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News You Can Use – Save $100 on Hotels, Bonus Club Carlson Points, Double Southwest Points, & More!

1.   Save $100 When You Spend $350 or More on Travelocity Hotels

You can save $100 when you book a hotel stay of $350 or more on Travelocity by January 28, 2015 (tomorrow!).  Just enter promotional code “2DAY100″.

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Put a $100 Back in Your Wallet With Promotion Code “2DAY100″

To get the discount, you must stay at least 3 nights by December 31, 2015.  You will NOT get the discount on Travelocity’s  “Top Secret Hotels.”

There is a looong list of hotels that aren’t included such as Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  So this deal may not work for everyone.

Be sure to compare Travelocity’s prices with other sites like Expedia to be sure you’re really saving!

2.   Earn 10,000 Bonus Points per Night at Certain Radisson Hotels

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Hotel Hustle Is a Better Way to Search for Hotel Award Nights!

I’ve written about using Award Mapper to search for award nights at different chain hotels all at the same time.  It’s a great time-saver!

But now there’s a smarter award night search tool.

Hotel Hustle will show you:

  • Chain hotels in a specified city (map or list view)
  • Number of points required for an award night
  • Available award rooms for specific dates
  • Paid cost of the room (for comparison)
  • Value (cents per point and if it’s a good deal overall)

And if an award night isn’t available, you can set up alerts.  If the room you want becomes available with points, Hotel Hustle will email you to let you know!

Hotel Hustle Is A Better Way To Search For Hotel Award Nights

Hotel Hustle Searches for Available Award Nights, Compares Cost of a Paid Room, and Lets You Set up Alerts

I love new travel tools that help save time and aggravation!

How Does It Work?

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~$29 Round-Trip Dubai to Manila & Other Cheap Philippine Flights (Ends Tomorrow or When Sold Out)!

SecretFlying reports you can fly round-trip between Manila and Dubai on Cebu Pacific for ~$29.

This is NOT a mistake fare.  It’s advertised openly on the Cebu Pacific website.  Book by January 28, 2015, for travel between June 15, 2015, and December 10, 2015.  Or until seats last.

So I don’t know how long this sale will be available!

And Cebu Pacific has other international destinations on sale too!

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You Could Grab a Cheap Ticket With Cebu Pacific’s Fare Sale

Even though the sale is advertised as 1 Philippine peso each way, taxes and fees bump the cost up to ~$29 round trip.

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Can You Book a Friend Using the Club Carlson Free Award Night?

Million Mile Secrets reader Bill emails:

Love your blog, thanks for all the points you’ve helped me get!

I have a little Club Carlson tip for you in case you didn’t already know.

I just made a 2 night reservation (using points from my Club Carlson account) for a friend, so the guest name is not my name.  As a result of the guest name not matching my Club Carlson account name (or not matching my Club Carlson Visa name), the 2nd night was NOT free like it usually is.  So I called Club Carlson and the rep kindly fixed the reservation so the 2nd night would be free.

So it is possible to get the 2nd night free when booking Club Carlson with points for a friend, you just have to call Carlson and ask for it.

This is an interesting tip!  One of the best perks of the Club Carlson Premier Rewards card is the free night when you book 2 or more consecutive award nights.  On a 2-night stay, it’s like getting the room for half the number of points!

Can You Book A Friend Using The Club Carlson Free Award Night

Club Carlson Visa Cardholders Get Their Last Night Free on Award Stays of 2 Nights or More

But according to the terms and conditions, the Club Carlson Visa cardholder must be traveling to get the free award night!

So did Bill just get lucky?

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You Can Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Korean Air Again

I wrote last month that Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfers to Korean Air would return some time in January 2015.

Chase has now confirmed that you’ll be able to transfer points to Korean Air again, starting January 25, 2015.

That’s great news for folks who book award tickets on Korean Air, or like using their miles for travel on partner airlines like Delta.

You Can Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Korean Air Again

You’ll Be Able to Transfer Chase Points to Korean Air Again Starting January 25, 2015

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