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Skye Class

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Skye joined the AwardWallet team in 2019. After leaving his full-time job in 2014 to travel the world, he created his own website to make traveling a reality for everyone, no matter their financial means. He’s a big fan of reward programs for maximizing points and traveling for less. He can most often be found working diligently in a cafe somewhere in the world. So far he’s been to over 60 countries and counting.

Use the Kimpton Secret Password to Get Upgrades, Free Drinks & More

Kimpton Hotels have a funky boutique hotel brand image. One of many aspects of its charm is the Kimpton secret password or "social password" that guests can mention at check-in to get a perk, benefit, or bonus. These include items like free parking, a free breakfast, a free upgrade, etc. Here's how it works, plus the current password.

Last Call: Book Marriott Stays Using Fewer Amex Points With a 20% Transfer Bonus

American Express has a 20% bonus for transferring Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy, though it ends on November 30, 2023. With this offer, you'll get 1,200 Marriott points for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points after the 20% bonus. As we explain in the article, that's not the best deal. However, this offer may still be worth taking advantage of in some circumstances.

New Best Western Promotions: Up to 102,700 Bonus Points, $100 Gift Card, Double Points

Best Western Hotels currently has a couple of good hotel promotions for BW Rewards members. There's a targeted offer to earn 10,270 bonus points per night (max 10 nights), another new offer for a $100 gift card with a 3+ night stay, and double points at WorldHotels. Plus, Lufthansa Miles & More members can earn 2,500 bonus miles per Best Western stay in Europe. Here's a look at the current Best Western promotions and how to take advantage of them.

Use CLEAR Plus and Reserve To Skip the Security Line… In An Airport Without CLEAR Lanes

CLEAR has a new way to get through Airport security faster called CLEAR Reserve, and you don't need a CLEAR membership to use it. CLEAR Reserve is also available at select airports outside of the U.S. Toronto is the newest airport where you can make reservations. Here is what the program means for travelers, and how CLEAR Plus members can skip the line without an appointment.

Spirit Airlines Promotions: 2X Points on Flights, Up to 3K Bonus Points and 35% Off Vacations

Spirit Airlines just announced several new promotions for Free Spirit members to take advantage of for Cyber Monday, although some of the offers continue into 2024. Members can get bonus points on Spirit Vacations packages, car rentals, and upgraded Universal tickets, to name a few. And while you have time to consider your options for most deals, others end soon.

Save $50 or 13% With Travel-Related Chase Offers for Gas, Hilton Garden Inn & Chase Travel

Chase is currently offering several travel-related Chase Offers — offering potentially hundreds of dollars back on lodging, flights, travel activities, and gas purchases. You may be eligible for several Chase Offers, such as Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Carnival, Megabus,, IHG, Marriott, Chase Travel, and many more. Here's a roundup of all travel-related Chase Offers you might be targeted for.

Qatar Airways 25% Transfer Bonus From Citi ThankYou Points, HSBC and 10% Transfer Bonus From Amex

Qatar Airways is offering a 25% transfer bonus when transferring eligible bank points (including Citi and HSBC) to Avios by November 30. And now, Qatar just added a new 10% transfer bonus for Amex Membership Rewards transfers. These transfer bonuses unlock Qsuite award flights for as few as 56k Citi points! Here are the relevant details of this limited-time offer.

Iberia Plus Promotion Offers 3X Avios at NH Hotels

Iberia Plus members looking to boost their Avios this year can earn triple rewards at NH Hotels through December 31, 2023. These are two brands we haven't mentioned a lot on AwardWallet, so it's nice to see a new promotion from them. Here's how you can earn triple Avios on your hotel stays.

Expanded Hyatt Promotions Offer 2X Points in the Americas, 20% Off in Other Countries & More

World of Hyatt just rolled out several more promotions in advance of Black Friday. The newest promotions give members 2X points at hotels in North and South America or 20% off and free breakfast in other countries. Other ongoing promotions include triple Hyatt points at the reimagined Hyatt Vacation Club brand (previously Hyatt Residence Club), bonus points at new hotels, and ways to earn free night awards.

Register to Earn up to 6X Emirates Skywards Miles on IHG Stays

The promotion for those interested in earning Emirates Skywards miles with their IHG stays is back. Members can get triple Skywards miles on IHG stays booked by November 22, 2023, for stays completed before February 29, 2024. That means up to 6x Emirates miles per dollar spent! But there are conditions. Here are the details.