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Jason: Monday will be a good day to use your IHG points, apply for an Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, or renew your Amazon Prime Membership!
1. IHG 50% Off Reward Nights Sale for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean!
If you’re looking for a way to get the most of out your IHG points then Monday, April 30, 2018, is the day you want to mark on your calendars. At 12 pm Eastern Time, the new PointBreaks list will be live. And while the promotion isn’t what it used to be, it’s still a great way to get much more value from your IHG points than you normally could.
Also beginning on Monday, IHG is discounting award nights by 50% at select hotels in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean! The sale starts April 30, 2018, at 8 pm Eastern Time and ends on May 7, 2018, at 11 am Eastern Time. The deal is valid for stays from May 1 to June 30, 2018.
This is a great way to essentially double the value of your IHG points. And there are some nice hotels on this list. Once the sale is live, you can book the cheaper award nights through the hotel’s website below.
Here are the hotels where you can book the discounted awards:
- Crowne Plaza® Villahermosa
- Holiday Inn™ Campeche
- Holiday Inn™ Huatulco
- Holiday Inn™ Mérida
- Holiday Inn™ Tuxpan
- Holiday Inn™ Tuxtla Gutiérrez
- Holiday Inn™ Veracruz Boca del Río
- Holiday Inn™ Veracruz Centro Histórico
- Holiday Inn Resort® Ixtapa All-Inclusive
- Holiday Inn Resort® Los Cabos All Inclusive
- Holiday Inn Resort™ Mazatlán
- Holiday Inn Express® Cabo San Lucas
- Holiday Inn Express™ Manzanillo
- Holiday Inn Express™ Oaxaca Centro Histórico
- Holiday Inn Express™ Puerto Vallarta
- Holiday Inn Express™ Tuxpan
- Holiday Inn Express™ Tuxtla Gutiérrez La Marimba
- Holiday Inn Express™ Veracruz Boca del Río
- Hotel Indigo™ Veracruz Boca del Río
- InterContinental Presidente™ Cancún Resort
- InterContinental Presidente™ Cozumel Resort Spa
- InterContinental Presidente™ Mérida
- Crowne Plaza® Panamá
- Crowne Plaza® Panama Airport
- Holiday Inn Express™ Panama Distrito Financiero
- Holiday Inn® Panama Canal
- InterContinental® Miramar Panamá
2. Chase Ink Business Preferred 100,000 Point Bonus During Small Business Week (In-Branch Only)!
If you’re plan on applying for the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, next week is the time to do it. During National Small Business Week (April 29 to May 5, 2018), Chase is increasing the sign-up bonus to 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of card membership.
The other benefits look to be exactly the same as the current public offer.
The only problem is it looks like this offer will only be available if you apply in person at a Chase branch. So if there aren’t any Chase locations in your area, you’re out of luck.
You can read our review for more details about benefits that come with the card.
3. Southwest Has Announced Where They’re Flying to in Hawaii!
We’ve been slowly getting more details on Southwest’s planned service to the Aloha state. And we now know which airports they will be flying to! Service should start later this year (2018) or early in 2019.
They will be flying to:
- Honolulu (Oahu)
- Kahului (Maui)
- Kona (Big Island)
- Lihue (Kauai)
This is great news, especially for those folks with the Southwest Companion Pass! Southwest hasn’t announced where they will be flying from, but California looks like it will be at least one of the departure states.
4. Amazon Is Increasing the Price of Amazon Prime!
Link: Amazon Prime
If you’re considering an Amazon Prime membership, the cost is about to increase!
Folks who sign-up for Amazon Prime after May 11, 2018, will pay $119 for annual membership instead of the current rate of $99 per year. And if you’re currently an Amazon Prime member, you have until June 16, 2018, to renew your membership for only $99.
Lots of us on the Million Mile Secrets team pay for Amazon Prime because it comes with great benefits, like free 2-day shipping on items sold by Amazon (which are a LOT of things!), unlimited movies and TV shows from their collection, unlimited music streaming, etc.