Category Archives: Travel Tips

Hotel Tonight Adds Loyalty Program

Via The Points Guy, Hotel Tonight has started its own rewards program, “HT Perks.”

With the Hotel Tonight app, you can book last-minute hotels and sometimes save money.  And through HT Perks, they’re offering folks even more savings.

Hotel Tonight

With Hotel Tonight’s New Loyalty Program, You Can Save Even More on Last-Minute Hotel Bookings

I’ll explain how the HT Perks rewards program works.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it.

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Hilton Hotel Category Changes: What It Means for You

Via One Mile at a Time, Hilton is making changes to its award chart, and 54 hotels will change award category as of October 12, 2016.

Depending on your travel plans, this could be good or bad news.  Because 33 locations will cost fewer points per night after the updates take effect, and 21 hotels will cost more Hilton points.

Hilton periodically switches hotels between categories, based on economic factors, room rates, amenities, and the hotel’s popularity.  So if you have Hilton award stays coming up, check out the list to see if your hotel is affected.


Planning a Leaf Tour to Upstate New York This Fall? Book Your Saratoga Hilton Award Stay After October 12, 2016, to Get a Cheaper Rate

I’ll explain what’s changing!

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25% Fewer Miles to Europe From 6 US Cities

Do you live near Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York (JFK), or Washington, DC?  The new Flying Blue Promo Awards could be a good deal for a discounted trip on KLM or Air France to Europe!

And even if you’ve never flown on KLM or Air France, you might have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a 1:1 ratio!

Plus, when you use Flying Blue Promo Awards, you’ll typically pay fewer miles or points for a round-trip flight to Europe than you would with airlines like Delta or United Airlines.

Emily London

Visit London (Like Emily Did!) and Other European Cities in December 2016 or January 2017 With Discounted Flying Blue Award Tickets From 6 US Cities

I’ll show you which dates you can travel with these discounted tickets.  And share some ideas about earning more Flying Blue miles, saving money on flights within Europe, and more!

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4 New AMEX Offers (Plus Expiring Deals!): Save at Best Western, The Washington Post, Kipling USA, & Your Cable or Satellite TV Bill

Via Running With Miles, you can get discounts on purchases you might make anyway with new AMEX Offers.  And Deals We Like reminded us there are a few good AMEX Offers expiring today, September 30, 2016!

To take advantage of these deals, just add them to your card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.  It’s an easy way to save money!


Save on Luggage at Kipling USA With a New Offer From American Express!

Sign-in to your American Express online account to see if you qualify, because sometimes these deals are targeted.

Let’s take a look at how you can save!

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“I Love Boarding a Long-Haul Flight and Knowing No One Can Reach Me for 8 to 12 Hours”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Mrs. O Around the World

Ana Silva O’Reilly is a 30-something globetrotter who finds her peace and quiet on long-haul Business Class flights to somewhere warm.  An avid traveler, Ana is also a good daughter, religiously following her mother’s motto:  “If you leave home, it has to be better,” or “I love camping, in 5-star hotels”.

Mrs O Around The World - Interview With Ana

Sunset, a Beautiful Hotel and a Cocktail. Mrs. O Does Not Ask for Much More

A city girl at heart, she moved to the quiet English countryside for love, and lives her travel dreams through her award-winning alter-ego and travel blog Mrs. O Around the World.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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