New (Better!) Way to Use Starwood Points to Fly United Airlines

With the new way to transfer points between Starwood and Marriott accounts, folks can get a better ratio converting Starwood points to United Airlines miles by first transferring to Marriott points.

For example, if you transfer 10,000 Starwood points directly to United Airlines, you’ll only get 5,000 United Airlines miles because there’s a 2:1 ratio.

Instead, you could convert 10,000 Starwood points to 30,000 Marriott points (1:3 ratio).  Then, transfer the Marriott points to United Airlines and you’ll get a much better deal for your points.

Transfer Starwood Points To United Airlines

Now You Can Get a Better Ratio Converting Starwood Points to United Airlines Miles!

I’ll explain the math behind the points conversion and why United Airlines miles are great for Big Travel!

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Isn’t the Airport MUCH More Fun With Really Fast Internet!

Ever been stuck in an airport without internet?  It’s the worst!  Though that’s not as bad as airports with “free” internet, which is very s-l-o-w!

Luckily, lots of airports now offer free, unlimited high-speed internet.  So you can get your social media fix or catch up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones…even while waiting at your departure gate. 😉

San Jose Airport WiFi

Free Internet Is a Great Thing! And Especially Important for Folks Who Travel a Lot.

I’ll share which airport has the best free (no watching ads or any of that nonsense to get online) Wi-Fi in my experience.  And I’ll show you other ways you can get free internet while you’re on the go.

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Great Deal! Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus Through September 30, 2016!

Need more IHG points for an upcoming stay?  Good news!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get a 100% bonus when you buy IHG points through September 30, 2016.

You can buy up to 60,000 IHG points in increments of 1,000.  And with the 100% bonus, you’ll save even more than you can using the Points & Cash trick!

But you must purchase your points online, NOT over the phone.

Great Deal Buy IHG Points With A 100 Bonus Through September 30 2016

Use IHG Points for a Stay in an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora

I’ll explain the details of the promotion and help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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4 New AMEX Offers: Save at GroundLink.com, Provenance Hotels, Chewy.com, & the Miraval Resort & Spa!

These new AMEX Offers will help you get discounts on purchases you might make anyway!

I love AMEX Offers because they’re an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of these offers, just add the deals to your card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.

4 New AMEX Offers Save At GroundLink.com Provenance Hotels Chewy.com The Miraval Resort Spa

Save on a Stay at the Luxurious Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, With an Offer From AMEX!

Here’s a look at these new deals.

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Hurry! Fly to Havana, Cuba, From San Francisco, Newark, Chicago, and More for ~$257!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from San Francisco, Washington, DC, Newark, Chicago, and Houston, to Havana, Cuba, in coach for ~$257 with Delta!

I found a flight from San Francisco on December 2, 2016, returning from Havana, Cuba, on December 9, 2016, for ~$257.  And a flight between Houston and Havana, Cuba, leaving February 5, 2017, and returning February 12, 2017, for ~$261.

This fare is valid for travel from December 2016 through April 2017, excluding Christmas and New Years.

Cheap Flights To Havana Cuba

Fly to Havana, Cuba, for Under $300 on Delta and Experience This Amazing Country Like Emily Did!

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

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