amazon in 2017

If you prefer online shopping like I do, you likely make lots of purchases at Amazon.

If so, there are many excellent credit cards to use, which earn miles toward travel or cash back.

And some cards have bonus perks, like Citi Price Rewind, which refunds your money when prices go down on certain items you’ve bought!

Best Credit Cards To Use At Amazon

Mazzy and Emily Don’t Want You to Miss Earning Extra Miles or Cash Back When You Shop at Amazon

I’ll share 6 of the best credit cards to use at Amazon!

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