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1.   Last Chance to Win up to $400 in Hyatt Gift Cards

One Mile at a Time wants to know what topics you’d like to see covered during the next Frequent Flyer University in Dallas.

Just answer the following questions in the comments section of his post by February 13, 2015, (today) at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time:

  • Have you attended a Frequent Traveler University in the past?
  • If Yes, what topics have you most enjoyed learning about?
  • If No, what topics would you most like to learn about or discuss at a FTU?

Update:   I see some folks are responding here.  Again, this contest is happening at One Mile at a Time.   So please post your responses there for a chance to win!

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1 “Lucky” 😉 Winner Will Receive a $400 Hyatt Gift Card and Another Will Win a $100 Hyatt Gift Card

I hope you win!

2.   Another Great Deal From Club Carlson (Ends Today!)

You can save 25% when you book select Club Carlson hotels in the US, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean, by tonight at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time.  Your stay must be completed by February 28, 2015, to get the discount.

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Save 25% on Your Stay at the Radisson Hotel Barra in Rio de Janeiro With Code “LMD25OFF” and You Can Stack This Offer With Other Great Deals!

Similar to the 30% off sale from last week, you can also earn a lot of Club Carlson points for your discounted stay!  That’s because you should be able to combine this deal with the Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K Promotion.

Plus you’ll earn regular points from the stay, and 10X points, if you pay with the Club Carlson Premier Rewards card.  Cardholders will also get their last night free when they stay 2 nights or more!

Check the full list of participating hotels to see if there’s 1 that fits into your travel plans.

3.   New Benefits for Hyatt Diamond Members

Hyatt will be adding new perks for Diamond members including:

  • Family & Friends Enjoy Your Perks – Book a free night for them and they will get in-hotel benefits such as club access and free breakfast, starting March 1, 2015.
  • 2 Free United Airlines Club Passes – Each year you’ll 2 free day passes to United Airlines clubs, starting March 1, 2015.
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With Your United Airlines Club Pass You Can Enjoy Free Drinks, Snacks, and Wi-Fi While You Wait for Your Flight
  • Faster Wi-Fi – Higher internet speeds (where available), Starting February 14, 2015 (tomorrow).

I’m happy to see benefits being added to a rewards program!

4.   Some Southwest Award Flights Will Soon Cost More

Via Mommy Points, Southwest is making some changes starting April 17, 2015, and they aren’t for the better.

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Certain Southwest Flights Will Soon Cost You More Points!

Unfortunately, we don’t know which flights are going to cost more or how much more!  I’ll let you know as soon as we get more details!

5.   Earn Bonus Miles on Marriott Stays

You can earn 2,500 airline miles (up to 50,000 miles) for every 2nd stay at Marriott hotels.  Register by March 31, 2015, and complete your stays by April 30, 2015.

Note:  To register for this promotion, go into your account profile and make sure your earning preference is set to miles.

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You Would Have to Complete 40 Stays to Earn the Full 50,000 Miles With This Promotion

I’d rather earn 50,000 Marriott points or more the easy way, by signing-up for a card such as Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card or Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card.

You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points you earn with the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold, and Chase Ink Plus to Marriott.

That said, this might be a nice bonus for folks who already have plans for 2 or more stays at Marriott hotels.

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No, I have not attended the Frequent Traveler University. If I would attend, I would want to learn how to effectively plan international travel with minimal credit card inqury? How to re-apply credit cards with reasonable time line?

@lewis free night when redeem gold points. I get confuse b/w the two also but look at the benefits from apply the card above show the infos. Hope that help.

Does the Club Carlson “last night free when you stay multiple nights” deal apply to paid nights or only when you’re redeeming miles?

1. No.

2. Topics I’d like to learn about:

— a primer on accumulating and consolidating airline miles to one carrier.

— how frequent travelers organize and keep track of spending and accumulating points.

1/ No, I have not

2/N/a

3. Credit cards inquiry and if we can avoid it and how to use award.

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